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post #15436 of 19720

nope...:(

you are supposed to use one or the other, which makes sense.

post #15437 of 19720

oooo.....i guess u have to manually plug unplug...? :tongue_smile:

i took a glance at your manual...geez...mindboggling these digital amps..:blink:

Try checking with the manufacturer..or some experts in headfi..:P

i am taking a napzzz

post #15438 of 19720
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

oooo.....i guess u have to manually plug unplug...? :tongue_smile:

i took a glance at your manual...geez...mindboggling these digital amps..:blink:

Try checking with the manufacturer..or some experts in headfi..:P

i am taking a napzzz

No way man! There must be a solution...

Thanks for your help anyway! I will post a question in a more appropriate thread (sorry for the OT)!

 

I will come back after some listening with my new HD650, and also for choosing the amp!

 

Cheers!

post #15439 of 19720
There is a "balance mode" button to the right of yur dac...
Does it switch betw balanced vs rca analogue mode..?
Back to bed zzz
post #15440 of 19720

 

No audio degradation from what I can hear...these are your friends.

post #15441 of 19720
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No audio degradation from what I can hear...these are your friends.


Edited by paruchuribros - 1/24/14 at 11:32am
post #15442 of 19720
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No audio degradation from what I can hear...these are your friends.

From where I can buy this?

post #15443 of 19720
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No audio degradation from what I can hear...these are your friends.
Dude, yeah, but what happens to the signal that goes to the speakers? I can't hear both speakers and headphones at the same time...
post #15444 of 19720
Wait! Yeah! I switch off the power amp and switch on only the headphone amp!!!
That will work!
Thanks mate!
post #15445 of 19720
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Originally Posted by paruchuribros View Post
 

From where I can buy this?

 

I bought these Audioquest ones...cheapest thing you can buy from Audioquest.  I think 5 bucks...I also bought a more generic pair for half that price that are of similar quality.  Look on line I guess...I buy from brick and mortar electronic store for the cheaper ones.

 

These work great if you need sub-outs from a preamplifier as well.  They work the same as a pass through on amplifiers...but those to me always degrade signal, because inside they are just connected with wires.  The adaptors are solid metal - so no more wires. 


Edited by SP Wild - 1/24/14 at 2:47pm
post #15446 of 19720

The more I listen to my old version, black screen, HD650, the more veiled they sound to me. Some voices sound muddy and that detracts from the hearing experience. Would the silver screen really solve this issue?

I had a Q701 which I found sometimes a wee bit thin sounding. Would the newer HD650 be a middle term between the bright Q701 and the dark old HD650?

 

Thank you!

post #15447 of 19720

There has been tons of debate on the screen variances of the Sennheisers.  Sennheiser, in a press release, said that due to changes in pricing/availability a change was made to the driver baffle screen and the change is cosmetic only.  I have a pair of black screen HD580 as well as silver/white screen HD580s.  I've not been able to tell any difference in sound between them.

 

There could be other factors in your audio-signal chain contributing to the muddy vocals. Without digging into that line of discussion, I would suggest trying the HD650's in other sources/amps if possible. Also, I would take apart the headphones and make sure the drivers are clean and have no dust/hair on them.

 

The K701/Q701 are very different headphones.  I found the treble energy of the K701 somewhat fatiguing and the extremely lean bass I found unsatisfactory for much of what I like to listen to. If another headphone is what you are looking for, I'd suggest the Sennheiser HD600 as an alternative.

post #15448 of 19720
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Yes but the 8200DQ has only one RCA output (the other one is an XLR) which today feeds the power amp.

What should I do? Duplicate the output with some fancy connectors (oh no!), but even so, how would I avoid the signal going to the speakers???

Fiio at one time had a little A-B switchbox (bout $20)so you could switch to compare devices. Or you can pick up an AV switch for <$10 from discount shops. (if you are not to worried about your signal being corrupted beyond repair) or you could make up your own little switch box, a  pair of RCA in, 2 pairs out with DPDT switch in between.


Edited by jimmers - 1/24/14 at 10:43pm
post #15449 of 19720
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Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
 

Fiio at one time had a little A-B switchbox (bout $20)so you could switch to compare devices. Or you can pick up an AV switch for <$10 from discount shops. (if you are not to worried about your signal being corrupted beyond repair) or you could make up your own little switch box, a  pair of RCA in, 2 pairs out with DPDT switch in between.

I think the RCA splitter connected to each channel of the Pre/DAC is the best option, although not ideal. I'm wondering if I'm the only one having this issue.

post #15450 of 19720

Hi guys,

 

I have a pair of HD-650, but only Fiio E10 for them.

 

I want to upgrade. My question is, what would be the most clever upgrade.

 

I was thinking about Magni + Modi / ODAC + amp / OTL Crack + high quality DAC.

 

The thing is I don't know if I upgrade the sound quality with Schiit stack or ODAC, but don't know if Crack will be worth my money ( for me ), either.

 

If it is possible, I would like you to write ( for example ):

 

With Fiio E10 - HD650 uses 20% of their potential, Schiit stack will be 80% and Crack will be 100%. So therefore it is best to upgrade to M+M Schiit stack.

Or Fiio E10 - HD650 uses 50% of ther potential, Schiit stack will be 60% - so it is not useful to upgrade.

 

Hope it does make a sense.

 

Thank you

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