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post #2071 of 2083
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Originally Posted by daphen View Post
 

Let's say I did that. Would the Vali+Bitfrost be a good solution?

i went with a HiFi-M8. portable and got for $500 new.

 

may be beyond your budget though...

post #2072 of 2083
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Originally Posted by kayza View Post
 

i went with a HiFi-M8. portable and got for $500 new.

 

may be beyond your budget though...

 

Another good solution. 

post #2073 of 2083

ALO Audio PanAm AMP/DAC (~$450) is also great for the HD700

post #2074 of 2083

I'm currently using a Stoner Acoustics UD110v2 and vintage Pioneer SX-737, and have zero regrets with the outcome.  Easily more power than the HD700 could use, zero volume being roughly at 7 o'clock and I listen to it at around 9, plus it allows me a convenient way to listen to records.

post #2075 of 2083

Here's my final attempt to convince you to go DIY :))

 

DAC: AMB Gamma 1 (Glassjar audio sells kits) 98$

AMP: Bottlehead Crack 279 $

 

This gives you a really nice upgrade path: Adding the Gamma 2 to the Gamma 1, adding a linear PSU to the DAC, adding the speedball upgrade to the Bottlehead, ... always something to look forward to as budget allows. Upgrades are what makes this hobby fun :)

post #2076 of 2083
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Originally Posted by Bacci View Post
 

Here's my final attempt to convince you to go DIY :))

 

DAC: AMB Gamma 1 (Glassjar audio sells kits) 98$

AMP: Bottlehead Crack 279 $

 

This gives you a really nice upgrade path: Adding the Gamma 2 to the Gamma 1, adding a linear PSU to the DAC, adding the speedball upgrade to the Bottlehead, ... always something to look forward to as budget allows. Upgrades are what makes this hobby fun :)

I'm actually leaning towards this, it just seems that it's so much more value going this path. And I think it would be a lot of fun and a good feeling of accomplishment putting it together yourself. Thanks for the tip. I'll decide around the 25th of this month. :)

 

And thanks to everyone for all your help and tips, I really appreciate it a lot.

 

Edit: Feel free to link more DIY Dacs if you have any good ones in mind. :)


Edited by daphen - Yesterday at 5:50 am
post #2077 of 2083
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Originally Posted by kayza View Post
 

i went with a HiFi-M8. portable and got for $500 new.

 

may be beyond your budget though...


How do you like the M8 pairing with the HD700?  I'm looking for something new for at work that is amp/dac, and that is on my radar.

post #2078 of 2083

the ibasso dx90 on high gain will do a good job powering the hd700.  the soundstage will be a bit smaller than with a stronger amp.  with the dx90 i get about a 135o soundstage.  with a stronger amp i get 225o.  but the sound quality is just as good.

post #2079 of 2083
post #2080 of 2083
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How do you like the M8 pairing with the HD700?  I'm looking for something new for at work that is amp/dac, and that is on my radar.

I really like the M8, but I'm selling my HD700s. I like the sound they give me, as they are my first can in this segment (came from DT770 and UE6000), so the separation and clarity are great to me. But the open format is my reason for selling, as I use these 90% of the time at work, and I now have ppl in the cubes next to me.

 

Also (and this has always been an HD700 issue for me, not just the HiFi-M8), the treble peak has gotten to me. I have always been EQing everything above 3k down between 4-6db (limited by the functionality of the phone's EQ app, else i'd more accurately EQ the peaks away), and on the occasions that I don't EQ it, I love the sound on most music. But then i find myself itching/rubbing my right ear at days end. That isn't good, so they must go.

post #2081 of 2083

Looking to buy HD700 if anyone wants to sell; before I cave in and just buy new.....location: Germany.

post #2082 of 2083
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Originally Posted by Bloodflowerz View Post
 

Looking to buy HD700 if anyone wants to sell; before I cave in and just buy new.....location: Germany.

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post #2083 of 2083

Got my HD 700 yesterday and first impressions, these headphones are amazing. Hands down the best headphones I've ever heard. (First time leaving impressions, so apologies for the rough review)

 

Firstly, all my tests were made with a Fiio E18 because I was unable to afford a better amp at the moment. I tried a bunch of different music genres, which were Rock/Metal (which I mainly listen to), Electro (Trance, House, Dubstep and Vocal trance), Classical, Rap/Hip Hop and pop.

 

I found to be satisfied with any genre I tried these headphones with. Bass is punchy and clean, the mids and treble are high and great, the amp gives it a good sound-stage and the sound is nice and warm. These headphones also sounded surprisingly well with my iPhone or iPod.

 

The headphones are incredibly comfortable. My ears are really picky with headphones and start hurting quickly. I can wear these for hours as the cups are spacious and the comfort is top level.

 

Lastly, surprisingly these headphones are really, really light.

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