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This picture was taken about 13 months ago:





This picture was taken 5 minutes ago:





Neither pair is the same one I started out with, but I find it ironic how my headphone choices went pretty much full circle.
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are you going to re-cable the k81's again?
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post #6563 of 37770
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aura View Post
This picture was taken about 13 months ago:





This picture was taken 5 minutes ago:





Neither pair is the same one I started out with, but I find it ironic how my headphone choices went pretty much full circle.

Oh but it has been a wonderful and expensive circle hasn't it?
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Just got my Alessandro/Grado MS1's today, and they're beautiful. Paired up with my PA2V2 amp, this thing sounds crystal clear.

I really do prefer the open design over closed (A700's), everything sounds much lighter and better. I do have to mention that the MS1's are only good for my classical/rock/pop collection of music, as the bass doesn't quite do the trick with my electronica/rap music. Ah well, you can't get everything you want - I'll be getting some HD600's for my all-around home use system in the near future.

Thanks guys for getting me into this, audio has essentially killed the need to for me to upgrade my computer, and has created a new past-time for me. The only reason I have a desktop being built is so that I can use a modified X-FI Xtrememusic with my headphones =)
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Just got my Alessandro/Grado MS1's today, and they're beautiful. Paired up with my PA2V2 amp, this thing sounds crystal clear.

I really do prefer the open design over closed (A700's), everything sounds much lighter and better. I do have to mention that the MS1's are only good for my classical/rock/pop collection of music, as the bass doesn't quite do the trick with my electronica/rap music. Ah well, you can't get everything you want - I'll be getting some HD600's for my all-around home use system in the near future.

Thanks guys for getting me into this, audio has essentially killed the need to for me to upgrade my computer, and has created a new past-time for me. The only reason I have a desktop being built is so that I can use a modified X-FI Xtrememusic with my headphones =)
Congrats on the new purchase . I'd love to hear your impressions once you've listened to them a bit longer.

I feel exactly the same way about this hobby. I hardly ever game anymore which has me strongly considering parting out my rig and just using my macbook. The money could be used to fund more audio purchases .

In other news, Crackclocker was nice enough to mail me a 1/4" to mini headphone adapter but what I received was a conspicuously light envelope with a hole in it and no traces of an adapter . Thanks for the effort Crackclocker, but it just wasn't in the cards apparently. The man strikes again I guess.

Fortunately, my amp will be here on Monday. The folks at Pacific Valve mistakenly listed the Mingda as in stock when it was not, so I had to opt for an alternative or wait a few weeks till they got more. Impatient as I am, I began looking at reviews for alternatives, and conversing with folks whose opinions I respect (our very own Aura being one of them) in order to make a decision. I settled on this lovely piece of machinery and I don't think I'll be disappointed .

Here's a review on head-fi:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/rev...preamp-411118/

There's also a handful of impression of it given in this Chicago meet thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/ch...ession-414548/

Hopefully, Justin ships my pico soon so I'll be able to enjoy my new toys together .
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are you going to re-cable the k81's again?
Not sure yet. If I decide to recable, I'll do it myself to keep this headphone as budget-oriented as possible. Admittedly this pair does not have near the bass impact as my first one did, the difference must lie within the cable change.

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Oh but it has been a wonderful and expensive circle hasn't it?
Indeed .

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wankerfx View Post
Thanks guys for getting me into this, audio has essentially killed the need to for me to upgrade my computer, and has created a new past-time for me. The only reason I have a desktop being built is so that I can use a modified X-FI Xtrememusic with my headphones =)
I haven't spent a dime on my pc in nearly a year and a half . Also, your amp is enroute, I'll pm you with details tonight.

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Fortunately, my amp will be here on Monday. The folks at Pacific Valve mistakenly listed the Mingda as in stock when it was not, so I had to opt for an alternative or wait a few weeks till they got more. Impatient as I am, I began looking at reviews for alternatives, and conversing with folks whose opinions I respect (our very own Aura being one of them) in order to make a decision. I settled on this lovely piece of machinery and I don't think I'll be disappointed .

Hopefully, Justin ships my pico soon so I'll be able to enjoy my new toys together .
Hope you enjoy the amp, it's actually about $150 cheaper than I thought it was for some reason. At that price, it has a lot of value.

I'd say for under a grand, your DAC + amp is very very good. Enjoy.
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I have some old Kenwood KPM 410's that are retired, now I use my Sennheiser HD 201's
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A pair of each: Sennheiser HD 555, 205 and 201s.

I also have a pair of Creative Fata1ity gaming headphones.
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look what i found
http://cgi.ebay.com/AKG-K501-Audioph...QQcmdZViewItem
someone jump on those... i would but no money in paypall.
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look what i found
http://cgi.ebay.com/AKG-K501-Audioph...QQcmdZViewItem
someone jump on those... i would but no money in paypall.
Wow. Those are the prettiest AKG cans I've ever seen. So sexy. Anyone know what they sound like?

    
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