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post #10561 of 19538
ok, i revised my budget to 500$,If you guys had 500$ budget for amp+dac, what would you buy?
So many options, i'm confused.


im considering the geek out,or the audio gd 15.32 or Matrix M-Stage, but im open to anything really because i cant audition anything, just go by what people here recommend me.
Thank you ^_^
post #10562 of 19538

Here are a couple of combo's i've used/heard and liked:
- Schiit Bifrost (if you can live without USB) & Schiit Vali

- Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 & Schiit Vali

- Can substitue Bottlhead Crack or M-Stage

- or look for a killer deal on a PS Audio DLIII for the DAC

 

Let us know what you end up with.

 

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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

ok, i revised my budget to 500$,If you guys had 500$ budget for amp+dac, what would you buy?
So many options, i'm confused.


im considering the geek out,or the audio gd 15.32 or Matrix M-Stage, but im open to anything really because i cant audition anything, just go by what people here recommend me.
Thank you ^_^
post #10563 of 19538

I would definitely get a bottlehead crack if you can. Either build yourself or find used here, there are a couple for sale.

 

It's supposed to have a special magic with the HD800.

post #10564 of 19538
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post

I would definitely get a bottlehead crack if you can. Either build yourself or find used here, there are a couple for sale.

It's supposed to have a special magic with the HD800.

How about the S.E.X?
post #10565 of 19538

Definitely also good. Look here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683012/bottlehead-amplifier-discussion-comparison-thread-crack-sex-mainline


Edited by TwoEars - 5/14/14 at 8:37am
post #10566 of 19538
Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

ok, i revised my budget to 500$,If you guys had 500$ budget for amp+dac, what would you buy?
So many options, i'm confused.


im considering the geek out,or the audio gd 15.32 or Matrix M-Stage, but im open to anything really because i cant audition anything, just go by what people here recommend me.
Thank you ^_^

 

If you could stretch your budget and find a used Dangerous Music Source. You're easily getting a 2k+ (M51, BDA-2) DAC performance in there and it drives the HD800 very well. Killer with monitors as well.

 

You probably won't find one used, but if you do, I'd jump on it.

post #10567 of 19538
When I demo'd the 800's I had a massive soundstage. Yet on the pair I purchased as a result of the demo it doesn't seem nearly as wide. Everything else has remained the same. Any explanation for this?
post #10568 of 19538

What Amp and Dac did you demo them on?

post #10569 of 19538
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

What Amp and Dac did you demo them on?

As I said...everything else has remained the same
It was a home demo on my Auralic stack
post #10570 of 19538

I have the hd800 hooked up to the ak240 and  the Hugo  Some nice sound coming out of  this rig.


Edited by Frank I - 5/14/14 at 8:49pm
post #10571 of 19538
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

When I demo'd the 800's I had a massive soundstage. Yet on the pair I purchased as a result of the demo it doesn't seem nearly as wide. Everything else has remained the same. Any explanation for this?

 

placebo? break-in? unit-variance? choice of music? time of day? phase of the moon? :rolleyes:

post #10572 of 19538
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verb
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    synonyms: shake, shake like a leaf, quiver, twitch, jerk; More
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      synonyms: be afraid, be frightened, be apprehensive, worry, shake in one's boots; More
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    • (of a person's voice) sound unsteady or hesitant.
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noun
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    a trembling feeling, movement, or sound.
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    informal
    a physical or emotional condition marked by trembling.

Some headphones give me treble that make me tremble (I'm looking at you SR325is ;)).

post #10573 of 19538

Most Beyers and Ultrasones seem to do that to me.

post #10574 of 19538
Which headphone has the next best soundstage after the hd800?
post #10575 of 19538
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Which headphone has the next best soundstage after the hd800?


Amongst the ones I have heard - T1

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