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Got some Beyerdynamic 880's in that I'm trading for my D2000's. Sound okay with my soundcard, surprisingly, but I think I am going to get a Meier Audio Cantate.2 Amp/DAC. Meier amps are supposed to go really well with Beyers. I've read 880s really like tube amps, but also that SS is better if you like bass, buut also that Meiers go well with Beyers (even the 880s). Soooo, I'm really excited, except for my bank account. I've only had my Denon's through my soundcard, can't wait to hear some good headphones through an amp and dac.
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Hey, sign me up too! I got Plantronics Audio 370.
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I picked up those sennheiser hd-580s today. They were sold to me with the hd-600 grills and the 650 cable. Unfortunately I had to rma my xonar late last week so I'm listening with onboard sound atm which is a bit of a bummer.

I ordered an x-fi forte that I'll compare with the xonar when I get it back to see which I like better. Another thing that's somewhat unfortunate is that the termination on the 650 cable (1/4 inch) obviously won't fit into the back of a sound card. I'm assuming I can pick an adapter from somewhere so I'll look into that.

I'll be sure to post pics and impressions once I get everything sorted.
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I picked up those sennheiser hd-580s today. They were sold to me with the hd-600 grills and the 650 cable. Unfortunately I had to rma my xonar late last week so I'm listening with onboard sound atm which is a bit of a bummer.

I ordered an x-fi forte that I'll compare with the xonar when I get it back to see which I like better. Another thing that's somewhat unfortunate is that the termination on the 650 cable (1/4 inch) obviously won't fit into the back of a sound card. I'm assuming I can pick an adapter from somewhere so I'll look into that.

I'll be sure to post pics and impressions once I get everything sorted.
you can get an adapter, but just get an amp instead.
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Does anyone know of any good Linux media players? Rhythmbox doesn't exactly have everything I seek... especially an equalizer.

I was thinking about Foobar2k in Wine, but first I'd like to hear some suggestions.
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Does anyone know of any good Linux media players? Rhythmbox doesn't exactly have everything I seek... especially an equalizer.

I was thinking about Foobar2k in Wine, but first I'd like to hear some suggestions.
A friend of mine who is obsessed with Linux has mentioned Amarok in the past.
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Here is an article, granted it's old and the players are all better. I've used Amarok and Audcaious and liked them both.

http://www.linux.com/articles/53118
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you can get an adapter, but just get an amp instead.
The forte has an integrated headphone amp. I'm not sure how good it is, considering it's in a $130 card, but it's worth grabbing an adapter and taking a listen before splurging on an external amp.

I've got a forte coming in the mail as well. Hope it turns out to be a good card!
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Amarok gets my vote. Its my favorite player on any platform, actually.
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Amarok gets my vote. Its my favorite player on any platform, actually.
I agree, I love it. I wish they could hurry up and get it running on windows .
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