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post #31 of 134 Old 01-27-12, 08:50 AM
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The Schiit Valhalla at $350 has been getting a lot of good buzz lately. http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?mai...&products_id=2
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The Schiit Valhalla at $350 has been getting a lot of good buzz lately. http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?mai...&products_id=2
Made in USA and performs way above its price point.
I got to listen to one briefly at RMAF CanJam, sounded pretty good, one thing that did concern me about longevity was even the volume knob was warm to the touch
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I've been considering purchasing some IEMs for use with my phone (SGS2). I dunno how much use I'd actually get out of them though, so I'm looking to get some cheap ones (sub-$100). Unfortunately I missed out on the recent amazon deals for the ultimate ears triplefi10s or whatever they were. Anybody have any other recommendations?
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I have used Senn HD580s for about 7 years. They are my reference source for a flat, accurate response. Though discontinued, the HD600s allegedly use the same drivers. They were underpowered by the first sound card I used to drive them so I made an amp as well. That was a fun project and turned out very nicely.

I use a set of Etymotic ER-6 canal phones when I desire isolation - mostly when mowing the lawn or running the snowblower.

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I've had my Sennheiser HD 450s for many years now. They're very comfortable to wear, and they have a really great, full sound to them. I hope they never die!
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I loved my AKG K701 but they hurt the top of my head during long listening sessions and the open back nature sometimes disturbed my wife, etc. Sold them and bought a pair of ATH M-50s as well and can agree with every word the OP said. Fantastic headphones and comfortable too. Gave my wife my pair of Yamaha RH5MA that I also liked a lot... great bargain headphone.
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I loved my AKG K701 but they hurt the top of my head during long listening sessions and the open back nature sometimes disturbed my wife, etc. Sold them and bought a pair of ATH M-50s as well and can agree with every word the OP said. Fantastic headphones and comfortable too.
Just as an update, I've since heard the Denon DN-HP1000s. In my opinion they are superior headphones to the ATH-M50s, no questions asked.

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Very nice! I just picked up a pair of the ATH-M50S Limited Edition ones. I really like these cans. For portability I also got a pair of Triple.Fi 10 IEM.

I am looking for any excuses that allow me use my cans and IEM now.

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