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    Gift for audiophile brother 70 bucks or less.

    Cables out of the question. He made his own from silver. He has an ipod, a pair of maggies, a benchmark dac1, a laptop, anything u can think of. I was thinking of getting the X-Fi XMOD for him but i dunno if he's going to use it because he's already connected his laptop to his maggies via an external sound card.

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    Get him Grado SR60 or SR80 headphones

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    Would you know if they would be available at any local stores? I looked online for grados at circuitcity and bestbuy but unfortunately they don't have them. I'm 17 so I don't have a credit card hence can't buy online...

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    70 bucks is tough but..


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    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?
    There's an audiophile born every minute. Congratulations; you're right on time.

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    a pair of Monster Power AV-200's with stage one clean power circuitry... one for behind the TV, one for behind the equipment... If he doesnt already have line conditioners...

    http://www.monstercable.com/power/pr...heater%20Power

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    That's a really good suggestion -- one can't have enough clean power.
    Eschew fascism.
    Truth Will Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Anderson
    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?
    +1 for that.

    always useful.
    Life is music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    That's a really good suggestion -- one can't have enough clean power.
    I feel like I just swam in a sea of sarcasm.

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    A few choice cds or as said earlier cash card for a music store.

    On my cd list right now:

    Love.......The Beatles

    add to that

    Anthology....Box Sets by
    Crosby Stills Nash and Young
    Jimi Hendrix
    Bob Dylan
    Eric Clapton
    Carlos Santana
    Eagles
    Rolling Stones
    Fleetwood Mac

    Most of the above have audio quality equal to the performance level of the artist.
    You should be able to put a few together to meet the $70 budget.

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    damn hippies :P *just kidding*

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    Quote Originally Posted by emorphien
    I feel like I just swam in a sea of sarcasm.
    No, I just phrased it awkwardly.
    Eschew fascism.
    Truth Will Out.
    Quote Originally Posted by stevef22
    you guys are crackheads.
    I remain,
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    Music!
    CD's? LP's? The gift cert may be the best bet unless you know of a couple of disks he's been wanting.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Anderson
    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?
    +1

    Yes a gift certificate is a cop-out gift, but one he's sure to use & enjoy!

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    Well guys, I ended up spending approximately 20 dollars more and got him shure e2c headphones. He was thrilled! Thanks for all the info.

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