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Never mind, the impedance switch is for the speaker output, not headphone.
That kills the X7 for me. I mean, for $280, I would've went for it but 10ohms right now is not something want. The X2 is gonna be my main headphone, and at 30-ish ohms, sensitive at that, it doesn't make sense to get the X7. What specifically irritates me is how these amps are made to use headsets which are almost always low ohm and sensitive. Can't have everything, even if they got close. I prefer the X1 over the 598 every single time. They sound quite different so...
If only Creative would give a definitive answer on the X7's output impedance. I dont want guesses. I want an answer. Tyll posted a pretty good article on output impedance quite recently, and what it does. No matter how you slice it, too high an impedance will negatively affect a headphone's sound. $280 sounds quite tasty for what the X7 does, but that final road block is a big one for me. If Im gonna spend the money on such a great product, i wanna ensure that it makes...
Yes, how about people actually test their cables instead of just +1ing a post. People wouldnt typically have any issues with the stock X1 cable if no one brought it up either, so saying you have no issues with the vmoda cable doesnt help anyone. Its been proven that the Vmoda cable has been rated anywhere from .5 ohm to 1.5ohm. 1.5ohm is very close to the stock cable's 1.8ohm, and wouldn't exactly fix any problems the stock cable has. You want to recommend cables KNOWN to...
Simply saying that while some have good vmoda cabkes, there have also been vmoda cables with a really high impedance, like the stock X1 cable, which defeats the very reason people are replacing the cable. This is why i say to go with cables known to not vary like the vmoda cables.
People keep blindly suggesting the Vmoda, while its been known to vary on its resistance, sometimes approaching the X1 cable's high resistance. I would suggest something known to be consistently low resistance, like the Media bridge cables.
A DAC chip is just a part of the equation. Many DACs use the same chip yet are different. For example, the Sabre ES9018 is used on cheaper DACs, and the highest end DAC out, IIRC. Don't assume the Modi 2 will just be OK because of its DAC chip.
Modi 2 Uber just sounds awesome, as the most cost effective DAC out, with all three digital inputs. We have the E17 as the alternative, but it's too portable and doesn't look that nice on a desk with all it's cables going in and out of it to another amp. As for Magni 2, I'll hold reservations since I don't particularly care for the fast, dry sound that Schiit SS amps tend to have. The Vali is my fave amp of theirs by a long stretch. Prefer it over the Lyr, Asgard 2, and...
Jason, care to comment on what kind of signature to expect from the Magni 2 UBER?
Umm, no? I have almost no experience with SBx outside of a few demos. I prefer DH over THX, mostly due to the better rear positional cues and better off angle imaging. I was actually quite impressed with the SBX demos, and I feel would probably be my fave if I had a device with it. One thing that differentiates DH with the others is that it doesn't sound like you're wearing headphones. Yes, it's a jarring difference, but one that must be taken into account when comparing...
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