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by mallethead
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Dream set up
Replies: 81
Views: 11905

Re: Dream set up

Laptop noise is not a problem with headphones IMO......you can improve it further if needed by an using external hard drive or NAS/Time Machine hooked into your network somewhere. Noise may not be a problem with headphones, but a lappy card is still basic sound. Pair it with a decent set of phones ...
by mallethead
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Dream set up
Replies: 81
Views: 11905

Re: Dream set up

Will this mean that I have to go back to CDs rather than some form of lossless format? Thanks again for all your help. You've got lossless files already - why go back to CD. Use your MBP as digital transport. Laptop noise is not a problem with headphones IMO......you can improve it further if neede...
by mallethead
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Audio Technica ATH-A900 vs Beyerdynamic dt250
Replies: 42
Views: 5240

Re: Audio Technica ATH-A900 vs Beyerdynamic dt250

daystrom_matthew wrote: Someone doesn't like my exaggeration
I must have posted on here at least a thousand times asking people not to exaggerate ;)
by mallethead
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Burson no longer stocked at Headphonic
Replies: 12
Views: 1984

Re: Burson no longer stocked at Headphonic

Here's my comment FWIW Any company, particularly one marketing a product to a niche market, has got it completely wrong when they complain about negative product feedback rather than investigate why. It's either defensiveness, arrogance or stupidity. It strikes me as arrogance. "If you say bad thing...
by mallethead
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Audio Technica ATH-A900 vs Beyerdynamic dt250
Replies: 42
Views: 5240

Re: Audio Technica ATH-A900 vs Beyerdynamic dt250

[ if you've got a typical onboard don't even bother, you won't hear the difference between a DT250 and a $10 headset ;) As shit as onboard sound has the potential to be you'd have to be a complete cloth ears not to pick the difference between DT250's and a $10 headset. Try it for yourself .....I di...
by mallethead
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Possibly the biggest single FOTM I've seen
Replies: 46
Views: 6430

Re: Possibly the biggest single FOTM I've seen

It's typical of large forums, whatever the interest. Someone posts asking for help with an issue or a product - often not even wanting to buy something, and are deluged with 'buy what I bought, everyone here has, it's the best'. Yeah, coz we never do that here with the KSC-75, RE0, MS-1, MS-Pro, AD...
by mallethead
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2653
Views: 398086

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

Having an Aphex Twin retrospective
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-US91WU ... detailpage[/youtube]
by mallethead
Thu May 26, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: USB Dac/Amp for MS1 & AD900's
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: USB Dac/Amp for MS1 & AD900's

No. Power is pointless if the signal feeding it is shit. Agree++. With MS1's it's good source 1st - only time power has come into it is rare times I've used my phone with it. My experience Phone- needs a bit more 'grunt' Laptop- passable HiFiMAN EF2- mmm... better. I can get by as I use it at work ...
by mallethead
Mon May 23, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: Looking for some advice
Replies: 37
Views: 5549

Re: Looking for some advice

Marcus wrote:Arbitrarily.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mallethead
Mon May 23, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: I wonder if you can put these in stock...
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: I wonder if you can put these in stock...

Albireo wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EP ... CH8092YI91

Apparently I can't get it shipped via Amazon, due to international shipping limitations Amazon APPARENTLY has...
I'll PM you with a solution
by mallethead
Fri May 20, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Xonar Settings Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Xonar Settings Question

Hey, I have an ASIO Plugin for MediaMonkey. You say for MP3/ACC/Lossless to not bother, what formats would you you say that it would be noticeable (or used with)? and should I disabled the Plugin if I'm listening to MPC/ACC/Lossless (or will it make no difference)? Getting far too complicated IMO. ...
by mallethead
Tue May 17, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General chitchat
Topic: What's your favourite music at the moment?
Replies: 2653
Views: 398086

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2 ... detailpage[/youtube]

Rival Sons- Pressure and Time

ROCK AND ROLL!!
by mallethead
Sun May 08, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: AD900 + Fiio E7 = improvement?
Replies: 25
Views: 4824

Re: AD900 + Fiio E7 = improvement?

As Mallet also says, there are converters but AFAIK they cost nearly as much as the DAC itself so if a person needs this functionality, it's best to make sure it's already built into the DAC they choose. Decent quality converters from around sub $200 - but yes....better to buy dac with the function...
by mallethead
Sat May 07, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Headphones etc
Topic: AD900 + Fiio E7 = improvement?
Replies: 25
Views: 4824

Re: AD900 + Fiio E7 = improvement?

The Dac Magic won't pass your HD FLAC at their native resolution over USB (it will upsample them) - it does support HD via its other inputs. He only said he has some FLAC and mp3 files. The 192kbs he is referring to with his mp3 files is bitrate not sampling resolution. Nothing goes through at nati...
by mallethead
Fri May 06, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Sources & Headphone Amps
Topic: Possibly the biggest single FOTM I've seen
Replies: 46
Views: 6430

Re: Possibly the biggest single FOTM I've seen

there is some good stuff on Head Fi, yes it is a job sorting through the debre, very informative i thought, i have learned heaps about the Grado phones, the versions numbers, types of drivers issued etc. have a sweet spot for these, looking in the for sale forum for a pair of SR325i goldies, missed...