ALO Pan Am desktop/portable headphone amp/DAC: Impressions and Reviews
Jul 17, 2015 at 2:32 PM Post #1,021 of 1,147

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I would have to roll my Telefunkens back in to get a good comparison, since I haven't listened to them in a while, but I've been using a couple of Cifte tubes and I like them at least as much as I like the funks.
 
Jul 18, 2015 at 3:51 PM Post #1,023 of 1,147

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I recently picked up a Pan Am and Gateway but currently don't have any cans. What headphones, diregarding price have the best synergy with and are overall the best match for Pan Am?


LCD2s are supposed to pair brilliantly and several including myself very much enjoy the HE500 or HE400.
 
Jul 18, 2015 at 3:57 PM Post #1,024 of 1,147

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I use my PanAm in an open plan office, so a closed back HP is a must. I am finding the Shure 1540 mates very well with the PanAm. Great sound and comfort.
 
Jul 18, 2015 at 4:06 PM Post #1,025 of 1,147

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I agree the he500, he560 and the X2 are the only headphones I've tried with it and I thought the X2 was very good and he500 was better. The he560 was not a good match which surprised me because I thought that they are supposed to be easier to pair with an amp and drive than the 500's. I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on the lcd 2 but reading about the veiled vocals scares me along with what seems to be the popular notion that if your going Audeze your better off going to the top to the lcd3 or the X. Thats good to know about the Shures, Im looking for an open right now but eventually want to add a closed phone to the mix. Thanks for the replys!
 
Jul 19, 2015 at 3:28 AM Post #1,026 of 1,147

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get a hd 800 and enjoy :wink:

Very good synergy
 
Jul 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM Post #1,027 of 1,147

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Really? I wouldn't have guessed that was a good pairing. That's very interesting. Ive never heard the hd800 but have always been very curious.I think I might really enjoy them though I've read they are pretty light down low. I was thinking maybe Ether would be a nice happy medium between Audeze and the hd800 butIve read its hard to match and very revealing of upstrem gear. I'm interested to read what Tyll has to say about it as well as the the Dharma.
 
Jul 19, 2015 at 3:23 PM Post #1,028 of 1,147

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My hd 800 have just a little less bass slams than my non fazor lcd2.2 but a little more than my friend's fazor lcd2

I heard the hd 600 on the pan am and sounded great too for the price
 
Jul 19, 2015 at 3:25 PM Post #1,029 of 1,147

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If you get a hd 800 find a serial number after 20 000, the drivers sound more bassy than the previous version
 
Jul 19, 2015 at 3:32 PM Post #1,031 of 1,147

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I listen to minimal and electro house as long as epic music and really appreciate that soundstage and don't feel like it's bass lacking (I did a little with the fazored lcd 2.2)
 
Jul 20, 2015 at 1:59 AM Post #1,032 of 1,147

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I have a Fostex TH600, and I find that pairs quite well with the Pan-Am as well, especially when you are looking for a closed back pair of HP.
 
Jul 20, 2015 at 9:32 AM Post #1,033 of 1,147

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I hadn't really considered Fostex. Whats their sound signature like? I was flirting with the idea of possibly picking up a pair or Beyerdynamic T1 or Alpha Dog Prime since there seems to be a number of good deals on those for sale second hand.
 
Jul 20, 2015 at 1:13 PM Post #1,034 of 1,147

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Heard the T1 nice headphones but imo lacking low ends way more than Audeze or Hd 800
 

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