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post #4216 of 8413
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post


Because of the treble roll off it would be better to match it with an amp that's on the bright side of neutral?

My Audio Gd 15.32 is warmish and the PB2s are brightish so you'd think it'd be better paired with the PB2s

 

Indeed it will be a better pairing for you.

 

Still waiting for my Asgard 2 which is backordered :(

post #4217 of 8413
A Schiit Modi + Crack would be around $379 and perform much better. I realize that is more expensive, so it might not be attractive, but the Crack is an end-game amp for the HD600s, not just a step in a series of successive amps. If I had known earlier what I know now, I could have saved myself a lot of money by just buying the Crack in the first place. I would be inclined to save for another month or two and get the Crack, rather than the DacMagic+. I have the original DacMagic. As a DAC, it didn't strike me as better (or even different) from most other DACs. I don't mean that as a slight against the DacMagic, I just generally don't finds DACs to make nearly as big a difference in sound as the amp. YMMV.
post #4218 of 8413

I love the idea of getting the Crack but I have a couple of problems:

 

- I use the SRH840 quite often and the Crack wouldn't be a good match for it

- Not a lot of space in my desk to have it 

 

 

If I exclusively use the HD600 and have a larger work desk the Crack would have been an easy investment for me.

post #4219 of 8413
Fair enough. Though for what it's worth:

1. Depending on whether you mount the Asgard horizontally or vertically, the Crack doesn't take up that much more real estate, and
2. I had the Shure SRH840s. They are great cans in particular because they leak less sound than just about any I have tried, and I have tried a lot with specifically that in mind. But they aren't terribly hard to drive and don't really scale all that much with amping. So you could go with the Crack for the HD600s and just use a DAP or whatever for the SRH840s.

But I understand where you're coming from if you decide not to go that route.
post #4220 of 8413
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Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

Fair enough. Though for what it's worth:

1. Depending on whether you mount the Asgard horizontally or vertically, the Crack doesn't take up that much more real estate, and
2. I had the Shure SRH840s. They are great cans in particular because they leak less sound than just about any I have tried, and I have tried a lot with specifically that in mind. But they aren't terribly hard to drive and don't really scale all that much with amping. So you could go with the Crack for the HD600s and just use a DAP or whatever for the SRH840s.

But I understand where you're coming from if you decide not to go that route.

 

You sure are easy going about it Adam. I personally will be very offended if jjsoviet doesnt get a Crack... ;)

post #4221 of 8413
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

You sure are easy going about it Adam. I personally will be very offended if jjsoviet doesnt get a Crack... ;)

 

 

Maybe when I further upgrade down the line :3

 

As for now, I'll be happy with the Bifrost + Asgard 2 stack. The A2's preamp out is another thing I need to power my desktop speakers.

post #4222 of 8413
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

 

You sure are easy going about it Adam. I personally will be very offended if jjsoviet doesnt get a Crack... " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">

 



Well, you can lead a horse to water...





[RELAX!!! I'm KIDDING!!! ;-)]
post #4223 of 8413
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Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

A Schiit Modi + Crack would be around $379 and perform much better. I realize that is more expensive, so it might not be attractive, but the Crack is an end-game amp for the HD600s, not just a step in a series of successive amps. If I had known earlier what I know now, I could have saved myself a lot of money by just buying the Crack in the first place. I would be inclined to save for another month or two and get the Crack, rather than the DacMagic+. I have the original DacMagic. As a DAC, it didn't strike me as better (or even different) from most other DACs. I don't mean that as a slight against the DacMagic, I just generally don't finds DACs to make nearly as big a difference in sound as the amp. YMMV.

Oh I meant I will be buying the HD 600 not the dacmagic+ haha I was just wondering how well the dacmagic+ can drive the HD 600 since I want to buy those set of cans tongue.gif
post #4224 of 8413
The advice I provided earlier still applies: the HD600s will undoubtedly sound excellent out of the DacMagic+. But if you want to see what the HD600s are truly capable of, then you should consider buying a Crack in the future.

In particular, anyone who ever finds the HD600s lacking in bass should get a Crack before pursuing "better" headphones. In my experience, bass and speed are the two areas where driving the HD600s using an OTL amp vs. solid state or WOT tube amps is most noticeable. Bass from the HD600s takes on an entirely different quality when used with the Crack.

None of this should dissaude you from buying the HD600s for use with the DacMagic+. You will be very happy.
post #4225 of 8413
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Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

The advice I provided earlier still applies: the HD600s will undoubtedly sound excellent out of the DacMagic+. But if you want to see what the HD600s are truly capable of, then you should consider buying a Crack in the future.

In particular, anyone who ever finds the HD600s lacking in bass should get a Crack before pursuing "better" headphones. In my experience, bass and speed are the two areas where driving the HD600s using an OTL amp vs. solid state or WOT tube amps is most noticeable. Bass from the HD600s takes on an entirely different quality when used with the Crack.

None of this should dissaude you from buying the HD600s for use with the DacMagic+. You will be very happy.

 

I'm on a student budget unfortunately and the only reason I have the DacMagic+ is thanks to my dad :p it will be a while before I can afford the crack (I'd rather buy the HD 600s) but I'll be sure to take your advice and buy it when I can afford it :)

post #4226 of 8413
No worries and no rush. You're taking the right approach. Get the HD600s now. Like I said, they will already sound great with what you currently have.
post #4227 of 8413

Ordered HD600 from Hong Kong shipped to my door step, $332 along with Aune T1 with upgraded tube $139. This is the cheapest I can get with warranty support for both item. Seller promised me Arrive within one week. A tad higher than massdr*p $323.74 shipped to my country. Why does one week felt so long...

post #4228 of 8413
One week? Try waiting until October before I can use my ibasso dx50 and HD 600 tongue.gif
post #4229 of 8413
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

One week? Try waiting until October before I can use my ibasso dx50 and HD 600 tongue.gif
Why October? And will the dx50 drive the HD600, mine just arrived and the hd600 is coming tomorrow.

post #4230 of 8413

Wheres the love for the little dot products!! Haven't seen an MKIII or MKIV recommended in a while :P

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