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Wow those are NICE. Pls update my headphones to Steelsound 5H V2 USB
post #432 of 38343
In my humble opinion the SR80's are worth the price increase over the SR60's. The 125's are safe to skip and go straight to the 225's. skip on the 325i's.

My local Grado dealer has up through the 125's on display and everything above in the back room.
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who sells grados?
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Try HeadRoom - www.headphone.com

They carry Senn, Beyer, AKG, Grado, and Shure (plus some others).
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post #435 of 38343
Just inherited an old amp and reciever from my grandma, which is actually providing some pretty good amplification for my HD555s. =D Can't wait to hook it up through my sound card, it's sounding pretty good with some old CDs through the CD player.
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I am thinking of going tube for the preamp...I need some retro time once a day.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
Just inherited an old amp and reciever from my grandma, which is actually providing some pretty good amplification for my HD555s. =D Can't wait to hook it up through my sound card, it's sound pretty good with some old CDs through the CD player.
How old?

Often times the headphone circuits on vintage receivers and integrateds were just the main amp circuit with a ton of resistors thrown into the signal path.
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I just nabbed this little tuber off eBay moments ago...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

For $160 delivered I thought it was worth a shot.
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Speaking of tube amps...

It's a right shame we can't get someone to port this into a set of headphones:

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There's just nothing like the sound of a Marshall half stack in full, hot smoking bloom.

Talk about warmth/fuzz.

Do any headphone amp providers use the same sorts of tubes that are found in Marshall Amps?

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post #440 of 38343
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
How old?

Often times the headphone circuits on vintage receivers and integrateds were just the main amp circuit with a ton of resistors thrown into the signal path.
'80s. Kenwood A-51. Nothing super fancy, but it's got a decent sound to it. =D
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