REVIEW : Burson Audio HA-160 with listening impressions
Dec 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM Post #76 of 85

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Quick question - Should I be using the low gain output or the high gain output with Denon D7000s?  I notice on the low gain output that I have to have the volume knob around 2:00 most of the time and sometimes close to 4:00.  Would I damage my headphones if I tried them on the High gain output?
 
Dec 7, 2012 at 5:56 PM Post #77 of 85

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no you won't. what's your source? usually with a HD800 i'm going 12 oclock max with an audiogd dac19.
 
Nov 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM Post #79 of 85

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this thread is extremely old and is largely outdated.
 
If I was in a buying mood I would now look at the soloist series
 
Nov 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM Post #80 of 85

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Thank you for getting back to me on this old post. I just got the Burson at a great deal and now I am itching for a new set of cans to go with it. I am debading between the HD 600/650 and the HE-400. I can find some info that the HD 600 are a good match but nothing about the HE-400. Have you ever listed to the Hifiman with the HA-160?
 
Dec 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM Post #81 of 85

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unforunately nope. It was gone before Hifiman went large
 
Sep 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM Post #82 of 85

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I use the Hd650 and the K701 with HA160. Both sounds amazing. For sure, in their different styles but great. IMO, HD650 run very well with Burson.
I tried a Grado 325is cans, and I did not like so much. I prefer the RA1 amp for Grado, always.
 
Feb 18, 2015 at 6:36 PM Post #84 of 85

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unfortunately for me, I have to retire this awesome amp...
the audible ticks coming from the stepped attenuator is getting louder each day resulting to channel imbalance...
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 A friend of mine bought one of my ha-160 amps last year(I had two of them) . He had a similar issue and advised me to just exercise the stepped attenuator back and forth about twenty five times. I tried it and it worked I could not hear the loud clicks from the stepped attenuator. It apparently cleaned the contacts which were causing the clicking issue. I also noticed that exercising the attenuator cleared up the sound as well the clarity improved after I exercised the volume attenuator. Exercising the volume control is an easy thing to do but power the unit down before you do it as a precaution.
 

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