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Haha, I saw that and thought the same thing. I'm thinking I need to go cheaper though for the time being, but it hasn't stopped my fingers from opening up firefox and going to audiogon to see if it's still available . The emu-0404 I have will be going back to my friend at the end of the week so I really need to make a source decision soon. I'm terribly indecisive when it comes to stuff like this.
Parasound D/AC 1100/1600, Sonic Frontiers TransDAC....

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Parasound D/AC 1100/1600, Sonic Frontiers TransDAC....

I was perusing agon/head-fi/ebay for a deal all morning, and the leading contenders around the amount I want to spend are a ci audio vda-1 vac-1 combo for $300 shipped and a scott nixon tube dac + 3xac psu combo for $350 shipped.

They both strike me as remarkable deals given their condition. I've sent pms to both sellers but I'm still looking in the mean time. I'm terribly impatient and I'd like to have something here by the time the emu has to go.
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I'm terribly impatient and I'd like to have something here by the time the emu has to go.
I know the feeling . That sort of scratches out my recommendation on the more vintage dac's, but I still highly recommend them given that they were built on a level comparable to today's multi-thousand dollar DAC's.

My Parasound eats Benchmark DAC1's for breakfast.
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post #6904 of 38132
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I know the feeling . That sort of scratches out my recommendation on the more vintage dac's, but I still highly recommend them given that they were built on a level comparable to today's multi-thousand dollar DAC's.

My Parasound eats Benchmark DAC1's for breakfast.
I've heard/read nothing but good things about the parasound units. I've also read that they've been bought for as low as $250 so I'll definitely be on the lookout for one.

I stumbled across head-case.org for the first time to day and I lmao at the automatic pm I got from Grawk upon registering. I'm sure it would turn some people off, but it just made me say to myself "Man, this place is ****ing awesome."
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post #6905 of 38132
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I've heard/read nothing but good things about the parasound units. I've also read that they've been bought for as low as $250 so I'll definitely be on the lookout for one.

I stumbled across head-case.org for the first time to day and I lmao at the automatic pm I got from Grawk upon registering. I'm sure it would turn some people off, but it just made me say to myself "Man, this place is ****ing awesome."
Excellent . I know you've been through Dan's (Grawk's) pm, but please do tread carefully. I'd hate to see another OCNHC member get blindsided simply for miscommunication. HC is a great resource with some really great people, but I know firsthand how different it can actually be from what you're expecting. I was lucky to survive my first day of posting on there, and quickly learned that you do need to get involved to really get the most out of it. Chat is a great place to start .
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Excellent . I know you've been through Dan's (Grawk's) pm, but please do tread carefully. I'd hate to see another OCNHC member get blindsided simply for miscommunication. HC is a great resource with some really great people, but I know firsthand how different it can actually be from what you're expecting. I was lucky to survive my first day of posting on there, and quickly learned that you do need to get involved to really get the most out of it. Chat is a great place to start .
Sage advice. I appreciate the heads up .
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uhoh... I found another Havana on Audiogon, brace for wallet impact :S
muhuhuh
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HD555 and below should be off the list of audiophile grade headphones as with many of the ATH headphones I see on the list.

According to the SennheriserUSA website audiophile grade starts at HD595.

*edit*

Honestly, I think the HD595 is bordline audiophile grade headphones already, I personally think it should start with the HD600 since the HD800's are out.
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HD555 and below should be off the list of audiophile grade headphones as with many of the ATH headphones I see on the list.

According to the SennheriserUSA website audiophile grade starts at HD595.

*edit*

Honestly, I think the HD595 is bordline audiophile grade headphones already, I personally think it should start with the HD600 since the HD800's are out.
well as it stands right now, they just have it orgranized into gaming and audiophile, and the gaming section is stuff for like siberias and turtle beach stuff.
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well as it stands right now, they just have it orgranized into gaming and audiophile, and the gaming section is stuff for like siberias and turtle beach stuff.
I think it's misleading for people here to think they're getting "audiophile grade" headphone, like the HD555. My eyes turn red when I see HD201 and HD280 listed as audiophile grade headphones. The word Audiophile has no meaning if we allow any level of headphones to be listed.

I personally don't consider my HD595 and ATH-A900 to be audiophile grade.

I believe Audiophile should be reserved for a certain grade of headphones.
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