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post #1351 of 2478
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Thank you!  Don't worry about the size or price, what you gave me is enough and besides I won't be getting the Bifrost anytime soon.

Haha yeah... That's why I bought an extra couple of packs tongue.gif.
post #1352 of 2478
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Haha yeah... That's why I bought an extra couple of packs tongue.gif.

Gonna quote myself to make a response.  Know you didn't need the size/P# Brynie, but I'll do it anyways for others who may be interested :).

 

Manufacturer: Hillman

Product Name: Rubber Stoppers 

Size: 9/16 x 3/8 x 1 (these are in inches; keep in mind these taper off, hence the reason for three different measurements [Top Diameter x Bottom Diameter x Height])

P/N#: 881321

Price: $1.04 (pre-tax, locally)

post #1353 of 2478

I keep a Bifrost under my Asgard 2, This puts a chill on the Asgard 2,

post #1354 of 2478

How do you guys feel about the synergy between an A2 and HD 800?

post #1355 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

How do you guys feel about the synergy between an A2 and HD 800?

 

You tell us. :o

post #1356 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

How do you guys feel about this thing being paired with an HD 800?

Not sure if you've gotten any responses, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. I don't own an HD800 (300 ohm impedance according to Senn's website, but coulda sworn they were 600), but I do own the HD700 (150ohm) and HD650 (300ohm). The A2 is definitely a great amp to pair with the HD700, as it allows for great volume (ie. loud) at about 12-2o'clock. The HD650s also pair very well with the A2, and usually their sweet spot is a little higher than the 700s: great volume can be had at about 1-3o'clock.

 

I do believe that, even with equal impedence, the HD800s are harder to drive than the HD650 (that's based on other people's comments, but I do believe it: I also own Momentums and Amperiors, each are 18ohms, but the Amperiors get louder on less volume from any of my amps/DAPs). That being the case, I would think, if you want to listen to the HD800s really loud, you would probably be pushing the A2 to its limit (of course if your source has a particularly high line out volume, this might not be true, I find the analog outs on my Oppo 105 to have much less volume than my the analog out on my UberBifrost).

post #1357 of 2478
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post
 

Not sure if you've gotten any responses, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. I don't own an HD800 (300 ohm impedance according to Senn's website, but coulda sworn they were 600), but I do own the HD700 (150ohm) and HD650 (300ohm). The A2 is definitely a great amp to pair with the HD700, as it allows for great volume (ie. loud) at about 12-2o'clock. The HD650s also pair very well with the A2, and usually their sweet spot is a little higher than the 700s: great volume can be had at about 1-3o'clock.

 

I guess it's my ears.. but I almost never have to go higher than 9 o'clock on my A2 (standing horizontal) and HD600.

Putting it to 12 o'clock would blow my head. Are you using it in 'low gain' mode or something?

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Low gain only when I use the Amperiors or Momentums. I dunno about 9 o' clock, I think for me that be much much too low volume. I like to listen to music loud, regardless of genre! Maybe I am just deaf! Some of my friends think I listen to headphones too loud, other friends ask me to crank it up a lil higher than I normal put it for myself.

 

When I use a db meter app on my phone, I think I usually hit about 88-80dbs when I place the phone's mic in between my headphones cups. That's usually the upper end of the level I listen to. Hey, if you have an Android phone, would you mind downloading 'Sound Meter' and placing your phone in between the HD600's cups and crank it to 9o' clock then 12o clock and tell me what db's you read? Just curious to see the difference.

post #1359 of 2478
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post
 

When I use a db meter app on my phone, I think I usually hit about 88-80dbs when I place the phone's mic in between my headphones cups. That's usually the upper end of the level I listen to. Hey, if you have an Android phone, would you mind downloading 'Sound Meter' and placing your phone in between the HD600's cups and crank it to 9o' clock then 12o clock and tell me what db's you read? Just curious to see the difference.

 

Give me the sound track and time for a reference. :)

post #1360 of 2478

Arrg, I wish I was at home right now. I'm in my office where I only have the E9. When I get home I will get that to you!

post #1361 of 2478
Wouldn't different levels to the input jacks account for the volume differences between you guys?
post #1362 of 2478
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post
 

Low gain only when I use the Amperiors or Momentums. I dunno about 9 o' clock, I think for me that be much much too low volume. I like to listen to music loud, regardless of genre! Maybe I am just deaf! Some of my friends think I listen to headphones too loud, other friends ask me to crank it up a lil higher than I normal put it for myself.

 

When I use a db meter app on my phone, I think I usually hit about 88-80dbs when I place the phone's mic in between my headphones cups. That's usually the upper end of the level I listen to. Hey, if you have an Android phone, would you mind downloading 'Sound Meter' and placing your phone in between the HD600's cups and crank it to 9o' clock then 12o clock and tell me what db's you read? Just curious to see the difference.

Neither phone is going to be calibrated for the metering app, so the measurments can be way off.

post #1363 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Neither phone is going to be calibrated for the metering app, so the measurments can be way off.

 

I think it's mostly about individual hearing differences. I tend to listen on very low volume levels due to higher ear sensitivity.

 

Question is - can you really claim A2 is not powerful enough for headphone XYZ if you're just plain deaf? :rolleyes: 


Edited by madwolfa - 2/23/14 at 3:28pm
post #1364 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Neither phone is going to be calibrated for the metering app, so the measurments can be way off.

Of course it wouldn't be the most accurate measurement, but I just want to get a rough idea of the volume other people are listening to.

post #1365 of 2478
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

I think it's mostly about individual hearing differences. I tend to listen on very low volume levels due to higher ear sensitivity.

 

Question is - can you really claim A2 is not powerful enough for headphone XYZ if you're just plain deaf? :rolleyes: 

I am not deaf! I actually have great hearing!

 

Well no, I don't...sorta. I do have a hard time understanding what people are saying to me when there is alot of ambient noise. For example, if the TV is on, or I am in my office (I share an office with like 8 other TAs) and there's a lot of background noise, I can't understand jack sh*t of what someone is telling me, even though I can hear them speak. When its relatively quite, I can usually pick up on sounds/whispering when others can't. I dunno if this has to do with my hearing or if its a matter of attention (I am a bit ADHD): maybe if there is too much auditory stimulation around me, my mind can't focus in on what people say, even when I try, but when it's quiet, my brain can hyper-concentrate on the noise around me.

 

In any case, I just love to immerse myself in music, and low volume music tends to not hold my attention as much as loud music does. So my idea of a 'enough power to properly drive XYZ' may not necessarily be the same as yours.However, I am also not alone in my thoughts about the A2 and HD800, and in the Schiit line of amps, the A2 is not the meant to be a power monster, the Lyr is. Just my 2 cents based on my listening  preferences.

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