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post #4231 of 8042
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Sorry for being completely off topic frm the previous posts. Anybody has good experience with amp Dac combo that are good with the th-900 (separated or integrated) below 500 usd.

Sound sig looking for is anything but bright.

So far, the brands I have seen popping out are not available here locally. Any recommendations?

 

If your budget is below 500 USD, seriously consider this. You'll be doing your TH900 a fair treat with this one.

http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-D100-MKII-ASRC-D-A-Converter.html

post #4232 of 8042
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

If your budget is below 500 USD, seriously consider this. You'll be doing your TH900 a fair treat with this one.
http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-D100-MKII-ASRC-D-A-Converter.html

So supposedly in your opinion, this is better than the one you mentioned in your earlier posts. Was it audinst mx or smth like that.
post #4233 of 8042
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

If your budget is below 500 USD, seriously consider this. You'll be doing your TH900 a fair treat with this one.

http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-D100-MKII-ASRC-D-A-Converter.html

 

+1 on this suggestion.

 

I'd also look into the Burson HA-160D, it might be tad over $500 but not much and it is a really good unit also.

post #4234 of 8042
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I'd also look into the Burson HA-160D, it might be tad over $500 but not much and it is a really good unit also.

 

Although it's a decent piece of gear, I found the HA-160 and Soloist sibilant and too airy sounding with the TH900. The headphone amp section of the HA-160D is equivalent to the HA-160 so I doubt it'll be much different. The Burson amps play nicely with the warm rich sound of LCD-2/3, but not as well with the V-shaped sound signature of TH900.

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Hmm... what are you running your TH-900's with? 

 

Edit: My comment was irrelevant, everyone hears different. Although I'm still curious about the treble. I found the treble to much smoother, and crisp. No signs of the hot treble that I experienced with the D7000. Are you D7000's modded or stock?

That was a fatal flaw for the D7000s for me...the overly "active" treble. Something that is much improved on by the TH-900s.

post #4236 of 8042
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

Although it's a decent piece of gear, I found the HA-160 and Soloist sibilant and too airy sounding with the TH900. The headphone amp section of the HA-160D is equivalent to the HA-160 so I doubt it'll be much different. The Burson amps play nicely with the warm rich sound of LCD-2/3, but not as well with the V-shaped sound signature of TH900.

 

I agree the treble can become somewhat fatiguing with the HA-160, I still find it a decent pairing when you consider the price. The one thing I loved about the Burson was that is played fairly well with everything I threw at it, sort of a good all-arounder, but I can agree when you break it down and compare it to more top flight amps/dacs you will quickly hear the flaws. 

post #4237 of 8042
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That was a fatal flaw for the D7000s for me...the overly "active" treble. Something that is much improved on by the TH-900s.

 

And the booming mid-bass on every track... just gets a bit overexaggerated at times. Especially if you are trying to listen to music where the bass is not the emphasized to begin with.

post #4238 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

 

And the booming mid-bass on every track... just gets a bit overexaggerated at times. Especially if you are trying to listen to music where the bass is not the emphasized to begin with.

That too...and a bit flabby while we're at it.

post #4239 of 8042
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


So supposedly in your opinion, this is better than the one you mentioned in your earlier posts. Was it audinst mx or smth like that.

I wouldn't recommend the Audinst HUD-MX1 though. It was a bit bright, grainy (there must be a treble spike somewhere, if it is possible for that to be present in a DAC/amp unit) and not very dynamic sounding to my ears.

 

I much definitely prefer my DACport (with 1 ohm output impedance option) over it, though it is out of your budget and I do not know how it compares to the other offerings mentioned here.

 

edit: was the budget $300? Can't recall if I actually read that somewhere...


Edited by namaiki - 5/6/13 at 8:27pm
post #4240 of 8042
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I wouldn't recommend the Audinst HUD-MX1 though. It was a bit bright, grainy (there must be a treble spike somewhere, if it is possible for that to be present in a DAC/amp unit) and not very dynamic sounding to my ears.

I much definitely prefer my DACport (with 1 ohm output impedance option) over it, though it is out of your budget and I do not know how it compares to the other offerings mentioned here.

edit: was the budget $300? Can't recall if I actually read that somewhere...

The DacPort sounds interesting because the Yulong D100 doesn't seem to be available here, but will definitely check it out too.

[Edit: How about the Audioquest Dragonfly and Matrix M-Stage]
Edited by myap2328 - 5/7/13 at 12:49am
post #4241 of 8042

Sorry to jump into the discussion here, but would you guys recommend the woo audio wa7 as an amp for these headphones? if i have a budget of 1000$ and i need a USB dac & headphones amp, what would be the best option?

post #4242 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Trendin View Post

Sorry to jump into the discussion here, but would you guys recommend the woo audio wa7 as an amp for these headphones? if i have a budget of 1000$ and i need a USB dac & headphones amp, what would be the best option?

 

Yes, AnakChan has expressed some comments about the pairing and his general consensus was that it was an excellent pairing. 

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Awesome, good to know :)

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Is it weird that I saw this motorcycle today and immediately thought of the TH900? Is it the color? It's gotta be the color biggrin.gif.

 

 

Hmm. just noticed Garfield sitting on the handlebars. Is that safe? 

post #4245 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

Is it weird that I saw this motorcycle today and immediately thought of the TH900? Is it the color? It's gotta be the color biggrin.gif.

 

Hmm. just noticed Garfield sitting on the handlebars. Is that safe? 

 

Yup, that looks almost like it. I also love the fact that you have a savings jar for the TH900. You might want to do some crowdsource funding to get to your goal faster. ;)

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