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So much reply's on this Aune T1 that I will take a good evening reading all :L3000:

 

From my understanding this is almost the best Amp (tube) + Dac for my Desktop PC that still is affordable.

One question will this be a smart move with a Ultrasone Pro 900 headphone? Low 40 impedance.

 

For all the people that are active in this topic great respect and thanks !

 

ps. I love some good bass in music and listen to almost everything. For me it's important that it has great overall clarity while keeping it fun with good Bass and mid's. I don't love to much overwhelming high actually. But if it has to be there than I don't wan't it to increase it. (sorry for my bad English and explanation I'm still learning how to express out my personal taste)


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Originally Posted by Roelio View Post
 

So much reply's on this Aune T1 that I will take a good evening reading all :L3000:

 

From my understanding this is almost the best Amp (tube) + Dac for my Desktop PC that still is affordable.

One question will this be a smart move with a Ultrasone Pro 900 headphone? Low 40 impedance.

 

For all the people that are active in this topic great respect and thanks !

 

ps. I love some good bass in music and listen to almost everything. For me it's important that it has great overall clarity while keeping it fun with good Bass and mid's. I don't love to much overwhelming high actually. But if it has to be there than I don't wan't it to increase it. (sorry for my bad English and explanation I'm still learning how to express out my personal taste)

My T1 shipped with the all the gain switches set to ON and I had to disable first because it was much too loud for my low impedance(32 ohm) headphones. Others have reported the same thing regarding the gain switches. If you want to tame the highs of the T1 then you'll be doing that by swapping out the stock tube with different ones. There are tons of impressions on which of tubes sounds like what. I suggest the Holland made Amperex Orange Globe 6DJ8. Really helps mellow out the highs on my AKG Q701 while have a good amount of bass body,

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Thanks, I'll give it a listen!
problem with the porcupine tree stuff is it sounds so good, most of my classic rock stuff sounds like crap and I end up putting oone of their albums on lol. Just getting into them so its cool though. I would start with the album in absentia. Curious to see what you think...
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@SpiderNhan

 

Thanks for the info ! Changing the tube can make it even more personal I figure. 

I was looking at the Bravo Audio - V1 - Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier this is only a AMP and no DAC.

I'm still not sure if I really need to pay the extra money for a DAC... 

 

My Asus Motherboard got the AD2000B sound chip and it's one of the best on board chip's.

 

But damn.... You gotta love the looks of a small tube amp ;)

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Originally Posted by Roelio View Post
 

@SpiderNhan

 

Thanks for the info ! Changing the tube can make it even more personal I figure. 

I was looking at the Bravo Audio - V1 - Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier this is only a AMP and no DAC.

I'm still not sure if I really need to pay the extra money for a DAC... 

 

My Asus Motherboard got the AD2000B sound chip and it's one of the best on board chip's.

 

But damn.... You gotta love the looks of a small tube amp ;)

You need to audition yourself whether you'll need a DAC or not. Someone here and in another thread had pointed out that they're getting minimal gains from their DAC purchase. One guy had the Aune T1, and another guy was using something else I don't remember. They were both using Macbooks as source, so I assume Macbooks has good quality onboard processor. It might be that case for you too.

 

Only problem is to get a DAC home to test. Not sure how you can get people to loan one to you.

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@penmarker

 

That's the struggle I'm having the last 4 day's. I read almost everything here about DAC vs Soundcard's etz. And googled my ass off...

 

The only benefit I have now is that I can still use a equalizer and some Sonic Focus dynamic bass function's. If I use a DAC I'll loose the Fonic Focus but it would still be possible to use a equalizer while listening to music and play games right??

 

Also I get the feeling that a good quality DAC will always be better then a on board or sound card device... Just because it's made for Stereo audio only and doesn't get any interference with other hardware/noise.. You only have to be sure that there won't be any DPC latency with other USB devices.

 

Greetings and thanks for the help.

 

Ps. I just found out that it's a Tube DAC and not a Tube Amp..... HMMMMM interesting at least !

 

Roelio


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