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post #5521 of 10566
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Originally Posted by spiderking31 View Post


600 ohm is probably the best, but you'll have no issues running the 250 ohm headphones smily_headphones1.gif

This has been hashed over and beat to death in the beyer thread at least once a month... There is NO difference between the 250Ω & 600Ω versions, also the Pro's clamp a little tighter so they present a little more bass presence over the Premium's.

post #5522 of 10566
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Originally Posted by BbOO View Post
 

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but: i bought a Little Dot MK III which i am planing to connect to Fiio E10s line out by using a very generic RCA to mini cable (1-3 euros). I wanted to know how important is the quality of the RCA cable in such a setup?

 

Yeah, this is a very controversial subject...but my way of thinking is why cut corners if the rest of your equipment is decent?. I personally have found definite improvements when upgrading cables - audio and video interconnects/speaker cable/headphone cable (the greatest when I made my own pure silver jobs - commercial ones would NOT be worth the money demanded). But , of course, so much depends on what is happening in the rest of the signal path, even down to the power supply! Not to mention ears, preferences etc. etc...Plus depth of pocket. But something like the cables mab1376 mentions I am sure would do you proud :

 

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Originally Posted by mab1376 View Post
 

 

Personally i'd take build quality over materials used.

 

Yeah i bought an aftermarket cable for my HD650's, but I don't really notice any real difference. Money that could have been better spent elsewhere.

 

Cables to go is all i use for RCA. Anyone who buys Nordost cables has entirely too much money eating away at them.

 

http://www.cablestogo.com/product/40081

 

This is even kinda pricy but i like the flexibility of the cable and the build quality is great.

 

These look pretty good to me, for not too much money...

post #5523 of 10566

Getting close to the 100hr mark with the Psvanes and, thankfully, no more scary about-turns...on the contrary, they are performing better than I could have ever hoped for...PHEW!! What the sound would be with gibosi's HD700s or mikelap's 800s I just cannot imagine...lottery here I come!..

post #5524 of 10566
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Originally Posted by hypnos1 View Post
 

 

Yeah, this is a very controversial subject...but my way of thinking is why cut corners if the rest of your equipment is decent?. I personally have found definite improvements when upgrading cables - audio and video interconnects/speaker cable/headphone cable (the greatest when I made my own pure silver jobs - commercial ones would NOT be worth the money demanded). But , of course, so much depends on what is happening in the rest of the signal path, even down to the power supply! Not to mention ears, preferences etc. etc...Plus depth of pocket. But something like the cables mab1376 mentions I am sure would do you proud :

 

 

These look pretty good to me, for not too much money...

 

And much cheaper on amazon which i where i buy them:

 

http://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-Go-45428-Sonicwave/dp/B0009JR3RA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395423730&sr=8-3&keywords=cables+to+go+sonicwave+rca

post #5525 of 10566
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

This has been hashed over and beat to death in the beyer thread at least once a month... There is NO difference between the 250Ω & 600Ω versions, also the Pro's clamp a little tighter so they present a little more bass presence over the Premium's.
if there's no difference, why would they make a 250 ohm, and also a 600 ohm? rolleyes.gif
post #5526 of 10566
I use my after market cable with my hd650's and I use a monster prolinks rca cable with my little dot mk3, and I notice little differences....so I think it's worth it....smily_headphones1.gif
post #5527 of 10566
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Originally Posted by spiderking31 View Post


if there's no difference, why would they make a 250 ohm, and also a 600 ohm? rolleyes.gif

 

The 600 would get more power out of an OTL amp I believe.

post #5528 of 10566
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Originally Posted by mab1376 View Post

The 600 would get more power out of an OTL amp I believe.
that makes sense smily_headphones1.gif
post #5529 of 10566

IMO for  250 ohms it sounded like it need more power with my LD MK III but when it's plug-in to my LD 1+ it's better, now i have DT880 Prem.600 Ohms with MK III it sound smooth and powerful and on LD1+ it sound congested.so i think the diference between the two is for how would you want to use them and not for the sound.


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 3/21/14 at 11:55am
post #5530 of 10566
Little dot mk3 is pretty powerful in my opinion....I'm running sennheiser hd650's on them, no issues, and are getting maximum power. Have also used hifiman he-400's on it, and had no problems. Both sounded awesome! smily_headphones1.gif
post #5531 of 10566
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

IMO for  250 ohms it sounded like it need more power with my LD MK III but when it's plug-in to my LD 1+ it's better, now i have DT880 Prem.600 Ohms with MK III it sound smooth and powerful and on LD1+ it sound congested.so i think the diference between the two is for how would you want to use them and not for the sound.

MKIII makes more the 2x power then the LD1+ @300 ohm...350mv vs 150mv... I'd assume your LD1+ is in high gain mode and the MKIII is in low?

post #5532 of 10566

When i was doing my own testing to know which HP i will keep both amps are in the same gain settings i did high and low gain only no inbetween gain settings.

post #5533 of 10566
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

When i was doing my own testing to know which HP i will keep both amps are in the same gain settings i did high and low gain only no inbetween gain settings.

Odd, but oh well... I don't own the MKIII so I cant really comment based on experience, just numbers.

post #5534 of 10566
You really can't compare OTL to hybrid anyway...

The DT880 have a different sound when driven from the E09K as opposed to my MK IV.
post #5535 of 10566

6SN7 update...

 

For some time now, my favorite 6SN7 has been the small-bottle Sylvania 6SN7W. Switching from the HE 300 to the HD 700, this tube continues to impress. :)

 

(In case it is of interest in light of the current discussion on OTL LDs versus the LD 1+ hybrid, the HE 300 is 50 Ohms, 93 dB, and the HD 700 is 150 Ohms, 105 dB, and I notice that I have the volume set almost identically for both on my LD 1+.)

 

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