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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by PVTCaboose1337, May 6, 2011.

  1. cheesy999

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    i want a better audio set up and i really don't have the cash to buy some £200 amplifier etc so i might end up making some sort of DIY project if i can get enough info and parts
     
  2. AhokZYashA

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    i think i have my headphones at my sig now..
    lol

    main, Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (modded), Etymotic ER4P, Grado SR-60i, Ultrasone DJ1, Sennheiser HD202 (heavily modded), Sennheiser HD228 (modded)

    loving the ER4P now
     
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    Grado sr225i, Sony MDR-V500, MEE M6P
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    Using the Audio Technica ATH-AD1000s the most, but also keep a few others around (ATH-A900s, Sennheiser HD650s, and Audio Technica CK10s for my portable rig). The headphone amp under my monitor is an AT-HA25D DAC/amp hooked up to my X-fi Elite Pro.
     
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    majestic : how is your impression about the CK10?
     
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    ^I think they are wonderful. They are extremely fast and clean sounding. The bass is on the light side (rap fans probably would want something bassier), but you can still tell it's there. Other than some custom IEMs, I think the CK10s are my favorites. They don't need much to power them properly and make even a mid-level source sound better. They replaced a set of Sony MDR-EX90s (Sony's former flagship IEM) and the upgrade in clarity was amazing.

    Also, they're really really small!
     
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    i really want to compare it to the ER4's
    as i think the signature would be similar.

    well, gotta go to find someone here who have it..
    :D
     
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    I've read a comparison or two between the CK10 and the ER4 over at head-fi. Definitely worth checking into.
     
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    lol i have the $10 head phones "made in china" :)
     
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    here are my Creative Aurvana Live! headphones with original extended wire from Creative and my Auzentech Bravura 7.1 Audio card's mini-jack to normal size jack connector/convertor thing, i dunno what u call it ^^;
     

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    gotta find it soon..
    thanks..

    i'm looking to buy the LCD-2 now..
    as its bass is among the best of ALL headphones.
    :D
     
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    That is my AD1000PRM. Now using the A2000X as its day time.

    Portable setup:
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    It is a iPod Touch 64GB > Pure silver Line out dock > portable amp (iBasso D2+) > headphones. USB stick is there so I don't lose it... xD


    New picture that I just took now. Featuring A2000X.

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    how is the portable amp powered?
     
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    if its portable i'd imagine batteries or a really long extension lead :D
     
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    right, im wondering 9 volt, or 4 AA or what
     
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    It have it's own battery, rechargeable through USB. Different portable amps have different ways to power them. Some uses 9V battery, some mutiples of AAAs, some rechargeable using an adaptor instead. This one uses 9.2V Li-po if I am not mistaken.

    This portable amp have a built-in DAC on it as well, better than most onboard cards but not jawdropping. (The D12 however sports dual Wolfson DACs working in mono mode, which is pretty awesome)

    My D2+ have around 38 hours of playtime.
     
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    LCD2 > HA-160D > AMB Gamma2, GODLY
     
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    I have
    Logitech G330 & Beats Studio
    Getting a new nice audiophile pair
    Beyer DT 770 Pro or Denon AH-D2000
    can't decide
     
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    Rockin the audio technica atha700 here going through a HT omega claro halo and absolutely love it. Its my first "audiophile" headphone and I'm looking at the atha 1000x for my next upgrade. I'm a huge fan of Audio-Technica after my first set due to the clarity and I am a basshead. I've found that clear reproduction outweighs heavy bass in every instance. And that is tough for me to say. Try Carl B-Orchid Blossom for a good test. Amazing song.

    EDIT: I am a trance junky in case it helps. Yahel, airbase, astral projection, jpl, and carl b (epic trance)etc. Also a classical fan Hans Zimmer, Harry gregson Williams, Howard shore, Klaus bedalt etc. AT's have beautiful reproduction for these genres IMO.

    EDIT 2: Also I am very partial to closed phones. People say the soundstage is much better with open phones but I find a lack of impact and direction with them. Isolation is just a perk for me.
     
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    Man, I guess I need to get on here more often.

    A fellow TPU'er made his own dac and amp for his set ups.. Bought a tube dac also that I just love. Has a OCZ ram cooler fan blowing on the tubes.. :D

    I'm going to see if I can get Random Murderer back on TPU.. See if he can throw some stuff around for people like you that want to build your own... I know we sent around 2h one day in a computer electronic store just looking threw their vintage tubes..


    I'll have to post a picture tomorrow when I get home. Got a Fiio e7 that I'm just in love with
     
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    Can anyone in this thread recommend and alternative to Dr Dre beats (like... very good [studio] headphones), cos I assume Beats are overpriced for what you get compared to a brand like Sennheiser?
     
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    You can build yourself a cmoy amp, or pick up a sound card with a built in headphone amp for home use. Not exactly hifi like some setups, but decidedly better than just using your computer's headphone jack. That's what I do.


    My home cans are a pair of Grado SR225i's that I listen to thru my Auzentech X-Fi Forte.

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    I am experimenting with using the G-cush earpads on them. It seems to open up the sound stage, and rolls off the extreme highs and lows a little, giving them a warmer sound. Haven't fully made up my mind about it yet. Makes them look like this:

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    My portable setup a set of HiFiMan RE0's using bi-flange tips that I power with a 9v powered cmoy using an LM4562 opamp.

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