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by mallethead
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: K242HD, AD900 & K701 - Open Can for FPS Gaming
Replies: 43
Views: 6433

Re: K242HD, AD900 & K701 - Open Can for FPS Gaming

You've listened to both Matt? I'd like to hear why you think they're much better. Ta No. I haven't. I might have tried the Senns at Harvey Norman or something, but not the AD900. I've just read a lot about headphones and have gathered that they are a much better headphone. Firstly, the AD900 are ha...
by mallethead
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2653
Views: 398897

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

G-rig wrote:

Love this track.
(From VA-Imaginary Friends-2009 (Ultimae records)).
You might like this


Off the CD 'Vrioon'
by mallethead
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Advise to establish a club
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Advise to establish a club

Byron wrote:Just assume venue, liquor license and protection not a problem.

Hmmmm, I agree that I likely need someone to do it for me. Ah, damn.

Anyway, thanks.
There goes the business model
by mallethead
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Amp/DAC for laptop use.
Replies: 381
Views: 56311

Re: Amp/DAC for laptop use.

Ok. So the tubes are there to look good? No they're not. The EF2 is a hybrid design... tube input and solid state output stages. Having tubes wasn't the selling point (and you couldn't in all reason expect it to be for the price)... it's got reasonable quality build and sound and in budget for what...
by mallethead
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2653
Views: 398897

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

Drubbing wrote:
This is an odd choice for me, as the material is a bit broken heart and girly. Couldn’t help it, this girl's voice is magnetic.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44dk4ysnz8&ob=av2n[/youtube]
Talks like a slapper ...sings like a godess
by mallethead
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: external headphone amp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4487

Re: external headphone amp ?

The only downside was the leads on the LCD-2' are about 300mm to short, which gave me a good excuse to have a look at aftermarket cables. So i've got a set of these on order,with a bit of like the should be here in the next week or two. http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-headphone-ca...
by mallethead
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2653
Views: 398897

Re: What's your favourite CD (or CDs) at the moment?

New carbon based lifeforms album has shipped :drool: CD is more of an ambient 'soundcape'- further steps from the other CBL CD's. Definitely more 'selective moment' type of CD to listen to as a result. Not a background music CD IMO. At first listen I thought 'this is all the same'. You have to list...
by mallethead
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: Carbon Tax
Replies: 46
Views: 8017

Re: Carbon Tax

I'm not really knowledgeable about these sort of things at all, but I've been hearing quite a bit about Thorium recently. Apparently its an alternative to uranium that is much more efficient to extract heat from (supposedly because it is a liquid), and it much safer (because it only reacts as long ...
by mallethead
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: MS-1 Pads (Bowls vs Comfies)
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: MS-1 Pads (Bowls vs Comfies)

..and I'm worried about what they'll do to the sound (esp the punchy bass) There's not huge shifts in sound quality - subtle differences IMO. 'Punchy bass' not lost with the bowl pads. What I gain is a little less 'in your face' concentrated sound and overall sound seems to be more balanced for my ...
by mallethead
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: MS-1 Pads (Bowls vs Comfies)
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: MS-1 Pads (Bowls vs Comfies)

I'd want them to last a fair bit before breaking down from being lugged around in my bag, but how's the comfort on them? I'd back the 414's handling this better than the bowls just given the lower profile in your bag. Comfort and sound quality will be what you prefer. I prefer the bowls due to soun...
by mallethead
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Dream set up
Replies: 81
Views: 11933

Re: Dream set up

Can you get the NP30 in? Maybe you'd be able to do a nice deal on the NP30 plus either DACMagic or StageDAC. It's just a pity they didn't put a better DAC in it for the price. If you add a DAC you are basically spending $700 for the music streamer functionality and the sexy look. So .... IMO you ei...
by mallethead
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Dream set up
Replies: 81
Views: 11933

Re: Dream set up

Foobar2000/iTunes > Cambridge Audio NP30 Network Music Player > Corda Concerto > LCD-2 What are your thoughts on this set up? Have all but the NP30 (currently using Cambridge Audio Azur 550C as source). Do you think think I would see any appreciable gain in sound quality if I put a Corda StageDAC b...
by mallethead
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Improving MS-1 Sound Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 3229

Re: Improving MS-1 Sound Quality

For your budget you'll be going for USB external dac/amp IMO if you want to use your laptop. Here's some likely candidates to do some research on: Fiio 7 Nuforce uDAC E-MU 0202 iBasso D2 & D4 Going cheaper is not going to give you worthwhile improvement IMO on your laptop soundcard. I'm with Ben on ...
by mallethead
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Dream set up
Replies: 81
Views: 11933

Re: Dream set up

Yes OK.....'Direct sound' to USB in windows 7 is all you need for the DacMagic
by mallethead
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: New guy, need opinions on headphones
Replies: 26
Views: 4009

Re: New guy, need opinions on headphones

MikeCitizen wrote:
While doing about 4 hours worth of research tonight, so so many people claim the SRH440's have insufficient bass and are no good for hip hop...is this true?
Bass is easily sufficient IMO