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Gracias friend .

Btw, Phantom of the Opera makes me crave for K701, D2000/5000, etc. The 225's do their best, but I need to hear this cd on a better-suited pair.
Same for Orff's Carmina Burana and Holst's The Planets. The Beyers try, they really do, but it's just not their thing.
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What's he driving the HD650 with? I'm trying to find something for the HD600 that's getting here soon, and I've basically narrowed it down to the Gilmore Lite or the CIaudio VHP-2, but I think anything good enough for the HD650 would be good enough for the HD600, if not overkill.

Aura -- I like the avatar, the headphones really stand out, but what are they?
Sony R10s.
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What's he driving the HD650 with?
The 400 dollar Headroom amp. "Micro" or something like that ...
    
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Aura -- I like the avatar, the headphones really stand out, but what are they?
The Sony R10. I am so damn fortunate to have listened to them, based on their rarity, value, and the way they sound (which imo is worth every penny). Some/many would argue that it is the best pair of dynamic headphones ever created.
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What's he driving the HD650 with? I'm trying to find something for the HD600 that's getting here soon, and I've basically narrowed it down to the Gilmore Lite or the CIaudio VHP-2, but I think anything good enough for the HD650 would be good enough for the HD600, if not overkill.

Aura -- I like the avatar, the headphones really stand out, but what are they?
I've used my Hd580's with lots and lots of amps they're essentially the same as HD600's. (I upgraded my grill and have a 'special' IC on them )

You want (I'd say need, but some people will argue this point) tubes. There's just something about the magic of tubes that make Senns sing. I've used $100-$1.8k amps with my HD580's and honestly the best bang/buck amp I've found is the Millet Max, followed by the original Millet hybrid with diamond buffers.
You can build a max yourself for a little over $200 stock, or with some nice boutique components for a little under $300. To pay someone to build one you're probably looking at $300-450 depending on configuration. The build I'm planning for my next (and personal) will have over $300 in parts, but it will be a fully functional pre-amp as well as a headphone amp and have a stepped volume pot, black gates, silver wiring, cardas RCA jacks, etc.
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The Millet Hybrid has tubes for the input stage and solid state for output right? That does sound like something I'd be interested in.
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The Millet Hybrid has tubes for the input stage and solid state for output right? That does sound like something I'd be interested in.
yeah, the tubes are in the gain stage with a fully discrete output stage in either diamond buffer or mosfet flavors
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Just an FYI.

I know many of you are listening to music many hours of any given day ...

I know you like certain tracks/releases for certain reasons.

And now their is a (Official!) thread for you to wax poetic and otherwise reflect on your own particular musical listening obsessions.

The more comments the better.



...

*Official* Music That PWNS (and why!) Thread!(tm)

...

You may not have anything to add initially ...

But as you listen.

As you realize you SO love whatever it is that you happen to be listening too ... then at that moment, please remember to post some pics/thoughts in this new thread.

Afterall ...

The music is why we spend all this money, no?



I've posted a few starter mentions to get things going ...

(thanks to Transonic for bestowing the *official* status to things)

    
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I just ordered some Denon C551's. Can't wait until they get here. Think they will sound better than my junk Sennheiser HD 212Pro's? I would hope so, even though its kinda apples to oranges. They'll definitely blow my junk earbuds away though. I'll be getting the Denon D2k's eventually.
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I picked up a set of these:

JVC FX-66 earbud's.

34.95+tax is a steal. I just wanted to get some headphones to jog with and I remembered reading about JVC earbuds in the club thread a few months ago. These have exceeded my expectations. The sound isolation is great and they are very comfortable. In addition to working out with them daily, I fully expect these to be a standard travel accessory from now on.

Bravo JVC!
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