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  1. #26
    Ajani
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillB View Post
    Cans:
    AKG K701
    Sennheiser HD600
    Grado SR-80
    Etymotic MC-3

    Amps:
    Benchmark DAC1 (HPA-1)
    Schiit Valhalla
    TEC-TC7510

    Bill
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    AKG K701
    Benchmark DAC1

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    Wow guys, i'm impressed what amazing setups you have. I currently have:

    Headphones: HD650, Grado SR325's
    Amp/Dac: Burson HA160D

    Im thinking on upgrading headphones, maybe the LCD-2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    I'd love to hear a pair but not enough just to buy them without a reason right now.
    Next time back in the Lou, I'll give ya a holler. I have family there.
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    Happy C, that sounds great.

    hifi-freak, how would you describe the difference in sound between your Grado & Senn's?
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    hifi-freak, how would you describe the difference in sound between your Grado & Senn's?
    I have different music tastes, i use my Sennhs for jazz and classical, Grados for Rock. Each have different sound signatures.

    The 650's are more suited for slow music, (more laid back) while the grados are nice for fast paced music with nice attack.

    I know, they are very different headphones.

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    Yes, they are different and I was interested in getting some one else's take on the two. That's nice to have both. Appreciate the feedback.
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

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    I can also bring RS-1, HD-650, K701. I feel the HEs are better than all of them but budget has some bearing.
    d HC b

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    HappyCamper, that is saying something, Comparing the brands would be fun.
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Comparing the brands would be fun.
    Yeah, it would be nice if members with headphone rigs make some comparison threads.

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    The Sens. need a bright system to make them shine. A darker system will not go well with the Sen. line. But if you match the source/amp and cable upgrade, the HD-6xx are a reference can in the $500 range. As freak mentioned, they do natural instruments very well.

    Grados are a rocker can. Not that they don't do other music well but they are voiced for electric guitar. Yes they are colored, small headstage, and in your face but listen to a live rock performance or a small acoustic venue and you will want to order a pitcher and/or fire one up. The HF/PS series use a metal cup w/wood liners and have been crowned their best production all rounder. The GS/RS/Pro series use wood cups. The MS-2/SR-325 use metal cups and the lower SRs are plastic. All their headphones can use different pads that change their character.

    I haven't been a big fan of Sens because I had my rig set up for the K-701s. Once I heard them on a rig set up for them, I changed my mind. The HD-800s are a high end hp and IMO are their best production hp.
    d HC b

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