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Hi new member here! I need your recommendations. thanks!

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I have been lurking here in head-fi for so long that today I decided to finally make an account. Hi, I am Bryan. I look forward to learning and also being able to share information to people in this community.

 

Btw, here are some of the gears I have acquired through the years:

 

gears sold/given to friends:

 

Sennheiser earbuds (can't remember the models)

Sennheiser PX100

Sennheiser HD201

Superlux HD381f

Denon AH-D1100

UE Metro-fi 220

Fiio E7

Fiio E1

 

gears I use today:

 

AMP/DAC/DAP

 

Fiio E17

Encore Electronics ENMAB

Bravo Audio Ocean (with NOS RCA 12AU7)

Fiio E9

Sansa Clip+

Hisoundaudio AMP3M

Ipod 5.5g

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

 

Headphones/IEMs

 

AKG K701

Sennheiser HD485

Superlux HD668B

Alessandro MS1i

Westone UM3X

Dunu DN-1000

Soundmagic ES18

 

 

my current desktop setup is PC -- E17(DAC) -- Bravo Ocean -- K701

I plan on upgrading the amp and/or dac when I have extra money

I am torn between the ALO pam am and the Woo WA6. The pan am + passport is almost the same price as the Woo WA6 here in our country. But the WA6 has no built in DAC and I only have the E17 as dac so I may need to buy an extra dac for it. 

 

Is the built in DAC of the Pan Am already good? And If I decide to go for the WA6, what would you guys recommend for a DAC? ODAC? Bifrost? I'm also planning on saving up for an LCD-2 in the future so a setup that would be great for it and also my K701 would be awesome.

 

Lastly, I have read from multiple threads that the LCD-2 is an upgrade from the HD600/HD650. Should I go and buy HD600/650 first or just shoot directly to the LCD-2? I want a complement to my K701 and I think those phones would do it for me. 

 

Thanks in advance!


Edited by torpedorag - 4/3/14 at 6:30am
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The ODAC is very good, and by objective scientific measurements, reproduces sound in the digital to analog conversion with complete transparency within the range of human hearing.
Edited by cel4145 - 4/3/14 at 7:47pm
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HD650 isn't so interesting as a complement to K701 (and HD600 is even more similar to it). You might want to try a planar such as HE500 instead.

 

+1 on ODAC.

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+1 on ODAC.

I just realized I wrote "subjective" scientific measurements above. You were supposed to catch that for me (I fixed it). LOL
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I just realized I wrote "subjective" scientific measurements above. You were supposed to catch that for me (I fixed it). LOL

 

I knew what you meant. The only alternative I could think of was some sort of Harman thing, where they take a poll and call it science but that didn't make sense in context. I'll PM you next time. :bigsmile_face:

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Thanks guys! I've always thought that the DAC should be the most transparent in the signal chain, so the ODAC might be the dac for me If I chose the WA6. But how does the odac compare to the internal dac of the Pan Am? 

 

So I should go straight to orthos then? I'll try the HE-500 and the new HE-560 when it arrives in our local headphone store. Oh yeah the LCD-2 also. But I'll try HD600/HD650 first since all of these phones are available for auditioning in the store. 

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