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Anyone got any experience with the http://www.perreaux.com/products/silhouette/sxh2_-_headphone_amplifier/ and the 650's?

 

Would you also know how that would compare with the Asgard? 

 

I presume that since I only intend to run the HD650's either off my PC which has an Asus STX card in it, which has a DAC I shouldn't need a DAC as well? Same would apply to my Yamaha RX-Z7?

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I have heard the Asus Essence STX which I have is a reasonable pairing, but I am trying to determine in terms of Amplification, what the nearest external Amp equivalent would be in say the Little Dot? Or could someone say, the STX is the equivalent of a $200 amp but to make it work nicely you need to spend $400?

I have both the Little Dot IV and the Essence. IMO, compared to the little dot, the essence has less power in percussion, has little sub bass and sounds weak in the mids. The little dot also renders a 'being in a hall' sound much better than the essence, mainly because instrument separation and soundstaging is superior.

 

I think the little dot 3 (200$ + shipping) is pretty well comparable to the little dot iv, although I haven't heard the unit myself.

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I have both the Little Dot IV and the Essence. IMO, compared to the little dot, the essence has less power in percussion, has little sub bass and sounds weak in the mids. The little dot also renders a 'being in a hall' sound much better than the essence, mainly because instrument separation and soundstaging is superior.

 

I think the little dot 3 (200$ + shipping) is pretty well comparable to the little dot iv, although I haven't heard the unit myself.


Do you use stock op-amps?

I upgraded to 2xLME49720NA and it's a lot better than stock ones, a lot more detail and instrument separation. The bass is a lot better in terms of quality but you do loose some of it (but I prefer quality over quantity).

 

Not saying it makes the Essence better than LD, but it does bring it closer IMO.

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Do you use stock op-amps?

I upgraded to 2xLME49720NA and it's a lot better than stock ones, a lot more detail and instrument separation. The bass is a lot better in terms of quality but you do loose some of it (but I prefer quality over quantity).

 

Not saying it makes the Essence better than LD, but it does bring it closer IMO.


Everything on my essence is stock, yeah. Couldn't comment on what changes different op amps make.

 

Also, stock tubes on Little Dot btw.


Edited by Nirvana Woman - 11/4/12 at 4:03am
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Anyone got any experience with the http://www.perreaux.com/products/silhouette/sxh2_-_headphone_amplifier/ and the 650's?

 

Would you also know how that would compare with the Asgard? 

 

I presume that since I only intend to run the HD650's either off my PC which has an Asus STX card in it, which has a DAC I shouldn't need a DAC as well? Same would apply to my Yamaha RX-Z7?

Another one i havn't heard of mind you its a bit to pricey for me at the moment 215mw into 300 ohms means it got a lot of juice i did find this though. Also coming from NZ means it would be subject to the dreaded VAT.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/258110/perreaux-sxh2-headphone-amplifier

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Another HD650 fan in the house!
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My HD650 will be coming hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday. I sincerely hope I become a fan and join this appreciation thread.



I'm literally gonna compare tonal balance to the KSC35, which is similar to the KSC75, but warmer. If the HD650 sounds like a super KSC35, I will be QUITE happy. I know these graphs aren't ever truly accurate, but it's interesting to see anyways. The KSC35 being slightly warmer than the KSC75, would put them to have a similar signature to the HD650, lower bass aside. We'll see.
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Took some pictures today, hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

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Wow that dac looks good!!
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Lol, yes it does. One thing I noticed is my Lyr has a blueish-hue power light, and my Bifrost has more of a yellow, almost greenish hue.

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Took some pictures today, hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

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Very nice pictures steven1859 & yokken

 

yokken, both of my LED's pretty much match what your Lyr looks like in the pictures. 

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Very nice pictures steven1859 & yokken

 

yokken, both of my LED's pretty much match what your Lyr looks like in the pictures. 

 

Yeah... I kinda wish they were the same tint but it's not a big deal.

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Lol, yes it does. One thing I noticed is my Lyr has a blueish-hue power light, and my Bifrost has more of a yellow, almost greenish hue.

Seems to be the same one from my Asgard. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "white" which really turns me on, because i'm in the world of building computers and computer parts. I am extremely used to green/blue LED's on everything. It's a breath of fresh air that Schiit uses white(ish) LED's, I think they look very sleek and classy, just like the unit.

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