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post #3921 of 38095
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I really don't know much about headphone amps, not sure what I would need. What are the differences between tubes and solid state? I've also never done any electrical work which includes building an amp so I wouldn't call myself a DIYer.
for any DIY you should be able to read a circuit diagram/schematic. there are fairly simple builds that give you step by step directions where you can get by w/o knowing a whole lot, but the starving student isn't exactly that. It's point to point so you have to be able to read the schematic and replicate it in real life using components. I would say a Max would likely be an easier build.

Tubes are the way to go, for a good amp look for a used singlepower, millet hybrid max or something similar.
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What gets me through my days:



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It is a keeper for sure .
Time for a recable.

Those look mighty fine on your head sir. I agree with Jacob though, someone forgot to shave.
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What's wrong with a bit of stubble now and again? I myself never clean shave, always got a bit of rough to scratch my itches on

Oh and headphones, lush.
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What's wrong with a bit of stubble now and again? I myself never clean shave, always got a bit of rough to scratch my itches on

Oh and headphones, lush.
What saddens me is that all of you are getting your audio goodies,
and I'm still stuck with only my C551K's until my SE530's come back
home from iraq. i've spent far to much money on a new desk chair/laptop.

So if anyone see's any dirt cheap DT770's, 100-130$ range hit me up, otherwise I think I'm just gonna go buy some HD-212's or 202's. :[
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SO, i think i'm going to settle on some low end cans for now, at least until my girlfriend flys back to college.

I wanna spend under 70$. i was thinking the HD212s, seeing as these will be for gaming. And I want bass. BASSSSSS. what do you guys think!?

they're 50$ on amazon, 60$ at my local B&M, so i might pick these up on the way home.
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My Mullards finally came! Burning them in now.


It's normal to have occasional pops and clicks when burning in tubes, right?
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My Mullards finally came! Burning them in now.


It's normal to have occasional pops and clicks when burning in tubes, right?
Good to hear, no pun intended.

As for the cracks and pops, take the tubes out and rub the legs with a bit of alcohol and see if that helps.
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My Mullards finally came! Burning them in now.


It's normal to have occasional pops and clicks when burning in tubes, right?
I believe so - my (albeit much cheaper) 1J96s did the same thing for an hour or so.
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Yeah, they popped for maybe the first five minutes, then settled down.

And they probably weren't THAT much cheaper, mine were like $8-9 a pop. (nine british pounds for the pair)
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gah, i was stuck on buying a dac for my birthday, until i found
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...nes?sku=244508

i wanted a nice pair of closed headphones for around ~150, and i know these usually run closer to 200-240

what should i do? i mean i can always save up for a dac or attempt a DIY dac like the opus, and if it would be worth it to go above the 300 dollar mark i could always put some money aside for that and save for a while.
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