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^^ You guys know me by now. :biggrin:

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Sorry MattTCG, my apologies for the misunderstanding, thanks for the clarifications, guys!
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^^ No worries. 

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which adapter should i buy if i ve the 1/4 and want 1/8 for portable players  ?

 

http://www.moon-audio.com/cardas-hpi-mini-to-female-1-4-inch-adapter-cable.html

 

is there something better out there ? recommedations welcomed !

 

regards from germany

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Originally Posted by mcullinan View Post

Are the Ads a step up over the Sennheiser HD650s? Looking for my next headphone..

Very different sounding. Depending on your taste really. The HD650 is warmer, more intimate, and smoother. The AD is more neutral, and faster, and lively. I'd wager they'd make great compliments to one another. I'd say the AD is more accurate and better defined.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/10/14 at 8:47pm
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Found meself a good value DAC with HP out for portable use(at least while resting and a stack that can still fit my hands) with the Alpha:). It can drive the AD no problem and at quite low volume adjustment(software).
This thing sounds great for $66(up there in terms of  Price/Perf. Ratio just like the AD) and can do Hi-Res to boot.
Using it like so...........GS3(phone)->UAPP(Usb Audio Player Pro App.)->Xmos DAC(with external batt.)->AD.
I have tried the AD with portable gears I own(O2/ODAC,C5/UD110,D-Zero,Apex Glacier) and the Xmos DAC is my best sounding yet(at least for me).

The downside is you have to feed the DAC power(external 5V batt or DC supply) and it has no physical volume control( I'm using UAPP software volume).

 

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which adapter should i buy if i ve the 1/4 and want 1/8 for portable players  ?

 

http://www.moon-audio.com/cardas-hpi-mini-to-female-1-4-inch-adapter-cable.html

 

is there something better out there ? recommedations welcomed !

 

regards from germany

If you live in Germanym, ry to look for cable adaptor from Sennheiser. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Adapter-Female-6-3mm-3-5mm/dp/B008JGWY2Y IMO, they are high quality and very reliable.

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Just as a heads up with those adapters. Make sure to buy one that you feel would change the sound signature the least favorably. There are 3 or 4 different ones that use a similar design.  I bought the sennheiser one or some knock off and the material used adds some warmth to the grado sr60is I modified. It may sound obvious to people on here, but I found the difference kind of surprising. Otherwise the adapter itself is a very nice design.

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Hey Dan,

How's the landing page for the upgrade program coming along? Can't wait to get that email in my inbox saying that I'm eligible. :popcorn:

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Trying to get a good shot of the finish...but not really succeeding. 

 

 

Also I need to do some dusting...

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Very different sounding. Depending on your taste really. The HD650 is warmer, more intimate, and smoother. The AD is more neutral, and faster, and lively. I'd wager they'd make great compliments to one another. I'd say the AD is more accurate and better defined.

 

+1 If you're looking for a "pair" of hp's that complement each other nearly to perfection, you'd be hard pressed to beat the two of these. 

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Hi,

I bought this one from Grado. Maybe you´ll like it.

http://www.madooma.com/shopHP/neu_headphone-accessories/GRADO_Mini-Adapter_von_6_3mm_auf_3_5mm_fuer_Kopfhoerer.html


I haven't tried the Sennheiser unit.  I always have one of the Grado ones in my cable bag.  Nice copper cable, nice solid construction, nice and flexible.  Basically, it is, ahhhh nice.

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Could you elaborate on this point? I've been considering the HP-P1 for awhile, but this may keep me from purchasing.

hi ssrock64....

the power from HPP1 is not enough to drive the alpha dogs to my taste. i kinda like the sound to be a bit loud sometimes. I tried at the max gain on the HPP1 with volume pot almost max to get to the volume that i liked.  I am using filter number 1 on the HPP1 to drive the alpha dogs. 

But, once again, to my taste, i kinda need a bit more juice from HPP1 to really drive the alpha dogs to my liking. It is a good pairing, just need more power to my taste.

So far, i am favoring the clas db + duet or clas db + rx mk3 b pairing to drive my alpha dogs.

Theorem 720 is a great choice too but I like the dac from clas db better so far.

 

Regards,

JayTee189 

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which adapter should i buy if i ve the 1/4 and want 1/8 for portable players  ?

 

http://www.moon-audio.com/cardas-hpi-mini-to-female-1-4-inch-adapter-cable.html

 

is there something better out there ? recommedations welcomed !

 

regards from germany

As an alternative, if you want to go for higher quality any of the higher end cable companies will make one for you.  For example, Moon Audio will make a Blue Dragon 1/4 to 1/8" adapter for about $80 or so, according to the site. There are also many other options available for adapters, e.g., balanced to single ended, RSA, etc. etc. 

 

http://www.moon-audio.com/ 

 

I presently use the Grado and it's fine.

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