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post #271 of 944
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Originally Posted by ESSA View Post
 

So should i leave it to 100 USB ? still don't understand how this works so when i pay 303.5 + shipping and plus the import VAT?  how do i work this out and can you explain to me like i said first time buying from abroad.   

 

nvm im just going order it and see what import VAT they charge shouldn't be much.

 

No one will know you paid 303.5 for the Audio-GD.

The paperwork shipping with the Audio-GD claims $100, not 303.5.

So the import fee (VAT) will be based on a value of $100.

post #272 of 944

wow Kingwa English is really bad i asked him question and after 20 mins get  reply back with wrong answer, was just asking him what the total amount was and he replied back with  "Yes , our account only accept USD." lol 

 

is this guy the owner , he needs to employ some who can write and speak English, their website is pretty bad as while with English grammar.   

 

update: finally we got there ive ordered it 


Edited by ESSA - 6/26/14 at 11:55pm
post #273 of 944

Hi. I was wondering if anyone on this forum has experience using the the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 (or the 11.something model) with AKG Q701s. Any advice would be appreciated as I am new to this game and am looking for a good headphone amp to pair with my AKGs Q701s.

post #274 of 944

I've owned the K701, K702 and Q701 - and paired them all with an NFB-12 (the 15 series is basically the old 12 with a new USB controller and other small improvements).  I found the NFB-12 to be a wonderful match with the AKG's - plenty of body, and enough current to allow for an even frequency response (including a natural bass response).

 

Although I've gone onto slightly higher end headphones - I've still seen no need to change the NFB-12 yet.  I've never felt it was holding me back.  Really good DAC and amp IMO.

post #275 of 944
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I've owned the K701, K702 and Q701 - and paired them all with an NFB-12 (the 15 series is basically the old 12 with a new USB controller and other small improvements).  I found the NFB-12 to be a wonderful match with the AKG's - plenty of body, and enough current to allow for an even frequency response (including a natural bass response).

 

Although I've gone onto slightly higher end headphones - I've still seen no need to change the NFB-12 yet.  I've never felt it was holding me back.  Really good DAC and amp IMO.

Thank for this information. I'm definitely new at this game and all help is appreciated. Am in the process of seeking out a first DAC/Amp to pair with my Q701s.

Initially had my sights set on the Modi/Vali stack as heard lots good things specifically about how it pairs with the Q701s but I am put off mainly due to the lack of input options on the Modi. Also inclined to think that the praises the stack gets is more to do with the Vali and less the Modi. Anyhow, having come across NFB-15 and 11 have to say that I am very drawn to the variety of input options it offers, specifically both Optical and USB.

 

Any advice on the musical differences between the NFB-15 compared with the Modi/Vali stack would be greatly appreciated, especially in regards to driving AKG Q701s!


Edited by Boogirl - 7/5/14 at 3:22pm
post #276 of 944

Maybe best bet would be to try the Q701 appreciation thread - and see if anyone has compared both.  Unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure of trying any Schiit products - but looking forward to trying a Bifrost / Asgard 2 / Valhalla 2 combo one of these days ..... 

post #277 of 944
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Anyhow, having come across NFB-15 and 11 have to say that I am very drawn to the variety of input options it offers, specifically both Optical and USB.[/SIZE]

The outputs are also very helpful as well. Since you said you are new to headphone gear, if you decide you want to later on try a tube amp or use your DAC with some speakers, the variable/fixed output would be very helpful smily_headphones1.gif
post #278 of 944
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The outputs are also very helpful as well. Since you said you are new to headphone gear, if you decide you want to later on try a tube amp or use your DAC with some speakers, the variable/fixed output would be very helpful smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

Indeed!

 

Very convenient.  I have the LDI+ connected to the 11.32 with some Grados right now.

 

How are you liking the DX50 cel4145?

 

 

@Boogirl- I own the NFB15.1 and the NFB11.32 and both sound great.  I have plugged many headphones into each of them and have never been let down with the sound.  It drives them all great.

 

I don't own the Q701s unfortunately so can't comment on that pairing.  The Vali did interest me and seems great as a hybrid, however I never pulled the trigger.  With either A-GD you would have some room for upgrades if you so desire in the future (connecting a tube amp to either one...maybe even the Vali :D).

 

Cheers!

post #279 of 944
Just ordered the 2014 version of the NFB15. Cant wait to try them with my new HE-4. Been listening with an iBasso D7 and it does not sound as nearly as good as i think they should.
post #280 of 944
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Indeed!

Very convenient.  I have the LDI+ connected to the 11.32 with some Grados right now.

I made the mistake of going with the O2/ODAC at first, and then realized that it's best to get a setup that has some kind of preouts or line out.

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How are you liking the DX50 cel4145?

Quite nice smily_headphones1.gif
post #281 of 944
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Originally Posted by escobar090 View Post

Just ordered the 2014 version of the NFB15. Cant wait to try them with my new HE-4. Been listening with an iBasso D7 and it does not sound as nearly as good as i think they should.

 

Nice!  Congratz escobar......

 

That is a headphone I have been really curious about.  Been following that thread.  Let us know how it drives them.

 

A buddy brought over his HE-500s a while back with his NFB-10 and that combo was great.  I also plugged them into my NFB-15.1 and it spanked them.  Great sound!!!    :gs1000smile:

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


I made the mistake of going with the O2/ODAC at first, and then realized that it's best to get a setup that has some kind of preouts or line out.
Quite nice smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

Yeah, the A-GD stuff is really versatile indeed.

 

Glad you are enjoying the DX50.

 

I plugged her into the NFB-3 & C-2 amp via coax last week:

 

 

post #282 of 944
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post


Yeah, the A-GD stuff is really versatile indeed.

Glad you are enjoying the DX50.

I plugged her into the NFB-3 & C-2 amp via coax last week:




Nice! Waiting on a 6 ft coaxial so I can plug mine into my AVR in my living room system biggrin.gif
post #283 of 944

It seems like Audio-gd has nice products for the price. How come it's not so talked about around here? Somehow i've taken some leaps of faith on the headphone audio, for example, I got a Fischer Audio FA011 (My first pair of hp) when everyone on that price would have recommended grado's.

 

I did not regret it one bit, I even got to try them both.

 

So, i'm hoping the NFB 15 would be a nice choice as well.

post #284 of 944
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Originally Posted by escobar090 View Post
 

It seems like Audio-gd has nice products for the price. How come it's not so talked about around here? Somehow I've taken some leaps of faith on the headphone audio, for example, I got a Fischer Audio FA011 (My first pair of hp) when everyone on that price would have recommended Grado's.

 

I did not regret it one bit, I even got to try them both.

 

So, I'm hoping the NFB 15 would be a nice choice as well.

 

The Audio-GD hardware is talked about on Head-Fi, there is just a lot of other hardware that can also be talked about, on Head-Fi.

post #285 of 944
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Nice! Waiting on a 6 ft coaxial so I can plug mine into my AVR in my living room system biggrin.gif

 

:beerchug:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by escobar090 View Post
 

It seems like Audio-gd has nice products for the price. How come it's not so talked about around here? Somehow i've taken some leaps of faith on the headphone audio, for example, I got a Fischer Audio FA011 (My first pair of hp) when everyone on that price would have recommended grado's.

 

I did not regret it one bit, I even got to try them both.

 

So, i'm hoping the NFB 15 would be a nice choice as well.

 

A-GD products are talked about quite often, however they are scattered throughout the sub-forums.  They originally started in the dedicated source sub-forum, then the full-size headphone amp sub then computer audio etc.

 

Great products indeed.

 

 

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The Audio-GD hardware is talked about on Head-Fi, there is just a lot of other hardware that can also be talked about, on Head-Fi.

 

 

LOL......Indeed!

 

When I first joined head-fi there were like 10 headphones, two dacs, five portable amps and like seven full-size headamps that we all discussed.  :basshead:

 

I should have run away when I had the chance.  :D

 

 

Cheers!


Edited by HeatFan12 - 7/7/14 at 10:10pm
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