Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread
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I suggest you try the Sennheiser HD650

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.
 
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  I am, and absolutely, it is on par with the MJOLNIR/GUNGNIR.  I can usually get away with low gain, but depending on the source material and my mood (how loud do I want it?) sometimes I go to high gain.  When in high gain, I cannot make it to "11", but when I try to get close... the sound is absolutely crystal clear with no distortion with an unbelievable punch; it sounds incredible, only problem is my ears start to bleed.

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)
 
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And why does the front usb support iPods...
..., then label it as the freaking Fruit-Only-Port that it is. .... 
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:

The difference is in the pin configuration in the micro USB end of the cable so that the device can act as a host instead of a peripheral. Without the OTG cable with its magic pin configuration it acts a peripheral that can not feed music to the HA-1. This is accomplished through the Mobile USB connection.
Thanks for clarification.
It's not ipod only then..

I haven't heard the PM-1 but from what I gather they are a brilliant match with the HA-1 (go figure).

I can say that the LCD-2 revision 2 (pre-Fazor model) sounds fantastic with the HA-1 when I want that thicker sound. All the details are there but the warmth of the sound is just heaven when the mood strikes.

Edit: PM-1 is at the top of my short list for my next set.
I used to own the PM1..
:p


Okay. Knowing me I would rather the PM-1.

However at $1000+ price range I would rather the Audeze instead. I really want to try a wood can. :atsmile:  

The LCD2 is audibly superior to the PM1 .. To me.
Sorry to burst your bubble.
:p
 
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Maxx134 said:
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..

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.


The LCD2 is audibly superior to the PM1 .. To me.
Sorry to burst your bubble.
:p
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.
 
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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. 
 
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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.

 
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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.
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..
 
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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)

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.
 
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I'm interested in picking the HA-1 for my hd800's running balanced. Anyone here with thoughts on the pairing?
 
thanks...
 
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I'm interested in picking the HA-1 for my hd800's running balanced. Anyone here with thoughts on the pairing?

thanks...

My HA-1 should be here next week while my balanced WyWires Red cable are in postage from USA at the moment :D
 
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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?
 
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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?

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

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I'm interested in picking the HA-1 for my hd800's running balanced. Anyone here with thoughts on the pairing?
 
thanks...

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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