new DAC for Grado HF2
post-8621443
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 4

Dexterdm

New Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Posts
17
Likes
0
hello!
my audio-chain is:  laptop---->fiio e10(DAC section)---->mogami 2534---->little dot 1+ with we408---->grado HF2
i'm considering to upgrade the DAC section because i found grados in this chian a little too bassy at all
i thought a Musical Fidelity v-dac II but i read it has a warm tone and a timbre shifted on mid bass...is it true?should cause more problems with my grados?
my budget is max 250€
thank you so much
 
     Share This Post       
post-8623046
Post #2 of 4

LCfiner

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 1, 2009
Messages
1,250
Reaction score
69
Joined
May 1, 2009
Posts
1,250
Likes
69
The HF2 has a big bass hump and any good, clean sounding DAC will show that hump. It's a big part of the character of that headphone
 
If you really don't like that bass, you probably don't want to get a DAC that will mask it. Try some EQ to reduce the bass first.
 
You could still get a better amp/DAC combo than the E10 (eg: ODAC and O2 amp) but it won't greatly reduce the bass from the HF2.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8623913
Post #3 of 4

Dexterdm

New Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Posts
17
Likes
0
Quote:
The HF2 has a big bass hump and any good, clean sounding DAC will show that hump. It's a big part of the character of that headphone
 
If you really don't like that bass, you probably don't want to get a DAC that will mask it. Try some EQ to reduce the bass first.
 
You could still get a better amp/DAC combo than the E10 (eg: ODAC and O2 amp) but it won't greatly reduce the bass from the HF2.

i like the bass hump of the HF2 but i've done this little attempt
i connected the LD directly to laptop and bass are more confused than with fiio e10 so i thought it may depend on Dac.
i'd like more definition,i don't want equalize the sound because they are great :wink:
now,dac is the weak point of my audio-chain,an upgrade can help?
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top