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My source is a Dell XPS all in one. http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-27-2720-aio/pd?oc=fdcwlp1397&model_id=xps-27-2720-aio
No DAC in between. Still waiting ODAC to be delivered.

Thank you, vlach.
post #6587 of 7895
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My source is a Dell XPS all in one. http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-27-2720-aio/pd?oc=fdcwlp1397&model_id=xps-27-2720-aio
No DAC in between. Still waiting ODAC to be delivered.

Thank you, vlach.

 

Do you set your laptop’s volume to maximum?

post #6588 of 7895
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Tried T1 with Fiio E9, loud enough; tried HD 700 with A1, loud enough. Now T1 with A1? Barely audible halfway through the volume knob. Already contacted Beyer USA.

Thank you again, Perhapss.

 

I think HiFiGuy528 drives his T1 with the A1, ask him. 

post #6589 of 7895
80% of the volume scale on the. dell. Thanks.
post #6590 of 7895
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80% of the volume scale on the. dell. Thanks.

 

You should always set the volume to 100% on your laptop when you use an amp. 

post #6591 of 7895
Got it. Much appreciated, pdrm360. Happy listening.
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You should always set the volume to 100% on your laptop when you use an amp. 

 

If I have my laptop at 100%, I leave the volume pot on my amp at around 25%. Would it be better to use a lower volume on the LT and bring the amp closer to 50%?

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If I have my laptop at 100%, I leave the volume pot on my amp at around 25%. Would it be better to use a lower volume on the LT and bring the amp closer to 50%?

 

My answer is NO. 

 

Theoretically is better if you have the source volume at 100%, though the different isn't audible most of the times.  

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My answer is NO. 

 

Theoretically is better if you have the source volume at 100%, though the different isn't audible most of the times.  

 

Thanks

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My answer is NO. 

Theoretically is better if you have the source volume at 100%, though the different isn't audible most of the times.  

Agreed. When you lower the digital volume on your LT you are dropping/truncating bits of resolution. Additionally you are increasing the S/N ratio and noise floor by turning up the volume on your amp.
Edited by vlach - 1/27/14 at 4:42pm
post #6596 of 7895

Always keep the computer volume at max.

As vlach said anything less and you're throwing bits away.

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I had the same lack of volume problem with my A1. I turned up the gain on media monkey player, but it would start adding distortion. I solved the problem by adjusting the digital headroom on my dspeaker dual core.

 

I run the Dspeaker room correction on bypass when using the A1. I have a feeling the A1 volume is throttled back to meet EU laws/guidelines.

 

I wonder if there is a pot or something in the A1 that you can adjust ??

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I just received my T1's in the mail today.

 

OMG.

 

I ordered them because I was dissatisfied with my HD 650's. I got those on sale, and they were just exactly good enough to show me what I was missing in my Denon AH-D600's, but lacked that last bit that put them over the top. At first I thought it was because my amp was underpowered. Adding a Vali improved the sound a lot, but still left me wanting. The sound was full and rich, but just didn't engage me emotionally.

 

The T1's are a vast improvement (to me). It's like the AH-D600's on steroids. More clarity. More bass impact. Better fit.

 

I am currently awaiting delivery of an A20 amp as a potential replacement for the Vali. Stay tuned for impressions.

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I just received my T1's in the mail today.

 

OMG.

 

I ordered them because I was dissatisfied with my HD 650's. I got those on sale, and they were just exactly good enough to show me what I was missing in my Denon AH-D600's, but lacked that last bit that put them over the top. At first I thought it was because my amp was underpowered. Adding a Vali improved the sound a lot, but still left me wanting. The sound was full and rich, but just didn't engage me emotionally.

 

The T1's are a vast improvement (to me). It's like the AH-D600's on steroids. More clarity. More bass impact. Better fit.

 

I am currently awaiting delivery of an A20 amp as a potential replacement for the Vali. Stay tuned for impressions.

 

Congrats! They're a wonderful headphone, no doubt. Look forward to your impressions with the incoming amp.

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Originally Posted by dduck View Post
 

I just received my T1's in the mail today.

 

OMG.

 

I ordered them because I was dissatisfied with my HD 650's. I got those on sale, and they were just exactly good enough to show me what I was missing in my Denon AH-D600's, but lacked that last bit that put them over the top. At first I thought it was because my amp was underpowered. Adding a Vali improved the sound a lot, but still left me wanting. The sound was full and rich, but just didn't engage me emotionally.

 

The T1's are a vast improvement (to me). It's like the AH-D600's on steroids. More clarity. More bass impact. Better fit.

 

I am currently awaiting delivery of an A20 amp as a potential replacement for the Vali. Stay tuned for impressions.

Yeah. That's pretty much exactly how I felt, I had that upgrade path. 

 

I recently gave the 650s a go again, and surprisingly I didn't hate them as much as I thought I would. Especially after listening to my T1s for so long and ignoring them. They were ridiculously easy to listen to. Don't get me wrong though the T1 did everything better. There were missing details I thought especially in the treble and I didn't like the mid range which sounded off to me in some way I can't explain and the bass was sloppy in comparison. But the sound as a whole wasn't unpleasant and it had a soft character to it.

 

It's strange but I never realised how taxing it was to listen to the T1, they demand your attention and concentration. That is a weird thing to discover; I find it hard to relax with these things on my head. It's even more confusing that I never really noticed. I think you all might understand what I mean it's late and I am having a hard time explaining myself I've never been much good at explaining sound.

 

I suggest keeping the HD650 just for reference in the future if nothing else.

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