A little read for you fellows...
Very good read, yet you DOUBT the POWER of KINGWA'S BALANCE designs...
just kidding. Though good point he makes about the sound, 2000 amp vs 2000 amp... the SE should in theory be of a higher grade
NON THE LESS, I went balanced mostly for power reasons... the HE 400 is power hungry... as most orthos are [it is accept it and get over it] the DT 880 600 ohm is not power hungry but my M Stage was running out of juice and lastly nice point he makes about more prone to failure, but in a counter measure, and coming from my PC side, increased seperation of channels is always a positive thing, dual or quad core? Single or dual channel? OR even going into food, when quality is maintained the more seperation the better, I can use "Butter flavored olive oil" or I can use Olive oil and butter, assuming I handle my seperate ingridents correctly I will achieve better results from the "un combined" ingrediants
the same seems to apply from sound. BUT as I have mentioned before, it's really hard to gauge the benifits of balanced seeing as the design of the amps differ... Audio GD Amps have a better balanced design than they do SE. The Balanced out from the balanced amps sounds better than the SE by again design... the same applies to most balanced amps... Hard to compare SE to Balanced without considering design, and that said my SE w1000x always impresses me, and the SE HE 400 was always a dissapointment
Oh that and I like fancy headphone cables but no interconnectors!
That said, it's hard to compare balanced vs SE due to desigm. Either way for $600 my NFb 10ES2 is a hell of a unit! Clean as a whistle and powerful enough to drive an HE 6 very well... and she's very CLEAN and so so so SO lean. Oh and
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