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post #2896 of 3102
Thinking very seriously about the M1060s. Anyone know how they compare to the Audeze El-8 open back cans? Would they be equivalent or better as an all arounder for various genres? Thanks.
post #2897 of 3102
Hm, so I have the opportunity to buy a set of second hand pre-fazor LCD 2.2 for the same price as the M1060+tax/shipping/mids will cost me. Warranty is basically down the drain for both options, considering the hassle of international returns for the M1060's and that the warranty of the LCD had expired.

I'm thinking these would perhaps have a better sound signature for me than the M1060, since I want more sub bass and less treble from my HD650's?

Using a neutral Jotunheim amp.
post #2898 of 3102

LCD 2.2 pre fazor can be very good, just be careful of driver failure and wood cracking.  For ~$400 that's a pretty good deal.  

post #2899 of 3102

Can anyone tell me how the 1060 compares to the HE400i or HE400S? I haven't been able to find the information anywhere. Thanks!

post #2900 of 3102
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Originally Posted by serman005 View Post

Can anyone tell me how the 1060 compares to the HE400i or HE400S? I haven't been able to find the information anywhere. Thanks!

It's been covered in this thread hundreds of times. Short answer, M1060 is better, especially with Vegan pads and paper towel mod.
post #2901 of 3102
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Originally Posted by serman005 View Post
 

Can anyone tell me how the 1060 compares to the HE400i or HE400S? I haven't been able to find the information anywhere. Thanks!


I just received some used 400s cans today. I was hoping that with the HM5 Brainwavz pads they would come close enough to the 1060's I returned. Nope. Very nice overall, actually better for the most part I think ... but not the low end of the 1060. Going up for sale.  

post #2902 of 3102
I haven't heard my m1060s in 2 months frown.gif working away from home sucks sometimes... what's even worse is I don't know if I turned my tube amp off. I'm a ******* mess
post #2903 of 3102
Monoprice site is saying they are expecting headphones in stock today the "21st". We will see. Anxious to get my replacement pair. Had my first pair for three weeks and loved them. Hopefully, this pair will be with me for the long haul.
post #2904 of 3102

I'll get the m1060 for sure...

 

I'm not sure about the dac/amp :/ I've read some good opinions on the dac/amp monoprice #11567, but not so many to make it a blind pick.

 

Sadly, my budget is tight, around u$s100 for dac/amp. 

 

Will be good to start at least? I'll get a better dac and amp in the future probably but not now.

 

I think it will drive the m1060 properly.

 

Any opinions?

 

thanks

cya :)

post #2905 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Fixxxer86 View Post

I'll get the m1060 for sure...

I'm not sure about the dac/amp :/ I've read some good opinions on the dac/amp monoprice #11567, but not so many to make it a blind pick.

Sadly, my budget is tight, around u$s100 for dac/amp. 

Will be good to start at least? I'll get a better dac and amp in the future probably but not now.

I think it will drive the m1060 properly.

Any opinions?

thanks
cya smily_headphones1.gif
schiit fulla 2. It has some problems when around wireless devices (phones, pc mouse) which causes hissing, as reported. Other than that it's super clean, exactly your price point, and will power the m1060s without a problem
post #2906 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Fixxxer86 View Post

I'll get the m1060 for sure...

I'm not sure about the dac/amp :/ I've read some good opinions on the dac/amp monoprice #11567, but not so many to make it a blind pick.

Sadly, my budget is tight, around u$s100 for dac/amp. 

Will be good to start at least? I'll get a better dac and amp in the future probably but not now.

I think it will drive the m1060 properly.

Any opinions?

thanks
cya smily_headphones1.gif

Check the classifieds here as well. May get a decent setup cheap
post #2907 of 3102
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Originally Posted by ill-die-later View Post


schiit fulla 2. It has some problems when around wireless devices (phones, pc mouse) which causes hissing, as reported. Other than that it's super clean, exactly your price point, and will power the m1060s without a problem

 

Yeah I saw the schiit fulla 2 reviews and are positive, but i saw this article http://www.verumsonus.com/100-dacamp-shootout/ and he said this: "For example, someone preferring a slightly warmer signature and looking for an amplifier to pair with planar magnetic headphones, I would likely recommend the MDA (monoprice dac amp).  For someone with a dynamic headphone looking for a more balanced signature, I would likely recommend the Fulla 2."

 

I know that this is always subjetive, but I like the idea of a warmer sound and maybe not that flat like the fulla 2 (that says this article)

 

Dunno :/

 

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Originally Posted by mbyrnes View Post


Check the classifieds here as well. May get a decent setup cheap

 

I would like to order from the forum, but it is hard for me, I'm from Argentina and I usuarlly order on amazon or trusted sellers to a deposit of a contact who then gets the stuff to my country.


Edited by Fixxxer86 - 4/21/17 at 8:24am
post #2908 of 3102

M1060 is plenty warm already, I doubt the Fulla 2 is going to make it unbearably bright.

post #2909 of 3102
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Originally Posted by Fixxxer86 View Post
 

 

Yeah I saw the schiit fulla 2 reviews and are positive, but i saw this article http://www.verumsonus.com/100-dacamp-shootout/ and he said this: "For example, someone preferring a slightly warmer signature and looking for an amplifier to pair with planar magnetic headphones, I would likely recommend the MDA (monoprice dac amp).  For someone with a dynamic headphone looking for a more balanced signature, I would likely recommend the Fulla 2."

 

I know that this is always subjetive, but I like the idea of a warmer sound and maybe not that flat like the fulla 2 (that says this article)

 

Dunno :/

 

 

I would like to order from the forum, but it is hard for me, I'm from Argentina and I usuarlly order on amazon or trusted sellers to a deposit of a contact who then gets the stuff to my country.

 

You might be overthinking this as it sounds like the M1060 is pretty easy to drive well and nobody has really reported any "bad" pairings. It seems like things as budget as the FiiO E10k work fine. If you haven't budgeted for the Audeze Vegan pads, your money might be better spent there than on upgrading amps. It sounds like that is a more significant change than what you would get from budget amp differences. 

post #2910 of 3102
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Originally Posted by givemetacos View Post

You might be overthinking this as it sounds like the M1060 is pretty easy to drive well and nobody has really reported any "bad" pairings. It seems like things as budget as the FiiO E10k work fine. If you haven't budgeted for the Audeze Vegan pads, your money might be better spent there than on upgrading amps. It sounds like that is a more significant change than what you would get from budget amp differences. 

lol you really got me, yeah ppl usually says that I overthink a lot... Well I want to be sure to spend the money on the right stuff, and it will my first u$s400 (without shipping costs) on HP and dac/amp, so I'm a bit worried to make a bad decision.

I'll probably order the vegan pads in the future.

I'll get the fulla 2 then. I like the concept of schiit products and the quality they seem to offer for the price.

Thanks a lot!
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