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Demonstrating once again that tastes, preferences and perceptions differ.  I have an H-10...my second one I might add and I've owned an Asgard and two iterations of the Lyr that I did a fair share of tube rolling in.  I strongly prefer the H-10 to any of the other 3.  Actually, the amp I have that is most similar to it is a Burson.   Head-fi is an area where strong views and stronger feelings exist.  One mans "night and day difference" is another mans "barely worth...
Hmmm. I have a Soloist SL and a H10. With same source on my AQ Nighthawks, The sound is warmer and fuller on the Gustard. Hibuck...
Back on board the Gustard boat.   Sold my first H10 a year ago and just bought another used.  It pairs very well (to these old, but experienced ears) with the AQ Nighthawk.   I also have a Burson that will soon go up for sale because the slight midrange warmth of the H10 is very synergistic in bringing the mids on the Nighthawks forward a touch.   Bass is stronger on the H10 although possibly not as taut.  Still, I like a little roundness in the bottom end, so it...
While I realize it's a matter of personal taste, I vastly prefer the HD700 with tubes.   It sounds "good" with my Bottlehead Crack, but it's impedance is just a touch low at 150 ohms.  Not a deal breaker, but noticable.  My DecWare CSP2+ on the other hand is simply magical.   I've also used them with a Woo WA2 with good results. YMMV, Hibuck...
As they age tube "can" get noisy, lose gain, change sonic signature and/or short internally. If the latter occurs, associated parts can fail as well.
Whenever the amp is on, it is putting hours on the tube(s). A tube with about 5000 hour lifespane will last less than a year if left on. YMMV, Hibuck...
Very good condition, quality build and a 5998 final plus a Chatham 2399. Baldwin or Conn labled 12AX7 driver plus a 12BH7 driver. Base never stained. Price firm. Buyer pays shipping, I will cover Paypal. Hibuck...
Yes, this includes the Koss energizer...ad edited. regards, Hibuck...
Headphones first:   Senn. HD650, good, but not great shape.  Has typical HD650 paint chipping on edge of headband.Pads are good and cans work perfectly.  Includes a 15ft Cardas cable. Amp:  Bottlehead Crack in very good condition.  I am the only owner, buying it from a builder here on Head-Fi.  Never aproblem or an untoward sound.   Includes original Conn or Baldwin labled driver plus an RCA cleartop.  The bigbonus here is in the final tube(s).  I will include a...
Very good condition.  No flaws or problems.  I am the second owner, having recieved them right after a full refurb at Koss, so drivers, pads, etc. are all about one year old.  I have the original leather tote bag and the two section headphone cable.   No trades at this time. Pictures to serious buyers, price is low and firm.   Buyer pays paypal and shipping in USA. Please PM with any questions.  Includes Koss energizer/amp for the ESP950. regards, Hibuck...
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