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post #2551 of 9052
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Originally Posted by BrokeR View Post

Computer > ASUS Essence STX > HD600

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Needs a dedicated amp.  Probably going to go with a Schiit Asgard.

Are you going to double amp it? beerchug.gif

post #2552 of 9052
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Originally Posted by tninety View Post

Are you going to double amp it? beerchug.gif

 

Yeah, I was wondering about that.  I'm assuming I would use the RCA out on the back of my sound card (red and white connectors).  Does the card amplify out of those connectors or only the 1/4" jack?  Should I connect to my amp with the 1/4" jack instead?  Also, is "double amping" bad?  Is it good?  Does it change the sound?

I don't know how this analog stuff works...  confused.gif

post #2553 of 9052
General rule for analogue, less is more. More the components, more the losses possible. Therefore double amping is bad. Your stx should have a line out which only outputs signal directly from its internal dac
post #2554 of 9052
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Originally Posted by BrokeR View Post

Computer > ASUS Essence STX > HD600

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Needs a dedicated amp.  Probably going to go with a Schiit Asgard.

Both the ST and STX have a headphone amp already in the jack to power headphones up to 600ohms.  I own the ST and a pair of 600's and believe me, you do not need anything unless your gonna go for a desktop setup =)

post #2555 of 9052

I just got my first pair of HD-600's, and I'm really impressed. I've been running them through a SS amp to break them in, and there are about 30 hours on them. Really loving the sound through my Earmax Pro tube amp... seems to be a nice match. I figure that the cans will continue to break in for awhile, too. Best $300 I've spent in awhile!

post #2556 of 9052
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Originally Posted by johnnypaddock View Post

I just got my first pair of HD-600's, and I'm really impressed. I've been running them through a SS amp to break them in, and there are about 30 hours on them. Really loving the sound through my Earmax Pro tube amp... seems to be a nice match. I figure that the cans will continue to break in for awhile, too. Best $300 I've spent in awhile!

Nice pairing.  Don't hear too much about the Earmax.  Nice amp.

post #2557 of 9052
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Originally Posted by lextek View Post

Nice pairing.  Don't hear too much about the Earmax.  Nice amp.

Thanks... now I just need to get into a Cardas 15' cable so it reaches my chair!
post #2558 of 9052
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Thanks... now I just need to get into a Cardas 15' cable so it reaches my chair!

Good choice.  They pop up here for sale here.

post #2559 of 9052
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Originally Posted by StringBoi View Post

Both the ST and STX have a headphone amp already in the jack to power headphones up to 600ohms.  I own the ST and a pair of 600's and believe me, you do not need anything unless your gonna go for a desktop setup =)


This, there's really no need to buy an Asgard in addition to the Essence if what you want to do is power the HD600's.

post #2560 of 9052
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Originally Posted by johnnypaddock View Post


Thanks... now I just need to get into a Cardas 15' cable so it reaches my chair!

 

How about a Stefan Audio Art Equinox cable in a 10' length?  You could then move  your amp closer by 5' and be good to go.  wink.gif

post #2561 of 9052
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

How about a Stefan Audio Art Equinox cable in a 10' length?  You could then move  your amp closer by 5' and be good to go.  wink.gif

 

 

Yeah I've got the stock 10' cable and it just won't reach, with my current setup.  Maybe that company would make a 15', I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

post #2562 of 9052
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Originally Posted by johnnypaddock View Post

 

 

Yeah I've got the stock 10' cable and it just won't reach, with my current setup.  Maybe that company would make a 15', I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

out of topic but i love your pic. The Big Kahuna Burger biggrin.gif

 

 

the script of the scene :P (Click to show)

 Good. Looks like me an Vincent caught you boys at breakfast. Sorry about that. Whatcha havin'? 
Brett: Hamburgers. 
Jules: Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers? 
Brett: Ch-cheeseburgers. 
Jules: No, no no, where'd you get 'em? McDonalds? Wendy's? Jack in the Box? Where? 
Brett: Big Kahuna Burger. 
Jules: Big Kahuna Burger. That's that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain't never had one myself. How are they? 
Brett: They're good. 
Jules: Mind if I try one of yours? This is yours here, right? 
[Picks up burger and takes a bite
Jules: Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger? 
[Vincent shakes his head
Jules: Wanna bite? They're real tasty. 
Vincent: Ain't hungry. 
Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France? 
Brett: No. 
Jules: Tell 'em, Vincent. 
Vincent: A Royale with cheese. 
Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that? 
Brett: Because of the metric system? 
Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett! You're a smart ************. That's right. The metric system. What's in this? 
Brett: Sprite. 
Jules: Sprite, good. You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down? 
Brett: Go right ahead. 
Jules: Ah, hit the spot. 

post #2563 of 9052
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Originally Posted by Nirvana Woman View Post


This, there's really no need to buy an Asgard in addition to the Essence if what you want to do is power the HD600's.

I'm just chasing sound quality, like everyone else.  I don't need extra power to drive my headphones, you're right.  Are you saying that there won't be an appreciable improvement in sound quality with a desktop amp?

post #2564 of 9052

The difference between amps is less than the difference between headphones, but it's still there.  The Asgard was made for the HD600 if you ask me.

 

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Originally Posted by BrokeR View Post

I'm just chasing sound quality, like everyone else.  I don't need extra power to drive my headphones, you're right.  Are you saying that there won't be an appreciable improvement in sound quality with a desktop amp?

post #2565 of 9052
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

The difference between amps is less than the difference between headphones, but it's still there.  The Asgard was made for the HD600 if you ask me.

 

I'm conflicted by some people saying they hear little difference between the Asgard and Magni.  Asgard being class A and Magni being class AB, should make them sound different.  I'm not saying that you made that statement either.

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