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post #7816 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


lol not in toronto, but now ur getting me interested in blue circle...
This is what i talked about:

http://taveshow.com/

But as far i understand there are a few dealers in the states who sell BC products..only here in europe they dont have dealers (yet). Maybe u can check that out if ur curious..maybe if ur lucky u will find a dealer closer to ur city? wink.gif BUT DONT SAY I DIDNT WARN U... biggrin.gif
post #7817 of 18011

Hello, does anyone know if the HiFiMan velours are washable? My ones need a bit of cleaning as they have absorbed a bit of sweat over use. Could use some tips for cleaning them.

post #7818 of 18011

I think they can be dry clean. Might be cheaper to just get a new pair instead

 

If it's just dust and hair, use a lint roller.

 

post #7819 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Suopermanni View Post

Hello, does anyone know if the HiFiMan velours are washable? My ones need a bit of cleaning as they have absorbed a bit of sweat over use. Could use some tips for cleaning them.
Check the jergpad thread..if i am not mistaken they talked about the velours being washable with water and soap...soak it in..squish all out and let it air dry.....but am not really sure..
post #7820 of 18011
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

Blue Circle makes fabulous speaker gears. No idea about headphone though. If you're in the States you should check out Ava hifi + Odyssey audio too. Although, buying good speaker amps just to power the He-6 and planars is a bit wasteful wink.gif .

Since you love tube so much DG, why not to get a DHT amp (Stratus/EC/Manley... etc)?
But we both now know they do headphone amps also..although custommade to ur own specs..and if they are comform the extremely high standards of Gilbert himself ofcourse..he wont do it of he thinks its not acceptable to his standards..no matter how much money u pay him!
post #7821 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


But we both now know they do headphone amps also..although custommade to ur own specs..and if they are comform the extremely high standards of Gilbert himself ofcourse..he wont do it of he thinks its not acceptable to his standards..no matter how much money u pay him!

 

oooh

post #7822 of 18011
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

Blue Circle makes fabulous speaker gears. No idea about headphone though. If you're in the States you should check out Ava hifi + Odyssey audio too. Although, buying good speaker amps just to power the He-6 and planars is a bit wasteful ;).

 

Since you love tube so much DG, why not to get a DHT amp (Stratus/EC/Manley... etc)?

 

i've read a bit on Stratus being more on the brighter side, i need warm lush and tubey but not overly colored, thats why i'm kinda sticking to woo. i am interested in the stratus though still, but that plus the wait time....

 

also tube rolling on stratus is basically limited to the 2A3s.

 

manley would be more of a colored sound signature right? plus don't they have expensive 300b amps with tons of tubes?

 

eddie current is another option, but both the BA and the ZD i've heard are on the brighter/faster sound of things, they're great amps, they definitely have the transparency i want, but i don't think they're for me.

post #7823 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i've read a bit on Stratus being more on the brighter side, i need warm lush and tubey but not overly colored, thats why i'm kinda sticking to woo. i am interested in the stratus though still, but that plus the wait time....

 

also tube rolling on stratus is basically limited to the 2A3s.

 

manley would be more of a colored sound signature right? plus don't they have expensive 300b amps with tons of tubes?

 

eddie current is another option, but both the BA and the ZD i've heard are on the brighter/faster sound of things, they're great amps, they definitely have the transparency i want, but i don't think they're for me.

 

Err power tube ain't everything you know. Especially with DHT, an amp built specifically for 1 tube type only will perform better than something that can accept several types. It's not hard to make an amp that can accept 2a3/300b/45/50 but most respectable designers opt not to do that since it'll compromise performance. 2A3 is a really nice tube, on the Stratus you can always roll the driver and the rectifier. RCA 2A3 monoplate is much more reasonable pricing wise compared to say WE300B.

 

Manley gears are very nice. Their 300b is done quite well, not the best I've heard but certainly not too fuzzy coloured like some other 300B SET. Very nice as pre-amp too. Cost ex-demo is still less than a fully souped up WA5LE. I liked the He-6 better on the Stingray though (speaker amp obviously)

 

Impressions don't say a whole lot since we all have different setups, and more importantly different hearing. I have to say this though: you can easily roll tubes or capacitors to get that warm lush sound - but transparency is damn hard to get, and should be number 1 priority with tubes.

post #7824 of 18011
Does the gsx come with a dac? If not, which dac would be ideal for its sound? And how does the gsx go against the dark star by rsa?
post #7825 of 18011
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Here, we are in 100% agreement. smily_headphones1.gif
Based on reading ur posts, I think you are after a more neutral and smooth sound signature while I am used to a more aggressive one; probably from the years in the band.

 

 

thats why i love the beyerdynamic T1.

 

i want NEUTRAL, but maybe a tiny tiny bass boost while maintaining control and tightness, and enough smoothness and warmth/euphony to sound natural and organic, but without becoming colored or dark or lush or even warm. the treble has to have sparkle and detail, but remain smooth and natural sounding, the mids should have a tiny hint of warmth to sound natural and lifelike, just to add to the musicality, i really like that, thats the sound i look for. neutral, true and revealing, but with a tiny bit of warmth and timbre to add musicality and naturalness to the sound. a small bass boost doesn't hurt.

 

 

Of course that depends which pair of T1s you listen to ;)

post #7826 of 18011
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Originally Posted by highrolller View Post

Does the gsx come with a dac? If not, which dac would be ideal for its sound? And how does the gsx go against the dark star by rsa?

 

@highroller, you seem very new to this HP hobby and audio overall?  Pardon me if you are not.  

I am not a veteran either when it come to HPs but been around music, audio, recording/mixing, home theater...a long time.  If you want the best right off the start and can afford it and can appreciate it, then sure by all mean do it.  Otherwise, take it slowly and start with something else a little less and learn/experience the entire spectrum.  You might be surprised at the wonderful quality of SQ you might get for much less starting out.  After awhile, when you know exactly what you are after then definitely go for it.  Just a friendly input. Take it with a grain of salt as always.


Edited by koiloco - 9/15/13 at 4:10pm
post #7827 of 18011
Wrong post oops
Edited by hifimanrookie - 9/15/13 at 4:38pm
post #7828 of 18011

Hifimanrookie, you make a good point but I think Koiloco is just speaking from the other side of the coin.  End of the day, it is highroller's money but is it worth spending all the money on an amp? The answer is yes or no and depends on a few variables.  

 

There's a point where diminishing returns kick in and you have to ask yourself is it worth it.  Am I going to actually appreciate the very small difference? I think these returns are mostly heard on jazz and classical tracks.  What music does highroller listen to? And if you're just starting out on this journey, initially most people won't pick up these small differences.

 

A good example is drag racing.  You spend a certain amount of money to get the car doing 12 secs to 10 secs on the 1/4 mile.  But say going from 10.8 to 9.8 sec might cost a bit.  And then from 9.8 to 9.2 even higher.  Eventually, you realise the weakness is the car or engine itself OR your actual driving skills!

post #7829 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Contrails View Post
 

Hifimanrookie, you make a good point but I think Koiloco is just speaking from the other side of the coin.  End of the day, it is highroller's money but is it worth spending all the money on an amp? The answer is yes or no and depends on a few variables.  

 

There's a point where diminishing returns kick in and you have to ask yourself is it worth it.  Am I going to actually appreciate the very small difference? I think these returns are mostly heard on jazz and classical tracks.  What music does highroller listen to? And if you're just starting out on this journey, initially most people won't pick up these small differences.

 

A good example is drag racing.  You spend a certain amount of money to get the car doing 12 secs to 10 secs on the 1/4 mile.  But say going from 10.8 to 9.8 sec might cost a bit.  And then from 9.8 to 9.2 even higher.  Eventually, you realise the weakness is the car or engine itself OR your actual driving skills!

+1.  Great analogy.

post #7830 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Contrails View Post

Hifimanrookie, you make a good point but I think Koiloco is just speaking from the other side of the coin.  End of the day, it is highroller's money but is it worth spending all the money on an amp? The answer is yes or no and depends on a few variables.  

There's a point where diminishing returns kick in and you have to ask yourself is it worth it.  Am I going to actually appreciate the very small difference? I think these returns are mostly heard on jazz and classical tracks.  What music does highroller listen to? And if you're just starting out on this journey, initially most people won't pick up these small differences.

A good example is drag racing.  You spend a certain amount of money to get the car doing 12 secs to 10 secs on the 1/4 mile.  But say going from 10.8 to 9.8 sec might cost a bit.  And then from 9.8 to 9.2 even higher.  Eventually, you realise the weakness is the car or engine itself OR your actual driving skills!
lolz..i deleted that post after i read the post of koiloco for the second time...i know what he tried to say..and i think i said the same thing in the post i deleted..just to avoid a long yes-no debate..
And i agree on ur dragracing analogy..isnt that always the case..the higher u go..the lesser the difference but the higher the costs until u get to a point its almost not defendable..but still u keep on going... Then its a matter of wanting..instead of needing... Ofcourse a 100.000 euro worth of speaker rig is bogus to be honest...but still.people buy it with no regrets..we all know that..same with headphones...like the sr009.. To get anything good from it u need to invest at least an extra 6000usd in adequate amping...and its goes up to more then 10.000 usd...is it so much better then lets say a he6, a lcd3 or a hd800 to mention a few higher end phones...yes its better..god knows how good those phones sound..but worth 10.000usd? Some say yes..other say: u need to be checked by a certain doc..lolz
Or people buying these kind of amps..able to drive dynamics AND electrostatic phones

Check this out

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57579892-47/mal-valve-the-ultimate-headphone-amplifier/

At the end: its ur own personal decision..make it wisely..if ur budget is tight and dont know what u want..dont spend it all on ur rig..start lower on a amp/headphone etc. thats in demand and known for good soundquality..in so u can always upgrade later AND more easily sell it when u do...but as many said before me..dont go after the numbers..go after ur ears.... I know am contradicting myself now..as its second time i buy an amp without listening to it before i boight it...but i did my homework before it..as always..its always a risk anyway..as when u listen to an amp its probably always on another persons rig..and every rig sounds different...depending on source, dacs, cables or even sometimes between two headphones of same model!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 9/15/13 at 5:38pm
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