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post #286 of 292

 PS1000 and ideal amp pairings - I really think that along with the source (let's leave that aside for a sec) is a make or break

 for many first auditioners and even owners. Here's a small snapshot of my 1st tier and 2nd tier rankings

 

 1st Tier (best I've heard so far in no specific order) :- Ray Samuels Raptor (stock), Luxman P1-u,

 Sugden Masterclass HA-4.

 

 2nd Tier :- Burson 160, Woo Audio 2 and Violectric V200.

 

 The first tier hold a candle over the second tier on mainly one front - they tend to just step the presentation forward

 one notch which is what the PS1000 needs on most recordings. My V200 at times can feel like you're one or two

 recordings back from the ideal, a small quibble but for any flagship pursuit of perfection (lol) - its a big deal. 

 

 Hotly anticipated one box DAC / Amp? The new Fostex HP-A8C could be a real surprises with these, originally optimized

 for the TH-900, it could dish up the goods.

 

 Yet to land here in Oz.

 

 fostex_hp_a8c_headphone_amp_side2.jpeg

post #287 of 292

They sound very good out of this as well,

 

 

...I'm happy to report biggrin.gif

post #288 of 292

Well, Ill chime in, I just got a pair, and while I am not any authority (I got to listen to a pair at a customers house as thanks for fixing his a/c :)   after hearing them, I saved up and got them, and I will have them for a very long time.  I'm too poor to afford more than one pair of nice headphones.

 

Now before I get called a retard, I will say that he had a pair of hd800 that he let me listen to and both him, and myself, thought the ps1000 were better :)

post #289 of 292
It's horses for courses with expensive headphones; I for 1 would love to have a further listen to the PS1000 although I found 1 top tier headphone is enough.
Some will prefer the sound signature of the T1 over the HD800 and likewise the PS1000 might be the one.
I was a victim of listening to all the hype of the forums here so I don't think it was possible for me to make a completely objective choice of Headphone and I envy you flailure for being new into this and listening to 2 top quality phones with no pre conceived ideas.
What music do you listen to and have you invested lots of money into the rest of your hi fi gear?
post #290 of 292
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

It's horses for courses with expensive headphones; I for 1 would love to have a further listen to the PS1000 although I found 1 top tier headphone is enough.
Some will prefer the sound signature of the T1 over the HD800 and likewise the PS1000 might be the one.
I was a victim of listening to all the hype of the forums here so I don't think it was possible for me to make a completely objective choice of Headphone and I envy you flailure for being new into this and listening to 2 top quality phones with no pre conceived ideas.
What music do you listen to and have you invested lots of money into the rest of your hi fi gear?

 

If you had asked me what music I listen to before the PS1000 I would have said metal/hard rock/ and some old school punk rock.  Still loving those, but the PS1000 have made me appreciate so many other types of music that I have been going through all my old music collections and I now love music that I have passed up in the past.  I listened to Mozart's Requiem the whole way through for the first time in my life, I've played Jars of Clays first album back to back like 7 times in a row, some Andy Mckee, even some movie soundtracks (which is completely unlike me).  I still have a hard time listening to country and pop, I have tried again, but.... I just dont get it I guess.

 

As far as hi fi gear, I just got back from a friends house, where he let me listen to my PS1000 on his woo wa22, and I was shocked.  It opened up my headphones like I never would have imagined.  Up till that point I thought that my asus stx out of my computer was doing a good job, I had figured it would get me at least 90 percent of the way there.... I was wrong, maybe 60, at most.  So of course now I am definitely rethinking my setup, but any and all changes will have to wait until I save up the funds.  I will definitely be thinking of my options, as there very well may be some amps that are more affordable that can open the PS1000 like the wa22 did for me tonight, I cannot at this time imagine any amp taking them further :)

 

Anyways, thanks for the reply :)

post #291 of 292

I find that the Little Dot 1+ work very well with the PS1000, and even if you ever decide to buy a more expensive amp , it's so cheap, that you can't lose a lot of money.

post #292 of 292

cool, Ill see if I can acquire one/ or better yet hear some more, that is my other concern is that being as inexperienced as I am with good sound, well, everything sounds good.  Though, if I can listen to multiple things together I can usually tell which I prefer.

 

I got to go back today and listen to a few more tubes, and he introduced me to dacs as well.  Of the dacs that he hooked up for me, the gungnir seemed to match best with the wa22 for my PS1000.  Kinda strange too he said, as he had a perfectwave? I think that he said was worth way more that should have sounded better, but he thought the gungnir sounded better too so....he said it was probably the headphones.  I will say that the soundstage was much larger on the other one, but detail and tonality was much better on the gungnir, and bass was even better.

 

Too bad he doesnt have any other amps.  But it is still awesome to hear how awesome the ps1000's are, especially when amped with nice stuff.

 

Anyways, gonna keep saving and keep my ears open, Im not in any hurry, they sound awesome even from the stx :)

 

Thanks again for the tip 

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