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Yeah life is good here. Don't need a portable rig. Cuz you'd get killed for it. smily_headphones1.gif.
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the he560 is my personal favorite in the sub$1k and sub$2k categories.

if tryin to save money, I wld prefer the he400i over the sennheisers, but i greatly enjoy both the hd600 and hd650 (hd600 egdes it out for me in terms of both price point & sound). still the $200 new k7xx performance price ratio and overall SQ makes would be my personal budget pick. Above $1k, there are many solid contenders, but I still personally feel my he-560 is a better match for my tastes & a much better pverall value. guess I am lucky in that sense. Complimentary headphones I wld recommend for the he560 wld be the th900, lcd-x, or lcd-3 based on preference. replacements or alternatives at the flagship level wld be the ether, hd800, or k812, but the he560 stays extremely sonically competitive with much pricier headphones.
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post
 


is your present DAC too cool? I didn't find the 560 bright for my ears and music. Of course, I don't play hard rock thru it....

 

I use a BDA-1. It's not "warm", but quite a chameleon. Hooked to BHA-1.  Two chams are better than one, I think.

 

I wouldn't think it's the DAC that shapes warmth/brightness. More the amp and quality of the tracks you're playing. And the volume you listen at.

 

I'm using the Oppo HA-1 and the general idea that I get from the HA-1 thread is that the DAC part is cool whereas the class A amp is pretty decent. BDA-1 is a little too expensive for me.

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I used a Gungnir with the 560 and very much liked the pairing. You lose a little clarity some feel with the Gungnir, but it is very musical and if you want to warm up the 560 a tad it is well worth considering.

 

The gungnir looks nice, but I was thinking of something under $500 perhaps.

 

What other DACs are known to be good with the HE-560 (for a warm sound)?

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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

I'm using the Oppo HA-1 and the general idea that I get from the HA-1 thread is that the DAC part is cool whereas the class A amp is pretty decent. BDA-1 is a little too expensive for me.

The gungnir looks nice, but I was thinking of something under $500 perhaps.

What other DACs are known to be good with the HE-560 (for a warm sound)?

Really have enjoyed my Ûber Bifrost with my 560s, holding on to it since Schiit will be offering upgrade R2R boards.
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

Loved my Lyr 2, and my new Tarus Mk. 2 takes my 560s to a whole new level!
It sounds great with my Lyr and to borrow a phrase my Ragnarok "takes it to a new level." At least via balanced cables. I think the Lyr with certain tubes equals the SE out. My entire audio chain is connected via balanced (XLR). If you demo the Ragnarok balanced headphone cables are a must
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Originally Posted by Exacoustatowner View Post

It sounds great with my Lyr and to borrow a phrase my Ragnarok "takes it to a new level." At least via balanced cables. I think the Lyr with certain tubes equals the SE out. My entire audio chain is connected via balanced (XLR). If you demo the Ragnarok balanced headphone cables are a must

Tried the Rag at the Meet in Nashville it is a fantastic Amp, I also prefer the balanced connection on the Taurus. Even though the SE out has more power into 32 ohm loads (or 50 such as the 560).
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

I'm using the Oppo HA-1 and the general idea that I get from the HA-1 thread is that the DAC part is cool whereas the class A amp is pretty decent. BDA-1 is a little too expensive for me.

The gungnir looks nice, but I was thinking of something under $500 perhaps.

What other DACs are known to be good with the HE-560 (for a warm sound)?

Audio-gd is fairly warm (Wolfson and BurrBrown). The Gustard X12 is fairly warm especially for a Sabre. Most R2R and NOS DACs are warm (TotalDak, Theta, etc.)

And from my experience a DAC can very much change the listening experience. In fact, as far as tonality goes, it's been HP > DAC > AMP for me
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

Really have enjoyed my Ûber Bifrost with my 560s, holding on to it since Schiit will be offering upgrade R2R boards.
Where did you read that?
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post


Tried the Rag at the Meet in Nashville it is a fantastic Amp, I also prefer the balanced connection on the Taurus. Even though the SE out has more power into 32 ohm loads (or 50 such as the 560).

Hi Wild

I was under the impression that the balanced put out more. Given that it's 15 watts RMS into 32 Ohms I don't think it will fall short. :-)

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Originally Posted by Exacoustatowner View Post

Where did you read that?

Jason just commented on that in his last Posting on his "Schiit Happened" Thread. Said people would now have a choice between R2R and DS. They will have new boards for the Gunginir and Bifrost.
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