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    How many members here have a headphone rig?

    I'm curious about it...are there members with expensive headphones and headamps as well? which one you have?

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    Nothing fancy, but highly enjoyable and extremely transparent.

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    I have a Musical Fidelity X-Can and Sennheiser HD-600's.

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    I have a pair of Grado's driven by the Audio GD NFB-12 ( combo headphone amp, DAC and preamp ) with Zu cabling.

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    Grado 125s but no separate amp, just my Rotel 1050 and Hafler 945 to drive them.

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    I guess Mr P and I have the same rigs. Musical Fidelity X-Can and the Sennheiser HD-600's. I have my Rotel running into the inputs on the X-Can and the X-Can outputs running into the inputs on the Jolida. That's probably a little unconventional. Haven't taken the Senns out since getting the new speakers.
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    Nope but sometimes wish I did. Right now I just have some el cheapo Sony MDR-150's (I think) that I've been using for quite a few years and got em plugged straight into a stereo preamp. Used to use headphones all the time in high school when I still lived at home.

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    I have K701's with the Trends PA1.0 Tube headphone amp and/or the KingRex HQ.

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    I have some Sennheiser HD650. I just use my RX-797 receiver headphone jack. Sometimes, I use the headphone jack on my Yamaha CDC-765 CD changer.

    I also have some HiFiMan RE0 earbuds that I use with my laptop, not really expensive, but maybe to some for earbuds.
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    Cans:
    AKG K701
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    Etymotic MC-3

    Amps:
    Benchmark DAC1 (HPA-1)
    Schiit Valhalla
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    BillB, how would you compare the 600's to the 701's?

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    AKG K702 here...and the search for a USB DAC/headphone amp occasionally goes on. For now, mostly from a Sound Blaster.

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    @MrPeabody

    I like both a lot. The Sennheisers are a bit more polite sounding, sweetened up a bit if you will, with bass tipped up a little. The AKGs have a more neutral presentation with the bass rolled off gradually.

    If I want to "get inside" of a recording I'll use the AKGs with the Benchmark. If I want a warm relaxes sound I'll listen to the Sennheisers on the Schiit. Normally though they're mated with the complete opposite amp, giving both a little more of a balanced sound.

    As for comfort, the Sennheisers edge out the AKGs only because they have the soft headband pads versus the rubber/leather padded on on the AKGs. I do prefer the earpad shape of the AKGs though.

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    Headphones are nice and very useful when listening in the late hours but they will never take the place of good speakers. It's less of a natural way of listening to music.

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    Audiogd NFB-12 & Senn HD800s. Just got the NFB-12 and so far so good.
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    Frahengeo, ever heard the HD600 to say how much improvement the 800's are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    Frahengeo, ever heard the HD600 to say how much improvement the 800's are?
    Unfortunately, no. I would've like to have compared the HD800s with the 600/650, the Beyerdynamic line, and the Denon 7000. Not aware of any specialty stores like that around the Boston area.
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    Oppo
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    BP2000TL, C/L/R 3000, BPX, BP1X
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    Have you been to Spearit Sound? I know they carry Beyer and Grado. They have a store in Boston but I'm sure that's a big area. If I was even remotely close though I'd be there, they carry some awesome gear.

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    Yes. I've been in their store a few times and don't recall seeing a headphone section. Its a fairly small store.
    It's a disease, really.
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    Oppo
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    Sennheiser
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    BP2000TL, C/L/R 3000, BPX, BP1X
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    I wonder if the Hampton store is larger, they sure carry a lot of lines according to their website. Jack is a good guy, I bought my CJ and Siltech from them.

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    I am in the middle of a love affair with HiFiMan planars. The HE-500 were in the house last week so I was able to compare to the HE-6. Many have commented that the new planars from them and Audeze are better than any of the current flagship cans (HD-800, T-1, PS-1000, etc.

    The difference between the two HE cans are sensitivity and coatings. The 6s need a speaker amp to drive them (I'm running 2 Rotel RMB-100 monoblocks 125w @ 8ohms). The 500s can be ran from standard headphone amps and even portables. They also play well on low wattage speaker amps.
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    How much do those Hi-fi man run? Who carries them?

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    Cool

    there you go Mr P, AA, has the HE-4 & HE-5LE, 5 to 700 each, also open box HE-5LE for $594.00 hurry

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    I'd love to hear a pair but not enough just to buy them without a reason right now.

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