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The DAC is the trickiest thing to shortlist. I use an ODAC & like it but I often wonder if I'm missing out on something. It's so cheap compared to many but very often the next thing up also has a built-in amp which I really don't need & would resent paying for if I didn't use it.

 

Does anyone know what the next step up from the ODAC is? Something that's just a DAC and doesn't have a built-in amp?

Hi @Zorrofox are you looking for only a desktop unit? The reason I bring it up is the Fiio DAPs. Depending on your tastes they can come with a warmer DAC or a brighter more detailed ESS chip. You can plug in via USB and get a 1/8" to RCA splitter to drive your Ember, and un-hook to go portable. SQ-wise and amp-wise the X5 is very nice indeed, and will start showing up used with the next-gen devices coming out from Fiio. Just gives a lot of options for the price, and the ESS chip is very bright and detailed which only compliments the 650's.

 

For pure desktop use the Schiit Bifrost will attract some recommendations no doubt.

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could u please compare h10 to asgard/valhalla2 with 650s

It's been a while since I had the Val 2 in house but I'll share what I remember. The Val 2 has a very clean almost solid state sound with just a splash of tube goodness. The h10 has a bit more warmth than the Val 2 and imparts more dynamics especially at low to medium volume levels. 

 

The Val 2 is quite flexible for a tube amp and with the gain switch can power some of the easier to drive planar mags such as the he400i and possibly lcd-2. The h10 seems to excel equally with dynamic driver based cans as it does with planar mags. 

 

The h10 has real grunt and power in reserve with laser tight grip on the transducer. For me, this gives it the flexibility to pair very well with a diversity of cans. While the Val 2 is versatile for a OTL amp, it just can't match the flexibility of the h10. Although, you can color the flavor with tubes on the Val. 

 

While I really like the Val 2 for build quality, nice looks and good warranty...I haven't found a pair of cans that I like better with the Val after getting the h10. 

 

Hope this helps. 

post #25443 of 25451
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Does anyone know of a cheap shorter cable 😀?

 

 

I just finished 2 HD650 sets recently (second set for @DDDamian) - but i can custom you a cheaper one similar to the stock they sell if you dont want to get too fancy. I'm actually making a set today for @mikoss, but itll be a balanced Audeze set heh

 

 

DDDamians cable is the bottom one (Click to show)
  

 

Hoping to get my site up in the next week or so, maybe setup a giveaway to kick it off :) 


Edited by q2klepto - Today at 10:43 am
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could u please compare h10 to asgard/valhalla2 with 650s

It's been a while since I had the Val 2 in house but I'll share what I remember. The Val 2 has a very clean almost solid state sound with just a splash of tube goodness. The h10 has a bit more warmth than the Val 2 and imparts more dynamics especially at low to medium volume levels. 

 

The Val 2 is quite flexible for a tube amp and with the gain switch can power some of the easier to drive planar mags such as the he400i and possibly lcd-2. The h10 seems to excel equally with dynamic driver based cans as it does with planar mags. 

 

The h10 has real grunt and power in reserve with laser tight grip on the transducer. For me, this gives it the flexibility to pair very well with a diversity of cans. While the Val 2 is versatile for a OTL amp, it just can't match the flexibility of the h10. Although, you can color the flavor with tubes on the Val. 

 

While I really like the Val 2 for build quality, nice looks and good warranty...I haven't found a pair of cans that I like better with the Val after getting the h10. 

 

Hope this helps. 


thanks!

how is the MIDRANGE on h10???

did u receive ur Cavalli Liquid Carbon? impressions?

post #25445 of 25451

The h10 brings out very natural and tonally accurate mids. I'm very pleased with the vocals that are being reproduced. 

 

The Carbon won't be out for another three months. 

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I just finished 2 HD650 sets recently (second set for @DDDamian
) - but i can custom you a cheaper one similar to the stock they sell if you dont want to get too fancy. I'm actually making a set today for @mikoss
, but itll be a balanced Audeze set heh

DDDamians cable is the bottom one (Click to show)

 
 

Hoping to get my site up in the next week or so, maybe setup a giveaway to kick it off smily_headphones1.gif 

That brown cable with the Viablue connectors is gorgeous!

Edit - are you in the US?
Edited by Zorrofox - Today at 11:01 am
post #25447 of 25451
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That brown cable with the Viablue connectors is gorgeous!

Edit - are you in the US?

 

Hey thanks! And thanks for the +rep! 

Nope im in Canada - but id say 3/4ths of my customers are from the US, shipping isnt too bad - about $12USD w/ tracking (at least to the few i shipped to LA recently) takes about 4-5 business days and the value isnt high enough to get hit with import/duty

 

I even priced out the shipping costs to a possible customer in Qatar and it was surprisingly about the same heh. 

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Cable pics - click to view (Click to show)

I just finished 2 HD650 sets recently (second set for @DDDamian) - but i can custom you a cheaper one similar to the stock they sell if you dont want to get too fancy. I'm actually making a set today for @mikoss, but itll be a balanced Audeze set heh

 

 

DDDamians cable is the bottom one (Click to show)
  

 

Hoping to get my site up in the next week or so, maybe setup a giveaway to kick it off :) 

 

OMG - that's cooler than I envisioned! You're right - it all blends very well with the connectors. Still thinking of what I need for the LCD2.2's - will be in touch. Thanks man - can't wait to get them here!

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thanks!

how is the MIDRANGE on h10???

did u receive ur Cavalli Liquid Carbon? impressions?

I'm interested in this too. @mikoss weren't you getting one of the Cavelli's too? If I'm not totally mistaken, would love to hear your thoughts, and any others.

 

Edit: missed MattTCG's comment about them not being out yet - was I thinking the Liquid Gold?


Edited by DDDamian - Today at 11:47 am
post #25450 of 25451
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I'm interested in this too. @mikoss
 weren't you getting one of the Cavelli's too? If I'm not totally mistaken, would love to hear your thoughts, and any others.
Yep, will post impressions with the Sennys and the LCD-3F's when it arrives in Sept. Excited to hear it as Cavalli has a rep for great amps.
post #25451 of 25451
Hello all
I'm considering purchasing a pair of HD650, now that the price seems to be on the decline. I already own the iFI iDSD Micro. How do you think the 650's would sound directly out of the iDSD, without a dedicated amp? I understand that it would be better with one, but it is out of budget for the time being. So, the question is, would the iDSD-->HD650 setup be a no-no?
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