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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392233 04/20/13 06:02 AM
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Craig, if you'd have mentioned that open-back headphones(which I much prefer)such as the HD-598 were okay with you, I'd have made some suggestions. You'll probably like the 598 and since it has a slightly higher sensitivity than the ATH-900s there should be even less problem driving them to high levels. Watch your hearing though; headphones can be dangerous in that regard.


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392234 04/20/13 06:35 AM
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I'm open to any suggestions that can be purchased at Best Buy/Magnolia. I have a gift card that I'm using. wink


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392235 04/20/13 07:24 AM
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Took a look at what's available there, and the 598 would seem to be the best choice.


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392238 04/20/13 04:35 PM
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If you are looking for a sound that most closely resembles Axioms tonal signature IMO they would be pretty much all Grado's and to a lesser extent some of the Shure headphones.

I love the warm and non-fatiguing character a lot of the Senn headphones have. Their high impedance models sound terrific with tube amps.


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392251 04/21/13 02:05 AM
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Just ordered a ASUS Xonar DGX soundcard. It was inexpensive and includes a built in headphone amp. I figure that should cover my needs. I'm not looking for anything high-end/amazing.

I'm falling in love with the 900x headphones though. Really bummed they don't fit right! Maybe I should start taking some HGH...doesn't that make your head get bigger? LOL.


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392255 04/21/13 12:02 PM
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Try the rubber band mod. I have used it on the AD700, which is pictured.



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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392267 04/21/13 10:33 PM
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Dude...genius. You just saved me a bunch of money with a rubber band. Worked like a charm. smile


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Re: Headphones/amp
spiffnme #392299 04/22/13 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: spiffnme
You just saved me a bunch of money with a rubber band.

This is both "why and how" I don't have kids.


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