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I have been listening to the Beyers plugged into a Duet. This is sounding very good. My previous amp, an O2, sounded thin and a bit sibilant. This is not the case with the Duet. So maybe a change of amp is in order?

Bob

 

Thank you Bob. I'll go to a few local hi-fi shops and try them with whichever amps they have for demo, hopefully the problem is just my amp. Though theoretically it should be more than enough to power a 600 ohm load.

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Thank you Bob. I'll go to a few local hi-fi shops and try them with whichever amps they have for demo, hopefully the problem is just my amp. Though theoretically it should be more than enough to power a 600 ohm load.

Some times it's not just enough to have power, but you want a amp that synergizes nicely with your headphones 

post #7593 of 10808
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post

I have been listening to the Beyers plugged into a Duet. This is sounding very good. My previous amp, an O2, sounded thin and a bit sibilant. This is not the case with the Duet. So maybe a change of amp is in order?

Bob

Curious... Do you still have the O2? Can you listen to Kate Bush' "The Saxophone Song" and tell me if it sounds sibilant?
post #7594 of 10808

I think that's just a ridiculously sibilant recording!

 

I played it through my DT880 and my Senn HD 600 and, in both cases, every 's' Kate sings in the opening verses is scratchy & sibilant.

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I think that's just a ridiculously sibilant recording!

I played it through my DT880 and my Senn HD 600 and, in both cases, every 's' Kate sings in the opening verses is scratchy & sibilant.

Which version are you listening to? I might've picked a bad example and I'll have to listen again when I get home. :P
post #7596 of 10808

I must admit I've only tested it via streaming services - Google Play & Spotify.

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I must admit I've only tested it via streaming services - Google Play & Spotify.
oh good Lord! Listen to some quality recordings.
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oh good Lord! Listen to some quality recordings.

There are quality recordings of Kate Bush???

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oh good Lord! Listen to some quality recordings.

 

Fair comment, but I was at work at the time. And, in this case, I bet the physically copy is just as sibilant-sounding ...

 

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There are quality recordings of Kate Bush???

 

Boom-tish!

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There are quality recordings of Kate Bush???


Directors Cut Collectors Edition.

post #7601 of 10808
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I must admit I've only tested it via streaming services - Google Play & Spotify.

Shouldn't matter- I'm probably thinking of a different track from that album and assumed they would be of the same quality.
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There are quality recordings of Kate Bush???

 

Try "50 words for snow"

http://www.hdtracks.com/50-words-for-snow

post #7603 of 10808
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I think that's just a ridiculously sibilant recording!

 

I played it through my DT880 and my Senn HD 600 and, in both cases, every 's' Kate sings in the opening verses is scratchy & sibilant.

 

Okay, I hear what you're talking about now, but it's not piercing.  Listen to Jacques Brel's "Dulcinea" for some real sibilance.:evil:

 

The point I'm trying to make is that it depends more on the recording than the amp.  I'd like to see an FR graph of the Duet if it actually reduces sibilance.

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Directors Cut Collectors Edition.

 

I thought you were joking.  There actually is a Director's Cut. :)

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I thought you were joking.  There actually is a Director's Cut. :)


:)

 

It gets better. The version of Red Shoes on DC is made from an analogue back up tape which she found somewhere. So you have the rare opportunity to see an album in both digital and analogue master (If you have the previous version of Red Shoes, that is).

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