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Originally Posted by wink View Post

The resistors in the headphone output jack circuit do change the sound of the headphones.
It was designed for headphones, and from my personal expirence just a month ago with the C376BEE Integrated Amp it sounded fantastic. So much so that I was beginning to look at my headphone amps as unnessary. Unfortunatly, the amp failed after only 3 days of use and I shipped it back to Crutchfield. (When the box arrived it was clearly damaged, but the unit looked fine).
post #2462 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

It was designed for headphones, and from my personal expirence just a month ago with the C376BEE Integrated Amp it sounded fantastic. So much so that I was beginning to look at my headphone amps as unnessary. Unfortunatly, the amp failed after only 3 days of use and I shipped it back to Crutchfield. (When the box arrived it was clearly damaged, but the unit looked fine).
Correction; Should have said NAD C375BEE.
post #2463 of 4053
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Originally Posted by jeeezy View Post

Did u test it with the K812 or another 32ohm Headphone?
Amp section of Headzone is really good. Edition8 (32Ohm) sounds excellent same with Pioneer SE-A1000 (70Ohm), dead quiet background unlike Phonitor with low impedance headphones.
post #2464 of 4053
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Originally Posted by TheManko View Post
 

 

 

There’s something about the combination of the open spacious sound and bass impact that makes the 812 highly engaging to listen to. It sounds completely natural with genres the LCD-X and HD 800 can have problems with. The soundstage is the biggest I’ve heard outside of the HD 800, easily beating the LCD-X. The bass with the 812 rolls off earlier than the LCD-X in the very deepest bass notes, but the bass the 812 can play comes across with considerably more physical impact. Listening to orchestral recordings you get a huge open sound like the HD 800, except now with drums that hit with a force you can feel against your ear. I’ve never heard a headphone do EDM as well as the 812. The sound feels neutral and natural, but not at the cost of fun. The LCD-X obviously does a great job playing bass, but it can feel a bit detached with some tracks. Like you can hear the artist wanting you to feel the bass, but the headphone is restrained because it wants to act like a proper studio monitor. The 812 lets the bass go wild and makes you hear and feel it, but it’s not completely out of control like some mediocre closed headphone with booming bass.

 

 

 

I currently have K812 listening to them right now. I went into the store today with the intention of buying LCD-Xs (I used to own them and now I don't). They were not in stock so I bought these and will be listening to them for at least the next week. Then the plan is to go listen to the LCD-X and decide which I like better. 

 

All I listen to is EDM. Mostly trance, some hard dance, some hard style, and some speedcore.

 

anyone who has listened to both which would you think is best for my musical preference?

post #2465 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Markj View Post

Amp section of Headzone is really good. Edition8 (32Ohm) sounds excellent same with Pioneer SE-A1000 (70Ohm), dead quiet background unlike Phonitor with low impedance headphones.
With the K812.
post #2466 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Markj View Post

Amp section of Headzone is really good. Edition8 (32Ohm) sounds excellent same with Pioneer SE-A1000 (70Ohm), dead quiet background unlike Phonitor with low impedance headphones.

I'm using the Phonitor 2 with the K812, and I have a dead quiet background. No issues whatsoever. Are you referring to the Phonitor 1?
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Any K812 owners ordering the new Schiit Vahalla 2?

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Any K812 owners ordering the new Schiit Vahalla 2?

I think they would be a very sweet pairing.
post #2469 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I think they would be a very sweet pairing.
schiit Valhalla 2 is coming out or something? I'll be reading the FAQ for that... Lol. Schiit always has the funniest FAQ sections on their website I've ever seen.
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I'm listening to some classical music right now straight out of my iPad. No amp or DAC, using PandoraOne. Sounds unbelievably good. Huge soundstage, pretty good detail, plenty of slam. These K812's are truly amazing headphones. They will scale up as high as you want to go, but basically sound fabulous with everything.
post #2471 of 4053
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

schiit Valhalla 2 is coming out or something? I'll be reading the FAQ for that... Lol. Schiit always has the funniest FAQ sections on their website I've ever seen.

Schitt has the Valhalla 2 available for order on their site now. Schitt gives Big Bang for the buck!
post #2472 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


I think they would be a very sweet pairing.


I think it would too. The Valhalla 2 may be my next amp. Debating between it and the Project Ember. After that I will likely start saving for the K812 finally. Every time I audition the K812 the more I like it so I'm set on it being the summit-fi headphone for me to get.


Edited by kman1211 - 6/8/14 at 7:10pm
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I'm not familar with the Project Ember, tell me about it.
post #2474 of 4053
I think I'll settle on an objective 2... For mobile use. Yes, I am crazy... And lucky the objective 2 has a built in battery. My goal this summer is 2,000$ for the objective 2, k812's, and JVC SZ2000's... Sz2000 for portable, k812 for home. I would use the k812 for portable, but its a tad too expensive to be carried around. (I don't even care that its open either. Its just the price.)
post #2475 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I'm not familar with the Project Ember, tell me about it.


The Project Ember is a high output hybrid tube amp meant to drive basically any headphone from low to high ohm including orthos. It can either be sold as a DIY kit($290) or pre-made($340). It has 3 different gain settings. I haven't heard the amp, but I have heard it described compared to the Schiit Lyr saying that the Ember is a little brighter, clearer, and a bit more detailed than the Lyr as well as having more tube rolling options to allow it to be fine tuned a bit more for whatever headphone. It doesn't quite have the raw power of the Lyr and the Lyr is a bit warmer in terms of sound.

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