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post #991 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

Hi new member.

I am new to cans, however an old hag to HT and stereo. biggrin.gif

I recently purchase the Oppo HA-1 and Senny HD700's to get me in the cans game.

I'm absolutely loving the Senny / Oppo rig. It sounds very accurate. Great frequency range, tempo etc, etc.

Just on some music (jazz, blues) they sound too polite.eek.gif I wanta roll of the treble and muddy up the midrange.

Would I add new cans or amp? or both?

I really like the pacing and rhythm of the HA-1 and that is something I would like to keep. So maybe the amp does not need any change. Maybe just get another set of cans?

From what I have read this screams Grado or HiFiMan cans. Everyone talks about treble being rolled off on Grado's.

Maybe I don't get a tube amp and another set of cans. Maybe I pour my $$ into a top line of cans only???

What do you think?

Sorry if i posted in the wrong thread.

I think that Grado's have elevated treble, not rolled off.

Edit: I'm in love with my Audeze / HA-1 pairings.
post #992 of 1284
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


I think that Grado's have elevated treble, not rolled off.

Edit: I'm in love with my Audeze / HA-1 pairings.

 

 

 

Okay excellent.

 

I thought the Grado's or wood cans would have a warmer sound.

 

I will research the Audeze.

 

If I wanted a dirtier muddy sound what would I do? Do I need a tube amp?

 

I like the Oppo HA-1 and Senny rig for just about everything. Just jazz/ blues sound a bit off. To clean.

post #993 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post
 

Hi new member.

 

I am new to cans, however an old hag to HT and stereo. :D

 

I recently purchase the Oppo HA-1 and Senny HD700's to get me in the cans game.

 

I'm absolutely loving the Senny / Oppo rig. It sounds very accurate. Great frequency range, tempo etc, etc.

 

Just on some music (jazz, blues) they sound too polite.:eek: I wanta roll of the treble and muddy up the midrange.

 

Would I add new cans or amp? or both?

 

I really like the pacing and rhythm of the HA-1 and that is something I would like to keep. So maybe the amp does not need any change. Maybe just get another set of cans?

 

From what I have read this screams Grado or HiFiMan cans. Everyone talks about treble being rolled off on Grado's.

 

Maybe I don't get a tube amp and another set of cans. Maybe I pour my $$ into a top line of cans only???

 

What do you think?

 

Sorry if i posted in the wrong thread.

 

Like what the above poster said, Grados have elevated treble, not roll-off.

 

Maybe you can try Audeze LCD2 (if you can take the weight and clamp) or Oppo's own PM-1.

post #994 of 1284
I was just going to say PM-1. It should add precisely what Badas is looking for. Or wait for the PM-2 for much less money and you can get the PM-1 ear pads to 'roll' the sound.
post #995 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I think that Grado's have elevated treble, not rolled off.


Edit: I'm in love with my Audeze / HA-1 pairings.



Okay excellent.

I thought the Grado's or wood cans would have a warmer sound.

I will research the Audeze.

If I wanted a dirtier muddy sound what would I do? Do I need a tube amp?

I like the Oppo HA-1 and Senny rig for just about everything. Just jazz/ blues sound a bit off. To clean.

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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

 
Hi new member.

I am new to cans, however an old hag to HT and stereo. biggrin.gif

I recently purchase the Oppo HA-1 and Senny HD700's to get me in the cans game.

I'm absolutely loving the Senny / Oppo rig. It sounds very accurate. Great frequency range, tempo etc, etc.

Just on some music (jazz, blues) they sound too polite.eek.gif I wanta roll of the treble and muddy up the midrange.

Would I add new cans or amp? or both?

I really like the pacing and rhythm of the HA-1 and that is something I would like to keep. So maybe the amp does not need any change. Maybe just get another set of cans?

From what I have read this screams Grado or HiFiMan cans. Everyone talks about treble being rolled off on Grado's.

Maybe I don't get a tube amp and another set of cans. Maybe I pour my $$ into a top line of cans only???

What do you think?

Sorry if i posted in the wrong thread.

Like what the above poster said, Grados have elevated treble, not roll-off.

Maybe you can try Audeze LCD2 (if you can take the weight and clamp) or Oppo's own PM-1.

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I was just going to say PM-1. It should add precisely what Badas is looking for. Or wait for the PM-2 for much less money and you can get the PM-1 ear pads to 'roll' the sound.

Another nod for PM-1 (or PM-2) would definitely be one to try. Sounds like it would be a good fit to the criteria.
post #996 of 1284
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post
 

 

Like what the above poster said, Grados have elevated treble, not roll-off.

 

Maybe you can try Audeze LCD2 (if you can take the weight and clamp) or Oppo's own PM-1.

 

Okay. I will avoid doing that.

 

So don't look at the amp. Look at the cans would be better. I do like the look of the Audeze LCD2. I really would like a wood pair of cans as well. I would spring for that $$ if I didn't have to buy another amp.

 

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I was just going to say PM-1. It should add precisely what Badas is looking for. Or wait for the PM-2 for much less money and you can get the PM-1 ear pads to 'roll' the sound.

 

Interesting idea. I'm a real Oppo fanboy. It might be too much tho. I have the HA-1 plus the headphone stand and two Oppo BDP-103D's under it.

 

I will put the Oppo's on my shortlist.

 

Could I pad out my Senny HD700's?

post #997 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

Okay. I will avoid doing that.

So don't look at the amp. Look at the cans would be better. I do like the look of the Audeze LCD2. I really would like a wood pair of cans as well. I would spring for that $$ if I didn't have to buy another amp.


Interesting idea. I'm a real Oppo fanboy. It might be too much tho. I have the HA-1 plus the headphone stand and two Oppo BDP-103D's under it.

I will put the Oppo's on my shortlist.

Could I pad out my Senny HD700's?

I haven't heard the PM-1 but from what I gather they are a brilliant match with the HA-1 (go figure).

I can say that the LCD-2 revision 2 (pre-Fazor model) sounds fantastic with the HA-1 when I want that thicker sound. All the details are there but the warmth of the sound is just heaven when the mood strikes.

Edit: PM-1 is at the top of my short list for my next set.
Edited by x RELIC x - 7/9/14 at 8:57pm
post #998 of 1284
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


I haven't heard the PM-1 but from what I gather they are a brilliant match with the HA-1 (go figure).

I can say that the LCD-2 revision 2 (pre-Fazor model) sounds fantastic with the HA-1 when I want that thicker sound. All the details are there but the warmth of the sound is just heaven when the mood strikes.

Edit: PM-1 is at the top of my short list for my next set.

 

 

Is there any reason why the PM-2 is $400 cheaper than the PM-1?


Edited by Badas - 7/9/14 at 9:02pm
post #999 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

Is there any reason why the PM-2 is $400 cheaper than the PM-1?

There is a ton of info about this in the PM-1 thread, but basically less metal, more plastic and no leather or wood display case. The drivers are the same though.
post #1000 of 1284
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


There is a ton of info about this in the PM-1 thread, but basically less metal, more plastic and no leather or wood display case. The drivers are the same though.

 

Okay. Knowing me I would rather the PM-1.

 

However at $1000+ price range I would rather the Audeze instead. I really want to try a wood can. :atsmile: 

post #1001 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

Okay. Knowing me I would rather the PM-1.

However at $1000+ price range I would rather the Audeze instead. I really want to try a wood can. atsmile.gif  

Try asking in the PM-1 impressions thread. There are a lot of comparisons there with the LCD-2 and might help give you a baseline between the two.
post #1002 of 1284
Originally Posted by Badas
 
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post
 

Hi new member.

 

I am new to cans, however an old hag to HT and stereo. :D

 

I recently purchase the Oppo HA-1 and Senny HD700's to get me in the cans game.

 

I'm absolutely loving the Senny / Oppo rig. It sounds very accurate. Great frequency range, tempo etc, etc.

 

Just on some music (jazz, blues) they sound too polite.:eek: I wanta roll of the treble and muddy up the midrange.

 

Would I add new cans or amp? or both?

 

I really like the pacing and rhythm of the HA-1 and that is something I would like to keep. So maybe the amp does not need any change. Maybe just get another set of cans?

 

From what I have read this screams Grado or HiFiMan cans. Everyone talks about treble being rolled off on Grado's.

 

Maybe I don't get a tube amp and another set of cans. Maybe I pour my $$ into a top line of cans only???

 

What do you think?

 

Sorry if i posted in the wrong thread.

I suggest you try the Sennheiser HD650

post #1003 of 1284
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post
 

 

Most Android devices will not work on their own direct to the "Mobile" from USB port. Unless the Android device manufacturer purposefully makes their operating system work as OTG, you will need an adapter. Again, it is due to the Android design being at odds with the HA-1, and not the other way around.

 

You literally just need a cheap OTG cable/adapter to allow the Android device to work on the "Mobile" input on the front panel of the HA-1.

 

 

Since the OTG adapters always end up with a Female USB A end...you would need a USB A - USB A male cable as well

post #1004 of 1284
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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post

Since the OTG adapters always end up with a Female USB A end...you would need a USB A - USB A male cable as well


Not a solution, but here's an interesting cable...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KD8WE9E?cache=caa44393e47d1812002f84bad7bc3083&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1404994292&sr=8-68#ref=mp_s_a_1_68

EDIT

Here's one that would work...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JFTGKAQ?cache=caa44393e47d1812002f84bad7bc3083&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1404996025&sr=8-59#ref=mp_s_a_1_59
Edited by mrscotchguy - 7/10/14 at 5:43am
post #1005 of 1284
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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post

Since the OTG adapters always end up with a Female USB A end...you would need a USB A - USB A male cable as well

This is what I was originally asking. I know how OTG works but I didn't know there was a way to turn the female full size USB into a male plug to use with the front port.
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post

Since the OTG adapters always end up with a Female USB A end...you would need a USB A - USB A male cable as well

Here's one that would work...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JFTGKAQ?cache=caa44393e47d1812002f84bad7bc3083&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1404996025&sr=8-59#ref=mp_s_a_1_59

And thanks to you for posting the actual part needed.

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