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post #241 of 343

mytek improves alot after burn-in too. was slightly digital and had an edge to it that took a couple weeks to get rid of. but it was perfect after that.

post #242 of 343
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

mytek improves alot after burn-in too. was slightly digital and had an edge to it that took a couple weeks to get rid of. but it was perfect after that.

 

Right!  Mine is already almost 1 year now, bought last year January, fully burnt-in.

The Line Output is very good, best to bypass the volume control, in pure DAC mode.

But still the headphone output is less to be desired compared with Yulong DA8 headphone output.

post #243 of 343
Thanks for the review. Again, the mod does make a big difference with low impedance IEMs, but I know your review didn't focus on the headphone outputs.

Your descriptions sound a lot like how the Lavry DA11's output is to the Mytek, the Lavry sounding warmer and more forgiving (headphone output only).

I'm not the average user; I use these devices for recording/mixing/mastering, etc., and that's where the Mytek shines. I want to know the truth so that the recordings are closer to the real world.
Edited by StudioTan - 1/4/14 at 9:08am
post #244 of 343
I can say this. . The headphone lacks real dynamics. For starters . Its loud but not detailed like a good amp . However plenty of audio engineers use it just like that. So in the end for you it might not matter that much. What part of the process do you do? If i may ask ?

Al dd
post #245 of 343

Thx for the review. I received my V200 a couple of days ago. First impression was that it was kinda bright in combination with the Mytek and my Fostex TH900 phones, brighter than the TH900's straight from the Mytek amp, which I think is kinda weird since the V200 should be much warmer than the amp section of the Mytek. I guess the V200 needs some burn in time. I wonder how the combo will sound next month.

post #246 of 343
As i am not a fan of burn. It could be that . Also i am a big fan of letter the devices warm up a bit before making judgements on sound comparisons.

Al. D
post #247 of 343
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post

For Pro Audio, I think Mytek is a better option considering the wealth features it has that might be very useful for Pro Audio application.

But for home one box DAC + Headphone Amp solution, Yulong DA8 is the best.

Thank you very much. I'm using the Mytek with firewire cable and I think the FW input, on the 192 DSD, is better than USB2

post #248 of 343
Yes it is unless you have one of those 500 USB PCI express cards in you CPU. Even mytek support will tell it does sound better with FW .
post #249 of 343
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post
 

 

Right!  Mine is already almost 1 year now, bought last year January, fully burnt-in.

The Line Output is very good, best to bypass the volume control, in pure DAC mode.

But still the headphone output is less to be desired compared with Yulong DA8 headphone output.

 

oh i was only talking about the dac's out. 

 

the headphone output unfortunately doesn't really improve over time. it has good power and sounds quite good for a stand alone, but its also nothing amazing as it has a lifeless sound at times and the bass is lean.

 

i don't worry too much about the headphone out since i don't use it except for the th-900 where it doesn't sound as bad.

post #250 of 343
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I can say this. . The headphone lacks real dynamics. For starters . Its loud but not detailed like a good amp . However plenty of audio engineers use it just like that. So in the end for you it might not matter that much. What part of the process do you do? If i may ask ?

Al dd
Right now I use it to select and position mics while the musicians play the instruments, as well as post editing routines. I haven't been mixing lately but when that happens I'll look into a better amp. Of course, I use nearfields as well.

Also, I prefer the Headtap and my Adcom GFA 535 to any headphone amp I've heard so far when using the DT880 and HD650. Don't use it for IEMs though.
post #251 of 343
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Originally Posted by StudioTan View Post

Thanks for the review. Again, the mod does make a big difference with low impedance IEMs, but I know your review didn't focus on the headphone outputs.

Your descriptions sound a lot like how the Lavry DA11's output is to the Mytek, the Lavry sounding warmer and more forgiving (headphone output only).

I'm not the average user; I use these devices for recording/mixing/mastering, etc., and that's where the Mytek shines. I want to know the truth so that the recordings are closer to the real world.

 

I haven't tried Lavry DA11, but Yulong is not very forgiving, just want to clarify my review.  Yulong still reveal recording quality very2 well, bad recording still sounds bad, but compared with Mytek, Yulong is relatively more forgiving.  Maybe due to smoother and a tad warmer sound signature.

 

Yulong and Mytek to me is not night and day different, at least during my test with HPA V200.  They have similar natural tonal balance, maybe due to the same Sabre DAC chip company.  The difference is Yulong is a tad smoother, warmer, and better fuller bass, Mytek is leaner on bass, and slightly more analytical.

 

I do a little bit of recording as well, if I have to choose which DAC to choose for mixing / mastering my recording on nearfield or with headphone amp, Mytek would be my choice due to the rather analytical sound.

But for music listening, I enjoy Yulong DA8 better.  And the headphone output of Yulong is so good, that I don't need my Violectric HPA V200 anymore when using Yulong DA8.

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i don't worry too much about the headphone out since i don't use it except for the th-900 where it doesn't sound as bad.

 

 

The Mytek headphone output is not bad, it is just lacking of midrange and bass body, and need slightly stronger dynamic.  Using dark sounding headphones, it is actually sounds pretty good.

post #252 of 343

Hi guys, I have a Mytek on the 30 day trial at the moment.  I left it burning in for a week and have now moved it down to my main rig.  Firewire works fine from a TI based PCI card, but the USB2 input doesn't work when fed by my SoTM PCI-E card, which is what I'd want to be using.  The USB1 input does work from that card, and the USB2 input works from the motherboard USB slots (both USB 2 and USB 3 outputs), so I guess it's a driver compatibility issue.  The PC (Mytek software) doesn't believe any devices are attached when using the SoTM into USB2.  Has anyone managed to get them working together?  I'm using Win 8.1 Pro so there are no special drivers installed except for the Mytek.


Edited by Stormfriend - 1/7/14 at 2:52am
post #253 of 343
I would eamil sotom. Directly. Hopefully they have a setting or software to send you. If that fails then try mytek. In the meantime google the card you have and see what pops up too.
post #254 of 343

It's worth a try.  Does anyone know what the best email address for SoTM is?

post #255 of 343
THERE is guy named jesus he is involved with them some how jesus r . if you cannot find it here go to ps audio or computor sudio file websites . he is there often also put up post there
computoraudiophile is the best one to get help for you.

ald .
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