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Sure. I have tried it with LCD-2 r1, LCD-3, HD 600, HD 650, D7000, T1 and some others lower end cans, all of which I currently own. Here are some initial impressions of Asus Xonar Essence One. I've not yet started changing the opamps, but sure will. I feel the value of this product is really high, and find it weird that not more head-fiers have it or are talking about it. The biggest downside is that the volume knobs are cheap and there are imbalances on the lowest settings, but you can just turn down the volume in foobar and have a greater range with lower impedance and highly sensitive cans.

 

I'd say HD 650 and Essence One is a very good combo. HD 650 can be a bit too smooth, laidback and lacking in details, but with the stock Essence One it is more up front, controlled and detailed in my ears. I currently own Grace Design m903 and Woo Audio WA6-SE with a ton of tubes, and that's what I'm basing the statements on. It's hard to describe sound unless you have something to compare it with.

 

Here is a pdf file with a step by step tutorial for swapping the opamps, and also some opamp recommendations and sound descriptions.


Thanks a lot dude. From what you're saying, looks like we have some common in term of taste with the HD 650. I'll think when the essence one is available at my country, I'll buy it. Right now I'm still using some china-made value class DAC/AMP (Topping D2, in case if you ask), and I'm still not pretty much impressed by how it sounds. The Topping D2 has made the HD 650 sounds more forward and energetic than how it normally does, but I'm still not getting the "wow" factor. I think I'll try this essense one. Thanks for the information by the way. beerchug.gif

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I just have to be that grammar Nazi :) Shouldn't that be "balanced" and not "balance" :) 

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Thanks a lot dude. From what you're saying, looks like we have some common in term of taste with the HD 650. I'll think when the essence one is available at my country, I'll buy it. Right now I'm still using some china-made value class DAC/AMP (Topping D2, in case if you ask), and I'm still not pretty much impressed by how it sounds. The Topping D2 has made the HD 650 sounds more forward and energetic than how it normally does, but I'm still not getting the "wow" factor. I think I'll try this essense one. Thanks for the information by the way. beerchug.gif

 

You're welcome :) I just found this thread on Asus Xonar Essence One on here. Seems like it has received some attention on the boards after all. Plowing through it right now.

 

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I just have to be that grammar Nazi :) Shouldn't that be "balanced" and not "balance" :) 

 

Not sure what you are referring to here, but if that was directed towards me and you plan on continuing proof reading my posts I'm afraid you just found yourself a full time job :D

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I was talking about this :) 

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I Just finished my Balance B22/Buffalo Dac DYI project and here's some pictures :D

 

 

 

 

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I was talking about this :) 

awww bless him, suppose he just needs to get the pen out again and add the D on. bigsmile_face.gif

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awww bless him, suppose he just needs to get the pen out again and add the D on. bigsmile_face.gif

 

Then it would be DBalance. :)

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Then it would be DBalance. :)

I suggest that he appends it.

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'The'Balance? Sounds like an awesome name for it!

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Headphones from left to right: LCD2, HD650, HE500

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But where do you sit?

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Whats that tube amp with the name La Figaro on it? Never mind found it.

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Headphones from left to right: LCD2, HD650, HE500

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But where do you sit?

On the couch of course! 

 

cables are barely long enough, though I do need a new LCD2 cable, 6 ft is not long enough.

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1st day with the new Decware CSP2+! Source is an HP Elite PC with JRiver and .WAV lossless files running through an Audioquest Dragonfly to the CSP2+. Cables are Toxic Cables Silver Poisons connected to the Sennheiser HD650's....Sweeeeeet....biggrin.gif

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Headphones from left to right: LCD2, HD650, HE500

I've got to say, thats probably the most epic headphone placements i've seen so far :P

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Headphones from left to right: LCD2, HD650, HE500

 

Very nice setup. I'm looking to do something like this, too that is headphone friendly - however, my budget probably limits me to the Ikea route :/ Thanks for sharing!

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