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I swear my headphones get better with time.

I'm really interested in a valve headphone amplifier. I can get a little dot mk3 for £100 on ebay. Are they actually worth it?
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bah, anyone ever order from J$? I sent an order email using the form on his site a week and a half ago for a pair of beyer pads, haven't heard back, and have checked my spam filter... I'm really hoping to get these before I go on my travels in May... anyone know if I could PM him on Head-Fi? does he have an account there?
Jeremy is a MOT on HF last I knew of. He has quite a long history of being slow to deliver services and products, but generally seems to have satisfied customers. I wouldn't worry too much yet but if another week or so passes, yeah def. get in touch if you can.

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I swear my headphones get better with time.

I'm really interested in a valve headphone amplifier. I can get a little dot mk3 for £100 on ebay. Are they actually worth it?
I assume for use with your Beyer? @ 250 ohms OTL tube amps should at least operate alright in terms of impedance matching from the amp's output, but as far as actual performance goes I've no idea. I owned a LD a long time ago but didn't use it with anything beyond a Sennheiser HD580 iirc. If anything, LD provides a good beginning experience for handling and getting adjusted to tubes/valves.
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I assume for use with your Beyer? @ 250 ohms OTL tube amps should at least operate alright in terms of impedance matching from the amp's output, but as far as actual performance goes I've no idea. I owned a LD a long time ago but didn't use it with anything beyond a Sennheiser HD580 iirc. If anything, LD provides a good beginning experience for handling and getting adjusted to tubes/valves.
Indeed. That thought has crossed my mind (upgrading the tubes). I've read a bit about them and i've got a friend who owns one, i'll keep my eye open. Feel like finally signing up to head-fi.
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I have a Little Dot MKIII which takes source from my DAC. I must say, even with my relatively low end headphones, they made a significant different. Sounds are much warmer.
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I have a Little Dot MKIII which takes source from my DAC. I must say, even with my relatively low end headphones, they made a significant different. Sounds are much warmer.
What's it like in terms of power?
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Power?

As in the Boys Noize album? Awesome
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bah, anyone ever order from J$? I sent an order email using the form on his site a week and a half ago for a pair of beyer pads, haven't heard back, and have checked my spam filter... I'm really hoping to get these before I go on my travels in May... anyone know if I could PM him on Head-Fi? does he have an account there?
I ordered some for my Denons, but i got them from headroom. I was pretty disappointed with them, the hole for the ears is too small so they touch your ears and are uncomfortable. I've had to just go back to using my stock pads.
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Jeremy is a MOT on HF last I knew of. He has quite a long history of being slow to deliver services and products, but generally seems to have satisfied customers. I wouldn't worry too much yet but if another week or so passes, yeah def. get in touch if you can.



I assume for use with your Beyer? @ 250 ohms OTL tube amps should at least operate alright in terms of impedance matching from the amp's output, but as far as actual performance goes I've no idea. I owned a LD a long time ago but didn't use it with anything beyond a Sennheiser HD580 iirc. If anything, LD provides a good beginning experience for handling and getting adjusted to tubes/valves.
Oh curious Aura, have you tried the Shure SE530 before? If so, what was your opinion on them? I like mine, but the treble of the Ety's can't be matched, though it is far superior in bass and soundstage.
 
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I ordered some for my Denons, but i got them from headroom. I was pretty disappointed with them, the hole for the ears is too small so they touch your ears and are uncomfortable. I've had to just go back to using my stock pads.
I imagine you could unload the J Money's on HF's sale forums .

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Oh curious Aura, have you tried the Shure SE530 before? If so, what was your opinion on them? I like mine, but the treble of the Ety's can't be matched, though it is far superior in bass and soundstage.
Nope, never heard any reasonably-decent IEM before. This is unexplored territory for me and that's part of why I've entered back into the "danger zone" .

I like what I've been reading - comments on stellar midrange, decent or excellent low end (seems to vary a bit), and solid head stage as you mentioned. Will post impressions if you and others want, and will probably include Pico Slim impressions as well. My friend shipped the Shure's out today and I should have them by friday, so it's not hard to guess what I'll be doing over the weekend lol.
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I imagine you could unload the J Money's on HF's sale forums .



Nope, never heard any reasonably-decent IEM before. This is unexplored territory for me and that's part of why I've entered back into the "danger zone" .

I like what I've been reading - comments on stellar midrange, decent or excellent low end (seems to vary a bit), and solid head stage as you mentioned. Will post impressions if you and others want, and will probably include Pico Slim impressions as well. My friend shipped the Shure's out today and I should have them by friday, so it's not hard to guess what I'll be doing over the weekend lol.
Yeah, the sound stage is growing on me. Depending on your taste in music, I think that's what will determine it. The low-end is excellent IMO and the midrange is much more detailed and clear than any other IEM I've heard. And treble to me is actually excellent as well as long as the music is well-produced. Good luck and hope you like them.
 
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