1. bareyb

    Most POWERFUL DAC/Amp all-in-one?

    Looking for the most powerful DAC/Amp "all-in-one". Any suggestions? So far it's looking like the Burson Conductor but that bad boy costs $1,850.00.... Hopefully something as powerful but not as expensive? Under $1200.00? 
  2. levap

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    This is the summary post on my metal music listening experience with a couple of headphones )) Primary targets: - to find the best of the best - to find hidden synergy treasures for headphones traditionaly not reccomended for metal - to have fun in a process ) Marks in a table below were taken...
  3. dguitarnut

    Which cable upgrade made the most difference in your system? Power cord, interconnects or headphone cables?

    I have assembled a decent system and looking to make cable upgrades. Thanks Larry
  4. O

    HPA Suggestions

    First post....great forum. Looking for an Amp for my Q701's So far I have read that the Schiit Lyr is an excellent choice. What others would you recommend ? Liking the SPL auditor,Musical Fidelity M1HPAP, Burson Soloist and the Beyerdynamic A1 Thanks
  5. draven5494

    Optical DAC for less than $500. Suggestions?

    I am looking for a DAC upgrade for my current setup.  My setup is as follows PC - ODAC - Burson Soloist - Beyer T1s.   I would really like a DAC that has optical inputs.  If I can get a DAC/AMP that performs as well as my current setup that would be even better.   My budget is around $500 so...
  6. ilpiepa

    Best Amp for k702

    Hello, i'm new, sorry for my language.   I read lot of threads but i'm very very confused.   Schiit Lyr, Burson Audio, woo audio, rsa, Alo.... what's the best for them?   I like neutral sound without any coloration, transparency and soundstage, maybe a little warmth would not hurt... i...
  7. technica18

    Best amp for low impedance headphones under $650

    I'm looking for a good quality (non Chinese made) amp for low impedance and efficient headphones specifically the Audio Technica W1000X. I'd want something neutral to warm since I can't stand bright. I've been looking at the WA6 and the Burson Soloist SL but I'd like other suggestions. Please...
  8. PTom

    Head Fi's Favourite Amp for the Audeze LCD 2: $1000-$2000 [POLL]

    Votes for Other Amps    - KSA5 clone: 1   -----------------------------   I thought it would be fun/informative to see which amps are the most loved among the Head Fi community for driving the Audeze LCD 2. The winning amp should sound great with the LCD 2 and also have a large following...
  9. sumofallparts

    Item Audio & Burson Soloist / Fostex TH-900

    I have been fortunate to have had on home dem, the Burson Soloist and Fostex Th-900 headphones from Mark @: Item Audio for the last week. It has been quite a revelatory experience. Firstly, a massive thanks to Mark/Item. They don't know me from Adam, I have never bought anything form them...
  10. Couch Potato

    are High Watts Output Amps really necessary?

    Amps Comparison Burson Soloist 4W output Burson HA-160 0.25W output   as far as i know the highest impedance on a headphone is 600ohm   both the Burson amp could drive the 600ohm headphone perfectly loud, isnt the Burson Soloist (4W) bit of an overkill?   with another example...
  11. Couch Potato

    Burson or Schiit amplifier?

    i know they have huge differences in price, but should i invest money into Burson Amp?
  12. Malefiz

    Mjolnir vs. V200 (vs. Soloist)

    Hello, I am not completely satisfied with my Violectric V200 and I am thinking to buy a new amp.   My current setup is: - Sony X707ES CD player - Violectric HPA V200 (hooked to the CD player with Monster Cable M550i balanced cables) - HiFiMAN HE-500 (with stock cable)   I think...
  13. Sweets2TheSweet

    Seeking advice from experts

    I'm looking for a headphone amp with enough juice to drive my brand new Senn HD800's. I've only ever used integrated's, but mine is on its last legs, so I think I want to go with a dedicated to replace it. For example, I was just looking at the Burston Soloist preamp/headphone amp. All it has is...
  14. jmspns

    Amplifier for HD700 ???

    Please, could you recommendme a Headphone Amplifier for my Sennheiser HD700 ?? Budget is about 1000 USD   My Preamp is McIntosh C46 and my CD Player is Classé   Thanks a lot
  15. Zoomer13

    Transitional amp from DT990 to Planars (Later On)

    Wondering what amps you would all suggest that would drive my DT990/600s to their full potential, that would also work with some hifiman or Audeze cans later down the road. If getting one with a built in DAC, or even a seperate external DAC would help over my TiHD, let me know. I'd probably...
  16. dolor

    DAC/AMP suggestion for the Beyerdynamic T1?

    I've been using my T1 together with my nuforce icon hdp for a while now, but I think its time for an update.   I've been thinking about purchasing the Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp which I've read does pretty well on its own included DAC and I might buy an external DAC for it later...
  17. novasound

    headamp for beyer T1

    Hello, I gonna buy the beyerdynamic T1, but I don't realy know what headamp should i buy. My budget is something like 800 $ (500--600 euros).   I have now a CD player marantz which works very nice, and a stereo amplifier NAD.   I know nothing in headamps, that's why I request your...
  18. ilikepooters

    Amp for HE-5LE's in the UK?

    Looking for a powerful amp on a budget for these things, and must be obtainable in the UK.   Currently using a Maverick D1, but the bass clips when i start EQ'ing it up a few notches.   I've seen the Hifiman HE adaptor that you can plug into a speaker amp, but wouldn't know where to...
  19. domes

    impact of 1/8th impedance rule on sound

    What is the sonic impact of violating the 1/8th rule with matching headphone impedance to amplfier output impedance?  Does the bass get mushy?  Distortion?  Is it linear where the worse the ratio is the worse the sound?  I have an amp that has an output impedance of 10 ohms and headphones that...
  20. nailbunny7

    Should I get the Audio-gd Ref-10 Amp/Dac/Preamp or the Schiit Mjolnir+Gungnir combo?

    I currently own a modded pair of Denon D5000, Audez'e LCD2 R2, and Grado SR325 (the gold one). I can't really seem to decide which to get, and I can only afford one of the two above options (although I am open to other set-ups, but my budget is about 2k). Can anyone help me decide which to get...
  21. HiFiGuy528

    Is the Beyerdynamic A1 Headphone Amplifier worth the $750 price tag, today?

    The headphones amp market has a lot of options today.  Is the now long in the tooth Beyer A1 still worth the high price tag?  I am seeking a neutral, dynamic sound for all types of cans.  I do own the T1 & HD800.  Your thoughts?  
  22. cufei

    Good Amp for Denon D7000

    I'm looking for a good amp for D7000...budget is below 1500$. Thanks for help!
  23. robertsong

    Burson HA-160 users: What are your favorite cans?

    I currently own the DA-160 and I hope to buy the matching HA-160 amp and a new set of cans shortly.  I'm curious to what people are using with their Burson.
  24. cactus_farmer

    V200 Vs Soloist?

    As the thread title says - how are they different?   Cheers.
  25. cogt3

    Audeze LCD-3 and $1K amp or Audeze LCD-2 and $2K, where is the sweet spot?

    Hello all, First and foremost, if this is the wrong place to post this type of question, please move or delete as needed.   So, I just sold off my Manley Stingray and Merlin TSM speakers which I have used for the last few years.  I have a 20 month old at home and another on the way in 7...