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I am able to pay with Paypal on the site so I think I'm going to go ahead and order it.

If for some reason it doesn't show up, Paypal will refund the money. Wish me luck.
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If you do end up receiving it, you won't be disappointed. I was very pleased with the detail and clarity.
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If you do end up receiving it, you won't be disappointed. I was very pleased with the detail and clarity.
Aww hell.

Having demo'd one myself ... and considering (and Namrac agrees) that it's a mighty decent USB DAC ... I just can't (maybe) resist dropping the very agreeable 120 dollars to offload my Elite Pro ...

Truly.

My experience with the EMU 0404, all three weeks of it, clearly found it far superior to my X-fi Elite Pro in regards to straight up music listening. Much more transparent, much more detailed and true.

In comparison, the X-fi just seemed "blurred around the edges" or something. (and still does, since it's my main listening machine at the moment).

My past jibes aside ... I do still like the X-fi for my DVD movie watching; love the mode switcher!

...

But still ... regarding the possible RE-purchase of an EMU 0404 USb...

There's just nothing worse than having a headphone/hi-fi addiction while having 400 bucks sitting in one's paypal account. (!!!!)



...

BTW ...

Since it involves decent music and all ...

Thought I'd go ahead and repost a mention from the Insomniac's thread (may it LIVE LONG!):

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A lot of beers went into the making of that video.

    
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I tried A/Bing between my E-Mu and the X-Fi XM, and was kind of appalled at how much better the 0404 sounds. It's in the same sort of price bracket as the X-Fi range, but it's just miles better. Sold my X-Fi shortly after the A/Bing
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Could this be the start of something special??



One thing that struck me initially about these, is the gauge of the wire, it's pretty damn thick!

So far so good, just need to find me some new ear pads now, and then i'm set.
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Could this be the start of something special??
Yes .

Congrats on a rock-solid entry into the hobby.

You may want to replace the current "comfy" pads with a pair of Grado Bowls.
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SR-60 Pads

or

SR-80+ Pads

What are the pros and cons with these. Will the SR80 Pads fit on my 60's ?

Never ever thought i'd see myself spending £20 on two pieces of foam before.

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What are the pros and cons with these. Will the SR80 Pads fit on my 60's ?

Never ever thought i'd see myself spending £20 on two pieces of foam before.
The link you provided to the SR-80 pads look very strange. True Grado Bowls are made of a much denser foam and are clearly shaped, while the ones pictured in your link appear to be soft and misshaped.

The link I provided to ttvj.com does ship internationally, and I can guarantee that they are true Grado Bowls.

I'm not exactly rehearsed in the differences between bowls and comfies since I have not tried the latter. What I can determine simply from design:

1) Comfies will have a slight muddiness to the sound because they rest your ears closer to the driver and sit a layer of foam directly over the driver.

2) Comfort is subjective. For example, Grado Flats are supposed to be more comfortable than Bowls, but I disagree with this myself.

3) Bowls will rest your ears farther from the driver, creating a larger soundstage and more clarity/detail within the music.

In my opinion, Bowls were intended to be the reference set of pads for all Grado's. There is a reason that they are packaged with the 80, 125, 225, 325i, RS-1, and RS-2.
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The link you provided to the SR-80 pads look very strange. True Grado Bowls are made of a much denser foam and are clearly shaped, while the ones pictured in your link appear to be soft and misshaped.

The link I provided to ttvj.com does ship internationally, and I can guarantee that they are true Grado Bowls.

I'm not exactly rehearsed in the differences between bowls and comfies since I have not tried the latter. What I can determine simply from design:

1) Comfies will have a slight muddiness to the sound because they rest your ears closer to the driver and sit a layer of foam directly over the driver.

2) Comfort is subjective. For example, Grado Flats are supposed to be more comfortable than Bowls, but I disagree with this myself.

3) Bowls will rest your ears farther from the driver, creating a larger soundstage and more clarity/detail within the music.

In my opinion, Bowls were intended to be the reference set of pads for all Grado's. There is a reason that they are packaged with the 80, 125, 225, 325i, RS-1, and RS-2.
BIGBOWLS!


But yes, bowls are probably your best option, and you might even save some coin since the USD is so weak right now.

Edit: S1rrah, just buy it already. You know you want to.
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