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is that a piece of leather used for the front plate of the O2?
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Yeah looks like so.

i wouldn't want it for myself, but a pretty interesting idea.
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Yeah looks like so, didn't take objective for more testing as already said it sounded way too "boring" and "plain" to me. Still in general better amp than all those with single opamp
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post #12173 of 38372
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Yeah looks like so, didn't take objective for more testing as already said it sounded way too "boring" and "plain" to me. Still in general better amp than all those with single opamp

Have you tried it without the batteries and only the adapter? It sounds a bit when using just the power adapter.
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I was testing at guy's place using AC adapter. It's just a picture from his build log on local forums.
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post #12175 of 38372
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I was testing at guy's place using AC adapter. It's just a picture from his build log on local forums.

where do you live? US? you should try a Schiit Asgard. 15 day money back guarantee.
    
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I wish i was in US, i live in east eu, even Fiio isn't available localy. At least i get cheap and speedy internet here biggrin.gif
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shame. I heard they are wonderful pieces of schiit biggrin.gif
    
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Yeah looks like so, didn't take objective for more testing as already said it sounded way too "boring" and "plain" to me. Still in general better amp than all those with single opamp
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all my amps are discrete designs. i'm not down with op-amps tongue.gif

That's fine and dandy, but you don't hit discrete designs until you hit a certain price range which many people cannot afford.

I also agree with many of you on the ODAC/O2. Other than being completely silent, it's really quite boring. smile.gif

The amp isn't strong enough to really juice up headphones IMO. You get a loudness, but you don't really drive headphones the way other headphone amps do. People are going to disagree with me to hell and beyond with this, but I've heard so many other headphone amps that are much more enjoyable and really make the bass hit hard while these things just don't.

Still, I got mine for 180 or so with a few mods? Not bad.
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the Schiit Asgard is a discrete design, $250, American made, 5 year warranty.

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not a single op-amp and 1 ohm output impedance! I used to recommend this with the HRT Music Streamer II+.
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The amp isn't strong enough to really juice up headphones IMO. You get a loudness, but you don't really drive headphones the way other headphone amps do. People are going to disagree with me to hell and beyond with this, but I've heard so many other headphone amps that are much more enjoyable and really make the bass hit hard while these things just don't.
Please explain to me how an amp can drive headpones 'better' without providing more current, higher voltage, lower output impedance... ect...
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