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Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by aamefford, May 7, 2014.
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  1. Badas

    Thanks. I will do. :wink:

    I also want to give the HA-1 a tick as a pre-amp.

    I'm running mine into a very high quality rig.

    HA-1 into a Marantz SR7008 into two Marantz MM7055 power amps into bi-amped (280 watts each) Polk audio RTIA7 floor standing speakers with two SVS SB ultra 13's subs.

    The HA-1 is a lot smoother than the Marantz DAC or the Arcam irDac that I just retired. The blend of bass is far more convincing.
  2. PerfectHiFi

    When you say, your ears start bleeding, do they bleed from absymal lows, from abrasive treble or heavy-weight cans of the LCD-3. How is the LCD-3 with regard to "overheated" and "cooked" ears? Do your ears "peal-off" after more than one hour of listening? I would love to buy LCD-3 that will pair with my HA-1, but I am afraid about my ears and my head (weight of cans, heat dissipation of my ears, tinnitus...). Please share your experience in pairing HA-1 with LCD-3 in more detail, if possible. (No bloody ears in this forum)
  3. Maxx134
    Haha I never owned an iPhone or ipod as it always struck me as a girls toy.
    It is not manly..
    Android is superior and manly to me..
    That's why I don't have the ease of use that iPhone/ipod users have :frowning2:

    Thanks for clarification.
    It's not ipod only then..

    I used to own the PM1..

    The LCD2 is audibly superior to the PM1 .. To me.
    Sorry to burst your bubble.
  4. HiFiAudio
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  5. Smarty-pants

    Huh???? I think there are a couple million men who may not agree, lol.
    They do come in various colors for those who want something away from basic black/grey, but beyond that your notion is a bit odd.

    Even some of the most respected industry critics have said they think the PM-1 sounds better than the LC2. (Tyll Hertsens of Innerfidelity was one)
    I don't have any personal experience with the LCD2 though, so can't comment from that angle.
  6. Smarty-pants
  7. HiFiAudio
    HDFever has done that before, but for all the readers here, I thought that review i found today was highly insightful, in regards to parts used, build quality, design, lab tests, and other aspects. 
  8. Badas
    Interesting that they mentioned that it should have better isolation.
    I have a spare pair of very high quality iso feet. I will install this weekend. [​IMG]
  9. Maxx134
    Haha yeah Ur right, I'm just talking from a software developer's prospective of phone operating systems & just not liking apple.

    Also I respect Tyll reviews and as a whole it is a ground breaking change to portability, and that's it for me.
    If he says the sound is better then it must be so but I think he said it was a toss up..
    I would agree in sound probably similar level..

    Anyway one thing for sure is this HA-1 is just a sweet home run for oppo..
    I think they reset the bar with this unit..
  10. SpudHarris Contributor

    I don't have any of those issues you mention with the LCD3.

    The LCD-3 are superior to the HP1 as you would expect. The HP1 to my ears is better than the LCD2.

    One thing I have found is the HA1 is a perfect companion for the HD800's which I nearly sold before/to fund the HA1. I am so glad I didn't get rid of them as this combo is my go to most evenings. The HP1 shines when using the Bushmaster DAC into the HA1 as I find the HP1 to be quite shrill with electronica.
  11. MattTCG
    I'm interested in picking the HA-1 for my hd800's running balanced. Anyone here with thoughts on the pairing?
  12. akhyar

    My HA-1 should be here next week while my balanced WyWires Red cable are in postage from USA at the moment :D
  13. preproman
    Question about the USB input on the front panel. 
    Can you use a USB stick with FLAC, AIFF files on it - or do you "have" to use an iDevice?
  14. sbgunn

    Nope. You can't use any kind of storage on the front port.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  15. sbgunn

    That's my setup. I have the 800s connected with a moon audio balanced cable. I really enjoy it. Gets plenty loud on normal gain and the audio quality is great.
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