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post #3466 of 8700

Hey guys. I mentioned earlier in the thread that I was thinking of getting the sennheiser hd 600. This will be an upgrade from the akg k240 mkii. What will I notice from a change from akg k240 mkii to sennheiser hd 600?

post #3467 of 8700
Yep a few nights ago I decided to download a FLAC classical music collection and like most other genres they sounded amazing. Pandora radio (even on the higher quality stream setting) didn't sound too good. For the past sixth month I've wanted to upgrade my amp/dac so badly from the e7/e9 combo. Pretty pointless post I guess...
post #3468 of 8700
finally took the plunge on an amp/dac and went with the magni/modi stack, after research kept coming back to the point that for the price it was a great purchase. (cost me about $210 with shipping and an extra $6.50 for the rca cable which is the most i was willing to spend at the moment for everything in addition to the $325 headphone cost)
going to be interesting to see what kind of difference it makes.. currently i'm using basic dell computer speakers for the hd600 and they sound amazing just with that.

intrigued to find out how much of a difference there will be, just hope it doesn't shift the current sound i'm experiencing too much as i like it alot how it is now.

i will share my thoughts on what i think of the combination when i receive everything. smily_headphones1.gif

oh! one question though for anyone familiar with the modi, does one need to purchase a usb cable separate or does it come with one? i went ahead and purchased basic rca cables from monoprice because i wan't sure if i needed any or not but i forgot about usb.
Edited by Nowhere - 7/9/13 at 5:37am
post #3469 of 8700
You need to purchase a usb cable on your own unfortunately. I went with a mediabridge usb from amazon, I think about $10 or so for 6ft. Don't remember exactly, it's been a while.
post #3470 of 8700
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

You need to purchase a usb cable on your own unfortunately. I went with a mediabridge usb from amazon, I think about $10 or so for 6ft. Don't remember exactly, it's been a while.

agghh ok, thanks for the quick response.
Edited by Nowhere - 7/9/13 at 7:21am
post #3471 of 8700
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

You need to purchase a usb cable on your own unfortunately. I went with a mediabridge usb from amazon, I think about $10 or so for 6ft. Don't remember exactly, it's been a while.

 

I just picked up one of those-- $5.21 w/ free shipping:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MXLD4G

 

FYI, Schiit is selling a USB cable now. Its $20 plus shipping. Looks quite nice and is a convenient length (3 ft). I've ordered one but haven't received it yet. Here are some pics from another head-fi'er:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601151/schiit-owners-unite/1845#post_9343310

post #3472 of 8700
i went with monoprice, it's much cheaper hehe.
post #3473 of 8700

Monoprice is good too. I used their 3ft USB cable for a long time and it worked great and its the perfect length if you've got your DAC on top of or near your PC.

post #3474 of 8700

Has anyone tried pairing HD600 with Yulong D100 MKII DAC/amp? How does that sound?

Any other suggestions for an amp/ DAC/ both under $500?

Thanks!

post #3475 of 8700

Hi members,

 

so far I plugged my Sennies directly into my Marantz PM-94 (a beast of a solid state integrated amp).

Due to the fact that I want to sell that amp and the rest of my gear I´m plannig to plug my Marantz CD-94 to a HPA.

BUT: Which one shall I buy???

New or used is equal to me.

post #3476 of 8700

Yo bros, I currently have the fiio E17+E9.  I'm looking for suggestions on good amps and dacs so I won't ever need to upgrade the dac/amp for my HD600s and Beyer DT 880 250 ohm pro headphones again.  Can you guys recommend me amps/dac that are less than $500 each?  Thanks!

post #3477 of 8700
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

Yo bros, I currently have the fiio E17+E9.  I'm looking for suggestions on good amps and dacs so I won't ever need to upgrade the dac/amp for my HD600s and Beyer DT 880 250 ohm pro headphones again.  Can you guys recommend me amps/dac that are less than $500 each?  Thanks!

Depends if you want a solid state or tube amp..

Solid state rig? If I was in your position/budget, I'd get the Schiit "Uber-Bifrost" DAC ($350 w/o USB.. or $450 w/USB) & "Asgard 2" amp ($250). I like Violectric's offerings as well (I have the V800 & V200).. they have a "sister company" called Lake People and have some terrific amps that are like slightly scaled back/down versions (i.e. G109-P amp) of their flagship Violectric products (i.e. V200 amp). Build quality and design is going to remain top notch. I can't recommend their stuff enough... same with Schiit's stuff.

Tube amp? Lots of options.. and your Beyer's have enough impedance to where you can use an OTL amp with it, too. I'd suggest the Bottlehead Crack (w/ Speedball).. it's DIY.. but peruse the FS forum and you'll see fully built ones pop up from time to time. Lots of HD600/HD650/HD800 owners have the Crack and their experience with it has been overwhelmingly positive (from what I've read). I have a Bottlehead Crack (w/ Speedball upgrade, etc.) & use the ODAC with it to feed the HD800.. I couldn't be happier with the combo. I'd only upgrade from it when I'm ready to drop $1500+ on an amp (i.e. Eddie Current Super 7). The Garage1217.com amps.. while not quite as aesthetically pleasing (unless you dig the "open chassis" look) as some other amps.. have a great rep for build and SQ. Th G1217 amps can run both 6v & 12v tubes, so you'll have tons of rolling options at your disposal.. you'll also be able to drive a wider variety of phones due to selectable output impedance. I haven't personally owned/heard their amps, but read quite a bit about them and they seem to have a very good rep. Very affordable, as well. You can DIY it or buy a prebuilt amp (direct from G1217) for very little over the DIY parts price.
post #3478 of 8700
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post


Depends if you want a solid state or tube amp..

Solid state rig? If I was in your position/budget, I'd get the Schiit "Uber-Bifrost" DAC ($350 w/o USB.. or $450 w/USB) & "Asgard 2" amp ($250). I like Violectric's offerings as well (I have the V800 & V200).. they have a "sister company" called Lake People and have some terrific amps that are like slightly scaled back/down versions (i.e. G109-P amp) of their flagship Violectric products (i.e. V200 amp). Build quality and design is going to remain top notch. I can't recommend their stuff enough... same with Schiit's stuff.

Tube amp? Lots of options.. and your Beyer's have enough impedance to where you can use an OTL amp with it, too. I'd suggest the Bottlehead Crack (w/ Speedball).. it's DIY.. but peruse the FS forum and you'll see fully built ones pop up from time to time. Lots of HD600/HD650/HD800 owners have the Crack and their experience with it has been overwhelmingly positive (from what I've read). I have a Bottlehead Crack (w/ Speedball upgrade, etc.) & use the ODAC with it to feed the HD800.. I couldn't be happier with the combo. I'd only upgrade from it when I'm ready to drop $1500+ on an amp (i.e. Eddie Current Super 7). The Garage1217.com amps.. while not quite as aesthetically pleasing (unless you dig the "open chassis" look) as some other amps.. have a great rep for build and SQ. Th G1217 amps can run both 6v & 12v tubes, so you'll have tons of rolling options at your disposal.. you'll also be able to drive a wider variety of phones due to selectable output impedance. I haven't personally owned/heard their amps, but read quite a bit about them and they seem to have a very good rep. Very affordable, as well. You can DIY it or buy a prebuilt amp (direct from G1217) for very little over the DIY parts price.

 

 

I was thinking about the Asgard 2 and Bifrost before making my post.  Just curious is the uber a lot better than the original?  And it's $519 on the official site with uber and usb.  Is it worth getting bifrost uber for that much?  I wanna buy from the official site so I know everything is working right and not damaged and if it is I would have an easy time returning or exchanging them. Also I'm a n00b when it comes to these things but the site offers two voltages(115 and 230 with 115 being default), does it matter which one I choose?  If I buy Asgard 2 and Uber Bifrost will those be the final amp/dac I'll ever need and I'd more opinions on those two.  Thanks.

 

 

I forgot to ask how would I connect the two again?  Do they come with things to connect with each other?


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 7/11/13 at 2:48am
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

 

 

I was thinking about the Asgard 2 and Bifrost before making my post.  Just curious is the uber a lot better than the original?  And it's $519 on the official site with uber and usb.  Is it worth getting bifrost uber for that much?  I wanna buy from the official site so I know everything is working right and not damaged and if it is I would have an easy time returning or exchanging them. Also I'm a n00b when it comes to these things but the site offers two voltages(115 and 230 with 115 being default), does it matter which one I choose?  If I buy Asgard 2 and Uber Bifrost will those be the final amp/dac I'll ever need and I'd more opinions on those two.  Thanks.

 

 

I forgot to ask how would I connect the two again?  Do they come with things to connect with each other?

 

The Uber is IMO worth the extra coin. Which voltage you use will be determined by which country you reside. You will need a set of rca connectors to connect the Bifrost and the Asgard and you will need a USB cable to connect the Bifrost to your computer. They very well could be end game for you, they are both wonderful products. However, if you do manage to avoid the upgrade bug, please post and let me know how you did it....wink_face.gif

post #3480 of 8700
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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post

Good post. I agree in the fact that with it's exceptional, well-balanced sound signature, you can't really go wrong with it. It's a great all-rounder at a good price (if you buy second-hand, that is). It's one of those headphones, that if you were only to own one pair, these would be the best choice. Either that or the HE500s, since the sound signatures of both fare well with any genre and are inoffensive.

 

Add to that, it really isn't amplifier picky, you can go portable or desk top.

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