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So, due to a faulty headphone output on my Macbook, I found myself in need of a USB audio solution. I decided to pick up the Dragon based on the portability and rave reviews ( not to mention the huge price drop from $250 down to $99 ) to power my PS500s.

 

Full disclosure, I don't have any interest in diving too deep into the world of amps and DACs at this point. In fact, one of the reasons I've always loved Grados is their ability to sound great out of just about anything. With that said, I'm pretty psyched about the Dragonfly. The first thing available when I plugged the Dragonfly in was Take the Power Back by Rage Against the Machine via Spotify Premium - a good but not exceptional source...Whoa. The bass line, the drums, I don't remember this sounding like this. 

 

With Grados especially, I remain a firm believer that headphones make the biggest difference ( after source). But, maybe there is something to all of these DACs and amps you guys are always talking about. 

 

The only downside is that for the same hundred bucks the amp that really piqued my curiosity would have been the Schiit Vali, but the real driving force here was the need for portability and USB connectivity, so the Dragonfly fit the bill perfectly. 

post #11417 of 19353

Yeah, Grados do not need an amp.....but you will definitely get the most out of your headphones if you do amp them.

 

You will get more of what their full potential is.

 

In your case, the PS500 is a very nice set of headphones, so why not let them shine to their potential.

 

Congrats on your purchase and enjoy the combo.

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Have you considered changing out the earpads for more comfort and a change to the soundstage? I added beyerdynamic pads... made a BIG difference.
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why is this priced this high?

does it even work?

post #11423 of 19353

I would think its a mistake, no?

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I would think its a mistake, no?


 



more like an scam.
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Either or, but someone has to be real dumb to jump on this!!!

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It is because he also sells the schematics for <$50 so you can build one for yourself!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic-Pleiades-Electra-Only-Tubes-No-Other-Components-Headphone-Amplifier-/231132555283?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item35d092e813

 

Interesting seller with 100% positive feedback.

Not sure what he's up to with the amp listing....

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why is this priced this high?
does it even work?

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I would think its a mistake, no?

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I would think its a mistake, no?


 



more like an scam.

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Either or, but someone has to be real dumb to jump on this!!!

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It is because he also sells the schematics for <$50 so you can build one for yourself!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schematic-Pleiades-Electra-Only-Tubes-No-Other-Components-Headphone-Amplifier-/231132555283?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item35d092e813

Interesting seller with 100% positive feedback.
Not sure what he's up to with the amp listing....

In response to my asking him why price so high:

Dear joedoemusic,

Possibly best specs of any amplifier ever made.

More importantly the sound.

Best regards,

- aetoulis
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In response to my asking him why price so high:

Dear joedoemusic,

Possibly best specs of any amplifier ever made.

More importantly the sound.

Best regards,

- aetoulis


Well then, there you go :tongue_smile: 

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Well then, there you go tongue_smile.gif  

Little did we know!
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I can't believe this guy is serious! Maybe he doesn't realize what the price actually is on eBay! Maybe he is seeing some other price on his page, like $47.00U.S.-$70.00U.S.. this has to be a mistake!!!

 

I'm thinking about putting the WA6 up for BIN $100,000.00.

Do you think I'll get that much!


Edited by joseph69 - 1/9/14 at 4:15pm
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