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Although I've never heard it, I'm considering the keces as a dac because I've read nothing but good things about them after reading countless reviews.

Shouldn't be too long now before I have enough cash to make my dream a reality and become a contributing member to the ocn headphones club as opposed to someone who just lurks in an attempt to glean valuable information.
I can't comment on the 131, but the Keces DA-151 and the E-MU 0404 are very, very close to one another in overall quality. I didn't get a preferable amount of time to compare, but from what I did notice the Keces' treble was more pronounced, making it the brighter option and the 0404 a bit darker in comparison. For flat-out value, the 0404 is still king with pc/digital audio rigs (imo, of course).

We'd be happy to have you in the group . Don't be a stranger, friend.

Also, I might add that Head-Fi is a haven for conspiracies and conspiracy theories. This member supports this company, this amp-builder hates this other amp-builder, etc. Whether or not anything we hear through the grapevine is true, I think its best to accept that some things will not change, and niche companies trying to gain an advantage by deploying an advocate is something that I cannot blame them for trying, as unethical as it might be.
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In other news, I've been in the process of identifying the components of my first headphone setup. My intention is to run a keces 151 or an emu 0404 to a SOHA with JISBOS buffers to either a dt880 or a senn hd600.

I've heard both headphones through a zero dac and the emu with a gilmore lite (+ dps)as the amp and thoroughly enjoyed both. The decision to go with the SOHA was made after conversing with a guy on headfi about quality budget amps. The idea is to pay someone to make it for me but I want to make myself knowledgeable about the parts I should invest in before I do.

Although I've never heard it, I'm considering the keces as a dac because I've read nothing but good things about them after reading countless reviews.

Shouldn't be too long now before I have enough cash to make my dream a reality and become a contributing member to the ocn headphones club as opposed to someone who just lurks in an attempt to glean valuable information.

p.s. Happy Fathers Day
I considered the DT880 for a brief period when I was looking for new headphones. I ended up deciding against it. They are supposedly very very detailed and transparent, kinda bright as well. In fact people say that they have so much detail you might get annoyed from hearing very single artifact in the recording all the time. The HD600 is very resolving, but a little more forgiving than the DT880. Just my
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Razer Piranha...Wickedjuggla
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I'm in just bought razer HP-1 headphones
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Originally Posted by Aura View Post
Also, I might add that Head-Fi is a haven for conspiracies and conspiracy theories. This member supports this company, this amp-builder hates this other amp-builder, etc. Whether or not anything we hear through the grapevine is true, I think its best to accept that some things will not change, and niche companies trying to gain an advantage by deploying an advocate is something that I cannot blame them for trying, as unethical as it might be.
That, my friend ... was a very well chosen and accurate set of words.

Hat's off to you.

So true.

I'd sig portions of it had I the room, but .. alas .. I have not such room.





(PS . been listening to my new DAC for most of this blessed weekend and am loving it. Currently .. I'm listening to some creepy good alt-country/folk stuff from a guy named Dayna Kurtz ...

Can't wait to load up some new output caps and try some different OPAMPS in it!)

...

Curses upon the oaf who got me hooked on this audiophile poser $h1te!

...

    
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Not that I don't respect your opinion, but would you care to expound on the reasoning behind that decision. Any advice I could get regarding the matter would be greatly appreciated.
do a bit of research. When the SOHA first came out I read u pon it thinking about building one and the general consensus was that a Millet was better.
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Is there still open enrollment?

I have a pair of Grado SR60 w/quartered HD414 pads and now thanks to the newly discovered pad selection guide they are now reveresed (thanks Aura)
they are now powered by my newly built Cmoy amp. Fun project, I'm looking forward to building others (Millet and a Gainclone)
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Is there still open enrollment?

I have a pair of Grado SR60 w/quartered HD414 pads and now thanks to the newly discovered pad selection guide they are now reveresed (thanks Aura)
they are now powered by my newly built Cmoy amp. Fun project, I'm looking forward to building others (Millet and a Gainclone)
You are very welcome, and it makes me happy to know that the guide is helping others . Also, the club is always willing and eager to add members. Welcome to the group.

Joel - thanks as always friend. I try to annotate with an unbiased/neutral perspective whenever possible. Alas, there are certain things in life which I cannot help but choose a side on, such as sports .

Should be getting my D2000 sometime this afternoon. Today is a good day.
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How expensive, and complicated, would a Mighty Midget or Starving Student amp be? I may look into building one, with the help of my roommate, once I get some new cans.
    
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How expensive, and complicated, would a Mighty Midget or Starving Student amp be?
a Starving Student (i'm thinking of building this one too) should cost around $30, not including Tubes, case, and shipping cost.
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