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post #1066 of 1834
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Ive had my Conductor for around six months now  and i have no problems with it only annoyance was the clicks you ear with the stepped attenuator but that goes away with contact cleaner . i always open the Conductor first then the player i ear 2 clicks from the amp and im good to go .

That is the way to do it. Turn the Conductor on, connect USB cable to laptop, then turn the laptop on. It used to drive me nuts at first but if you do it in that order it connects straight away without any problems.

Does anyone use HE-500 with their Conductor? I've been offered a pair dirt cheap.
post #1067 of 1834
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


That is the way to do it. Turn the Conductor on, connect USB cable to laptop, then turn the laptop on. It used to drive me nuts at first but if you do it in that order it connects straight away without any problems.

Does anyone use HE-500 with their Conductor? I've been offered a pair dirt cheap.

 

I see you own T1s.  I just love the HE-500 ... it's one of my favorite cans out of the Conductor.  Unless I listen right after a session with the T1s.  I'd still recommend grabbing them, they're excellent for listening to less than perfectly recorded music.

post #1068 of 1834
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I see you own T1s.  I just love the HE-500 ... it's one of my favorite cans out of the Conductor.  Unless I listen right after a session with the T1s.  I'd still recommend grabbing them, they're excellent for listening to less than perfectly recorded music.

You liked the T1 with the Conductor? I sold mine because I couldn't find a WA2 at a reasonable price. I never felt that they matched well with any of the amps I owned so I got rid of them a couple of weeks ago.

Good to hear that HE-500 sounds nice with Conductor though. How do you find the comfort?
post #1069 of 1834
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


You liked the T1 with the Conductor? I sold mine because I couldn't find a WA2 at a reasonable price. I never felt that they matched well with any of the amps I owned so I got rid of them a couple of weeks ago.

Good to hear that HE-500 sounds nice with Conductor though. How do you find the comfort?

 

They're very comfortable for me, though my wife winces and screams whenever I used to (I've given up) try to get her to listen.  I guess it varies, depending on the shape of your head.  I would call mine average, for the record.

 

Oh, and I hated my Conductor out of the box, I was very surprised how it went from worst to best after burn-in.  You DO have enough hours on yours, right?

post #1070 of 1834
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post
 

 

They're very comfortable for me, though my wife winces and screams whenever I used to (I've given up) try to get her to listen.  I guess it varies, depending on the shape of your head.  I would call mine average, for the record.

 

Oh, and I hated my Conductor out of the box, I was very surprised how it went from worst to best after burn-in.  You DO have enough hours on yours, right?

 

+1 on the break in period. Conductor really benefits a lot from the burn in period. But I think Tony has it already burned in. 

 

Also, I observed is that you have to let it warm up before listening.

 

And one other thing. After long periods of non use it needs a few hours shine again.


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 10/7/13 at 5:16am
post #1071 of 1834
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


You liked the T1 with the Conductor? I sold mine because I couldn't find a WA2 at a reasonable price. I never felt that they matched well with any of the amps I owned so I got rid of them a couple of weeks ago.

Good to hear that HE-500 sounds nice with Conductor though. How do you find the comfort?

 

I personally think less of the T1s than for example the HD650s or HD600s. But that's me. No matter of which amplifier. I have also tried warmer amps with it. Besides a couple of genres I just couldn't live with them. Again, there's apparently considerable sample variance with the T1s.

post #1072 of 1834
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I personally think less of the T1s than for example the HD650s or HD600s. But that's me. No matter of which amplifier. I have also tried warmer amps with it. Besides a couple of genres I just couldn't live with them. Again, there's apparently considerable sample variance with the T1s.

I tried them with the Violectric V200 and, although it was a better match than my previous Graham Slee amp, they never really did it for me. I'd still like to hear them with tubes though. The day I sold them I received a message from a European Head-Fier offering me his WA2. Typical!

I'm swapping headphones and amps now on an almost monthly basis in a bid to find something close to perfect. Maybe I should just get a STAX system and call it a day.
post #1073 of 1834
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


I tried them with the Violectric V200 and, although it was a better match than my previous Graham Slee amp, they never really did it for me. I'd still like to hear them with tubes though. The day I sold them I received a message from a European Head-Fier offering me his WA2. Typical!

I'm swapping headphones and amps now on an almost monthly basis in a bid to find something close to perfect. Maybe I should just get a STAX system and call it a day.

 

Not sure where you in the monthly cycle, but it may be worthwhile holding off until after next week's CanJam. Two new Audeze and other new HPs. Oh and new amps. :)

post #1074 of 1834
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post

+1 on the break in period. Conductor really benefits a lot from the burn in period. But I think Tony has it already burned in. 

Also, I observed is that you have to let it warm up before listening.

And one other thing. After long periods of non use it needs a few hours shine again.

I just leave it turned on. I think the Conductor is a brilliant and versatile unit that will be competent with most headphones and spectacular with a few. It's perhaps a little OTT for the Fostex line -- they don't need that much power -- but I thought the TH-600 and Conductor had a better synergy than the Conductor and the LCD-2 for which I originally bought it.

Anyway, I'm currently without any headphones. What should I buy?
post #1075 of 1834
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Originally Posted by negura View Post

Not sure where you in the monthly cycle, but it may be worthwhile holding off until after next week's CanJam. Two new Audeze and other new HPs. Oh and new amps. smily_headphones1.gif

That's probably a good idea :-)
post #1076 of 1834
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I just leave it turned on. I think the Conductor is a brilliant and versatile unit that will be competent with most headphones and spectacular with a few. It's perhaps a little OTT for the Fostex line -- they don't need that much power -- but I thought the TH-600 and Conductor had a better synergy than the Conductor and the LCD-2 for which I originally bought it.

Anyway, I'm currently without any headphones. What should I buy?

 

You don't like Diana Krall so no headphones is as good as any headphones

:deadhorse: 

post #1077 of 1834
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You don't like Diana Krall so no headphones is as good as any headphones
deadhorse.gif  

I would rather listen to an audiophile grade recording of this:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWKrqlO9YI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9aWKrqlO9YI
post #1078 of 1834

With no headphones you could as well listen to that :evil:

post #1079 of 1834

Has anyone out there auditioned HD800 with both the Conductor and Sennheiser HDVD 800 amp?  The HDVD is supposed to be a perfect/very good match with HD800.  I'm just wondering which way to go when I finally decide to purchase.  Both are in the same relative pricing range.  I realize people here are usually resident in one camp or another and don't usually jump over to the other amp thread, but someone out there must have some experience with both of them with Senn cans.  Any input would be welcomed by all I'm sure.

post #1080 of 1834
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Originally Posted by King of Pangaea View Post
 

Has anyone out there auditioned HD800 with both the Conductor and Sennheiser HDVD 800 amp?  The HDVD is supposed to be a perfect/very good match with HD800.  I'm just wondering which way to go when I finally decide to purchase.  Both are in the same relative pricing range.  I realize people here are usually resident in one camp or another and don't usually jump over to the other amp thread, but someone out there must have some experience with both of them with Senn cans.  Any input would be welcomed by all I'm sure.

 

I heard them with both of them, but very brief with HDVD800 and I think Conductor is better overall ( and it sure has a better dac implementation ) . With Conductor you can drive any headphones. With HDVD800 that is not the case from what I heard (Audeze & HDVD800 = disaster) 

 

DarKu can tell you more on the subject. He did the review on it. 


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 10/7/13 at 3:17pm
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