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  1. buson160man

    K701 thread

    The moon silver dragon headphone cable was definitely a big step up from the stock cable. While not cheap it is not as esoterically priced as some of the premium headphone cables out there. You are right about the AKGs needing a pretty hefty amp to properly drive them. The silver dragon is more...
  2. buson160man

    K701 thread

    The 712s are an improvement they have a better low end and not as analytical sounding while retaining the strengths that the 701 possesses . But the 712s have a detachable headphone cable which was a limiting factor on the 701 you were stuck with the stock cable. I have a moon silver dragon...
  3. buson160man

    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Well got my new silnote Morpheus Ref Classic 11 XLR cable today popped it in and it seems to have made a noticeable improvement up and down over my old cable pro ( no longer in business) XLR cable. Loving the schiit stack even more and my ELAC Naviis speakers are sounding a lot better as well...
  4. buson160man

    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    But to its credit the Schiit stack with the addition of the harmonic tech cords are singing together very nicely.
  5. buson160man

    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Well this is crazy I am using a harmonic tech ac-10 power cord on my jottenheim 2 and I swapped in my older harmonic tech ac-11 on my new bifrost 2 . The set up is sounding quite a bit better. And my Elac Naviis speakers are now sounding much better as well. What is wrong with us audiophiles...
  6. buson160man

    Looking for "warmish" DAC for around $1,000

    You might consider the burson conductor 3 ref it is a little north of what you stated. But it is an excellent amp/dac/preamp.
  7. buson160man

    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    I would not call the Sennheiser (save for the hd 800 ) a neutrally balanced headphone . The akgs are way more speaker like in their presentation than the HD560. The AKGS are used by studio people for a reason. They do not color the sound like some other headphones . They are Just telling the...
  8. buson160man

    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    Regarding cables I am using the moon audio silver dragon headphone cables with the carbon fiber 1/4 inch phone plug and it definitely ramped up the sound on the k712 to another level. I bought fifteen foot cables. The silver cable is more neutral sounding and it sounds great with my Rogue RH-5...
  9. buson160man

    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    I have been an akg fan for a long long time. I have k712s. I actually wore out a pair of k701s the headphone fell apart after many years of use. Literally thousands of hours of use. Over 10 years actually. The akgs are a very neutrally balanced headphone though a bit tough to drive compared to...
  10. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    I am still burning my new xlr Morpheus Ref 2 in but from my experience with my single ended versions I am sure it will be a good match. The Silnote cables offer a lot of bang for the buck. They have a very natural sound with vey nice midrange . They are definitely superior to my older nordost...
  11. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    I got the XLR Morpheus Reference II series II . So far so good. Been playing movies to break them in. The Jotenheim 2 is sounding pretty dynamic lot of weight to the sound so far. Pretty natural sounding in the quieter passages so far. I have one of silnotes single ended interconnects I am using...
  12. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    Thank you for the suggestion. I looked at the elac website and saw that there was a picture of the back control panel on the elac navis and there is a 3 position source switch on the panel. Thank you for the suggestion. I will try it tomorrow . I did see a suggestion to use the balanced inputs...
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    Well my new Jotunheim 2 finally showed up at 730 tonight. I do not like Fed Ex . I prefer UPS they are much more reliable on their deliveries. But this is a headphone thread so my initial impression was the Jotunheim 2 is pretty solidly constructed. Surprisingly hefty for a small unit. I...
  14. buson160man

    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    I recently picked up an external power supply with a iec outlet input so I can pair my conductor 3 ref with a power cord of my choice. It is also a bit larger supply as well. I really like that I can use a much more ambitious power cord than the garden variety two pin inlet standard cord on the...
  15. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    wow nice set up I bet the luxman stuff sounds awesome.
  16. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    Thanks for the suggestion . I will hook it up balanced when i get it. But the waiting period is projected with the multibit card is projected as 12 weeks!!!!! oooouuuuccccchhhhh!!!!!! news flash I got an email that the jotenheim 2 multibit unit has shipped and supposed to come tomorrow via fed...
  17. buson160man

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    Well I presently have the Project S2 digital heaphone amp dac/preamp on my desk top rig. I recently purchased the Elac Navis compact active speaker and have been using it on my desk top. I used to have the emotiva airmotiv 5. While the navis is a three way and has more power I do miss the amt...
  18. buson160man

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    My experience with the synegistic fuses was not that great. I do not know about the Orange fuse but on their earlier fuses I tried it and returned it the High-Fi Tuning supreme fuse was way better. The synergistric fuses are about 160 dollars. The Hi-Fi Tuning fuses are about a hundred dollars.
  19. buson160man

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    The herbies are of a design not like that of the rubber type dampers that you wrap around the tube they slip over the tube so you just slip them over the tube in the socket.
  20. buson160man

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    You really should try them I know the rogue is quiet . But the effect of the herbies tube dampers is of another nature that is very much in a positive sense. The dynamics improve noticeably and the palpability is much for the better. They really are not that expensive for the amount of...
  21. buson160man

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    Not all tube dampers are created equal. The herbies dampers are of a design that does not tend to overdamp the vibrations to the point that the sound can be be deadened (over damped) like some of the tube dampers that wrap around the tube. I have used the herbies dampers before on my old ray...
  22. buson160man

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Headphone Amp comes to Music To My Ear!

    I I also just added the herbies ultra tube dampers to the tubes. Very nice improvement. If you have not tried the herbies tube dampers you should you will not be disappointed at the amount of improvement. Very easily heard with the rogue very much for the better.
  23. buson160man

    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    I recently purchased a moon audio silver dragon v 3 headphone cable upgrade for the stock cable on my 712s. I am surprised at how lossy the stock cable is compared to the upgrade. At the same volume level there is a noticeable level increase with the moon audio cable. I have to say that I am...
  24. buson160man

    Moon audio silver or blue dragon cables? Good upgrade?

    I just purchased the silver dragon v3 for my akg 712 headphones. I purchased a 15 foot cable with the furutech carbon fiber 1/4 inch plug. My initial impression is very positive with no time on it at all it just blew away the stock cable on the 712. There is much better clarity and much more...
  25. buson160man

    Audio Grade Fuses

    well I tried the isoclean fuse and it did some nice things. But after further run in I reinstalled the hifi tuning supreme fuse and at this point it is the reigning champion in the Rogue RH-5 headphone amp.
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