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I thought the HD 800 worked great through the Violectric HPA100. It's a good, clear, resolving amp but no real powerhouse by current standards (It's also versatile: I've used it happily for everything from IEMs through the HE-6). It might be a good option if you haven't got the budget for a tube amp that complements the HD 800 adequately.

Yeah I dont quite have balancing act sort of money to spend, and while I like tubes I am pretty sensitive to distortion and would want to keep the microdynamic prowess of the hd800. Apparently mjolnir is meant to be a good pairing, and that is very affordable, just sounded a bit forward and edgy when I tested a brand new unit with my he6. I could also ditch my dac and slowly shuffle away from the AudioGD gear as I dont trust their digital designs.
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Sorry, to clarify, by powerful I wasn't referring to something like a speaker amp (though there's nothing necessarily wrong with using a speaker amp). Personally I don't think the HE-6 even needs a speaker amp. Driving headphones to the right volume, even those like the K1000, is sort of a non-issue for me. What's more important is how well the amp "holds on" so to speak. Power is probably not the best word to use. Control isn't exactly good either, because it's implying the amp is dictating more of the sound than it should.

Trying to think of a better way of phrasing it...

I think I know what you mean, maybe the sort of effortless quality hifi reviewers refer to. I always imagined that was a function of the power supply, at least when driving the he6.
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Ha. I have one that says "I put the pro in procrastinate"

Well that would've been a better match for me then.
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This morning I had the most ridiculous homestyle pancakes with the circumference of a large plate at a small roadside diner. Some guy couldn't stop coughing... the entire time. Why do people that sick insist on going out and about? Here's hoping I avoid the flu.

 

Went to Best Buy on the way to work and saw a Sony Xperia. It wasn't charged up unfortunately, so I couldn't play with it. I know I said I didn't like the idea of using a smartphone for mobile listening, but I'm curious as to how it sounds since I really dig their Android Walkmen. Would give me an excuse to upgrade my HTC Incredible.

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This morning I had the most ridiculous homestyle pancakes with the circumference of a large plate at a small roadside diner. Some guy couldn't stop coughing... the entire time. Why do people that sick insist on going out and about? Here's hoping I avoid the flu.

 

Went to Best Buy on the way to work and saw a Sony Xperia. It wasn't charged up unfortunately, so I couldn't play with it. I know I said I didn't like the idea of using a smartphone for mobile listening, but I'm curious as to how it sounds since I really dig their Android Walkmen. Would give me an excuse to upgrade my HTC Incredible.

sounds like someone from the 70's/80's  rolleyes.gif

Hope you don't get sick! 

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That jolly feel after you watched QI 3 episodes straight.
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From the new album of Shugo Tokumaru "In Focus?" ( 2013)

 

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If there was any justice in the world, the Android Walkmen would have originally been a mysterious yet evil race of sentient bipedal robots from 1960s-era Doctor Who episodes.
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sounds like someone from the 70's/80's  rolleyes.gif

Hope you don't get sick! 

I had a Walkman CD player for a few years that I used with CD-Rs of video game and anniemay music I got off Xanga.

I used it with dollar store headphones I liked because they never broke.
Edited by driver 8 - 1/23/13 at 11:34am
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From the new album of Shugo Tokumaru "In Focus?" ( 2013)



That..... is beautiful.
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The new Toro y Moi album Anything In Return arrived the other day. I'm liking it so far. Also got the new Yo La Tengo and Pantha du Prince coming in the next few days.

 

Then next week it's the new Tegan & Sara. Yeeeeeah.

 

Other releases I'm looking forward to this year: more Bvdub stuff, the new Low album, the Earl Sweatshirt album (...maybe?), the new Gorguts (....maybe...?).

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Mutabor, that was pretty cool!

 

Just to add: does anyone here read Bomb Queen comics? Just curious.


Edited by 333jeffery - 1/23/13 at 12:15pm
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I quite like that Yo La Tengo album. I haven't heard any of their earlier stuff, though.
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From the new album of Shugo Tokumaru "In Focus?" ( 2013)

 

Good music and video!

 

The video reminded me of Oskar Fischinger's abstract compositions:

 

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I quite like that Yo La Tengo album. I haven't heard any of their earlier stuff, though.

 

Yo La Tengo is responsible for more than a couple of my favorite songs...

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Sorry, to clarify, by powerful I wasn't referring to something like a speaker amp (though there's nothing necessarily wrong with using a speaker amp). Personally I don't think the HE-6 even needs a speaker amp. Driving headphones to the right volume, even those like the K1000, is sort of a non-issue for me. What's more important is how well the amp "holds on" so to speak. Power is probably not the best word to use. Control isn't exactly good either, because it's implying the amp is dictating more of the sound than it should.

 

Trying to think of a better way of phrasing it...


Driving them with a good amount of power and control :). Having balance.

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