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Romanfr
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Apr 6, 2019
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Hello Scarlett solo gn 2 be enough for this headphones? thanks
Apr 6, 2019
dwang040
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Apr 7, 2019
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Most likely not. The Scarlett solo gn 2 is an usb powered unit. Some usb units can get "loud enough" but that's about it. To get adequate/ loud volume, I would suggest finding a powered amp, something like the Monolith Liquid Spark or the JDS Atom.
Apr 7, 2019
Romanfr
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Apr 7, 2019
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Thank you for answering.
I not want loud sound, just quality and details on some games
Apr 7, 2019
dwang040
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Apr 7, 2019
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It's hard for me to say as I don't personally own the Scarlett. I did, however, own a uDac 3 which is usb powered and I ended up swapping over to a Khadas tone board and JDS atom. Again, with more power, you'll get a bit more clarity as more power can allow for a headphone to open up a bit more. If you already own the Scarlett, feel free to use it, however, people have reported better sound with a wall powered amp.
Apr 7, 2019
Romanfr
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Apr 7, 2019
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No. I not bought Scarlett , not really understand which better for what and what all spec numbers means. However what about Monolith liquid spark?
Apr 7, 2019
dwang040
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Apr 7, 2019
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I personally believe the JDS Atom and Monolith Liquid Spark are the two best amps for $100. I personally don't own the Liquid Spark, but from what I've read, it's a bit more "fun" than the JDS Atom. The Atom is a flat amp that doesn't do anything but increase volume where as I believe the Liquid Spark slightly colors the sound. Though, some have said the two sound the same so conflicting info on the Liquid Spark. However, on paper, the JDS Atom does have the better measurements (cleaner output, higher signal to noise ration). The Atom also has a 3.5mm and RCA input while the Liquid Spark only has RCA. The Spark has a more "expensive" look with that aluminum matte look where as the Atom is just black plastic. Eitherway, the choice is up to you, again, I believe those two are the best for $100 and will be really good. Now, do keep in the mind, the JDS Atom and Monolith Liquid Spark are amps only, you will have to buy a dac as well (or just use your computer dac. For example, my motherboard has a 3.5mm out jack, so I could connect that to the 3.5mm input on the Atom).
Apr 7, 2019
Usehername
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Apr 8, 2019
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Have you installed your Khadas Toneboard into its own enclosure or did you just mount it to a bit of plastic?
Apr 8, 2019
dwang040
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Apr 8, 2019
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It's just sitting on my atom for now. The only good case I've found is the 3d model, but I did a test with my school 3d printers. Nothing fits xd. The case is just slightly too small and the back plate doesn't fit over the rca and coaxial plugs properly. Don't know what to do now since I don't personally have much experience (any at all tbh) with 3d printers and cad modeling.
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But yeah, it's just sitting there for now until I find a solution.
Apr 8, 2019
Usehername
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Apr 8, 2019
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There's this available: https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/aluminium-boxes-cases/aluminum-case-for-khadas-tone-board-p-13626.html How satisfied are you with the ToneBoard, and also your Atom? Do you know what the SPDIF connection is used for?
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Apr 8, 2019
dwang040
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I have looked at that case, however, user reviews are mixed. A backwards panel would probably annoy me as well knowing that it's backwards. Not to mention, when you include shipping, I believe the case equates to around $50+ USD. Not really willing to pay that much for a case again, with mixed opinions and a backwards print. For the Tone Board and the Atom, I would say I'm pretty happy with the purchase. I think my biggest gripes (though, not major ones at all) with the Tone Board is the lack of a case and the fact that the led is bright af. You can see in the picture but it can be a bit blinding at night. I ended up putting 5 layers of kapton tape over it to subdue it lol. Other than that, I'm using usb input with RCA out. I won't comment on any audio qualities though as I do not have much to compare it with (and I also lack equipment for proper a/b testing). As for the JDS Atom, it serves me well. I have a pair of Custom Art's that have a 6.5ohm impedence. The JDS Atom works well (<1 ohm output resistance) as I hear no hissing/ any sort of noise which can be present in high output impedance amps. It also powers my 6xx and is able to bring it up to good volumes. Again, I have no complaints for the amp. The plastic build might be a turn off, but I have no problems with it. It's black and blends in with the shadows anyway. The only issue with it (imo) is that there is no balanced. I know some people like having balanced outputs, but I personally don't need it. If balanced is important for you, then the Atom doesn't have that. As for the SPDIF, it's a coaxial connector so if you have any devices that have that, you can connect that up. In my case, I have no use because I do have SPDIF on my motherboard, but it's optical. In terms of differences between usb vs SPDIF, you can read about it online, but it all boils down to "Usb or SPDIF, it depends on the systems being used to playback/ send information."
Apr 8, 2019
Usehername
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Thanks for sharing those details. Cheers 🍻
Apr 8, 2019
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