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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.
TBO when i owned my ATH-A700's i loved them for gaming. music wise the bass was tight, but there was not enough of it, and the headphones signature sound was just.. boring. and overall, the build quality felt dinky, but apparently online people say these things can last. the A900's are suppose to be leaps and bounds better but the price range usually makes them intangible. i'd say pick it up, because they dont a real signature sound [i.e. the DT770's and bass] but they're excellent all around and aparently had much more bass than my old A700s. you can ALWAYS resell them at head-fi for about 180$+ if you end up hating them.
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TBO when i owned my ATH-A700's i loved them for gaming. music wise the bass was tight, but there was not enough of it, and the headphones signature sound was just.. boring. and overall, the build quality felt dinky, but apparently online people say these things can last. the A900's are suppose to be leaps and bounds better but the price range usually makes them intangible. i'd say pick it up, because they dont a real signature sound [i.e. the DT770's and bass] but they're excellent all around and aparently had much more bass than my old A700s. you can ALWAYS resell them at head-fi for about 180$+ if you end up hating them.
I agree - they seem to be exactly what you're looking for, Schubie, and since you can easily get your money back out if you don't like them for whatever reason I would definitely hop on it.
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I was messing around today and doing a little comparison testing between audio setups. I started rolling the various tubes that came with my LD MKIII and I can't believe how terrible the stock MKIII tubes are.

The upgraded Russian 6H6N-V and 6CQ6 3920 tubes are leaps and bounds above the stock. To be perfectly honest, I'm not even sure I'd like the synergy, much less the amp, if it weren't for the upgraded tubes.

Now onto the tube hunt.
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So I just got home... picked up the new iPhone 3G this morning
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So I just got home... picked up the new iPhone 3G this morning
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So I just got home... picked up the new iPhone 3G this morning
What a coincidence - I grabbed a new phone today as well (albeit an HTC Touch).
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Unfortunately ... my power cord curiousity has got the best of me again this evening.



Just ordered one of these to demo for 30 days:

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Audio Arts Power 1 w/ Furtech Plugs



Here's some reading.

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I was so blown away by the difference the Zu Birth made that I can't now control my urge to hear other cords.

Also, I'm hugely impressed with the Audio Arts IC-3 interconnects I use with my rig and so hope to be equally impressed with their power cord.

If I dig it, I keep it.

If not. It goes back to the folks at Audio Arts (a DHLabs collaborative effort)

    
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s1rrah... my buddy is back from vacation now and we hope to get started in our little experiment
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what experiment would that be?
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what experiment would that be?
I'm hoping to enlist the help of a couple others in a DIY power cable experiment
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