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#261820 - 05/29/09 10:47 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: St_PatGuy]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Yes they are nice and certainly well priced. A bargain IMO.
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#267091 - 07/24/09 08:29 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Here is a picture



I have to say the Cowon iAudio D2+, LD MK III and the Alessandro MS1 makes for an awesome combo. I am still in shock at the dramatic improvement (totally subjective mind you) I am noticing in the sound quality with the MKIII and no it is not making my MS1's "warm" sounding

How about the cheap white, plastic banana stand \:D .


Is that a DIY stand?

Another thumbs up for LD. I have the LD+ that I use w/ my Grado 325i's. I changed the tubes to 408As and also rolled the OPAMP. Big improvement, much more detail and warmth.

I hadn't used it in a while, in fact I was about to sell it. I've been using a Leckerton UHA-3 USB DAC at work and wanted an upgrade. Then I went off the deep end... Pretty much hours after I had already ordered a new iBasso D10, an offer came up for a Ray Samuels Hornet M in green, yes a green Hornet. Bought that too. Was planning on getting the Hornet M with the hopes that it's warm sound could replace my LD I+. After demo'ing all 3 of my portable amps, I decided to fire up the LD+ last night. Then I figured out why I like the LD so much. Sigh...gotta keep it.

All this on top of the fact that I also jumped on the TTVJ HF2, the special edition Grado. I'm at the back of the line so I probably won't get it for a while but at least I'm in line. I also have to stop reading about the new Shure 840's. Those sound great for the value as well.


Edited by oldskoolboarder (07/24/09 08:32 PM)

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#267097 - 07/24/09 09:20 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: oldskoolboarder]
BlueJays1 Offline
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lol, no it is not a DIY stand. It is just a cheap ol` plastic banana stand that I am using temporarily. (used to hang a bunch of bananas on)...lol

Since the tip of the banana stand can possibly mark up or dent the headband I used some heat shrink tubing I had lying around, put it over the tip where the headpones hang from and stuffed it with cotton padding and then used a hair dryer to shrink it.

The metal banana stands are quite sleek looking actually. When I see one in a store I will pick one up. They are only a few dollars.

I would really like a wood headphone stand but in my searches they are like $50-$70.
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#267114 - 07/24/09 11:01 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: BlueJays1]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
OK, you weren't kidding on the banana stand. That's hilarious. How much you wanna bet there's a forum for DIY banana stands some where? I always say, if there's some obscure hobby, there's a group of fanatics obsessing about it.

Some folks on head-fi had some interesting DIY stands. They used some laquered wood and cabinet/drawer pulls from Ikea. Looked really good.

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#267115 - 07/24/09 11:08 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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The search function at head-fi gives lots of info on banana stands and headphone stands in general. I believe that is where I got the idea to use them. I can only imagine what the nutcases over at head-fi do in their spare time .
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#267117 - 07/24/09 11:40 PM Re: reference level headphones [Re: BlueJays1]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Wow. It didn't occur to me to even use that as a search string. That's funny.

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#267129 - 07/25/09 07:00 AM Re: reference level headphones [Re: oldskoolboarder]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10942
Loc: Central NH
Yes, we have no headphone stands........

Only Jack and Ray will get that one....
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#267137 - 07/25/09 09:16 AM Re: reference level headphones [Re: MarkSJohnson]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16289
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Yes, we have no bananas today.

Does this mean I have the mind of an old man?
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#267143 - 07/25/09 10:45 AM Re: reference level headphones [Re: pmbuko]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11236
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
What, lecherous?

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