or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by sml1226

While a lot of things I listen to are bassy by nature, I have no interest in reproducing the heavily boosted bass of quite a bit of them, so a natural EQ down on them in that area would in no way be a bad thing, provided they still have quick bass that won't smear across the bottom end of the FR. I have heard bipolar, planar speakers, and open phones (Grado, Supposedly the DT990) that are plenty quick all around and great sounding for what I listened to on them so I know...
Crosstalk is a major advantage of monoblocks as well, which is not negated by a power ground share. While a balanced setup helps with noise and crosstalk inherently, you can also run monoblocks there provided you use dual plugs and improve crosstalk if it is an issue of any kind, and in that case, it makes just as much sense as in a speaker rig as your drivers are completely isolated electrically from each other as speakers are.
That's not too popular a discussion around here. Personally, I can't stand my setup without a proper preamp, headphone or speaker, but many around here seem to run straight from whatever source to their headamp. Quite a few headamp designs do have an input buffer, so I guess they do have a preamp of sorts and are "integrated" but in no way marketed as such. You can always run a speaker amp, low power directly, or high through an adapter box, and use a separate pre (or...
Once I finally get a replacement preamp in the chain here my rig will actually be respectably accurate, but I have no way of telling if any of these will have any synergy with it. My recordings, on the other hand, are far from accurate and revealing for the most part. At the moment, it is accurate, but it is dry, it is dull, and it is really just far from musical (at least running to my speakers).I am very reluctant to try the HD598. I have no way to try them and my...
The DT990 has been presented as having way too much bass for what I'm interested in. The treble may be alright for me, but I have no desire for something deemed a bass monster by some. The DT880 seems to be more along the lines of what I'd like, though the Q701 seems to have enough bass for me from what I understand of it. I've never heard them presented as having less bass than my Grados did and I had no problem with what they had. That's in no way to say I wouldn't like...
I heard the entire HD5x5 lineup shortly before they discontinued them and started the HD5x8s and hated every phone in it. Your description of the HD598 sounds like it has all the same issues I had with the 5x5s. I mentioned I am a bit of a treblehead, and every Senn I have heard to date is nearly the opposite of this aspect of my tastes. The fact that they are generally slower is also not in line with my tastes. No matter how good the bass is, it seems to get messy if they...
Well they may not be the best solution then I listen to way too much music that is poorly mastered to have something that needs well mastered music to show anything particularly special. I'm not sure how well they would fare with some of the mastering I have. As bad as some of it is, I don't want to feel like I can't listen to things anymore because they sound bad through new drivers. I will certainly be working on a new amp after I get something, but I definitely don't...
One thing we didn't really mention here yet... how are the mids on these? I haven't hear much mention of them. Treble and bass seem nearly perfect for me, but I'm not sure of the mids. I don't love the green on white look for some reason. They are always higher for some reason anyway. Black and green are equally appealing right now. Green is cheaper, but less than $10 cheaper, so I can't decide.
The O2 is basically the amp they throw in the DAC1 to make people happy after they already bought a high end DAC. I don't get why it's getting the praise it seems to have garnered. It's not particularly powerful, it is just accurate (once again, the reason something quite similar was thrown in with a very accurate DAC)Anyway... why stop at Esoteric's boring silver faced amps. We're all building these next
What color are the cables that come with them? Some pics show all green, some show a green and a black, and some show two black ones. Really don't know what to trust.
New Posts  All Forums: