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post #6466 of 8970
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Originally Posted by YoYo JoKeR View Post
 

No sir,

 

I will be responsible for on whom I pull the trigger :tongue:

 

Schiit products get import duty in India.  Vali 130$ shipped + 60$ Import tax :frown:

 

O2 has lesser/no chances of Import tax because its a DIY job :)

 

E12 comes from Hong Kong, declared as gift :D

 

HD600's too have risk of import duty, but I am sure FedEx guys will handle it well :cool:

I love living in the USA, we hate taxes and the politicians know it.

In my bag of toys is a FiiO E12. It sounds very good and can drive an HD600 (got that too) very well. I understand that at this point you can't spend too much, so don't let any audio snobs get you down. I use the E12 when commuting or in the backyard or out of the house. It sounds very good. It's built well too, metal case. There's no reason why you can't use it at home as well.

post #6467 of 8970
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

IME HD600 pairs well with either (SS or tube).  The AKG's really like more current than voltage - so either a hybrid or SS.

 

Worth looking at (IMO) is the Audio-gd NFB-15.32 (http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm)

 

For the price - considering the very powerful amp, and very well implemented DAC section - it's a good value proposition.  I love it with my HD600 and actually preferred it (over my LD MKIV) for the AKG's (K701, K702 & Q701) when i owned them. 


Which one better do you think? Audio GD NFB 15.32 or Bottlehead Crack? I don't know if this is a fair comparison for a DAC cum amp compared with amp.

post #6468 of 8970
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

If it helps - I actually have my NFB-12 (earlier version of the 15.32) also driving my passive desktop speakers (Celestion F10s).  I need to use high gain with them - but it powers them beautifully - and on variable mode - I can then use the volume control on the NFB-12 rather than relying on Windows software controls.

So NFB 15.32 can be use with passive speaker? How much is the max output? My Crack really close to be completed. Now need to source out money for a good DAC or stay with Aune T1 first, or sell my Crack, get DAC amp solution. Anyway, where did you order your NFB 15.32 from?

post #6469 of 8970
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 


Which one better do you think? Audio GD NFB 15.32 or Bottlehead Crack? I don't know if this is a fair comparison for a DAC cum amp compared with amp.

 

Well you're comparing a solid state amp/dac with a full tube amp.  Kind of hard to compare.  Also - I haven't heard the Crack (would like to someday though).

 

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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 

So NFB 15.32 can be use with passive speaker? How much is the max output? My Crack really close to be completed. Now need to source out money for a good DAC or stay with Aune T1 first, or sell my Crack, get DAC amp solution. Anyway, where did you order your NFB 15.32 from?

 

It was all in the link I posted (specs included) - http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN_Specs.htm

 

Audio-gd are actually pretty good about posting full specs.

 

The speakers I have are Celestion F10 passive bookshelf speakers.  I generally use my NFB-12 on high gain when powering the speakers, but it does a pretty good job.

 

I ordered it direct from Audio-gd - again follow the links ..... http://www.audio-gd.com/Shop-EN.htm

 

They were really good to deal with.

post #6470 of 8970

Oh wow didn't know the nfb15 is that powerful. I guess I am far from using my nfb10 to the max!

post #6471 of 8970
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Well you're comparing a solid state amp/dac with a full tube amp.  Kind of hard to compare.  Also - I haven't heard the Crack (would like to someday though).

 

 

It was all in the link I posted (specs included) - http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN_Specs.htm

 

Audio-gd are actually pretty good about posting full specs.

 

The speakers I have are Celestion F10 passive bookshelf speakers.  I generally use my NFB-12 on high gain when powering the speakers, but it does a pretty good job.

 

I ordered it direct from Audio-gd - again follow the links ..... http://www.audio-gd.com/Shop-EN.htm

 

They were really good to deal with.


Perhaps one day you can test both. :D  Shipping from China to my country cost me $ 25. Not bad... The price cost way less than Crack. But Crack often compared with higher end amp which cost more... But I never found review for this model. How good is synergy with HD 600 compared to any other amp you tried?

post #6472 of 8970
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 


Perhaps one day you can test both. :D  Shipping from China to my country cost me $ 25. Not bad... The price cost way less than Crack. But Crack often compared with higher end amp which cost more... But I never found review for this model. How good is synergy with HD 600 compared to any other amp you tried?

 

 

 

I'm comparing NFB12.1 , NFB12.1 + Vali , REGA DAC + MG Head .... standalone NFB12.1 sound very very close to the two other combos . i'm not sur I could distinguish them in a blind test.  

post #6473 of 8970
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post


Perhaps one day you can test both. :D  Shipping from China to my country cost me $ 25. Not bad... The price cost way less than Crack. But Crack often compared with higher end amp which cost more... But I never found review for this model. How good is synergy with HD 600 compared to any other amp you tried?

 

I love it - with all the headphones I've owned - with the exception of the Mad-Dog.  I think Audio-gd's description of it - whilst a little 'quaint' is accurate:

 

"Neutral but smoothness sounding ,it doesn't sound skeletal or digital (or metallic). There's meat aplenty on them bones . It's a sigma-delta DAC chip implementation without the dryness, neutrality without the emotional disconnection"

 

I didn't really gel with the Mad-Dog when I had it - I just found it a little dark - not enough sparkle (or life) for my tastes.

 

I find the NFB-12 is probably on the slightly warm side of neutral - but not excessively so.  And I think it goes exceedingly well with the HD600.  In fact if for some reason I had to sell an amp - I'd sell my LD MKIV before I sold the NFB-12.

post #6474 of 8970
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

I find the NFB-12 is probably on the slightly warm side of neutral - but not excessively so.  And I think it goes exceedingly well with the HD600.  In fact if for some reason I had to sell an amp - I'd sell my LD MKIV before I sold the NFB-12.

 

 

sounds like u just described my NFB10.32 too. Great stuff from Audiogd !!

:beerchug:

post #6475 of 8970
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

I love it - with all the headphones I've owned - with the exception of the Mad-Dog.  I think Audio-gd's description of it - whilst a little 'quaint' is accurate:

 

"Neutral but smoothness sounding ,it doesn't sound skeletal or digital (or metallic). There's meat aplenty on them bones . It's a sigma-delta DAC chip implementation without the dryness, neutrality without the emotional disconnection"

 

I didn't really gel with the Mad-Dog when I had it - I just found it a little dark - not enough sparkle (or life) for my tastes.

 

I find the NFB-12 is probably on the slightly warm side of neutral - but not excessively so.  And I think it goes exceedingly well with the HD600.  In fact if for some reason I had to sell an amp - I'd sell my LD MKIV before I sold the NFB-12.

 

And I am doing the same thing. Not that the LF339 isn't good (it is amazing), it's just when situation comes I would keep the AudioGD because it is more versatile.

post #6476 of 8970
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

 

LF339

 

LF399 + HD600 I imagine (hope) is a match made in heaven. 

post #6477 of 8970
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

LF399 + HD600 I imagine (hope) is a match made in heaven. 

 

Nah mate it's the worst I've heard, hence I'm selling it, to you. Sucked in!

post #6478 of 8970
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

 

Nah mate it's the worst I've heard, hence I'm selling it, to you. Sucked in!

LMAO ...cruel. 

post #6479 of 8970

I'm going to call your bluff.

 

:tongue:

post #6480 of 8970

My HD600's are now 24 hours away from me, cleared customs with no tax :D

 

The wait is killing me :ph34r:

 

Meanwhile,

 

Someone please shed some light on amp for HD600 in 200$ max. I am getting confused about em.

 

Some I think are :

1) FiiO E12

2) JDS O2

3) LD MK1+

4) Bravo Ocean

 

Or any other?

 

Please guide me.

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