The Deals Thread

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  1. wormcycle

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    Thank you, I think it is very sensible advice.I have focus pads, will try Audeze vegan pads. I was not even thinking about Susvara!. But HE-6 used can be found around $900 so if it means for example improved resolution I would consider this.
     

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    Has anybody bought a $1.76 "3 year protection plan" for the focus-a pads? I read that these pads don't hold up for more than a few months. Will the protection plan cover deterioration over time?
     
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    The FocusPad and FocusPad-A are dIfferent, with the A being better fit for the HE-500.

    The HE-6 is a solid improvement over the HE-500, but is still not as resolving as many other headphones out there.
     
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    Code-X is probably your best bet if you find one. Otherwise the HE-6 is good, but you'd have to get into a powering it with speaker amps etc, or you can use it with the iCan Pro, which would be an upgrade over your HE-500.
     
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    So awesome. Hope someone here picks these up ;)
     
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    Found almot new HEK V2 (July 2017) and when the seller dropped the price to $1800 I could not resist. I had chance to listen to HEK v2 few months ago and loved it. So, as my wife said, I am finished, at least for a while
     
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    These look awesome, so tempted but they're probably too big for a desk setup.
     
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    Hah, well as a card carrying member of the HE-6 nuthouse, yeah don't follow in our footsteps. For most people I would say the HE-500 is the best value in the lineup. But hey, the HEKv2 is nice too.

    Now if only someone could get their ears on the revamped HE-5...

    Clearly the solution is simply to get a bigger desk :D (front port makes placement slightly too)
     
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    Are the Edition S that are in that Black Friday sale any good?
     
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    I only listened to them briefly at a meet out of my Ragnarok, but I thought they sounded pretty terrible with a disjointed/un-cohesive FR both open and closed. I don't think I would pick them over a portapro or emu purpleheart regardless of how low the price drops.
     
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    I really enjoy Brad Mehldau "Where Do You Start?".

    I just got Louis Andriessen - La Commedia from their flac store and am really enjoying it. It's opera/jazz/avante garde and not like anything you've heard most likely. Pretty accessible too.
     
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    I had a feeling that would be the case. Wonder if there is any modding potential.

    Nevermind I thought they were planar.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about Satori drivers? I like the form and the front port, I will contact Dennis and see if I can go by and listen.
     
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    I'm sure you already know this, but just in case, they're SB Acoustics' flagship line of drivers. By ex-Scan-Speak engineers that left after the management buyout. I'm listening to a lesser line of SB Acoustics midwoofers right now and loving it.
     
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    Yesssss, I smell a new member of the PhilharmoniCult ;)
     
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    I’m not very smart, so I didn’t know anything about SB Acoustics. I appreciate you dropping knowledge. I guess my question is why would somebody commission these as opposed to just ordering BMRs?
     

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