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Seconded. I tried and failed to sway him not to sell his Stax off in a day (less than a day?) and spend some time away from his other cans.

People are going to do what people want to do.
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Well, STAX was a mistake for me right now. I can't travel europe for two years lugging around big headphones, a dedicated amp etc... but it was my fault for even getting them when I knew for a fact... I just fell into Z-reviews trap who said they were godlike and all other headphones bow for before them... I wanted to experience that, and I got greedy. my fault and I will lose money re-selling them, but thats life I learned my lesson... t90s really same reason I had to sell... they scratch so easily on the cups... no way you can travel with them. I'm happy with my fidelio x2/shp-9500/pioneer se-a1000 and schiit fulla for now. probably just taking the fidelio x2 to europe though, t20rp are lovely in bass, but i need soundstage for gaming and fidelio x2 has everything.
    
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http://www.pcgamer.com/30-great-pc-gaming-sound-effects/

hey guys, 30 songs on soundcloud unique gaming sound effects there... be neat to test with various headphones. article just released today... enjoy I know I will ^^
    
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Well, STAX was a mistake for me right now. I can't travel europe for two years lugging around big headphones, a dedicated amp etc... but it was my fault for even getting them when I knew for a fact... I just fell into Z-reviews trap who said they were godlike and all other headphones bow for before them... I wanted to experience that, and I got greedy. my fault and I will lose money re-selling them, but thats life I learned my lesson... t90s really same reason I had to sell... they scratch so easily on the cups... no way you can travel with them. I'm happy with my fidelio x2/shp-9500/pioneer se-a1000 and schiit fulla for now. probably just taking the fidelio x2 to europe though, t20rp are lovely in bass, but i need soundstage for gaming and fidelio x2 has everything.

True, and by the time you get over there, the dollar is going to be about the same as the pound and the dollar is already strong against the euro.

So buying your headphones over there and bringing them back here might not be a half bad idea. Customs might freak out, so I would do a bit of research.
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True, and by the time you get over there, the dollar is going to be about the same as the pound and the dollar is already strong against the euro.

So buying your headphones over there and bringing them back here might not be a half bad idea. Customs might freak out, so I would do a bit of research.

no no you misunderstand, I'm taking my fidelio x2 with me and then when i graduate from school and get back from europe, since i have a masters by then i should be able to land a decent job and get my first "out on my own" apartment and live my life finally... and thats when im going to buy my new headphone setup/ultimate pc build... and hopefully 2 years from now OLED monitors are a thing and decently priced... biggrin.gif
    
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True, and by the time you get over there, the dollar is going to be about the same as the pound and the dollar is already strong against the euro.

So buying your headphones over there and bringing them back here might not be a half bad idea. Customs might freak out, so I would do a bit of research.
Import duties are 5% or so according to the tariff database.
https://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff_current.asp

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no no you misunderstand, I'm taking my fidelio x2 with me and then when i graduate from school and get back from europe, since i have a masters by then i should be able to land a decent job and get my first "out on my own" apartment and live my life finally... and thats when im going to buy my new headphone setup/ultimate pc build... and hopefully 2 years from now OLED monitors are a thing and decently priced... biggrin.gif
None of the manufacturers seem to be making any real attempts to release OLED monitors to normal consumers. Samsung is releasing high end OLED TVs and Dell has that wildly priced monitor, are there any others?
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@shardnax

only company that makes good OLED is LG, Samsung pulled out of the market already because LG has a copyright on WHITE OLEDS with filters, samsung had ot use green, red, blue or w.e OLED's and they are all organic matter and blues die off eventually faster than the others... (burn in on samsung phones occurs etc)

so really its just a matter of LG decides to get into the monitor gaming scene, and to my current knowledge they haven't even done that really with 144hz models... hopefully someday though. /shrug
    
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Until there are comparable models at comparable prices I'm not too worried about it. I won't be switching monitors until my XB270HU goes out tongue.gif.
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@Tjj226 Angel there's a Jolida JD9 phono stage on SBAF for $350 that might interest you (for your TT setup).
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@Tjj226 Angel there's a Jolida JD9 phono stage on SBAF for $350 that might interest you (for your TT setup).

Thanks for keeping me in mind.

Right now, I do not spin vinyl. I had a cheaper vintage one for fun, and it died, soooo meh.

Once I get myself and my mom settled in out west and get some halfway decent jobs going, I will be looking at comissioning my friend to build a preamp with a phono stage.

He made one for a different friend, and it sounds scary good. We directly compared it to some other very high end audio gear (and I think you know which company I am talking about and how much they cost) and his phono stage absolutely crushed everything else.

The very last thing I might add to my setup is a proper reel to reel. I had a fairly good one, and I think I killed one of the ICs.

I dunno though. Depending on the preamp and what TT I end up getting, I might not need a reel to reel. I might also need to worry about things like step up transformers and what not. Fun fun fun.

Once I get my own place, then I will begin work on my speakers which will probably be some sort of field coil horn setup.
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