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post #7501 of 15156

I'll have to ask tomorrow to check what gain it's using, DAC wise I'm using a standard integrated sound card, E10, ODAC, Dacmagic PLUS and a Primare DVD26. 


Edited by eltocliousus - 12/17/12 at 5:25pm
post #7502 of 15156

What you're facing here is the usual fission vs. fusion lynching party.  You've obviously made an effort to gather a few different variables and report on your findings and there's no harm in that, and neither is it something to shy away from.  What Preproman is so uneloquently saying  here, with the aid of unnecessary pictures, is that some of us have found success with high current, high quality speaker amps.  KG recently posted some thoughts on driving requirements when discussing the GSX a few pages back, I suggest you refer to that if you want an actual informed opinion.  Post your thoughts here when you finish your write up.

post #7503 of 15156

Sphinxvc is correct.  

 

No more questions from me.  Carry on with the review, can't wait to read it.  

 

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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

What you're facing here is the usual fission vs. fusion lynching party.  You've obviously made an effort to gather a few different variables and report on your findings and there's no harm in that, and neither is it something to shy away from.  What Preproman is so uneloquently saying  here, with the aid of unnecessary pictures, is that some of us have found success with high current, high quality speaker amps.  KG recently posted some thoughts on driving requirements when discussing the GSX a few pages back, I suggest you refer to that if you want an actual informed opinion.  Post your thoughts here when you finish your write up.

 

I'll definitely have a look at that, thankyou.

Preproman, are you certain that the extra electrons in your speaker amplifiers isn't simply expectation bias? Sometimes a bigger number can lead to a better sound.

post #7505 of 15156

NO - I'm most certain.  

 

However, for you to be sure - just take the time and find a high quality speaker amp - low powered if possible so you have to use the HIifiman adapter.  They you can come back and report what you find.

 

Just make sure you don't expectation bias in the reverse.  If you know what I mean.  

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I typed in the wrong page number and I ended up finding two separate interesting discussions, one starting here, and then the actual thing I was referring to starts here.  (The second just clarifies what was up in the air till then - efficiency). 

 

Anyone know if the GSX is the same as a super symmetry Dynahi?

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And what will the lcd-4 cost....$3000.00?

And no HE-7 to be released down the road? 

post #7508 of 15156

I do like my HE6 out of a mini X speaker amp and it is better than my Mjolnir but my Mjolnir isn't terrible either. I think some headphone amps do a good enough job but the list of headphone amps that would do well on them isn't very long. I would be happy with the Mjolnir if I never heard better :)

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I do like my HE6 out of a mini X speaker amp and it is better than my Mjolnir but my Mjolnir isn't terrible either. I think some headphone amps do a good enough job but the list of headphone amps that would do well on them isn't very long. I would be happy with the Mjolnir if I never heard better :)

 

I agree. I was very pleased with the HE-6 and Mjolnir when I hooked them up back at the LA meet. I thought the Mjolnir was powerful, clear and detailed. However, I think the extra voltage and power of a speaker amp gives it a little more juice which really brings out the bass more than anything. 

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I do like my HE6 out of a mini X speaker amp and it is better than my Mjolnir but my Mjolnir isn't terrible either. I think some headphone amps do a good enough job but the list of headphone amps that would do well on them isn't very long. I would be happy with the Mjolnir if I never heard better :)

Rawster,

Is the mini amp your preferred amp for the he-6"s.

 

I've been using the mj/gng ,for the last few weeks ,with a Moon silver dragon v3 cable ,and find this setup excellent

Wondering ,if I should re-connect the mini-100,just to do an A-B comparison??

 

Any thoughts?

post #7511 of 15156
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Rawster,

Is the mini amp your preferred amp for the he-6"s.

 

I've been using the mj/gng ,for the last few weeks ,with a Moon silver dragon v3 cable ,and find this setup excellent

Wondering ,if I should re-connect the mini-100,just to do an A-B comparison??

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

I think you should..

 

I had the Mj and the a-100 here this weekend.  I really could not tell the difference between the two.  We used the LCD-3/2 and the HE-6/500.

post #7512 of 15156

I haven't compared the two but I prefer the mini X to the Mjolnir for the HE6. I would absolutely try reconnect and see for yourself if you find the same results. Of course we have different dacs but I find the mini X to be the better amp for this headphone. The only thing I like is that If I wanted to use the Mjolnir after the mini X I need to adjust the preamp function on my dac as I have it much lower when using the HE6 to have more volume control on the amp.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I haven't compared the two but I prefer the mini X to the Mjolnir for the HE6. I would absolutely try reconnect and see for yourself if you find the same results. Of course we have different dacs but I find the mini X to be the better amp for this headphone. The only thing I like is that If I wanted to use the Mjolnir after the mini X I need to adjust the preamp function on my dac as I have it much lower when using the HE6 to have more volume control on the amp.

Uh oh! Mike's going to be second guessing himself now! Time to bring out that ol' emotiva! 

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Uh oh! Mike's going to be second guessing himself now! Time to bring out that ol' emotiva! 

I already did,its been connected for an hour

 

One small problem,my banana plugs are Norse copper,my headphone cable is Silver,..dont know what the hell Im listening too?-only I could be this smart.-DAA!!

Will have to cancel my order with Helix?,no need to have Frank make me a cble,I make my own.--Jesus?

 

Anyway,Rawster,your right about the bass,it is much stronger

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I haven't compared the two but I prefer the mini X to the Mjolnir for the HE6. I would absolutely try reconnect and see for yourself if you find the same results. Of course we have different dacs but I find the mini X to be the better amp for this headphone. The only thing I like is that If I wanted to use the Mjolnir after the mini X I need to adjust the preamp function on my dac as I have it much lower when using the HE6 to have more volume control on the amp.

 

Glad it's working out for you.  All I noticed between it and the Stratos were mostly some spatial differences, minor other diff, but I don't think it would have been as apparent on headphones.


Edited by sphinxvc - 12/17/12 at 8:31pm
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