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  1. ematthews

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

    Iphone would be my source if I am using it next to my nightstand. Otherwise I feed it from my Imac in the music room. I have also tried my Parasound Zdac V2 and it just doesn't seem to do much for any of these headphones despite it's specs.
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    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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    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    I am using the Mojo as well. I haven't found anything better yet. Also just got the K712. Having a little trouble trying to find any difference between these and my Senn HD600 and 650. All three almost sound the same. Mids are the only difference I can see. Acoustic guitar is better on the AKG.
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    Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions

    While the T5P may be a little better, I just prefer the sound of the 1770 more. And I also found the DT1170 fit me just a hair better. Anyways, I saved myself a little money too.
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    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    So I finally picked up the 712Pro from Amazon. I haven't listened to them yet. Will be comparing them to a few headphones I have at home. Senn HD600 and 650. Beyerdynamic T5P Gen 2 and 1770. All of these are good in their own way. I am looking for better mids than my current stock of headphones. 
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    Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions

    Been looking through this thread. What if any do the Leather ear pads change with this headphone. 
  8. ematthews

    Need a few pointers setting up a desk top system

    No no no. No AVR here. Looking for a small desktop system. There are a few our there with dedicated LFE Sub out. You can always use the RCA Out to power a sub as well. I have some extra stuff to use at home, but it's full size Audio components. TEAC makes a few that are a little thin on Power...
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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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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    I just picked up the HD600 Yesterday and own the X2 as well. I think they are completely different sounding. Both are good. HD600 has better mids and a smooth top but lacks the low end of the X2. I think they have a spot for different types of music. I listen to a lot of progressive rock so the...
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    Yes the NAD are a little warmer but I think it's because it's a closed can. The X2 has a bigger soundstage and I think is the better headphone. I however only use the NAD with my portable devices. I love both. I am sold on both and will keep them. I will however still look for one more set of...
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

      NAD Visio.. I just picked up a pair and they are great.
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    DT880 is NOT flat... They sparkle in the high end. I owned the T1 at one time and they are not as bright as the DT880. The X2 has a great upper end and lower end.
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    The sound is completely different. The HD650 are great and the mids are better. I however don't like the top smoky sound to the HD650. The top end is more clear on the X2. I hear a V sound on the X2. The mids are almost two recessed. The overall sound was more enjoyable on the X2 to me. I would...
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    Nothing except for extended low notes. And it's almost a third less money. I loved the sound of the HD700. In fact I thought it was close to my Ribbon Tower speakers in the mids and highs. Just couldn't justify the price over the X2. I only use headphones if I have too anyways.
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    Hey everyone. I just picked up another set of the X2's. I am comparing them to my HD700. Will the bass on the X2's tighten up a little with time? I find these to be really good cans the second time around. They match the HD700 in detail... Well almost. My only concern is the bass is a little...
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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...
  21. ematthews

    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.
  22. ematthews

    Senn HD650 with sparkle and sharp punchy bass

    I had both a while back. I can not remember the sound but I think I preferred the 880 600ohm version better than the T90. If memory serves me right, the T90 was a little more harsh in the upper treble range. This was at least 3 years ago when I was going through a lot of headphones to see what I...
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    Senn HD650 with sparkle and sharp punchy bass

    That would be nice to be able to pick up the Beyer 880 at that price point if it gives me a little more top and bottom. I like the build and fit of Beyerdynamics.
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    Senn HD650 with sparkle and sharp punchy bass

    Yep. But the X2 has recessed mids which I didn't care for.. Although I might give them another try now that I have the HD650 back in the house.
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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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