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A hair bright.

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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

A hair bright.

I hope it's not as bright as the Sony PHA-1A which I'm returning because of the harsh treble. Here's hoping good luck with the M8.
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Originally Posted by FiJAAS View Post

I hope it's not as bright as the Sony PHA-1A which I'm returning because of the harsh treble. Here's hoping good luck with the M8.

Should be.  Although I did return my PHA-1, it's for a different reason.  Nothing from the M8 seems harsh to me.

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In my opinion, this is neither a bright or warm sounding amp. It is neutral and analytic. I use it with a pair of EarSonics Velvet, that can be warm sounding when connected to an iPhone. When connected to the Centrance, the Velvet loses its warmness, the sound is tight and incredibly extended to low and high frequencies. No sibilance. A marriage made in heaven :atsmile:

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Would the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250 Ohms be a good match with the M8
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The 250 Ohms impedance is not a problem for the Centrance and you should enjoy your music with plenty of power and slam. Sound caracteristics are neutral for both device, so this is what you should expect.

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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post
 

A hair bright.

 

Funny, I was going to say a hair dark/warm...

 

...maybe my ears have aged more then yours.

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Well it's all relative.  However, I can tell you that I always use 2ohms impedance with no bass or treble boost.

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"I have a question, is this a warm or bright sounding dac and amp?"

Response:

I find it a little brighter than my Meridian Explorer, but overall neutral. I use it as both a portable and as the front-end DAC to my stereo.

I love my M8 with my Audeze LCD-2F, which are a little dark. Did not like the HD800's though.

See Tyll's review:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/trusted-traveling-companion-centrance-hifi-m8-portable-headphone-ampdac
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Originally Posted by peterinvan View Post

"I have a question, is this a warm or bright sounding dac and amp?"

Response:

I find it a little brighter than my Meridian Explorer, but overall neutral. I use it as both a portable and as the front-end DAC to my stereo.

I love my M8 with my Audeze LCD-2F, which are a little dark. Did not like the HD800's though.

See Tyll's review:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/trusted-traveling-companion-centrance-hifi-m8-portable-headphone-ampdac

Thanks
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Been using the Hifi m8 with my pair of Sennheiser 650's and absolutely LOVE them. I love this dac/amp for its versatility. Able to plug in almost any stock headphone and have it sound good. Able to do fine tuning on treble, bass and ohms to make it sound perfect.  

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Sometimes you forget what you have.

 

I have been using my M8 as a DAC/Amp  out of my Exemplar modded Oppo (as a transport) to critically listen to the HE-1000's.

Then I went to the analog out of the Oppo and used it thru multiple other amps. The M8 is slightly underpowered to run the 1000's, but oh my.

The M8 sounds levels above my other house apps in the $600 range. Not sure if it's just the DAC over the Oppo or the amplification, but the 

difference is significant.

This unit is not to be underesti-M8-ed. (I just made that up…seriously :smile:). 

 

CEntrance, for a mere free product, you can use my newly coined phrase :p

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