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post #916 of 17121
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

any thoughts on the Ray Samuels Hornet or Predator with comparison to the FIlo E17?  It seems those RSA's are pretty powerful from what I hear..



You might be interested in this article from Headfonia.

post #917 of 17121

I'm an owner of the SR-71A - and I can tell you the HD600 matched with the SR-71A are just out of this world. You will be stunned repeatedly....as I am daily - even though I've been using it for a year now...

post #918 of 17121

IME balancing the HD600 doesn't make an improvement but it may be different with portable amps.

post #919 of 17121

HD600 with RSA HornetM is a great combo.  Seems like any RSA amp sounds great with the HDs.  I've had Stealth, HR-2, SR-71 (original) and HornetM.

post #920 of 17121

Hey everyone, 

Just got the 600's for Christmas and after about 120+ burn in time they're turning out pretty good. However I'm currently using these things unamped with my source being an iPhone, which I'm afraid is seriously underpowering my equipment. Being a begginner Audiophile, does anyone have any suggestions for an amp? Price range below 200, and while I plan on having it stationary most of the time, it would be nice to have a portable one for my Shure SE 535's. Wither it's a Desktop amp or portable it doesn't matter, I just want the best bang for the buck. I am really eying the E17 posted earlier in this thread and really like the early reviews from mike from headfonia: I want to improve the bass, clearer mids,  and better soundstage. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

-Austin


Edited by A Kennedy4 - 1/1/12 at 8:01pm
post #921 of 17121
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Originally Posted by A Kennedy4 View Post
I want more base, clearer mids, better soundstage. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

-Austin



A good amp will certainly improve things, but it won't transform them. What you're describing is a different pair of headphones, not an amp.

post #922 of 17121

Maybe I should have been more clear, I want to improve those things. My current source is an iPhone and I'm afraid it is seriously underpowering my equipment

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I read the Headphonia article and was a good read. 

 

I still have a little bit of confusion of which one is the best option for me.  I'm looking for something portable so the SR-71 of the like is out of the question. 

 

How's the Hornet compared to say the Predator or the P51 Mustang?

 

That's where I'm getting confused.  I realize the Predator has a DAC while the other two do not but beyond that I'm a bit confused.

 

Care to fill me in on some of the similarity and differences.  I want something that comfortably fits in a pants pocket.

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Originally Posted by lextek View Post

HD600 with RSA HornetM is a great combo.  Seems like any RSA amp sounds great with the HDs.  I've had Stealth, HR-2, SR-71 (original) and HornetM.



 

 

post #924 of 17121

AKennedy4,

Read up on the the O2 amp. Its supposedly nice with the senns. It is a portable amp also.

post #925 of 17121
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Originally Posted by A Kennedy4 View Post

Maybe I should have been more clear, I want to improve those things. My current source is an iPhone and I'm afraid it is seriously underpowering my equipment


I have listened my HD 600's with my iPod, home theater receiver, and headphone amp (Peachtree Nova). The iPod and AVR sound a little thin and lifeless compared to the Nova, but the difference is not night and day.

 

The performance of amps, DACs, custom cables, balanced connections, etc. are WAY overstated around here. A good amp will definitely improve things, just don't expect a dramatic difference.

 

post #926 of 17121

On the portable front I've been quite impressed with synergy of both the SR-71B and the ALO Continental. 

 

If I was picking a portable for only the 600's I think I'd currently lean towards the Continental.

 

I might feel differently if I was listening to the SR-71B balanced, I do find that it 's almost always better balanced.

 

 

 


Edited by shipsupt - 1/2/12 at 1:00am
post #927 of 17121
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On the portable front I've been quite impressed with synergy of both the SR-71B and the ALO Continental. 

 

If I was picking a portable for only the 600's I think I'd currently lean towards the Continental.

 

 


I have the PortaTube - and I know what you mean.  it pairs really well with the HD600.  Pity it's so bulky, and a little on the warm (temp) side - but as a transportable rig, it is very hard to top with the HD600.

 

post #928 of 17121
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post


I read the Headphonia article and was a good read. 

 

I still have a little bit of confusion of which one is the best option for me.  I'm looking for something portable so the SR-71 of the like is out of the question. 

 

How's the Hornet compared to say the Predator or the P51 Mustang?

 

That's where I'm getting confused.  I realize the Predator has a DAC while the other two do not but beyond that I'm a bit confused.

 

Care to fill me in on some of the similarity and differences.  I want something that comfortably fits in a pants pocket.


According to Mike(Headphonia), the bigger portables(SR-71A, Hornet) have more power to drive full-size headphone with more authority than the smaller portables(Mustang, Hornet).  Though, it seem the Mustang is probably the better option for portability, driving full size headphones and sound. 

 

post #929 of 17121
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Originally Posted by A Kennedy4 View Post

Hey everyone, 

Just got the 600's for Christmas and after about 120+ burn in time they're turning out pretty good. However I'm currently using these things unamped with my source being an iPhone, which I'm afraid is seriously underpowering my equipment. Being a begginner Audiophile, does anyone have any suggestions for an amp? Price range below 200, and while I plan on having it stationary most of the time, it would be nice to have a portable one for my Shure SE 535's. Wither it's a Desktop amp or portable it doesn't matter, I just want the best bang for the buck. I am really eying the E17 posted earlier in this thread and really like the early reviews from mike from headfonia: I want to improve the bass, clearer mids,  and better soundstage. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

-Austin


I think the E17 will be your best bet. 

 

post #930 of 17121

How much difference, if any, is a desktop amp going to bring compared to a portable one like the E17

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