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post #11026 of 13143
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Today is public holiday for Hindu Religion in Indonesia , than I have time to hear my morning set up with my ak 240 biggrin.gif

Source : AK 240 through Line out setting
Amp : Pico Power
Headphone : LCD XC with SAA Endorphin balance 4 Pin > use 4 pin balance adapter to mini plug
Cable : mini to mini Crystal Cable Dream Line DIY
Music file : WAV , AIFF , FLAC 24 bit and DSD
Gain : Medium
Ak 240 : NO EQ
Size : PIco Power match to AK 240 about the Same size
Duet slightly longer and wider
RS 71 B is smaller than AK 240


My impression :

High : is more or less like my Duet , not so bright my RS 71 B, Duet has slightly more detail and brighter
Mid : good and clear mid , Duet mid is sweeter and natural and more presence , Pico Power more forward
Bass : this the strong Point from Pico power , very deep and very good impact , and faster bass speed than
Duet and RS 71 B.
Separation : very good , Duet and. Rs 71 B are slightly better
Soundstage : not as wide as these two amps Duet and RS 71 B , but better depth
Background : black background
Hiss : No Hiss
Power : pico power has the bigger power compare to Duet and RS 71 B



Overall :
AK 240 with Pico Power pair with LCD XC is very good with high WOW factor , the sound quality overall more forward than the other two amps Duet and RS 71 B , very fast and forward .
I can hear max 2 hours , I feel fatigue to my ears
These set up is very good for Rock and hard rock and Blues like form Joe Bonamassa

IMO




Top RS 71 B below AK 240 below Pico Power Bottom Due


Man, you are one lucky head-fier and I know how it feels doing something u love so much especially when it is music.
post #11027 of 13143
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Man, you are one lucky head-fier and I know how it feels doing something u love so much especially when it is music.

Hi Chee , thank you biggrin.gif
post #11028 of 13143

Updated with the Fostex leather case and new ADL dock connector. An early review mentioned that the HP-P1 reminded him of older Sony portables. With the addition of the nice leather case, I am reminded of my

trusty Walkman Pro cassette (WMD-6?) that travelled the world with me. It never sounded this good and those tapes took up lots of space. Sometimes progress is progress. 

Steve

post #11029 of 13143
This evenings listening:

iPad 4 using FLAC Player -> CEntrance HiFiMate (via lightening to USB connector into USB input of M8) -> DreamEarz AUD-8x

Current listening - Amber Rubarth - Sessions From The 17th Ward (24/96 FLAC) - Washed down with a drop of Jack Daniels Tennesse Honey :-)



post #11030 of 13143
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

This evenings listening:

iPad 4 using FLAC Player -> CEntrance HiFiMate (via lightening to USB connector into USB input of M8) -> DreamEarz AUD-8x

Current listening - Amber Rubarth - Sessions From The 17th Ward (24/96 FLAC) - Washed down with a drop of Jack Daniels Tennesse Honey :-)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

 

Besides the Jack Honey, that rig is rockin'!

post #11031 of 13143
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post


Besides the Jack Honey, that rig is rockin'!

Thanks Marko, the M8 is a brilliant piece of kit and sounds better than I expected it to. Unfortunately I've run out of Normal Jack so had to crack open a bottle from the back of the cabinet.
post #11032 of 13143
Transportable rather than portable......just taken delivery of my HD-600

post #11033 of 13143
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

IMO




Top RS 71 B below AK 240 below Pico Power Bottom Due


 That headphone cable sure looks fluffy :tongue:

post #11034 of 13143
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Transportable rather than portable......just taken delivery of my HD-600


Are the HD600 living up to your expectations? I've always wanted to try them however have two issues, 1. finding enough power to drive them correctly. And 2. a misfortunate experience I discovered with open cans in my current living environment. For these reasons, I cannot bring myself to spend the muneyz.

post #11035 of 13143
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


Are the HD600 living up to your expectations? I've always wanted to try them however have two issues, 1. finding enough power to drive them correctly. And 2. a misfortunate experience I discovered with open cans in my current living environment. For these reasons, I cannot bring myself to spend the muneyz.

Well I owned the HD650 in the past so sort of new what to expect with the HD600.....But yes they are definately living up to expectations so far. They are brand new and Ive only have them connected for an hour so Im sure that they will improve even more over the next few days / weeks.

 

I loved the HD-650 but found that the bass made them sound a little too warm and lush on some occasions. So far I would say the HD-600 are a more neutral headphone nd I would definately say that their major selling point is the midrange (especially for accoustice based music and female vocals).

 

The reason I bought these was because they are open back and they are used in my office and late at night at home when I'm on my own, so noise leakage isnt a probem. I wanted something other than my custom IEM's which basically cut me off from the world completely.

 

All I need to do now is sort out a shorter balanced cable with a 4pin XLR connector for the M8 :)

post #11036 of 13143
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post
 

Well I owned the HD650 in the past so sort of new what to expect with the HD600.....But yes they are definately living up to expectations so far. They are brand new and Ive only have them connected for an hour so Im sure that they will improve even more over the next few days / weeks.

 

I loved the HD-650 but found that the bass made them sound a little too warm and lush on some occasions. So far I would say the HD-600 are a more neutral headphone nd I would definitely say that their major selling point is the midrange (especially for accoustice based music and female vocals).

 

The reason I bought these was because they are open back and they are used in my office and late at night at home when I'm on my own, so noise leakage isnt a probem. I wanted something other than my custom IEM's which basically cut me off from the world completely.

 

All I need to do now is sort out a shorter balanced cable with a 4pin XLR connector for the M8 :)



My problem isn't so much leakage but isolation levels. I've explained once before I think in this thread. My experience with Grado SR80i the traffic where I live is too distracting for someone (like us) who wants to concentrate or analyze music instead of casual listening, it kind of limits by choices and defeats the entire purpose for me.

Especially if we're talking about dropping $350 AUD on a pair of headphones to hear cars driving through them. :mad:

post #11037 of 13143
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 



My problem isn't so much leakage but isolation levels. I've explained once before I think in this thread. My experience with Grado SR80i the traffic where I live is too distracting for someone (like us) who wants to concentrate or analyze music instead of casual listening, it kind of limits by choices and defeats the entire purpose for me.

Especially if we're talking about dropping $350 AUD on a pair of headphones to hear cars driving through them. :mad:

I do believe I read your comment about that somewhere on here. I cant really comment on the HD600 isolation at the moment as I'm not near a busy road :beyersmile:

 

What I can say though, as I am sure you are aware, having owned Grado's I found them to sit on top of your ears (which doesnt help with isolation), the HD600 sit over my ears so I feel the isolation is better. For instace I cant hear myself typing this message or hear people knocking on my office door, however I can hear my phones ringing.

 

I agree though that it is a lot of money to drop on something that isnt fit for purpose.

post #11038 of 13143
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Originally Posted by PotatoEars View Post


 That headphone cable sure looks fluffy tongue.gif

Thank you
SAA Endorphin is my best Cable pair with LCD series headphones
IMO
post #11039 of 13143
Tonite I have chance to try my AK 240 SE line out pair with my RSA Intruder

Source : AK 240 use SE Line Out > Intruder line In
Dac/ Amp : RSA The Intruder
Headphone : LCD XC use Norse cable Reign Series 8 braid x 26 awg balance RSA / Kobikon plug
Cable : mini to mini diy
Music : WAV , AIFF , FLAC 24 bit and DSD

My impression :
High : very good clarity with extended crisp high , better detail than RS 71 B and Pico Power and slightly better than Duet
Mid : very clear and clean mid , a bit thiner than Duet but better clarity , Duet has more analog mid
Bass : very detail and clean Bass , not as deep impact as Duet , bass speed about the same with Duet , Duet has fuller bass
Separation : on par with Duet , I think is slightly better than Duet
Soundstage : is wider than. Duet , Duet has better Depth
Background : black Background
Hiss : Zero. Hiss lie Duet

Overall :
I have tested Duet , The Intruder , Pico Power and RS 71 B pair with AK 240
My favorite as follow : Duet > Intruder > Pico Power > RS 71 B
The Intruder sound character to mid high with better clarity than. Duet and Pico Power and RS 71 B
Duet has sound character to mid low with better mid and Bass impact

I like these two amps Duet and Intruder pair with AK 240 , for certain music genre these Amps has plus and minus point

Duet is overall better than Intruder if you hear jaxa vocal , country and blues

Intruder is better than Duet if you hear instrumental , minus the bass impact to thin and mid sound to mid high

For all rounder Duet is the best from these four pair with AK 240





Nobody is perfect , but I love these two amps

IMO
post #11040 of 13143
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

I do believe I read your comment about that somewhere on here. I cant really comment on the HD600 isolation at the moment as I'm not near a busy road beyersmile.png

What I can say though, as I am sure you are aware, having owned Grado's I found them to sit on top of your ears (which doesnt help with isolation), the HD600 sit over my ears so I feel the isolation is better. For instace I cant hear myself typing this message or hear people knocking on my office door, however I can hear my phones ringing.

I agree though that it is a lot of money to drop on something that isnt fit for purpose.

You bring up a good point about the on the ear / over the ear differences. If I ever see HD600 for about $200 on the FS section, (which does happen) I might do it just for the experience. :-)
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