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  1. Item: 50" Panasonic Plasma TV Location: Lower Blue Mountains, NSW, 2774 Price: $100 ONO Item Condition: Good working condition Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: My father's TV that he has had since new has stopped accepting a TV reception. It still displays correctly and works fine with HDMI inputs like Chromecast or a Blu-ray player but because he watches alot of network TV he has decided to move it on and upgraded to a 65". The picture is still stunning with vibrant colours, it looks amazing for its age and is great for films and Blu-rays and if you don't watch network TV but watch Netflix or videogames etc. Made in Japan, the build quality is solid and a testament to the manufacturing of the time. Built May 2007. A no frills sale and open to offers, just happy to move it on to a good home.
  2. I like your desktop setup, mechanical keyboard is cool
  3. https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/massdrop-x-hifiman-he-4xx.22723/reviews https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/sennheiser-hd-650-headphones.9315/reviews https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/beyerdynamic-dt-990-pro-headphones.6866/reviews Good quick reviews with good and bad at the top of each, headfi is a good place to get a general idea about a headphone
  4. The HD6XX are known for their excellent mid-range so if you value clear speech in films then they'll be great, the HE4XX are planar magnetic and might have more detail in the bass but less impact compared to the DT990 and 6XX as they are Dynamic headphones, i have read that the HE4XX are rolled off in the bass so they do not go very deep, same for the 6XX, unsure about the 990s. The build quality and comfort are meant to be alot better on the 6XX and 990s compared to the 4XX and I've also read that the 4XXs or Hifimans in general tend to have more driver failure than Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic. The 4XXs are supposedly V shaped meaning their midrange might be in the background and may not be as good in movies with alot of speech. These are all generalisations and second hand knowledge from forums that ive read but just things that have stuck in my mind about these headphones. I haven't heard all of them so don't take my opinion too strongly, and i'm probably wrong on most points haha but i hope this helps. Theyr'e all great headphones especially for the money, i think the Sennheisers are the best value but maybe not what you're after for movies.
  5. With all the headphones you've listed you'll want an amp to hear them at their potential, maybe the HE4XX or DT990 (32ohm) will play okay without one but really consider an amp especially for the HDXX. I think it comes down to what you listen to with your headphones, if it's vocal oriented a HDXX would arguably be the way to go, if it's movies or games or more electronic oriented music then maybe the DT990 might be what you're after. If you don't want to get an amp I really recommend the Koss Portapros from Massdrop, they're cheap and work well with most genres, but the headphones you've mentioned are definitely a step up. I have the HDXX and absolutely love them but for movies and games and hip-hop I'm looking at a pair of closed back headphones especially when things are noisy around me, so I'm looking at getting the dt770s (80ohm). I think the HDXX are the pick of the bunch, depending on what you listen to.
  6. If you're using the nwavguy sheet you want to aim for 110 decibels at the sensitivity of your headphones, that will show you how many mW you need to get there, and then you need to look for an amp that puts out that power at 600ohms. I know that doesn't really answer your question haha sorry I get confused aswell because when I try to find the mW that the Atom amp puts out at 300ohm if I divide 125mW at 600ohm in half I get 62.5 at 300ohm but if I do 502 at 150ohm and times that by two I get 1,004 at 300ohm, so if someone more mathematically inclined could step in would be great haha
  7. I am also looking at the Atom amp by JDS Labs, they claim 125mW at 600ohm and 502 at 150, not sure what it would rate at 300ohms. Any opinions on this setup? I was looking at an nwavguy blog that states "the Sennheiser HD600 is 97 dB/mW so it requires 20 mW to hit peaks of 110 dB". That gave me the impression HD650s might need less power than I originally thought. http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-power.html?m=1
  8. Modhouse Argon mk3s are on my list but I've read that they leak a bit, and need a bit of amping. Also there's the massdrop TRX00 they are semi closed back and pretty popular.
  9. Koss UR40 are quite rugged, cheap and have decent sound quality, they also fold up making them more portable. They are over ear and open back to the air but don't have a mic and I think the cable is very thin on them. I have the massdrop portapros that share the same driver as the UR40's, they come with a microphone and love them for casual music, tv shows and phone calls but it's on the 3.5mm plug and they are on ear headphones.
  10. Farpun

    Crappy htib vs tv speakers

    Yeah its the gumtree one, like you said they look in good condition and it's a good price. I would rather wait til I can afford a speaker set that I really do like
  11. Farpun

    Crappy htib vs tv speakers

    I appreciate you responding, there's not much to work with as I'm so tight with money just wanted a general opinion, thankyou
  12. Farpun

    Crappy htib vs tv speakers

    I hardly have a budget at the moment which sounds quite ridiculous but I'm saving for something important and just found the htib for $50 which is affordable at the moment. Thanks for suggesting the soundbar it's probably the best option for my situation.
  13. I'm fed up with not having a centre channel for dialogue while using the speakers on my tv. I'm on a very very tight budget and found a Yamaha tss15 that is 5.1 but only 6watts per channel for the satellite speakers while my tv has 10watt speakers. I'm purchasing the tss15 for $50 and am wondering if it will solve the 'what did they say?!' problem me and my wife keep having. Volume on the tv hasn't really been a problem for us. Kind of an odd post today but I'm desperate for some budget surround sound. Thanks in advance.
  14. Great thanks for getting back to me I really appreciate it