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by Marcus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Comfy use headphones for hours of use
Replies: 17
Views: 1343

Re: Comfy use headphones for hours of use

Good subject! Ok - the DT250 is never what I'd call a "wow" headphone. The C1P and ESW9 are both "wow" headphones. What I mean is that the DT250 are indeed more neutral. They don't hype any particular frequency, in fact the DT250 has slight treble rolloff making them darker and s...
by Marcus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Advice on wireless earphones $100-200
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Advice on wireless earphones $100-200

Both have sound quality that I'd be happy with, so it would come down to other aspects, in which case I'd go the E10BT - purely from a connectivity perspective :) They both have on-cable battery packs to increase battery life. Models that have batteries in the earpieces tend to have a much shorter b...
by Marcus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)
Replies: 1210
Views: 236263

Re: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)

Ok - the other option that might suit is the new ATH-LS70IS - they're a little richer sounding than the Resonate so you might find that preferable for the contemporary listening :)
by Marcus
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Help me upgrade from beyerdynamic DT235
Replies: 14
Views: 2879

Re: Help me upgrade from beyerdynamic DT235

Scratch the DT770pro if you like fast and unhyped bass, they're the opposite and are basically beats by Beyer, only they need an amp :) The DT250 are definitely going to be better than the HM5 and M40X if you're prepared to spend the extra, otherwise both the HM5 and M40X are great for the price. I ...
by Marcus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Impedance isn't everything - many of Beyer's current lineup has high impedance (~250ohms) and high efficiency (>90dB) which would match fine with the STX. Also - impedance matching amp and headphones tends to be a waste of time in my experience. "An actual DAC" is pretty much what you're p...
by Marcus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)
Replies: 1210
Views: 236263

Re: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)

Any open headphones are going to generally be better for games and movies but they won't block much, if any, outside noise. For games only I doubt you'll notice any improvement going from the AD900X to a higher end model, but for music you should. My recommendation would depend on the type of music ...
by Marcus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Volume limiting headphones for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Volume limiting headphones for kids

Yes, they should be fine :)
by Marcus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Audiolab M-DAC Mini
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Audiolab M-DAC Mini

It's a lovely little unit, isn't it? :)

Thanks for your support over the years.
by Marcus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Canalphones for Running and Gym $100 budget
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Canalphones for Running and Gym $100 budget

The XF200 are a great choice for the price, as are the RockJaw Alfa Genus V2, but if you're happy spending the extra the LS50 are a great performer :)

Don't go bluetooth unless you don't have much choice - you pay more but get less in terms of performance and reliability.
by Marcus
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Quad D1, Corda Jazz, Beyer T90Jubilee combo $1499 save $807
Replies: 42
Views: 10136

Re: Quad D1, Corda Jazz, Beyer T90Jubilee combo $1499 save $807

Pops and clicks are pretty rare for DACs unless something is going wrong. I'd normally assume that the common factor will be the USB port, some of which can be pretty poor quality and can result in glitches with USB DACs. You can get around it a few ways, such as using a USB to SPDIF converter, or t...
by Marcus
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Sennheiser HD4.50 vs Sony WH-CH700N
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Sennheiser HD4.50 vs Sony WH-CH700N

I haven't tested either so I can't say either way, sorry :)
by Marcus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)
Replies: 1210
Views: 236263

Re: Our top picks. (Help me pick the best headphones!)

Hey Sam, To be honest I don't think any brand of IEMs I've sold has ever been perfect - cable issues are the most common thing that goes wrong, no matter how much effort manufacturers put into making the cable more robust. The AF78 wasn't especially bad with cable problems (pretty standard numbers),...
by Marcus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2646
Views: 331152

Re: What's your favourite music at the moment?

I've had a bit of their stuff pass across my ears, interesting old-new-romantic styles. Bit of a mash of a few bands/styles :)
by Marcus
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12966

Re: The Beer Thread

by Marcus
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12966

Re: The Beer Thread

I left this spam bot response because it made me laugh - his email address was top.winebunker.wine@ and there was a wineywinewine spam link in his signature. The fact that they dug up a thread from nearly 10 years ago impressed me :unibrow:

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