or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › Just blew the bank (for me) on equipment, and wanted to say thank you!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just blew the bank (for me) on equipment, and wanted to say thank you!

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

After a while reading the posts on these forums, I wanted to thank everybody for all the useful information.  In the past hour, I purchased the following:

 

HE-400

Hifiman Velour Earpads

Hifiman Silver coated copper cable (8m) ---- I know, I know.  Cables don't do jack but I figured why not lol

Hifiman travel case

Schiit stack, with PYST RCA cables

Sennheiser HD25ALU

Custom Cable from Custom Cans

Fiio E12

 

Plan on using the HE-400 and amp/DAC for home use and the HD25 and E12 for portable use, with my Cowon J3

 

Next step for me is to do some research about converting audio files into a better quality format (e.g. WAV, FLAC, etc.) and what settings to use for my J3.

 

Let's see how it goes.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 7
Very nice selection.. I use mostly Flac, it's easy and doesn't take up a ton of room. Enjoy...
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I wanna convert my files to FLAC.  The issue I am going to have is with the files which I don't have the source for.

 

If it's already an MP3, I can't imagine upconverting it to FLAC or WAV would make any difference.

post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ming-Tzu View Post
 

Yeah, I wanna convert my files to FLAC.  The issue I am going to have is with the files which I don't have the source for.

 

If it's already an MP3, I can't imagine upconverting it to FLAC or WAV would make any difference.

 

 

if its already in mp3 format, upconvert it to flac or wav wont help and would just waste space. you need to rip them in lossless from headstart.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by reddragon View Post
 

 

 

if its already in mp3 format, upconvert it to flac or wav wont help and would just waste space. you need to rip them in lossless from headstart.

Yeah I figured that.  I have a lot of MP3s which I don't have the source for, so will keep those as is and re-rip everything else.

post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ming-Tzu View Post
 

After a while reading the posts on these forums, I wanted to thank everybody for all the useful information.  In the past hour, I purchased the following:

 

HE-400

Hifiman Velour Earpads

Hifiman Silver coated copper cable (8m) ---- I know, I know.  Cables don't do jack but I figured why not lol

Hifiman travel case

Schiit stack, with PYST RCA cables

Sennheiser HD25ALU

Custom Cable from Custom Cans

Fiio E12

 

Plan on using the HE-400 and amp/DAC for home use and the HD25 and E12 for portable use, with my Cowon J3

 

Next step for me is to do some research about converting audio files into a better quality format (e.g. WAV, FLAC, etc.) and what settings to use for my J3.

 

Let's see how it goes.

 

Thanks!

 

Congrats!  What Schiit stack?

 

If you are looking for a cheap secondary rig (bedroom?) that matches well with the HD25, I'd recommend the Aune T1.  I have the HD25-1 II and it pairs extremely well with the Aune T1.  The Aune T1 is a Tube DAC with Solid State Amp.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Sorry. Just saw the reply. Got the introductory Modi and Magni.

Will look into the Aune T1. Thanks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Headphone Amps
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › Just blew the bank (for me) on equipment, and wanted to say thank you!