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Mine does the same when I have an incoming text/call, I guess the valves must be really sensitive to whatever kind of waves it is that a phone uses.


I have to put my phone between my leg and the chair when im using my valve amp. Mine does it all the time, even when it's not sending/receiving any data.
post #9612 of 37823
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Won't really happen until you have a good dap. But if you're good with normal ipod sound then IE8, and other bass, based headphones like shure 21X and beyond series are great.
u mean DAC? yea ipod works fine. the highs and the lows on the ones are use are so horrible i notice it everytime
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u mean DAC? yea ipod works fine. the highs and the lows on the ones are use are so horrible i notice it everytime
DAP = Digital Audio Player, AKA MP3 player but applies to devices that play much more than MP3.
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DAP = Digital Audio Player, AKA MP3 player but applies to devices that play much more than MP3.
OH. lol.

i was looking at the Klipsch S4 and the ATH CK7.. they're below 100$ with really good reviews. or is there better options?
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post #9615 of 37823
Quick question to the HA-RX700 owners, do they fit over the ear properly without touching, I have large ears and I've read sone people complain about the tip of their ears touching the pads.
post #9616 of 37823
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Quick question to the HA-RX700 owners, do they fit over the ear properly without touching, I have large ears and I've read sone people complain about the tip of their ears touching the pads.
I did notice some pain on the tops of my ears wearing the RX700 and 900. I think I did get used to it though over time.
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post #9617 of 37823
Finally home from school. Got to try on my AD700's and man they are comfy.
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post #9618 of 37823
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I'll sum it up: Talking out of one's wild donkey.



Also the shape of the headphone influences the sound. In earphones, many use the same outer shell AND technical specs on websites like with a lot of electronics, in practical terms, mean next to nothing and are really there for marketing to Joe Average purposes.
I like to call that defecation of the mouth. He doesn't know what he's talking about, and both those curves are very far from flat sounding, and are undesirable for me. I don't like it when speakers sound warm, sharp, or anything other than what they were intended to reproduce in the first place. That's why my crossfade LP are for electronic music only, because it reproduces those sounds decently enough for the price range, however, they are still garbage. I use my Sennheiser CX6 IEM headphones for better fidelity and mobile application purposes. Both headphones are pretty much trash in my book though.

One thing, by the way, is even if those curves were perfectly matched in every way, and every tech spec was the same down to THD percentages, there's a chance that they will not sound the same. you can NOT put down tech specs as to how a product sounds. This is impossible. IMO tech specs merely give you a general idea of how good the product could be, at a glance and make it easier to notify whether or not the product is even worth looking at.

People need to realize what the purpose of a speaker really is. it's to reproduce sound exactly to how it was recorded in the first place. The main problem with that imo is the fact that it is VERY hard to get a baseline of how the recording sounded in the firsplace. Unless you know what equipment the recording was recorded with, and have heard whatever it was in studio with your own ears, it's impossible to get a fully accurate baseline of what the sounds were in the firstplace. I find this variable extremely annoying, but I just use my friend's JMlab and ATC speakers as a baseline, since I know they are some of the best speakers in the world.

That being said, whenever I hear some tinge of sound to a speaker that isn't supposed to be there, mostly distortion, sharpness, or warmness, I consider them terrible speakers. My Crossfade LP have plastic resonation, which is terrible, but they are acceptable for electronica. My CX6 have decent fidelity and are revealing of music, however the fact they have titanium diaphragms make it sharp on the highs, but... cymbals and drums do sound good that way. There's a tradeoff somewhere, always with different types of materials, enclosures, amplification methods and whatnot. there is no perfect speaker. Good speakers are tailored to the individual.
Edited by coreyL - 4/19/11 at 5:04pm
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post #9619 of 37823
Hey guys, im checking out the BD DT880's (250ohm) and i was wondering if anyone knew any good amps that would go with it?
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post #9620 of 37823
Count me in.

I have a Sennheiser HD438 for PC; Klipsch S3 for iPod.
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