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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post
 

I guess this is the correct place for me to use the search function

Absolutely! ;)

post #302 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I tend to settle on gear that just gets out of the way and then focus on the music, not the gear - Hence the 1½ years I spent with the DX100. I only have one set of ears anyway, so I just need that one perfect rig smily_headphones1.gif  

It's not about how many ears you have, you buy different headphones for different sound signatures so I buy different amps for the same reason, one day I feel like listening to the intruder lush sound, the next the crisp and clean sound of the Pico. It's all about mood. The wallet is the only one spoiling the mood.

Even if I have many amps, there are just some I won't part with because I love how they sound with my different sources, call it synergy or love, it's a beautiful thing. smily_headphones1.gif
post #303 of 930
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I'm a student so I have to calculate a lot of costs. Naturally that leads to a lot of indecision and buyer's regret ;-;

Then I totally understand you, limiting your purchase should be top on your list. The best advice which might prevent you from buying any gear but would maintain your financial sanity is to wait until you have enough to buy some decent hardware. If that's impossible then just the dap with a decent pair of iems should really go a long way.
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In all the ones you listed, the RSA intruder was the best. biggrin.gif

I know RSA Intruder but it is too expensive!

post #305 of 930
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Apparently the C&C BH2 synergizes well.

Can you elaborate the sound improvement in DX50 when pairing with C&C BH?

post #306 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

I know RSA Intruder but it is too expensive!
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I know, I am only saying if there was one amp I wanted to keep, this would be the one now that does not mean the other ones are not good.

My second choice, because I listened to Nick 's amps is the Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII, that amp makes so much sense plus you can use the coax in from it and have the DX50 act as a transport. The sound is fantastic and I love the way you can order you op amps, total flexibility and configuration, you can't go wrong with it.
post #307 of 930
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Originally Posted by musicheaven 
wait until you have enough to buy some decent hardware. If that's impossible then just the dap with a decent pair oF iems should really go a long way.
I already bought the MTPGs, HD25 Aluminium (couldn't resist getting that beautiful finish) and DX50, now I'm looking at a full-sized pair of cans (B&W P7 or NAD HP50) and a portable amp (Quickstep or Pico Power). Much buyer's regret to follow biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

Can you elaborate the sound improvement in DX50 when pairing with C&C BH?
I haven't heard the combo myself but many people have praised the DX50 and BH2 pairing, saying how it's a perfect synergy and such.
Edited by BucketInABucket - 11/6/13 at 12:18am
post #308 of 930
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I already bought the MTPGs, HD25 Aluminium (couldn't resist getting that beautiful finish) and DX50, now I'm looking at a full-sized pair of cans (B&W P7 or NAD HP50) and a portable amp (Quickstep or Pico Power). Much buyer's regret to follow biggrin.gif
I haven't heard the combo myself but many people have praised the DX50 and BH2 pairing, saying how it's a perfect synergy and such.

Quickstep might be cheaper however buy a second hand Pico power you can save a bundle and most owners babysit them so no worries. Those are built like tanks. smily_headphones1.gif
post #309 of 930
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It's not about how many ears you have, you buy different headphones for different sound signatures so I buy different amps for the same reason, one day I feel like listening to the intruder lush sound, the next the crisp and clean sound of the Pico. It's all about mood. The wallet is the only one spoiling the mood.

Even if I have many amps, there are just some I won't part with because I love how they sound with my different sources, call it synergy or love, it's a beautiful thing. smily_headphones1.gif

I've never been good at having different headphones for different signatures. I've been chasing that one magic headphone that will give me goosebumps with Debussy and still be able to knock the fillings out of my teeth with Deadmau5. I found it, but it sure isn't cheap. Now I'm searching for an amp to do the same. The Meier is the closest I've gotten so far, but the low end of the R1 is just delicious.

 

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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post


I already bought the MTPGs, HD25 Aluminium (couldn't resist getting that beautiful finish) and DX50, now I'm looking at a full-sized pair of cans (B&W P7 or NAD HP50) and a portable amp (Quickstep or Pico Power). Much buyer's regret to follow biggrin.gif
I haven't heard the combo myself but many people have praised the DX50 and BH2 pairing, saying how it's a perfect synergy and such.

I very rarely buy new gear, I much prefer grabbing it used instead - so I can sell it again with very little (or none at all) loss. But the sale on the Meier amps was just impossible for me to ignore!

post #310 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I've never been good at having different headphones for different signatures. I've been chasing that one magic headphone that will give me goosebumps with Debussy and still be able to knock the fillings out of my teeth with Deadmau5. I found it, but it sure isn't cheap. Now I'm searching for an amp to do the same. The Meier is the closest I've gotten so far, but the low end of the R1 is just delicious.

I very rarely buy new gear, I much prefer grabbing it used instead - so I can sell it again with very little (or none at all) loss. But the sale on the Meier amps was just impossible for me to ignore!

I understand after all it"s a personal thing, that is just what I like to sample and play music using different amps, some music play better with specific amp even with the same source,

I can tell you that the intruder has been a difficult amp to beat in terms of performance, if I had to choose one, that would be it. When I switch to balance then it becomes clear there aren't anything that can beat it but again, someone down the line will come up with a stelar one. You know it well yourself, it just never ends.
post #311 of 930
I couldn't find any black Pico powers on sale in the classifieds in head-fi (yes the colour is important to me :3) that's the only reason why I'm still trying to decide.
post #312 of 930
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I couldn't find any black Pico powers on sale in the classifieds in head-fi (yes the colour is important to me :3) that's the only reason why I'm still trying to decide.

Too bad, there was one with an insane low price, place a wanted ad and let them know your target price and color preference, you'll be surprise how some people for financial reasons want to part with their amp. It gives you an amp at a better price and you help them get needed cash for some emergency. smily_headphones1.gif
post #313 of 930
Around which target price should I set? I've never tried dealing with the classifieds before.

Edit: would about US$400 be reasonable?
Edited by BucketInABucket - 11/6/13 at 1:03am
post #314 of 930
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


In all the ones you listed, the RSA intruder was the best. biggrin.gif

 

So which one is the best now? :D

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PB2. I'm not much if a reviewer but it just sounds smoother and more detailed. I'm using HiFlights top kit with it . I'm not saying it's the best because I haven't heard anything other than my C5 which I've sold but it improves on the DX50 by quite a bit
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