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Better Amp, Worse sound.

post #1 of 6
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A few weeks ago I purchased a Lisa 3 amplifier to replace my Ibasso D6. I use the amp as a "Transportable" setup at my office with DT770/250 and my Ipod classic with LOD. The problem is that now much of my music is hard to listen to. When I used my D6 amp everything sounded great and I had no problems. Now most of my music is very bright and gives me a headache. I am wondering if this is mainly due to having a poor source and the Lisa 3 is now just letting me hear it. When connected to my laptop using the D6 as a DAC the sound is much better and dosn't present any problems. I was thinking about purchasing a new source (HM-601) or buying the CLAS. However I am also considering purchasing a different set of headphones something that would not be so bright.

 

Has anyone else had the problem of upgrading to better gear and getting worse sound? Or is this just a case of no synergy between the Lisa and my DT770s?

post #2 of 6

System synergy trumps all. Do your research on each component in your chain-maybe something is off. Also, make sure everything is fully burned in. My .02

 

-Daniel

post #3 of 6

Can you use D6 as a DAC to line out to the Lisa?

post #4 of 6

I have owned the odd amp that truly sucked using an iPod as the source. It is indeed very possible that the Lisa III doesn't mate well with it.

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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

Can you use D6 as a DAC to line out to the Lisa?



You can only use the DAC section on the D6 with USB out from the computer.

post #6 of 6

Yes, but can you bypass in internal amp in D6 and connect it to the L3? 

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