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post #2341 of 8065
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

So you are saying that O2 => not enough loud for you ?

 

I predict an answer along the lines of "it is plenty loud enough but not driven properly". tongue_smile.gif The audiophile definition of enough power is rather vague.

post #2342 of 8065

No, I think the O2 provides enough power to "drive them properly". Something like a Fiio E6 would just provide volume but not actually drive them any better. I'm not trying to be snobby here, and I haven't heard the O2 so I will admit my opinions are based off what others have said. But again I'm mentioning that I've read more people describe the O2 as unpleasant or inadequate than I have those describe it as luscious, fantastic, or beautiful. I've heard it described as good, or fine, but never amazing. Maybe no amps at $150 sound amazing? I don't know. I went from an E17 to a Lyr.

post #2343 of 8065
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post
I'm biased because my Lyr sounds amazing, and because I've never heard the O2.

 

Then why do you give a subjective opinion on something you never experienced ? Especially considering that some of those other opinions are also only based on (or at best influenced by) other opinions ? Maybe if you actually heard an O2 (but without knowing that it is in fact an O2), you would find it sounds great ?


Edited by stv014 - 12/27/12 at 7:57am
post #2344 of 8065

I know, I am just propagating others' opinions. I'm sure if I heard one I wouldn't have many complaints. Even with my Lyr I can complain that it sounds a bit flat for the first 30-60min after turning it on. Or, just that it sounds better after warming up.

 

So... anyone wanna lend me their O2? tongue.gif

post #2345 of 8065
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I know, I am just propagating others' opinions. I'm sure if I heard one I wouldn't have many complaints.

 

 

Easy solution. Stop doing this. 

post #2346 of 8065

Sorry rolleyes.gif It's hard not to repeat what someone else said when you've heard it 10 different times from 10 different people. I see a lot of recommendations for the O2 but hardly any impressions. Makes me wonder if those people have ever heard the O2.

post #2347 of 8065

Or at least REALLY couch your parroting of others opinions in clarifications to that effect, so there are no mistakes that it represents your experience. :)

post #2348 of 8065

Impressions ? What impressions? how could we describe something that has no sound ? tongue.gif

Some months ago i had SPL Auditor + T1 , but both Gone before getting O2 .(needed money at that time also ...)

 

 

I tryed my past K702 and my current AD2000 on Auditor , and despite damping factor not being optimal , it sounded very good .

 

 And  from my unreliable memory so take it with salt , K702 and AD2000 with  02 sound very similar to what they sounded with Auditor . 

 

But well as you know audio memory is totally unreliable ... At least i can say that Auditor is great amp , but O2 also is tongue_smile.gif (puting aside the money thingrolleyes.gif)


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 12/27/12 at 8:51am
post #2349 of 8065

I have no doubt it's a good amp.

 

All this fuss about the O2 makes me so glad I have a Lyr. It's nothing short of fantastic. I wish I could just give everyone $450 to buy one. It's sooo good!!!

post #2350 of 8065

I have both an O2 and a Lyr and think they're both pretty good at what they do.  Frankly, I think the O2 is about the best there is in its price range and niche (a clean, PORTABLE headphone amp).  If I were going to upgrade, I would probably upgrade the Lyr before I upgraded the O2 .... it's apples and oranges.

post #2351 of 8065

I made an offer on 2 Orange Globes on eBay. Hoping to get a pair for $50!

 

Edit: Wooo!!! Got 'em! http://www.ebay.com/itm/221145795394


Edited by yokken - 12/27/12 at 10:20am
post #2352 of 8065
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

 

 

Easy solution. Stop doing this. 

This.

 

Although I've read similar opinions about the O2 on this forum, I'm not biased towards disregarding it as a choice, especially if I can get a chance to try one. Definitely a lot on this thread about the O2 (both sides) vs. the DT880s...

 

I've got the 600Ohm version and still enjoying them as much as I did the first day I got them in. Should be able to find a pair for $250...Amazon Warehouse Deals has some used ones for a good deal. They'll take em back if you're not happy with them either. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0024NK35S/ref=sr_1_3_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1356641831&sr=8-3&keywords=dt880&condition=used)

post #2353 of 8065
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Originally Posted by twizzleraddict View Post

This.

 

Although I've read similar opinions about the O2 on this forum, I'm not biased towards disregarding it as a choice, especially if I can get a chance to try one. Definitely a lot on this thread about the O2 (both sides) vs. the DT880s...

 

I've got the 600Ohm version and still enjoying them as much as I did the first day I got them in. Should be able to find a pair for $250...Amazon Warehouse Deals has some used ones for a good deal. They'll take em back if you're not happy with them either. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0024NK35S/ref=sr_1_3_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1356641831&sr=8-3&keywords=dt880&condition=used)

 

Before I begin, thanks guys Stv, Yokken and others. It wasnt my intention to instigate a heated discussion :)

That said, appreciate your inputs.

 

Twizzler, I havent bought a thing on warehouse deals so far, I dont mind to. But do I get the 2 year warranty from Beyerdynamic ?

My apprehension is I'm new to beyer quality and am not sure if  i'd be able to recognize a minor defect with the headphone when I buy a used one.

 

thanks

post #2354 of 8065

bob439, I think the beauty of the Amazon Warehouse deals is that it offers you peace of mind in returning the headphones should you detect any defects in the sound. I think it would be fairly obvious if the sound was "off", unless the issue is completely minor and inaudible in general that it shouldn't impact the sound dramatically.

 

But this should give you a good reason to try them out as well if you're not able to audition them locally in your neighborhood.

 

Good luck with your efforts!

post #2355 of 8065
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Originally Posted by bob439 View Post

 

Before I begin, thanks guys Stv, Yokken and others. It wasnt my intention to instigate a heated discussion :)

That said, appreciate your inputs.

 

Twizzler, I havent bought a thing on warehouse deals so far, I dont mind to. But do I get the 2 year warranty from Beyerdynamic ?

My apprehension is I'm new to beyer quality and am not sure if  i'd be able to recognize a minor defect with the headphone when I buy a used one.

 

thanks

 

Kind of like reading the Sound Science Fiction Forum ain't it?tongue.gif

Seriously, as far as I'm concerned, sometimes a great measuring amp just doesn't sound "right" with a technically great speaker.

e.g. I could never get a satisfying sound out of an Arcam AVR350 driving a pair of MartinLogan Aeons, there was something about the treble, it was too crisp.

In spite of all this, I have heard both pieces of equipment sound fantastic with (for whatever reasons) more compatible gear.

Not too sure what it is on the spec sheet that might explain this, the Aeon has an impedance of 1 Ohm @ 20 kHz, but this doesn't sound like clipping.

Just because we haven't measured it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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