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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Since the O2 puts out well more than double the power of either of the FiiO's that were mentioned earlier and sits above the 300mW @ 50Ω threshold that has been mentioned several times throughout the history of this thread, the O2 should be perfectly fine with the Mad Dogs or the HD600.  I haven't heard the O2 with either, so it might not, but spec-wise it's fully up to snuff. 
I'm going to build the O2, hope it works!
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I'm going to build the O2, hope it works!

 

You may want to read up to see if there are any build choices that tend to suit driving orthos since you've got the Mad Dogs and seemingly plan to get some LCD-2's when you've got the cash.  I'd imagine that there's at least some gain choices that work better, but you might find a different op amp would help too.  I'm not going to be too much help for solid state DIY unless you need help with a soldering technique.  All of my DIY adventures have been with tube amps or making my own cables.

 

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

You may want to read up to see if there are any build choices that tend to suit driving orthos since you've got the Mad Dogs and seemingly plan to get some LCD-2's when you've got the cash.  I'd imagine that there's at least some gain choices that work better, but you might find a different op amp would help too.  I'm not going to be too much help for solid state DIY unless you need help with a soldering technique.  All of my DIY adventures have been with tube amps or making my own cables.

Good luck!
Okay, thanks! I'll look into it some more, and I am new to soldering...
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I use the O2 with both Mad Dog and HE-500. Never had trouble driving any of them, my ears hurt long before I can hit the top volume.
 

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I use the O2 with both Mad Dog and HE-500. Never had trouble driving any of them, my ears hurt long before I can hit the top volume.
 

this is good to know

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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

Is the Objective 2 amp not enough to properly amp the HD600 and Mad Dogs?

BobJS, what did you like better on the HD600?
I've powered a speaker with my O2, I'm pretty sure it's powerful enough to drive the Mad Dog and HD600.
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Okay, thanks! I'll look into it some more, and I am new to soldering...

Make sure you get some practice, then, before tackling expensive amp components. I ruined a CMoy build when I first started soldering, and got so frustrated that I just bought one from JDS Labs instead.

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The nice thing about the O2 is all the parts are very inexpensive. One suggestion I would make is soldering sockets for the gain resistor positions. It's handy to set proper gain.
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The nice thing about the O2 is all the parts are very inexpensive. 

 

You can say the same thing for many DIY projects if you select your parts carefully. You can also easily make the O2 more expensive. Just sayin...

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You can say the same thing for many DIY projects if you select your parts carefully. You can also easily make the O2 more expensive. Just sayin...

Oh yes definitely.  Was just commenting on the warning of practicing before tackling expensive amp components.  It's a good idea to practice a bit anyway, but it's not a difficult project in the least.

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Didn't the Sennheisers get an A+ rating and rank high on the big review thread on this forum? What amp were you guys using with the HD 600s? I am interested in the Mad Dogs and am wondering how would they compare with electronic/house/trance/EDM music to headphones under the $500 price range such as HD600/650, HE-400, DT880, and AKG K701/Q701.

I've been using the Audio-GD NFB12, which has gobs of power, with both cans. In my view, MDs are far better for electronic/house/trance/edm. The bass quantity and quality is leaps and bounds above HD600, especially so with Alpha Pads. It's just so textured, smooth, and deep without interfering with the lovely mids. The hd600's bass felt a little too airy and uninspiring, but it's an open can so...


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I've been using the Audio-GD NFB12, which has gobs of power, with both cans. In my view, MDs are far better for electronic/house/trance/edm. The bass quantity and quality is leaps and bounds above HD600, especially so with Alpha Pads. It's just so textured, smooth, and deep without interfering with the lovely mids. The hd600's bass felt a little too airy and uninspiring, but it's an open can so...

I agree with anoxy, the bass quality is much superior on the Mad Dogs vs the 600s

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cheers dan. Do you know which company deals with it on my side is it FedEx?

 

If you're in the US I received mine via USPS choosing the normal priority shipping option. Not sure where you're located of which option you chose during checkout. Ordered mine mid week, got mine 2 days after receiving confirmation that they shipped.

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Yes, I ship everything USPS.  So far, while I've had a couple packages take a couple of extra days, they have a 100% delivery rate.

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Royal Mail iirc

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