Can somebody tell me if this is a good combination? Aune T1 + Audio Technica ATH-M50s
Jun 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

Devmoo

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I just bought the Aune T1 DAC of Ebay. I expect it in the next few weeks. I'm just curious how nice you guys think this will sound with my Audio Technica ATH-M50's. I posted the specs below of both devices. 
 
Aune T1 specs: http://i.imgur.com/m6nrYP5.png
Audio Technica ATH-50'S specs: http://i.imgur.com/m6nrYP5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/m6nrYP5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/m6nrYP5.png
 
Giving these specifications, could anyone determine how well these will sound together? i'm hoping good. Its not like I can return it now. I never tried a DAC in my life, I just recently heard about them and have been using the typical internal headphone jack in my PC. I cant' even turn it up loud enough for these headphones, i'm guessing it can't power them. So it's definitely going to have to sound like a huge improvement. 
 
Jun 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM Post #2 of 3

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It's not so much a "good combination" as much as, your audio output definitely won't be bottlenecking. It'll sound like the m50s are supposed to.

If you're coming from an internal onboard sound, you'll probably notice quite a bit of difference. if you're used to DACs, you might not hear anything different at all
 
Jun 8, 2013 at 8:33 AM Post #3 of 3

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I had lots of expectation for the aune T1, and i wasn't disappointed. The difference between my xonar dx and the T1 were obvious using my previous ue6000s. Even though the ues are supposed to have better soundstaging compared to most closed headphones (from what I read), I found them claustophobic and I couldn't listen to them for extended periods through my xonar or my clip+. The T1 widened the soundstage and I heard things that i had never heard before through them. I won't describe the difference as night and day though. But the aune T1 rarely disappoints. You also wun have any problem with gain; even on high impedence phones people rarely go past the 12 o'clock knob.. I personally find 9 o'clock loud enough with the gain switches at +0db.
 

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