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post #17701 of 26134
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

So, the AG2 arrived today and I was about to do some comparing with the iCAN to see if my Mad Dogs do scale better with the extra power. Well, once I tried to turn on the iCAN... it died again... :(... and I wasn't able to do any comparing.

 

Bummer :\

 

Have you compared the Asgard to the M-stage any?

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Not any A/B-ing, yet, but off memory I can definitely tell the MDs and the K712s both scale better with the extra power... expecially the MDs. It gives both headphones more body to their sound signatures and surprisingly has an openness to it as well. Not as large as the M-Stage, I think, but definitely larger than the iCAN on default.

 

I will do some definite A/B-ing with the M-Stage on Thursday and over the weekend... so I'll be back with more impressions. I'm really liking what I'm hearing, so far.

 

Ironically, the reason I got this amp was for the MDs... which I just sold to fund something else. It looks like I'll be keeping it, however, because I really like what it's doing to the K712 enough to justify it. I can only hope it has the same effect on what's coming next... :cool:

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I sense a 1540 in Change's future.
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I sense a 1540 in Change's future.

 

:evil:

 

I sense an HD800 in Chico's future... :ph34r:


Edited by Change is Good - 10/29/13 at 8:26pm
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Not any A/B-ing, yet, but off memory I can definitely tell the MDs and the K712s both scale better with the extra power... expecially the MDs. It gives both headphones more body to their sound signatures and surprisingly has an openness to it as well. Not as large as the M-Stage, I think, but definitely larger than the iCAN on default.

 

I will do some definite A/B-ing with the M-Stage on Thursday and over the weekend... so I'll be back with more impressions. I'm really liking what I'm hearing, so far.

 

Ironically, the reason I got this amp was for the MDs... which I just sold to fund something else. It looks like I'll be keeping it, however, because I really like what it's doing to the K712 enough to justify it. I can only hope it has the same effect on what's coming next... :cool:

 

 

Interesting.

 

I still think there's way too much overlap between an M-stage and an Asgard to own both, but I guess your reasoning is that you need an amp in two different spots and can't move it?

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Interesting.

 

I still think there's way too much overlap between an M-stage and an Asgard to own both, but I guess your reasoning is that you need an amp in two different spots and can't move it?

 

Yeah, gaming rig is on entertainment center and desktop rig is on, well, my very small desk lol.

 

I still haven't decided, yet... I'll have to compare all three for a few days before making a definite decision. iFi emailed me back and it looks like they'll be sending me a new power adaptor soon.


Edited by Change is Good - 10/29/13 at 8:30pm
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By the way, MLE, how are you enjoying your MA900s since you got them back? We haven't heard much from you on in the thread ever since... :tongue_smile:

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Super happy with my MA900s. I'm kind of getting over headphones. IF the MA900 gets to the point where I wanna swap them out, I may go for the K712 Pro and call it quits. Not because I wanna replace the MA900, but because the pads just need to be better. I'm gonna order some high or low density foam to stick onto the headband and see if that makes the minor discomfort disappear. As for the ear pads... they bother me very little once in awhile, so I MIGHT have one day where I get frsutrated enough to wanna get the K712 Pro. But honestly, I don't use headphones much anymore, other than at work.
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Super happy with my MA900s. I'm kind of getting over headphones. IF the MA900 gets to the point where I wanna swap them out, I may go for the K712 Pro and call it quits. Not because I wanna replace the MA900, but because the pads just need to be better. I'm gonna order some high or low density foam to stick onto the headband and see if that makes the minor discomfort disappear. As for the ear pads... they bother me very little once in awhile, so I MIGHT have one day where I get frsutrated enough to wanna get the K712 Pro. But honestly, I don't use headphones much anymore, other than at work.

Ow, I thought we used headphones all the time! ;/ wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Super happy with my MA900s. I'm kind of getting over headphones. IF the MA900 gets to the point where I wanna swap them out, I may go for the K712 Pro and call it quits. Not because I wanna replace the MA900, but because the pads just need to be better. I'm gonna order some high or low density foam to stick onto the headband and see if that makes the minor discomfort disappear. As for the ear pads... they bother me very little once in awhile, so I MIGHT have one day where I get frsutrated enough to wanna get the K712 Pro. But honestly, I don't use headphones much anymore, other than at work.

 

Whaaaat? You getting over headphones?!? Blasphemy! LOL

 

I hope you still are enthused enough to keep reviewing headphones should the opportunity present itself.

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Ow, I thought we used headphones all the time! ;/ wink.gif

Used to. Lately, not much.
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Well, you've spurned on the enthusiasm of many others. I actually started getting into headphones and Hi-Fi, and then I basically got over headphones and disappeared for a while, before you started the thread, but I found this and my second coming has me more enthusiastic and spending more time (and money) on headphones than before.

I hope to be there if/when your enthusiasm rekindles, it is infectious smily_headphones1.gif
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Well, you've spurned on the enthusiasm of many others. I actually started getting into headphones and Hi-Fi, and then I basically got over headphones and disappeared for a while, before you started the thread, but I found this and my second coming has me more enthusiastic and spending more time (and money) on headphones than before.

I hope to be there if/when your enthusiasm rekindles, it is infectious smily_headphones1.gif

agreed. The amount of information I have retained from this thread is immeasurable. I guess once you have experienced all there is to experience, the interest tapers off. 

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I guess once you have experienced all there is to experience, the interest tapers off. 

 

Very few people have experienced all there is to experience.  The next tier of gear jumps up in price though.  :(

 

So the fullness of the wallet (or lack thereof) may play a part.

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Yesterday I had the MMX 300 2013 Edition on my head for 2 hours L4D2 and half an hour MoH: WF and it's the most balanced "DT770" I ever listened to (I actually listened to all of them) the smoothest highs and a non bloated or overblown bass. Actually no overpowering bass at ALL so quite ready for competitive play.

 

Before the DT770 LE had the smoothest highs of all (to me) yet still with a hint of sibilance at times and the bass could sometimes be too much, still less than all other models. The MMX 300 is even better in that case as in only hitting hard when it needs to, generally more balanced along the spectrum. "Marina and the Diamonds - Shampain" is one of those tracks that exposes sibilance very very well and the MMX 300 actually passed it 100% to my surprise. The DT770 LE did not that well, the T90, Pro Ultrasones failed horribly. It has the biggest soundstage (more in width though) of all DT770s but also requires more power than the DT770 LE, TH-900.

 

When I checked with Beyer they mentioned a few things they changed with the dampening and housing  especially as it shares a lot with their Aviation HS-400. The comfort is good but this one has the most weight of all Beyers I encountered. Don't remember the T1 too well but it's quite noticable. 

 

Edit: I have the PC360 as well and it doesn't hold up well, as in less transparency and less fun in the bass, yet still good as an allrounder. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 10/30/13 at 1:20am
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