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post #91 of 103
I don't like the Little Dot better, I mostly use the GCHA with all of my cans and the little Dot for the tube flavor from time to time.
Only when I listen to the K701 I prefer the LD. It might be that the K701 benefits from the tube sound but I can’t tell that for sure.
I'll get a Phonitor delivered in a week or two, then I'll be able to test that.
If it is indeed the tubes that do the trick, imagine what it would sound like with a maxed WA6. To me at least.
post #92 of 103
WA2 maxxed, but I'm AT fanboy so I do not think 701/2 do sound to their best with my current equipment. They sound the best I've heard in my rig, that's for sure.
post #93 of 103
I've tried them with all my amps and still prefer them with the Heed Canamp. And I don't like any other phones much with the Heed. Go figure.
post #94 of 103
For sure, the K701 shines with the Heed. But, what about the WA6 with the K701? I thought that maybe it could sound better than the Canamp with these cans.
post #95 of 103
Should have my Matrix M Stage amp next week. I love the Littler Dot MK11 but want to see how the Matrix drives the 701. I think it will interesting as the vibe on this amp it is a great match with the 701 .
post #96 of 103
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Originally Posted by moonshake View Post
For sure, the K701 shines with the Heed. But, what about the WA6 with the K701? I thought that maybe it could sound better than the Canamp with these cans.
I really disliked the K701 with the WA6. It seemed totally lifeless and way too "smoothed out." The WA6 is my first call for my Grados, however, where it's one of my favorite setups.
post #97 of 103
Thanks for yr. answer carledwards. I´ll stick with the Canamp and keep the magic flowing through the k701
post #98 of 103
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
I use the BCL for the K701 as well and have no complaints either, the only other amp I connect to the K701 is the tubed Cayin HA-1a and it sounds good with that in ultralinear and triode mode (for that SET magic) as well.
i would like to try K701 with tubes one day as well, although i have some doubts about tubes matching the BCL dynamics and pacing. but i won't know for sure until i try.

would you say HA-1a is on par with BLC in those areas, or in what areas do you find it to be better/different than BLC?
post #99 of 103
Unfortunately I haven't listened to the K701 + Canamp combo, but I use them with a WA6 and love them; very transparent, airy, detailed; nice soundstage (currently listening to my vinyl copy of "Kind Of Blue" through that setup).
post #100 of 103
Per my sig, listening mainly with a Creek OBH-21SE amp via an ALO iMod Dock and 5.5 iMod. I always thought the Creeks were a bit sterile but after hearing it through the iMod dock, the sound is very good: wide soundstage, deep bass, and a very pleasing quality that I never got before with the Creeks.
post #101 of 103
B22,M3, and Bijou. all have different sonic flavors but are equally satisfying. if you need more bass than the M3 partnered with a K701/2, you're a bass-head .
post #102 of 103
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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post
B22,M3, and Bijou. all have different sonic flavors but are equally satisfying. if you need more bass than the M3 partnered with a K701/2, you're a bass-head .
Which is the main reason why I've been thinking of building an M3 lately... or a Dynalo...
post #103 of 103
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Originally Posted by ulyses View Post
Just e-mu 202 usb. No amp But it's not so bad at all. K702's sound good even withouth amping.
It's not bad, just quiet, depending on the level of the programme material the 0202 may need to be turned all the way up to get anywhere near a realistic level. I am very happy with the Creek OBH11, still cost more than the 0202 wich includes DAC & ADC...

I tried the 701s on my Sony WM D6C cassette machine, the headphone out on that sounded surprisingly pleasant, not particularly accurate but pleasant.

The silliest was plugging them straight into my Sansa clip, the 1/4 - mini adapter is bigger than the Clip, worked (i.e. sound came out) but not recommended.
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