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by Belial
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: MS-PRO - Longevity
Replies: 13
Views: 4080

Re: MS-PRO - Longevity

I've had my Pros for 6+ years, and my DT531s for probably 10, and both are still going strong.

Ben
by Belial
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Fidue A31s
Replies: 15
Views: 5875

Re: Fidue A31s

The longer I have mine the happier I am with them. For $40 they're a steal.

Ben
by Belial
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Fidue A31s
Replies: 15
Views: 5875

Fidue A31s

My well loved AF33s finally died. Given how they were treated, they lasted particularly well. I was about to buy another pair and noticed the Fidues for $10 more and with the coveted 'recommended' tag. They arrived today (ordered Tues night - great work as usual guys). For $40 these are pretty godda...
by Belial
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Need to upgrade source.
Replies: 12
Views: 3028

Re: Need to upgrade source.

I don't see why posted music would be re-ripped: that doesn't really make any sense. But I agree about not pirating. Pay $10/mth for Rdio or Spotify and get access to a gel of a lot of music. The quality seems pretty high: I'd guess at least 192 vbr, which I honestly can't distinguish from FLAC. Ben
by Belial
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Matrix M-Stage DAC
Replies: 9
Views: 4817

Re: Matrix M-Stage DAC

I've got a 3150 and DT880s (tho unfortunately the preamp stage has died on the 3150 so now it's just used as a power amp). To my ears it sounded better than the T-31H I bought a while back, although the 31 doesn't seem to be held in very high regard.

Ben
by Belial
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: AF33 first impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

AF33 first impressions

My poor M3s have taken a hell of a beating and starting to cut out in both ears. I've decided I can't spend $120/year on canalphones when I'm so rough on them, so I decided to go a bit down market and give the AF33s a shot. I ordered them Wednesday afternoon, and they arrived this morning. Amazing s...
by Belial
Thu May 24, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: iPhone headset
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: iPhone headset

Excellent, thanks Felix.
by Belial
Tue May 22, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: iPhone headset
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

iPhone headset

My mother in law is after a replacement headset for her iPhone, around the $100 mark. I'd say ease of insertion far outweights isolation.

What's the current best pick? I was thinking the MM50ip or even the ATH-CK400i if they're not too terrible.

Cheers,

Ben
by Belial
Tue May 22, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Spotify available in Aus
Replies: 17
Views: 5962

Re: Spotify available in Aus

I've been using Rdio for a few months. Trying Spotify now - it's a bit cheaper and (seems to be) higher quality.

Ben
by Belial
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Rdio is in Aus
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Rdio is in Aus

Yeah, spotify sounds pretty promising. Cheaper than rdio by a significant amount. But I think I'll for out the measly $13/mth for it until spotify is here officially (assuming it's good enough that I want to switch).

Ben
by Belial
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Rdio is in Aus
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Rdio is in Aus

But I assume that's like radio, where you don't get to choose the content, or store it locally?

Ben
by Belial
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Rdio is in Aus
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Rdio is in Aus

I use grooveshark on occasion, but it's one (small) step above flat out piracy, and thier catalog is a mess.

Ben
by Belial
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Rdio is in Aus
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Rdio is in Aus

If you're interested in streaming music services, rdio.com is the first (AFAIK) to hit Aus with a decent catalog and local/offline caching. I'm a couple of days into the 7 day trial and it's pretty incredible. I'm still not entirely sold on the streaming idea, but so far it's been nothing but a posi...
by Belial
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Galaxy S2
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Galaxy S2

It's pretty simple. It comes as part of cyanogenmod if you go down that route. If not, so long as you've rooted the phone, you can just install the paid app: https://market.android.com/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.controlappdonate&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5wcm9qZWN0dm9vZG9vLmNv...
by Belial
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Suitable portable $400-ish headphones?
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: Suitable portable $400-ish headphones?

DT250 fail the stylish test, although I guess their old-school-ness might have some hipster appeal? But they sound freaking fantastic, are portable and within your budget. Personally though, I can't stand full sized headphones for portable use. That's why god (and his friends at brainwavz) made awes...