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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by stargazer on June 03, 2017, 12:32:35 AM »
I have AKG headphones:

IP2: http://www.akg.com/pro/p/ip2
K702: http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k702

I like the silky sounding of the K702, so I own this pair twice :)
Now I am looking for a headphone amp rack device.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le) on June 02, 2017, 10:05:42 PM »
I go back and forth between these three:

I use http://pro.ultimateears.com/products/custom-monitors/for-audiophiles/reference-remastered when playing live, mixing and tracking.

I use http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/37a47d8ea9cf0796/index.html for critical listening and final mix decisions.

I use http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/f39784ce643a82e6/index.html for kicking back and listening at home

PV
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by petekelly on June 02, 2017, 12:52:59 PM »
Julio, that's a bugger !

I get pretty hacked off when gear fails - I expect it to work for ever :) It must be particularly galling as it wasn't the usual wear and tear / drivers failing etc. I've had more phones fail on me over the years than anything else.
My ancient Shure E500 IEMs died recently, they were held together with hot glue and nail varnish, but I kept them as I find them invaluable for mastering. Fortunately, a good friend sold me on his unwanted Shure SE535s , so I'm covered again.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on June 02, 2017, 12:03:22 PM »
Seren these are what original came with my Grado Prestige SR 325's and what I recently got to replace the fluffier on ear ones.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006GCCO0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are uncomfortable, being over ear,  the headphone mechanics so to speak does make contact with the ear and after long periods, for me about an hour or so I begin to notice it.  Grado users seem to put up with this because the sound quality is worth it.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Seren on June 02, 2017, 06:08:59 AM »
Re Grado's - I did see a forum comment where somebody advised that the change from on ear to over ear also affected the sound quality, and that the on ears were much more uncomfortable.....so unsure what to get now...
best of luck getting the HD800's fixed
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on June 02, 2017, 05:21:47 AM »
oo...sorry to hear about that - not nice.

I lost my previous Beyers when I got a feedback loop and had to choose what to turn down first - VS2480 or headphones....

I still have the beyers, but they buzz on one side if the bass frequencies hits a certain note or presence or tone.

Hope you get the amp fixed and replace the headphones with something that excites you.






had these 2 years now - still think they are fantastic. Though those Focals look very, very nice Julio

and still using them......though may need to get replacement foam pads - 25.


Yup, the Grado's are really good headphones....Im happy to still have them.  I put a softer ear cups on them, not grade brand and it killed the higher frequency so best to replace the cups with what grado make for them which I just did a few days ago.

I find myself in what I call "The leasing a Porsche Syndrome"  Here in America there was a Porsche that could be leased for under $500 a month, something that was manageable for some until that first service and a complete tire change at $500 plus a tire......thats sort of where Im at with the HD800 headphones.  Its a lot of cash to come up with to fix them but I will get to it because they are that good.

Good to hear that your able to record again in a happy enviroment Seren!
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Seren on June 02, 2017, 01:00:10 AM »
PS. what I'm actually doing is looking for somewhere to live where I can set the studio and music up properly so I can really relax and enjoy listening and recording music....

Moved house a year ago - have a room just for music 8) 8)

Have really enjoyed listening to music with enough space to give the sound air.

Started recording again about a month ago....
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Seren on June 02, 2017, 12:48:49 AM »
oo...sorry to hear about that - not nice.

I lost my previous Beyers when I got a feedback loop and had to choose what to turn down first - VS2480 or headphones....

I still have the beyers, but they buzz on one side if the bass frequencies hits a certain note or presence or tone.

Hope you get the amp fixed and replace the headphones with something that excites you.






had these 2 years now - still think they are fantastic. Though those Focals look very, very nice Julio

and still using them......though may need to get replacement foam pads - 25.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on June 01, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
Its been so quiet around here of late so I thought I would spice it up with some smoke and fire.... :o

My SPL Phonitor 2 headphone amps right channel died the other day and while it did so it sent a load signal to the right channel of my Sennheiser HD800 headphones......what an indescribable sound.....shattering paper thin carbide sheets under blackhole pressure, ok its describable.  Whats not describable  are my thoughts, well actually not printable. Think of words to describe $3400 of beautiful designed dead metal and the sweetest sounding headphones gone.

Within seconds came the cremated electronic smell that permeated the studio.....more non printable words.

Warranty on both amp and cans ran out in December 2016.....almost printable  F..K!

I contacted Zen Pro Audio where I got the SPL Phonitor 2 and the owner Warren jump into action to see what could be done...within an hour or so I had the sales rep for SPL, followed by the service manager for SPL in contact with me...impressive.  I think once I had explained how the amp had absolutely crush and destroyed my HD 800 cans some sympathy or empathy at least was given......their words were "we will be gentle with you"....lets see.

Now the Sennhesier HD800....firstly you can't talk to them, Sennheiser that is.  No warranty, click here on the website....type model number here.....flat service fee $585. 
A lot more words not fit to be printed here....but what gets one thinking is what sort of great headphones can you get $585, right.  Certainly the HD800's are truly wonderful with the right amp. Like nothing Ive ever heard before.  Much to think about.

The amp will be fixed but not for the headphones.  The one other paramount aspect of the Phonitor 2 amp is that it also drives my studio monitors, well they are power monitors but the signal that goes to the cans also goes to the monitors through the Phonitor....listening as I have to now with my system reconfigured it is sonically lacking without the Phonitor 2 amp to drive those monitors.

The Sennhesier HD800 sit in their box like a silk laced funeral casket while I decide how to approach this and Im enjoying my old Grado SR 325 cans, the ones in the first post in this thread.

I hope this comes across as me having some fun with these  bizarre events. :)

 
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Introduce myself and my music
« Last post by Hermann Holsgr on June 01, 2017, 07:27:06 AM »
Hello everyone! My name is Santiago and I'm from Montevideo, Uruguay.



I'm involved into composition of ambient music under the moniker of Hermann Holsgr.



Last February I release a mixtape including some of my experimental soundscapes composed between 2012-2016:

>soundcloud.com/holsgr/virtual-portal
>mixcloud.com/holsgr/virtual-portal

In Bandcamp you can immerse into the soundscapes of my complete discography. There are many electronic ambient albums with influences of drone and dark ambient (Donovan Velvet, Virt, Hypn), psychedelic and ethereal drone (Yhnpivtr, Nyrst), abstract and lo-fi minimalism (tenebras_non_lux), modern classical ambient (GSTRPD, Diamantiferal).



I hope you like the eerie and reverberated atmosphere of my records:

>hermannholsgr.bandcamp.com

* If you use the following DISCOUNT CODE you have a 45% off on any album available for purchase in digital format: holsgr_2017



I have a blog where I share my favorite ambient albums:
>facebook.com/postambientlux

I also make digital/glitch art and show it on my Instagram profile:

>instagram.com/holsgr

>Facebook: facebook.com/holsgr
>Twitter: twitter.com/holsgr

Thank you for the support.
Greetings from Uruguay!
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