Showing 1 of 147 conversations about:
Mohannad13
76
May 12, 2018
bookmark_border
Too expensive for what it offer
May 12, 2018
rastus
783
May 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Yes, $179 for a DAC - Tube Buffer - SS headphone amp, that drives almost anything superbly, is an awful lot...
May 13, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Compaired to xduoo or little dot that has mor power but with less price
May 13, 2018
rastus
783
May 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Clams per milliwatt, is not the best way to buy...
May 13, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 16, 2018
bookmark_border
Then how to buy a proper amp/dac
May 16, 2018
rastus
783
May 16, 2018
bookmark_border
Well... it can be as complicated as you want, everything is a process... A very good article to see the details: http://nwavguy.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/more-power.html He does say "Don't Panic" near the end. Basics are; don't under-power a home/desk setup, travel stuff is a compromise. Tubes are nice - humans like harmonics - they also lighten you wallet - they are also likely to survive an EMP hit,, the music will play on... Solid State is clean, precise and fast, unless you slow it down with some nice old Germanium transistors;)
Or just get the Aune T1, this blog discussion; a hybrid DAC/tube buffer/SS, essentially a tube DAC with enough of an amp for cans, for $179,, not a bad deal.
Tubes are hot again...
search


Trust an Engineer, they make things work, and many times work exceedingly well. A reputable audio equipment manufacturer will be crawling with them. They and the good components they choose (made by other Engineers) cost a lot of clams, so here's the same pinch as all over... the good stuff comes at a price. When I bought my DAC I was looking at all the sub-components I could besides the DAC itself, and saw Rubycon thin film caps, NJR op-amps, before choosing it. Look at all the specs & read reviews & blogs, THD and the like, as well as the undefinable i.e. 'musicality', set your budget for solid state, or tube, or hybrid and dive in. Blogs like this are great sources of help, just post a few basics; your budget, the cans you intend to use, music/listening preferences, and you will get lots of good advice.
Quick choices budget minded, desktop:
SS: Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier & the new MD DAC? Hybrid: Aune T1 (DAC/amp) or Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) & the new MD DAC? Tube SE: APPJ 1502A Tube Headphone Amplifier (needs upgraded caps & tubes) & the new MD DAC?
Have $1,000+ for an amp? The world of HiFi starts to become your baby oyster...
May 16, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 17, 2018
bookmark_border
Thanks for the explanation my friend
May 17, 2018
rastus
783
May 19, 2018
bookmark_border
One missing statement you may have noticed is; 'go out and try some hardware', this is not an option for most of us, sadly to say. Our resources are primarily reviews and sites like this with blogs, to glean what we can before making a purchase decision. Return policies are important. I was just at a Best Buy looking at monitors and decided to check out the "Magnolia" section to see what cans were currently on display. What a disaster, jumbled and maybe 6 sets shown to try. For Sennheiser only the Momentum was present, and I went over to look at cables before leaving. A fellow with a badge was taking pictures of the headphone display, and I was looking at him doing so... wellll it looked a bit odd... so he kindly asked if he could help?... I said I was fine... then I saw the Sennheiser symbol on the badge and asked him if he was "Sennheiser?", he said yes... so of course I started questioning him about cans and where they are going with stores, "brick & Mortar". He said they are still trying to figure it out, 'Sennheiser is a very conservative private company and makes careful moves'. “They had the store in NYC but didn’t work out.”, really a SoHo location?... He did say that they intend to put HD660's in at least Best Buys, so that will be interesting. You may want to bring your portable rig though to try them out… Senn needs to have a mid-priced amp besides the "gaming" GSX one to put in these locations, as I am not impressed with whatever they have that you plug into… FYI; the Best Buy I was in, is in the second largest mall in America, and not so great, the flagship store in MN, next to HQ, is the nicest, for a BB.
Again I will say; don’t buy on power, buy on quality, but don’t under-power.
May 19, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 19, 2018
bookmark_border
I agree with you my friend yesterday i was in the Lebanese airport and tried the bose and skull candy hesh and guess what It was terrible the m50s is better by thousand time in everything except the comfort so the price will not determine the quality. Now i am thinking about the schiit magni 3 and modi 2 it costs 200 dollar yes it is out of my budget but i can't find any better and cheaper
May 19, 2018
rastus
783
May 20, 2018
bookmark_border
Bose QC 35’s are what you want for planes and to be all to yourself in an office;) Skull,, move on...
My son works events and found a pair of M50’s in the trash, the pads and headband were, well, beyond trashed, they had worked a long life. But, they sounded just fine, so his sister just got him some new angled Brainwavz pads and a wool cover for the band, for his B-Day, another set of fine cans. For the shiits, if they meet your price point, this will make a fine rig, or the T1. Buy good USB & RCA cables, start w/o weak links, put in a driver, get some 24/192 music and enjoy.
I bet these are the folks that make the Furutech GT-2 USB, a safe gamble for the $: https://m.ebay.com/itm/HIFI-USB-Cable-DAC-A-B-Alpha-OCC-Silver-Plated-Digital-AB-Audio-A-to-B-high-end/202219608393?var=502185080379&hash=item2f153a5949:m:moTHgw8OtgX7m8I367XOc_A
May 20, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 21, 2018
bookmark_border
M50 does not deserve to be thrown in the trash 😢 It sounds cool but i agree with you the pads are horrible I recommend to use flat hm5 hybrid pads much better for the sound
May 21, 2018
rastus
783
May 21, 2018
bookmark_border
I mean the pads were just... old... the one on the top;) a great find, they have a new home.
search
May 21, 2018
Mohannad13
76
May 21, 2018
bookmark_border
Niiiiiiice
May 21, 2018
View Full Discussion