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post #7201 of 17154
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

If you're on a budget, keep the DAC.

Meaning...???

 

i am choosing whether to spend $260 on dac and amp  or same amount on much better amp

post #7202 of 17154

I would go for the better amp first and then possibly for a dac later.  Just my opinion.

post #7203 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

I would go for the better amp first and then possibly for a dac later.  Just my opinion.

 

you ever compared your HD600 with Magni vs Lyr? :-)  you must have ... 

post #7204 of 17154

To be honest I have too many variables going on in my systems right now.  Rolled different tubes into the Lyr and am still evaluating them as I put some hours on them.  The Magni / Modi stack is only a few weeks old in my house and I've just added an iPad air into the picture.  When I get it all sorted out I'll have a much better opinion on comparing things.

post #7205 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post
 

Hey guys .... what's the best AMP and DAC for HD600?  Under $700 total.

 

I tried Shiit Modi / Vali and to be honest ... not too impressed. (compared to my PC with old and low level sound card)

 

thanks

 

   i think Crack  is an excellent choice for amp. It can even make HD800  sing . IMO it is more suitable for HD600 rather than HD800

   it doesn't require expensive tube to sound good & only requires one for pre section & one for power section. So no headache finding the match pair

   In addition, u can change the sound by changing the tubes --- eg .  Bendix WB vs stock tube RCA

 

   I do own crack + speedball with mundolf caps & power tube like the GEC brown base,Bendix WB, Sylvania gold brand and several others

   I was surprise on how good the stock powertube sound

 

  BTW - I do find an endgame rig for both my hd800  &  hd600.

  Why i purchase crack: ?  Just to see how far crack live to its accolades & also its ability to colored sound

  Can crack beats my existing rig? No .Absolute not

  Is crack a very good amplifier? Hell Yes. You cannot go wrong with the price

post #7206 of 17154
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

If you're on a budget, keep the DAC.


  +1

post #7207 of 17154

I've been using mine daily since the late 1990's and still love them.

post #7208 of 17154

is it true that the pads wear off fast? some one on another thread said that and its cost 60$ for replacement

post #7209 of 17154
They don't wear off, they get flatter. And how fast that happens depends how often they're being compressed.
post #7210 of 17154
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Originally Posted by guy3134 View Post

is it true that the pads wear off fast? some one on another thread said that and its cost 60$ for replacement

The best way to increase the lifespan of the pads is to bend the metal parts of the headband to reduce the clamp of the earcups against the sides of your head. Less pressure against your head = the pads last a lot longer. This also significantly improves comfort!
post #7211 of 17154
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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post
 

 

Is this an Australian thing like the water that swirls in the opposite direction in the sink? :P

 

That, by the way, is a common misconception. The water does not swirl the opposite way in the southern hemisphere.

 

http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

post #7212 of 17154
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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post
 

 

That, by the way, is a common misconception. The water does not swirl the opposite way in the southern hemisphere.

 

http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

 

That's what I said.  :)

 

The guy was spewing nonsense.

post #7213 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post
 

Hey guys .... what's the best AMP and DAC for HD600?  Under $700 total.

 

I tried Shiit Modi / Vali and to be honest ... not too impressed. (compared to my PC with old and low level sound card)

 

thanks


Yea, similar experience for me too.  I bought the Schiit Magni and was not impressed at all.  Ended up selling it on eBay and I purchased the Asus Xonar Essence ST sound card.  MUCH happier now.  The Xonar Essence ST is a beast of a sound card and amplifier.  Pairs very well with my HD 600 and my HD 580.

post #7214 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Boochie View Post


Yea, similar experience for me too.  I bought the Schiit Magni and was not impressed at all.  Ended up selling it on eBay and I purchased the Asus Xonar Essence ST sound card.  MUCH happier now.  The Xonar Essence ST is a beast of a sound card and amplifier.  Pairs very well with my HD 600 and my HD 580.
The Magni and Vali are quite different... The Magni is flat, dry, and gets the job done; the Vali is wet and sounds much higher end than the Magni.
post #7215 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post


The Magni and Vali are quite different... The Magni is flat, dry, and gets the job done; the Vali is wet and sounds much higher end than the Magni.


Well, for me, the Magni did not get the job done.  And, I have no idea what a wet sound is but I know that the Xonar Essence ST is a beast.  Very happy with it.

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