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post #751 of 3188
I'd personally reach for the 11.32 for the Sabre dac chip. If I ever needed another fullsized dac/amp, the 11.32 would be it. Easily.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/15/13 at 4:54pm
post #752 of 3188
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I'm using the Schiit Magni/Modi right now with good results.  The combo sells for about $220 shipped.

 

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Audio-GD NFB 11.32 or NFB 15.32. Seriously. Lots of power and bang for buck. They just dont have analog inputs, so no using another DAC.

 

Thanks for the recommendations guys. I'm looking into the NFB 11.32 right now. I'm still open to more suggestions.

post #753 of 3188

What is the purpose of the TCXO upgrades and are they really needed on the NFB 11.32?
 

post #754 of 3188
I believe its for lower jitter. Not exactly sure. I heard its worth it. Considering the Compass 2 is an amp I don't wanna replace, I went and bought all the upgrades. Better to get get the best possible amp for my money.
post #755 of 3188

Got my Annies today number 775. Did AKG just do a nasty job packaging them? I remember my Q's being much cleaner and nicer presentation altogether. Had a hell of a time getting them back together to return them. These I could just throw the plastic bag around them and toss them in the box, at least that is how mine came. The plastic seal wrap was still on it so. /shrug.

 

I was going to do a comparison to the DT990pros but honestly I don't know if it is worth it. They are both highly different to me on my setup. I just need to get to warmer sound of the K702 because the DT990 are so bright and bass heavy. Didn't realize how much mid bass bump they had til I started listen to music on the Annies. Stuff like Netsky, Pendulum, and Tyler the Creator sound just fine on the AKGs. Also FINALLY a headphone I can listen to Portishead on and have the low end, mids and highs coexist. My HD598s were awesome but didn't have the low end depth these are capable of. I couldn't listen to them on my Beyers due to the sibilance in Geoff Barrows complex mixing. Anyone who is a fan will understand what I am saying.


Edited by Hailin - 1/15/13 at 11:36pm
post #756 of 3188
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Got my Annies today number 775. Did AKG just do a nasty job packaging them? I remember my Q's being much cleaner and nicer presentation altogether. Had a hell of a time getting them back together to return them. These I could just have the plastic bag thrown around them and tossed in the box at least that is how mine came. The plastic seal wrap was still on it so. /shrug.

 

I thought the k702/65s had a fancy retro looking box with fold out flaps and stuff?

post #757 of 3188
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I thought the k702/65s had a fancy retro looking box with fold out flaps and stuff?

I will have to watch Hifiguys unboxing to make certain I didn't get a repackage. 

 

Mine is a pure black box with the retro sleeve slid over. It was a pain in the ass to get back on too.\

 

Edit: Yup mine is identical to his. That is one area I am disappointed in. You would think for a super limited edition AKG would want to make it look great in the box. I know in the long run the sound/comfort is all that matters. And it does have that.


Edited by Hailin - 1/15/13 at 11:44pm
post #758 of 3188
So, like... are they good? Lol. I couldnt tell if you liked them a lot or not. biggrin.gif
post #759 of 3188

So, you want an alu or exotic leather box and the price tag of USD 1200? Have you seen Qualia box? Its not nasty, but far from exotic. I am not even talking about how fragile they are, Sony I mean, so, for USD 499 they are not bad, imo.

 

edit: dont get me wrong, I agree AKG should offer more with Anniversary edition, such as extra pads, soft bag and maybe invitation card for an factory tour:-)

 

THX

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

I will have to watch Hifiguys unboxing to make certain I didn't get a repackage. 

 

Mine is a pure black box with the retro sleeve slid over. It was a pain in the ass to get back on too.\

 

Edit: Yup mine is identical to his. That is one area I am disappointed in. You would think for a super limited edition AKG would want to make it look great in the box. I know in the long run the sound/comfort is all that matters. And it does have that.


Edited by Blackmore - 1/16/13 at 1:16am
post #760 of 3188
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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

would think for a super limited edition AKG would want to make it look great in the box.

 

Same thing with DT770 pro anniversaries. Only cardboard box with nothing special. Maybe this is the trend nowadays who knows :) I was also disappointed with the package, but all that was gone after I got to listen the actual headphones.

post #761 of 3188
I dunno, I could care less about package as long as the headphone is well protected (the HE400 has a horrible package).
post #762 of 3188

Hi, I'm very interested in getting these cans for gaming but I have a couple of questions:

 

- I currently have a Asus Xonar Phoebus soundcard which has a built-in headphone amp, will it be enough to drive these? 

 

- You guys know where I can get these at a decent price in Europe? The lowest I've seen was 455€ from a swedish shop mentioned here, the ones in the US are going for much less.

 

Thanks in advance

post #763 of 3188
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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

I will have to watch Hifiguys unboxing to make certain I didn't get a repackage. 

 

Mine is a pure black box with the retro sleeve slid over. It was a pain in the ass to get back on too.\

 

Edit: Yup mine is identical to his. That is one area I am disappointed in. You would think for a super limited edition AKG would want to make it look great in the box. I know in the long run the sound/comfort is all that matters. And it does have that.

 

Yes, super frustrating!  I'm keeping these in the box when not in use while I wait for a headphone bag to arrive.  I went through the process of putting the slip cover back on only once; after that I decided I was done with it.

post #764 of 3188
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I'm keeping these in the box when not in use

 

Sieveking Sound Omega... very nice stand + carry bag. I got mine for 75 euros. Another optio would be Sennheiser HH10 desk stand.

post #765 of 3188

I wish it came with a box or stand too.  The Omega is nice but adds to the cost of the headphones.

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