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post #12721 of 20226
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Originally Posted by RestoredSparda View Post


Very nice. A few questions if you don't mind. What did you have before the schiit DAC, do you like it, and are you thinking of upgrading your amp?

I had/have the Headroom Micro DAC and the Schiit Modi.  The differences aren't huge but are very obvious.  Everything sounds a little deeper, everything seems to decay better, there's just a little more of everything.  I'm pondering all kinds of ideas on what to do about an amp.  I never really intended to buy the Lyr, just saw too good a deal on the FS forums and couldn't pass it up.  I do love it, sounds better than anything else I have and the Amperex Orange Globes make my DT880s sound great.  However, I still get this feeling that my HE-500's can sound better.  I've been thinking about a Mjolnir, but I'd also like to move away from Schiit (nothing against them, they've been good to me but variety and the spice of life and all that).

post #12722 of 20226
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Originally Posted by tootallmoose View Post

I had/have the Headroom Micro DAC and the Schiit Modi.  The differences aren't huge but are very obvious.  Everything sounds a little deeper, everything seems to decay better, there's just a little more of everything.  I'm pondering all kinds of ideas on what to do about an amp.  I never really intended to buy the Lyr, just saw too good a deal on the FS forums and couldn't pass it up.  I do love it, sounds better than anything else I have and the Amperex Orange Globes make my DT880s sound great.  However, I still get this feeling that my HE-500's can sound better.  I've been thinking about a Mjolnir, but I'd also like to move away from Schiit (nothing against them, they've been good to me but variety and the spice of life and all that).


Ever consider getting the Hifiman EF5 amp? GObs of power and its made for them :D


Edited by brunk - 4/7/13 at 2:35pm
post #12723 of 20226
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Originally Posted by mitch_o View Post

Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it!

Where did you get the ride and bolts? I'd really like to do something like that with a bit thicker shelves.
post #12724 of 20226
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post


Where did you get the ride and bolts? I'd really like to do something like that with a bit thicker shelves.

 

I believe I just got it all from Home Depot. And yeah, if I were to do it again, I'd likely use thicker/nicer wood and give it a nice dark finish.

post #12725 of 20226
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Originally Posted by mitch_o View Post

I believe I just got it all from Home Depot. And yeah, if I were to do it again, I'd likely use thicker/nicer wood and give it a nice dark finish.

Did you buy the rods longer and get them cut or did they just sell different lengths?
post #12726 of 20226
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My setup has changed quite a bit since last posting!

 

Home:

 

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Nice rigs on both ends! 

post #12727 of 20226
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Did you buy the rods longer and get them cut or did they just sell different lengths?

 

The latter. They have several different options for both diameter and length, so it should be pretty easy to find what you're looking for. 

 

If you're looking for a non-standard length, I know they offer straight-cuts of lumber and piping in-store, so there's a chance they'd offer it for the rods as well.

post #12728 of 20226

Thanks for the info. Might have to make a trip to Home Depot soon. :)

 

EDIT: 3/4" x 24" (or 36") rods. Perfect.

 

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Originally Posted by mitch_o View Post

 

The latter. They have several different options for both diameter and length, so it should be pretty easy to find what you're looking for. 

 

If you're looking for a non-standard length, I know they offer straight-cuts of lumber and piping in-store, so there's a chance they'd offer it for the rods as well.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/7/13 at 5:00pm
post #12729 of 20226

 

M-Stage just arrived this weekend and I must say, this may be getting close to endgame for me.

 

I might upgrade my HD595s to HD650s (but I now only use the '595s for, well, less than optimally recorded material as they're more forgiving than the K702s, so is there much point?) and I'd like a better pair of closed cans (I enjoy the DT770s but I can see them being replaced by Mad Dogs in the next couple of months) as they're used quite a lot.

 

Other than that, I think I'm close to the sweet point on price/performance ratio so I may be out of this mad game soon. If only I can kick head-fi like I've kicked cigarettes (day 5 biggrin.gif) then my wallet might just survive.
 

post #12730 of 20226

^^ FWIW the hd650 is my end game open can. And if you are considering the MD, it's just a wonderful closed hp. Can't be beat for the money IMO...

post #12731 of 20226

 

 

My current desktop setup and below my portable setup

post #12732 of 20226

Nice portable.

post #12733 of 20226
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


Ever consider getting the Hifiman EF5 amp? GObs of power and its made for them :D

I had actually forgotten about that one, but I think I want to stay solid state for my next amp.

post #12734 of 20226
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ FWIW the hd650 is my end game open can. And if you are considering the MD, it's just a wonderful closed hp. Can't be beat for the money IMO...

 

I always assumed the HD650s would be my endgame (or perhaps even HD800s further down the line) as I've always owned and enjoyed Sennheisers (ever since a pair of HD414s in the late 1980s).

 

However, I'm so enjoying the more analytical and transparent nature of the K702s (especially now through the M-Stage) that Senns may be relegated to "backup" duties ever onward blink.gif

 

I came very close to pulling the trigger on the Mad Dogs last year but decided against due to import duties etc (I'm in the UK). I'm almost certain to buy some soon though!

post #12735 of 20226

My current desktop setup: 

Stock Crack (just stained this past weekend) + HD600 + iPod 5.5g

 

Used Kona Verethane Stain on the base, I think it turned out pretty nice.

 

 

 

Tubes..

 

 

 

The 'headphone stand' is my Joby Gorillatorch wrapped around a lamp :)

 

 

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