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post #496 of 3303
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

After listening to a few of my IEMs with the BH, I decided to try headphones to really get the feel for what this amp can do. I absolutely adore the combination of the BH and Amperiors. I used Out 1 with high gain, and LF switch enabled and it was very pleasing to my ears. That top edge that I heard in my IEMs was never apparent in my Amperiors. I also tried my D7000s with the amp with similar results. They definitely sound very refined and detailed, but the sharp top end started to come through again. I feel as though this amp would be perfect for neutral to warm-ish sounding headphones and earphones, does anyone else agree? V shaped headphones seems to become overly bright with these. Definitely more to come!


Yes that is exactly what I have found. Really brings to life some of my headphones that are normally slightly veiled on the high end and makes then sing. I won't say I don't like the sound with some of my V shaped headphones but they are definitely bright which can be good depending on what I am listening to. The BH really works well on older recordings as well. Newer rock with V shaped phones I am usually using my Headstage Arrow.

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Originally Posted by Atilio View Post

If its worth double its price, I wonder how could the XO2 sound like... So tempted to pull the trigger on that one. God help my wallet.

 
If it were me, i would personally buy it ONLY if i had balanced headphones. In particular the HifiMan RE-272's. Just my 2 cents.
post #498 of 3303
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If it were me, i would personally buy it ONLY if i had balanced headphones. In particular the HifiMan RE-272's. Just my 2 cents.

 

Why is that? I didn't get it, sorry...

post #499 of 3303
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=170746351186

I'm gonna order mine tonight. biggrin.gif

Has anyone got one from ebay seller szclever88?
post #500 of 3303

This amp works wonders with warmer sounding IEM's like the SM3 but with my R-50 while it sounds even more resolving the highs can get a bit to hot but the bass on the R-50 when the LF is on sounds so much better with a thicker sound with good punch.  

 

Now the bass on the SM3 actually hit hard with the LF switched on and the sub-bass really starts to rumble and I hear sub-bass in songs I didn't even know was there.  All this amp is going to do is make me go deaf even faster now because I can't stop using my setup now, thanks H2Ofidelity! biggrin.gif

post #501 of 3303
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

After listening to a few of my IEMs with the BH, I decided to try headphones to really get the feel for what this amp can do. I absolutely adore the combination of the BH and Amperiors. I used Out 1 with high gain, and LF switch enabled and it was very pleasing to my ears. That top edge that I heard in my IEMs was never apparent in my Amperiors. I also tried my D7000s with the amp with similar results. They definitely sound very refined and detailed, but the sharp top end started to come through again. I feel as though this amp would be perfect for neutral to warm-ish sounding headphones and earphones, does anyone else agree? V shaped headphones seems to become overly bright with these. Definitely more to come! And thank you to H20 for recommending such an awesome amp for the price. The battery life alone was worth the money.

Lucky you with the Amperiors, my Momentums still show the top edge. I must be pretty sensitive I suppose.

 

Loving the Line 1 / High gain default. Not a lot of play in the volume knob and potentially dangerous but packing the punch. ( Approx 7 O`clock in dial terms and fairly consistent with my mp3`s)

post #502 of 3303
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Originally Posted by Atilio View Post

Why is that? I didn't get it, sorry...
From what i gather, the XO2 is a balanced topology amp. Therefore if youre not using headphones that are balanced, youre not going to get the full potential of the XO2.
post #503 of 3303
Actually I have listened alot with my DT880 and they get very detailing because of the extra highs, but no harshness or treble fatigue for me. And for my MDR-1R they get that extra treble to make em more enjoyable. Looking forward to try the BH with my Mad Dogs when i have ordered and got em here, will be fun to see if it can satisfy them. The new upgrade Leather ALPHA Pads looks so nice, hard to not order now.
Edited by Leonarfd - 2/7/13 at 12:28pm
post #504 of 3303

I suppose you could call the LH a signature. Default to me is much more in keeping with my W4`s. Detailed, punchy, never sibilant and laid back. You have to give Sennheiser some credit (yes I know this is the C&C thread) but they do know their stuff.

If their stock phones all help from amping, this amp could help most models I presume.

post #505 of 3303
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


From what i gather, the XO2 is a balanced topology amp. Therefore if youre not using headphones that are balanced, youre not going to get the full potential of the XO2.

 

Oh, thanks for the info. Didn't know that...

post #506 of 3303
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I suppose you could call the LH a signature. Default to me is much more in keeping with my W4`s. Detailed, punchy, never sibilant and laid back. You have to give Sennheiser some credit (yes I know this is the C&C thread) but they do know their stuff.

If their stock phones all help from amping, this amp could help most models I presume.


Speaking of Sennheiser, I thought I would try out the synergy between the HD650 and BH, and it seems like a pleasant pairing. I wouldn't say that it is excellent and there is still plenty more you can get out of the famous HD650, but it sounds good. I feel like the detail and refinement you get from the BH, it helps with the dark-ish tone of the HD650. The sound could be wonderful for some, or drastic for others depending on if you love the warm sound from the HD650 or like an in between them and the HD600. So far, I'm liking this sound especially for jazz.


Edited by Greed - 2/7/13 at 12:47pm
post #507 of 3303
Anyone tried this amp with the JVC HA-S500?
post #508 of 3303
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

Anyone tried this amp with the JVC HA-S500?

The cans that don't need an amp? wink_face.gif

post #509 of 3303
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

The cans that don't need an amp? wink_face.gif

Haha those are the ones.

They sound awesome with my E11 though so I want to see how they will sound with the BH.

I'm hoping that I will finally be able to untape the vents.

Plus, according to reports this amp will increase see soundstage and imaging. Which they desperately need imo.
post #510 of 3303
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

Haha those are the ones.

They sound awesome with my E11 though so I want to see how they will sound with the BH.

I'm hoping that I will finally be able to untape the vents.

Plus, according to reports this amp will increase see soundstage and imaging. Which they desperately need imo.
Maybe they dont need an amp, but the built-in ones on apple products are just terrible. Problem is, you dont realize it until you get to this level of an amp. You wont reach its full potential if you double amp, so i recommend LOD out.
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