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post #511 of 671

Thank you for the info.

Bad luck for me...

Easter in Europe is 20-21th April, by the way. 

post #512 of 671
Well I am in Europe and it is Easter holidays here wink.gif
post #513 of 671

lol

post #514 of 671

Well, Easter is on this date this year, but the holidays is different thing and it depends on the country, right?

post #515 of 671

Hope everyone's having a good Easter holiday ;)

 

Recently added the W1000X and HD650 to my headphone collection. Originally planned for only to get the W1000X but managed to get a good deal on the senns so did not pass the opportunity. (My wallet isn't talking to me at the moment :frown:)

 

Happy to note that meier dac and amp do just as well with low impedance cans. I do notice that the T1 is better in its abilities than these two headphones (as it should be), but if I'm honest, the gap is MUCH smaller than I thought it would be. Perhaps my ears are not golden? (very likely)  

 

Also likely is that the Meier gear is partly responsible, but I have managed to find great enjoyment in my music with each of those headphones I have listened through them. Can't believe that it's only been a month and a half that I've had the meiers - it feels like I've had them so much longer. Though having said that I use the gear for the majority of each day since I've had them, for work and study.

 

As is evident, my desire to experiment with different headphones is strong, but not so much with the dac and amp. It's becoming clearer how lucky I was to stumble into this thread (as well as the one for the Classic) and end up with my current set up - Yup happy customer here! 

 

Also still having fun with different crossfeed and tonal balance set up. Don't think I could go back to another set up without crossfeed. 

 

Ps:

I thought I'd highlight this:

I used to listen at higher volume levels at first (10 - 14.00 on dial). But recently have got into the habit of listening at low volumes (around 8 o'clock) even with the higher impedance cans (I rarely use the high gain button). I can fully enjoy the music and its details at those levels. Going back to my earlier levels is too much for me now (I feel sorry for my ears about what I did to them at the start)

 

Most people on this thread are more experienced with audio gear and hearing health than myself, but I thought I would post it anyway as there may be those lurking the threads as I once did, in order to finally dip their toes into this.

post #516 of 671

Good stuff, SunTanScanMan! You have made some very wise decisions on your gear! :)

post #517 of 671
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post

 

I thought I'd highlight this:

I used to listen at higher volume levels at first (10 - 14.00 on dial). But recently have got into the habit of listening at low volumes (around 8 o'clock) even with the higher impedance cans (I rarely use the high gain button). I can fully enjoy the music and its details at those levels. Going back to my earlier levels is too much for me now (I feel sorry for my ears about what I did to them at the start)

 

I think many actually loose a lot of what their equipment would be capable of by listening too loud: the ears start to distort at a rather low level (which I forgot). Personally I find it too stressful: I can't enjoy music when its too loud. Which sometimes gives interesting discussions with my clients (I'm in part working as a sound engineer... always wearing hearing protection on site).

 

Besides that I think good equipment does not need to play at ear-bleeding levels to impress... it might take a bit longer to appreciate its quality, but effects wear off... and Jans DAC+Amp are of a subtle quality that comes out with time. The crossfeed is part of that: not an immediately noticeable effect but rather something that makes listening a bit stress-free.

 

I think you made a good choice and have a solid basis for experimenting with headphones: your DAC and Amp do not color the sound but let you hear what your music sounds like through a given pair of headphones, not preferring one pair over another.

post #518 of 671
Thread Starter 
+1. As I've listened and tried more hp equipment in recent years I've found that as I learned to listen with 'wide open ears' I have found I listen at progressively lower levels as well.

And you are both right (SunTanScanMan; Plakat) - gear capable of detail and micro dynamics neither needs nor wants high SPLs.

I didn't know about ears distorting but this makes sense. One reason I avoid noisy cafés and restaurants wink.gif
post #519 of 671

Hi all. Apologies in advance for the noob question.

I'm thinking of getting myself a coaxial cable for connect the pc to daccord. I've been using the USB input from my PC motherboard until now, but I need the USB port for something else. 

 

There are two coaxial entires on the back of the Daccord, is it fine just to connect one coaxial cable from the PC to either of them?

 

*Edit: another question - I've read from the posts from members who found the digital coaxial cable's sound to their liking. I wondered whether this would correlate if the source was the PC? I don't envisage listening to anything higher than normal CD quality FLAC. 

 

Thanks!


Edited by SunTanScanMan - 5/12/14 at 2:39pm
post #520 of 671

It shouldn't matter which one of the coax inputs you use on your Daccord. Be sure to set the input selector switch in the right position.

 

I find it hard to believe someone can tell a difference between coax and USB. Just use whichever one is more convenient. I like USB because I don't have a spare 75 ohm RCA digital coax cable :-)


Edited by RazorJack - 5/12/14 at 9:07am
post #521 of 671
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Be sure to set the input selector switch in the right position.

 

Ah ha ha ha!!! that takes me back to when I received the stack and set them up. Spent ages wondering why there was no sound. So embarrassing.:beyersmile:

 

Thanks for answer on the coaxial cable.

post #522 of 671

I just got a Meier Classic and I have been thinking that I should upgrade my desktop rig with a Daccord.

I cannot find any Daccords in the sales forums. Does anyone in Europe know of a cheap second hand Daccord for sale in a local HiFi forum or likewise?

post #523 of 671
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

I just got a Meier Classic and I have been thinking that I should upgrade my desktop rig with a Daccord.
I cannot find any Daccords in the sales forums. Does anyone in Europe know of a cheap second hand Daccord for sale in a local HiFi forum or likewise?

I'm planning on selling mine, but I don't know what shipping would be like from the US..,
post #524 of 671
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I'm planning on selling mine, but I don't know what shipping would be like from the US..,

Shipping will be too much I'm afraid. I prefer to find one in the EU.

post #525 of 671
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Shipping will be too much I'm afraid. I prefer to find one in the EU.

No worries man, kinda figured that anyway. Hope you find one-- they sound way better than they have any right to for the money wink.gif
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