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post #511 of 1255
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Any WA7 users here run the Fostex TH-900's?

 

Been looking at this AMP/DAC for a while now.

 

I do, and I absolutely love the combo.  The bass is serious.  It's not analytical like it is with the HD800s, but it is there in spades.  I really love the presentation with the TH900s.  It's my main listening combo at home these days.  Seriously, go for it...you won't regret your decision.

post #512 of 1255
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

Any WA7 users here run the Fostex TH-900's?

 

Been looking at this AMP/DAC for a while now.

 

I do, and I absolutely love the combo.  The bass is serious.  It's not analytical like it is with the HD800s, but it is there in spades.  I really love the presentation with the TH900s.  It's my main listening combo at home these days.  Seriously, go for it...you won't regret your decision.

Sounds good.

So there is still plenty of bass impact with the WA7? I read something about tube amps making headphones sound more neutral compared to solid states.

How is the instrument separation? And also the mids and vocals? With my current budget AMP/DAC setup, it can make the TH-900 a bit fatiguing and too bright with certain songs.

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post #513 of 1255
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Sounds good.

So there is still plenty of bass impact with the WA7? I read something about tube amps making headphones sound more neutral compared to solid states.

How is the instrument separation? And also the mids and vocals? With my current budget AMP/DAC setup, it can make the TH-900 a bit fatiguing and too bright with certain songs.

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With my T5p, certain songs are a bit too bright for me (for example, "Everybody Hurts" from R.E.M. Automatic for the People).  The same song with the TH900s is quite a different experience.  I find that the combination of the TH900/WA7 emphasizes the bass a bit while smoothing out the mids to the point where they are not too bright for me.  I do think that if you're a total bass head, this may not be the combination for you, but I feel I get plenty of bass out without having the brightness I get with the Beyers.

post #514 of 1255

The T5p has plenty of bass, especially with the WA7.  Atleast mine does.  Are you using the EH tubes?  Of course my setup is well burned in and it did seem to really open up just a few weeks ago, almost a year into using them daily.  Don't resist just cranking them up hard every now and then helps burn them in I think.

post #515 of 1255
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With my T5p, certain songs are a bit too bright for me (for example, "Everybody Hurts" from R.E.M. Automatic for the People).  The same song with the TH900s is quite a different experience.  I find that the combination of the TH900/WA7 emphasizes the bass a bit while smoothing out the mids to the point where they are not too bright for me.  I do think that if you're a total bass head, this may not be the combination for you, but I feel I get plenty of bass out without having the brightness I get with the Beyers.

 

I saw that you also have a WA22 in your sig.

 

How does the WA7 amp portion stack up against the rest of Woo's amp only line up?

 

As for the DAC section, I suppose for optimal results it would be best to upgrade to a better, separate DAC down the road? Although I heard the built in DAC does a pretty good job.

post #516 of 1255
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With my T5p, certain songs are a bit too bright for me (for example, "Everybody Hurts" from R.E.M. Automatic for the People).  The same song with the TH900s is quite a different experience.  I find that the combination of the TH900/WA7 emphasizes the bass a bit while smoothing out the mids to the point where they are not too bright for me.  I do think that if you're a total bass head, this may not be the combination for you, but I feel I get plenty of bass out without having the brightness I get with the Beyers.

 

I saw that you also have a WA22 in your sig.

 

How does the WA7 amp portion stack up against the rest of Woo's amp only line up?

 

As for the DAC section, I suppose for optimal results it would be best to upgrade to a better, separate DAC down the road? Although I heard the built in DAC does a pretty good job.

Yes separate DACs will be better but you can skip NFB 11.32 and MyDAC, while I prefer Bifrost Uber over WA7's DAC
post #517 of 1255

Hey guys i got my eyes on WA7, i have Fostex TH600 and i like Sparkling Treble , for opamps i liked the opa627 (warm + sparkling highs)

so which Tubes should i get to upgrade the WA7 with? 6NS7 maybe? 

post #518 of 1255
Be aware that you can't use any other type of tubes. You just can use ElectroHarmonic tubes with gold plated pins instead of provided Sovtek ones but the ElectroHarmonic are made in Russia too
post #519 of 1255
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Be aware that you can't use any other type of tubes. You just can use ElectroHarmonic tubes with gold plated pins instead of provided Sovtek ones but the ElectroHarmonic are made in Russia too

 

Then i really need to know if the Treble/highs are better than what they are when using M-Stage (opa627)  or any other solid state amp, i mean the WA7 is worth 1000$ , spent 500$ on Yulong D100 MKII which had an amp section that is quite boring, more like the oppisite of op627, thats why i went to M-Stage + op627 where the D100 been used as a DAC. 

post #520 of 1255
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Be aware that you can't use any other type of tubes. You just can use ElectroHarmonic tubes with gold plated pins instead of provided Sovtek ones but the ElectroHarmonic are made in Russia too

 

Then i really need to know if the Treble/highs are better than what they are when using M-Stage (opa627)  or any other solid state amp, i mean the WA7 is worth 1000$ , spent 500$ on Yulong D100 MKII which had an amp section that is quite boring, more like the oppisite of op627, thats why i went to M-Stage + op627 where the D100 been used as a DAC. 

I never heard TH600 but I heard TH900 and they sound great even with stock tubes but I really recommend getting EH tubes but give them at least 30 hours before you start judging them
post #521 of 1255

Will probably end up getting the WA7 soon.

 

One thing I was wondering about... can I expect the DAC portion of the WA7 to at least be a significant upgrade over my current Fiio E17 DAC?

post #522 of 1255
Yes you should , I think it's on par with Bifrost Uber but I still prefer Bifrost over WA7
post #523 of 1255
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Yes you should , I think it's on par with Bifrost Uber but I still prefer Bifrost over WA7

 

I see a lot of people talking about getting an amp that is suitable for your headphones (impedance wise). Would their be any issues with the WA7 and the TH900? Apparently the TH900 are 25-30 ohms?

post #524 of 1255

No problem. The WA7 covers everything, literally! 

post #525 of 1255
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No problem. The WA7 covers everything, literally! 

 

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