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post #1066 of 1133
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Originally Posted by stephanemtl View Post
 

How much of an improvement in SQ should I expect from replacing my Little Dot I+ with the Ear+?  I use Grado RS2i cans.

 

I am fully aware that the Ear + belongs to another league entirely (it is also 4 times the price of the LD). But I am trying to figure out the impossible: is the improvement in SQ really that significant?

 

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

It is a very nice step up.  The Grado sound signature stays intact....mids have more detail and the highs keep their detail, but are just buttery smooth.....it takes the sharp edges off so to speak.

 

After tube burn in you start to hear your music in layers.  Make no mistake about it...it is a very good tube amp, and it has been around for a long time which speaks for itself.....it is not a flavor  of the month so to speak amp.

 

Is it worth the money over a LD1+......that is for each individual to decide....it is for some, but it isn't for others.

 

With some tube rolling it has my hD650 sounding the best it has ever sounded , since I bought it.

 

@ fireboy....congrats......can't wait to hear your impressions


i agree with whirlwind on this, and would add, that the sound stage also opens up a little bit more, gets a little larger

 

its good to see two new folks getting this great amp !

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post #1067 of 1133
Bigger soundstage is a definite yes!!!
post #1068 of 1133

Very nice!!!

Enjoy!

post #1069 of 1133
Thanks Joseph.
post #1070 of 1133

Your very welcome. You've got yourself a nice setup there.

post #1071 of 1133

Thanks, guys, for your input on my upgrade. It seems like I will definitely be moving one step up from the little dot.

post #1072 of 1133
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Originally Posted by Fireboy View Post

Bigger soundstage is a definite yes!!!

 

That looks sexy :smile:

 

Can't wait to hear some of your impressions.

 

What cable is that on your HD650's ?

post #1073 of 1133

it's the Skoll series by Norne Audio. mostly it's magic fairy dust. I bought it for the looks.

http://www.norneaudio.com/litzheim/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=42

 

as for my impressions. I'm a classics fan, so yo-yo playing Bach's Cello Suites is pretty nice! And Die Antwoord sounds amazing too.


Edited by Fireboy - 4/22/14 at 2:30pm
post #1074 of 1133
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Originally Posted by Fireboy View Post
 

it's the Skoll series by Norne Audio. mostly it's magic fairy dust. I bought it for the looks.

http://www.norneaudio.com/litzheim/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=42

 

as for my impressions. I'm a classics fan, so yo-yo playing Bach's Cello Suites is pretty nice! And Die Antwoord sounds amazing too.


Thanks, I have not seen that particular cable before.

 

Sounds like you are going to enjoy it very much.  :smile:

post #1075 of 1133

the Sennheiser HD650 works nicely with it. I tried a Grado on over at Headphonebar, didn't like the fit/feel of it. So I went with the Senn - it was one of those instant knowing... fit perfectly, and I thought the music was coming out of the speakers, I had to take the headphones off to double check.. :beerchug: I was sold right then and there. I also have the Ultrasone Pro 900 which is a great match for my Bellari HA540.

post #1076 of 1133

my order is in!

post #1077 of 1133
Which model and color?
post #1078 of 1133
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Originally Posted by stephanemtl View Post
 

my order is in!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fireboy View Post

Which model and color?


inquiring minds want to know !   :popcorn:

post #1079 of 1133

:bigsmile_face:

 

Ear+ HD

with Panasonic polypropylene film output caps 

black chassis

wood: as close to the wood on my Grado RS2i as possible

 

Anything else I should have specified?

post #1080 of 1133

Congratulations!!!

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