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Re: Hifi, Lofi - Show us What you Listen With......
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2018, 07:06:30 am »
I bought these about 6 yrs ago and are a great pair of headphones. Bought them at Heathrow for a flight i was taking as i'd left my headphones at home.

https://www.shure.co.uk/products/earphones/se215
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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2018, 07:08:49 am »
"Good news boppers, the big alert has been called off, turns out that the early reports were wrong, all wrong. Now for that group out there that had such a hard time getting home, sorry about that, I guess the only thing we can do is play you a song"

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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2018, 08:07:51 am »

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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2018, 12:37:56 pm »
Anyone tried one of these?

https://www.arcam.co.uk/range/rseries/musicboost.htm

No, but you might be better off with a dedicated mp3 player. Won't be obsolete when you upgrade your phone.

www.amp3.co.uk

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« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2018, 02:34:01 pm »
I can recommend the Etymotic headphones for good sound quality combined with good noise isolation.

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« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2018, 03:32:46 pm »
the qc35 wireless are brilliant. you can't go wrong with those. my mate recommends the sony wh-1000xm3 too. i had a go with them. pretty astounding sounds quality with noise cancelling as well.
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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2018, 06:48:35 pm »
Anyone tried one of these?

https://www.arcam.co.uk/range/rseries/musicboost.htm

No, but you might be better off with a dedicated mp3 player. Won't be obsolete when you upgrade your phone.

www.amp3.co.uk

@organisys I completely agree, MP3 is a much better format in my opinion and the AK ripper is a great way to convert CD data.

Downloads are such a waste of money too. They have no resale value and it is not in Apple or any other provider's interest to do so.

Most of the cds I own that are more than 5 years old have resale values of between £20 and £700. I recently sold my black metal collection alone for £1800.

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« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2018, 07:18:55 pm »
Well to be fair, I just use an iPhone for music on the go. But at home it’s either CD, Vinyl or a big NAS Drive of CDs converted to FLAC files which I play back on Various Sonos players.

My HiFi gear (apart from the Sonos) is around 30 years old and comprises Wharfdale speakers, Rotel amp. Philips CD player, and a Technics SL1200 (ok so that’s not hifi!).

One of the Sonos is connected to the amp and speakers. Modest setup but still sounds OK.

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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2018, 09:26:11 pm »
'a Technics SL1200 (ok so that’s not hifi!)'

@organisys Technics SL 1200 are so synonymous with DJing that they often get overlooked as to how good they can sound with the right stylus. The are a classic.

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« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2018, 07:06:04 am »
^^^Agreed^^^.

Just check the net for 1200/1210 upgrade and there's a wealth of info. I've sold a few pairs over the years and now wished i'd kept one.  :(
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« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2018, 12:32:02 pm »
Well, I won't be doing any 'upgrades', reconditioning yes, it could do with a bit of that. It's probably still got beer and cigarette ash in it from various parties.... ::)

When my kids are a bit older, I might sort it, or switch to a Rega or similar.

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« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2018, 10:00:22 pm »
I finally managed to take a Pic of my Setup:

Headphone Amp: Schiitt Audio Jotunheim
DAC: Audioquest Dragonfly Red (To be changed to Schiit Bifrost)
Streamer: SotM SMS-200
Phono Pre: Musicial Fidelity V90
Phono Deck: Technics 1210 MK2 (from 1989 or something like that)
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT1770 (+ a Audeze soon)

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Yes that is a shite load of money just for listening to some Music over Headphones but why stop at Jeans and Shirts  :D
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« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2018, 10:11:44 pm »

Yes that is a shite load of money just for listening to some Music over Headphones but why stop at Jeans and Shirts  :D

Seems to me price/performance-wise you're in pretty good shape!
Think it, be it.

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« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2018, 10:59:12 pm »

Yes that is a shite load of money just for listening to some Music over Headphones but why stop at Jeans and Shirts  :D

Seems to me price/performance-wise you're in pretty good shape!

Yes, definetly, I don´t buy into the super Highend Stuff, yes the Audeze LCD-3 for 1000€ Sounds better/different then my DT 1770 for 600€ but the LCD-4 does not sound 4 times better then the LCD-3 at least not for my Club Soundsystem beaten ears. I listend to the LCD-4 attached to an Sennheiser HDVD800 (4000€ Cans + 3000€ Amp) and I neither saw Jesus apperaing nor Lemmi rise from the dead.

I keep the HiFi rabbithole closed, my Audio Dealer has Speakers on display that cost as much as a solid Family Home  :D

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« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2018, 12:17:03 am »
Haha, exactly @Steffen

The convenience and "good enough" of my humble setup keeps me happy, but I do want to incrementally improve things as soon as higher priorities are in the rearview.
Think it, be it.