Advice on DAC/AMPLY combo for Sehnn HD 600
Nov 23, 2008 at 4:59 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1

DigitalBow

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Hello everybody, this is my first post.

My actual system is composed by Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, Exposure XXII CD player, Exposure VI (2) pre power supply, Exposure VII pre-amp, Exposure XVIII super power amp, Totem Model 1 loudspeakes. This to describe the kind of sound I like.

I am totally new to the headphones DAC and headphone amplifiers world.

My only pair of headphones are a pair of Senn PX100 which I find too much veiled in the mid/high and bit "slow", while bass is deep and solid.

I am aiming to build a second PC-based system which I would listen to only through headphones.

I have read good comments on the HD600, while HD650 seem too much bass oriented. AKG 701 seem very good performers also. I have the chance to listen to the 600s only.

About the DAC/Headphones ampli: before entering the big bucks scene I would like to experiment with somewhat "budget". I mean no absolute low-end but something that could be defined as the minimum step for real hi-fi and would not require upgrade after two minutes.

My budget is set around 250/300 Euros (headphones excluded). I could go for either an integrated DAC/Ampli unit or separate units as well.

From forum posts, it seem the Darkvoice 336i is one of the best performers (for my budget) and a very good HD600 companion too.

For minimalist sake I would not disregard DAC/AMP combos.

I would appreciate your suggestions and comments on both headphones and DAC / Amp units.

Thanks for your help and excuse me for my Egnlish, I am from Italy.
 

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