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Pathos Aurium Reviews

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Pathos Aurium: A headphone comparison

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Pros: Nice looking, Sounds great with matching headphones, 4x input (one balanced), 2x line out bypass (one balanced)

Cons: Not enough power for hard-to-drive headphones, no balanced headphone output jack

This is not a comparison between this amp and other amps, rather it will be a short summary on how this amp performs with a handful of high quality headphones. I own the Pathos Aurium amp and today I headed over to the local HIFI-shop with one goal in mind; Finding the best headphone for this amp. For the session, which lasted for about three hours, I mainly listened to the last John Grant album and Bjørk's Homogenic record.   Couple of months ago I tested HifiMan 6, Audeze LCD-2 and Sennheiser HD800, but not on this amp. Hifiman was hard to compare with the others because they was so hard to drive (Had to adjust the volume a lot). But...
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mcece

Pairing with the fostex TH900

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Pros: The price is reasonable. There is no complaint especially pairing with low impedance headphones.

Cons: The sound is too soft when driving high impedance headphones. So there are not many headphones suitable for this amp.

After trying a lot of headphones pairing with this amp, I think it is difficult to drive high impedance headphones. There are many other choices in the market. Therefore the users of T1, LCD, HD800 should avoid this amp if you are a perfectionist. However the capability of driving hard-drive headphone is not important to me as the sound of th900 is as good as sr-009 or maybe better. It is so detail and the human voices are so impressive that I can't find any weak points. Indeed I am not saying the original or the lawton th900. You need to remove the parts of  th900 which is not needed and handmade your pads and chambers by suitable cottons. The pads and chambers should...
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