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post #976 of 1160

I hate to be that guy, but has anyone compared this to the iBasso D4? I'm considering this DAC and would like some feedback.

post #977 of 1160

I have, and the D100 is substantially better both as an amp and as a dac than the D4 (and virtually every unit under $350).

post #978 of 1160

I agree about the D4 and D100. Unless you need the D4 for portability the D100 wins in every way. The D4 is a good dac for use if you have a netbook/laptop and you want to use it when you are out of the house such as a cafe but the D100 is the better unit.

post #979 of 1160

I am kind of disappointed by the "fine" comments about the D100 + D2000... I put a bid on one second hand, Being a fan of a balanced, smooth sound signature i would have expected more then just a "fine."

 

 

post #980 of 1160

Fine is effective for those of us who don't put much stock in "synergy." The D100 does what most relatively transparent amps of low output impedance do - no harm to the signature of the headphones. So they are fine - the D2000 sounds like the D2000. 

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Fine is effective for those of us who don't put much stock in "synergy." The D100 does what most relatively transparent amps of low output impedance do - no harm to the signature of the headphones. So they are fine - the D2000 sounds like the D2000. 


Now that i understand

 

post #982 of 1160

First time poster and all-around newbie here, hello !

My query : I've been looking at this, the Yulong D100, to use with a HD600, but have read, here, that "the HD600 is not the absolute best with the D100". Would someone be willing to elaborate ? Power problem, tonal incompatiblity ?

Would the D100 Mark 2 revision present a different case ?

Should I look at the Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11 instead ?

Any advice welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

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First time poster and all-around newbie here, hello !

My query : I've been looking at this, the Yulong D100, to use with a HD600, but have read, here, that "the HD600 is not the absolute best with the D100". Would someone be willing to elaborate ? Power problem, tonal incompatiblity ?

Would the D100 Mark 2 revision present a different case ?

Should I look at the Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11 instead ?

Any advice welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Without having ever owned the HD600, I believe it likes quite a bit of power (and maybe even tubes?)

 

I can't comment on the synergy with the D100, but I can say that the Mark 2 won't be any difference than the original one. I believe the main difference is a different implementation of the USB input.

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Without having ever owned the HD600, I believe it likes quite a bit of power (and maybe even tubes?)

 

I can't comment on the synergy with the D100, but I can say that the Mark 2 won't be any difference than the original one. I believe the main difference is a different implementation of the USB input.

 

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Still, given how surpisingly well the humble Fiio E10 has been handling my HD600 thus far, I'd still be keen to hear of first hand experiences with the D100. 

post #985 of 1160

I have no problems at all with the D100 and HD600. The Sennheiser sounds just like it is supposed to. 

 

I like the HD600 through my Bottlehead as well, but there is nothing at all wrong with it via the D100. 

post #986 of 1160
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So.... I may have spoken too soon when I posted a while back saying the new mkii model was hardly different from the original. I am hearing some improvements - not drastic, but a noticeable evolution in quality. Also usability. Will discuss it more in my full review, but for now I'll say that the new model does have worthwhile improvements.

They did rework some aspects of it that I didn't realize. Better system clock is the main thing.
post #987 of 1160

 

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I have no problems at all with the D100 and HD600. The Sennheiser sounds just like it is supposed to. 

 

I like the HD600 through my Bottlehead as well, but there is nothing at all wrong with it via the D100. 

 

Great. Thanks.

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So.... I may have spoken too soon when I posted a while back saying the new mkii model was hardly different from the original. I am hearing some improvements - not drastic, but a noticeable evolution in quality. Also usability. Will discuss it more in my full review, but for now I'll say that the new model does have worthwhile improvements.
They did rework some aspects of it that I didn't realize. Better system clock is the main thing.

 


So then what would you recommend?

I can get a D100mki for $350 (including shipping to South Africa), in very good condition.

Or should I just shell out the extra and get the D100mkii?

 

Going to pair it with a d2k, AKG K242hd, use it later in a Speaker rig, and going to try connect my CM7 androids to it via usb.

Also going to use it with future headphones. (for reference I have the Asus STX already, but I want the D100 for the transportable factor.)

 

post #989 of 1160
Thread Starter 
I would just get that model for the low price. Differences between them will be more obvious with higher end headphones than those. And the MKI is still a very nice sounding device.
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I would just get that model for the low price. Differences between them will be more obvious with higher end headphones than those. And the MKI is still a very nice sounding device.

 


The thing is, I plan to upgrade around December, to probably a full blown LA7000. And I dont plan on buying another DAC, for many many years.

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