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seems like a good price
For a first time DX1000 owner, bought in Japan and all ... with the matching stand? That's what I was thinking.

So I took the plunge and have already sent payment.

After the Houston Head-fi meet ... if they don't suit me (which I'm hoping they will) ... I hope to be able to liquidate them for at least what I payed.

But since I've already found my bliss regarding open phones (the GS1000's) ... I hope the DX1000's are everything I've wanted in a closed phone, cause then I'll be quite happy keeping them and paying the excess myself.

But it's an adventure story at best. And so ... stay tuned ...

    
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He's still more legit than the Koss PortaPros under Audiophile Grade Headphones. There should be a bit more categories IMHO, Audiophile Grade being the ultimate prosumer class with equipment like electrostatic headphones and other very expensive gear, then something like Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi (or both, but that'd be a bit of a hassle I guess), and finally consumer grade and "gaming" headphones, unless they're actually of any good, in which case they could be in the Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi class.

Also, yes I have heard Koss PortaPros, even owned four of them, which all broke because the wiring came loose. Even when they were intact, they weren't much better than my bluetooth Nokias, and that isn't much of a merit.
The whole category system itself seems like a joke to me to be honest. I don't know why it was felt there should be a "bose corner" or a "skullcandy corner" unless of course it's put there as a joke towards those who own the product, kind of like a time out corner, or a dunce cap corner. And then there's the audiophile category, which i guess is every headphone except for bose and skullcandys :/

The big thing with me and those companies, well, this goes for more companies than them, is this. I like to get the most for my money. Anything I purchase that's worth researching, I research it a lot before I buy it. I don't like to see my money go to waste on something not worth what it's charged. So I see that people spending 50 dollars on skullcandy's when the sound they produce is equivalent to 5 dollar headphones. Skullcandy is where you pay for the marketing and the appearance, not the quality. Kind of a waste of money. Same for bose,you pay for the marketing they've pushed. This is also the case with gaming headphones like the turtle beach x1's. They have the sound quality of <20 dollar headphones, but with the addition of the mic, and the ability to use it on your console somehow justifies a 60 dollar price tag. I don't think anyone should have to spend more for what they get. I don't think someone should have to buy a turtle beach x1 for 60 dollars when they could get sennheiser 515's for 60. But it's all subjective, so if the person thinks it's worth it, I suppose it's their prerogative. When people have posted on forums that they got turtle beach x1's for 20 or so dollars, i tell them nice cop, because at that price, it is. but for 60?...


it's kind of like when someone buys a 2gig flash drive at a walmart for 20 dollars when they could have gone to amazon and got a 16gig flash drive for 25.
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Joelito - very nice grab bro, I've been wanting to try them again for quite some time. Maybe we can swap sometime next month ? I'm thinking the GLite would do pretty well with them, being lower impedance and all (54ohms iirc?).

I made another purchase tonight as well, won an Adcom GDA600 on eBay for $150 shipped. I am going to split the headphone and speaker rigs for now, the former will be in my bedroom running from digital out on my pc. The speakers will stick to CDs for now.

So yeah, I own 2 dacs now. The adcom looks very good for the money, should sound close to my parasound and costs considerably less.
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I want to be part of the club. My fantastic headphone is CREATIVE FATAL1TY!
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Well I just picked up a pair of HD580s with HD600 grills and a HD650 cable . Well worth $180 so far!
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Joelito - very nice grab bro, I've been wanting to try them again for quite some time. Maybe we can swap sometime next month ? I'm thinking the GLite would do pretty well with them, being lower impedance and all (54ohms iirc?).

I made another purchase tonight as well, won an Adcom GDA600 on eBay for $150 shipped. I am going to split the headphone and speaker rigs for now, the former will be in my bedroom running from digital out on my pc. The speakers will stick to CDs for now.

So yeah, I own 2 dacs now. The adcom looks very good for the money, should sound close to my parasound and costs considerably less.
All things are possible, Bryan. Get with me via PM. I should have the JVC's withing the next week or so ... and then it's anybodies guess.

Rock on!

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Joelito - very nice grab bro, I've been wanting to try them again for quite some time. Maybe we can swap sometime next month ? I'm thinking the GLite would do pretty well with them, being lower impedance and all (54ohms iirc?).

I made another purchase tonight as well, won an Adcom GDA600 on eBay for $150 shipped. I am going to split the headphone and speaker rigs for now, the former will be in my bedroom running from digital out on my pc. The speakers will stick to CDs for now.

So yeah, I own 2 dacs now. The adcom looks very good for the money, should sound close to my parasound and costs considerably less.
Yeah, I'm not really sure what I want to do with my rig(s) at the moment. I currently don't have room in my living room to set up my turntable, and the rig in my office doesn't quite have the room either. Plus, I don't have my ELT525M's hooked up as surrounds due to no room and not wanting to wall mount in my apt. and my Ref 1's will be back next week.

So, I'm really left with 2 pairs of speakers, 1 Marantz power amp, my TT, phono pre, CD25 and a couple PS1's I'm not sure what to do with at the moment. Just about enough to set up a second rig but no space
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I finally made use of customizable carrying case (intended for use with cameras) by making it good storage for my HF2.











It forms to the headphone, no room for it to move inside. Looks a lot nicer too than the damn pizza box.
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S1rrah I have an eq for the foobar player if you don't like them stock. Imo it makes them sound like a closed version of the Akg K1000. I don't like the dx1000 without the eq but they are good for closed phones so I keep them (block noise + I always have eq on the pc)

And to Aura .... it has begun lol. I have the counterpoints put together and installed. I think the power supply is overheating because after 20-40 mins I have been getting static in the right channel. I have a fan over it testing right now.

I will have to install a fan if this works or I'm going to buy a 2nd enclosure and have a sigma 22 and 11 powering my buffalo + counterpoints. With the exception of the the power supply, my setup is done sir done.

Ps: Nobody be a dick and make fun of my soldering either lol. I actually used 2 bananas at one point to hold a board up to solder on. Oh and I ordered all separate resistors from the counterpoint kit. It comes with 1% and I ordered all 0.1% from mouser.

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I finally made use of customizable carrying case (intended for use with cameras) by making it good storage for my HF2.











It forms to the headphone, no room for it to move inside. Looks a lot nicer too than the damn pizza box.
Nice.

    
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