Originally Posted by amirhosein
And how would you describe the XC out of the Oppo HA-1 and the ALO Pan Am compared to the e12?
I use the X5 as a source in all my setups now as I couldn't be bothered to use my laptop anymore, and the sound difference is marginal at best.
In order of preference with the XC headphones:- X5 Coaxial out - HA-1 Coaxial in - Balanced cable to XC
(By far my favourite as it sounds soooo natural and clear, and has excellent dynamics)- X5 Line out - HA-1 RCA Line in - Balanced cable to XC
(Warms up the sound a little with the X5 DAC but loses a bit of the clarity overall for me)- X5 Line out - Pan Am Line in - Single Ended cable to XC
(I'm not a fan of the built in DAC on the Pan Am. There's some tube magic with the Audeze headphones and Pan Am, but I prefer my LCD-2 with this combo for the extra warmth and euphonic soundstage when the mood strikes)- X5 Line out - E12 Line in - Single Ended cable to XC
(Good clarity and detail. Great bass boost to help the lack of dynamics. This combo gets me very close to my full sized setups with the added convenience of being portable)-X5 Headphone - Single Ended cable to XC
(Not bad, gets loud enough but missing that extra level of musicality and dynamics that I like)Edited by x RELIC x - 8/4/14 at 6:40pm