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Thank you, it helps. My problem though is that I still don't know what kind of sound I prefer, because I only have the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro (which I like) and nothing else for comparison, and thus I have little experience with what "warm" and "analytical" means. But from what I've read, of the two, I think "warm" would be the safest choice for people not really knowing what they want, so perhaps I'll see if I can get my hands on a 5TX.

Personally I think you would be investing relatively much in your amp vs headphone, since the 5TX is twice as expensive as the Beyerdynamic.. IMO the headphones are always the most important link (and money should be spent accordingly).

 

Alternatively you could consider a cheaper Fiio model that would work fine in combination with the Beyerdynamic, and save the rest to invest in better headphones when you're ready for an upgrade. To me that would make more sense..

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Personally I think you would be investing relatively much in your amp vs headphone, since the 5TX is twice as expensive as the Beyerdynamic.. IMO the headphones are always the most important link (and money should be spent accordingly).

I wholeheartedly agree, I just forgot to mention that the reason I recently registered here is that I'm looking to purchase some CIEMs, possibly the M-Fidelity (formerly Starkey) SA-43. That would put the amp at around half the price of the monitors.

 

The Beyerdynamics themselves are very forgiving and I've never felt the need for an amp. I briefly tried the Fiio E18 recently, and while there was a difference compared to my normal source (computer sound card), I had to listen for it in order to hear it.


Edited by cmeeren - 2/26/15 at 4:27am
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I wholeheartedly agree, I just forgot to mention that the reason I recently registered here is that I'm looking to purchase some CIEMs, possibly the M-Fidelity (formerly Starkey) SA-43. That would put the amp at around half the price of the monitors.

 

The Beyerdynamics themselves are very forgiving and I've never felt the need for an amp. I briefly tried the Fiio E18 recently, and while there was a difference compared to my normal source (computer sound card), I had to listen for it in order to hear it.

Ooh ok yeah that makes more sense :) Hadn't heard of them but the description is interesting. 

 

Maybe there's a hifi store in town where you could test different amps, and see if you prefer a warm or analytic sound?

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Does anyone know what Dac selection is in the arrow 5
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Does anyone know what Dac selection is in the arrow 5

no one knows any thing about the arrow 5 the most mysterious amp i've ever seen :biggrin:  ....except there is one or two here saying it sounds fantastic !!!! :bigsmile_face: :bigsmile_face: 

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PCM2707 which is capable of 16bit/48khz sampling

 

http://www.headstage.com/forum/showthread.php/26-Bit-Sample-Rate

 

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Does anyone know what Dac selection is in the arrow 5
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