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post #91 of 956
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Congrats on your purchase! Yeah, those cans are so fundamentally different, there are definite tradeoffs involved in the decision. IMO, the synergy with the Compass and D2000 is really strong, I've been very, very pleased with the combo. Plus, the Denon's are a solid "all-arounder" can to have in the stable. I have not heard the K701, but the feedback I've read about them with the Compass has been positive...
I couldn't 't wait any longer, so I just brought some D2000 at 189$US on ebay, I had a 10% coupon for paypal.

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post #92 of 956
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Originally Posted by noxlord View Post
I couldn't 't wait any longer, so I just brought some D2000 at 189$US on ebay, I had a 10% coupon for paypal.
Good deal, enjoy!!
post #93 of 956
Thanks for the replies guys, I might share a few more images from the set.

She's been scouring Audio-Cubes lately to find a nice set of headphones for herself :P They of course, have to be green, her favorite color, surprisingly there are a few I wouldn't feel terrible recommending to her.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
I can tell you: it's a VBulletin bug, for which there isn't a patch yet.

How's your Compass going?
Funny, there's no such bug on the HardForum, a forum with almost 30k more members, and nearly twice as many posts *and* threads as Head-fi.
post #94 of 956
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I can tell you: it's a VBulletin bug, for which there isn't a patch yet.

How's your Compass going?


Zero complaints.

~Phewl.
post #95 of 956
I got my HD650s yesterday morning. I'm having to burn them in using my total bithead cause my compass isn't here yet

HD650s sound so sad on my total bithead, lol
post #96 of 956
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Originally Posted by Gatto View Post
hehe I try to think I'm a pretty reasonable person, although even if I wasn't I don't have the cash to be constantly upgrading, I got into hi-fi last summer and this will be my first desktop amp. Also I haven't bit the bullet and offically bought it yet, still trying to see if I can get the promo price but one way or another I'll be buying this amp soon. I am not expecting perfection I'm just hoping it will pull a bit of that veil off that you get with k701s that aren't amped properly.
Not too different from me, I really got into this last summer as you can see in my join date. I have acquired a lot of stuff over this last year and I am happy that so far everything was worth the cash.

I saw that panther on there website and it looks so good! My mom wants some speakers for the living room and I was like hey for $800 we could put a compass and a panther up there, unfortunately she does not want to spend more than $300 on the speakers anyways so it it a bit of a waste...

I however am looking forward to ordering a panther sometime in the future assuming that I also find some good speakers that would go nice with it. Then I would have a great headphone/speaker system for my computer! That may need to wait however as I think my money might be better saved up for a balanced system as that is basically the only thing I can buy that is better than what I got now that is likely to be actually worth the cash. (well short of a tube amp)

Now up to 422 hours, on Monday I switch to the moon and I can not wait to hear how it sounds
post #97 of 956
I'm another compass purchaser who is also really happy with their purchase. I'm currently burning it in with my equally new hd650s and loving how it sounds already after about another additional 100hrs burn in time. Not tried the other opamps yet or messed about with the jumpers but I will once its got a few more hours on the clock.

I do have a question though and I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I was contemplating on putting a Y splitter so that me and the better half can both listen to it when she's around. My concern is that the other pair of headphones I'll be running out of it will be my Shure se530's (IEM). Am I likely to damage either pair of headphones, or more specifically my 530's as I'll be running the Compass on high gain to drive the HD650s and from what I've read on Headfi people tend to warn about damaging your phones when being run out of splitters.

Cheers

Dom
post #98 of 956
Since the impedance is different between both the. HD650 and the se530. i think u will have problem trying to make both the volume of HD650 and se530 acceptable.

since i guess the volume knob will stop much lower for the se530 while the volume of the hd650 will be softer
if u increase the volume for hd650 then the volume of the se530 will be way over which may damage the se530

Furthemore, i think there will be a negative effect on the sound quality? since u are using the splitter?
post #99 of 956
I'm fully expecting a drop in sound quality by doing it its just more of a case of needs must if I'm to listen through the compass with the missus at the same time.

The volume isn't a massive issue as I tend to listen to both at roughly the same volume, although the se530s do need to be marginally louder, the hd650 would still be listenable, just more concerned about blowing them up!
post #100 of 956
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Originally Posted by noxlord View Post
Now, I want to upgrade to better headphones. I wanted the HD600 but I can't buy them at a decent price Since I am in Canada. My remaining choices are the Denon D2000 and the AKG K701. The choice is hard.
I felt that the Compass has greater synergy with the more forgiving Denons than with my HD-600s. The Denons already have a lot of bass, so the less strong drive of the Compass compared to my C2C (which brings out the bass more) was more pleasant sometimes. With my HD-600s, the soundstage isn't as great as it is with the C2C, showing the greater ability of the C2C to drive headphones. With my Ultrasone Edition 9s the situation was similar, better synergy with the Compass, as their soundstage was more dependant on the S-Logic, and they have strong bass that the C2C brings out with its better ability to drive headphones. K701s, which people consider bass anemic (and which I previously owned) would, on the other hand, I imagine benefit more from the C2C.
post #101 of 956
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I'm fully expecting a drop in sound quality by doing it its just more of a case of needs must if I'm to listen through the compass with the missus at the same time.

The volume isn't a massive issue as I tend to listen to both at roughly the same volume, although the se530s do need to be marginally louder, the hd650 would still be listenable, just more concerned about blowing them up!
I do not think they will blow up unless the volume is way too high

but i guess most likely the ears will be in trouble first
post #102 of 956
Cool, cheers for taking your time to reply, I'll give it a go if I can find a half decent splitter anywhere.

The key point I missed and why my post didn't really make sense as it should have was that I prefer the se530s on low gain compared to the high gain on the 650s which is why I was worried about damaging them but I might just be being overly cautious.
post #103 of 956
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Cool, cheers for taking your time to reply, I'll give it a go if I can find a half decent splitter anywhere.

The key point I missed and why my post didn't really make sense as it should have was that I prefer the se530s on low gain compared to the high gain on the 650s which is why I was worried about damaging them but I might just be being overly cautious.
Grado makes a pretty nice splitter I think for a decent price, or you could have someone on head-fi make you one. Also you may want to look at an impedance adapter for the se530s so you can use hi gain and have the volumes potentially match better (again you could have someone here make you one - that's what I did for my Grados).
post #104 of 956
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Originally Posted by Optional View Post
Thanks for the replies guys, I might share a few more images from the set.

She's been scouring Audio-Cubes lately to find a nice set of headphones for herself :P They of course, have to be green, her favorite color, surprisingly there are a few I wouldn't feel terrible recommending to her.



Funny, there's no such bug on the HardForum, a forum with almost 30k more members, and nearly twice as many posts *and* threads as Head-fi.
If Beyers are OK then you can get MANUFAKTUR Beyer phones in just about any colour you want, but it costs more than normal Beyers.
post #105 of 956
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If Beyers are OK then you can get MANUFAKTUR Beyer phones in just about any colour you want, but it costs more than normal Beyers.
Right, I've shown her this as well, it's way too expensive for her though, too expensive for me even.

I do want some Beyers though, trying out new sound signatures.
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