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I'm listing to the AD2Ks on my Balanced M^3 .  I absolutely love the mids on these headphones.   

 

What amps are you guys using with these?


Edited by preproman - 11/3/12 at 2:40pm
post #647 of 776

I Used SPL Auditor with 180 ohm Adapter and as you i was really striken by Mids very lush , a lot of textures , body , just captivating. 

But adapter broken and it drove me mad (without Adapter there is some huming) , i sold Auditor presto , any way i need some fonds so ... 

 

Even with a horribly cheap HA INFO U2 plus or a DAP ,  AD2000 still rox , will give a try with O2 soon , but when finance will be better will think in peraphs something more expensive to try with .

post #648 of 776

Schitt Asgard and Woo Audio WA6 (stock tubes) - (upgrading tubes coming this monday). Both of these amps bring charms to the vocal and midrange and incredible soundstage 

post #649 of 776

i can say this -  these are sensitive HPs, and if you're sensitive to background noise during silent passages, then you need to make sure the amp has a low noise floor, including a lower gain.   

 

i've really been enjoying JJ with the AD2000...

 

post #650 of 776
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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post

i can say this -  these are sensitive HPs, and if you're sensitive to background noise during silent passages, then you need to make sure the amp has a low noise floor, including a lower gain.   

 

i've really been enjoying JJ with the AD2000...

 

 

 

Burson Soloist sounds wonderful with the AD2000. A very warm upfront intimate sound. Sounds really amazing with all acoustic music for sure. 

post #651 of 776
I use it mostly with my iPod - P-51 for now as it is very transportable around the house.
Just listen to Air Supply's: Every Woman in the World, Just as I am, Making Love Out of Nothing at All, WOW! The vocal and the band is just wonderful!
It sounds like I really in the middle of the performance, the drum, lush, full bodied, as if the singer is just 1m away from me.
Very involving, lively, amazing.
Compared to HD650, yes, maybe it does things technically right, better separation, mode 3D and all, but the vocal is too far at times, the bass is bloomy, polite and tendency to sound boring. Sometimes I want to listen to more relax sound, of course.
It depends on the mood, I guess.
post #652 of 776
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

I use it mostly with my iPod - P-51 for now as it is very transportable around the house.
Just listen to Air Supply's: Every Woman in the World, Just as I am, Making Love Out of Nothing at All, WOW! The vocal and the band is just wonderful!
It sounds like I really in the middle of the performance, the drum, lush, full bodied, as if the singer is just 1m away from me.
Very involving, lively, amazing.
Compared to HD650, yes, maybe it does things technically right, better separation, mode 3D and all, but the vocal is too far at times, the bass is bloomy, polite and tendency to sound boring. Sometimes I want to listen to more relax sound, of course.
It depends on the mood, I guess.

 

I have the same setup for my portable, the P-51's signature sounding is hard to find as portable headphone amp but it is now not powerful enough for my HE-500. I am looking to upgrade to the Continental V2 with Solo R- DAC

post #653 of 776
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

 

... Sounds really amazing with all acoustic music for sure. 

 

yes...i just finished this one....

 

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Originally Posted by Meoow View Post

I have the same setup for my portable, the P-51's signature sounding is hard to find as portable headphone amp but it is now not powerful enough for my HE-500. I am looking to upgrade to the Continental V2 with Solo R- DAC

Yes. I find P-51 a slightly (really slightly) distance vocal (compared to more forward vocal of iPod builtin amp) help to balance AD2K forward vocal a little bit, really sexy.

You should try to listen this pairing with Corrine May. Like what Asr said, I really can feel she's sitting on my lap.

Pairing with my Samsung laptop headphone amp makes this baby sound too bright and thin with Air Supply, in contrast with pairing with P-51.

Anyone driving AD2K with BCL or V200?

Btw, listening for 30 mins is fine for me, but more than that, really bring sore to my ear's skin, it's a pity to a really sexy sound. Any trick for that, gentlemen?
post #655 of 776

O2 (1X Gain) sounds great with AD2000 . I don't have Auditor anymore , but O2 would not be put in shame ... at least with AD2K  and even possibly better due to damping factor , but can't be sure , peraphs later if i grab another Auditor when finance will be better) .

 

I would say that Auditor and O2 showed similar sounding , with o2 being a bit tighter with bass , but as said before can't be sure , audio memory is very unreliable .

 

And again i think that AD2K is easy to drive ,what ever iplug it , it sound at least good ... 


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 11/6/12 at 3:48am
post #656 of 776

Be careful with these they'er very sensitive.  My B22 has way to much power for these.  I can only get the volume knob to 8 o'clock.  They'er a perfect match for my M^3.


Edited by preproman - 11/6/12 at 4:33am
post #657 of 776
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post


Yes. I find P-51 a slightly (really slightly) distance vocal (compared to more forward vocal of iPod builtin amp) help to balance AD2K forward vocal a little bit, really sexy.
You should try to listen this pairing with Corrine May. Like what Asr said, I really can feel she's sitting on my lap.
Pairing with my Samsung laptop headphone amp makes this baby sound too bright and thin with Air Supply, in contrast with pairing with P-51.
Anyone driving AD2K with BCL or V200?
Btw, listening for 30 mins is fine for me, but more than that, really bring sore to my ear's skin, it's a pity to a really sexy sound. Any trick for that, gentlemen?

 

I used the V200 for a while with the AD2k. It sounded pretty good. I have yet to plug the AD2k into any amp and have it sound bad however.

post #658 of 776
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Be careful with these they'er very sensitive.  My B22 has way to much power for these.  I can only get the volume knob to 8 o'clock.  They'er a perfect match for my M^3.

 

Very true, Darkstar hiss with this baby.

 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I used the V200 for a while with the AD2k. It sounded pretty good. I have yet to plug the AD2k into any amp and have it sound bad however.

 

I have not so good experience with Darkstar.

 

Anyone have experience with sore ears?

post #659 of 776
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I'm listing to the AD2Ks on my Balanced M^3 .  I absolutely love the mids on these headphones.   

 

What amps are you guys using with these?

 

I think they need an amp with a little bit of treble sparkle.  I used the Gilmore Lite and atm using an old EC-SS.  They EC-SS hisses pretty early on in the volume range but they are a good match otherwise.  FWIW The EC-SS has way more treble sparkle than the Gilmore Lite.  Indeed the ad2k are very sensitive.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

 

I think they need an amp with a little bit of treble sparkle.  I used the Gilmore Lite and atm using an old EC-SS.  They EC-SS hisses pretty early on in the volume range but they are a good match otherwise.  FWIW The EC-SS has way more treble sparkle than the Gilmore Lite.  Indeed the ad2k are very sensitive.

 

You think the new GS-X will be to much?  It's going to have a 3 selector gain switch on it i think..

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