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post #631 of 38154
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Soloz, your can's arrived today. They sound pretty nice, my grandad will like them. Cheers.

Grado's really are quite forward cans aren't they?
that they are, and those ones are more neutral to boot!
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They are also comfier than I anticipated which should be good for him as well.
    
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My A500s just arrived and it's needless to say that they're mai waifu!

They're extremely comfortable. Unlike my old headphones, they wrap around the entire ear without touching it, so keeping them on for a long time doesn't hurt.

On another note, I noticed how bad my onboard sound is. When at 100% volume, I hear a lot of noise.
I'm sitting at 60% to eliminate it... a sound card is my next purchase :3
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post #634 of 38154
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My A500s just arrived and it's needless to say that they're mai waifu!

They're extremely comfortable. Unlike my old headphones, they wrap around the entire ear without touching it, so keeping them on for a long time doesn't hurt.

On another note, I noticed how bad my onboard sound is. When at 100% volume, I hear a lot of noise.
I'm sitting at 60% to eliminate it... a sound card is my next purchase :3
Glad you like them. I wouldn't mind picking up a pair msyelf.

Lol, I'm there with you on a good pair of headphones showing you how much on-board sound sucks. I'm looking lu****lly at a Prelude right now..

EDIT: filtering lust.fully, FTW!
    
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I'm unpacking it now...gotta hunt down my old Tascam mixing board..that's where all the cables and stuff are...

Pics in a bit
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What do the "Tubes" do for sound quality? I have done a lot of reading on amps but I feel like im still far from comfortable with my level of knowledge.

To power my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Headphones would the C&C Box+ for 104 plus s/h be a good bet, or should I try to contact Mister X for a mini3?
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post #637 of 38154
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What do the "Tubes" do for sound quality? I have done a lot of reading on amps but I feel like im still far from comfortable with my level of knowledge.

To power my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Headphones would the C&C Box+ for 104 plus s/h be a good bet, or should I try to contact Mister X for a mini3?
tubes are different from solid state, which is what most amps are. Tubes have more distortion and have other slight disadvantages to ss, but they provide a warmth to music that ss just can't touch. When implemented correctly you can have a tube design with very little distortion and lots of detail and warmth.

I'd say the mini3 is a better overall amp and it is worth the extra $25. Contact MisterX and tell him I referred you to him.
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What do the "Tubes" do for sound quality? I have done a lot of reading on amps but I feel like im still far from comfortable with my level of knowledge.

To power my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Headphones would the C&C Box+ for 104 plus s/h be a good bet, or should I try to contact Mister X for a mini3?
Tubes add a bit of warmth to the sound. It also seems to make the sound "bigger" to me (if that makes sense). Really hard to explain, you'd have to listen to one.

I prefer the warm sound of a tube amp over what I've heard of solid-states, which seem to sound a little too crisp for me.
    
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Soloz, what do you think of the
Graham Slee's Solo "green" Headphone Amp which I can get for £245? I've heard its pretty good, modable and that thats a good deal for it. Plus british

Edit: It is the pre-release 2008 model, featuring a new discrete output buffer, distortion reducing tweaks, and a different grounding arrangement. Made on the 2007 PCB with modifications hard wired by Graham himself
    
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post #640 of 38154
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Soloz, what do you think of the
Graham Slee's Solo "green" Headphone Amp which I can get for £245? I've heard its pretty good, modable and that thats a good deal for it. Plus british

Edit: It is the pre-release 2008 model, featuring a new discrete output buffer, distortion reducing tweaks, and a different grounding arrangement. Made on the 2007 PCB with modifications hard wired by Graham himself
I saw that. I haven't heard one, but I don't think it would be a bad way to spend your money... although for that much you could also get a nice tube amp. Have I mentioned that I really like tubes?
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