Best Bang For a Buck Set-Ups =)
Mar 13, 2006 at 7:07 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

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Looking for an entirely new set up. My source will be from my comp with an M-Audio Revolution 7.1.

AKG 701
WooAudio 3
Spitfire DAC
Blue Dragon Coaxial and Interconnects

$1280


AKG 701
Musical Fidelity X-Can V3
Spitfire DAC
Blue Dragon Coaxial and Interconnects

$1110


AKG 701
Musical Fidelity X-Can V3
Fubar II DAC
Blue Dragon Interconnects

$905


AKG 701
Little Dot II
Fubar II DAC
Blue Dragon Interconnects

$740

these prices include shipping to Aus and are in US dollars. Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks y'all.
 
Mar 13, 2006 at 7:43 AM Post #3 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jagorev
Headroom Micro DAC
Headroom Micro Amp w/Desktop Module
Headphone of your choice, depending on your tastes in music, which you haven't mentioned.




I was actually going to recommend the micro stack when I saw the title, before I read the list inside this post.
 
Mar 13, 2006 at 7:51 AM Post #4 of 16

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i say:
Zhalou dac
gilmore lite
HD580

you really can't beat this combo for performance/price.
 
Jan 30, 2010 at 8:15 PM Post #6 of 16

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NuForce uDAC -> Indeed Hybrid amp with a sylvania 7308 tube inline with the k701

SERIOUS bang for the buck you can get all pieces for as low as $450 and it sounds great if you are committed to the k701 (the steal for the buck can). It has a great synergy.

Definitely put this on a short list to give it a try.
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Jan 30, 2010 at 8:37 PM Post #7 of 16

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Sennheiser HD595
Zero DAC/AMP

$300 for quality sound
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Jan 30, 2010 at 11:25 PM Post #9 of 16

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Originally Posted by aimlink /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Here's another vote for the HeadRoom Micro Stack!!


haha I'm not sure if that falls into the bang-for-buck category. That stack would cost you $700 and then you would still need to buy headphones.
 
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:30 PM Post #10 of 16

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Ugh, for that money you can do WAY better than the K702 with a LD amp. Try the Stax SR-005a or 2050II systems. They will blow away most things in the price range, and if you want to go vintage, you can get even better deals.

Stax 2050II used - $400ish
Rega Planet 2000 - $300ish
Any generic interconnects will do to start.
 
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM Post #11 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by everettjsj2 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
haha I'm not sure if that falls into the bang-for-buck category. That stack would cost you $700 and then you would still need to buy headphones.


That would be another $260 for the K701 (Amazon), i.e., now a total of $960. Check out the other considered options and quoted prices.
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Jan 31, 2010 at 2:17 AM Post #14 of 16

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Lmao when I saw "Best Bang For Buck Set-Ups" I thought you meant bang for buck, not spending $1300 on equipment lol. The words AKG and Sennheiser really shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentance as "bang for buck"
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They have some of the most difficult headphones to drive properley.
 
Jan 31, 2010 at 2:25 AM Post #15 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stang /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Lmao when I saw "Best Bang For Buck Set-Ups" I thought you meant bang for buck, not spending $1300 on equipment lol. The words AKG and Sennheiser really shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentance as "bang for buck"
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They have some of the most difficult headphones to drive properley.



I was pretty much thinking the same thing. I thought someone would have mentioned something like a Sansa Clip along with a Koss KSC75 by now. That's what really can be considered bang for the buck
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