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post #436 of 1047
I have to say, against everything else I've owned, demoed, or listened to, I think the uS is the easiest, cheapest way for someone using digital music to get a rig capable of doing justice to higher end headphones.
post #437 of 1047
It's sure a great find.
post #438 of 1047
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

I have to say, against everything else I've owned, demoed, or listened to, I think the uS is the easiest, cheapest way for someone using digital music to get a rig capable of doing justice to higher end headphones.

HERE HERE!!

 

I lent it to a friend last week and he bought one right away!

I also got him into a pair of Grado 125i's to get him started...

 

Let the audible addiction commence! 

post #439 of 1047
Uh oh...Grados with the uS headphone out might be sibilant/peaky sounding.
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HERE HERE!!

I lent it to a friend last week and he bought one right away!
I also got him into a pair of Grado 125i's to get him started...

Let the audible addiction commence! 
post #440 of 1047
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Uh oh...Grados with the uS headphone out might be sibilant/peaky sounding.

 

 

As my HD800... Even associated with a tube amp unfortunately. 

post #441 of 1047
Really? Are you using the line out or HP out? My DT770s are peaky from the hp out, but using the LO -> Asgard they are much tamer.
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As my HD800... Even associated with a tube amp unfortunately. 
post #442 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Uh oh...Grados with the uS headphone out might be sibilant/peaky sounding.

oh nope!! NO worries there

 

I tested them on his rig (I got him set up w/ Amarra for his MacBook) - and it made a good match actually.

Especially since Jay (my buddy) is a NuJack to all this, and he's a bass player and I found that many of

my friends who play guitar or bass enjoy the Grado sound.

He's in love right now!!

 

Especially because he's got a much better monitoring system for his projects on the Mac.

 

I can't wait to show him another level!

But I started him out here so he can look forward later

post #443 of 1047
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As my HD800... Even associated with a tube amp unfortunately. 

Yeah unfortunately not everything works well together - it's all about system synergy,

which is why I was all about my LCD3's and the microStreamer rather than my HD-800.

 

We all interpret differently too remember.

But I have never encountered a situation yet where the MS's DAC section made anything sound peaky.

It was a GREAT match for the ALO Pan Am when I needed a DAC real quick.

 

But it just might not be meant to be a companion for the HD800.

I threw mine at it and I didn't enjoy the combo myself, thus why I didn't use them in my review.

post #444 of 1047
Mike you posted a picture of a cell phone connected to the ms (sorry I'm reading this forum on tapatalk and the links and forum replies don't work well)
Does this mean an android phone like mine a galaxy note 2 will have enough juice to drive the ms?
Appreciate the advice.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4
post #445 of 1047
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

Yeah unfortunately not everything works well together - it's all about system synergy,

which is why I was all about my LCD3's and the microStreamer rather than my HD-800.

 

We all interpret differently too remember.

But I have never encountered a situation yet where the MS's DAC section made anything sound peaky.

It was a GREAT match for the ALO Pan Am when I needed a DAC real quick.

 

But it just might not be meant to be a companion for the HD800.

I threw mine at it and I didn't enjoy the combo myself, thus why I didn't use them in my review.

 

I think so :) . HD800 + HRT mS is not bad but too hot/harsh for most of my music. Nevertheless I still recognize HRT is a very enjoyable dac in this price range and it does make a clear difference from internal sound card ( I can't say that from all unexpensive dac I tried.. Aune T1 is another exemple of good investment too )  


Edited by Sorrodje - 9/4/13 at 1:33am
post #446 of 1047
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Originally Posted by toomanybarts View Post

Mike you posted a picture of a cell phone connected to the ms (sorry I'm reading this forum on tapatalk and the links and forum replies don't work well)
Does this mean an android phone like mine a galaxy note 2 will have enough juice to drive the ms?
Appreciate the advice.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4

Yes, at least on my Note 2!
post #447 of 1047

Did anynone compare tonal balance of the other HRT models ( Musicstreamer II and II+) to this mS ? 

 

Thanks :beerchug:

post #448 of 1047

mikemercer is supposed to :p

post #449 of 1047

Synergy indeed. I find the HD650 a near-perfect match for the uS, even with just the HP out: the extra brightness gives the 650s a little more sparkle and liveliness. 

 

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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

Yeah unfortunately not everything works well together - it's all about system synergy,

which is why I was all about my LCD3's and the microStreamer rather than my HD-800.

 

We all interpret differently too remember.

But I have never encountered a situation yet where the MS's DAC section made anything sound peaky.

It was a GREAT match for the ALO Pan Am when I needed a DAC real quick.

 

But it just might not be meant to be a companion for the HD800.

I threw mine at it and I didn't enjoy the combo myself, thus why I didn't use them in my review.

post #450 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Did anynone compare tonal balance of the other HRT models ( Musicstreamer II and II+) to this mS ? 

 

Thanks :beerchug:

while i did not have all three at the same time, i have had all three, and loved all three

now i'm not sure i could, or would really try to describe each streamers sonic similarities , or differences

i can tell you to me, they all had a similar tone, sound signature maybe,

i did like the msii+ the best, it had a larger sound stage, that was the biggest difference to me

next i preferred the micro, it just sounded right, great rhythm , sparkly

and then the msii

i really liked them all, and could live with any really

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