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I've said it before, and I'll say it again in regards to the bass. I think a tiny bit of EQ to bump up the small 40-80Hz notch does a great job at rounding out the sound (see Dan's measurements on his site).
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again in regards to the bass. I think a tiny bit of EQ to bump up the small 40-80Hz notch does a great job at rounding out the sound (see Dan's measurements on his site).
 

 

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For EQ, that's the exact spot for max linearity/smoothness. 

post #4833 of 6388
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Hmm, I am thinking of an upgrade and I've been looking at these all day long.

 

First AMP question, I got one of these http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=o2full, anybody got experience with the O2 AMP + MD? 

 

Are they a "good" upgrade going from my ATH-M50's? 

 

Would love some input, thanks!

Any input on this? :)

post #4834 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Hardan View Post

Hmm, I am thinking of an upgrade and I've been looking at these all day long.

 

First AMP question, I got one of these http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=o2full, anybody got experience with the O2 AMP + MD? 

 

Are they a "good" upgrade going from my ATH-M50's? 

 

Would love some input, thanks!

Any input on this? :)

I used the O2/ODAC with the Mad Dogs, I really liked it. A lot.

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Any input on this? smily_headphones1.gif

I run my Mad Dogs on an O2 I built. It sounds pretty good to me and I get plenty of volume if that's what you're worried about. I use 3x gain setting
post #4836 of 6388

In response to Preproman's earlier enquiry, YES.  We'll be demonstrating balanced phones on a Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir stack at the New York Audio Show next weekend, and also at the meet the following weekend.   

 

The phones will be on the site tomorrow, terribly photographed by yours truly.  We'll have a pre-order special on the phone + cable for $349, after which there will be a price hike, as the cable costs a lot and we have to modify the phones more extensively.  Final price is TBD.  

 

We're still finishing up the cable details, and expect to ship in May.  Guests at the NYC events can sample a few different cables we're testing and provide feedback.  

post #4837 of 6388

Does going balanced really do anything?

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P.S. I am running on very little sleep, so if I seem kind of cranky or blunt today I apologize in advance!  We were working VERY late last night...

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Any input on this? :)

The O2 has been used extensively by many people with their MDs, no problem.

 

Also, and I don't throw this term around much, it'll be a night and day difference between your M50 and the MD.

post #4840 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Hardan View Post

 

First AMP question, I got one of these http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=o2full, anybody got experience with the O2 AMP + MD? 

 

Are they a "good" upgrade going from my ATH-M50's? 

 

I use a JDS Labs O2 with the 6.5x gain removed.  I use the gain setting of 1x and 2.5x depending on the volume level of the source and my mood. L3000.gif

 

Logitech Squeezebox Touch > (using optical connection) Audioengine D1 DAC > O2 amp 

 

Really sounds nice with plenty of headroom for listening at up to ear-splitting volumes.  The Mad Dogs with Alpha pads have replaced my ATH-M50's with this same setup.  This was a noticeable improvement to me, in almost every way. (comfort, sound quality, isolation)

 

The only thing that would make this setup a perfect office solution for me would be to have the ability to EQ everything the Squeezebox plays.   This is not possible on the Squeezebox with MOG or Spotify music services.  I can only EQ my own music streamed over my own media server.  When I EQ, I generally pull the upper-bass through upper-mids (200Hz ~6000Hz) down to a gradual sloping dip of -6dB in the center of this range, leaving the lower-bass and treble slightly louder when compared to the middle frequencies.

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In response to Preproman's earlier enquiry, YES.  We'll be demonstrating balanced phones on a Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir stack at the New York Audio Show next weekend, and also at the meet the following weekend.   

 

The phones will be on the site tomorrow, terribly photographed by yours truly.  We'll have a pre-order special on the phone + cable for $349, after which there will be a price hike, as the cable costs a lot and we have to modify the phones more extensively.  Final price is TBD.  

 

We're still finishing up the cable details, and expect to ship in May.  Guests at the NYC events can sample a few different cables we're testing and provide feedback.  

 

Very nice!! Looking forward to some impressions of the new product. 

 

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post #4842 of 6388
Well, I've heard the stock t50rp used with my S3, UD100 & Meier Quickstep and the bass had decent impact. Will the MD's have the same impact or less?
post #4843 of 6388

IIRC...the stock t50 is quite bass light. The MD will have more impact and  texture by a good bit than stock. 

post #4844 of 6388
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IIRC...the stock t50 is quite bass light. The MD will have more impact and  texture by a good bit than stock. 

That's good to hear. I definitely think the Quickstep increases bass impact.
post #4845 of 6388
Thanks for all the response guys!
 
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

In response to Preproman's earlier enquiry, YES.  We'll be demonstrating balanced phones on a Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir stack at the New York Audio Show next weekend, and also at the meet the following weekend.   

 

The phones will be on the site tomorrow, terribly photographed by yours truly.  We'll have a pre-order special on the phone + cable for $349, after which there will be a price hike, as the cable costs a lot and we have to modify the phones more extensively.  Final price is TBD.  

 

We're still finishing up the cable details, and expect to ship in May.  Guests at the NYC events can sample a few different cables we're testing and provide feedback.  

 

 

Are these new phones something I should wait for? :)

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