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Feb 3, 2021 at 5:40 PM Post #6,500 of 11,962

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A friend of mine on our sonic visions discord tried susvara with topping A90 and was really disappointed (felt it wasnt much better than empyrean). Sad.

I was looking forward to her being blown away.

That's too bad. I found the A90 worked great with the Susvara's.

The only thing I found was that the treble was a little shouty...but...with more break-in the A90 seemed tame that unpleasant treble.

I guess the other question is, what DAC/source was being used?
 
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I think they had between 2500 to 3500 hours in total, but it's hard to say.

Top class burn-in is all I can say :D

I love Empyrean sound, to my ears it's like photography in sepia.

I can easily agree with this. Very picturesque and enjoyable sound profile, if I may say so.
 
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IEM's are my thing.. and I really wanted to buy a Susvara just for the experience;

But really I was confused ....

Do I need a headphone amp (when I have an old yamaha speaker amp with a headphone socket).

In the end today I bought a new mountain bike for the price of the Susvara which i really want to try....

https://www.marinbikes.com/gb/bikes/2021-alpine-trail-e2

Life is a compromise.

My mantra-m7 cost me GBP4k but I'm not getting much use out of that at the moment....

Thanks for the companionship but keep it real (I was thinking most of the grown ups are here before I get my head bitten off) ...

My iems and this website have very much contributed to my sanity over the last 12 months ....

Thanks for being here for me.

But you do have some weirdos in your ranks..

(but who the **** am I to tell you to get out and do more ...?)
 
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That's too bad. I found the A90 worked great with the Susvara's.

The only thing I found was that the treble was a little shouty...but...with more break-in the A90 seemed tame that unpleasant treble.

I guess the other question is, what DAC/source was being used?
the topping amp is nice to have as a spare or to travel with...if one owns a 6K TOTL HP I do think a better amp is in order but whatever works
 
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IEM's are my thing.. and I really wanted to buy a Susvara just for the experience;

But really I was confused ....

Do I need a headphone amp (when I have an old yamaha speaker amp with a headphone socket).

In the end today I bought a new mountain bike for the price of the Susvara which i really want to try....

https://www.marinbikes.com/gb/bikes/2021-alpine-trail-e2

Life is a compromise.

My mantra-m7 cost me GBP4k but I'm not getting much use out of that at the moment....

Thanks for the companionship but keep it real (I was thinking most of the grown ups are here before I get my head bitten off) ...

My iems and this website have very much contributed to my sanity over the last 12 months ....

Thanks for being here for me.

But you do have some weirdos in your ranks..

(but who the **** am I to tell you to get out and do more ...?)

Try the Susvara from your speaker amp first if you decide to get it one day. Don't think about new gear before.

Also, the bike is definitely the better buy. As much as I love the Susvara the value holds no candle against that bike and how it improves your wellbeing.
 
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Try the Susvara from your speaker amp first if you decide to get it one day. Don't think about new gear before.

If one has a speaker amp already, it's a valid point to connect Susvaras to it first and see what happens.
 
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Those running their Susvara from speaker amps, are you guys really careful about powering off the speaker amp before connecting or disconnecting your headphones? I haven't been but I watched the Abyss video on speaker amps and they were just going on and on about how dangerous it is and to make sure the amp is completely powered down before any connection or disconnection of headphones. I mindlessly plug/unplug while the amp is on, I have speaker cables to 4pin XLR female adapter.
 
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Those running their Susvara from speaker amps, are you guys really careful about powering off the speaker amp before connecting or disconnecting your headphones? I haven't been but I watched the Abyss video on speaker amps and they were just going on and on about how dangerous it is and to make sure the amp is completely powered down before any connection or disconnection of headphones. I mindlessly plug/unplug while the amp is on, I have speaker cables to 4pin XLR female adapter.
Well even headphone amplifier manufacturers always recommend to power down the amp before plugging/unplugging the phones.
Given that the power surge of a speaker amp can be significantly higher, it seems obvious to me that one should not do it while powered on, just as safety precaution.

Even if it is unlikely that any damage will happen, risking to destroy headphones worth several grand is too much imo. It doesn't hurt to power down the amp before.

just my 2c
 
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On my Luxman L-550 I luckily have a switch for turning on/off speaker's terminals so it's quite easy to plug the jacks to the Susvara (biding posts always being plugged in). Also I've developed a habit of checking if the volume is down always before/after a listening session.
 
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I always turn off music, turn down volume, connect the headphone, play music

Same procedure for disconnecting. More steps than maybe needed but safe.

Also, do the same when connecting new source gear like DACs
 

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