Originally Posted by waynes world
I'm a bit behind on your 760 exploits, but how does the 760/BH/H200 compare to the C3/BH/H200 combo?
Well, you're dealing with a true line out rather than amping from C3 headphone jack which is considered double amping, and although I agree with ClieOS' post here I still take the preferred option if possible. As we know C3's kind of limited by it's output power so while BH amp helps back that up the 760 pushes a much stronger signal to the amp. What you end up with is better refinement, bigger bass, I've not quite heard bass come out of H-200 like this before, it's big bad and nasty reaching deep, really 'thumps' but can be a little loose, I would like it tighter but for what's there with EDM or sub-bass tracks it's rather aggressive and I have wondered how such bass can come out of those little hybrids, it edges on full size headphone quantity but still behaved on tracks it's not needed.
As for technical areas it seems to layer well and coming out of the WM8740 DAC, (same DAC as DX50) you have really good PRaT, foot tapping PRaT which makes the music very fun to listen too, it flows together rather seamlessly like a car flying down the highway with strong momentum. It's hard to describe but when you hear it you'll understand. DX50 has a similar vibe. So when you add that with BH's clarity and soundstage plus the output power it becomes really involving.
It's better than my old CK4 pairing and because C&C BH being feed a strong signal there's lots of power on tap, the higher you turn up the volume, clarity increases, detail extends and most importantly all the layering remains coherent, also a decent amount of micro detail present It sounds big, bad, and mean, and probably the best I've heard H-200 to date. I'd say you're kind of meeting half way between an audiophile presentation with sufficient technical stance and just a darn right engaging listening experience.
The whole thing put together weights almost 400grams.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/6/13 at 9:11pm