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Delangsta
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Jan 4, 2019
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It's pretty much everything everyone said it was and more. Quite possibly the most natural sound stage I've heard from any pair of headphones so far. All this and I know my current amp isn't doing it justice, so once I get my hands on the "right" amp for it it'll be even better!
Jan 4, 2019
Lociinthesky
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Jan 11, 2019
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What is your amp? And what is your source? And is there a dac in between?
Jan 11, 2019
Delangsta
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Jan 11, 2019
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Source is PC and phone, but mostly PC. Currently just making do with an old FiiO E7. Considering a range of options for an DAC/amp upgrade, including some stuff here from Massdrop. The most expensive of these options being the Audio-Gd R2R 11 - I'm not sure if this will be overkill for it.
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Jan 11, 2019
Lociinthesky
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Jan 27, 2019
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It feels good to get to be the one to inform you that "overkill" is not a problem you will ever have to worry about with the 6xx. Never sell them if there are upgrades to your audio equipment in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUKbI8p2bRk&t=8s If you're not too interested, skip forward 4:30
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Jan 27, 2019
Delangsta
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Jan 28, 2019
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That's awesome to hear! I might actually buy a 2nd pair to ensure I always have one of these around for as long as possible.
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Jan 28, 2019
Lociinthesky
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Feb 16, 2019
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If you can afford two pair, you really ought to look into the HD600. They are technically superior to the HD6xx in definition, neutrality, and accuracy - my best descriptor is "surgical" - a quality that may fairly be called "cold" or "sterile". Their worst quality is the lack of bass, but their treble is so clear. Fanboys have told me that the bass level is perfect, but since (everyone and) I have listened to boosted bass all my life, I wouldn't know it when I heard it. Maybe they're right. (shrug) I've got all three Sennheisers. The 58x simply don't stack up to the par of 600 and 6xx. They do have the best bass, but just barely at that threshold where I would feel comfortable assuming there is general consensus here without asking. Basically, what that means is that the bass volume is slightly increased, probably the bass extension too, and its quality is not reduced compared to the others. Everything else about them is sacrificed by comparison. I have had and loved the HD600 for a decade, and I had never heard anything better in that time, but when I got the 6xxs, I put the 600s on the edge of my desk, behind the monitor. I listen to the 6xx 90% of the time, preferring the warm "laid back" quality that never causes me ear fatigue and the comparably prominent bass. I take out the HD600 once in a while reliably confirm that in terms of "listenability," the 600s are outclassed across the board. But I will never sell them for the same reason I told to you. For the last month, I have been using the Darkvoice. One thing that may not be obvious about the Darkvoice online is that it is beautiful. It is the kind of thing you might purposely place in line of sight - a conversation piece with charm similar to a record player's. I'm told the stock tubes that come along with it are low quality. But I'd take my samsung S8 plugged direct into the DV rather than going through the $150 SDAC/O2. Now I'm about to pull an M. Night Shyamalan - hope you're sitting down. From ebay, thought I'd take a little gamble that probably wouldn't pan out and got a tube shipped to me for $14 to swap with the little tube in the front. $14 is typical. It was the RCA 6SN7GTB. I had no idea what to expect, but this tube cranks up the bass. The RCA seems to make the 6xx muddy or something, it's actually kind of worse for them. The HD600s are absolutely wonderful. I can't put em down. They sound like the 58x bass got slapped onto em along with a touch of the 6xx's laid back personality. Okay, now I've written exactly 500 words, so bye.
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Feb 16, 2019
Lociinthesky
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Feb 16, 2019
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I still have my E17 alpen. That thing is great, and built like a tank. But the L7 adapter to bypass the amp isn't made by fiio anymore, they used to cost $7, and now they are impossible to find, making the DAC totally useless to me! Are you able to bypass the amp to just use the E7 DAC? If so, I think you're set. It'd be a mistake to get a lesser amp because you wanted to upgrade the DAC also.
Feb 16, 2019
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