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post #286 of 420

^^^Hey HeatFan12, a couple years ago I was in the market for a pair of studio monitors and after reading about your experience with the Rokit speakers it helped me a lot and I ended up getting a pair of Rokit 6 which I absolutely adore so thank you for that.:beerchug:

 

Now, I know you've been an Audio GD user for a while and I was wondering if you could possibly do a quick comparo' of your NFB11 and NFB15 please? Which one do you think would pair better with LCD2 rev2, D7000, HD650?

 

Your opinion/advice is highly appreciated.

Cheers
 

post #287 of 420
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^^^Hey HeatFan12, a couple years ago I was in the market for a pair of studio monitors and after reading about your experience with the Rokit speakers it helped me a lot and I ended up getting a pair of Rokit 6 which I absolutely adore so thank you for that.:beerchug:

 

Now, I know you've been an Audio GD user for a while and I was wondering if you could possibly do a quick comparo' of your NFB11 and NFB15 please? Which one do you think would pair better with LCD2 rev2, D7000, HD650?

 

Your opinion/advice is highly appreciated.

Cheers
 

 

 

Hey willmax,

 

Thanks!!!

Glad to hear you are enjoying the 6s.  Mine are still rockin' and I love 'em.  :beerchug:

 

 

Out of those three phones, I own the 650s.  Have the D5000s though, but no LCDs.

 

I'll give it a whirl with the D5000s and 650s.

post #288 of 420
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Hey willmax,


 

Thanks!!!

Glad to hear you are enjoying the 6s.  Mine are still rockin' and I love 'em.  :beerchug:


 


 

Out of those three phones, I own the 650s.  Have the D5000s though, but no LCDs.


 

I'll give it a whirl with the D5000s and 650s.


No worries HeatFan, I look forward to reading your impressions!

Cheers

post #289 of 420
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No worries HeatFan, I look forward to reading your impressions!

Cheers

 

 

Hey will,

 

Well, have had the NFB-15.1 and NFB-11.32 runnin' all day plugging the HD650s and D5000s between them.  They are in different rooms, so I even had a nice workout.  :D

 

I've had both phones and both DACs for a good while so know the sigs and can especially tell on the Denons if the bass gets loose and the spectrum seems all over the place (not being driven fully).  No probs there with either.  The HD650 got equally spanked with everything nice and tight with both devices.

 

The 15.1 has a more 'cozy' presentation (we use the word 'warm' way too much..lol), whereas the 11.32 is a detail monster without being piercing.  But both are detailed indeed and let the phones sound like they are supposed to.  If you like the signature of your phones, you will truly enjoy the overall presentation.

 

Now, I don't own the LCDs or D7000s so I really can't advise on those.  A while back a buddy brought over his HE-500s and on both devices they sounded very good, fwiw.

 

I have a tube hybrid (LDI+) connected to the 11.32 and an SP Extreme connected to the 15.1 and both setups sound delicious as well if you ever want to give them some tube love (no tube love today, just straight booty solid state..lol).

 

I have tried many phones on both devices the last couple years Will and really have to say I have never been disappointed with what both bring to the table.  I am an Ultrasone freak as well and both those devices are my 'go-to' first.  You really can't go wrong with either purchase.

 

*Both were used with usb input (my 15.1 has the TE8802 usb and the 11.32 has the USB32).  I also used the coax input on the 15.1 for a little while.  All lossless files, no EQ.

 

Don't know what type of music you listen to Will.  I put a bit of each of my preferred genres-  house, trance, dub, rock, metal, hip-hop.

 

Cheers!!!

 

The NFB-15 in the little corner of love :beerchug::

 

 

post #290 of 420
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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.

Purchased the NFB 15 (including TCXO upgrade) to be be shipped out on Friday and absolutely can't wait to pair this with my Q701s. Took a lot of searching forums and posting questions to even come across the Audio GD NFB series, before I finally decided on the NFB 15 as opposed to the 11, so thanks everyone for you help.

 

I'm no SQ expert obviously, but I'll be comparing the Audio GD NFB 15 to my Cambridge 550a Integrated Amp. There's some debate as to whether the headphone jack of a stereo integrated compares with that of a dedicated H/P amp so I look forward to conducting my very own first experiment :). I doubt the Cambridge 550a will stand a chance against the NFB 15 though!

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Congrats - I hope you enjoy it.  I still love my NFB-12, and one of the main reasons I haven't gone more expensive is that I've never really felt the need to.  You may be surprised that there may not be a huge jump in quality over your Cambridge 550a - I've often found when people start talking about huge differences between DACs and amps, in reality the changes are subtle.  People look for 'night and day' differences - but it's best to take your time getting used to the various nuances of any new pieces of audio gear, and then start forming opinions once you've had it a while.

 

The one thing you can be assured of though is that the NFB 15 will have more than enough current to drive the AKG really well.

 

Let us know your thoughts in due course :)

post #292 of 420

I guess i should not be worried but i got an email where they told me my NFB15 has shipped but they'll give me the tracking number later. 

 

Any thoughts on this?

post #293 of 420

If you ordered direct from Audio-gd, I wouldn't worry too much about it.  If you haven't heard anything from them by Monday - send them a little reminder.

 

They were great to deal with when I bought my NFB-12

post #294 of 420
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I guess i should not be worried but i got an email where they told me my NFB-15 has shipped but they'll give me the tracking number later. 

 

Any thoughts on this?

 

I personally have never heard anything negative said about Audio-GD, when it comes to shipping.

Could be one person is in charge of the shipping stuff and has not got around to sending the tracking number to the customers.

post #295 of 420
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I guess i should not be worried but i got an email where they told me my NFB15 has shipped but they'll give me the tracking number later. 

 

Any thoughts on this?

i wouldn't worry to much either there a reputable company i have ordered a few pieces from them and never had any issues and my 15.32 arrived in 4 days from Hong Kong. My schitt magni from California took 3 weeks and cost about the same in import fees.

post #296 of 420
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Congrats - I hope you enjoy it.  I still love my NFB-12, and one of the main reasons I haven't gone more expensive is that I've never really felt the need to. 

Thank you. Really impressed with how efficient the Audio GD team has been with their email correspondence and also getting unit assembled and sent.

Although I must say I'm a bit confused as to how they shipped unit out so soon, which was about 2 days. After all, doesn't the website state that once the purchase is made they then assemble the unit and then burn it in for 100 hours before dispatch?

Well 100 hours is 4 days if I am not mistaken, which means must already have some NFB 15s ready made to be shipped before I even ordered. This can surely be the only explanation!

 

 

Either way, my NFB 15 left Hong Kong this evening and is presumably already in the process of being flown to UK so I am very pleased about that. The DHL tracker too is great. 

 

 

Silly question, but should I continuously leave NFB 15 power switched on? I'm wondering this because I learned somewhere that amps don't like to be switched on and off, therefore it's best to always leave the power switched on, even when not in use.

post #297 of 420
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Silly question, but should I continuously leave NFB 15 power switched on? I'm wondering this because I learned somewhere that amps don't like to be switched on and off, therefore it's best to always leave the power switched on, even when not in use.

Good question actually. I know some people who are proponents of leaving amps on - but the unit does get reasonably warm, and I don't imagine all the heat would be good for it long term. I turn mine off when I'm not using it. No issues for me so far and I've had the unit around 2 years or more
post #298 of 420
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

 


 


 

Hey will,


 

Well, have had the NFB-15.1 and NFB-11.32 runnin' all day plugging the HD650s and D5000s between them.  They are in different rooms, so I even had a nice workout.  :D


 

I've had both phones and both DACs for a good while so know the sigs and can especially tell on the Denons if the bass gets loose and the spectrum seems all over the place (not being driven fully).  No probs there with either.  The HD650 got equally spanked with everything nice and tight with both devices.


 

The 15.1 has a more 'cozy' presentation (we use the word 'warm' way too much..lol), whereas the 11.32 is a detail monster without being piercing.  But both are detailed indeed and let the phones sound like they are supposed to.  If you like the signature of your phones, you will truly enjoy the overall presentation.


 

Now, I don't own the LCDs or D7000s so I really can't advise on those.  A while back a buddy brought over his HE-500s and on both devices they sounded very good, fwiw.


 

I have a tube hybrid (LDI+) connected to the 11.32 and an SP Extreme connected to the 15.1 and both setups sound delicious as well if you ever want to give them some tube love (no tube love today, just straight booty solid state..lol).


 

I have tried many phones on both devices the last couple years Will and really have to say I have never been disappointed with what both bring to the table.  I am an Ultrasone freak as well and both those devices are my 'go-to' first.  You really can't go wrong with either purchase.


 

*Both were used with usb input (my 15.1 has the TE8802 usb and the 11.32 has the USB32).  I also used the coax input on the 15.1 for a little while.  All lossless files, no EQ.


 

Don't know what type of music you listen to Will.  I put a bit of each of my preferred genres-  house, trance, dub, rock, metal, hip-hop.


 

Cheers!!!


 

The NFB-15 in the little corner of love :beerchug::


 


 


Thank you HeatFan for posting your impression about both amps, I used to have a D5000 so I can sort of draw a comparison from your opinion with the D5000 from both Audio GD dac/amps. I'm a late adopter of the Audeze phones but I must say I like it a lot, if you still haven't tried any of the LCDs I reckon you should give them a go.

As of lately I've been considering possibly getting a balanced dac/amp option and therefore interested in the Audio GD NFB-28, not sure when I will be able to pull the trigger though and whether I should just skip the entry level options like NFB-11/15 and go straight to the giant NFB-28.

post #299 of 420

NFB 15 arrived in UK today.

Just had to pay £19​.00 customs fee. Sucks big time!:mad: 

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NFB 15 arrived in UK today.
Just had to pay £19​.00 customs fee. Sucks big time!mad.gif  

Im afraid its gonna happen the same to me. Did they call you or contact you in any way to let you know?
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