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post #5971 of 18189
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

GSX-2 has also seems to work for all my headphones including he-6, havent tried k1000 yet

If it only works for top tier headphones then I wouldn't consider it in the same league as the Pinnacle.

It would have to be really very special if its better than the ECBA and EAR.

And if it is, I'd be very inclined to buy one.

 

My point is, I don't base my judgement on pricing, just performance.    

Heck, I found the Mjolnir better than the ECBA for the LCD3s and a major reason I sold the latter and got the Pinnacle.
post #5972 of 18189
Works with just about anything, the magic of wire with gain sound.

I am not a fan of the ECBA, at least with hd 800 and th-900
post #5973 of 18189
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

GSX-2 has also seems to work for all my headphones including he-6, havent tried k1000 yet

If it only works for top tier headphones then I wouldn't consider it in the same league as the Pinnacle.

It would have to be really very special if its better than the ECBA and EAR.

And if it is, I'd be very inclined to buy one.

 

My point is, I don't base my judgement on pricing, just performance.    

Heck, I found the Mjolnir better than the ECBA for the LCD3s and a major reason I sold the latter and got the Pinnacle.

Then you should put the mjolnir into that same league as well. It definitely does not work for every top tier headphone. What does that Pinnacle do, magic

post #5974 of 18189
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Then you should put the mjolnir into that same league as well. It definitely does not work for every top tier headphone. What does that Pinnacle do, magic

You're totally missing the point. The Mjolnir is good ONLY with the LCD3s, not so much with HD800s.

The Pinnacle OTOH is great with ALL my headphones. How it does it you'll have to ask Todd/Pete. They're the magicians.

I just appreciate their magic :cool:

post #5975 of 18189

Great read!

post #5976 of 18189
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Then you should put the mjolnir into that same league as well. It definitely does not work for every top tier headphone. What does that Pinnacle do, magic

 The Mjolnir is good ONLY with the LCD3s, not so much with HD800s.

 

That, I can totally agree with.

post #5977 of 18189

ordering my hd800's next week - cannot wait    :D:D:D:D

post #5978 of 18189
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ordering my hd800's next week - cannot wait    :D:D:D:D

:L3000:

post #5979 of 18189
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

:L3000:

also getting 2 sieveking omega stand for the HD800's and T1

post #5980 of 18189
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

also getting 2 sieveking omega stand for the HD800's and T1

 

Congrats on the purchase! I still feel nowhere near the potential of my HD800s but I'm just amazed at how great they sound with my 'high-end' portable setup shown below. Rather than spend some serious money on the Omega stands (although they are very nice), my headphones spend a lot of time on my head and hence the stand was secondary. I built my own stand using a 4" long piece of 3/4" galvanized pipe, a 3/4" threaded flange for the base, a styrofoam dummy's head from a local costume shop and a can of styrofoam safe spray paint (tan colour). Total cost was about $15.

 

Although I've bought mainly portable components and show the setup connected to my iPhone 5, I use it far more often connected to my MacBook Pro. The MBP is connected to the Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo -dB with a USB 2.0 port. The balanced output of the CLAS -dB is connected to the balanced input of the Ray Samuels Audio Intruder. And lastly, my HD800 (self-reterminated) are connected to the balanced headphone output on the front of the RSA Intruder. Eventually I'll be buying a better amp and DAC for my home setup, but right now my so-called 'portable' setup does a very nice job with my predominantly FLAC based library of music. Thankfully I've discovered that I don't need to jump right to the GS-X Mark II and an equally pricey DAC to get fantastic sound. And when I do buy the high end 'desktop' amp and DAC, I'll hopefully appreciate the sound improvement that much more.

 

  

 

Dale

post #5981 of 18189

^^^ really like the stand! Very inventive. 

post #5982 of 18189
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post
 

 

Congrats on the purchase! I still feel nowhere near the potential of my HD800s but I'm just amazed at how great they sound with my 'high-end' portable setup shown below. Rather than spend some serious money on the Omega stands (although they are very nice), my headphones spend a lot of time on my head and hence the stand was secondary. I built my own stand using a 4" long piece of 3/4" galvanized pipe, a 3/4" threaded flange for the base, a styrofoam dummy's head from a local costume shop and a can of styrofoam safe spray paint (tan colour). Total cost was about $15.

 

Although I've bought mainly portable components and show the setup connected to my iPhone 5, I use it far more often connected to my MacBook Pro. The MBP is connected to the Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo -dB with a USB 2.0 port. The balanced output of the CLAS -dB is connected to the balanced input of the Ray Samuels Audio Intruder. And lastly, my HD800 (self-reterminated) are connected to the balanced headphone output on the front of the RSA Intruder. Eventually I'll be buying a better amp and DAC for my home setup, but right now my so-called 'portable' setup does a very nice job with my predominantly FLAC based library of music. Thankfully I've discovered that I don't need to jump right to the GS-X Mark II and an equally pricey DAC to get fantastic sound. And when I do buy the high end 'desktop' amp and DAC, I'll hopefully appreciate the sound improvement that much more.

 

  

 

Dale

We`re on parallel hd800-evolution tragectories. . .   
I really like what you`re doing with the balanced mode, and of course the mannequin head.  

post #5983 of 18189

 

I believe the stand is made by "ROOMS"

post #5984 of 18189
I love the stand!
post #5985 of 18189
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I believe the stand is made by "ROOMS"

You get those from Meier Audio? 

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