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post #196 of 292

So this is now on my radar as an all in one solution to be "done" for a while since I am basically down to just the HD800 for serious listening.  Can anyone describe why it fits the HD800 so well?  Mostly interested from a sound signature standpoint.  My Anaxilus modded (Innerfidelity version) HD800s sound quite good out of my HDP (even without my Sigma 11).   Some have said this wouldn't be an optimal paring due to the brightness of the HDP.  If I can get just a bit more warmth or bass out of the DAC-100, then any other bonuses in the detail, soundstage, etc. is just icing.

post #197 of 292

I can only offer my thoughts on the pairing with an HD600, but I found the DAC-100 to indeed be slightly warmer than the HDP. The HDP has a bit more "bite" to it, and has more gain and a lower noise floor. The DAC-100 resolves better but feels a bit more laid back. This is all from memory though, as I no longer have a Sennheiser on hand.

post #198 of 292

The Single-ended class-A design is a constant current source regardless of the impedance and HD-800 has a strange impedance peak that caused many amp to stress (or distress), however, with a constant current, I believe thats how the HD-800 is tamed.

post #199 of 292

I recently tried the HD800 on the DAC-100 and HAP-100. While the HD800 wasn't quite my cup of tea, I thought it sounded very good. I actually preferred the stock output module over the one with lower impedance.

post #200 of 292
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I recently tried the HD800 on the DAC-100 and HAP-100. While the HD800 wasn't quite my cup of tea, I thought it sounded very good. I actually preferred the stock output module over the one with lower impedance.

How was it with and without the HAP-100?

post #201 of 292

Sonically, I find the amp section in the HAP-100 very similar to the DAC-100. The HAP has more gain obviously. The DAC has more... sweetness? I didn't notice any glaring noise issues with the pairing either.

 

The HD800 felt a little harsher coming off the HAP, and I didn't really use the extra gain. I pretty much had it at unity gain coming from the DAC.

post #202 of 292

I sure wish they'd update the driver. I'm tired of getting the Windows BSOD randomly. 

post #203 of 292
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I sure wish they'd update the driver. I'm tired of getting the Windows BSOD randomly. 

Me too. IT happened to me today and sunday :/

 

In other news I have been liking the pairing a little more and more. I think it's the 800s slowly changing.

post #204 of 292

You guys are on Windows 8?

post #205 of 292
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

You guys are on Windows 8?

Windoze 7 64bit pro

post #206 of 292
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. Random blue screen while playing but its especially bad with 88.2Khz files. 88.2Khz will often play with bad static and then the BSOD. Ive been talking to Nuforce on Facebook and they say they've got a new beta driver in testing but their RD team was in china or something.
post #207 of 292

GAH!!!! even re-installed Windows 7 and it still does it. 

post #208 of 292
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

GAH!!!! even re-installed Windows 7 and it still does it. 

 

Its the driver!

 

atleast you have a fresh install now ;)

post #209 of 292

I received my moon audio blue dragon v3 headphone cord yesterday and I am happy to say I am getting noticeably more bass and a little less highs :) but the sound stage seems a tad smaller... I'll get used to that though

post #210 of 292
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GAH!!!! even re-installed Windows 7 and it still does it. 

 

Dang, that's too bad. Very odd that some of us have no issues and some have very bad issues. 

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