The Headphones Thread

Discussion in 'Musicians and DJs' started by macxchange, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. the_diva

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    Yeah. Most likely that's what's going to happen. Nearest Parrot Service Center is Singapore. Sheesh. Oh well. Thanks guys!
     
  2. tonedeaf

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    I will check out the first 2 when I visit egghead to audition the X5.

    I am also intrigued. And the offer is only until tomorrow. Still worth buying? Or do I just save up for the Focal Elear? Or whatever other next level HP?
     
  3. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm..Elear is worth auditioning. I’d heartily recommend the Utopia as an end-game headphone. You might consider the new Focal Clear, which is the in-between model that separates the Utopia and the Elear.
     
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    Sent you a PM. I know someone who is selling one. ;)
     
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  5. tonedeaf

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    So....I got the Massdrop Sennheiser HD 6XX. I am weak hahaha.

    Also, NAD finally pointed me to a supplier of the NAD Viso HP 50's earpads. So I'm also getting that back.

    Which means I have 2 closed HPs (NAD and ATH-M50X) and two open HPs (HD 6XX and AKG Q701).

    As a result, I've decided to have a nice set-up in the office. To this end, questions:

    1. Option A is to go desktop amp+dac combo, with a laptop/phone as the source. I will check out the JDS labs Element and iFi recommended here..
    2. Option B is to buy a DAP (Fiio X3 or X5) in the hopes that it will be enough to power my HPs (with the HD 6XX being the most power hungry). No amp in the meantime.

    Thoughts?
     
  6. RaijinGrey

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    Option B for me because I would always go for portability. There should be a portable DAC/amp available that can power your HPs.
     
  7. tonedeaf

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    I got the iFi nano (black label) from Egghead :) It should be good enough to power my HD 6XX when it arrives in March.

    More importantly, for my office set-up dream, the iFi nano works with both my Macbook air and Note 8. I was worried about the latter, as I'd been reading about problems being encountered by Android users with amps/dacs which aren't recognized via the USB OTG cable.

    So I think I'm good for now. Haha. Merry Christmas and happy listening everyone.
     
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    Good choice! I actually love that thing even if I have yet to try it. :p
     
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  9. jai bautista

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    I think I've been a good boy this year so Santa dropped by to give me an xmas present :3

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  10. SQUN

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    My ATH M50 needs "re upholstery." Can someone direct me where to go?

    TIA and Merry Christmas to all!

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  11. raypin

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    Mm..re-upholstery kamo? Sa Shell Canvas madami pong pang upholstery. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Seriously, there’s a lot of replacement earpads for your headphones. Search Lazada.com.ph

     
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    The problem is not the earpads amigo, but the headband. Black dandruff started to peel off so I removed the original cover but the naked foam is an eye sore.
     
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  13. raypin

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    Mm...in that case. Any tailor shop can fashion a headband cover made of a material of your choice (leather, leatherette, etc.). Or you can go to ebay:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...+headband.TRS0&_nkw=ath+m50+headband&_sacat=0

    Or, if like original parts:

    Audio-Technica's Consumer Range of Products in the Philippines is exclusively distributed by Philippe Gadgets and Accessories Inc.Email: audiotechnica.ph@philippegadgets.comAddress: 138 West Ave. QCTel. # 02-9208320 02-9267806

    From experience, headbands are irrepairable. They need replacement part when available.
     
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  14. jai bautista

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    Am really amazed with the sound quality I am getting from the iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Music combo (streaming). Tried AB'ing familiar jazz tracks (Apple Music stream 256kbps vs FLAC CD rips c/o Sony NW-WM1A) and it's very difficult for me to find considerable differences in sound; if a blind ABX test was performed, I wouldn't be able to guess which is which!

    Are my ears starting to get damaged? Or is Apple doing something magical with its iPhones and Apple Music app? :3

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  15. rbenzon

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    I think I previously mentioned that, to my ears, there was a marginal difference between Apple's lightning-to-3.5mm adapter/DAC and the Chord Mojo—in spite of the $490 price difference; and that the difference was more significant with the Chord Hugo (my friend's) or my Schiit DAC then (Gumby?)

    Spotify's premium (320kbps), and Apple Music's AAC (256kbps) were really close to FLAC quality—except on the higher end DACs, amps, and headphones.

    Which is why, on the go, I just stick to my iPhone X > A&K XB10 > CIEM or iPad > CIEM (wired). For a marginal SQ difference, I do not want to be burdened with additional baggage (DAP, DAC, amp).

    But hey, whatever tickles your ears. :)
     
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  16. rbenzon

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    And, of course, the CES releases, including:

    Mr Speakers' foray into electrostatic cans, the VOCE!
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    Sennheiser's newest flagship, the HD820!
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  17. raypin

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  18. jai bautista

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    Because one can never have enough earbuds. :X3:

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  19. raypin

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    Mm..trs,trrs and trrrs or pentaconn. You must really love that earbuds.
     
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  20. rbenzon

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    ^either that, or he likes his tip *ribbed*. ;)
     
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