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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
if it's the cable that can be fixed with a drop in replacement. You can get an OEM one from SennUSA or an aftermarket one from... well I only know of one boutique cable company that makes them...
lol soloz2,

na i totalled the driver casing on the left side and damaged the internal jack.
It's cool though got a new pair today, just started my 90 hour break in,
oh the joy.
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Under 200?

Two very different cans come to mind as some of the best in that price range:

1. Sennheiser HD580's: Fantastic headphones, great bass impact and soundstage; basically, HD600's with different grills. I'd have to say they are probably the best sub 200 dollar headphone you could ever find if you want tight and ample bass while also sounding good with just about all other types of music. I had mine for about a month and listened extensively. The main thing that comes to mind is that they were generally good sounding with all types of music. You'll need a decent amp to drive them adequately.


2. Grado SR225's: For rock and chamber music, I'd take these over the HD580's; there's just not another headphone I know of that can compare to the Grado's detail and on-stage like presence. The HD580's will set you about 15 rows back in the audience whereas the Grado SR225's will have you sitting on stage with the performers. It really is that dramatic of a difference and between the Senns and the Grados it's just a matter of preference and listening material. The 225's are not as capable as the HD580's in the bass department, but the Grados nonetheless are better in the departments of detail, midrange and the way they DEMAND that you take part in the performance. Some folks have problems with the high frequencies, which can get painful if you listen too loud. Very easy to drive, an amp is gravy but not at all necessary.

...

Those are the two I'd be considering ...

EDIT: I mention these as sub $200 dollar headphones only because you can find them used for under 200 dollars. The Grados sell new for more than that but the deals are out there if you look. Also, the HD580's can be found new for 160ish if you dig around.

Thanks alot man, I'll be ordering the Grado SR-225's, I'll post a review and pics when I do .
    
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Thanks alot man, I'll be ordering the Grado SR-225's, I'll post a review and pics when I do .
You'll love them. I sure do love mine .

Looking forward to impressions!
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Thanks alot man, I'll be ordering the Grado SR-225's, I'll post a review and pics when I do .
Looking forward to your thoughts on them.

(as an aside): I've been listening to 1970's garage/stoner rock bands on my RS1's for, literally, about six hours now ... all the while A/B comparing with my Shure SE530's ... and, I just have to confess ...

Even though the Shure's make a strong showing ... they simply can't compete with the Grado's when it comes to reproducing rock music played through tube amps (think, Orange(tm), Marshall(tm), etc.). The fuzz, warm tone of such recordings is just perfect for the Grados.

Hope you like them.

    
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I seek solitude and rest here in the headphone club. People are getting a little carried away with Creative's recent actions, agreed?
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I seek solitude and rest here in the headphone club. People are getting a little carried away with Creative's recent actions, agreed?
It's being blown out of proportion, certainly.


But sound cards suck anyway. External DACs ftw.
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But sound cards suck anyway. External DACs ftw.
QFT, as painful as it may be for some.
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It's being blown out of proportion, certainly.


But sound cards suck anyway. External DACs ftw.
Agreed on the Creative thing.

I might be going the way of the DAC soon.

Is the USB 0404 the best price/performance DAC out there?
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Agreed on the Creative thing.

I might be going the way of the DAC soon.

Is the USB 0404 the best price/performance DAC out there?
It's up there certainly. Another good candidate would be the iBasso D1 or D2, but they run around $200 last I checked (and that might be a used price as well).

The only issue with the E-MU is that you may have trouble finding it on sale, apparently retailers have stopped gouging the price of it. Then again, you're still in the process of considering DAC's, so you have time .
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Yeah, the price just recently got jacked up to $200, before it was well below $150.
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