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#21378 - 10/04/03 12:54 AM What kind of headphones do you have?
Surfaday Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 28
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
How many have great headphones to go with their great speakers? I love my Grado 225's.

Walt
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#21379 - 10/04/03 01:17 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
wow. i know another guy on oahu with those same grado's. Maybe he has the 325's i cant remember. I use the Grado SR125's for when im on the computer and sometimes when i want to listen to music late at night. Or couse, they dont compare to the axioms though.
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#21380 - 10/04/03 02:28 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
I've got Sennheiser HD580s (with an aftermarket cable). I love em. Either of you use a dedicated heaphone amp?

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#21381 - 10/04/03 06:05 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 09/19/03
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Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
I had a headphone amp made by a guy www.head-fi.com. Didn't necessarily need them, but the sound is just a bit clearer. I love the headphones, but so much nicer to have the room filling sound of the speakers.
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#21382 - 10/04/03 06:07 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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125's, 225's, 325's, all excellent! You're right though - they're nothing compared to the speakers.
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#21383 - 10/04/03 06:25 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 08/12/03
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Loc: Omaha, NE
I'm a regular at head-fi. I've got a headphone amp made by one of the members, too, though it's a bit more complicated and advanced than most of the diy amps over there.

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#21384 - 10/04/03 10:20 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6754
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I have Senn. Hd570's and use a Creek OBH11 amp.I only use them when I'm not able to listen to my M80's.They(the 570's) sound better than alot of others stereos that I know, but the room filling sound of my regular stereo is so much more satisfing.
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#21385 - 10/04/03 11:08 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
chrono Offline
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Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 89
Loc: Toronto, ON
I have the AKG K-401's, and I built myself a cmoy amp. One day I'll build a PPA, when I have some extra money and time.

http://www.geocities.com/djchrono2001/Cmoy_and_K401.txt



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#21386 - 10/04/03 11:14 AM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 206
Loc: BC
Running Grado 80's through an old silver faced Pioneer integrated amp and a Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram Generator. The Carver doesn't work for all pieces of music, but when it does, the effect is remarkable. I've never cared for the "in your head" soundstage created by headphone, but what can you do when the rest of the family is hogging the livingroom. The Carver helps expand the image horizontally and puts a bit more space between the instruments. Everyone else is right about preferring their speakers. Headphones are terrific with some forms of music (Radiohead, Pink Floyd) but they never provide the "You Are There" feeling of a live perfomance your speakers can provide.

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#21387 - 10/04/03 01:09 PM Re: What kind of headphones do you have?
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I have to agree with you that some bands are better with headphones than others. Pink Floys is definitely a headphone band. That is, until you hear the DSotM surround-mix SACD on Axioms!
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