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post #31 of 42
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Darn..Oppo do not ship international.

"Due to the region restriction of our Blu-ray Players (DVD Region 1, Blu-Ray Region A), we do not ship outside of North America. "

AndI thought this was a Universal BD player...
Edited by VTV - 9/14/13 at 1:15am
post #32 of 42

I do believe it is non regional as well as the only player that I know of that ignores Cinavia

Where do you live? Im in Thailand and its readily available here.


Edited by monsterzero - 9/14/13 at 1:29am
post #33 of 42
Thread Starter 
Thanks monsterzero..I am in Dubai.

Reading the Oppo 105 review on CNET...

"I plugged headphones into the BDP-105, but the sound wasn't special, Schiit Audio's $99 Magni headphone amp was a lot better. "

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57565878-47/oppo-bdp-105-not-your-average-blu-ray-player/

I am beginning to think for a Hifiman HE-500, Oppo 105 headphone may be underpowered. Not a conclusion. Need to read more on this. DAC still sound good. If I had no Dune HD, Oppo is a very strong candidate. PS3 has been an excellent value as gaming console alone, so its BD features a plus. If no PS3 + Dune I would take that Oppo in a blink smily_headphones1.gif
post #34 of 42

With the galaxy s3, you could use the 'graham slee bitzie' amp and dac. I bought one yesterday and will review it in a week or two, as I found it to sound exceptional when I demoed it with flagship £1k+ headphones.

 

Build finish/presentation and packaging are so poor, I'm struggling to get over it. It looks like it's a toy from a pound shop, especially in it's packaging....... definitely not like something that costs £350. 

post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post
 

With the galaxy s3, you could use the 'graham slee bitzie' amp and dac. I bought one yesterday and will review it in a week or two, as I found it to sound exceptional when I demoed it with flagship £1k+ headphones.

 

Build finish/presentation and packaging are so poor, I'm struggling to get over it. It looks like it's a toy from a pound shop, especially in it's packaging....... definitely not like something that costs £350. 

 

Thanks CantScareMe.....I am worried about its role as an amp. Can anything that draws power off the USB do justice to the planars?

post #36 of 42

I'm not providing full on impressions yet, but this thing doesn't underamp anything. It sounds like a fully blown desktop amp and a top level dac.

post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by VTV View Post

Thanks monsterzero..I am in Dubai.

Reading the Oppo 105 review on CNET...

"I plugged headphones into the BDP-105, but the sound wasn't special, Schiit Audio's $99 Magni headphone amp was a lot better. "

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57565878-47/oppo-bdp-105-not-your-average-blu-ray-player/

I am beginning to think for a Hifiman HE-500, Oppo 105 headphone may be underpowered. Not a conclusion. Need to read more on this. DAC still sound good. If I had no Dune HD, Oppo is a very strong candidate. PS3 has been an excellent value as gaming console alone, so its BD features a plus. If no PS3 + Dune I would take that Oppo in a blink smily_headphones1.gif


Just received an interesting suggestion on another forum re: Oppo 105 + 300-600 ohm HPs

" For HD800 you could be better of buying XLR headphone cable and hooking headphones to Oppo's balanced XLR outputs:
http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-headphone-cables/moon-audio-black-dragon-v2-headphone-cable.html

"The Oppo XLR outs have 4.2 vrms and drive the HD800's well. The Oppo headphone amp jack is, sadly, as worthless as any consumer phone-jack solution, and thus the Dragon's with XLR female."


Hmmmmm...wheels are spinning
post #38 of 42

I have very limited knowledge about what is being discussed, but I'm trying to learn :o

 

Would something like this be a pontential solution?  A DAC with an HDMI input?

 

AU-D250 Advanced Digital Audio Converter

http://www.cypeurope.com/store/store/app/product/AU-D250


Edited by DR650SE - 9/14/13 at 5:07pm
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

I have very limited knowledge about what is being discussed, but I'm trying to learn :o

 

Would something like this be a pontential solution?  A DAC with an HDMI input?

 

AU-D250 Advanced Digital Audio Converter

http://www.cypeurope.com/store/store/app/product/AU-D250

For 2-channel audio input into a DAC, I doubt there is going to be a noticeable audio quality difference between 2-channel PCM digital audio with a S/PDIF (optical or coaxial) and 2-channel PCM digital audio with HDMI.

post #40 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel 
 
Just received an interesting suggestion on another forum re: Oppo 105 + 300-600 ohm HPs

" For HD800 you could be better of buying XLR headphone cable and hooking headphones to Oppo's balanced XLR outputs:
http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-headphone-cables/moon-audio-black-dragon-v2-headphone-cable.html

"The Oppo XLR outs have 4.2 vrms and drive the HD800's well. The Oppo headphone amp jack is, sadly, as worthless as any consumer phone-jack solution, and thus the Dragon's with XLR female."

 

 

I do not know if the conversion is used correctly; I used a online calculator which coverts 4.2 volts as 0.3528 Watts. HifiMan recommends 1 W @ 38 Ohms (?) for HE-500...So Oppo may still be underpowered for the Hifiman.

 

I guess I chewed more than I could swallow. I do not think I understand the vRMS calculations. I better not misguide people unless I am sure about what I speak. If someone were to guide me on this I would appreciate.


Edited by VTV - 9/15/13 at 12:20am
post #41 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

I have very limited knowledge about what is being discussed, but I'm trying to learn :o

 

Would something like this be a pontential solution?  A DAC with an HDMI input?

 

AU-D250 Advanced Digital Audio Converter

http://www.cypeurope.com/store/store/app/product/AU-D250

 

Thanks DR650SE.

 

I need to read on this. I also do not know if it offers any benefit with HD audio streams. There is not much information on this model unfortunately.


Edited by VTV - 9/15/13 at 12:34am
post #42 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VTV View Post
 

 

I do not know if the conversion is used correctly; I used a online calculator which coverts 4.2 volts as 0.3528 Watts. HifiMan recommends 1 W @ 38 Ohms (?) for HE-500...So Oppo may still be underpowered for the Hifiman.

 

I guess I chewed more than I could swallow. I do not think I understand the vRMS calculations. I better not misguide people unless I am sure about what I speak. If someone were to guide me on this I would appreciate.

 

Ok, is this the correct calculation? :o

 

P = (V2 )/R

 

So 4.22 /38 Ohms (HE-500 impedence) = 442mW, still below the recommended levels for this can?

 

I do not want to appear technical or even pretend I understand a thing. Just ;earning :p

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