or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread - Page 40

post #586 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post


Why not just but it direct from Oppo Digital in the USA and have them ship it to your residence?
Just contact their support for details on how that works.

If I could listen it here in Italy before august, of course I could  buy it  from oppo directly, but I am not sure that I can.

post #587 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


Yes it's the same.

From Oppo Digital's website:

....... "The same ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC and output driving stage used in OPPO audiophile Blu-ray players ensure extremely low noise and low distortion performance.".......

Edit: Not sure if they've tweaked the implementation though.

Well OK then. My Oppo 105D has quite good sound with CDs, maybe on the the level of a decent CD player from say Sony or Denon, but for audiophile performance for music from headphones, it's not really what I'd think most headphone-music-obsessed people around here would be looking for.

I do really enjoy my 105D for watching and listening to my collection of music DVDs, but as a CD player, it has nowhere near the reach of any of the EMM or Accuphase CD players I've owned in the past.

(I would like to put in a good word for the Oppo PM-1 though, which I think is a great headphone, up there with the best of them and a bargain at its price.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/3/14 at 4:24pm
post #588 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


Yes it's the same.

From Oppo Digital's website:

....... "The same ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC and output driving stage used in OPPO audiophile Blu-ray players ensure extremely low noise and low distortion performance.".......

Edit: Not sure if they've tweaked the implementation though.

Well OK then. My Oppo 105D had quite good sound with CDs, maybe on the the level of a decent CD player from say Sony or Denon, but for audiophile performance for music from headphones, it's not really what I'd think most headphone-music-obsessed people around here would be looking for.

I do really enjoy my 105D for watching and listening to my collection of music DVDs, but as a CD player, it has nowhere near the reach of any of the EMM or Accuphase CD players I've owned in the past.

(I would like to put in a good word for the Oppo PM-1 though, which I think is a great headphone, up there with the best of them and a bargain at its price.)

If you are using 105D's headphones out to drive the headphones and don't like it it just means that the headphones amp isn't on par so you just need to use external amp while still using 105D as DAC only
post #589 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

I'm just wondering if the HA-1 DAC is the basically the same as the BDP105's DAC, which sounds very nice, especially with DVDs,  but is not really too close sonically to my EMM XDS.

Well the two units are not too close in price either.

 

Oppo [corrected] HA-1 = ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC + balanced headphone amp + switching functions of a pre-amp.

 

Around $1,200.

 

EMM XDS - reference quality DAC only (as I understand it.) 

 

In excess of $15,000.


Edited by DougD - 6/3/14 at 1:26pm
post #590 of 4749
^^ HA-1, not "PA-1" smily_headphones1.gif
...but yes, apples and oranges so to speak comparing such players at that price range.
The BDP-105 is well known for being a top notch player at it's price point.
Are there better ones?... yes, of course, but no where near the same price range.
...and the HA-1, as a DAC/pre-amp/headphone amp is a cut above the the -105 for 2-ch audio.
post #591 of 4749

Understood. (FYI. No I am not using the BDP105's headphone jack, I was just referring to the DAC performance alone.)

I also am familiar with more modest players, such as a Sony 5400 CDP I own, and even that is better.

And I do agree that the 105D is amazing for the price and use mine for DVDs and such and it does sound fine and it's maybe even in high-end territory and indeed worth the price.

So I'll leave it at that.

post #592 of 4749
I am continually impressed with this unit.
Loaded the app for my Android phone and looky, no mouse needed anymore,
As I can change tracks on my phone as a remote now (!)..
smily_headphones1.gif


Edit:
Low level noise is non - existant..
Complete zero audible anything with volume at max gain, of course music was on pause and nothing. .

Tried this on a low impedance Ultrasone Pro2900..

This is EXTREMELY CLEAN AMP..
Edited by Maxx134 - 6/3/14 at 10:20pm
post #593 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I am continually impressed with this unit.
Loaded the app for my Android phone and looky, not mouse needed anymore,
As I can change tracks on my phone as a remote now (!)..
smily_headphones1.gif

Edit:
Low level noise is non - existant..
Complete zero audible anything with volume at max gain, of course music was on pause and nothing. .

This is EXTREMELY CLEAN AMP..

Yup, I agree. It does what it's supposed to, does it well, and just works (gets out of the way).

//TB
post #594 of 4749
It’s not too late to request a beta is it? I think that someone who's spent 15 years (and counting) in the Navy who loves music could offer some great insight and feedback... just saying. smily_headphones1.gif

In the mean time, I am going to be saving my pennies for one of these, even if it takes a year. It's not often I feel this compelled to buy something, but the price seems awfully fair for what it offers. Right now, I am using a Asus middle-of-the-road DAC/amp and can only imagine what improvements the Oppo would make.
Edited by gatornavy - 6/4/14 at 5:16am
post #595 of 4749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


You Hit The Nail On The Head. .
The schiit and Mytek are way better than this oppo.

OR
.. ... ..

Think about this...

The oppo sold out the first batch..
Does anyone know how many sold total so far..??

Far too many..

Nobody talking. .

Just two or three here.

Hmmm. VERY fishy..

Something is up.
Something shocking.
Something dumbfounding.
Something jaw dropping.
Something wonderful. .
"HAL" thinks so.. ("HAL"="HA-1")

Buy one.
TheN join the quiet masses..

 

Wow your tune sure has changed within 5 days.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I am continually impressed with this unit.
Loaded the app for my Android phone and looky, no mouse needed anymore,
As I can change tracks on my phone as a remote now (!)..
smily_headphones1.gif


Edit:
Low level noise is non - existant..
Complete zero audible anything with volume at max gain, of course music was on pause and nothing. .

Tried this on a low impedance Ultrasone Pro2900..

This is EXTREMELY CLEAN AMP..
 
post #596 of 4749
I think the sarcasm may have been a little subtle in the 1st post.....
post #597 of 4749
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post

I think the sarcasm may have been a little subtle in the 1st post.....


Subtle sarcasm?  REALLY?  NOOOOooooo....

 

sorry, couldn't resist.

post #598 of 4749
If I misunderstood then I'm sorry. The post wasn't very clear though
post #599 of 4749
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by keanex View Post

If I misunderstood then I'm sorry. The post wasn't very clear though
Oh no worries. I was just having a bit of fun, I'm pretty sure the rest were as well. I hope no hard feelings from my comment. None were intended!
post #600 of 4749
No hard feelings at all!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread