Discussion in 'Headphones' started by cmb3366, Sep 20, 2009.
Recent arrival--the Oppo PM-3 planars. Certainly the most comfortable (and expensive) I've ever owned! Very smooth and detailed sound also, especially on classical. Now I just need to up my amplification game, and figure out something for a portable rig. But for now, the headphone output on the 105 will have to do. (And headphones at this level show how lousy the outputs on smartphones, tablets and computers are...)
A new pic of the Woodtones. I haven't fully made up my mind about them. Their build quality doesn't inspire confidence but while they work, I've been extremely impressed, esp for the price. A bit of bass boost, pretty involving mids and a laid back treble that, while not the last word in detail, rarely offends.
I have some pro-4a headphones that sound pleasant, but they sure do hurt my head! It feels like a vise has been tightened down on me! I just ordered new pads and I'll see if I can bend them a bit to reduce the exerted pressure. We'll see.
I'm still curious to see how the 4AAs sound, i ended up posting a thread and actually buying them, but the store claimed they didn't have them on stock (the last one they had suffered water damage or something like that) so they gave me two option, either choose another headphone on stock or have my money back.
Next thing i know i have a box with a Creative Aurvana Live 2 arriving at my house, it was weird nobody mentioned those for me because they seem to be just what i was looking for as far as sound goes, i'm very happy with those!
Here are my new cans, the Creative Aurvana Live 2.
I frankly have to say, these were just what i was looking for, they have a strong yet not exaggerated bass that i really enjoy.
I only have one slight issue with those that is the recessed 2.5mm plug on the cup.
It comes a with a not so great 1.2m cable that is way too short, and i tried to make a cable for it with good Philips wire and a couple of Santo Angelo connectors, but the end that was supposed to go on the headphones didn't fit due to the recessed plug. I guess i'll have to wait the slow boat from China to bring a longer cable that will fit on it...
My favourites at the moment.
Two pairs of Grado´s fantastic sounding GH1 model.
One for the living room and one in the basement.
I was fed up with not knowing where one was when I wanted to listen. ;-)
Pioneer SE-20A (1969-1972) , GW thrift store find today. They sound OK.
here are mine
Finally got the new chinese cables i ordered for the Aurvana.
I don't know what sort of wire they used to make this cable, but if the headphone already had bass , now they are absolute cannons, definetly a basshead device.
A piece of information for those thinking about buying one of these: any cable made for the Sennheiser 518 and similar should fit.
My partner's father this morning told me about how he's been headphone amp shopping so that he can use the 600 ohm AKG K140s that unrestored for him for Christmas with his iPad. He was looking specifically at the PA2v2. He's between jobs so I told him to hang on because I may have something for him that's just collecting dust. After work today I out this together
Thats an old American made Headroom Total Airhead portable amp circa 2003. Plugged into wall power it's driving these K240 Monitors well enough. His K140s should do fine. I tried some hip-hop earlier with DJ Shadow and now I'm trying Jazz at the Pawnshop. I can't wait to take this over to him! He'll just need some Velcro to stick it to his shelf and a longer 3.5 male to male for plugging in his iPad.
Not many folks mention DJ Shadow and Jazz at The Pawnshop in the same sentence around here.
I like it.
DJ Shadow is so damn 3-D sounding on headphones. And jazz at the pawnshop is a great listen for testing natural tone and timbre.
Oh, I hear ya and I agree.
Seeing posts like that make me feel less weird about following Slayer's Reign In Blood with Rachmaninoff's Bogorotitse Devo.
Tascam TH-200X sound pretty darn good.
Parrot Zik stereo headphones, Bluetooth enabled and noise cancelling
M40s have been good to me. I do miss the heavy bass from my brother's MDR-V700DJs. Perhaps I should of forked up another 50 bucks or so for the M50s. Oh well
Ok,some of the latest pics:
Top Dogs vvvv AKG K240DF-EP (used w/my headphone/nearfield system).
Those K240DF-EP ^^^^ are connected to a NAD 106 preamp (it's hp section puts out > 8V into 600 ohms).
Then comes that hp/nf system's "general purpose" cans vvvv which are some Sony MDR-7506 which are connected to the desktop PC's SB Zx soundcard's ACM.
Both ^^^^ those ^^^^ 'phones live on either side of the desk that contains my headphone/nearfield system vvvv,and the hangers are Brainwavz Hengja.
Behind the monitor vvvv for ^^^^ that ^^^^ system lives the rest of my top phones.
From left ^^^^ : AKG K240 Sextett (EP) ~ Realistic Pro50 (AKA; AKG K250) ~ AKG K260 ~ AKG K240 Monitor.
And vvvv here vvvv are some others...
From left ^^^^ :
AKG K140 closed back ~ AKG K140 open back ~ AKG K141 baby sextett ~ AKG K141 Monitor (in orig. box) AKG K240 Sextett (MP/LP ???) AKG K240DF (needs drivers).
These vvvv go w/my vintage Kenwood KA/KT-7300 system:
On the left ^^^^ :
Are my second pair of Realistic Pro50 (AKA: AKG K250) and my second pair of AKG K240 Sextett (MP/LP ???) FYI ~ both are on Brainwavz Hengja hangers.
And vvvv these vvvv go with my Sansui AU/TU-217 rack system:
On the left ^^^^ :
My second working pair of AKG K240DF (LP) and a pair of brand spanking new AKG K52.
Then there are the ones I posted in this thread earlier vvvv :
Those ^^^^ are JVC HA-S360 on-ear that I keep in my laptop bag mostly.
These ^^^^ are the Sennheiser PX-100 II that get used with the Sony Mp3 player mostly.
And last but not least,these are some TDK HP100 that mostly get used with my Creative Zen Mosaic Mp3 player.
Well that's the HP stable as it currently is,,,hope ya'll enjoyed the pics...
Also if you wanna see more of the systems and what-not check my albums in my profile for more pics & detailed info.
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