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post #226 of 451
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I want a bright amp with a good sound stage. Recs?

 

Have you checked these out?

 

C&C BH

Leckerton UHA-6S Mk.II (some claim it's even more detailed than O2, and I'd believe them now that I own one)

post #227 of 451
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We're talking about the C5 amp... the C5 headphones are a lot bassier than the C4s according to their website, so they shouldn't be as clear sounding...

ewww, ugh that's not what I wanted to hear q.q

post #228 of 451
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

Have you checked these out?

C&C BH
Leckerton UHA-6S Mk.II (some claim it's even more detailed than O2, and I'd believe them now that I own one)
not yet, what's the uha-6s thread...
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post #231 of 451
ClieOS,
just want to check something with you, as I haven't heard the E11 (though I don't know if you still have one). I know the ratings might be affected by price-range value, but do you feel the Mont Blanc has less transparency and soundstage than the E11?
post #232 of 451
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

ClieOS,
just want to check something with you, as I haven't heard the E11 (though I don't know if you still have one). I know the ratings might be affected by price-range value, but do you feel the Mont Blanc has less transparency and soundstage than the E11?

 

I don't have an E11 any more so take it with a grain of salt, but from what I remember, yes, the overall soundstage / depth feel smaller on E12.

post #233 of 451
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

I don't have an E11 any more so take it with a grain of salt, but from what I remember, yes, the overall soundstage / depth feel smaller on E12.
Very interesting. You did rate these aspects pretty highly with the E11 compared to your reference.
post #234 of 451
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Very interesting. You did rate these aspects pretty highly with the E11 compared to your reference.

 

Yes. the main difference is the E11 doesn't have the kind of openness / blackness into the background (like O2); but with E12, I can really feel the sides are compressed inward. The crossfeed actual help to reduce some of that feeling, but it is not a full fix.


Edited by ClieOS - 3/18/13 at 3:50am
post #235 of 451
I'll try enabling the Crossfeed again, thanks. I used it for a while, but for my review I tried switching back to the "baseline" all-extras-off settings. And as you know, the Q701s I use can be wider than deep sometimes, so that may compensate a bit... of course, I overall prefer my desktop tube amp I got back in December.
post #236 of 451

Hey, Clieos. I know amps don't change headphones but I'm looking to tighten bass and highlight mids just a smidgeon w/ my DT770 32ohm. Any recommendation? 

post #237 of 451
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Hey, Clieos. I know amps don't change headphones but I'm looking to tighten bass and highlight mids just a smidgeon w/ my DT770 32ohm. Any recommendation? 

 

Wish I can recommend any but without listening to DT770 32ohm myself, what I can say will be mostly guesswork. Find the right synergy between amp and headphone can only be done reliably with a trial and error approach.

post #238 of 451
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

Wish I can recommend any but without listening to DT770 32ohm myself, what I can say will be mostly guesswork. Find the right synergy between amp and headphone can only be done reliably with a trial and error approach.


I thought you might say that! :) But if I didn't mention the name of the headphone and just said, transparent amp with forward mids and tight, impactful bass, what would you recommend?

post #239 of 451
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... transparent amp with forward mids and tight, impactful bass, what would you recommend?

 

Transparent means it shouldn't have a forwarded mid, but more likely a forwarded presentation. Tight and impactful bass is a sign of good control and power. In such case, I would think E12 should fit the bill. Do note that, with a more forwarded presentation, overall soundstage will suffer. You can't have something upfront and specious at the same time.

post #240 of 451

Which sounds better? FiiO12 or iBasso D-Zero?

I'm currently using ue 700 and planning to get grado sr80i in a year or too,

I'm thinking of an amp too, but after looking through all the review, I have narrowed down to 12 and d-zero

what is the difference in the sound characteristic? which one suit the ue 700 and grado better


Edited by lootr5858 - 3/28/13 at 7:23pm
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