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post #871 of 1966
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Originally Posted by Bigglesworth View Post


What kind of music do you mainly listen to? What's your amp and dac?

 

Do you have a minute? :D

 

I don't own the HD-700. I had an hour or so to demo it at my local hi-fi dealer as they were willing to give me an unbelievably good price on the headphone. Unfortunately I had to listen to it on a Yamaha AVR, which I guess isn't the greatest thing out there to do the HD700 justice. I'd imagine a tube amp would do nicely with the HD700.

post #872 of 1966

^ by the way, has anyone here EVER heard about burn-in period, which made the sound WORSE? ;)

post #873 of 1966

Anyone have any experience with the Aune T1 and the HD 700's? I've been looking for a good DAC/Amp for mine but I haven't been sold yet from the review I've read. I'm looking into the Modi/Vali stack, the Audioengine D1 DAC+amp, the Aune T1, and the O2/ODAC Combo.

 

The Aune T1 looks like it's actually the cheapest right now since it's on sale on a certain website for potentially $110. The Audioengine is $120 on the same website. The Modi/Vali would be about $260 with everything included. And the O2/ODAC goes for about $280. I'm hoping to not spend a lot of money if at all possible since I'd also like to get a pair of AKG K712's.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

post #874 of 1966
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/673709/schiit-lyr-tube-rollers

Looks very informative; thanks.

post #875 of 1966

Just got the orange globes in today for my Lyr.

 

Man...what a difference. I've been listening to the same song for a while and after changing to the orange globes I noticed soundstage has increased, micro detail increased, and the piercing treble isn't as bad anymore. 

 

Kudos to MickeyVee for the recommendation.

post #876 of 1966
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post
 

Just got the orange globes in today for my Lyr.

 

Man...what a difference. I've been listening to the same song for a while and after changing to the orange globes I noticed soundstage has increased, micro detail increased, and the piercing treble isn't as bad anymore. 

 

Kudos to MickeyVee for the recommendation.

Thanks for this information; definitely interested in the Lyr for my new HD 700s.  Are you using the Bifrost with the Lyr? Or some other DAC?

post #877 of 1966

ONE more VERY important piece of information that was a huge deal breaker for me to the point that i had to pick up another set as a backup.

 

With the original GE tubes, there would always be a mild hissing noise when I had nothing playing. With the orange globes that hissing noise is completely gone. =)

post #878 of 1966
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Originally Posted by jcoltrane View Post
 

Thanks for this information; definitely interested in the Lyr for my new HD 700s.  Are you using the Bifrost with the Lyr? Or some other DAC?

Bifrost with Lyr....considering the uber upgrade for my Bifrost to see how that goes.

post #879 of 1966

Btw, do you guys use HD700 as "portables" or home only ?

 

I take them with me to work when I have some boring stuff to do :) (in my modded Shure bag)

 

Most of ppl who catch me while listening are like "Hey! you are gonna get deaf!" (Not too many ppl is familiar with concept of open-headphones :D)

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Flisker - 12/18/13 at 8:03am
post #880 of 1966
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

Btw, do you guys use HD700 as "portables" or home only ?

 

I take them with me to work when I have some boring stuff to do :) (in my modded Shure bag)

 

Most of ppl who catch me while listening are like "Hey! you are gonna get deaf!" (Not too many ppl is familiar with concept of open-headphones :D)

 

 

At home only lol....i wouldn't say they're portable since they're open back headphones.

 

I would hate to sit next to a person with open back headphones so I wouldn't do the same to others.

post #881 of 1966
Well I use open backs in public but i don't feel that they disturb others, unless i ramp up the volume in a quiet place. I do check the leackage often by taking them off though and reduce the volume if i can hear it from my neck.
post #882 of 1966
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post
 

 

At home only lol....i wouldn't say they're portable since they're open back headphones.

 

I would hate to sit next to a person with open back headphones so I wouldn't do the same to others.

 

I have my own office so it's fine ;)

post #883 of 1966
Hi all. I'm enjoying my new hd700s, but am not digging the lengthy and stiff cable with monstrous connector sleeve around the 6.5mm connector. I'm wanting to get a 4 - 6ft cable terminated with a 3.5mm (for my portable fiio e12) tip since these will travel with me a lot. Any suggestions? I'm not interested in spending much on another cable. Maybe, MAYBE $100, but that even makes me cringe. To start I've found these two on ebay.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/261317123574

http://m.ebay.com/itm/201004527090

Each around $30, they look decent, and seller seems respectable. Reading feedback does not allow me to find specific buyer feedback on this product tho.

Anyone else have opinions or suggestions for a 3.5mm 4ft- 6ft replacement cable for under $100?
Thanks!!
post #884 of 1966
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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post
 

Hey, folks, I just noticed that the Matrix M-Stage headphone amp is on sale at Amazon for $209.00!!!!! (I sure hope it's OK to announce that here.) Presumably, the Matrix is a clone of a much more expensive amp (the Lehmann Black Cube), which by many accounts pairs exquisitely with the HD 800. I typically check the impulse to conjecture at the door, but in this case, I think that there is sufficient evidence to say: this amp should work equally well with the HD 700; it might even tame the treble just a tad for folks who need that. Presumably, the Matrix delivers a full-bodied and robust sound and provides plenty of headroom for even high impedance cans. I should have my Matrix tomorrow sometimes and will happily report back when I've spent some time with my new setup.  

Hello, hows the Matrix with the hd700?

I have been using it with my k701 and will be receiving my HD700 next week.

cant wait!

post #885 of 1966

Just got the HD700's for my B-day (best wife ever!), and all I can say is they sound INCREDIBLE.  Listening to Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Leonidas Kavakos) - the realism is eerie...just pure music making, like "you're there" feeling.  I never got this with my HD580's.  The rendition of the piano is so clear and tuneful.  The violin sounds exactly like it should (I should know since I play the violin).  So far, with a few hours of listening, I'm one happy Birthday boy.  BTW, source is Musical Fidelity V-DAC II with V-PSU with Burson Soloist as amplifier - super detailed yet not at all fatiguing and I haven't even started burning them in!!!

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