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The problem with this is that it assumes that your gear frequency response wise is the same as theirs which it isn't.

i'll let you know how it went on my death bed thumb.gif
    
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Would my xonar d2x be sufficient enought DAC to run with a dedicated amp, or should I get the combo?

Should be fine but if you want the combo, then your choice. It's really 'fine' vs 'the very best'.
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Should be fine but if you want the combo, then your choice. It's really 'fine' vs 'the very best'.

I will get the o2 amp/dac very nice review what you linked on it. Now I have a better understanding of what to look for next time I feel the need to upgrade doubt I will for a long time.
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do be aware you will need to source a compatible ac-ac adapter.
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do be aware you will need to source a compatible ac-ac adapter.

apprently it comes with one...? From what I understand. Do you think its a great choice for an amp/dac
http://www.noisymotel.com/product.asp?ProductID=131

* Please note, an Australian AC adapter is also included. However an interconnect cable is not included and available as an additional accessory.

Never mind found it.
Edited by itz.clint - 3/20/13 at 8:32am
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learn something new from this thread, thanks guys
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I currently have the hd 280's which are ok since they are an closed headphone for dj monitoring but I find the bass is kinda overpowering and gets annoying after awhile since it cuts out alot of the actual music which makes me listening to music for not very long unless the vol is lowered in the media player. So should I still consider getting the hd 650's or should I go with the hd600, would the o2 still be a good choice if I choose the 600 over the 650.
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The bass from the HD650's is not overpowering at all. None of the frequencies are. It's a very well balanced, reference class headphone. They are definitely capable of handling quite a lot of bass, but only if you want them to - or if the music calls for it.
Also, even with a lot of bass dialed in, it won't end up drowning out the rest of the music like the HD280's do.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/23/13 at 10:26pm
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10 pages for no reason.

Lyr with the right tubes get 6 watts of power. The bass is actually strong on them, I don't know why you say they're not. Little reason to get a Lyr IMO if the strength of the bass is not something you're looking for.

Let's also remember that it's about headphone sensitivity, not ohms. 300 ohms doesn't mean a whole lot. The HIFIMAN headphones are like ~38 ohms.

The speedball upgrade isn't that expensive too..it's just that people charge a ton to add it. Crack is great for those that can DIY. Those that can't DIY get those that can and make friends. grouphug.gif
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Objective ODAC or the Objective O2 has my vote. I got an o2 sitting here on my desk with my cans plugged in. Love this thing.
 
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