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post #2731 of 4963
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post


Pro-Ject Debut III turntable with OM5e cartridge > Hafler IRIS preamp acting as phono stage > Vali > LCD-X.

Sounds fantastic!


I love Halfer gear!  I bet that combo is fantastic.

post #2732 of 4963
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Originally Posted by BenEnglish View Post


The particulars could keep this topic going for a few million more posts.
  -  What headphones work?  Why?
  -  What headphones don't?  Why?
  -  Describe your system and how it sounds/works with
^This
post #2733 of 4963
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Apparently the tubes ring. Can we talk about that more?

 

I strapped mine to the back of a ferret and tapped it constantly with a screwdriver. It rings a bit, yeah. Sitting on the amp and the ferret helped. But then I couldn't tap it with a screwdriver. And I kindda got a ferret up my butt. Which is probably not very good for my butt. The ferret didn't seem to have had a very good time either - although he didn't seem to mind before to whole sitting episode. Did wonders for sq though. I think it's best to leave out the whole strapping it to ferrets altogether. May be the tapping too.

post #2734 of 4963
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

If you gently grasp the volume control, turn it, then let go of it gently, you'll only hear a very brief ringing, if any.

 

It's not so bad. 

 

I'm finding that my Vali is sounding better and better as it burns in.  I want to avoid getting an amp that allows tube rolling, so I'd been thinking about getting a Violectric V800, as they are said to be a good match with the HD800, but I'm enjoying the Vali so much, I might just deprive myself of spending money on a "better" amp.  

 

The Vali is amazing with the HD800 - nothing else solid state in my modest inventory tames the HD800's harsh treble so well, while elevating the bass a tad - all with just a wee bit of detail smoothing - a good thing with the HD800.  

 

Mike

 

(WAV from SD cards > Foobar 2000 with WASAPI event > Windows 7 > Moon-Audio Blue Dragon USB cable > Resonessence Concero > AntiCables Level 1 RCA interconnects > Schiit Vali > Sennheiser HD800)

Yeap, I do like the Vali with my W1000x, which benifits from the same smoothness and bass boosting :3 I'm uber excited to hear a Beyer T90 with the Vali :D 

post #2735 of 4963
Has anyone ever tried Dt880 600ohms with Vali? I'm probably buying vali for dt880 600, but I have no idea how they sound like. Don't guess if you have not heard a combo 😋.
post #2736 of 4963
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Originally Posted by benjaminhuypham View Post

Has anyone ever tried Dt880 600ohms with Vali? I'm probably buying vali for dt880 600, but I have no idea how they sound like. Don't guess if you have not heard a combo 😋.


Mshenay has. Do a search for his posts in the thread.

post #2737 of 4963
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Originally Posted by benjaminhuypham View Post

Has anyone ever tried Dt880 600ohms with Vali? I'm probably buying vali for dt880 600, but I have no idea how they sound like. Don't guess if you have not heard a combo 😋.

Search is your friend

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch?advanced=1&byuser=&containingthread%5B0%5D=685162&newer=1&output=posts&resultSortingPreference=relevance&sdate=0&search=Beyer+880+600ohm&type=all
post #2738 of 4963
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Originally Posted by benjaminhuypham View Post

Has anyone ever tried Dt880 600ohms with Vali? I'm probably buying vali for dt880 600, but I have no idea how they sound like. Don't guess if you have not heard a combo 😋.

Can I chime in and say the combo sounds super duper awesome sauce!

post #2739 of 4963

Just got my Vali+Modi... wow, just wow. This is my first experience with any Hi-Fi amplifier + DAC, let alone it being a tube amplifier and I am well pleased. I immediately recognized the creamy, rich tube sound and love it. The bass, dear Lord the bass was like, "Oh hey, I know we've just met but we're gonna have a really, really good time." It also introduced me to its friend named staging; layers of instrument separation. Fantastic at presenting me with the subtle nuances in my music.

I paired it with a Philips Fidelio X1 and SOL Republic Master Tracks. I listen to all kinds of EDM from progressive house, club house, drum/bass and dubstep. I will say its never sounded this good before and the Analog Synths and Bass sound great. Rich and dynamic is the words. I do however prefer the Philips Fidelio X1 over the Master Tracks. Gonna get back to listening :)

 

Oh, and I'm not going to say a **** word about the microphonics :P

post #2740 of 4963

Got my Vali and Modi yesterday, and just got notification my DT880 600 ohm is out for delivery. The waiting and anticipation to try this combo is killing me!

post #2741 of 4963
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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post
 

Just got my Vali+Modi... wow, just wow. This is my first experience with any Hi-Fi amplifier + DAC, let alone it being a tube amplifier and I am well pleased. I immediately recognized the creamy, rich tube sound and love it. The bass, dear Lord the bass was like, "Oh hey, I know we've just met but we're gonna have a really, really good time." It also introduced me to its friend named staging; layers of instrument separation. Fantastic at presenting me with the subtle nuances in my music.

I paired it with a Philips Fidelio X1 and SOL Republic Master Tracks. I listen to all kinds of EDM from progressive house, club house, drum/bass and dubstep. I will say its never sounded this good before and the Analog Synths and Bass sound great. Rich and dynamic is the words. I do however prefer the Philips Fidelio X1 over the Master Tracks. Gonna get back to listening :)

 

Oh, and I'm not going to say a **** word about the microphonics :P


But... everyone talks about the microphonics! How dare you!

 

:deadhorse:

post #2742 of 4963
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 

HD598 and HD650 - should be no issues.

SR80 - possible low level hiss.

Skullcandy - I don't know.

 



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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


the grado's sound really good with the vali, is just it picks up the ringing a little longer than audeze or hifiman headphones i have

 



Awesome! That's good news to hear. Thanks for the input guys. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2743 of 4963

Hi guys thought I'd say I'm still loving my amp.. I use it connected to my computer using a creative Zxr sound card and HD650 headphones and sounds good ... much better than soundcards amp.......more of that analogue sound I like,  The sound card amp sounds terrible now going back to it.

My amp rings a bit when changing the volume touching it but goes away in seconds (maybe 20seconds  max)  ......its so faint you hardly hear it anyway and you can't hear it when the musics playing.

plus I use my winamps  volume mostly so it hardly affects me..... the more you use wear the volume knob in by turning it a lot  the loser it gets making it eaiser smoother. My amps had a few hundred hours now and sounds great well happy for the money

Vali number 000145 :)

post #2744 of 4963

As of last week I now have two Vali setups, on for work, one for home.

 

Work: iFi iDAC => Vali => DT770 250

Home: Modi => Vali => DT880 250

 

I used to love the iDAC's built-in amp. Now I can't stand it. Compared to the Vali, it has no stage width or clarity. It's still a great DAC, with an edge on detail compared to the Modi. Maybe I'll try strapping it to a ferret.


Edited by Xyzygy - 1/7/14 at 2:39pm
post #2745 of 4963

I received my Vali yesterday and am super pleased. I have almost no ringing in my unit. The only time I noticed any ringing was when I first plugged in my headphones. I'm using it to power my 250 ohm DT 880's with a Music Streamer II for a dac. The more music I listen to the better it sounds! I couldn't be happier!  I do have to turn the volume up to around 1 o clock which was a little surprising to me given I am using 250 0hm cans with it. Most of the threads I had read before I purchased lead me to believe that 9 or 10 o clock would be loud on a medium resistance headphone. It really doesn't matter though as the amp sounds awesome!

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