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have you gone to your local Marantz dealer? I paid $200 at a brick and morter store and walked out with it in hand.
Not yet. It looks like that one may be going for $188.


These Pro-ject Debut III's are pretty sexy.




    
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yeah, but it just wouldn't match my wood/ glass theme


oh and redwood is sexah!
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BLARGH!

http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....abl&1218141425

Watched that one get sold. I swear, all the best deals are when I'm between paychecks.
    
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Check my sig guys..anyone interested?
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Paradisea DAC came in today.

Stoke!

I'll post some pics/thoughts after I've had a moment to listen.

    
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Paradisea DAC came in today.

Stoke!

I'll post some pics/thoughts after I've had a moment to listen.

Looking forward to the results!
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My HD580s also came in today. =D uploading pics now, then off to give them some serious listening.

Pics, as promised =D


What could this package I found sitting on my porch be?


Darn, lost another one to grado. (My paypal uses my first name, not the name I go by, so that explains the "Matt".)







Very preliminary assessment: They're comfy and the cable sucks. A couple scratches and scuffs on the paint on the headband, but other than that in fine condition. A good buy for $154 shipped. Now, to listen to them...
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HD600 grills and 650 recable!
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not to be left out.... I got a package today too! I didn't take any pics though... I'll be back!

I received a package from Percy Audio today... Sorry no pics of the little box it came in. But opening it revealed 100' spool of teflon and exactly 14 caps. The total came to $114 and change.

That's 4 Blackgates for my Max.... at a little over $50
10 Blackgates for Alien DAC's & iMod docks at about $25

ouch!
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Ok, been listening for over to an hour, and the more I listen to, the more I like. Here's the raw notes I took while listening, plus some comments on the songs and why I chose them for testing.

U2 - New year's Day
excellent sound stage and imaging
smooth, impactful bass
high highs, without harshness

New Year's Day is my favorite U2 song. It covers a wide range of the sound spectrum, as well as using a lot of instruments, both electronic and not.

Nine Inch Nails - 3 - Ghosts I
bass goes very deep, excellent impact, but tight and controlled
details not previously heard

The bassiest song in NIN's instrumental collection "Ghosts I-IV", was always great fun with my DT770s, and the HD580s held up surprisingly well in comparison. There's not as much quantity, but it's tighter and more textured, and has an airier, more natural feel to it.

Carl Orff - O Fortuna
instruments + details not heard before
reaches very high and very low, energetic and smooth

Really my ultimate test track. It's a brilliant, intricate, and epic classical piece, and the middle section is exceptionally quiet, with the singing almost at a whisper and the instruments being played as lightly as can be. However, the HD580s had no trouble presenting this in an accurate and engaging fashion, picking out details and instruments I wasn't even aware of before.

Muse - Hysteria
Does Matthew Bellamy's voice well - breathy, high, light
easier to distinguish between instruments and electronic effects

Muse is a strange band with a strange singer. Matthew Bellamy cares not for strong, belting lines, instead singing in a high, breathy way, that is very hard to reproduce without sibilance. I've never had a headphone that can do it perfectly, HD580 included, but this is definitely the best I've heard. I hear every breath he takes, and even swallowing and the sound of him opening his mouth to sing.

Alexisonfire - Boiled Frogs (mp3)
maybe not quite fast enough
however, fairly upfront, not as laid back as expected
slight sibilance (due to mp3?)

The first heavy, faster stuff I threw at my new cans, and they handled it better than expected. Sennheisers are renown for their laid back, slow, "last row at the concert" presentation, but I did not find these to be the case. They were certainly not what I would call forward, but they were not so far back as to make hardcore boring. They struggled a bit to keep up, but nothing terrible.

As I Lay Dying - Within Destruction
Natural, energetic, "alive"
excellent imaging/placement
maintains bass impact, looses bloat
airier and lighter (good or bad?)

One of my fastest/heaviest tracks - it's an assault on your ears, with extremely heavy riffs, and slamming drums, all with Tim Lambesis screaming his heart out. It's heavy, harsh, and extremely energetic. The HD580s present the drums the best that I've heard yet - they lose a lot of the bloat that I've heard previously, but keep the impact and energy. However, they're airier, and lighter. Not sure whether I like it or not.


Overall impressions
- Not forgiving at all - I need to get busy moving everything to FLAC, because there's definitely a difference. FLAC is not only wider, deeper, and more transparent, but mp3s have harsh highs not present in my lossless files.

- Better with male vocals. Female vocals sound good, male vocals sound bloody brilliant. It's amazing what a good singing voice can do to a song.

- It does better with some instruments than others, but electric guitar, fiddle, snare drums, acoustic guitar, flutes and woodwinds are all especially excellent.


Definitely the best headphones I've owned so far. Everything has the airy feeling I've wanted, there's no congestion or closed-off-ness. All ranges of the sound spectrum are presented fairly evenly, but the upper bass and lower mids are especially sweet sounding. Everything is distinctly seperate, but flows together nicely.


I'm very, very happy, and look forward to investing more into making them even better. (Recable, HD600 grilles so they don't look so '80s, and eventually an amp worthy of them )
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