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post #946 of 2271

for how long can i keep the WA7 on? 8 hours max? or more? what is the limit that should be avoided? 

post #947 of 2271
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

for how long can i keep the WA7 on? 8 hours max? or more? what is the limit that should be avoided? 


Page 12 of the User Manual that came with your WA7 suggests "... a maximum of 8 hours of

continuous use, allowing the tubes time to cool before using again"
post #948 of 2271

thanks :P sometimes i use it for like four hours, then come back again after 3-4 hours and give it a nice 8 hours :3

post #949 of 2271

Looking for two new cans to pair this gorgeous with and would love to get some recommendations!

 

1. ~$500-1000. Want them to sound fairly neutral but I'm fine with them having some extra sparkle. Going to primarily use these for classical and slow-to-mid paced electronic tracks. Genres like downtempo and ambient needs to be at their best so a great soundstage is a must while still delivering adequately on the bass to match the liquid dubstep and the more intense of the downtempo tracks. Examples of albums I want to shine would be Orgship by Solar Quest, When The Silence Is Speaking by Koan, Safe In The Steep Cliffs by Emancipator and Efflorescence by Androcell.

 

2. About the same price range. Slightly on the darker side of the scale to complement the other pair. These should be more laid-back, have more emphasis on vocals and bass and be versatile enough for everything from Led Zeppelin, Rush and Pink Floyd to Jedi Mind Tricks to Coltrane to intense EDM.

 

I'm willing to pay more if necessary, but keep in mind that it is difficult for me to try high-end cans out in person where I live and headphones like the LCD3, HD800, TH900 or even T1 would be a bit much unless someone can convince me that they clearly have a superior sound on the WA7 (with EH tubes) compared to, say the T90 and LCD2.

 

Thanks


Edited by Haggendal - 1/27/14 at 10:14am
post #950 of 2271
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Originally Posted by EdmontonCanuck View Post
 


Page 12 of the User Manual that came with your WA7 suggests "... a maximum of 8 hours of

continuous use, allowing the tubes time to cool before using again"

so how long should i wait before using it again? 3 hours is good? less?

post #951 of 2271
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Originally Posted by Haggendal View Post
 

Looking for two new cans to pair this gorgeous with and would love to get some recommendations!

 

1. ~$500-1000. Want them to sound fairly neutral but I'm fine with them having some extra sparkle. Going to primarily use these for classical and slow-to-mid paced electronic tracks. Genres like downtempo and ambient needs to be at their best so a great soundstage is a must while still delivering adequately on the bass to match the liquid dubstep and the more intense of the downtempo tracks. Examples of albums I want to shine would be Orgship by Solar Quest, When The Silence Is Speaking by Koan, Safe In The Steep Cliffs by Emancipator and Efflorescence by Androcell.

 

2. About the same price range. Slightly on the darker side of the scale to complement the other pair. These should be more laid-back, have more emphasis on vocals and bass and be versatile enough for everything from Led Zeppelin, Rush and Pink Floyd to Jedi Mind Tricks to Coltrane to intense EDM.

 

I'm willing to pay more if necessary, but keep in mind that it is difficult for me to try high-end cans out in person where I live and headphones like the LCD3, HD800, TH900 or even T1 would be a bit much unless someone can convince me that they clearly have a superior sound on the WA7 (with EH tubes) compared to, say the T90 and LCD2.

 

Thanks

 

You already seem to know the range of headphones you really would like to have. Is another voice or two really going to sway you into buying one or two of these flagships, if you think they're too expensive to risk it?

For what it's worth, I can confirm that IMO the HD800 fits very well your #1 requirement. I use it for similar purposes (with the WA7) and couldn't be happier. Another candidate could be the Q701: of course it's not as sublime as the HD800, but also provides a massive soundstage, and with the bass port mod sonically is not far behind. It's not as smooth and precise as the HD800, but considering the price difference it may be worth looking at. 

Regarding #2 I'd also consider the LCD-X (here you can spend what you have saved with the Qs). To me the LCD2 and 3 sound too dark on the WA7. I had only a brief opportunity to try the LCD-X with my WA7, but that was a much more enjoyable experience, in line with what you're looking for. They are now on my shopping list for this year. 

post #952 of 2271
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

so how long should i wait before using it again? 3 hours is good? less?

 

Whatever it takes to cool the amp down. An hour should be more than enough.

If you're planning a longer listening session you may take the glass top off - that should help the tubes remain a bit cooler for longer.

post #953 of 2271
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post
 

 

Whatever it takes to cool the amp down. An hour should be more than enough.

If you're planning a longer listening session you may take the glass top off - that should help the tubes remain a bit cooler for longer.

thanks for the info ^^

post #954 of 2271

Gave the Concero DAC like nearly 6-7 hours , this DAC is Billions times cleaner than the WA7 DAC and both were on the iUSB as you can see, the Bass from the WA7 did hurt my ear sometimes on few notes and few tracks my ears avoided its harshness on few notes are just normal now! WOW!! 

this DAC made a Huge difference for real O-o and i am on the default filter that people don't use hehe, they said it does look boring in front of the others filters, but i need a remote for it.. 


oh i am using UM Mentor for the headphone if you wanted to know, i didn't have a problem with the WA7 as a DAC, but this new DAC did show me where was i standing lol!! 

post #955 of 2271

Just so everyone know my consulting Gig with Woo ended this  weekend and wanted to wish everyone the best 

post #956 of 2271

Hey Frank, hope all went well and you got accomplished what you wanted.  Really looking forward to seeing the comparison pages.  Thank you so much for your expertise on Woo and hope it continues!

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Just so everyone know my consulting Gig with Woo ended this  weekend and wanted to wish everyone the best 

post #957 of 2271

Hi Mickey. They have all the work I did with the comparison but not sure how long it will take for the website to be live they need to get that going. I also did a headphone comparison plus rewrote the descriptions and started the 234 manual.


Edited by Frank I - 1/29/14 at 9:54am
post #958 of 2271
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post
 

 

You already seem to know the range of headphones you really would like to have. Is another voice or two really going to sway you into buying one or two of these flagships, if you think they're too expensive to risk it?

For what it's worth, I can confirm that IMO the HD800 fits very well your #1 requirement. I use it for similar purposes (with the WA7) and couldn't be happier. Another candidate could be the Q701: of course it's not as sublime as the HD800, but also provides a massive soundstage, and with the bass port mod sonically is not far behind. It's not as smooth and precise as the HD800, but considering the price difference it may be worth looking at. 

Regarding #2 I'd also consider the LCD-X (here you can spend what you have saved with the Qs). To me the LCD2 and 3 sound too dark on the WA7. I had only a brief opportunity to try the LCD-X with my WA7, but that was a much more enjoyable experience, in line with what you're looking for. They are now on my shopping list for this year. 

 

Yes, if I can't find the opportunity to try the other cans out myself then I will probably go with something modest in price, such as T90, which I already know match up quite well with my needs. I will definitely take your suggestions into considerations however and attempt to get my hands on both HD800 and the LCDs to see how they team up with the WA7, even if the latter are almost impossible to find in the wilds here in Sweden. 

Getting a real flagship headphone that will scale well with my future amp upgrades would perhaps be a sensible investment, but I'm honestly worried that it would be held back too much by my current gear and imperfect music files to even sound better than the lower budget models to begin with. Huge thanks for the answer in any case!


Edited by Haggendal - 1/29/14 at 10:40am
post #959 of 2271
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Originally Posted by EdmontonCanuck View Post
 


I can't speak to Android tablets as I don't own any, but iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPad) work perfectly fine by using Apple's Camera Connection Kit dongle to allow the device to connect to the WA7 via USB.

Thank you for confirming it. Anyone here had chance to use FireFlies with android devices?

 

Thank you.

post #960 of 2271
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I'm interested in if the cryo tubes are better than the EH gold pins?

 

I've already read enough and heard for myself that the EH are far better than the stock Sovtek's. But could there be a tube out there that tops the EH?

got a chance to spend a couple hours with the cryo reflektors w/ my th600. can't give any definitive since the sound may change but early impressions are as follows.

 

if the stocks are mid centric and the eh are more u shaped i would put the cryo reflektors somewhere between. they are smoother than the EH but more detailed than stock.

for specifically the th600's sig i think its the best of the three. sometimes the EH can be fatiguing for me with its hyper detail. the cryo reflektors give a good in between for easy long listening sessions.

 

EH has more wow factor and better with instrumental music/active listening, cryos for a smooth session.

 

will report if that changes.

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