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by Belial
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: For those with too much money ...
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

Re: For those with too much money ...

But they are very *pretty* fancy boxes!

Ben
by Belial
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Loudspeaker Amp for Headphones VS Dedicated Headphone Amp
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Re: Loudspeaker Amp for Headphones VS Dedicated Headphone Am

The nice thing about headphones is that they're easy to take with you to the store, so you can test-drive the amp :-)

Ben
by Belial
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Loudspeaker Amp for Headphones VS Dedicated Headphone Amp
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Re: Loudspeaker Amp for Headphones VS Dedicated Headphone Am

YMMV, but my experience is: - a ~2000 model Kenwood receiver, whose headphone stage was attrocious. This headphone adapter was a massive improvement - an early 80s NAD 3150 integrated, whose headphone stage was as good as the $650 Talisman T-31H If you're aiming for headphones that can be driven fro...
by Belial
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Gin
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Re: Gin

Might have to give it another try *gulp*

What was the stuff that used to come with a red plastic hat on the bottle? El Toro? Man I drank of a lot of that in highschool.

Ben
by Belial
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Gin
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Re: Gin

Smokey martini (2 parts gin, 1 part scotch) is pretty freakin unbelievable.

Tequila is the stuff that highschool nightmares are made of. Then again, tequila shots are the reason my wife and I hooked up, so it's not all bad.

Ben
by Belial
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Gin
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Re: Gin

I haven't drunk bourbon since Uni (where I drank a hell of a lot of it). Might have to give it another go :-)

Ben
by Belial
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Gin
Replies: 18
Views: 4097

Gin

There's lot of talk about beer and scotch, but I think gin makes an excellent music enhancement chemical.

I usually drink Tanqueray, but last night I grabbed some Bombay Sapphire. Holy hell it's good.

That is all.

Ben
by Belial
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Galaxy S2
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Galaxy S2

I can't tell if you have an iphone, a galaxy s or a galaxy s2.... For the S there's and app called Voodoo that does a lot to improve the sound quality (most noticeably gives you *a lot* more volume). If you're asking if you should upgrade from the S to the S2, the answer would be 'no' if you're moti...
by Belial
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: headphones for work recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 3254

Re: headphones for work recommendation

The Beats are $600? Sweet mother of god.

Ben
by Belial
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*
Replies: 120
Views: 19927

Re: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*

Foobar is actually quite good at batch conversion. It's how I go FLAC -> mp3/apple lossless.

Ben
by Belial
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Audio Upgrades + Headphones Advice
Replies: 40
Views: 7176

Re: Audio Upgrades + Headphones Advice

Burn-in is (basically) a myth. It takes time for your ears/brain to adjust to new headphones though. Use them for a day (or a week) and you'll be "burnt in". That said, the Alessandros are relatively bass-light and forward-mids, so they can be perceived as somewhat tinny. Once you adjust you'll prob...
by Belial
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*
Replies: 120
Views: 19927

Re: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*

Thanks. Assuming the amp stage is decent, it might make for a poor man's Grace (tho not half as pretty).

Ben
by Belial
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*
Replies: 120
Views: 19927

Re: DACMatrix combo (DACMagic and M-Stage) *SPECIAL ENDED*

Out of interest, are the DM/DM+ driverless? When I do eventually do a DAC upgrade, it needs to be driverless because I use an ipad as the transport.

Ben
by Belial
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100
Replies: 299
Views: 60021

Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

(it's threads like this that make me ROFL when the newbies apologise for taking a thread off-topic)
by Belial
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100
Replies: 299
Views: 60021

Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

I'm so old I cant even remember WHEN people starting using the 'Friend of Dorothy' euphemism, but I think it refers to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Given that gay men seem to enjoy almost any musical theatre, it may be a very old reference indeed. Hmm, Family Guy/American Dad/Simpsons all feature...