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Yeah, there's a lot of headphones I want, but for the last 4 months or so I haven't had time to spend hours just listening to music like I used to so I can't justify keeping so many pairs around. There's a few pairs I'll keep for work, and a few I'll keep for myself but that's it.

I've actually been using speakers for gaming lately anyway. My ref .5's throw a pretty good soundstage paired with my Prelude it really isn't that bad. Not to the level that headphones can bring, but I've been playing games less and more for fun than to try to be competitive anyway.

Last night I did plug my a700's into my iPod/Tomahawk and listen to some Artemis though... Made me think maybe I want to keep a pair of ATH's around.

My plan is to drop down to just a couple pairs of headphones. I'll eventually get another pair of Grados, probably RS1's, keep my HD580's, although I have considered giving the 650's another try.

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Well, I recieved my AD700s just a bit ago. They're... interesting. I've gotten used to closed headphones, having exclusively used my beyers for a few months now, and it's a bit frustrating being able to hear my typing and fans and such again. Oh well, I'll get used to it.

They're certainly a different animal than the DT770s. They've got next to no clamping force, just sort of gently resting on my head. It was an odd fit at first, since they feel like they're just going to slip off my head, but they seem to hold on all right.

They're also much, much different sound wise. Instead of warm and thick like the beyers, they're very quick, and somewhat bright. Highs are sparkly, and I've noticed a bit of sibilance every once in a while, which is getting on my nerves a little bit.

Bass is snappy and punchy, but has no where near the extension or impact the DT770s do, which is of course to be expected. They don't seem to handle quick, heavy music too well - Caliban sounded harsh and frankly unpleasant. However, some of my lighter, piano-and-vocals centered music (The Fray, Snow Patrol, some Jazz, as well as Flogging Molly, which doesn't really fit as well with the rest, but still...) sounds excellent. Soundstage is wide and throws things out to each side nicely, but they still remain forward... it's an odd feeling, demonstrated here by my expert illustration.



One issue though, is build quality. They really feel very light and flimsy, and seem easily breakable, especially compared to the built-like-a-friggin-safe DT770s. They bend easily and kinda creak when I adjust them on my head.

They are brighter and more mids/treble focused than I'm accustomed to, so I'll undoubtedly have to spend more time with them so I can more fully appreciate their qualities. At the moment, I'm reasonably happy with them. Not extremely so, but hopefully they'll grow on me.
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<3 picture.

Methinks the 600 ohmer is going to make these seem a bit incompetent, but I can never be sure of these things .
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Whooo, my Zero DAC Amp came in

I can understand why people complain about the bass on the D2000's now... I can seriously feel the things vibrating on my head somewhat during bass sounds


Oh, and Namrac, I'd try the HFI-780's. Only $195ish off Buy.com. Best bass I've heard yet, and it's wonderfully organic on the vocals. The treble is a bit exaggerated, which for these cans I'd say has an overall good effect. Very active and lively. Sibilance/harshness at very high volumes, though. It might go away after extensive (200hr+) burn in, though. Not very comfortable, though
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Whooo, my Zero DAC Amp came in

I can understand why people complain about the bass on the D2000's now... I can seriously feel the things vibrating on my head somewhat during bass sounds


Oh, and Namrac, I'd try the HFI-780's. Only $195ish off Buy.com. Best bass I've heard yet, and it's wonderfully organic on the vocals. The treble is a bit exaggerated, which for these cans I'd say has an overall good effect. Very active and lively. Sibilance/harshness at very high volumes, though. It might go away after extensive (200hr+) burn in, though. Not very comfortable, though
...I wasn't asking for suggestions...


and I hate the S-Logic thing. Makes everything sound unnatural and just... not good.
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Hmm... I'm seriously debating (again!!) the trade of my ER6 / RP-21 combo for ER4s. Darn this hobby!
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Hmm... I'm seriously debating (again!!) the trade of my ER6 / RP-21 combo for ER4s. Darn this hobby!
Tell me about it!

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I had to go spend 700 bucks on new computer gear to break my audio spending pattern. Just was losing control.

Trade off is that the computer gear is something which I can produce with and it also forces me to enjoy what I've got for six more months or so; also have to hold off on any further audio purchases (if I can hold off that long!).

My main desire at this point is a top notch USB DAC. May get another EMU 0404 or I may also drop 3 bills on a Paradisea that's for sale at Head-fi ... I just don't know if the Paradisea warrants the expense over the much cheaper EMU.

    
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Due to an unfortunate incident with shipping something to Legend, I may be ridding myself of the AD700s more quickly than I imagined... =/ Unless I start liking them a lot more than I do now, they'll probably be gone within a week or two.
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Still tripping on Black Mountain. My RS1's keep making me return to them.

This band's worth spending a lot of money on:

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That's a rather subdued and hypnotic bit but rest you assured ... they're capable of some of the most tube driven LeS PaUl licks imaginable. (I'm just a sucker for the sensitive stuff so here I am posting proof of such leanings)

Once I hit the jackpot, I'm going to buy all their CD's.

For now, I'm content with their 200kbps-or-so MP3's from MP3Fiesta.com.

    
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Ok i've narrowed down my choices to these 2 AKG 701 or Grado sr225's there's a $50 price diff between them but i wanna know what u guys think.
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