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    oBravo Earphones and Headphones Land in UK

    Good. I read that these IEMs had to be driven by chosen sources like what ? Hugo, A&K, DMP Z1 ?
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    oBravo Earphones and Headphones Land in UK

    Hi, True that the EAMT 1C can be considered like professional studio monitors but I'm wondering if time hasn't run and some other IEM have increaed again the level on SQ. Listening a lot to Classical.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hi, When you are considering amping for the Susvara, you always notice that those headphones are very inefficient and when you decide to settle definitely this aspect you end up using a speakers amp. That first point accepted, when you listen to headphones, any headphone, considering acoustical...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi, In France, the Jotunheim -R is available through https://casques-headphones.com/ Mail : casques.headphones@gmail.com
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi, Yes, VIVA (Italy) is working at integrating the headphones into their new SuperAmplifier. Baffle compensation is going to be installed at the input of the amplifier. Personnaly, listening quite only Classical, I feel nicer, as with full range drivers, with headphones, to add some tube in...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi @Nik, Not to compare Voxativ with Børresen (even if in my usage the Hagen are a good choice) but speakers with headphones. The latter for sure bring with actual totl devices more details and intimacy. Like said high quality speaker drivers have a richer sound.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Well, true, yet the V281 was very powerful and able to drive the Susvara, this about power. The example of the Niimbus doesn't impede nowadays the debate around speakers amps since priced at 6kEUR this amp is twice a Tsakiridis Theseus. Personally, I prefer tube amps for headphones as I get a...
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    Viva Egoista 845 SET Tube amplifier 10K Headphone Masterpiece

    If keeping a topology not very far away from the principles of the Egoista, the VIVA Solista is even a game changer (the power supply is hybrid) giving much more dynamic and openness feeling. For me, the Solista pairs remarkably with not too sensitive headphones.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    A point regarding the full range driver speakers which leads to this kind of headphones like MySphere or SR1a.
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    Double Helix Cables Thread

    Hi, I ordered Eidolic parts and got no delay (2 weeks) like with cables orders which can be months. The 4 XLR male Eidolic connects finely to a Furutech 4 XLR female.
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    Plussound Audio Thread

    Hi, I wanted to point out the very good follow up from PLUSSOUND (Christian) in adapting the X16 (Cu,Ag,Au) to the MySphere 3.2 Comparing to XLR stock cable the X16 brings a very audible improvement on the richness heared for example on the pianoforte left hand. High quality components...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Yes, for planars many manufacturers adapted their designs and looking at Audeze power needs thinking at the LCD4. VIVA made on this point a noticeable coming with the Egoista. Agree that as adaptations occurring soon it is what suggests me the possibility of specific output transformers for the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Ribbons aren’t really new comers as transducers and no new development is necessary. Comments relate more a seek for good combinations since those ribbons are used as headphones. Speaking of tube amps, designs have for sure history and an interesting approach is to look at transformers with the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Means at least that direct connection of the SR1a to this tube amp is functional even if these cans are a 0.2 ohm load. Just needed to make a small adapter 4xlr male. @earlinarizona , the amp used here is another version of the VIVA Solista which offers headphones outputs. The man in the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    You are speaking of conventional knowledge regarding transformers. Looking carefully at the picture, you can see that Pierre, the French reseller visiting VIVA facility in Italy with us, listens to these SR1a directly connected to the output of the tube amp without trouble.
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