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JANDL100 last won the day on April 13 2016

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About JANDL100

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  • Birthday 05/02/1956

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    Forest of Dean, Glos
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  • Digital Source 1
    Qobuz Hifi streaming
  • Digital Source 2
    Arcam DV29
  • DAC
    Audiobyte Black Drag
  • Integrated Amp
    Hegel H90
  • My Speakers
    MBL 116F
  • Headphones
    PSB M4U-1, Beyer 250, Stax SR3
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Nope, just that one. I bought it for a 2nd system mainly on the basis of its looks happily, it sounded more than decent as well, although the speed did have a tendency to shift around a little - it needed readjusting every few days; very easy to do.
  2. Wow, awesome - really pleased you've found a pair that does the biz for you. I've had a couple of AKG 700 series cans and I can't bear to listen to them! Unbearable grainy colouration. We all hear things differently, don't we.
  3. Coo, this is interesting, violinist David Oistrakh conducts Shosty 10
  4. and a RP-3000 direct drive turntable in pretty much as new condition. This sounded very good with the mounted Goldring Eroica LX mc cart.
  5. Ah vintage Rotel. They don't make them like this any more, sadly missing a couple of buttons but still lovely. A classic RA-1412. Now sold on. The preamp section had a vintage 'golden glow' to the sound, while the power amp section was neutral and powerful. Some here may recall I demmed it one year at the Wam's Scalford show.
  6. Used ... Beyer DT 250, need a bit of bass boost imo. A perfect match for a CD Walkman with bass enhancement facility - that's how I use mine. PSB M4U, ear cups are a smidgeon too narrow, but easily and cheaply replaced to good effect. My fave cans atm, regardless of cost.
  7. Maybe you aren't allowing headphones enough time to run in? That can make a game-changing difference, ime. They can take tens of hours of continuous play from new to strut their stuff. Not all, but definitely some. I've bought nearly new cans on eBay and I can definitely hear why they were sold on, the sq being just as you describe! But given some extra time and they turn into a most enjoyable bargain.
  8. Hey, how about that, I quite liked the X2 - I guess I'm a sheeple! But yes, OK, they are a bit overblown - "too hifi" as I described them above. But nowhere near as monstrous as some folks hear them, imo. All subjective, innit.
  9. I don't seem to be as sensitive as that, but comfort is a major driver in headphone choice for me as well. I've yet to find an on-ear or in-ear that I can live with. KEF M500 and B&O Form 2i have been the most tolerable on-ears, but half hour usage is about my limit. For me, comfort seems to be based on my earlobes not being touched by the earpad, the type of material is not really relevant although cloth rather than [p]leather tends to be cooler.
  10. I've just fitted new earpads to my PSB M4U-1. Not that they needed them, they were still as-new - but I've had great results from these pads before so I thought I'd try --- and, wow, the whole sound just opened up, and they are more cumfy. Stupidly cheap - eBay llinky https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads-Cusion-Covers-for-Sony-HM5-Headphone/123907553627?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=424671473909&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 They work great with Beyer DT 250 as well, and are hugely more comfortable that the standard pads which feel kind of crude.. IMO & YMMV
  11. Sounds like those Philips X2HD were faulty to me. I had a pair of standard X2 - i''ve no idea of the differences, if any - and while they weren't great with classical [a bit too 'hifi'] they were pretty damn impressive and had none of the flaws you mention. I sold them to a fellow forum member [rock and similar] who thinks they are wonderful and who ditched his much more expensive Senn 600 in favour of the X2.