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post #3871 of 8819
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Originally Posted by mink42 View Post

Hmm. The reason I'd swing for the fiio combo is that I can buy those locally in NZ. The O2 combo i'd have to get shipped overseas which if by chance i have to return them makes it very expensive and a major hassle :/

 

I concur with the previous answer you received to this question.  Personally, I would opt for better sound over convenience.

post #3872 of 8819
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Originally Posted by killerfrenzi View Post

I'm thinking about getting the hd600 over the he-400 mainly due to the comfort and neutrality it bares over the hifimans, but I really want something that hits faster and has better imaging. Is there a good DAC and/or amp to pair with the hd600s to turn them towards the headphones I want?

 

Most dynamics will never be as fast as a planar, and the HD600 isn't the fastest dynamic either. What you do get instead is much more natural and lifelike sound, and of course comfort and neutrality as you mention.
post #3873 of 8819

As I was auditioning some equipment at a local retailer, I asked the guy for his opinion on the he-400s. Contrary to what i have read, he felt that they seemed to be struggling to keep up with the music. On the other hand, when i lent him my hd600s to have a listen, he said that he finally understood why these are still considered the mainstay reference after so many years. Just something to consider :)

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Hey guys I've a question if you guys can help me out. Is volume really that big of an issue for you guys when working with the hd 600. Cause I normally use the hd 600 with my magni/modi but just tried it with my laptop alone. I found it to be very loud at 20% and 50% on my iPod nano 3rd generation. It didn't sound as good but the volume really didn't need to be amplified. So what do you guys think? Are these really 300 ohms?
post #3875 of 8819
I'd be worried about damaging the cans on your iPod....it may sound loud but it would eventually damage the headphone for an extended period...
post #3876 of 8819
High impedance usually means low sensitivity, but not always. The HD600 is an example of a headphone that's moderately high impedance but pretty sensitive.
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I'm thinking about getting a pair of HD600s, but need some advice on an amp / DAC combination (desktop use only - no need for it to be portable).  I would prefer to buy a pre-built amp initially, but may look at a DIY (e.g. a Crack) in the future.

 

I think the options in my price range (that are available relatively easily in the UK) are:

 

Schiit Magni / Modi

Schiit Asgard 2 / Modi

O2 / ODAC

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus (using the built in amp)

Audiolab QDac (using built in amp)

 

Quickly scanning this thread, it looks like Asgard / Modi combination is probably the best option - does this sound like a good idea?  Is there anything else I should consider?

post #3878 of 8819
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Originally Posted by ChrissyT88 View Post

I'm thinking about getting a pair of HD600s, but need some advice on an amp / DAC combination (desktop use only - no need for it to be portable).  I would prefer to buy a pre-built amp initially, but may look at a DIY (e.g. a Crack) in the future.

 

I think the options in my price range (that are available relatively easily in the UK) are:

 

Schiit Magni / Modi

Schiit Asgard 2 / Modi

O2 / ODAC

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus (using the built in amp)

Audiolab QDac (using built in amp)

 

Quickly scanning this thread, it looks like Asgard / Modi combination is probably the best option - does this sound like a good idea?  Is there anything else I should consider?

I just got the hd 600 and have been using it with the magni/modi for almost a week and I think they sound great. But I've only had these for a week so you may want to ask others.

post #3879 of 8819
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I'd be worried about damaging the cans on your iPod....it may sound loud but it would eventually damage the headphone for an extended period...

What do you mean? I rarely use my ipod for listening with the hd 600.

post #3880 of 8819
If you're considering the Cambridge DacMagic, the cheaper Yulong D100 is a worthy alternative: http://www.head-fi.org/t/499562/review-yulong-d100-dac-amp-reference-quality-with-a-reasonable-price/15#post_6772261
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Having a bit of an issue with my 4.7 year young HD600's...

 

The weight of these are so noticeable now vs Fostex and HD800 !

post #3882 of 8819
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

Having a bit of an issue with my 4.7 year young HD600's...

 

The weight of these are so noticeable now vs Fostex and HD800 !

Have you tried the Mad Dog? Quite a bit heavier than the HD600! Makes me curious at how comfortable those must be?!

post #3883 of 8819
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Originally Posted by slayerming2 View Post

Hey guys I've a question if you guys can help me out. Is volume really that big of an issue for you guys when working with the hd 600. Cause I normally use the hd 600 with my magni/modi but just tried it with my laptop alone. I found it to be very loud at 20% and 50% on my iPod nano 3rd generation. It didn't sound as good but the volume really didn't need to be amplified. So what do you guys think? Are these really 300 ohms?

 

They are definitely 300 ohms. But there is more to it than the impedance, there's also sensitivity, and the HD600 is decently sensitive (97 dB SPL at 1 mW). Having said that, I personally need a lot more than 20%-50% volume on my laptop and mp3 player to get them to levels I typically listen at. Older, uncompressed music that is recorded quiet doesn't get loud enough even at 100% which is why I use my iBasso D-Zero portable amp when I need to listen on my smartphone or laptop.

 

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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I'd be worried about damaging the cans on your iPod....it may sound loud but it would eventually damage the headphone for an extended period...

 

Huh? I'm not sure what you're referring to. I highly doubt you would ever damage the iPod or the HD600 simply by listening to them. Unless of course you were to drop them. :)

post #3884 of 8819
the newer mad dog are more comfortable. Can't feel the weight at all.
post #3885 of 8819
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Have you tried the Mad Dog? Quite a bit heavier than the HD600! Makes me curious at how comfortable those must be?!

For me the mad dog is of equal comfort to the hd600. The leather pads on the mad dog are supremely soft, and the headband is very good at distributing the weight evenly.
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