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post #8401 of 8682
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

How does that dac/amp sound I have heard positive things about it but was never certain, and so far how does it pair with the HD600s? Also where did you get the stand, I am looking for a nice one for mine.

They sound just great, my laptop volume was set to 80% and for the Icon Dac around 11-12 o-clock knob position.

more than 12 o-clock the volume is already too much, i think the Icon Dac has enough power for the HD 600.

the headphone stand is just FREE when i purchase my HD 600 :D

post #8402 of 8682

Fiio X3, Schiit Vali and HD600 combo for 420 pounds (700 USD) all together is a great entry level of high quality audio enjoyment. I could get better sounding maybe for 2 or 3 times more money. But for 'budget' listening it is bliss to my ears. :) Thanks, I can share it. :)

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Originally Posted by heishiro View Post
 

They sound just great, my laptop volume was set to 80% and for the Icon Dac around 11-12 o-clock knob position.

more than 12 o-clock the volume is already too much, i think the Icon Dac has enough power for the HD 600.

 

Why not set the laptop to 100% then use the Icon DAC's volume control as a master control? You'd use it at lower than 11:00, which can mean less distortion - whether there's audible at that point already anyway means you might not really notice it, but then that's still the proper setting anyway. The only reason to want the amp's volume control higher (aside from more dB's) is if the potentiometer is so badly designed that even at 10:00 it has audible channel imbalance.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Why not set the laptop to 100% then use the Icon DAC's volume control as a master control? You'd use it at lower than 11:00, which can mean less distortion - whether there's audible at that point already anyway means you might not really notice it, but then that's still the proper setting anyway. The only reason to want the amp's volume control higher (aside from more dB's) is if the potentiometer is so badly designed that even at 10:00 it has audible channel imbalance.


Before when i have some issue with my old udac, i went around the forum and saw someone's post about

turning down the volume from the PC and it fixed my dac's issue. :) so now i just keep my laptop's volume @ 80%.

I already tried 100% volume from laptop to my Icon Dac and there is NO issue, but i just want to keep it that way..

11-12 o-clock is just around 50% of the max volume so i think there should be no issue.


Edited by heishiro - 8/18/14 at 8:29pm
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Originally Posted by heishiro View Post
 


Before when i have some issue with my old udac, i went around the forum and saw someone's post about

turning down the volume from the PC and it fixed my dac's issue. :) so now i just keep my laptop's volume @ 80%.

I already tried 100% volume from laptop to my Icon Dac and there is NO issue, but i just want to keep it that way..

11-12 o-clock is just around 50% of the max volume so i think there should be no issue.

 

Lowering the volume on the computer OS drops the bits, so if you're using 16bit audio, then you'll drop below that (although 14bits is still good). In any case the reason why that was necessary for the UDAC was because it had a severe channel imbalance, among other issues that if I discuss here will just get deleted.

post #8406 of 8682
System volume control should always be at 100% for digital outputs, unless you want to lose some bits. If you really want to control volume from your source, do it with a high quality software like Foobar2000.
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Thanks! noted with that guys! :beerchug: anyhow i have no issue with my Icon Dac when using 100% volume on my laptop. :smile:

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I'm currently using an amp/dac combo (Aune Mini USB DAC MK2). It has enough juice to power the HD 600. While searching a upgrade most people recommend a tube amp like Bottlehead Crack. Now I was wondering if there low budget alternative. I'm thinking of Bravo Audio V1/V2, Dragonfly or something similar. Does someone have experiances with budget amps for the HD 600?
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Hey guys, I want to get a amp for my desktop to power the output of my Titanium HD. I was planning on getting an O2 amp to begin with but I don't know which gain setting would be the right one for my setup. I also want to use my RE-272's (20Ohm,103dB) on them so the 2,5/6,5x gain is not an option but then I get to choose between 1/2,5x and 1/3,5x gain. Which one should I get, I've searched but I can't find a definitive answer.

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Originally Posted by pauldgroot View Post
 

Hey guys, I want to get a amp for my desktop to power the output of my Titanium HD. I was planning on getting an O2 amp to begin with but I don't know which gain setting would be the right one for my setup. I also want to use my RE-272's (20Ohm,103dB) on them so the 2,5/6,5x gain is not an option but then I get to choose between 1/2,5x and 1/3,5x gain. Which one should I get, I've searched but I can't find a definitive answer.

Wrong thread.

post #8411 of 8682

Oh I'm sorry, the amp is meant for my HD600 and my RE-272's so I'm looking to find someone who has a HD600 and an o2.

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Originally Posted by Danneskjoeld View Post

I'm currently using an amp/dac combo (Aune Mini USB DAC MK2). It has enough juice to power the HD 600. While searching a upgrade most people recommend a tube amp like Bottlehead Crack. Now I was wondering if there low budget alternative. I'm thinking of Bravo Audio V1/V2, Dragonfly or something similar. Does someone have experiances with budget amps for the HD 600?

When I still own Aune T1, T1 > Bravo Ocean > HD600 is better than Aune T1> HD600.

post #8413 of 8682
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Originally Posted by Danneskjoeld View Post

I'm currently using an amp/dac combo (Aune Mini USB DAC MK2). It has enough juice to power the HD 600. While searching a upgrade most people recommend a tube amp like Bottlehead Crack. Now I was wondering if there low budget alternative. I'm thinking of Bravo Audio V1/V2, Dragonfly or something similar. Does someone have experiances with budget amps for the HD 600?

The Bravo amps have issues with build quality and noise.

post #8414 of 8682

Took a few months stroll on the dark side (read: speakers) however a recent move has prevented me from using my speakers as often.  When I pulled out the 600s I expected to be let down.  My speaker setup had provided the best sound I've ever had under my roof, yet the 600s have continued to show they are no slouch.  They make the music involving and lifelike :) couldn't imagine having any other headphone.:L3000:

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If you are only going to have one headphone I don't think that you can do better than thè 600's. I did love the bass on a pair of Denon 7000's I heard at a meet though.
Talking of meets. I would love to attend another one. Nadeem did a fantastic job of the last couple of London meets. I for one would happily pay for him to organise another.
Edited by krismusic - 8/25/14 at 4:49am
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