Audio-Opus OPUS #11

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by hawaiibadboy, Aug 3, 2016.
  1. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
    Who is advising you??

    This thing is warm. Analogue(ish). If someone is telling you the #11 is sharp they have never heard it
     
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  2. bencherian
    Oh ok... I thot it will be sharp since ESS Sabre ES9018K2M is inside.

    How about Schiit Fulla 2 with AKM AK4490 D/A converter, coupled with an Alps RK09 potentiometer, high-quality filter and amp stages from Texas Instruments . Have you used it ?
     
  3. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
    No I haven't

    The Calyx-M also has an ESS chip and it is warm and lush with detail. The DAC coloration on sound is very very overstated by reviewers and parroted by others.
    i think the #11 is the warmest item made by OPUS. This is still one of the best amp/dac portables on the market. I thought that end of the market would take off this year but it has not. Leaving this to be still...one of the best options available IMO
     
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  4. s4tch
    xduoo xd-05 is certainly a warm sounding one. also, the amp section might be tuned by replacing the opa in case you need a slightly different signature.
     
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  5. s4tch
    as @Hawaiibadboy said, dac coloration is overrated. sound signature is mostly decided by the amp section. i haven't heard the opus #11 unfortunately, but i listened to an oppo ha-2 lately (sabre based dac, too), and with my warm iem's (akg n40) and headphones (nad hp50), it's natural, dynamic, detailed, without the slightest touch of harshness.
     
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  6. peter123
    ^^This! Couldn't agree more.
     
  7. bencherian
    Means you too agree that it is warm sounding signature ? How does it fare against Schiit Fulla 2 and Ultrasone Naos ? Please reply
     
  8. peter123
    Yes, it's a lush, smooth and liquid sounding device. Unfortunately I've never heard any of your other options.

    What's your source for the #11 being bright?
     
  9. bencherian
    I didn't use opus 11 but ess sabre used in that seen in G6 quad dac. It's bright and sharp trebles with SOUNDMAGIC E80C.

    That "SABRE GLARE" i hate cos it hurts my ear and plus soundmagic E80C got sharp treble all those hurted my ears more
     
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  10. bencherian
    Am going for a 200 dollar headphones which needs to be Warm sounding.
    I know Sonys are warm sounding but many says it lacks details.
    Can you or anyone help me with some good warm sounding headphones ?
     
  11. s4tch
    i can only repeat myself: a dac chip won't be decisive for the sound of a device. you can't judge hifi devices by their spec sheets.

    as for sub-$200, warm sounding headphones, my first suggestion is always the nad viso hp50. they are on the warm side of neutral, smooth and easy to drive.
     
  12. bencherian
    Any other headphones ? Nad is not available here and also shipping not possible.
    How about Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohms version ? How does it sound ? I have an inbuilt dac for now with my Lg G6 mobile
     
  13. s4tch
    where's that 'here'? many sellers offer worldwide shipping.

    beyer's are usually v-shaped, with a characteristic spike at the treble. i wouldn't call them warm. also, what's your budget? anyway, you should start here and post a thread, i prefer not to derail the opus #11 thread anymore.
     
  14. bencherian
    India actually... Thanks for your efforts on opus#11 . appreciate that
     
  15. bencherian
    What are the headphones or earphones that you used with it ?
     

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