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Thanks everybody.  This should give me something to think about.  Plan on using a laptop and an external DAC into my HDVD800.  Probably a new one but I may resurrect an older Toshiba DDR2 era running Vista.  It has my iTunes on it in ALAC format and as soon as I reinstall some messed up drivers it should be good again.  I forget the chip exactly but it's some kind of Intel earlier dual core and with 4GB ram.  I have a much newer i5 laptop running W7 but the Toshiba...
I am considering moving my music to a computer based system.  What I need to know is:   1.  Does processor type or speed have any effect?  Is an i7 better than an i5 or something less?   2.  Does the OS make a difference.  This would be PC, not Mac.  Is one version of Windows preferred over others?  Is there anything wrong with using XP or Vista?   3.  Any suggestions concerning external hard drives?  Are some, or some types preferable over others?   4.  Any other...
I was referring to the Burson HA160D, the predecessor to the Conductor.  I was able to audition the Conductor locally and was able to distinguish a definite improvement over the HA160D, but decided to go with the HDVD800  instead because of balanced and multi-output and the fact that Sennheiser designed the amp for the HD800, so  best to keep it all in the same design house.  In addition most people reported good results with HD800 with either amp.  My little Creek amp had...
I alternate between CD players.  The PCM 1796 in my Denon DVD3930 is weightier and more robust than the Sabre 32 chip in my Oppo 95, but the Sabre chip is a bit more detailed.  They both have their advantages, depending on the music you are listening to at the moment.  Stravinsky will sound better on the Oppo with the Sabre chip whereas Bruckner, Mahler or rock and roll sound better on the Denon with the Burr Brown PCM 1796.  Each DAC chip has its own sonic signature and...
I can't answer about the Anniversary Edition.  I just briefly researched 702s in general.  Sorry.  Ask AKG.
I was considering trying a pair and looked into.  It seems they still are in production but being made in China.  Don't know it the same quality is still there.
I have found the DAC chips in both my CD players to be superior to the DAC in the HDVD800.  Senn uses Burr Brown PCM1792 based chip.  My Denon player uses Burr Brown PCM1796  and my Oppo 95 a Sabre 32 chip.  The HDVD DAC is OK but chips in better players are probably superior to it.
I have never heard HD650s.  I went straight from HD600s to HD800s.  Didn't bother with the in between because I figured I would eventually want to go all the way, so why bother with spending money at the halfway point, just go all the way and save the halfway cost.  I am basically satisfied with my HD800 and HDVD800 setup but was just thinking of experimenting with other cans that had a decent reputation.  Maybe someday I will try LCD3.  How do they sound with HDVD 800? ...
I have HDVD 800 and like many here occasionally like to experiment.  While I am satisfied with my HD 800s I notice that AKG 702s are now made in China and are cheaper.  Has anybody tried 701 or 702 with HDVD 800?  How about Creek OBH-11?    I really love my Senns, just feel like slumming a bit.
I see AKG 702s are now being made in China.  I long thought about sampling a pair of these, and since they are now cheaper, is there any loss in sound quality?    Just wondering, I am a Sennheiser 800 guy but like to experiment every now and then.  Thanks for any input. Would be driving them with either HDVD 800 or Creek OBH-11.
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