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Burson Play Home Trial Invitation: Amp/DAC/Preamp/Mic input (2Watts pc, op-amp rollers dream)

  1. Burson Audio
    Introducing Burson PLAY!

    Starting from 299USD inc. shipping.

    Please visit us for more information. https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/play/

    Play Music:

    It's a high power headphone amplifier with over 2W per channel into 16ohm

    It's a reference class DAC feature the ESS9018 DAC chip and Xmos USB receiver. Capable of playing back DSD256, DXD, 32bit / 384khz audio files.

    It's a pure Class-A remote controlled preamp.


    Play Games:
    It elegantly fits into any gaming PC, in which case, it draws power from the internal power supply of the PC.

    With a high-fidelity mic input, it's the ultimate USB soundcard for any gaming PC.


    Play with Opamps:
    It's the perfect opamp rolling platform, rolling up to 5 opamps to tune its sound to your taste.
    Loaner program invitation:
    Burson is offering fellow head-fiers a chance to trail the Play in return for their evaluation and photos.

    1 unit of PLAY will circulate among UK based Head-Fiers.

    2 units of PLAY will circulate among Head-Fiers in the USA. (we'll expand the program to include other countries when these two become manageable.)

    Each of the PLAY sample pack includes one set of V6-Vivid and one set of V6 Classic opamps.
    Head-fiers will have a trial period of one week and then he/she must cover the cost of sending the sample pack to the next Head-fier.

    We do not encourage reviewers to fit the PLAY into their PC case as the installation process could damage the cosmetic of the sample unit. Also, installing it into a PC case will make it difficult to roll opamps.

    The reviewer needs to commit to sharing his/her evaluation and photos with fellow Head-fiers in this discussion thread.

    How to Apply:
    Please express your interest by posting the below information onto this thread.

    • Your city of residence and country. (please don't disclose your real name and full street address.
    • A list of your current audio equipment and headphones
    • A photo of your audio system

    Once a week, Burson will select and announce the next round of reviewers and PM each one for delivery details.
    Burson Audio Stay updated on Burson Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
    https://www.facebook.com/BursonAudio https://twitter.com/bursonaudio http://www.bursonaudio.com/products/
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  2. Mshenay Contributor
    I'd love to give it a try! The Analog Mic Input is excellent as I do a lot of recording with my Shure Condenser Mic,

    Myrtle Beach SC
    My Equipment list can be found here, or in the spoiler below
    Headphone Inventory:
    Currently Using
    ZMF Eikon
    Hifiman HE 4 [Mango Wood Cups DT 880 Classic Pads]
    Bill-P Modded ATH ES10 [Custom Wood Cups + Leather Pads]
    Nhoord Red V1
    Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii
    Superlux HD 668B
    AKG K240 Sextett MP [SPC Litz Recable to 4PIN XLR]
    Sony MDR V6
    KRK KNS 6400
    Previously Owned or Auditioned in Home
    Sony MDR XB700 [Modded]
    Sony ZX 300
    Koss TD/75
    Beyerdynamic Dt 880 Pro 250ohm
    Byerdynamic Dt 990 Pro 250ohm
    Koss Pro dj 200
    Koss Pro dj 100
    Koss Porta Pro
    Fostex T50p Mad Dog Modded Cans [With Alpha Pads]
    Audio Technica ATH w1000x [With L3000 Leather Pads(Purrin Modded)]
    Akg K550
    Ath a900x
    Beyerdynamic Dt 880 Premeuim 600 Ohm [Fully Balanced Recable]
    Sound Magic HP100 [With w1000x Pads]
    ShurEyal 840 [Modded Shure 840]
    Logitech UE 6000
    Denon AH D2000 Custom Cocobolo Wood Cups Balanced D7k Cable
    Hifiman HE 400 Toxic Balanced Cable and J$ Pads
    Audio Technica AD 2000x
    Senn Grado [Walnut Wood Cups Modular Balanced Cable]
    Allesandro MS1i [Walnut Wood Cups]
    LA D5k [Austrialian Sheok Wood Lawton Pads, 4pin XLR Termination]
    Audio Technica AD 900X
    Beats Solo2
    Fostex TH X00
    ZMF Atticus
    Audeze LCD 2 Rev 2.2 Non Fazor
    Maple Cupped/Black Limba Sleeved Magnum V7
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Currently Using
    Audio GD 10ES2
    Gemtune APPJ PA1502A
    Project Ember II
    Geek Out V2+
    HeadAmp Pico Power
    Previously Owned or Auditioned in Home
    Fiio E6
    JDS Labs cMoy BB 2.03 2x9V Rechrageable
    Fiio E11
    Indeed G3 Modded
    MilletMax Hybrid 12ua7 Tube with RCA 5963 12ua7 Tubes
    Matrix M-Stage
    Jds Labs C5 [Half Bass Boost Factory Mod]
    iBasso PB2 [LME 4990 OpAmps]
    Schiit Vali
    Schiit Vali 2
    Garage 1217 Project Starlight
    JDS Labs The Element
    iFi Audio Micro iCan SE
    Source Inventory:
    Currently Using
    Audio GD 10ES2
    Behring UAC 202
    Hifiman HM901
    LG V20
    Geek Out v2+
    Hifiman Hm 601 8G [Rock Boxed]
    Shanling M2s
    Previously Owned or Auditioned in Home
    Zune HD (32)
    iPod Nano (4) 3'd gen
    Hifiman Hm 602 8G
    Audio Poutine ODAC
    Hifiman HM 801
    LG V10
    JDS Labs The Element
    Cable Inventory:
    Blue Jean Cables RCA
    Blue Jean Cables Coaxial

    BTG Hybrid Midnight Cable with Half Sleeve
    ZMF Cables OFC Copper
    Various Modular Cables Built by cCasper TFG
    Power-Related Components:
    Furman Power Conditioner
    Pangea Audio AC14



    Forgive the bad lighting, but there it is. Top pic is my desk as of today, I've got a JDS Labs EL Dac and OL Switcher in home for review atm, beneath is my portable sources/amps and finally my recording station when It's in use. Consist of my Laptop and my Behringer UAC 202 for recording, with my Mic Fed into Audacity VIA USB. Having a single unit that did both a DAC and ADC conversion would be ideal, plus I love that you can roll in different op amps in with the 9018 dac implementation, sadly it's no longer with my but I loved my iBasso PB2 because I could roll opAmps into it! I had some LME 49990's for the longest time, so a desktop unit with the same setup would really be very cool! So all in all, I'd love to get to hear this one!
  3. selvakumar
    the Mic input is very good chioce and its clean no zzzzzzzzz noise thats why i preordered PLAY
  4. ostewart
  5. ostewart
  6. Audio Addict Contributor
    I ordered mine when the notice came out. The original email indicated shipping to start on the 15th but I have not heard if it has shipped yet. Excited as my LH Labs Infinity v2.0 has been at LH Labs for 3 months now and no comments yet when it will be ready.

    I have the v6 vivid in the DAC section and will have available to try in the amp section the v6 vivid, v6 classic, v5 as well as the v5i.

    I am not sure which headphones it would pair best with but I will throw a few at it such as the


    for starters.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
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  7. selvakumar
    today I got an email from BURSON stated the shipping will start from 25 this month and the tracking will be updated after few days
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
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  8. Mshenay Contributor
    Grats! Here's to hoping I get to join you state side
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  9. Audio Addict Contributor
    I am in the US and my email says shipping on the 26th with tracking information to follow.
  10. Audio Addict Contributor
    The 26th and 27th have come and basically gone but I have not heard anything. Has anyone?
  11. Mshenay Contributor
    I got a PM from them, asking me to agree to the terms an stuff. I'm still awaiting confirmation
  12. selvakumar
    guys its in testing stage i think usually while testing if they find any minor correction they will rectify and Burson whats the user to have full experience with the PLAY so lets wait for couple of days may be a week
  13. Audio Addict Contributor
    Received my shipping notice, now just have to wait. Thanks Burson / Alex.
  14. Mshenay Contributor
    Nice! I was asked for my shipping information but no tracking number just yet, soon hopefully!!
  15. Audio Addict Contributor
    It is going to be a couple of weeks before I get to listen. Alex contacted me today even before it hit the US shores and indicated there was a concern with my unit. A replacement should arrive in a couple of weeks. I had ordered the base unit with a pair of Vivid's and Classic singles so I can still enjoy these using my Lycan.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017

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