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  1. ematthews

    Need a little help/suggestions on a full size desktop DAC/AMP

    Need a Desktop DAC/AMP to power the following headphones   Beyerdynamic T1 gen2 Beyerdynamic DT1770 Senn HD600/650 AKG K712 Pro   Right now I am using my Chord Mojo. Wanting an AMP/Dac that I can leave on my nightstand that I don't have to recharge all the time. Just want to plug and...
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    Beyer DT1770 Shipping with different case ???

    I had to send back my DT1770's for a warranty replacement. Sonic Elec could not be a better place to shop with how they handle everything. However, my new replacement had a different case. I think the original one with the indentation for a handle was a little nicer. This one is square with a...
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    Need a few pointers setting up a desk top system

    I've been into HiFi audio for a long time and have a good system in my Den. So I have a fair amount of audio knowledge.  Decided to set up a desktop system in my bedroom and need a little help. Source will be my Apple Imac. DAC will be either my Parasound ZDac V2 or my Chord mojo .Or maybe...
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    Can anyone help with this question

    I got the new Beyerdynamic T5p Gen 2 this week. I need a really good closed headphone since I now listen at night time. These are really good but something is missing in the mids or treble. I can't explain it exactly. The mids are just off. Coming off the Audio Tech MSR7. These have a fantastic...
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    Parasound ZDAC 2 REPLACED BY Chord Mojo

    Currently running my Beyerdynamic T5Pgen 2 with a Parasound ZDac V2. Looking for a better DAC to get the most out of the headphones. I am being told the Chord MOJO would be ideal. Anyone with experience with both. Can someone maybe tell me if it's sideways move vs moving up in quality with the...
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    Need a little help with current and replacement Closed headphones.

    Currently own the Audio Technica MSR-7. I really enjoy everything about these phones. My only Con would be the music sounds a little narrow. Or the sound stage is small. I am looking for a closed headphone that will be close to these with a nice low end and a clear almost bright top end. Smooth...
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    New PS500 e issue and Q

    I am a previous owner of the Grado PS500.  It's been a few years however, but I just picked up the new PS500e.. I think I may have gotten a bad set... Or at least I hope. They are very congested and buzzy... On bass guitar notes they seem to get in the way of themselves.. I remember my old PS500...
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    Hifiman HE400i vs AKG 712 pro

    Any imput on these two cans? I'm looking at spending around 500 and want a really clean sound. More so than my Senn HD 650.
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    Senn HD650 with sparkle and sharp punchy bass

    Any suggestions on a headphone that has highs with a little more sparkle on the top end and the lows with more bas punch/impact than the SennHD650? Beyer 880 Beyer 990   I love the mids on the HD650 but the other ends of the spectrum need addressing for me.
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    Best headphones for a certain type of music

    Just asking opinions here for some feedback in case I am missing some brands. I listen to Progressive rock. A lot of it from Porcupine Tree to Rush etc etc. I am looking for a very detailed and wide sound stage. Good low end too I am leaning towards picking up Senn HD650. I owned these a long...
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    Not that impressed with the Phillips X2

    I got spoiled from my Beyer T1 cans from last year.. Not sure but I can't seem to see what the fuss is about on the X2 from Phillips. The mids seem way to recessed for me.. I got out of headphones last year since I didn't use them that much. I prefer to listen to my RAAL ribbon Ascend towers...
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    I guess I need help with my Beyer T1's

    I guess I am going to need a better source amp for my Beyerdynamic T1's.. Gear   Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA Emotiva ERC-2 Emotiva XDA-1   Marantz PM8004   I USE THIS MOST connect right to the headphone out. I have found it sounds better than my two headphone amps below.  ...
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    Why does the Marantz PM8004 beat all amps that I own???

    I have a complete Marantz 2 channel system. PM8004 Integrated Amp. CD6004 CD Player I have purchased two headphone amps and two headphones in the last month. Just got into headphones.. Amps Bellari HA540 JDS Labs O2    Headphones Beyerdynamic T1 Grado PS500     My Marantz...
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    Beyer T1 and Bellari question

    Purchased my Grail headphone yesterday. Beyerdynamic T1... From everything I have read, the Beyer A1 amp is the ONE to get for these headphones. I have the Bellari HA540 right now. Anyone have thoughts on using the Bellari with the T1's? I had planned on getting a solid state in the future by...
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    Emotiva XDA-2 as a dedicated headphone amp

    Looking at the Emotiva XDA-2 DAC. It says that it has Audio File grade headphone amp. Specs are     Headphone Amplifier Output Output Power: 1.9 VRMS max into 10 Ohms @  < 0.02% THD (360 mW) 2.25 VRMS max into 47 Ohms @  < 0.015% THD (100 mW) 2.25 VRMS max into 100 Ohms @  < 0.01%...
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    Cable for HD650 change anything????

    I am not a big believer in cables for my Hifi two channel stuff. I have a lot of gear and I have never heard a difference when I tried some hi end cables. Connects or speaker cable. Now I am new to headphones. Have tried a few mid to hi end cans and it looks like for now the Senn HD650 is the...
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    Identify used phones..Purchased new

    Just received my new Beyer's this morning from Amazon. T90 version.. Great price too. In any case they almost look like they were demo's or maybe a returned item. Is there any concern here if they were returned from someone. I always worry about electronics. How they were treated.... Burn...
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    Cans for Progressive rock to Ambient rock

    Most of my time I am rocking out to groups like Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, God is an Astronaut. On the flip side I listen to what some call Post modern type Ambient music for the likes of Lanterna... I have tried AKG Q701 and was almost perfect. What happened was the bass was not there and...
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    From hd650 to AKG Q701 to HIFIMan 500 ?

    So in my short journey here trying to find MY headphone type I started with both the Beyer DT880 an the Senn hd650. I ended up liking the Beyers a little better but it lacked a lot of bass and the ear cups were on the small size to me. I ended up keeping the Senn's. SO today I got my AKG Q701 to...
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    After searching still need some input

    A little back ground. I have the Senn HD650 and the Beyer DT880. Like the sound of the Beyer's more. They just sound a lot more clear.. However they lack low end for me. In any case both just didn't hit the mark for me. As it would stand I would look to get the T1 but the price is out of reach...
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    Need a stronger amp than my Bellari HA540

    I just got into headphones as of late. Been into my Hifi stuff for a long time and and have a lot of quality gear. In any case I got the Bellari HA540 and it doesn't seem to drive my Beyer DT880 enough. Can any one advise me on another amp that is a good and won't break the bank. Would love to...
  22. ematthews

    Owner of Senn 650 and Beyer 880 seeking better phones

    I am looking for better phones. Both the 650 and the 880's are great but lack to total sound I am looking for. The Senn's have better bass but the Beyer's have better treble and are more clear.. What I am seeking is the Beyer's mids and highs with a better bass and low end. Was going to...