List your top 3 headphone and amp combos
Feb 11, 2007 at 10:57 AM Post #16 of 38

GarryH

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Given the current equipment in house and in no particular order -

Cayin HA-1A ~ AKG 701
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PS Audio GCHA ~ Senns HD 650 w/ Cardas
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Yamamoto HA-02 ~ ATH-W1000 or W5000
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One caveat . . . with the ETA of the Corda Opera within the next week and set to be paired with the W5000's, one of the above may very well be bumped - we'll see.
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 10:58 AM Post #17 of 38

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The Ultimate portable:
iPod 4g - Sennheiser PX 100s (a match made in heaven + a damn good workout rig!)

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XIN SMIII version 6 Maxxed - Zebra Darth Beyer's/HD 650s
Hornet "M" - Sennheiser HD 650s
MisterX XP - Grado SR-60s
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 11:41 AM Post #19 of 38

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PPA (discrete buffer, STEPS) -> Grado SR225 (VWAP-modded HD414 pads)
M^3 (high-bias, STEPS) -> Sennheiser HD580 (Cardas cable)
Go-Vibe V5 (AD8397/AD825) -> Yuin PK2
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 11:57 AM Post #21 of 38

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This grouping may change once the Ultrasone Proline 2500s
complete their burn in sometime next week:
for now:

Heed/701s
Heed/650s
Xenos/UE Superfi 5
or the Heed with anything plugged into it except lower end
IEMs which the Heed is too revealing for a good synergy.
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 2:28 PM Post #23 of 38

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In my opinion, you can not accurately discuss headphone and amp synergy without including the source. That said, my K701, RSA Raptor with the Plitron power supply and RCA 5687 and Mullard CV4004 tubes and the Rega Saturn CD player have fantastic synergy.
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 2:35 PM Post #24 of 38

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I don't have a lot of fancy stuff, but of what I have, here's how I like to fire things up from my desktop area:

HeadRoom Micro Dac > HeadRoom Micro Amp > Beyerdynamic DT880 ('05)

HeadRoom Micro Dac > Ray Samuels Audio Hornet > AKG Acoustics K601

I like what the warmth of the Micro Amp does for the DT880. It really helps with the brightness, especially on guitar-based rock music.

I like what the high-end of the Hornet does for the K601. When I don't know what I want to listen to, I just reach for the Hornet and K601 and grab some music. It is a great all-around combo.
 
Jan 14, 2008 at 4:20 AM Post #25 of 38

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of the combos i've heard:

krell ksa-5 & grado hp-2 (balls to the wall)
ear hp4 & grado rs-1 (pace anyone?)
mccormack mid & etymotic er4s (this is what texture sounds like)

best bass: kgss & stax sr-007
best midrange: cary cad 300sei & sony r10
best treble: sennheiser hev90 & he90
 
Jan 31, 2008 at 4:05 AM Post #27 of 38

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In no particular order... from what I have actually heard

HE90 / HEV90 (Shanling T300)
Luvdunhill KGSS OR Singlepower ES1 / OII
Blue Hawaii / HE60
 
Jan 31, 2008 at 4:11 AM Post #28 of 38

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Quote:

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1. Balanced R10 w/Singlepower SDS-XLR
2. HE90 w/Singlepower ES1
3. K1000 w/Singlepower Extreme



That's pretty close to what I would have said except for #3 it would be K1000 with the EAR V20.

Now if only Mikhail would ever get around to finishing up and sending me the SDS-XRL and ES1. In the meantime it's HE90 with the HEV90 and single ended R10 with my Angstrom Research two box monster.
 
Jan 31, 2008 at 5:55 AM Post #29 of 38

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Dual Darkvoice with K340...
 
Feb 11, 2008 at 8:12 PM Post #30 of 38

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So far, this makes me smile:

Home:
Benchmark DAC1 USB--Blue jeans rca cables-->Heed Canamp-->AKG K701
Portable:
Ipod classic-->ALO cotton dock-->RSA Hornet "M"-->HD650w/equinox
 

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