EDIT: Should add that I tested with the analog inputs and the built-in DAC on the Deckard. Sounds great in both scenarios.
Edited by elvamir - 8/2/15 at 7:48pm
Bifrost uber > Wa7> Th900 = . So good.
I just upgraded to the Wa7 last week and have had the th900s for about 5 hours. I wasn't going to upgrade headphones, but I really disliked the WA7 with my LCD2s. Mids waay to froward.
Can anyone else comment on this? The Audeze Deckard looks promising. I wonder how it sounds compared to the Fostex HP-A8 C.
I bought the Audeze Deckard after hearing it at the London Can Jam. Sounds terrific on TH-600's and Alpha Dogs, which are a Fostex mod, but I don't have TH-900's. Plenty of power to spare and very clean.
I purchased the Fostex HP-A8C for the TH-900...
Do you guys recommend changing any of the settings for the pairing? Like amp gain? I don't know why, but I feel like the amp seems really weak for the TH-900.
EDIT: For those reading. I've since changed my opinion... I definitely think the amp is perfect for the TH900, but definitely isn't powerful enough for other power-hungry headphones. For example, I tried the LCD 2.2's on it, and it sounded "okay". The LCD 2.2's sounded dramatically a lot better on a Schiit Lyr 2/ Bifrost combo..
Thanks. I've since changed my opinion on the amp. I've left everything on default. No amp gain, no up sampling, etc. And I think it sounds amazing! What a beautiful pairing.
outside of eq, and in my limited testing thats what the a8 does. It does not forget the bass by a long shot, if anything it has some nice extension. Its not an end game amp by a long shot but its cheap now and does a fine job