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post #1351 of 1991
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Originally Posted by Gustavo View Post
 


+1

I agree, Low Gain has cleaner sound. High Gain is somewhat foggy or blurred on my Senn HD800.

It shouldn't sound different at all..<it's just changing a resistor value>..(between the three settings)....not adding any more circuitry.

post #1352 of 1991
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Originally Posted by RubyTiger View Post
 

It shouldn't sound different at all..<it's just changing a resistor value>..(between the three settings)....not adding any more circuitry.

As you gain up, you are amplifying internal noise. This is the case with any amplifier. 

 

See this post talking about the Burson 160D, I know it's a different model but I think what he is saying still may apply, albeit to a lesser extent on the Conductor:

 

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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
 

Again, I can't post it enough. The Burson amp's High Gain jack is the culprit. Use the low gain jack whenever possible with ANY headphone whether it is low or high impedance because the L Jack is just plainly less colored sounding. Let me dare say that the H Jack is not even passable for me and I would take my cheap FiiO E9 over the sound quality of the Burson HA-160D any day out of the high gain jack. Used as a DAC/Preamp or a headphone amp from the L Jack, the Burson is great!

 

Edited by Mediahound - 12/30/13 at 12:47pm
post #1353 of 1991
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Originally Posted by RubyTiger View Post
 

It shouldn't sound different at all..<it's just changing a resistor value>..(between the three settings)....not adding any more circuitry.


I also heard that technically cables shouldn't sound different at all, but to my ears they do sound different each other.
Perhaps the attenuator makes the difference deppending on the step, but the difference is there and it's very noticeable.

post #1354 of 1991
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Originally Posted by azazell86 View Post
 

Has anyone thought of changing the Fuse of the Conductor to a more high quality one?

I read in a polish review that this changes the sound in a big way.

 

Not tried in the Conductor, but my PWD2 came with audio quality fuses. Rolling them further made a noticeable difference. There was noticeable improvement swapping the stock fuse in my Taboo MK3.

post #1355 of 1991
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Originally Posted by Gustavo View Post
 


I also heard that technically cables shouldn't sound different at all, but to my ears they do sound different each other.
Perhaps the attenuator makes the difference deppending on the step, but the difference is there and it's very noticeable.


I'm a cable believer myself. I'm using a khozmo 48 position switch (so I really should opt out) and it really came down to which level gave me a greater number of positions. I use the low gain setting and  believe it's optimum for the Audeze 3's. With other headphones the mileage may vary.

post #1356 of 1991
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Originally Posted by RubyTiger View Post
 


I'm a cable believer myself. I'm using a khozmo 48 position switch (so I really should opt out) and it really came down to which level gave me a greater number of positions. I use the low gain setting and  believe it's optimum for the Audeze 3's. With other headphones the mileage may vary.

So we agree. I misunderstood you (my first language is spanish, sorry)

 

 

post #1357 of 1991

Burson.......

 

Just a warning.

 

So I needed to reinstall Windows, then the Conductor drivers, but somehow deleted the original download, well it seems the link for the drivers takes you to a website named "4shared" that is full of questionable ads, and probably malware.

 

Tried two different links provided in that website and both were funny looking .EXE files. If it wasn't because I knew Burson provided those in RAR/ZIP files, I would've open them.

 

Anyway, just be careful. Wouldn't surprise me if they got hacked during the holidays, I don't think they have the need to use such website to host their little zip files.

post #1358 of 1991

Yes, I also afraid of that kind of website.

post #1359 of 1991

Yeah no kidding, I thought I was downloading malware from that website. I actually went so far as to e-mail Burson to make sure the download was legit first, which they verified that it was. Seems a little shady though to use a service like that for such an expensive product.

post #1360 of 1991
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

Yeah no kidding, I thought I was downloading malware from that website. I actually went so far as to e-mail Burson to make sure the download was legit first, which they verified that it was. Seems a little shady though to use a service like that for such an expensive product.

That's Burson for you. I love my Conductor and I've always found Alex and Dennis helpful during email correspondence. I needed a part the other week and they sent it out straight away. Their customer service is spot on but they really need to work on certain things - company image being one of them. This thread is littered with complaints about poorly packaged parts, buggy USB modules, and now dodgy websites. You don't get that on the other threads where people tend to extol the virtues of their gear.
post #1361 of 1991

Will be almost one year since the purchase and I'd like warranty extension I lost somewhere user manual, can't find it. There was something written about the warranty in terms and condition. Can some one have look to your and tell me what to do to get the free warranty extension please.

post #1362 of 1991
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Originally Posted by WALL-E View Post
 

Will be almost one year since the purchase and I'd like warranty extension I lost somewhere user manual, can't find it. There was something written about the warranty in terms and condition. Can some one have look to your and tell me what to do to get the free warranty extension please.

post #1363 of 1991
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 


Thanks MIKELAP,

 

So what I have to do is send them a photo of my audio system together with copy of my Invoice or proof of purchase, Is that is correct?

They would send back a confirmation email?

post #1364 of 1991
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Originally Posted by WALL-E View Post
 


Thanks MIKELAP,

 

So what I have to do is send them a photo of my audio system together with copy of my Invoice or proof of purchase, Is that is correct?

They would send back a confirmation email?

Yes a photo and if you want a comment related to your expereience with the amp, and they will send you a confirmation email .if i remember correctly i just told them the date i bought it and where no invoice .

post #1365 of 1991
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

Yes a photo and if you want a comment related to your expereience with the amp, and they will send you a confirmation email .if i remember correctly i just told them the date i bought it and where no invoice .

Same here, photo, date and where you bought it.

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