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I am still hesitating to get the dacmini. Not sure if it is good. How does it compare to the Burson Conductor or the Woo Audio Wa7?
Edited by jamesng45678 - 2/26/14 at 3:31am
post #1067 of 1378

The WA7 is much more like the WA2 than the DACmini CX.  Read Barid's posts on the previous page, then order the WA7.  If you don't like it, sell it and try the DACmini CX.  If you don't like it, sell it and try...

 

:D

post #1068 of 1378

How about Burson Conductor with the Dacmini. Is there any differences between both of them? 

post #1069 of 1378

The Burson Conductor has the same amp as the Burson Soloist.  I preferred the Burson Soloist > Beyerdynamic T1 over the DACmini CX > Beyerdynamic T1.  (If that tells you anything useful.)

 

Again, see Barid's post for a brief comparison of DACmini CX to Burson Soloist:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/523850/centrance-dacmini-dac-amplifier-official-thread/1050#post_10306181

post #1070 of 1378
Hello everyone i am new here.I owned a pair of beyerdynamic T90 headphones and is wondering if I should upgrade to a Burson Conductor. Would there be a significant difference between the dacmini and the conductor? I am open to all replies as the conductor is double the price of the dacmini.
post #1071 of 1378
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Originally Posted by jamesng45678 View Post

Hello everyone i am new here.I owned a pair of beyerdynamic T90 headphones and is wondering if I should upgrade to a Burson Conductor. Would there be a significant difference between the dacmini and the conductor? I am open to all replies as the conductor is double the price of the dacmini.

 

Personally, I would change the headphone and keep the DACmini.  You'd be very surprised by the DACmini with the LCD-X, LCD-2 rev 2, or even the HE-500.  I was blown away by the LCD-X and DACmini at RMAF, and equally amazed at them with my HiFi-M8.

 

The HE-500 with DACmini sound almost exactly like a Stax Lambda Nova Signature on a KGSS amp, which is better than any Stax Lambda headphone currently sold.  The LCD-2 and LCD-X add to that with improved bass impact and imaging, as well as being a little more efficient.  Micro-detail and speed is outstanding with all of these orthodynamics.

 

The Beyer T1 was decent with DACmini, and better than HD800 with the DACmini (HD800 are too picky).  Sure, the T90 might pair better with another amp, but they will hold you back. Sell the T90 and buy an LCD-X. Total out of pocket will be similar.

post #1072 of 1378
The T90 and T1 sound signature are quite similar, this shows that I should get the dacmini. However, what is the key difference between the dacmini and the Burson Conductor.
post #1073 of 1378
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

Personally, I would change the headphone and keep the DACmini.  You'd be very surprised by the DACmini with the LCD-X, LCD-2 rev 2, or even the HE-500.  I was blown away by the LCD-X and DACmini at RMAF, and equally amazed at them with my HiFi-M8.

The HE-500 with DACmini sound almost exactly like a Stax Lambda Nova Signature on a KGSS amp, which is better than any Stax Lambda headphone currently sold.  The LCD-2 and LCD-X add to that with improved bass impact and imaging, as well as being a little more efficient.  Micro-detail and speed is outstanding with all of these orthodynamics.

The Beyer T1 was decent with DACmini, and better than HD800 with the DACmini (HD800 are too picky).  Sure, the T90 might pair better with another amp, but they will hold you back. Sell the T90 and buy an LCD-X. Total out of pocket will be similar.

I am thinking of getting the dacmini, does it pair well with iem like shure 846?
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I am thinking of getting the dacmini, does it pair well with iem like shure 846?

 

I don't own the Shure to try out, but I can honestly say that it sounds good with EVERY decent IEM in my gear list in my profile (except the < $100 bright earphones that can't be helped without EQ).


Edited by HeadphoneAddict - 3/2/14 at 2:41am
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How does the dacmini fair against the Burson Conductor? Is the Burson Conductor better? Sorry I am new here and is now making a tough decision.

post #1076 of 1378

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

I am thinking of getting the dacmini, does it pair well with iem like shure 846?

I haven't tried the Shure 846 with my DacMini, but with other Shures I've tried, the sound is great but the sensitivity of the IEMs is so high that there's very little usable range on the DacMini's volume control.

post #1078 of 1378
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I don't own the Shure to try out, but I can honestly say that it sounds good with EVERY decent IEM in my gear list in my profile (except the < $100 bright earphones that can't be helped without EQ).
thanks for the reply, always wanted a dac mini when it launched but was sidetracked to other stuff. I am glad there is still praises after these years.. i need to get one of these before it discontinued.
post #1079 of 1378
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Originally Posted by Bostonears View Post

I haven't tried the Shure 846 with my DacMini, but with other Shures I've tried, the sound is great but the sensitivity of the IEMs is so high that there's very little usable range on the DacMini's volume control.
Ok noted. In this case, I might request for a mod..
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
lol.

.Jamesng look at a few pages back, there are already links to your questions..
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