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I am very impressed with the Minibox-e+, and it is so much smaller than I thought it was going to be! The portable setup isn't as clean as my desktop rig, but that's to be expected. The gain control is convenient as well. Bass boost is very good, about a ~5dba increase around 30hz IIRC, still keeps the bass nice and tight. It really makes the SR225 sing. Soundstage is wide, not as wide as the VHP-2, but still makes the Grado sound bigger. I was surprised at how good the instrument separation is as well, it handled some of my most complex stuff with no problems. At $179 this little amp is a steal.



With the bass boost off, synergy is good with the D2000, with bass boost on, it makes the SR225 sing. The only downside is that it doesn't drive the HD600 as well as a desktop amp, of course.



Picture of my desktop setup. This has become my main rig for classical, I really haven't used the SR225 with the VHP-2 very much, the synergy is slightly better with the built-in headamp on the Zhaolu, at the cost of resolution.
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Hmm took a screen shot of my Headphones + Amp

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/DSCN0035.jpg

I hope you meant a picture and not a screenshot
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I haven't listened to the SR225 on my desktop for a couple of days, and I just got back to them a few minutes ago. I first thought about how uncomfortable they are compared to the D2000 and HD600, and then when I fired up the music I thought about how much better electric guitars sound on the SR225 than the other two.
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I hope you meant a picture and not a screenshot
Lol yes picture lol!
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Nammy wants an ESI Juli@. Now.
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Nammy wants an ESI Juli@. Now.
s1rrah's seriously thinking about the ESI X46 XL:

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I've actually been watching for an official shipping/release date for a few months now but it seems to be perpetually in development.
    
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I've actually been watching for an official shipping/release date for a few months now but it seems to be perpetually in development.

sirrah, do you amp your SE530's, at all, and if so, with a portable amp? if so, with what?
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Nammy wants an ESI Juli@. Now.
I agree with that sentiment. Perhaps if my receiver ever sells...
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The balanced output is what intrigues me most, and really it's not all that expensive...
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