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~Magick_Man~
02-06-2007, 08:21 PM
i snagged a new pair off ebay for like 180 shipped and just got them today.
and i am already in love. :inlove:
the only thing i dont like about them is the 1/4" plug on the cord, instead of the 3.5mm plug.
which means i have to use an adapter while using it on my mp3 player.
but that isnt really that much of a problem.
i also just ordered a little dot micro+ to use with my zune since the output on it is pretty low with these higher impedance headphones.

i just felt like sharing :D :yumyum:

~Magick_Man~

Beat_Dominator
02-06-2007, 08:27 PM
Welcome to the world of quality audio..... even if they are smelly Senns :p:

~Magick_Man~
02-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Welcome to the world of quality audio..... even if they are smelly Senns :p:

considering the best phones i have had up till now were some $20 sony cans these are just a little bit better. :eyebrow:
they sound so much better running off my onkyo receiver than they do off my zune.
but hopefully this amp will fix that.

~Magick_Man~

Beat_Dominator
02-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Yeah portable units just don't have the right output to get the most from big 'phones.

anmol_da_great
02-06-2007, 08:38 PM
you like audio quality yet you bought a zune?

im confused

joetama
02-06-2007, 08:50 PM
Sennheiser headphones FTW!

ballstothewall
02-06-2007, 08:55 PM
Sennheiser headphones FTW!


x2 +1!!!1!!111!!!

SHiZNiLTi
02-06-2007, 09:02 PM
I love mine, X-fi optical out to the Harmon Kardon AVR430 ....

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2222/clipboard01cb0.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3062/hd595s8ul.jpg

~Magick_Man~
02-06-2007, 09:22 PM
you like audio quality yet you bought a zune?

im confused

i bought a zune because i want to have something to listen to while i am at work.
and there is nothing wrong with the quality, it just doesnt have enough power to drive these phones.
hence the amp.

~Magick_Man~

acold7dusta
02-06-2007, 09:23 PM
i gotta question

i got Grado Sr-125's off of my yamaha reciever

will i benefit in any way by purchasing a dedicated head phone amp?

~Magick_Man~
02-06-2007, 09:26 PM
while i cant answer that i can say these are so much louder and just sound better overall running off my onkyo reciever.

~Magick_Man~

req
02-06-2007, 09:32 PM
most often than not, high quality phones usually benifit from a 15~20w amp.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

eaither will work well, im guessing you could afford the origional T amp ;)

mine is fantastic on my HD570's.

but i had to get a 3.5m to phono, and then phono -> bare wire and jack them all so i could input the phones to the amp. but it puts out 30w. *you also have to get a 12~15v 1a power supply for the $30 Tamp*

quakerroatmeal
02-07-2007, 12:14 AM
I see you buying all sorts of new toys Joseph. Side-box building doing you good huh ;)

joetama
02-07-2007, 12:16 AM
You know thinking about this title....

I don't know if I want to stick my ***** in anyone's ear....

I don't think it would even fit....

~Magick_Man~
02-07-2007, 12:29 AM
You know thinking about this title....

I don't know if I want to stick my ***** in anyone's ear....

I don't think it would even fit....

*** doesnt have to include a pen1s :fyi: :eyebrow:

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
02-07-2007, 12:29 AM
I see you buying all sorts of new toys Joseph. Side-box building doing you good huh ;)

meh sort of, but these were my birthday present.
well actually i got cash which i used to buy these.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
02-07-2007, 12:31 AM
and another post because i feel like whoring up my thread.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/senn%20hd-595/P2070071.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/senn%20hd-595/P2070072.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/senn%20hd-595/P2070073.jpg

:yumyum:

~Magick_Man~

joetama
02-07-2007, 12:36 AM
*** doesnt have to include a pen1s :fyi: :eyebrow:

~Magick_Man~

I realized that.... Thanks...

And I see you have "NO FEAR"....

But, anyway, on topic... I have the HD580's and I love them, so I'm sure you love the 595's....

Yaaa for Sennheiser being bad ***.....

~Magick_Man~
02-07-2007, 12:47 AM
I realized that.... Thanks...

:D anything i can do to help.;)



And I see you have "NO FEAR"....
because it pwns all.


But, anyway, on topic... I have the HD580's and I love them, so I'm sure you love the 595's....

Yaaa for Sennheiser being bad ***.....

absolutely, and hopefully when i get the amp they will sound alot closer on my zune to what they sound like off my receiver .

~Magick_Man~

joetama
02-07-2007, 12:49 AM
What amp?

Did you say it above??? I missed it if you did...

I am looking for one too, bloody iPod ***** at driving my HD580's and the MDR-V1's....

~Magick_Man~
02-07-2007, 12:53 AM
Little Dot Micro+
$75 including shipping and insurance.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Little-Dot-Micro-Portable-Headphone-Amp-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ190080477509QQihZ009QQcategoryZ 40138QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

i searched around and heard nothing but good things about it so i pulled the trigger on it.

~Magick_Man~

joetama
02-07-2007, 12:59 AM
Hmmm.... Well let us know how it works out for you....

I've been looking at a Creek Audio OBX21 for a while, but I'm being cheap.....

JimJ
02-07-2007, 01:13 AM
Nice cans.


I've been looking at a Creek Audio OBX21 for a while, but I'm being cheap.....

Do it, you wuss.

I've thought about getting a nice pair of 'phones, but I've never gotten used to having the soundstage between my ears...:(

joetama
02-07-2007, 01:15 AM
Nice cans.



Do it, you wuss.

I've thought about getting a nice pair of 'phones, but I've never gotten used to having the soundstage between my ears...:(

It's the best way to cover up the voices that live there normally.....

Beat_Dominator
02-07-2007, 03:37 PM
Here's my setup..... AKGs make Senns sound like pewp :fyi:

http://i1.tinypic.com/2d2j7kl.jpg


Yes that's a t00b..... yes I still hate t00bs......in amps. That's a Bellari Phono preamp with built in headphone amp. Jim say's it's evil because it has a bad t00b in it...but I think it's fine for vinyl.

~Magick_Man~
02-08-2007, 08:47 PM
Here's my setup..... AKGs make Senns sound like pewp :fyi:


This may be true but i bet you paid a little more than $180 for those :greedy:

~Magick_Man~

but on further review it seems that those are/were available for about the same price as i paid for these.
do they really sound that much better?

95ZJ
02-08-2007, 08:50 PM
Rio Karma + Shure e3c = good enough for me

req
02-08-2007, 09:19 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/SONIC-IMPACT-T-AMP-TRIPATH-2024-CHIP-AMP-CLASS-T_W0QQitemZ130077830963QQihZ003QQcategoryZ3280QQrd Z1QQcmdZViewItem

teh cheep cheep amp. sounds awesome.

Beat_Dominator
02-09-2007, 12:52 PM
This may be true but i bet you paid a little more than $180 for those :greedy:

~Magick_Man~

but on further review it seems that those are/were available for about the same price as i paid for these.
do they really sound that much better?

I paid like $250 over 5 years ago for my AKGs. The differences between the AKG and Senn. 'phones is very subjective. The Senns almost always have better bass but the AKGs are midrange kings. It all depends on what sort of sound you prefer ;)

joetama
02-09-2007, 01:39 PM
I paid like $250 over 5 years ago for my AKGs. The differences between the AKG and Senn. 'phones is very subjective. The Senns almost always have better bass but the AKGs are midrange kings. It all depends on what sort of sound you prefer ;)

I guess a Martin Logan guy would like those...:wacky::p:

Beat_Dominator
02-09-2007, 01:51 PM
I guess a Martin Logan guy would like those...:wacky::p:

Precisely ;)

~Magick_Man~
02-13-2007, 07:07 PM
woot my amp just got here.
there isnt a huge volume gain but with both of them on max it is uncomfortably loud.
and it is freaking tiny.
i will get some pics up later tonight when i have my camera.

~Magick_Man~

1loudsuv
02-14-2007, 02:58 AM
i wouldnt mind a nice set if i had use for them lol

~Magick_Man~
02-14-2007, 04:13 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Little%20Tube%20Micro%20plus/P2130050.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Little%20Tube%20Micro%20plus/P2130048.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Little%20Tube%20Micro%20plus/P2130047.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Little%20Tube%20Micro%20plus/P2130045.jpg

not a whole lot going on inside but it gets the job done.

~Magick_Man~

joetama
02-14-2007, 11:07 AM
What is there 10 components?

That thing still looks pretty slick however....