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I have a Marantz AVR with DH and use long cable runs. I have 3 monoprice "designed for mobile" cables; a 10' M/M, a 6' F/M ext, and a 12' F/M ext. I've used both extension lengths on the X1 and the Annies and haven't noticed any difference in quality. I remember asking about cable length when I got my AVR last year and I believe MLE told me the increase in length shouldn't be a problem.
Hope that helps!
That helps a lot, thanks! Does your Marantz drive the Annies well without any additional amping?
I have the K702 pads on the K612s and I just can't agree with that...
To my ears, it did add bass but it threw the imaging out of place and the clarity deteriorated...
I wish it had the same effect as it had on you cause they were incredibly comfy...
My ears must be malfunctioning
Yeah, to me it does fine. I don't have a lot of experience with headphone amps (I've only owned a Magni, which I used to double-amp the Annies off the Mixamp). But MLE owned a Marantz AVR for a while back when he had his Annies and he felt they were adequately driven.
Larger but not necessarily better to some people. I prefer the soundstage with stock pads personally, it's more accurate in it's imaging to my ears.
My X1 arrived this morning, 11 hours after ordering, brilliant Amazon UK. I got a Fisual f-Flex 1.5m cable as well as I was told the supplied one wasn't great (looks fine to me). No idea when the Mixamp will turn up but I had a quick listen straight from my iPad and they still sounded great, I think they may be comfortable for a long period too which will be a first. The ATH M50s got my ears very very hot.
I agree with you on the soundstage part.. I noticed that with my arcam r dac, straight away the soundstage was much wider and more precise even when i was watching youtube.. on one of the adverts someone was shouting at someone from the other side of the road and it sounded like he was on the other side of the road..it makes the directional audio more convincing!
Dude is modding the Philips Dolby Headphone Device (accepting DTS/AC3) with better opamps and signal path and adds Line Out. If you're lucky you get such a device for cheap.
I currently have a Xonar DG but it doesn't play very nicely with my low impedance earbuds. I was just wondering what portable amp would be good for 16 Ohm IEMs and 64 Ohm headphones? Obviously something with breathing room would be good (i.e. I decide to get a 250 Ohm pair of headphones in the future or something). Any suggestions? More of a music question than games but I do both really.