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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

 

 

Out of?  Mjolnir.  Improved?  Meh.  Sounds pretty good though.  Solid.

Out of? NFB10. Improved? Maybe? Sounds pretty good though. Solid.

post #7667 of 8809
Thanks!

So in general from the amps mentioned, the balanced output provides an improvement over the trrs jack. Just wanted to confirm. As I plan to buy these cans when I get my Geek PulseX
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How did you assess that from two people saying meh and maybe?

post #7669 of 8809
Well, i just concentrated on the word "solid"! Is it not better then?
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It's a great headphone.  One of the best.

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Well, i just concentrated on the word "solid"! Is it not better then?

 

Maybe it meant that you won't necessarily need to use a balanced amp to get that much slam and control without screwing up the soundstage (some people think these attributes are all the same but in some systems the source or amp screws up the response and subsequently the soundstage; with a proper amp it just drives the cans without running out of breath.)

My Meier Cantate actually drives them really well, but despite only two units in this country, it doesn't get much attention for its sound because it doesn't use a sophisticated DAC (which as I've posted many times prior as being superior to a lot of CDPs I tried the amp with). It does get a lot of attention for two other things. First, its chassis, and some in the know ask if it's a Shanling. Second, for its name, because some people have no idea what the heck a "cantate" is and it sounds like the Tagalog slang word for fornication, and at best think that the name unintentionally implies an eargasm or something (instead of looking up "cantate" on Google, especially if you are in any way familiar with the Meier Audio naming scheme).

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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

How did you assess that from two people saying meh and maybe?

 

 

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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

Well, i just concentrated on the word "solid"! Is it not better then?

 

Ok what I meant is I am not sure did it improve on balanced output, but I don't really care anymore because it is sounding so good to me at this moment. I.e. I did not bother testing between single/balanced or cable or another DAC or amp or whatever.

 

Also, TRRS can be used to provide a mic or balanced audio depending on the manufacturing, and NO your HD600 came only with a TRS jack. TRS jacks have 2 black strips while TRRS has 3 ;)

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When I had the HD800 I noticed a pretty significant upgrade going balanced, you go from the last rows in the concert hall towards the front so you are more enveloped by the orchestra,  much closer to the conductor. But most recordings don't have a soundstage to speak of so YMMV. Generally, balanced means a bit more clarity and control and better soundstage when the recording is good.

 

I didn't test the current HD600 to see if it has a similar soundstage effect. Balanced isn't a make it or break it option at all, it's just a perk.

 

The improvements might be higher in a portable amplifier if the single ended part of the amplifier doesn't have enough power for your particular headphone, but that's a rare case - like some old 600ohm AKG's or something.

post #7674 of 8809

Audio GD NFB11 or Matrix M stage HPA2

 

Which one is better for HD600?

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Does anybody have experience with the HD650 vs HD600 headband padding? Mine is pretty much gone so I'd like to get a new one. The HD650's padding is different and I'm wondering if it may be even better wise compared to the stock padding.

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Help needed for buying an amp for HD600 :(

 

within 400$ price range

 

Please suggest which one to go for

 

 

Thanks.

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Does anybody have experience with the HD650 vs HD600 headband padding? Mine is pretty much gone so I'd like to get a new one. The HD650's padding is different and I'm wondering if it may be even better wise compared to the stock padding.

 

I have a HD600 and I use the HD650 headband padding. I find it quite a bit more comfortable, as it puts less pressure on the top of your head.

 

It fits perfectly and is easy to switch.

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Does out of the box hd600 really improve its sound with burn in of lets say 100 hours?
post #7679 of 8809
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Originally Posted by YoYo JoKeR View Post

Help needed for buying an amp for HD600 frown.gif

within 400$ price range

Please suggest which one to go for


Thanks.

Project ember seems to be pretty popular with the HD600s

I use an Asgard 2 myself and love it but I've never heard a tube amp
post #7680 of 8809
I barely noticed any difference. Maybe in the first 5h ou 10h, only.
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