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HD600's used with Galaxy Nexus?rocoo-p?

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I have a Galaxy Nexus smart phone, I understand that this phone has a TI DAC, which in the audiophile community is regarded as pretty good. I am using power amp and I mainly listen to Radiohead. I'm a huge fan and have every single song by these guys, and I read that the HD-600 were the best headphones for Radiohead overall. My first question is How would these headphones sound unamped, plugged directly into my GNex? My second question is would purchasing the Rocoo- P be a wise investment as an alternative DAP? How much better would the SQ be in contrast to my GNex?

Thanks

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Cmon now head-fiers
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well the HD600 has a false reputation of being difficult to drive, actually the load it presents if pretty benign, but while they dont need super low output impedance, they dont need high current and they dont need a huge voltage swing; they do need a minimum voltage to do their thing. While you'll get sound out of your Galaxy, its very unlikely to have this minimum (about 6-7v peak) neither is the rococo likely to have this spare.

 

I can confirm however that they do an excellent job of Radiohead L3000.gif

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Radioheads recordings are generally pretty poor, compressed and distorted - no point using HD600s, I'd look at HD25s

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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Radioheads recordings are generally pretty poor, compressed and distorted - no point using HD600s, I'd look at HD25s
That's what I hear as well on some of their stuff like KidA, Amnesiac, in rainbows. But in OK computer, hail to the thief, TKOL and the bends the sound quality of the recordings seem pretty top notch?
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post

well the HD600 has a false reputation of being difficult to drive, actually the load it presents if pretty benign, but while they dont need super low output impedance, they dont need high current and they dont need a huge voltage swing; they do need a minimum voltage to do their thing. While you'll get sound out of your Galaxy, its very unlikely to have this minimum (about 6-7v peak) neither is the rococo likely to have this spare.

I can confirm however that they do an excellent job of Radiohead L3000.gif
Oh alright that makes sense thanks qusp!
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