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post #1831 of 2094

Has anyone found a reasonably priced balanced cable for their HD700. I paid $150 for my awesome LCD2 balanced cable, but cannot seem to find anyone with the HD700 connectors that don't sport a ridiculous pricetag.

post #1832 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

New HD700 owner here. I'm loving them so far and the comfort is so epic. We meet again Sonido :P


I hope to see you on the HD800 thread someday. :evil:

post #1833 of 2094
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I hope to see you on the HD800 thread someday. :evil:

LMFAO, my wife would kill me.  I am saving for a new amp though for next year.

post #1834 of 2094

I just sold off my HD700\


Edited by HarleyZH - 8/9/14 at 2:42am
post #1835 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

Has anyone found a reasonably priced balanced cable for their HD700. I paid $150 for my awesome LCD2 balanced cable, but cannot seem to find anyone with the HD700 connectors that don't sport a ridiculous pricetag.

Senn's HD 212, HD477, HD497 cable for about $20 and a Neutrik XLR for $5.

post #1836 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

 
Has anyone found a reasonably priced balanced cable for their HD700. I paid $150 for my awesome LCD2 balanced cable, but cannot seem to find anyone with the HD700 connectors that don't sport a ridiculous pricetag.
Senn's HD 212, HD477, HD497 cable for about $20 and a Neutrik XLR for $5.

Not a bad idea, are these cables of high enough quality and appropriately wired for balanced? Have you tried this before and with what results?
post #1837 of 2094

The cable itself is somewhat thin, but it is capable of a balanced termination. I was able to try out Eee Pee's cable at a meet up several months ago and ended up making my own. It's very simple to make. I even added some paracord from the Y-split down to the 4-pin XLR to give it a nice touch. End result was a very cheap balanced cable that suited my needs.

post #1838 of 2094

Anyone heard these babies out of any of the Geek Out models, Meridian Explorer, Centrance Hifi-M8, HRT Microstreamer, or Practical Devices XM6?

 

I'm looking at these and the T90s and am trying to figure out which will pair better with a transportable source (something I can use quick-lock fasteners or velcro to stick to the back of my laptop).

post #1839 of 2094
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Anyone heard these babies out of any of the Geek Out models, Meridian Explorer, Centrance Hifi-M8, HRT Microstreamer, or Practical Devices XM6?

I'm looking at these and the T90s and am trying to figure out which will pair better with a transportable source (something I can use quick-lock fasteners or velcro to stick to the back of my laptop).

I have hd700s, and HRT MicroStreamer and HiFi-M8. I use both of these dacs with my android Note 3, listening mostly to 320k mp3. Let me know if there anything I can help with.
post #1840 of 2094

That's the comparison I was looking to make above all! What are the main differences you hear from the HD700 between the MicroStreamer and M8?

 

I'm trying to make sure they don't come out lean on bass, which is an issue I've had with my MicroStreamer, but then again the K550s are bass light and they had AWESOME bass out of the Microstreamer, so it appears to be a synergy thing.

 

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I have hd700s, and HRT MicroStreamer and HiFi-M8. I use both of these dacs with my android Note 3, listening mostly to 320k mp3. Let me know if there anything I can help with.
post #1841 of 2094
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I will say that you won't likely be affixing a HiFi-M8 to the lid of a laptop, as the M8 is likely too heavy, and would tip the laptop back. Maybe for a bulky gaming laptop with a meaty base, or something huge like a 17" laptop. But an ultrabook will likely tip, particularly if you have a touch screen and use it.

 

As far as differences. Well, I was quite impressed with my HRT uS (that is the common, even official HRT name for the MicroStreamer. Just check their firmware updates. uS is in the MicroStreamer file name!) lined out to my FiiO E12, but then I got my M8 a couple weeks ago. This M8 has power! Maximum volume levels aside, I do feel that the M8 has just a fuller sound to it. Like there is more going on in the music, and that things are more authoritative. This is not blind tested, and I know I'm susceptible to monetary bias and expecting more expensive to be better. I also don't have the best ears around.

 

I have a FiiO source switcher, so when my wife gets home with her Note 3, I will hook both up to each phone and get the same music playing and do an A/B for you, then give more thoughts. Quick question: do you want the HRT uS to be powering the HD700 through the headphone out, or do you want me to line out to the E12 first? To be honest, I haven't been able to A/B tell the difference between the integrated HP amp and the lineout to E12 myself. Only with the bass boost on the E12, obviously.

 

Question 2: What devices do you plan to use the dac with? Just a PC? With an idevice? Android device? The preferences here MAY affect what you will want to buy.

post #1842 of 2094

I use my uS with a Windows 7 laptop for the moment, but ultimately it will be with an Asus Windows 8 ultrabook of some kind and likely the next Nexus tablet.

 

I'm mainly interested in the headphone out of the uS, but I have an E11, so if you compared with your uS -> E12 that would be great too! Really I'm interested in anything/everything you are willing to tell me about the combo ^_^

post #1843 of 2094

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post #1844 of 2094
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Anyone heard these babies out of any of the Geek Out models, Meridian Explorer, Centrance Hifi-M8, HRT Microstreamer, or Practical Devices XM6?

 

I'm looking at these and the T90s and am trying to figure out which will pair better with a transportable source (something I can use quick-lock fasteners or velcro to stick to the back of my laptop).

I have have an XM6 with the buffers installed. It drives the HD700's just fine when using my MB Air or Mini. Its no replacement for a Lyr2 but is very clean and there is no harshness. Quite similar to my time with the Asgard 2.  I use it mostly with my DT1350's at work now and it's low end goes very deep while maintaining the highs that the 1350's do so well. Not the cheapest portable solution but keeps me happy.

post #1845 of 2094
Awesome, good to know its worthy. How do you find the HD700 bass with it? I like slightly more bass than neutral, but not ever boomy; the Amperior and HD25 are pretty perfect quantity wise, a bit too much sometimes and maybe not quite enough others, but overall very satisfying and representative of the recording with just a touch extra for a nice tactile response. Would I be accurate in guessing this combo might have a step or two less quantity-wise, but better depth and texture?
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I have have an XM6 with the buffers installed. It drives the HD700's just fine when using my MB Air or Mini. Its no replacement for a Lyr2 but is very clean and there is no harshness. Quite similar to my time with the Asgard 2.  I use it mostly with my DT1350's at work now and it's low end goes very deep while maintaining the highs that the 1350's do so well. Not the cheapest portable solution but keeps me happy.
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