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post #3886 of 9642
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post


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.

 

I love putting on the Mad Dog. It's like getting a soft ear hug! But after switching from the Mad Dog to the HD600, my neck says "Thank you!"

post #3887 of 9642
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post

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 :)

 

I have to agree. I have owned the HE-400 (twice), HE-5LE, and HE-500 and have listened extensively to the LCD-2. Fast isn't a word that comes to my mind to describe any of them. Maybe their mid-centric focus masks their speed, but I hear a "heaviness" in them that just doesn't appeal to me. The HD 600 to me is more lively, open, and dynamic sounding.

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I just received an email from headphonic stating that the E09k would not be sufficient enough to drive the HD600s? I had a listen to them in the store and they sounded perfectly fine to my ears, better in fact than the STX card I currently use to play through. Everything sounded a lot fuller and encompassing. 

 

Can anyone give their opinion as to what the SQ would be like between the Fiio E09k/E17 and an O2/Dac? 

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Originally Posted by mink42 View Post

I just received an email from headphonic stating that the E09k would not be sufficient enough to drive the HD600s? I had a listen to them in the store and they sounded perfectly fine to my ears, better in fact than the STX card I currently use to play through. Everything sounded a lot fuller and encompassing. 

 

Can anyone give their opinion as to what the SQ would be like between the Fiio E09k/E17 and an O2/Dac? 

 

I haven't heard them through those dacs but the E09K is a lot darker and bassier than the O2. It's really good sounding but the O2 is so much more neutral. After listening to the E09K for quite a while w/ the HD600, I did some ABing between the two, and chose the O2. 

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I just received an email from headphonic stating that the E09k would not be sufficient enough to drive the HD600s?

 

Well that's obviously not true. The HD600 aren't all that hard to drive and the E09k has plenty of juice to drive them. Maybe they were trying to up-sell you to something more expensive? I don't know...

post #3891 of 9642
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Originally Posted by mink42 View Post

I just received an email from headphonic stating that the E09k would not be sufficient enough to drive the HD600s? I had a listen to them in the store and they sounded perfectly fine to my ears, better in fact than the STX card I currently use to play through. Everything sounded a lot fuller and encompassing. 

 

Can anyone give their opinion as to what the SQ would be like between the Fiio E09k/E17 and an O2/Dac? 

 

If you are talking about headphonic in Aus, Marcus almost always have a negative opinion on FiiO products, or cheaper components in general.

 

I could be wrong however :)

post #3892 of 9642
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

 

If you are talking about headphonic in Aus, Marcus almost always have a negative opinion on FiiO products, or cheaper components in general.

 

I wouldn't doubt it coming from someone whose profits correlate directly to the price of the items he's selling. ;)

 

EDIT: Now I feel bad. I don't know this guy and I could be wrong. :)

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A while back I see him really against cheaper dac/amps (applies to headphones also but to a lesser extend). He loves his meier corda gear or other more well known companies. But now I browse through his website he seems to be more tolerable to these cheap audio 'toys' xp

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Yeah was headphonic in AUS. They're actually pretty awesome, quick replies and try to give you the best advice possible. I just think this particular guy didn't like fiio products haha Suggested an ibasso D7 or matrix m stage. Really just tossing up the fiio and odac though. Will just try get someone local who has an odac setup that I could test out first. NZ's headfi community is so small :(

post #3895 of 9642

Just got my Hd600, paired up with my Headroom micro Dac and Amp. It sounds great.

post #3896 of 9642
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Originally Posted by mink42 View Post

Yeah was headphonic in AUS. They're actually pretty awesome, quick replies and try to give you the best advice possible. I just think this particular guy didn't like fiio products haha Suggested an ibasso D7 or matrix m stage. Really just tossing up the fiio and odac though. Will just try get someone local who has an odac setup that I could test out first. NZ's headfi community is so small :(

 

Still suggest you consider the Audio-gd NFB15.32 (http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB15.32/NFB15.32EN.htm) for a desktop solution.  Really well implemented - plenty of unputs and outputs.  Pity I wasn't closer to Auckland - you could listen to mine.  If we ever get a NZ meet organised, I'll bring my NFB 12 (older model) with me - and you can try it.  I owned the Fiio E7 and E9 for a while.  While they  (Fiios) were OK - the NFB-12 really made my HD600's 'sing'.

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Thanks Brooko!! Will look into that cheers. Haha the eventuality of an NZ meet happening anytime soon is slim but would be awesome if it did eventuate

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Originally Posted by mink42 View Post

Yeah was headphonic in AUS. They're actually pretty awesome, quick replies and try to give you the best advice possible. I just think this particular guy didn't like fiio products haha Suggested an ibasso D7 or matrix m stage. Really just tossing up the fiio and odac though. Will just try get someone local who has an odac setup that I could test out first. NZ's headfi community is so small :(

 

The M-Stage amp sounds great with the HD600 :) Haven't heard the M-Stage DAC though.
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post #3900 of 9642
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Well that's obviously not true. The HD600 aren't all that hard to drive and the E09k has plenty of juice to drive them. Maybe they were trying to up-sell you to something more expensive? I don't know...

Yeah, EO9 has plenty of juice however the 600/650's really sing with a balanced amp. The audio-gd nfb-10 or nfb28 are amazing value for all in one units. 

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