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post #76 of 200
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

I don't think it would be a good pairing at all. The Auditor puts out mostly voltage and not enough current, so you would be starving the cans a tad. I've not heard the LCD-2 on the Auditor in a while but from memory the performance was not that well. The K702 performed better than expected on the Auditor but still was a crap pairing.

 

The V200 is the way to go IMO. It has all the current you could ever want!

 

 

I've got the LCD-2 r2 and I've done plenty of comparisons between the V200 and Auditor and I prefer the way it sounds with the Auditor. The soundstage is larger which I feel they need. I've never felt that Auditor didn't deliver enough power for them.

post #77 of 200
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

TheManko, what do you think of the T1 with the V200? I own both amps and the T1 performs very nicely on both, more so on the Auditor. I use the T1 with the V200 when a recording is mastered too hot and I need the treble cut down a bit and when more warmth needs to be added.

 

The Auditor and T11 is the best match for metal also IMO. The Auditor has very fast transients and has the best control over the T1's driver. The T1, when powered properly, has the best transient response IMO and has really explosive dynamics. Think Grado's are fast? Humph, you've never heard the T1. I will say the HD800 is the faster headphone, but not by much. 

I didn't like the T1 + V200 combo very much. It was alright I guess, but the Auditor opened them up and I was alright with the treble being a bit hot at times instead of everything sounding a bit flat and 2d with the V200. They became too boring to me with the V200 while they with the Auditor can make any crap recording come to life. 

post #78 of 200
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I've talked with SPL about the Auditor with low impedance headphones and they said the headphone should operate well enough, but the amp will have a harder time with them. The Auditor and Phonitor are optimized for high impedance loads and neither put out enough current for demanding loads like Planar headphones. This is what they told me.

post #79 of 200
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

I've talked with SPL about the Auditor with low impedance headphones and they said the headphone should operate well enough, but the amp will have a harder time with them. The Auditor and Phonitor are optimized for high impedance loads and neither put out enough current for demanding loads like Planar headphones. This is what they told me.

So they put all the planars into the same basket? HE-6 and He-500 are same? I find the synergy between HE-500 and Auditor better than HD800 with Auditor. People can theorize all they want but until they actually hear what I hear they can't really comment on how well something works with the other.

post #80 of 200
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

So they put all the planars into the same basket? HE-6 and He-500 are same? I find the synergy between HE-500 and Auditor better than HD800 with Auditor. People can theorize all they want but until they actually hear what I hear they can't really comment on how well something works with the other.

 

We will never hear what you hear exactly redface.gif  , it's not only a matter of synergie it's mater of tastes biggrin.gif , i enjoyed for a long time Black Metal and other metal stuff with a K702 k701smile.gif, well K70X etc are not very well regarded for this kind of music but ... 

 

You enjoy your planar with your Auditor this is great , some could have a try , peraphs they will like it peraphs not , auther will enjoy HD-800 with auditor etc

 

Their could be a majority liking a combinaison ,but at the end yourself are the only judge ^^ 

 

(I don't like Darker / warmer cans or too much V shaped ones etc etc ) .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 5/3/12 at 4:10pm
post #81 of 200
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

We will never hear what you hear exactly redface.gif  , it's not only a matter of synergie it's mater of tastes biggrin.gif , i enjoyed for a long time Black Metal and other metal stuff with a K702 k701smile.gif, well K70X etc are not very well regarded for this kind of music but ... 

 

You enjoy your planar with your Auditor this is great , some could have a try , peraphs they will like it peraphs not , auther will enjoy HD-800 with auditor etc

 

Their could be a majority liking a combinaison ,but at the end yourself are the only judge ^^ 

 

(I don't like Darker / warmer cans or too much V shaped ones etc etc ) .

heh yeah I know redface.gif and indeed you are right its matter of different tastes and I am sure the HE-500 can sound better with many apms but my own personal experience is the Auditor also works with low impedance headphones very nicely. beyersmile.png

post #82 of 200

I took out the V200 and did some listening with the LCD-2 R2 again and it certainly sounds great even if I tend to prefer the Auditor. Either one of them will be fine with the LCD-2 even if I prefer the Auditor right now. Something I really prefer about the V200 though is the size of it. It's significantly smaller in size than the Auditor which can really cause problems if you've got a busy desk like me.

post #83 of 200
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Originally Posted by TheManko View Post

I took out the V200 and did some listening with the LCD-2 R2 again and it certainly sounds great even if I tend to prefer the Auditor. Either one of them will be fine with the LCD-2 even if I prefer the Auditor right now. Something I really prefer about the V200 though is the size of it. It's significantly smaller in size than the Auditor which can really cause problems if you've got a busy desk like me.

Cmon doesn't Ikea offer some shelves tongue.gif

post #84 of 200

I've got plenty of Ikea shelves, but they're all full of stuff!

post #85 of 200

For some reason, I am getting hissing sound from my auditor when I am using D7000. I know its something to do with the sensitivity of the headphone. Any ways to solve this problem?

post #86 of 200
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For some reason, I am getting hissing sound from my auditor when I am using D7000. I know its something to do with the sensitivity of the headphone. Any ways to solve this problem?

 

A 120 ohm adapterr ? it's used for some cans like DT-48, i but i am not sure at all if it can help you with hissing sound peraphs it's a mistake to use a 120 ohm adapater ... should wait for some one who know better ^^

 

But as said erlier Auditor is not aimed to low impedance cans  : / .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 5/7/12 at 6:43pm
post #87 of 200
Thread Starter 

I get this hissing with my Monoprice IEM's as well as my HARX900. Those two are super sensitive and I suppose that is what's causing it. The use of an adapter would eliminate this, but at the cost of reduced power output.

 

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Originally Posted by dragoonv View Post

For some reason, I am getting hissing sound from my auditor when I am using D7000. I know its something to do with the sensitivity of the headphone. Any ways to solve this problem?

post #88 of 200
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

I get this hissing with my Monoprice IEM's as well as my HARX900. Those two are super sensitive and I suppose that is what's causing it. The use of an adapter would eliminate this, but at the cost of reduced power output.

 

So it would reduce the sound quality?

post #89 of 200
Thread Starter 

Possibly. Impedance adapters can effect the SQ a bit, whether it's for the better or worse is debatable. You'll most likely get a muddy sound with the combo.

post #90 of 200

Auditor and D7k? but i thought auditor is suppose to be analytical

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