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post #3466 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

How does this amp compare to the O2?


I have had both. I still have the M-stage.

 

(in whispered tones) I didn't like the O2. Too sterile for me. I always offer that opinion up carefully because inevitably some O2 fanboy tells me how there is something wrong with my opinion.

post #3467 of 4892
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Originally Posted by dogwan View Post


I have had both. I still have the M-stage.

(in whispered tones) I didn't like the O2. Too sterile for me. I always offer that opinion up carefully because inevitably some O2 fanboy tells me how there is something wrong with my opinion.

So is it fair to say then that you feel the m-stage is a bit colored in comparison to the O2?
post #3468 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post


So is it fair to say then that you feel the m-stage is a bit colored in comparison to the O2?

This is true. The O2 sounds more clear and sterile - as an amp should. 

post #3469 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Satellite_6 View Post

This is true. The O2 sounds more clear and sterile - as an amp should. 

 

In other words, it commits errors of omission rather than errors of commission? biggrin.gif

post #3470 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Satellite_6 View Post

...more clear and sterile - as an amp should. 

 

*Ahem*....As some people prefer an amp should

post #3471 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Satellite_6 View Post

This is true. The O2 sounds more clear and sterile - as an amp should. 

 

An O2 zealot....

post #3472 of 4892

I have been playing with my M-Stage for a couple of days. It is a remarkably well-made and it seems to have power to drive any headphone without any problems whatsoever. My HD650 sounds very fine indeed through this little amp and even my k701 is extraordinary clean and "weighty". I have also purchased a mint pair of k501 and they are on their way to me. I hope that even these (quiet, 94 dB) headphones can be properly powered by Matrix M-Stage.

post #3473 of 4892
I had a K500 a while back, and it paired quite well with the M-Stage, I thought.
post #3474 of 4892

I wanted to be able to tell where my volume knob is positioned in the dark, so I put a little soft foam bumper pad thing on it.  cool.gif

 

 

post #3475 of 4892
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Originally Posted by WestLander View Post

I had a K500 a while back, and it paired quite well with the M-Stage, I thought.


Thank you. I will probably be able to test it this evening smile.gif

post #3476 of 4892
I had my now sold mstage burn in my pair of he500..to spare my 337.. And damn..he did a good job..it drove the he500 perfectly...and knowing he can drive that pair with gain on 10db am sure it can drive almost anything except for the even more difficult to drive headphone from the likes of he6.
post #3477 of 4892

Just wonder, when I read that M-Stage was inspired by BCL, does it mean they just stole the idea?

 

THX

post #3478 of 4892
Always the same thing.
The O2 is right, any other amp is wrong.

Wait a minute!
If the M Stage is a BCL knock off then the BCL must be shyte and bollocks too!

Hmmmmm........

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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

Just wonder, when I read that M-Stage was inspired by BCL, does it mean they just stole the idea?

THX
post #3479 of 4892

Sorry for my ignorance, but whats O2?

 

THX

 

 

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Always the same thing.
The O2 is right, any other amp is wrong.

Wait a minute!
If the M Stage is a BCL knock off then the BCL must be shyte and bollocks too!

Hmmmmm........
post #3480 of 4892
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

Just wonder, when I read that M-Stage was inspired by BCL, does it mean they just stole the idea?

THX
From what i understand its a clone..some even say the mstage sounds better..i dont know that..but i do know that bcl amp is known to be an excellent amp for the money also biggrin.gif so the mstage must be rediculously priced biggrin.gif in a good way..lolz
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