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May 23, 2008 at 6:25 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

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I'm currently in that position again, where I have to decide what to pick!

I'm currently have a cowon D2 as my source, headsave classic as my amp, with earphones - shure e2c and headphone Beyerdynamic DT 990.

So here's the thing, should I pick:
Super fi 5 + Ibasso D2 Boa = $350
or
Used predator = $450

Keeping in mind my amp sounds like a corda move, which one should I get? I'm looking for more satisfaction in my rig.
 
May 23, 2008 at 6:27 AM Post #2 of 11

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RSA...nice...your 990's will love you.
 
May 23, 2008 at 6:29 AM Post #3 of 11

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Thanks for the quick reply, hmmm. Does a DAC have a huge significance on the sound of music compard to an amp?
 
May 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM Post #4 of 11

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Yeah, I think the DAC plays a huge part of it all, no doubt, but it all depends on your budget. If you could, get yourself a quality USB DAC as well, but for my money, I'd go for the sexy amp. DACwise, I really like the Keces...great DAC, really good price.
 
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Originally Posted by 2162 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I'm currently in that position again, where I have to decide what to pick!

I'm currently have a cowon D2 as my source, headsave classic as my amp, with earphones - shure e2c and headphone Beyerdynamic DT 990.

So here's the thing, should I pick:
Super fi 5 + Ibasso D2 Boa = $350
or
Used predator = $450

Keeping in mind my amp sounds like a corda move, which one should I get? I'm looking for more satisfaction in my rig.



I would not go super fi as they were not resolving and the bass overwhelmed the mids and highs.

For $50 more you could thing about the Pico which would be my nomination for product of last year. If you have a mac I would go apogee duet you ears will thank you
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May 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM Post #6 of 11

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Would a desktop DAC sound better (at about $200) then the pico or predator's dac?
 
May 23, 2008 at 12:27 PM Post #7 of 11

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Would a desktop amp sound better (at about $200) then the pico or predator's dac?


How would u go to compare them? ones a dac, ones an amp that ur comparing
 
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hey sorry, I meant the Pico's DAC if I wasn't being clear enough
 
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hey sorry, I meant the Pico's DAC if I wasn't being clear enough


nono... how do u compare a pico dac / predator dac to a desktop amp... cause i mean... desktop amps dont usually come with a dac.
 
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Got to decide soon! Portability isn't that big of an issue to me since the dt 990 cant be brought outside
 

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