Best Amp/Headphone Synergy
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Which amp and headphone matches are made in heaven? My choices are:

HD600/ MG Head OTL
Ety 4P/Cosmic
Grado RS2/RA1
HD600/Blockhead (someday)
 
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Grado RS-1/Earmax Pro
HD600/Sugden Headmaster
 
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Grado HP-1/Melos SHA-1
Grado HP-1/Berning MicroZOTL
Sony MDR-R10/EAR HP-4
Grado RS-1/Grado RA-1
Sony MDR-CD3000/Berning MicroZOTL
Sennheiser HD-600/Moretto HAP-03
 
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Grado HP1/META42 (dual 9V)
Sony CD3000/Earmax Pro
Sony CD1700/Sugden Headmaster
ETY4S/META42
Sugden Headmaster/Everything (except CD3000)
 
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In no particular order:

HD600/Equinox - HeadRoom Max
Grado HP-1 - HeadRoom Max/META 42
Allesandro/Grado Music Series Pros - META 42
Ety ER-4S - META 42
Ety ER-4S - HeadRoom Max
SR-325 - META 42/CHA 47
 
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Grados + Melos SHA-1
HD600 + Equinox + RKV
HD600 + Equinox + Ear HP4
HD600 + Equinox + MG Head OTL
AKG-K1000 + Bottlehead Paraglows (I'll find out soon)
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Nick Dangerous

AKG-K1000 + Bottlehead Paraglows (I'll find out soon)


Aiiiyaaa!
 
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Orpheus = royalty [effortless]

matches made in heaven:
Sennheiser HD600 + Stefan Equinox + ETA42 (can't wait for an 'uber one
) [air, decay, transients, liquidity + detail]
HD600 + Cardas + Melos SHA-1 [richness, body]


exotic luxury:
Grado RS-1 + Cary CAD-300SEI [clarity, warmth]

deserved recognition:
HD600 + McCormack MID [texture]
Stax SR-404 + SRM-006t [transparency, neutrality]
HD600 + MG Head OTL [lushness]
 
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Beyerdynamic DT931/Corda HA-1 (120 ohm jack)
 
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hmmm:

Sony V700 + Boostaro

 
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Based on a short, comparative listens at the Headroom Tour:

Grado RA-1 with Grado RS series
EAR V20 with AKG 1000
and obviously, the Orpheus and Stax systems.
 
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ORPHEUS-Listened to it earlier today,still the king.

HD600+Equinox+Wheatfield HA2 w/ the special tuberoll

HD600+Equinox+Max

Grado RS1+RKV

Grado RS1+Max
 
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I think most OTL amps match up great with the HD-600s. But, if you like the HD-600s sound with a faster pace I would definitely buy a Headroom Max without a doubt.
 
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Senn 580 + MG Head w/ Mullard CV4004 and Ei Yugo tubes
Beyer 250-80 + JMT built CHA7
Sony 888 + JMT built Cinnamon CHA47
Grado 325 + Creek OBH11SE
 
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