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Heya all, I want to join the club.. I have the Sennheiser HD280 Pros.. While on the subject, what do you all recommend for a good but somewhat affordable headphone amp?
What is your budget? Portable or desktop? Affordable is subjective to most everyone.
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post #2622 of 37652
I have a sticky of affordable amps.
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post #2623 of 37652
I don't know if you guys are still updating that list, but I now have an Ultrasone HFI-700 and have sold the SR225. I also have had a Bose TriPort for about three or four years, but I didn't say so earlier.

I am in love with my HFI-700.
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I forgot to post this over the weekend, but the SR225 is here. The stock sound signature without burn-in right now is frighteningly similar to my burnt-in SR60 with the taped-modded bowl pads, and the soundstage right now is wider, but only to the sides, I guess you can't get much more forward than the SR60. I'm looking forward to getting it burnt in and my Zhaolu D2.5c should be here next week as well!
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post #2625 of 37652
Let the 225 burn-in, and then use a song you are quite familiar with to test between both pairs (using same source and all other dependent variables). Pick out specific parts of the music to compare, such as small cymbal hits on the high-hat, etc.

You'll be able to tell the differences much more easily if you know exactly what you're listening for.

In my experience, the 225 is far superior in bass and transparency, especially the latter.
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post #2626 of 37652
I can definitely feel more bass impact on the 225, especially with the taped bowl pads, but it isn't as tight as I like them, but burn in and the D2.5c should solve that problem. I hope that highs open up a little more after burn in as well. As of right now it doesn't sound anymore resolving than the SR60, but that's probably a combination of the line-out on the X-Meridian isn't too up to snuff and once again the burn in. I am quite impressed with the 225 already, it is superior the the SR60 in soundstage (a little bit) and bass without burn in.

Why can't these things burn in quicker!
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Got some Skullcandy Smokin' Buds here
 
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i have a logitech headset
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post #2629 of 37652
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I have a sticky of affordable amps.
I can't seem to find it.
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What is your budget? Portable or desktop? Affordable is subjective to most everyone.
It's primary use will be on the desktop, however if a portable would work well then that's fine as well. As for price, considering I only paid $100 for my headphones, I'd say something like $50 would be a good place to start.
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I can't seem to find it.
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...p-roundup.html
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