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1 hour ago, ilikebananafudge said:

I hear those require serious amplification.

Actually quite the opposite, you don't even need an amp to get the most out of them.

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On 8/9/2020 at 9:18 AM, purk said:

Soon Hifiman HE-R10. 😭

I love Fang.  Did I ever tell you guys about the time he rear-ended me in Tianjin and then had his wife's dad fix my car while I took painting lessons at his expense?

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I think my journey went something like from various Lambdas to the HD800 to the SR-007 MK2.9 and finally to the Utopia. The Focal definitely have the least trade-offs and annoying stuff amongst the headphones that I've tried and owned. 

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Circa 1996.  Sony MDR-CD1700. I modified it recently for a balanced amplification.  Stock is single-end only with wiring going into the left earcup.   The CD1700 is seriously awesome after the mod.  It is super efficient and sound better than ever.  Modded with Moon-Audio Black Dragon and Furutech 4.4 mm plug.

 

 

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2 hours ago, skullguise said:

^^ always liked them when I heard them, kind of a poor man's CD-3000......

Well the CD1700 actually does not have any weakness after the recabled work that I did.  As wonderful as the Cd3000 with similar mod, the treble still can be annoying from time to time.  I don’t encounter any issue with the CD1700.  The presentation is actually effortless, relaxed, and analog sounding.  If you guys come across one and willing to do a bit of DIY, you will be very pleased with the results.  They can easily compete with any headphones under a grand and then some.

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I think this is a reasonable question. My vintage RS-1 and HD-800S don't get used much. My Bose NC700 get used about 18 hours a day. I'm always on the move. They are comfortable, they sound fine, and the noise cancelling is great.

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