Btw had anyone chance compare T1 to Hifiman EF5 or some Little Dot? I know it's kinda different story, but I'm still curious.
Aune T1 USB Tube DAC+Amp Discussion Thread ***See first post for FAQ*** - Page 28
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Hey guys I'd like upate my impressions of the Amperex 7308. I did some more A/Bing with it and the Rocket Logo 6n23p and....I think I'm going to go ahead and stick with the Rocket Logo for a couple reasons. One is that the Rocket Logo has this strange aggressiveness in the vocals that I find addicting with my particular headphones. Secondly, the price difference make it a much easier to have backups of the Rocket Logo on hand. My impressions of the 7308 that I posted earlier still stand. In fact, I think my taste in this respect combined with my choice in headphones puts me in a very, very small minority when it comes to these tubes. For those reasons, my impressions should be understood as extremely personal to my taste and that if a person were to ask me right now which tube they will like more, I would direct them to the Amperex 7308
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Coil, I have a Genalex Gold Lion that now has had about 25 hours of playing time in the T1. It sounds great, but not earth shatteringly better compared to the stock tube.
I am not at all qualified to do this, but I will try and do a comparison between the Gold Lion and the 6922EH this week. My best headphone is a V-Moda m-80 (which personally I really enjoy). So don't expect anything analytical.
I will look into soundstage/headroom, instrument/detail separation, vocals, highs/mids/lows, more suitable for rock/metal/jazz or electronic music etc.
Since I installed the Gold Lion, I have not listened to the 6922EH anymore. So I am kind of curious as well. My gut feeling is that the 6922EH is a pretty good tube that can stand its ground against many of the more exotic and rare tubes mentioned in this thread.
Bought one more tube - Mullard ECC88. Will share impressions after I get my Tesla PCC88.
joeq70, if you have time, can you make more analytical comparsion against 6N23P and 6922EH (if you have it)?
I`m interested in following differences: soundstage/headroom, instrument/detail separation, vocals, highs/mids/lows, more suitable for rock/metal/jazz or electronic music?
I actually do not have the 6922EH--sorry!
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hey sorry if this has already been mentioned, I've scrolled threw quite a few pages and didn't see it asked yet. How does the aune t1 compare to something like the schiit magni+modi stack. I have a pair of hd600s coming and I'm trying to decide how to drive them.
Got my Aune T1 yesterday, so I will offer my very humble impressions vs. the Fiio E17 and the Schiit Magni & Modi stack.
Fiio E17 - offers the most value but the least performance. Upside is that it is portable and has hardware EQ.
The Schiit Magni and Modi - a touch too bright for my taste, and over resolving with some tracks. Doesn't play well with my indie music. The stack, while sexy looking, is sort of a hassle (I don't think I'm cut out for separate amps/dacs).
The Aune T1 is "just right". I've only had it for a day and I'm loving the stock tube right out of the box! So smooth. When the tube fully warms up, the tracks melt into my ears like butter. I haven't even got into tube rolling but if the sound can get better than what I got right now, then I'd say the Aune is a steal.
So in short, Aune > Schiit Magni and Modi > Fiio E17, in terms of performance
Fiio > Aune > Schiit stack in terms of value.
Here you are, good sir.
I have these as well, going to only do short capsule reviews because I really don't spend much time with them (nor do I want to).
6N23P-EB (like the 6N23P but LOUDER, low end is tighter than the 6N23P but overall does not sound too good at lower listening levels).
Amperex Bugle Boy (like the 7308 but a tad lower quality, somewhere between the 6N23P and the 7308 in terms of SQ, soundstage is closer to the 7308, maybe not as sharp overall?)
Stock tube (piece of s**t).
I'd like to try, or at least get descriptions from people who have tried:
Siemens Gray Shield Cca (E88CC)
Telefunken Cca (E88CC)
Philips Miniwatt 7308
Edited by toschek - 1/28/13 at 4:56pm