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post #136 of 204

HaHa

I've been trying to decide whether to order the Q adapters, but I don't like the idea of the extra mini XLRs in the signal path either.

post #137 of 204
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F$%K NO! :D

 

 

1000

post #138 of 204

How does the HD 800 do without an amp? I'm using Grado's RS1i's now, and they sound great just plugged into my ipod. I'm considering getting the hd 800's as well, but don't really want to have an amp as well. But I would not want to sacrifice sound quality. Any opinions?

post #139 of 204
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How does the HD 800 do without an amp? I'm using Grado's RS1i's now, and they sound great just plugged into my ipod. I'm considering getting the hd 800's as well, but don't really want to have an amp as well. But I would not want to sacrifice sound quality. Any opinions?

 

If unamped is the way you would like to go with headphones, stay far far away from the HD800's.

post #140 of 204
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If unamped is the way you would like to go with headphones, stay far far away from the HD800's.

But if you think about the possibilities of amp upgrades in the future and how HD800 will scale with each gear change, they are still a good choice, even tho an expensive one. 

 

I actually find the HD800 to be the perfect tool to find the "hidden junk" in my music collection. To me, I want my headphones to be as revealing as possible. For pure musical enjoyment, nothing beats a good chair in front of a good set of speakers with the wine of choice of the day. 

 

Of course, I only speak for myself. 


Edited by wudai_e - 2/11/13 at 8:08am
post #141 of 204

The Cavalli Liquid Gold might be interesting too!

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The Cavalli Liquid Gold might be interesting too!

 

 

I was very interested in the LAu.  However, it has been put on hold - the last I heard.

post #143 of 204

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650375/cavalli-audio-is-back

 

Think again. ;)

 

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I was very interested in the LAu.  However, it has been put on hold - the last I heard.

post #144 of 204
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/650375/cavalli-audio-is-back

 

Think again. ;)

 

 

 

Aw Man MT - why didn't you let me know..  This is good news..

post #145 of 204

Hell yeah it is. Not sure who he's in bed with now manufacturing wise, but I bet they're good if he's trusting them.

 

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Aw Man MT - why didn't you let me know..  This is good news..

post #146 of 204
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The Teac is pretty new so there not much info about it.

But since you are in Japan maybe you could help us understand this review here:)

http://www.phileweb.com/review/article/201211/20/664.html

Actually I tried to test Teac UD 501 in Yodobashi Camera in Yokohama but it's only available in display (not connected to PC or any other sources). 

 

I tried to play a while with HP A8, but the PC there seems didn't have proper setup to bypass the Windows audio system. I never use windows media player, always Foobar or some other players to enjoy sound from DACs. Is it true HP A8 USB mode doesn't support bypass (exclusive mode)? Or may be I missed the setup in HP A8 itself?? I saw Antelope Zodiac too, but didn't have chance to test DAC quality because of the very same reason.

 

I tried Grace m903 in Fujiya Avic as well and was impressed with the sound, using my HD 800 (the source was CDP). But then the price was 2 times or more than HP A8 here.

 

That review in Japanese, I think you can use translator site (google, etc) but it's hard to understand the translated output sometimes LOL

I got to play with the UD 501 and the HD800's. I like the amp. It is simple and has plenty of power Seems like TEAC is trying to get back in the game. Definitely worth a listen along with the  Burson or Centrance.

post #147 of 204
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OP HERE

 

 

 

Just accidently bought the Liquid Glass. (well maybe not so accidently smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

Thanks for all the help!

post #148 of 204
Grats. I hear it is really amazing. I'll hear it at our meet in 2 weeks.
post #149 of 204

Maybe it'll be the first Cavalli amp you like. :D

 

I'll be sure he brings my favorite HD800 tubes.

 

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Grats. I hear it is really amazing. I'll hear it at our meet in 2 weeks.
post #150 of 204
I liked the LL. Just not as crazy about the 009 as a whole package. Seems harder to tell differences between stat amps, or I just need more experience.
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