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post #1216 of 2247

Color me confused as to why someone would be seriously considering using a product intended to be a portable solution with one of, if not the least portable headphones. But then again I wouldn't even consider taking a 1500 dollar headphone out of my listening room let alone out into the real world.

post #1217 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Eating Pie View Post
 

Can you give your impressions of the sound?  How did it hold up against its siblings?

 

I'm primarily interested in it as a DAC, with a run to an external amp.  That's one of the stated uses on Resonessence Labs' site and it would certainly solve any issues with the 800s (which I don't own :( ).

 

Thanks!

 

-Pie

 

It has similar characteristics to the Concero family but sounds a little strained through my HD800's compared to the others. Instrument separation isn't as good. A bit more closed-in, a bit less natural. Even so... don't get me wrong... it sounds truly great for such a diminutive little gizmo. I'd easily take it over a Bifrost. If you amped it separately perhaps that might put it on more equal footing. 

post #1218 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Nick Dangerous View Post
 

 

It has similar characteristics to the Concero family but sounds a little strained through my HD800's compared to the others. Instrument separation isn't as good. A bit more closed-in, a bit less natural. Even so... don't get me wrong... it sounds truly great for such a diminutive little gizmo. I'd easily take it over a Bifrost. If you amped it separately perhaps that might put it on more equal footing. 

Thanks!  I would actually be leery of driving HD650s with something like the Herus, let alone HD800s.  But it's good you tried it out because given Resonessence's target customer, I bet compatibility with the HD800s is one of the first questions they get asked.

 

For me, it's actually a disappointment that it's not a pure DAC.  I can't help but think about noise / crosstalk seeping in from the amp section with something so teeny tiny.  And of course, my feelings are [i]not at all[/i] influenced by the fact that I'm looking for a DAC rather than a DAP. :)

 

-Pie

post #1219 of 2247
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Originally Posted by kcee View Post
 

Color me confused as to why someone would be seriously considering using a product intended to be a portable solution with one of, if not the least portable headphones. But then again I wouldn't even consider taking a 1500 dollar headphone out of my listening room let alone out into the real world.

 

Not everyone thinks bigger is better.  And not everyone has a listening room or even room on their desk for multiple large pieces.  I am one of those people, and I have no intention of using my HD800s portably.  I am looking for the best quality sound from the smallest footprint.  I can compromise on either metric to a certain degree if the other is outstanding. 

post #1220 of 2247

I listened to the HD800 straight from the Invicta and it was a pretty horrible pairing.

Very detailed, but thin, unnatural almost digital sounding with no real power to the sound at all. Just sucked the fun out of music and the typical thing when the HD800 is matched with the wrong gear.

The HD800 is very picky about amps and it was obvious to me that the Invicta didn't deliver what the HD800 need to be a pleasurable listening experience.

 

How do the Concero HP compare?

post #1221 of 2247

FYI, I am selling my Concero, plus remote and USB plug. I have no feedback yet, but am trustworthy.. Only willing to sell in the US.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685843/resonessence-labs-original-concero

Thanks

post #1222 of 2247

I have a Herus on order.  Planning to use it primarily with UERMs, but at some point I will try it with HD 800 (and Fostex TH 600, which I would be more likely to take on the road than the 800), and post impressions either here or on the Herus thread.

post #1223 of 2247

Recently purchased a concero, I have a problem with the remote. When I press menu 

it does not switch. Any ideas?  The remote works with other functions. 

Thanks

post #1224 of 2247
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 

Recently purchased a concero, I have a problem with the remote. When I press menu 

it does not switch. Any ideas?  The remote works with other functions. 

Thanks

You can only switch the filters if 1) you are playing a music file and 2) the music file is 44kS/s or 48kS/s.

post #1225 of 2247
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You can only switch the filters if 1) you are playing a music file and 2) the music file is 44kS/s or 48kS/s.

Hey thanks, I just purchased my first hdtracks album and was playing that. Learn something 

everyday. thanks again. 

post #1226 of 2247
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Hey thanks, I just purchased my first hdtracks album and was playing that. Learn something 

everyday. thanks again. 


Or you could have just read the book.

post #1227 of 2247
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Or you could have just read the book.

Oh but then I would not of had the pleasure of knowing there are people

who have nothing better to do but be antagonistic. Thanks for sharing your 

valuable info.

post #1228 of 2247
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Oh but then I would not of had the pleasure of knowing there are people

who have nothing better to do but be antagonistic. Thanks for sharing your 

valuable info.


Not at all antagonistic, you come to a forum to receive help for a basic matter that could have been handled by picking up the user manual.

post #1229 of 2247

It was a bit antagonistic.

post #1230 of 2247

Having a bad day? :D Thanks for the info, learnt something new about the product as well.

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