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Originally Posted by Tsar View Post

Hi,

I listen to Queen and other 60's rock.

Also stray into 50's music with some mild use for younger music such as nirvana but mainly 50's-70's

Nothing bass heavy and no heavy rock in any way. Very little electronica.

I do also listen to some music on Vinyl such as Queen, Beatles and The Kinks.

In that case I would definitely recommend the Grados and the K550.
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If it takes 6922's like the Indeed G2 I like Mullards and Brimars, don't have either of those headphones though.
I've been checking out Mullards and went the the Matsu****a's instead but I'm definitely going to give 'em a try. I've never heard of Brimers, but than again I'm a noob, so I'll check them out. Thanks.
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How much do you enjoy your DT 770s with the tube amp as is? I personally can't imagine the 770s being warmer and liking it.

Maybe it's just my personal preference but I enjoy having the balance of mids that this little tube amp +Matsu****a tube brings forward with my DT 770s. To be totally honest though, I like how it better with my Senn 595s more.
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post #15593 of 38098
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In that case I would definitely recommend the Grados and the K550.

We already went through that, apparently grados are not readily available.

I am still thinking of some used HD600s/650s
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We already went through that, apparently grados are not readily available.

I am still thinking of some used HD600s/650s

grados definitely are...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GRADO-SR125i-Grado-Headphones/dp/B0006GCCWW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368926417&sr=8-1&keywords=Grado+SR125i

http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/grado_sr125i.shtml?googlecpc
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We already went through that, apparently grados are not readily available.

I am still thinking of some used HD600s/650s

If I recalled correctly... it was the A900X that were no longer being sold directly by Amazon, so he is now choosing which one to get again.
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Huh...I was told several times they weren't sold in the UK. I guess that is what I get for listening to headfi rolleyes.gif
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I've been checking out Mullards and went the the Matsu****a's instead but I'm definitely going to give 'em a try. I've never heard of Brimers, but than again I'm a noob, so I'll check them out. Thanks.
Maybe it's just my personal preference but I enjoy having the balance of mids that this little tube amp +Matsu****a tube brings forward with my DT 770s. To be totally honest though, I like how it better with my Senn 595s more.

I have no experience with tube amps, but I figured that was a good question to answer for someone who does. I enjoy my 770s out of my Asgard 2 very much, and I find it even improves the sound to the point where they aren't really enjoyable unamped redface.gif.
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Hi,

I listen to Queen and other 60's rock.

Also stray into 50's music with some mild use for younger music such as nirvana but mainly 50's-70's

Nothing bass heavy and no heavy rock in any way. Very little electronica.

I do also listen to some music on Vinyl such as Queen, Beatles and The Kinks.

Aren't the SR225is still in your price range? 200 euro? If so, I've heard that's the sweet spot. You can't go wrong with Grados for rock.
 
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I have a few questions I hope that someone would be willing to answer. My current audio setup is Computer/Samsung Galaxy SIII > FiiO E07K > v-moda Crossfade M-100. With that being said, I bought the FiiO and the v-modas with mobile listening in mind. Mid-high end closed back headphones and portable DAC/AMP that connects over USB to my phone for mobile listening in public places (hence the closed back cans).

Now here comes the questions. These have been rattling around in my head for a while now. I bought that equipment because it was ideal for mobile listening. However, I use the exact same setup at home. I just plug the DAC into my computer and I get the exact same audio that I get out of my mobile setup. However, what if I wanted to go with a desktop setup? I did no research on this as I was originally buying with the intention of a completely mobile audio rig, which is what I got. But now I'm interested in desktop DACs and AMPs and possibly a set of open back headphones. However, I have no idea what to look for. What are my options as far as desktop AMPs and DACs go? What are the best open back headphones for the kind of music I like (everything from electronic music to rock and roll)? I also would like to know the difference between a DAC and an ODAC. Also, I currently have a DAC/AMP combo unit. What are the advantages of having a separate DAC and AMP setup? How much does a decent desktop setup usually cost?

I realize that's a lot of questions but I would really like some answers. I'm considering getting into the Hi-Fi market at some point and while I really enjoy what I already have (best audio setup I've ever owned) I would really like to delve deeper.

Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions. biggrin.gif
Edited by Tman5293 - 5/18/13 at 10:25pm
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I have a few questions I hope that someone would be willing to answer. My current audio setup is Computer/Samsung Galaxy SIII > FiiO E07K > v-moda Crossfade M-100. With that being said, I bought the FiiO and the v-modas with mobile listening in mind. Mid-high end closed back headphones and portable DAC/AMP that connects over USB to my phone for mobile listening in public places (hence the closed back cans).

Now here comes the questions. These have been rattling around in my head for a while now. I bought that equipment because it was ideal for mobile listening. However, I use the exact same setup at home. I just plug the DAC into my computer and I get the exact same audio that I get out of my mobile setup. However, what if I wanted to go with a desktop setup? I did no research on this as I was originally buying with the intention of a completely mobile audio rig, which is what I got. But now I'm interested in desktop DACs and AMPs and possibly a set of open back headphones. However, I have no idea what to look for. What are my options as far as desktop AMPs and DACs go? What are the best open back headphones for the kind of music I like (everything from electronic music to rock and roll)? I also would like to know the difference between a DAC and an ODAC. Also, I currently have a DAC/AMP combo unit. What are the advantages of having a separate DAC and AMP setup? How much does a decent desktop setup usually cost?

- ODAC is a specific model of DAC's sold be a selected group of retailers, such as JDS Labs.
- The advantages of going for a separate DAC and Amp setup is that you can use a DAC with different amps and an amp with different DAC's
- Modi/Magni is a highly recommended DAC/amp setup (I understand Arizonian really likes his DAC) as well as the O2/ODAC setup.
- For the genres you listen to, I would recommend DT880 Pro/Premium or HE400 for midrange and LCD-2 for high end. I understand the Ultrasone Pro 900 is great for EDM as well as the HE500


I realize that's a lot of questions but I would really like some answers. I considering getting into the Hi-Fi market at some point and while I really enjoy what I already have (best audio setup I've ever owned) I would really like to delve deeper.

Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions. biggrin.gif

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Thank you. I will look into those headphones and the DAC/AMP setup. thumb.gif
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[Intel] i7-4790K @ 4.5GHz [Gigabyte] Z97X-Gaming GT [EVGA] GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0... [G.SKILL] Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) @ 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Pro 256GB (OS/Programs/Games) [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 640GB (User Files) [HP] DVD-RW Multi-Recorder Lightscribe [Corsair] H100i Hydro Cooler 
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[Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Rear Exhaust Fan [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[ASUS] VG278HE 27' LED - 1920x1080p@144Hz [ASUS] VE278Q 27' LED - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Acer] H233H 23' LCD - 1920x1080p@30Hz [Corsair] Vengeance K70 (Silver) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Seasonic] X-1250W [Corsair] Carbide Series Air 540 (White) [RAZER] DeathAdder 3.5G [Corsair] MM200 Compact 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[Schiit] Bifrost (Uber) Digital To Analog Conve... [Schiit] Lyr Headphone Amplifier [Focusrite] Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface [Sennheiser] HD 650 Headphones 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) [KRK] Rokit 6 Studio Monitors [Samson] Q2U Microphone [Novation] Launchkey 25 MIDI Controller 
Other
[Linksys] AE3000 N900 USB Dual Band WiFi Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz [Intel] HM87 Express Chipset [Nvidia] GeForce GTX 765M [Intel] HD Graphics 4600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Patriot] 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1600MHz [Intel] 525 Series 120GB (OS/Programs) [Seagate] Momentus 750GB (User Files/Games) [Toshiba/Samsung] 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Mult... 
CoolingOSMonitorMouse
[Cooler Master] NotePal U2 PLUS [Microsoft] Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) [Sager] 15.6' LED Display - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Logitech] Anywhere Mouse MX 
AudioAudio
[FiiO] E07K Andes USB DAC/AMP  [V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) 
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Sager NP7352
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7-4790K @ 4.5GHz [Gigabyte] Z97X-Gaming GT [EVGA] GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0... [G.SKILL] Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) @ 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Pro 256GB (OS/Programs/Games) [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 640GB (User Files) [HP] DVD-RW Multi-Recorder Lightscribe [Corsair] H100i Hydro Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Rear Exhaust Fan [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[ASUS] VG278HE 27' LED - 1920x1080p@144Hz [ASUS] VE278Q 27' LED - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Acer] H233H 23' LCD - 1920x1080p@30Hz [Corsair] Vengeance K70 (Silver) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Seasonic] X-1250W [Corsair] Carbide Series Air 540 (White) [RAZER] DeathAdder 3.5G [Corsair] MM200 Compact 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[Schiit] Bifrost (Uber) Digital To Analog Conve... [Schiit] Lyr Headphone Amplifier [Focusrite] Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface [Sennheiser] HD 650 Headphones 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) [KRK] Rokit 6 Studio Monitors [Samson] Q2U Microphone [Novation] Launchkey 25 MIDI Controller 
Other
[Linksys] AE3000 N900 USB Dual Band WiFi Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz [Intel] HM87 Express Chipset [Nvidia] GeForce GTX 765M [Intel] HD Graphics 4600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Patriot] 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1600MHz [Intel] 525 Series 120GB (OS/Programs) [Seagate] Momentus 750GB (User Files/Games) [Toshiba/Samsung] 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Mult... 
CoolingOSMonitorMouse
[Cooler Master] NotePal U2 PLUS [Microsoft] Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) [Sager] 15.6' LED Display - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Logitech] Anywhere Mouse MX 
AudioAudio
[FiiO] E07K Andes USB DAC/AMP  [V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) 
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