Any plans from Drop to apply some of the modding (but in a more permanent, official manner) mentioned in the discussion to smoothen the treble and extend the bass? (tape, blu-tack ring for better seal etcetera)
First time post here. New audiophile.
I'm reading a book (Harley, Robert. The Complete Guide to High-End Audio (p. 343). Acapella Publishing. Kindle Edition. ) and noticed the following statement:
Briefly, inexpensive portable audio devices tend to work best when driving headphones of high impedance (i.e., higher than about 100 ohms). Low-impedance headphones perform better when driven by a more robust amplifier, such as those found in portable DACs and dedicated headphone amplifiers.
Is it correct? Based on my knowledge so far, it should be portable audio devices for low impedance headphone, and amp for high impedance ones.
Do i have to have a DAC to use my speakers with an amplifier?
I'm very new to this audiophile-stuff, and i have theese old Sony speakers, so i was wondering if i would be able to use an AMP with the speakers, without a DAC? Can anyone explain how it works?
Thanks in advance.
Any Focal Elegia owners (or of other headphones) that noticed more bass and louder volume with another cable compared to the stock one?
I suspect my Elegia's stock cable came defective. I just plugged both my beyerdynamic Amiron home and HIFIMAN HE 5XX cables to the Elegia and on the same volume on the MIYO DAC (12 of 100), they sound a bit louder and unrestrained, and also the bass sounds big and finally level with the rest of the forward mids and well-blended highs.
They're no longer bass shy and bothersome with the showty mids and overall anemic presentation. It's not a small difference. Waddaya guys think? You can still chime in if you've experienced this with other headphones. Is it cable impedance? Cable material? Is my stock cable defective? Is it not defective and that's how the headphones should sound?
I want to mention that the horrible, poor excuse of a stock cable is terminated in 3.5mm TS earcup plugs. The HIFIMAN and beyerdynamic cables have 3.5mm TRS earcup plugs. I don't know if that plays into it. I don't think it matters, but I'm not a cable enthusiast. I live the stock cable, single-ended...
Can the Drop + THX AAA 789, the Drop + THX AAA One linear and the SMSL SP200 be used without a DAC?
I am asking because I want to get one of these Amps now and a Dac later or maybe not get one at all because my input is going to be my macbook pro. I am also asking because i have a budget of 300 usd and even if i get the One linear and a MASSDROP X GRACE DESIGN STANDARD DAC I will be over budget.
xDuoo Ta-10r, the successor to the TA-10. Any users here?
Just finished reading this review, do you think it will pair well with the 58x/6xx. Making the budget before I take the purchase decision. I won't lie, the color and design grabbed my attention first.