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post #6841 of 27099
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The 225i is certainly transparent enough to reveal quality improvements "upstream". I could easily justify a dac and amp totaling $800 with that headphone (assuming high quality files properly delivered to the dac). No investment in headphones can "improve" what's being sent by a lesser dac. IMO Bifrost/Asgard/225i would be seriously musical.

Thanks-I'm looking for these kinds of recommendations. Also, I would be have the investments in place for future headphones. I've seen recent positive reviews for the Peach Tree Dac-it.A recent headif review rated it over the Bifrost.:

 

 http://www.head-fi.org/t/650791/schiit-bifrost-v-s-peachtree-dac-it

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/peachtree-dac149it-da-converter

 

It would be the same price range as the Bifirst w/ USB.  I like the idea of also using a DAC w/ my stereo system to stream music with with a future Sonos system.

 

Are any of you familiar with the Dac-it?

post #6842 of 27099
Any take on burson soloist sl with PS500?
post #6843 of 27099
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


The 225i is certainly transparent enough to reveal quality improvements "upstream". I could easily justify a dac and amp totaling $800 with that headphone (assuming high quality files properly delivered to the dac). No investment in headphones can "improve" what's being sent by a lesser dac. IMO Bifrost/Asgard/225i would be seriously musical.

Thanks-I'm looking for these kinds of recommendations. Also, I would be have the investments in place for future headphones. I've seen recent positive reviews for the Peach Tree Dac-it.A recent headif review rated it over the Bifrost.:

 

 http://www.head-fi.org/t/650791/schiit-bifrost-v-s-peachtree-dac-it

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/peachtree-dac149it-da-converter

 

It would be the same price range as the Bifirst w/ USB.  I like the idea of also using a DAC w/ my stereo system to stream music with with a future Sonos system.

 

Are any of you familiar with the Dac-it?

I sold my Peachtree NOVA and replaced it with an all tube integrated and a DacIT.  To my surprise the DacIT sounded better than the NOVA's sabre dac.  I recommend it.

post #6844 of 27099

I sold my Peachtree NOVA and replaced it with an all tube integrated and a DacIT. To my surprise the DacIT sounded better than the NOVA's sabre dac. I recommend it.

 

Thanks-the reviews are over the top positive and it's in the ballpark in terms of cost.

post #6845 of 27099
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Thanks-I'm looking for these kinds of recommendations. Also, I would be have the investments in place for future headphones. I've seen recent positive reviews for the Peach Tree Dac-it.A recent headif review rated it over the Bifrost.:

 http://www.head-fi.org/t/650791/schiit-bifrost-v-s-peachtree-dac-it

http://www.stereophile.com/content/peachtree-dac149it-da-converter

It would be the same price range as the Bifirst w/ USB.  I like the idea of also using a DAC w/ my stereo system to stream music with with a future Sonos system.

Are any of you familiar with the Dac-it?

I'm not, but hear all good about Peachtree. Also the MyDac from France is getting raves.

The manufacturers seem to have sorted out the sub-par USB implementations of just 2-4 years ago (Then I had to use a V-Link to get a DacMagic presentation to be musical). This is a great time to buy a $500ish USB DAC!
post #6846 of 27099
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I'm not, but hear all good about Peachtree. Also the MyDac from France is getting raves.

The manufacturers seem to have sorted out the sub-par USB implementations of just 2-4 years ago (Then I had to use a V-Link to get a DacMagic presentation to be musical). This is a great time to buy a $500ish USB DAC!

very cool to hear-you just put a smile on my face!

post #6847 of 27099

so i was thinking about upgrading my sr60 that have being my companion for 8 years...

 

 

"accidently" bought the rs2i today

 

 

i did brought my sr60 for a repair a week ago, they had a sennheiser hd650 in the use for 250$ so i brought that back home

im pretty happy about that

i wanted something that could  complement them

the ps500, to me, might have too much bass and i already have good bass with the hd650

so the rs2 was imo a good guess for an upgrade

and wow

im happy

hd650 didnt get me that excited

but it did took me a year before the sr60 became my favorite

so ill let the hd650 breath within me at their own pace

and then we will see how much they have influence my prefered sound signature 

(tho imo, once you get good sound it becomes more about appreciating the diversity than searching for the (subjectively) "best" out of the whole bunch (within your price range))

 

 

cant compare the sr60 to the rs2i yet, but im excited enough to share pics ; )

 

 

 

 

ok, ok, i did also bough the obligatory tyll shirt while getting groceries at costco, i mean i had to !

im using my old pads on the rs2i for the sake of comfort atm

strangely as out of place and dirty they may look on the sr60 overall black look, when inserting them around the wood of the rs2 they imo look buttery warm and pretty

 

 

here you can see the obvious decoloration of my old pads, oh and i did bought the g-cush pad (lots of testing in the making  ; ) ) 

post #6848 of 27099
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Originally Posted by winterandsummer View Post

so i was thinking about upgrading my sr60 that have being my companion for 8 years...

 

 

"accidently" bought the rs2i today

 

<snip, snip>

 

here you can see the obvious decoloration of my old pads, oh and i did bought the g-cush pad (lots of testing in the making  ; ) ) 

 

Wait... you can fit G-cush pads on the RS2i?  Doesn't that really change the sound?  Maybe for the better... do tell.

 

And, yes, the old pads really do look cool on the new phones.

post #6849 of 27099

I would have to say, that up till now, the rs2 have been my favorite pair of headphones to simply enjoy music, and stop analyzing it and comparing to other headphones.

Congrats on all your new purchases, looks like you got a good deal! Btw, nice parody pic biggrin.gif

post #6850 of 27099

just ordered the microstreamer,

amazon says they can have it here tomorrow, and the ms1's are supposed to arrive tomorrow

starting my weekend early !!
 

post #6851 of 27099

Hey, this question is for folks who own the PS500 & PS1000.

 

I personally don't really dig the PS500, because I find its mid-bass to be a bit too much for my tastes. In that vein, is it probable that I won't like the PS1000? Or is the PS1000's bass a touch more neutral than the PS500's?

 

Thanks!

post #6852 of 27099
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Hey, this question is for folks who own the PS500 & PS1000.

 

I personally don't really dig the PS500, because I find its mid-bass to be a bit too much for my tastes. In that vein, is it probable that I won't like the PS1000? Or is the PS1000's bass a touch more neutral than the PS500's?

 

Thanks!

 

I don't own it now but I've had both the PS1000 and PS500. The PS1000 still has bass with a midbass bump so it's boosted above flat (so maybe it might still be more than you like) but it doesn't bleed into the lower mids like the PS500 bass, from what I remember

 

My issue with the PS1000 is the very sharp treble. The PS500 treble is quite mellow compared to the spike in the treble on the PS1000.

post #6853 of 27099
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Hey, this question is for folks who own the PS500 & PS1000.

 

I personally don't really dig the PS500, because I find its mid-bass to be a bit too much for my tastes. In that vein, is it probable that I won't like the PS1000? Or is the PS1000's bass a touch more neutral than the PS500's?

 

Thanks!

 

I have owned the PS500 but after a few weeks, i decided to upgrade to the PS1000. The main reason why i decided to take them back, is that i like to listen to female vocals, and i tought that they lended a slight chestyness to women's voices.

 

As far as the PS1000 go, i don't know if i'm a good reference, because as i've said before, aside for their weight, they're is nothing that i don't like about them. They have good bass extension, the mids are right on the money, and the highs are airy, extended and never fatiguing. They have a wide and deep soundstage. I'd say they combine the best of the PS500 and RS1i, and then some.

 

Take this with a grain of salt, but i hope it helps.

post #6854 of 27099
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

just ordered the microstreamer,

amazon says they can have it here tomorrow, and the ms1's are supposed to arrive tomorrow

starting my weekend early !!
 

You'll have to give us a first impressions review....inquiring minds want to knownormal_smile%20.gif

post #6855 of 27099
If anyone is interested i can head over to the audio shop to try the whole prestige line and music series line. So if anyone wants comparisons i can help wink.gif
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