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post #4966 of 8006
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Originally Posted by Suguru103 View Post

Oh! You mean he wants an all-in-one. I thought that he wanted them separately, but them coming out at $400 in total. My bad.

Separate or together, it doesn't matter. He wants an AMP and a DAC. You recommended only a DAC - no AMP.

Oh, nevermind....deadhorse.gif
post #4967 of 8006
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Separate or together, it doesn't matter. He wants an AMP and a DAC. You recommended only a DAC - no AMP.

Oh, nevermind....deadhorse.gif

I recommended the Little Dot MKIII. :atsmile:

post #4968 of 8006

I bet he's wishing he never asked.. :etysmile:

post #4969 of 8006

I'm back. Got them around 4 PM local time (CST -6GMT).  Some good suggestions so far.  I might get the schiit triple stack (magni, modi, vali) or the o2 + odac combo.  I won't be getting them for at least 3 weeks anyway (gotta have money first), although if I wait til next year I might be able to swing the money for a bifrost/lyr combo.  I'm really enjoying the HD600s so far; only complaint was the initial clamping force when I first put them on.

post #4970 of 8006
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Originally Posted by Vincent2211 View Post
 

I might get the schiit triple stack (magni, modi, vali)

 

Why would you need a "triple stack?" Seems like a waste to me...

post #4971 of 8006

Something from the vali thread. Basically the idea is to have both a tube and solid state amp for different audio signatures. You know, kind of like how some people have different headphones for different genres of music.

post #4972 of 8006
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Originally Posted by Vincent2211 View Post
 

Something from the vali thread. Basically the idea is to have both a tube and solid state amp for different audio signatures. You know, kind of like how some people have different headphones for different genres of music.


Better to use EQ and have hundreds of signatures at your disposal instead of just 2.

post #4973 of 8006
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Originally Posted by Vincent2211 View Post
 

I'm back. Got them around 4 PM local time (CST -6GMT).  Some good suggestions so far.  I might get the schiit triple stack (magni, modi, vali) or the o2 + odac combo.  I won't be getting them for at least 3 weeks anyway (gotta have money first), although if I wait til next year I might be able to swing the money for a bifrost/lyr combo.  I'm really enjoying the HD600s so far; only complaint was the initial clamping force when I first put them on.

Gently bend the metal part on the headband to relieve some of the clamp. 

post #4974 of 8006
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

Why would you need a "triple stack?" Seems like a waste to me...

Also the Vali won't work well with low impedance headphones, so it's good to a Magni for that.

post #4975 of 8006
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

Also the Vali won't work well with low impedance headphones, so it's good to a Magni for that.

I thought that it wasn't so much an issue of what the impedance is but whether the sensitivity is high or not. But I get confused about this stuff...

post #4976 of 8006
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I thought that it wasn't so much an issue of what the impedance is but whether the sensitivity is high or not. But I get confused about this stuff...

I don't understand it fully either, but I think the idea is that the impedance of your headphone should be many times higher than the output impedance of the amp, and the Vali has pretty high output impedance. The HD600 is pretty high impedance but they're also pretty sensitive. So if the Vali will only pair well with low sensitivity headphones then it won't be good for the HD600, but I suspect that's not the case.

post #4977 of 8006
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

I don't understand it fully either, but I think the idea is that the impedance of your headphone should be many times higher than the output impedance of the amp, and the Vali has pretty high output impedance. The HD600 is pretty high impedance but they're also pretty sensitive. So if the Vali will only pair well with low sensitivity headphones then it won't be good for the HD600, but I suspect that's not the case.

Yeah, I thought high impedence with high sensitivity is a good match w/ the Vali or low impedance with low sensitivity is a good match, too, but that low impedance and high sensitivity (like most iems) is bad. That was my understanding... But I've asked the question a couple times on the the Vali thread and haven't quite figured it out. It seems like its really good with planars, should be good w/ the 300 ohm HD6** but the general consensus is that it will not be good with iems. But I'm waiting to see how Schiit actually markets it. I would LOVE for it to be a poor man's Crack. 

post #4978 of 8006

It should sound great with the HD600/650/800, T50RPs mods Paradox, Alpha Dog, BMF, etc.), HE-400/500, LCD-2 (?).. it probably doesn't have the grunt for the HE-6 (but nothing can drive those.. LOL).  Purrin's mentioned that the HE-500 and other slightly more demanding (sensitivity) orthos tend to pair well with the Vali b/c their ability to mitigate the Vali's slightly higher noise floor.  High impedance dynamics (HD600, HD800, the high z Beyers) should sound great cause the Vali's slightly higher output impedance won't fall below 'ideal' damping factors.

post #4979 of 8006

I had my HD600 for over a year now, probably giving them 4-5 ours of love everyday... My pads is quite flat now, 1-2 centimeters, and my wonders go to if it changes the sound sig much if i get new pads. 

post #4980 of 8006
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
 

I had my HD600 for over a year now, probably giving them 4-5 ours of love everyday... My pads is quite flat now, 1-2 centimeters, and my wonders go to if it changes the sound sig much if i get new pads. 

My advice would be to buy some new pads and then stretch the headband (bending the metal part). This will relieve the clamp and help keep the pads in shape. There is a larger soundstage when the pads aren't squashed as well.

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