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post #556 of 1865
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Originally Posted by BeyerMonster View Post
 

It's hard to argue that there is such a thing as overkill. Just varying value propositions.


Perhaps i should rephrase. What i meant was will something this good be too revealing for lossless files? Is it aimed at people that only listen to 24/96 and Dsd files.

post #557 of 1865

It´s aimed at people who love music,  in normal 16/44 quality and up :D, but the Vega Dac should be highly revealing, so if you listen to poorly recorded music like some metal music + analytical cans, your ears could bleed pretty fast. I read two reviews where it´s said Vega digs out every last detail of the record. I will use Vega and Taurus with HiFiman He-500 + smooth cables, so I don´t worry about it.        

post #558 of 1865

Not overkill, it's a great choice. The Vega makes Redbook (16/44) sound fantastic, so in a way it helps the regular files in addition to being great with high resolution material.

post #559 of 1865
Not overkill at all
post #560 of 1865

i read somewhere that the taurus was voiced with the audeze headphones (don't know which models in particular). because the audeze headphones are very different than the hd800, i'm wondering how you hd800 owners find the taurus/hd800 match. too bright? or is it really just a matter of making sure that one has the proper DAC? either the taurus or the ragnarok will be my next amp, but curious to see how the hd800 does with both...

post #561 of 1865

The HD800 / Taurus / Vega combo was one of the first I've tried.  I've had several customers come in to hear on the Senn's and LCD 'X'.  You're right about using the AUDEZE in the design phase.  Xuanqian mentioned that when I told him of my headphone trial.  My take was the AUDEZE was only slightly more revealing and open.  One of the tracks I use is Fire and Rain, when JT's drummer used a snare on a cymbal at the 2 minute mark.  It was just a bit more obvious through the 'X'.  However, I've had 2 customers in the last week that preferred the HD800's.

 

There is not an issue of harshness, or sibilance at all.  The AURALiC product used Ruppert Neve's concept of analog sound via digital sound boards and circuitry.

 

Hope this helps.  Jim

post #562 of 1865
Not bright at all. I demo'd the X abd 800's on my Vega/Taurus combo and bought the HD800's. They were far more open sounding and not bright at all. The X certainly had a bit more texture but ultimately the HD800 won for me
post #563 of 1865
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Originally Posted by thirdcoastaudio View Post
 

The HD800 / Taurus / Vega combo was one of the first I've tried.  I've had several customers come in to hear on the Senn's and LCD 'X'.  You're right about using the AUDEZE in the design phase.  Xuanqian mentioned that when I told him of my headphone trial.  My take was the AUDEZE was only slightly more revealing and open.  One of the tracks I use is Fire and Rain, when JT's drummer used a snare on a cymbal at the 2 minute mark.  It was just a bit more obvious through the 'X'.  However, I've had 2 customers in the last week that preferred the HD800's.

 

There is not an issue of harshness, or sibilance at all.  The AURALiC product used Ruppert Neve's concept of analog sound via digital sound boards and circuitry.

 

Hope this helps.  Jim

 

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Not bright at all. I demo'd the X abd 800's on my Vega/Taurus combo and bought the HD800's. They were far more open sounding and not bright at all. The X certainly had a bit more texture but ultimately the HD800 won for me

nice to know...thanks, guys. making me want to pull the trigger on the taurus, but i think i'll wait to see how the ragnarok fares since it's supposed to start shipping next month. and jude has a review unit, i believe. we'll see...

post #564 of 1865

The Vega is a bridge-too-far for me : I'll be plugging my Chord Hugo into the Taurus via RCA (ok, its not balanced XLR but I'll get over it) when my dealer gets his shipment. My main aim is to get the best from my new cans, particularly the HD800, and Tyll's review certainly gives me hope that I'm on the right track. 

post #565 of 1865

One correction- only the balanced (XLR) outputs of the Vega us the Neve inspired Orfeo modules.

 

I've found my Taurus MKII and my HD800's neutral with a lean towards bright. Of course, that's how I've felt about the HD800's from the start, so I would say that the Taurus doesn't really color their natural presentation.

post #566 of 1865
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

The Vega is a bridge-too-far for me : I'll be plugging my Chord Hugo into the Taurus via RCA (ok, its not balanced XLR but I'll get over it) when my dealer gets his shipment. My main aim is to get the best from my new cans, particularly the HD800, and Tyll's review certainly gives me hope that I'm on the right track. 

Tyll's review of which?
post #567 of 1865

:)

 

I believe the review at innerfidelity is made by John (project86).

post #568 of 1865

I´m also curious to hear HD800 on Taurus, as my first impression of HD800 was a pretty bright sound, but a change of setup could change this impression for the better because of synergy, resolution, dynamic and drive. 

 

Did Tyll make a secret review on Taurus, hmmm, must investigate on the Darknet:D 

post #569 of 1865
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Originally Posted by Larryonfire View Post

I´m also curious to hear HD800 on Taurus, as my first impression of HD800 was a pretty bright sound, but a change of setup could change this impression for the better because of synergy, resolution, dynamic and drive. 

Did Tyll make a secret review on Taurus, hmmm, must investigate on the Darknet:D  

FWIW I have the T1 which I normally find less bright than the HD800 - and it is too bright for me on the Taurus. Same thing with the bright and bassy Ultrasone Pro 2900. I find Taurus not being an amp that tames brightness. But HD800 is a strange beast with sometimes surprising synergies, so....

Tyll don't do amp reviews, presumably because he used to be an insider strongly involved in the making the Headroom amps - as I have understood it, but John will correct me if I am wrong :-)
Edited by ardilla - 4/30/14 at 3:35am
post #570 of 1865
He wrote a small addendum on the Taurus review in which he praised it very much and placed it on the Wall of Fame
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