1. MozartMan1201

    Receivers/Integrated/Transports with BEST headphone jack?

    Over the last few years, with the new line of high-end receivers and integrated, some of which even have a dedicated amp circuitry for the headphone jack, I think the gap may be narrowing between them and stand-alone head-amps.  Currently, I am interested in the following models --   Yamaha...
  2. A

    HD800 and Oppo-105, add receiver or amp?

    I'm getting the HD800 to use with an Oppo 105. The Oppo-105 has a headphones out, so theoretically no need for an amp... But it sounds from other threads that maybe it won't have enough power for the HD800s? Does anyone have hands-on experience with this?   Regardless, I'll probably need a...
  3. Giray

    Difference amp and without amp.

    Whats the big difference if you listen to music without and with an amp?
  4. amham

    New Marantz SA8005 - WINDOWS DRIVER BROKEN!

    Replacement for SA8004 is now released.  Any initial comments?  I'm waiting for mine to arrive next week.  Seems they updated the USB to async, added DSD decode and a few other enhancement.
  5. loghead

    Help me out, trying to decide between an OPPO BDP-105 or the $700 cheaper OPPO BDP-103 as a universal player...

    I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to home A/V. I am in the process of changing that after a few major home theatre purchases in the past few months (a new TV and receiver). My new baby is the Marantz SR7008, which I bought due to the audiophile grade components, especially for phono (I...
  6. sterling1

    Sony or OPPO

    For stereo and multi channel SACD is there a clear winner when comparing the Sony 5400ES SACD player to the OPPO 105 universal player? As I understand it the Sony converts DSD direct to analog for stereo SACD and sends multi channel SACD DSD stream over HDMI to pre/pro. I'm not sure but doesn't...
  7. larryminator

    USB 5.1 DAC for home theater use

    Hello,   I was wondering if anyone has a nice suggestion for a USB 5.1 channel DAC for home theater use.   The Oppo 105 seems to be a winner, but it's too expensive.   There's the HLLY 5.1 DAC, but it looks cheap.   Anyone has another suggestion?   Thanks.
  8. BruinAnteater

    Sennheiser Momentum Review: Sennheiser Momentum vs HD650 vs PX360 (Updated! 4/4/13)

    Just got my Momentums a couple of days ago. I didn't listen to em the first night, I just put on the IsoTek "Full System Enhancer & Rejuvenation Disc" on my CD Player set repeat, hooked up the Momentums up to the E9 and set a mid level volume and let em burn in for about 12 hours straight (I do...
  9. BMBROWN911

    Where to go from here...?

    Little backstory first. I got into higher end headphone listening about 9 years ago starting with the cheapo Koss headphones everyone here recommends so much moving on from there to the Grado SR60 and finally to the Senn. HD600's. By that point it was clear I needed to start thinking of a higher...
  10. soundboy

    Oppo shows prototype of headphone amp/DAC/pre-amp

    Go to the middle of page....   http://referencehometheater.com/2013/commentary/pacific-nw-home-theater-get-together/
  11. buson160man

    oppo bdp 105 how good does it work as a digital preamp

      I have just picked up a new pair of emotiva airmotiv 6 active speakers and was wondering how good the preamp stage is in the new oppo bdp105 universal player.I presently have a peachtree decco 2 that I am using as a dac/preamp and I was wondering how the preamp stage in the oppo player would...
  12. HiAudio

    OPPO BDP-105 headphone Amp

    On this OPPO there is specifically installed headphone Amp. How is it? How does it comapre to other standalone headphone Amp? Can it drive Senn HD650 (and HD800)? Does it matter if connect headphone to the front headphone jack or its back balanced or unbalanced connection.
  13. Johnnysokko

    Looking advice on dedicated SACD player

    I would like to add a SACD player to my listening station at home. eBay seems to have a large selection of what were once reference systems (universal players) for pretty reasonable dollars (under $300).    I have seen a number of Denon 3910s and Marantz players.  I really don't need the video...
  14. Lmal

    Introduction and help with Sennheiser HD-600 Oppo-BDP 105 and Schitt Mjolnir

    Hello everyone I'm new to this forum. Have a pair of 15 year-old HD 600's that I love. I am getting back into this hobby. I have an old headroom amp that I'm thinking of replacing with an Oppo BDP105 and a Schiit Mjolnir amp recabling the headphone for the balanced amp. I could use some help...
  15. boatheelmusic

    Some DAC/preamp comparisons (long)

    Over the last several months, I have auditioned a number of DACs, seeking to establish a baseline for my Emotiva DC-1, with which I’ve been very pleased and believe it is very clearly a value leader.  My requirements include preamp capabilities, so a sampling of DAC/preamps were evaluated.  ...
  16. fjosh

    Looking for a DAC...

    ...that will work in Linux.  Every DAC I come across says Windows and OSX.  Is there drivers that are installed?  Otherwise what is the reasoning behind nobody listing their product will work with Linux?   If this does not exist then I need a DAC that will accept HDMI.   My laptop does not...
  17. nickfas

    Digital source for headphone and 2 channel setup

    Hello,   I've been lurking this forum for some time now and I wanted to see how you guys would recommend accomplishing the following:   I'm looking for a headphone amp for my RS1i's.  I've decided on a MAD Ear Super II (I think this offers power for more demanding headphones than the Ear +...
  18. OPPO BDP-105 Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Player

    OPPO BDP-105 Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Player

    The OPPO BDP-105 is designed from the ground up with components optimized for enhanced analog audio performance. The OPPO BDP-105 features an all-new analog audio stage powered by two ESS Sabre32 Reference Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), balanced (XLR) & unbalanced (RCA) dedicated stereo...