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Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post
 

 (never saw or heard the Orpheus)

Hi Old Groucho, from your handle we may have a couple of things in common!

FWIW I heard The Orpheus at a meet. I was able to have a few listens during the day and the rest of the Sennheiser lineup.

If I could have taken a rig home with me it would have been the HD 800 with the 800HDVA amp DAC.

I expected The Orpheus to sound like angels farting into my ears but I guess technology has moved on.

The 600's came close to the 800's IMO and at the price are an absolute bargain.

I feel fortunate that such quality is available at a price that would not even get a sharp word from my wife!

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I'm astonished how good the 600s sound!!! I'm currently listening on the O2/odac . Total cost of system is £400 . I can't believe what I'm hearing for this price, it's amazing.


That's good to know!

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Originally Posted by Tonequest View Post
 


That's good to know!

I'm waiting for an O2. Out of interest, what source are you using?

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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post
 

I'm waiting for an O2. Out of interest, what source are you using?


Hi.

I'm using an ASUS Xonar Essence one Muses Edition. But I'm putting it up for sale right now... I will go with the Emotiva DC-1...

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Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post
 

 (never saw or heard the Orpheus)

 

I expected The Orpheus to sound like angels farting into my ears but I guess technology has moved on.

 

LOL !!!!:beyersmile:

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I'm using my iPhone 5S because I use Spotify Premium. i suspect that will be the weak link in my set up.

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http://www.kenrockwell.com/apple/iphone-5/audio-quality.htm

You would be surprised. It measures very well. ^ + spotify premium is 320kps so I think you will be getting quality indistinguishable from some higher quality lossless source.
Edited by James-uk - 3/9/14 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I'm astonished how good the 600s sound!!! I'm currently listening on the O2/odac . Total cost of system is £400 . I can't believe what I'm hearing for this price, it's amazing.


Do you have an HD800? Can you do a comparison?

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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post
 

I'm waiting for an O2. Out of interest, what source are you using?


O2/ODAC is just an ESS9023 amped fyi. here's a website listing pretty much every dac along with their chip http://www.alldacinfo.com/?page_id=242

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O2/ODAC is just an ESS9023 amped fyi. here's a website listing pretty much every dac along with their chip http://www.alldacinfo.com/?page_id=242
Unfortunately I am a tech ignoramus so don't quite get the significance of what you are saying. I know that the O2 is pretty stripped down. My only criteria is whether I like what I hear. For £80 it has to be worth a punt. In fact Epiphany give a two week return offer.
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

http://www.kenrockwell.com/apple/iphone-5/audio-quality.htm

You would be surprised. It measures very well. ^ + spotify premium is 320kps so I think you will be getting quality indistinguishable from some higher quality lossless source.
Yes I've been told that the iPhone measures well. Live in hope!
I have read what KR has to say. Very interesting guy. Slightly worryingly he is also a Ufologist!
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post


Unfortunately I am a tech ignoramus so don't quite get the significance of what you are saying. I know that the O2 is pretty stripped down. My only criteria is whether I like what I hear. For £80 it has to be worth a punt. In fact Epiphany give a two week return offer.

 

You could do worse.

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Do you have an HD800? Can you do a comparison?

I will keep it brief . Basically the Hd800 is better across the frequency range in every aspect . It has tighter bass and it has more impact but I find it's quickness seems to make it feel as if it has slightly less bass volume than the 600s . This could also be because the hd800s treble is slightly more forward, the hd800s treble is more detailed and hi hats sound extremely clean and lifelike for example but it can be to much of a good thing at times. I actually think the hd600s treble roll off and quantity is better but it isn't as accurate or 'real' sounding. The hd600 midrange is slightly more forward and seems to have a slight emphasis in the upper mids . I actually prefer the hd600 midrange. For my taste the hd600 is the better sounding headphone overall but it's bass and treble when critically assessed falls short of the hd800. I'm amazed at the 600s soundstage , it's the only other headphone other than the hd800 that I've heard that has such a good soundstage. It's not far off the hd800 to be honest , I can pick out the location of higher frequencies better on hd800 but I find the distance and placement relative to the rest of the instruments and frequencies better on the 600s . If I could have the sound sig (frequency curve) of the 600s with the engineering of the 800s (and it's quality of treble and bass) I can't imagine any other headphone being required . For now I honestly think I've found my end game all round headphone with the hd600. (Until the hd850 comes out wink.gif )
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Thanks. Interesting. People have been talking about the hd850/hd900 for many years now. Not sure if it's real.


Edited by ag8908 - 3/9/14 at 8:59am
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Originally Posted by Tonequest View Post


Hi.
I'm using an ASUS Xonar Essence one Muses Edition. But I'm putting it up for sale right now... I will go with the Emotiva DC-1...

Looks like a lateral move at best. Why are you switching to the Emo?
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