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post #3091 of 38150
Some of the best advice I was ever given is that when you feel in your gut the answer to the decision your about to make, sleep on the decision. You might end up making the same choice later - or you might save major hassle.

It wasn't applied to headphones originally, but I think it works here.
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post #3092 of 38150
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oh, and I thought you told me you were going to save up?...
As a certain friend at Head-fi so eloquently put it once ...

"This is sickness."



And I am saving again. Now that I've dropped four bills on the Paradisea.

Only now I'm saving for an amp.

Should have enough in a month or so.

Sticking with solid state.

May investigate a Headamp GS-1 or the like depending on what sorts of deals I can find.

I'm open to suggestions too, friend ... shoot me some winner solid states in the 5 to 600 dollar range.
    
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post #3093 of 38150
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but how can i say no to s/pdif, midi, xlr and 1/8 and 1/4 inch?
be great for recordings, i have heard mixed thoughts on it, but for the most part people are very happy with the 0404, what do others think?
Just to chime in with a second vote ...

The 0404 is hands down, far and away better sounding than any X-fi (including the Elite Pro, which I own).

Hugely more transparent.

Smoother and more natural bass.

Better soundstage.

It really is that much better.

The occasional comment about it sounding 'cold' is not that accurate in my opinion.

'Analytical,' yes. But not really cold.

It's a surprisingly detailed DAC for the money.

If your also interested in recording music. Then 200 bucks is a no brainer for the EMU 0404 USB.
    
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
As a certain friend at Head-fi so eloquently put it once ...

"This is sickness."



And I am saving again. Now that I've dropped four bills on the Paradisea.

Only now I'm saving for an amp.

Should have enough in a month or so.

Sticking with solid state.

May investigate a Headamp GS-1 or the like depending on what sorts of deals I can find.

I'm open to suggestions too, friend ... shoot me some winner solid states in the 5 to 600 dollar range.
the DIY bug has bitten me!

You might want to look into the PA2v2 or the M3. Both can be found from time to time used on head-fi if you don't want to build one yourself.
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post #3095 of 38150
So I decided to let logic take its course, and at present time the logical choice is for me to grab the D2000's that I was offered. Here's my thought-process:

- The recable that has been done to them actually costs more than the headphone itself, and ultimately I save about $80 immediately.

- I was careless with that D5000 purchase. The only distinct advantage that D5's have over D2's (at stock for both) is the cable. With this cable my D2's should give me the same extended treble that is superior on the D5. Not to mention that a woody makes a lot more sense on D2's...

- I currently cannot afford DX1000's and would not be able to for at least the next month/month and a half.

- If all goes as expected, the resale value on these D2's is going to be in the $500 range. This would allow me to generate a large portion of the money needed for the DX.

So here is my next pair of headphones *dear god everyone knock on wood right now * -



And yes, I believe this is the exact pair that I'm receiving. Alex from APS archives pics of nearly every headphone he works on.

Best wishes all.
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So I decided to let logic take its course, and at present time the logical choice is for me to grab the D2000's that I was offered. Here's my thought-process:

- The recable that has been done to them actually costs more than the headphone itself, and ultimately I save about $80 immediately.

- I was careless with that D5000 purchase. The only distinct advantage that D5's have over D2's (at stock for both) is the cable. With this cable my D2's should give me the same extended treble that is superior on the D5. Not to mention that a woody makes a lot more sense on D2's...

- I currently cannot afford DX1000's and would not be able to for at least the next month/month and a half.

- If all goes as expected, the resale value on these D2's is going to be in the $500 range. This would allow me to generate a large portion of the money needed for the DX.

So here is my next pair of headphones *dear god everyone knock on wood right now * -



And yes, I believe this is the exact pair that I'm receiving. Alex from APS archives pics of nearly every headphone he works on.

Best wishes all.
Throw logic to the wind.

It's high fi after all.



...

Congrads.

Hope they sing for you.

Post some proper comments once you get some time with them.

    
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post #3097 of 38150
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Throw logic to the wind.

It's high fi after all.



...

Congrads.

Hope they sing for you.

Post some proper comments once you get some time with them.

Congrats on the DAC. Should eat the MD-10 for breakfast methinks .
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Congrats on the DAC. Should eat the MD-10 for breakfast methinks .
The Musiland MD-10 is a seriously good DAC for the money.

Just didn't work with my Grados.

That said ...

Everything I've read online about the Paradisea equates to warm, full, lush and rich.

So I'm expecting it to work better with my RS1's than the Musiland did. Yes.

Will have some thoughts this weekend.

    
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I'll join in with the Creative Aurvana DJ.
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creative makes headphones?
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