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post #511 of 1326

Thanks for the replies.

 

Does anybody have a Master 9 where the crackling noise and glitches don't occur when moving the headphone cable is move just a little in the phono jacket?

 

I am asking cause I wonder if I should change it to some other brand. Here is what Mr Kingwa wrote:

 

"The headphone output socket is the Neutrik brand, it is good brand from Europe.

But its matter is turn the headphone easy had the noise .
The cheaper headphone socket made in China had not this matter, like the NFB11 headphone socket."
post #512 of 1326

I experience no noise wiggling the cable around.

post #513 of 1326
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I experience no noise wiggling the cable around.

^^what he said

post #514 of 1326
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Originally Posted by Ergoforce View Post
 

Thanks for the replies.

 

Does anybody have a Master 9 where the crackling noise and glitches don't occur when moving the headphone cable is move just a little in the phono jacket?

 

Can you test the cable with another amp ? maybe the cable is defective ?

post #515 of 1326

Could anyone who may have heard (has) a Vega/Taurus MkII compared to the Master9/Master 7 elaborate on which they preferred and SQ from both? Thanks. With Audeze LCD-X phones preferably.

post #516 of 1326

Has anyone compared the HE-6 to the HE-560 using the Master 9???

post #517 of 1326

been using the master9 for more than 1 week i must say this is the best amp that i have ever heard with HD800, i had been always disappointed and wanted to sell the hd800 from the 1st day i got it, have tried many amps,namely firestone bobby, zana deux, burson conductor, decware csp2+, agd sa31.., upgrade cable to make it sing but most did not work. IMO, the decware with very specified tubes set can partially show the 800 potential, and some how the zana deux but thats it , still cant stand more than 30mins with hd800. Everytime i put in on my head, theres always feeling that the singers were trying to "spell the word" instead of singing, thus most of the time i kept using my lovely HE500 T__T

 

The master 9 is another story, in short, it makes the HD800 sings. Sound is beautiful, smooth, effortless and very euphoric just like very good tube amp, while maintaining all the strength such clarity, 3D sense, sound stage and instrument separation, further enhancing bass extension, more than satisfied rumble sub bass and very high treble extension without any hint of sib. This is the first time i  understand what wire-with-gain and transparent power really are. 

 

best money i have ever spent since i joined this community ^___^

 

btw, im using it with m7 via custom sofc teflon acss cables :)

post #518 of 1326
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btw, im using it with m7 via custom sofc teflon acss cables :)

 

nice setup, the Master amp is a great value & combo with the 800

post #519 of 1326
LOL at 'spell the word'.
post #520 of 1326

I'm seriously considering this for my HD800s and other cans. 

post #521 of 1326
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I'm seriously considering this for my HD800s and other cans. 

a bit more details

i and my frds had tried his zana deux+hd800 and the m9+800 easily slayed zana+hd800 in every aspects

 

m9 does not try to fix any weakness, it only does 1 things is control and drive all potentiality of the headphones, so if your cans have some weakness, it wil also boost that. I guess that what wire-with-gain means. 

 

for example, the zanadeux+th900 > m9+th900 since th900 on m9 makes recessed mid even worse.

post #522 of 1326
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a bit more details
i and my frds had tried his zana deux+hd800 and the m9+800 easily slayed zana+hd800 in every aspects

m9 does not try to fix any weakness, it only does 1 things is control and drive all potentiality of the headphones, so if your cans have some weakness, it wil also boost that. I guess that what wire-with-gain means. 

for example, the zanadeux+th900 > m9+th900 since th900 on m9 makes recessed mid even worse.

There's lots of harshness with the HD800 making me skip a lot of songs. I'm trying to find something that helps this. I feel like my ears a bleeding after a long session with the HD800s, although there are some songs which are magic with them
post #523 of 1326
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There's lots of harshness with the HD800 making me skip a lot of songs. I'm trying to find something that helps this. I feel like my ears a bleeding after a long session with the HD800s, although there are some songs which are magic with them

Master 9 is a (very) transparent amp that will let you hear the music and the impact from your dac and sources. So if you have a harsh sounded upstream gears it will sound harsh. If you have a thick and smooth sounded upstream gears it will sound like this. The stock HD 800 is a transparent and reveling phone that have a treble peak that many, but not all find annoying. Have you mod them?

 

I haven’t tried the HD 800 with Master 9, but can tell you that it want mask or roll over anything. Master 9 is not an amp that will add extra warmth or roll of in the treble or anything like that. So if you are looking for this kind of hardware eq this amp will not suit you IMO.

Edit: I find Foobar not to be as good as Jriver. Foobar is a lot harsher, lack some bass and is less organic. You can try Jriver one month for free.


Edited by Articnoise - 10/12/14 at 1:38am
post #524 of 1326
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There's lots of harshness with the HD800 making me skip a lot of songs. I'm trying to find something that helps this. I feel like my ears a bleeding after a long session with the HD800s, although there are some songs which are magic with them

 

 

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Originally Posted by Articnoise View Post
 

Master 9 is a (very) transparent amp that will let you hear the music and the impact from your dac and sources. So if you have a harsh sounded upstream gears it will sound harsh. If you have a thick and smooth sounded upstream gears it will sound like this. The stock HD 800 is a transparent and reveling phone that have a treble peak that many, but not all find annoying. Have you mod them?

 

I haven’t tried the HD 800 with Master 9, but can tell you that it want mask or roll over anything. Master 9 is not an amp that will add extra warmth or roll of in the treble or anything like that. So if you are looking for this kind of hardware eq this amp will not suit you IMO.

Edit: I find Foobar not to be as good as Jriver. Foobar is a lot harsher, lack some bass and is less organic. You can try Jriver one month for free.

 

i also have treble sensitive trouble, always prefer analog and wamer sound sig, however the m9 can control hd800 treble extension very well, detail, smooth and sparkling, no sib at all, thats quite amazing :D

Initially, i guessed it because of the m7 dac, but tried with my frd nad m51 and my benchmark dac1 yielded the same result :)

so i think the hd800 treble is well driven on m9 so i can enjoy it without ear bleeding :))

another successful pairing is akg q701, had the same treble and soundstage issue similar to hd800, but everything changed on m9 :)

post #525 of 1326
You're both saying opposite things. One is saying, if the HD800 is treble sensitive, then it will highlight that even more so. The other one is saying is will reduce the ear bleeding by controlling the treble extension. 
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