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post #76 of 82

Om Rudi, from TH900, LCD X, LCD XC and LCD 3F, which one is you prefer the most to pair with Bakoon portable amp? :biggrin:

post #77 of 82
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

Om Rudi, from TH900, LCD X, LCD XC and LCD 3F, which one is you prefer the most to pair with Bakoon portable amp? biggrin.gif

Hi Nico
So far LCD XC > TH 900 > LCD 3 F > LCD X
IMO
post #78 of 82
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Hi Nico
So far LCD XC > TH 900 > LCD 3 F > LCD X
IMO

Rudi, have you tried Bakoon with Abyss headphones?? Maybe even better than the LCD-XC!!
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Rudi, have you tried Bakoon with Abyss headphones?? Maybe even better than the LCD-XC!!

Yes I have tried it Abyss as my first headphone paired with Bakoon HDA 5520 :

Abyss 1266 is My best sound quality from all above headphones

post #80 of 82

I played with this at the Spring May Fujiya show. I tried with my TG!334 and with their Fostex T50RP and I have to admit, I still don't know how to appreciate it in current mode. I preferred voltage mode instead (which meant open game to other normal amps). Talking to my fellow Tokyo Head-Fi members, current mode is much more suited for hard-to-drive cans like the HD800, etc. but I couldn't exactly borrow one from one exhibit just to bring it to the Bakoon exhibit.

 

So assuming the HDA-5520 isn't too far off from the HPA-21, I'm particularly curious on why members have reported of how the HPA-21 (presumably in current mode) would be suitable for the Fostex TH-900.

post #81 of 82
Actually I found the same thing, I have tried some FitEar models and all of them sound better in voltage output.

But for TH900, PM-1 and some other planar headphones (some Audeze and Hifiman), the current output is better. It feels fuller and have better control.

I don't know, perhaps there are technically matching like impedance matching or whatsoever.
Edited by TheMiddleSky - 7/29/14 at 1:57am
post #82 of 82

For having tried the Audeze and Hifiman planars on the Bakoon I assumed the current output would be best for the PM-1 and that what I listened to since getting the Oppo. But to my surprise, I decided recently to try them out of the voltage output and I clearly prefer it with the Oppo, slightly more dynamic and detailed with better treble.

For me, TH900 + Bakoon is where the road end. There is just nothing left beyond that- I was lucky to play with the Orpheus and I have heard the Blue Hawai amps with Stax flagships numerous time.

I could easily be as happy with the LCD3 but price and comfort mean it is out of the game.


Edited by zenpunk - 7/29/14 at 9:26am
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