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srdhussain
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Nov 14, 2018
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Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier - that sounds natural and clean audio setup: Topping D50 dac Burson Fun Amp Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier Headphones: Sennheiser HD 6XX Sennheiser HD 58X Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 ohm HIFIMAN Edition XX
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Nov 14, 2018
Unmaker
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Nov 15, 2018
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Out of those headphones which do you enjoy the most?
Nov 15, 2018
pure5152
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Nov 16, 2018
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I've heard most of those (except dt1990 pro and k7xx), and you just can't go wrong with the hd 6xx with a great amp :)
Nov 16, 2018
Unmaker
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Nov 16, 2018
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I hear great things about the 1990 pro and I'm considering them as my first audiophile headphones.
Nov 16, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 16, 2018
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I enjoy it more : DT1990 PRO and HD 6XX
Nov 16, 2018
Mark_M
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Nov 16, 2018
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I have the Aune X7S paired with the Grace SDAC. Is it worth switching from the X7S to the THX AAA?
Nov 16, 2018
GreatMagician
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Nov 16, 2018
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I have the Aune X7S paired with the Grace SDAC. Is it worth switching from the X7S to the THX AAA? 
Nov 16, 2018
Jimster480
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Nov 16, 2018
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It could be, but I'm not sure the perforamnce of the Grace Dac if it will be able to take advantage of the THX AAA. But considering this is like the best amp in the world at this point in time, it always would make sense to upgrade to it if you have the money :)
Nov 16, 2018
Dr.KennethNoisewater
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Nov 16, 2018
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This is a great list but there is no review here. I would love to hear anything about how this amp changed your listening results with all of those headphones. I have a shorter list with similarities and I'm looking for a new amp to see how that changes the sound. Thanks.
Nov 16, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 16, 2018
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The THX 789 not only has the power but is also so clean. I find connected with balanced cables I can turn the volume way above where I would listen with music and hear no output from the amp.  the 789 sounds impressively clean/clear/quiet/has really nice 3D front to back
Nov 16, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 17, 2018
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Sounds just so clear, clean, and well balanced/coherent tonally and the head (delete). Well articulated, but subtle enough to not be drawing un-needed attention to note impact. Midrange is subtly velvety smooth, and on good quality recordings, sounds emerge from the darkest background. Absence of distortion is a wonderful thing. The bass is seriously impressive in punch and weight. This depends on your personal preferences.
Nov 17, 2018
Mark_M
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Nov 17, 2018
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Thanks for the reply. This amp would cost $492 CAD. Still worth it?
Nov 17, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 17, 2018
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Still worth it if you have a set of headphones, this amp is silent without clutter.
Nov 17, 2018
Mark_M
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Nov 17, 2018
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I have both the 6XX and 58X. Looking to get some nice closed back as well.
Nov 17, 2018
legion1capone
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Nov 18, 2018
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Can you please fill me in on how the aune X1S compares to the D50? I have the X1S and use it as my DAC right now and am wondering how much of an upgrade the D50 is. What do you hear?
Nov 18, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 18, 2018
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Yes, this is worth investing in for the future.
Nov 18, 2018
Mark_M
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Nov 18, 2018
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Hmm okay. I'd be curious to know how this one compares to the other Massdrop amps or DAC/amp combos such as the LCX + SDAC.
Nov 18, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 18, 2018
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LCX + SDAC I do not know anything about it and do not know its audio details, you can read the reviews on Massdrop.
Nov 18, 2018
legion1capone
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Nov 18, 2018
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I really could care less how things measure. How does it sound? The reason i took time to post was because you have both literally sitting right next to each other. Can you please compare them hooked up to the same amp and let me know what you hear?
Nov 18, 2018
srdhussain
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Nov 19, 2018
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The D50 is no different, it is to my ears, very neutral and transparent in the system, I never detected any background noise when using any of the inputs. The D50 is incredibly clean and detailed, it doesn't matter what amp you pair it with, the consistency is there. It does not suffer from any colouring in any way. The D50 in my opinion is a little bit sharper in terms of detail retrieval, they are presented a little bit more upfront. Where the D50 stands out is the way it is neutral and has incredible detail and separation but there is never any "digital" glare that some Sabre implementations suffer from. For the price and the features, the D50 is one of the best value for money DAC's out there. If you want to improve the transparency and detail retrieval in your system the D50 is excellent, it supports plenty of bit rates along with having multiple inputs. The PCM filters are subtle but do make a difference so experiment and find which you prefer. Apart from the slightly wobbly volume knob I cannot fault the D50 in what it does. Overall, I find the X1s has to have a mostly neutral sound signature that leans slightly towards the bright side. The sound from the X1s is very punchy, dynamic and lively. Bass comes through very distinctly, cleanly, and as very hard-hitting on pretty much all of the headphones that I tried, which gives music that quality that makes you want to dance to it. Soundstage on the X1s is a highlight. It’s very wide, and with decent depth. Overall, the soundstage is very 3D in shape. Now you decide what your preferences will be.
Nov 19, 2018
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