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post #931 of 17154

I would say plenty of difference in term of practicality and then - if you are asking about sound quality - unless you get something like the SR-71A, sound will be compromised because of the voltage swinging necessary to  it takes to drive 300 ohm headphones. - I doubt smaller portables will have the SOLID power to drive the HD 600. I have the HD600 and also the Beyer DT-880 (600 ohms!) and the SR-71A is able to drive those too....

 

I also use my SR-71A as my desktop amp with the Yulong D100 as DAC...have to say the sound is mercurial.....


Edited by Syan25 - 1/2/12 at 8:06am
post #932 of 17154
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Originally Posted by A Kennedy4 View Post

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



A quality desktop amp will give you better bass depth, punch and articulation, subtle musical details and nuances stand out better and a sound that is more open with more refinement.  Add a quality external DAC to the equation and the sound quality increases quite a bit as well.


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/2/12 at 1:22pm
post #933 of 17154

A considerable difference for the better is possible, as HD600's (and moreso, HD650's) scale well as equipment improves. If A Kennedy4 can become comfortable with the idea of a home-based, desktop rig, the Schiit Asgard and Headamp Glimore Lite are both great amps for the HD600 and can be had for very reasonable prices. Welcome to Head-fi, AK4!

post #934 of 17154

so is a amp/dac combo like the Predator considered to be a worthy DAC?  It seems to be more expensive than the Hornet but has the DAC integrated and I have what I think is a decent price on a new one I can snag.

 

The Hornet sounds a bit beefier in what I'm reading than the Mustang and appears to be the happy medium between the big SR71 and the small Mustang.  I'm just trying to justify the Hornet vs one of the other ones.  On RSA's website he's claming it was designed with the HD600 considered to be what he tuned it towards.


Edited by N0sferatu - 1/2/12 at 1:54pm
post #935 of 17154

I wish he would list more specs on his site than he does currently.  It's mostly marketing speak, so it's difficult to get a feel for how the amps differ and compare to other brands.


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/2/12 at 4:28pm
post #936 of 17154

exactly.  I have been e-mailing him regarding product selection (kind of like the questions I've been asking here).  He seems to be telling me for the HD600 do the SR71 or go home (basically saying the others won't be able to drive the HD600).  I don't understand then why advertise on your page how you designed the Hornet with the HD600 in mind.  I'm just totally confused by all this...

post #937 of 17154

Hornet was probably good with HD600 before the newer amplifiers.  

post #938 of 17154
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

exactly.  I have been e-mailing him regarding product selection (kind of like the questions I've been asking here).  He seems to be telling me for the HD600 do the SR71 or go home (basically saying the others won't be able to drive the HD600).  I don't understand then why advertise on your page how you designed the Hornet with the HD600 in mind.  I'm just totally confused by all this...



I have owned the SR71A and it provides alot of power for the HD600 and some. The Ibasso D4 Mamba provides alot of juice at a much lower price point. Most powerful portables were calibrated with the HD600.

 

 

post #939 of 17154

Hmm so the SR71A is out of my price range at 450 (Budget is 200). But the two I've narrowed it down to is either the FiiO E17 at 150 or the Schiit Asgard for 250. For 100 dollars more, is the SQ difference gonna be worth the money? Because the portability and onboard DAC in the E17 looks enticing for $100 less, but at the end it comes down to the SQ difference

post #940 of 17154

Good question.  Hmm, I'd lean more towards the E17's versatility.

post #941 of 17154

My HD600s came today.  Straight out of the box with no breaking in, they sound great.  Can't wait until they break in for a bit.  The bass is better than expected.

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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

My HD600s came today.  Straight out of the box with no breaking in, they sound great.  Can't wait until they break in for a bit.  The bass is better than expected.



Congrats, excellent choice! I love mine.

 

post #943 of 17154

I've been running my new 600s constantly since last night (while I slept and at work), and I have about 21 hours on them so far.  The sound has changed a little.  The most noticeable thing is there seems to be less bass.  Straight out of the box, they seemed to have more bass than my broken-in DT990s, even though the 990s have more bass.  After breaking in, the 600s are now about even with the 990s.  I'm sure this is all part of the maturing and breaking-in process.  The bass is still very balanced and blended, so I'm not complaining at all.  I'm very pleased with these cans.

post #944 of 17154

My bass really started kicking in around the 150 hour period. Out of the box, the upper bass was kinda bloated and exaduratted, and treble was way to bright and mids felt resessed. All this has been remedied through the burn in process though

post #945 of 17154

I plan on giving mine a good break in before really critically listening to them.  I'm sure changes will continue to occur during upwards of 200-300 hours.
 

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Originally Posted by A Kennedy4 View Post

My bass really started kicking in around the 150 hour period. Out of the box, the upper bass was kinda bloated and exaduratted, and treble was way to bright and mids felt resessed. All this has been remedied through the burn in process though



 

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