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Any ideas on whether the upcoming ODA will be able to power the Q701s or K701s properly?

I've been thinking of picking it up for my incoming HD600s, but want it to be mildly futureproof, and have the ability to use MOST mid-fi level headphones (No HE-6s), but possibly some 600 ohm DT990s.
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post

Any ideas on whether the upcoming ODA will be able to power the Q701s or K701s properly?
I've been thinking of picking it up for my incoming HD600s, but want it to be mildly futureproof, and have the ability to use MOST mid-fi level headphones (No HE-6s), but possibly some 600 ohm DT990s.

What do you really mean by "power _____ properly"?

O2 can run them with very low noise and distortion, to very loud volumes, with negligible change in the frequency or phase response.

ODA core amp circuit should be the same as the O2 as far as I know, so it should pretty much behave the same. I would guess the drive limitations are pretty much these:
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A lot of people have liked O2 with K701 / K702 / Q701 and even K601 and K501, and many others. Yes, that's enough power for DT990 600 ohms (unless you listen to quietly-recorded music at a really loud level) and HD 600s definitely.
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What do you really mean by "power _____ properly"?
O2 can run them with very low noise and distortion, to very loud volumes, with negligible change in the frequency or phase response.
ODA core amp circuit should be the same as the O2 as far as I know, so it should pretty much behave the same. I would guess the drive limitations are pretty much these:
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A lot of people have liked O2 with K701 / K702 / Q701 and even K601 and K501, and many others. Yes, that's enough power for DT990 600 ohms (unless you listen to quietly-recorded music at a really loud level) and HD 600s definitely.

I mean I hear a lot of people deterring me from picking up the K701s due to the amp in my STX.

Specs wise, it seems like it should be doable, but I heard many people dissatisfied with the combination and so I went for the HD600s instead, which I know can be powered more easily by my STX. However, looking forward, I want to be able to listen to the headphones I want without having to worry about whether or not my sources will be able to handle them. The ODA should be able to handle this?

Also, when it releases as a combination with the ODAC, would it be a good decision to upgrade to the ODA+ODAC? The DAC in my STX, as far as I can tell, is quite good, and it seems like the thing letting it down is the amp, but honestly, I don't know too much about the engineering side (though I am ready and willing to learn), and have gone to this point basing my judgement on my own ears.
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Man anyone know why the new Sennheiser HD 500 series are sooooo expensive ??

515 were 50$.....555 like 85$ and 595 just 130$

this new series doubles the prices :/
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I mean I hear a lot of people deterring me from picking up the K701s due to the amp in my STX.
Specs wise, it seems like it should be doable, but I heard many people dissatisfied with the combination and so I went for the HD600s instead, which I know can be powered more easily by my STX. However, looking forward, I want to be able to listen to the headphones I want without having to worry about whether or not my sources will be able to handle them. The ODA should be able to handle this?
Also, when it releases as a combination with the ODAC, would it be a good decision to upgrade to the ODA+ODAC? The DAC in my STX, as far as I can tell, is quite good, and it seems like the thing letting it down is the amp, but honestly, I don't know too much about the engineering side (though I am ready and willing to learn), and have gone to this point basing my judgement on my own ears.

Yeah I'd be interested to hear some input on this. I have the STX and run my D5000s solely out of it and am happy with the sound, but curious if it can get better. I do enjoy listening to FLAC, and was wondering how people got theirs and what they play it through? I assume most of you copy your CDs onto your computer, but what program do you use to do it? Probably not the appropriate place to ask, but figure it's as good as any.
    
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post #11427 of 38125
Got my HD600s in today.

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This Moon Audio cable has the most ridiculous connector I have ever seen.

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I'll A/B the cables at some later point. Right now, I'm enjoying how spectacular they are at classical music heart.gif
post #11428 of 38125
I no longer own the HD 201's as I gave them to my brother in-law and I just bought the Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pro 80's which I will be picking up from the local post office tomorrow morning, Absolutely can't wait to pick them up.
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I no longer own the HD 201's as I gave them to my brother in-law and I just bought the Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pro 80's which I will be picking up from the local post office tomorrow morning, Absolutely can't wait to pick them up.

good choice, just got mine last week. on first use they will be a little bass heavy but after 3 hours of use they start to level out.
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If you're hearing a difference after just 3 hours, I think that's you getting used to the sound. Beyers are notorious for their very long (150-200 hour) break in time. I haven't noticed any difference in my new pair, I've put maybe 30 or so hours on them so far.
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