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Preach!
But a completely warranted reply imo
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For everyone who needs a portable amp but has been unable to justify getting one or have been waiting for a great deal I just posted a killer deal in the FS section. It's a FS/Contest open only to OCN Headphone Club members.

http://www.overclock.net/sale/307950...ml#post3566947
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post #2253 of 37647
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wow, you paid way too much for those cans man. $600 for a $250 pair of cans... that cable isn't worth that much. I coulda gotten you the same thing with a solid silver cable for less... much less.


just found this:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/any...49/index2.html

dude, it's one thing when people have money to blow, but I hate to see noobs get taken advantage of like that. I've had people come to me asking for a recable on a good pair of cans and a suggestion on a $100 amp, I've told them to put their recable budget with their amp budget and come back when they'll be able to fully appreciate the new cable.

I don't always agree with a lot of head-fi'ers, but this time they're all correct. Send those cans back, buy a unmodded pair for $250, buy a $300 amp/DAC, then for the extra $140-240 if you really want modded cans send them to a DIY'er or someone who has more reasonable prices. Your rig will sound better and you'll have more, much more for your money.
Listen to this man.
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Listen to this man.
I did and I'm so happy I took his advice. I love my HD580's. Now I just need a shorter cable.
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So I'm officially on the market for a standalone USB DAC and would love any input anyone can give on 300 dollar or so products (give or take 50 bucks). I'm in no hurry to purchase and it might not be for another two months or more but thought I'd go ahead and start the hair splitting.



So far, some that have caught my eye are the Stella DACS and this one from Pacific Valve:

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"Musiland" ...

here's the product page at Pacific Valve: http://pacificvalve.us/MusilandMD10.html

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Anyone know anything about this DAC?
    
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post #2256 of 37647
niko-time has one and loves it dearly, last I'd heard. I would give him a shout.
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post #2257 of 37647
I do own one, and still love it. I can't comment on how it sounds stock as I ordered it with a fair few mods in it. It sounded nice USB but I heard a distinct improvement when I used a line out dock, but its great for my lappy where I can't.

I'm currently considering getting the musiland upscaler as I think that will compliment it nicely, but I'm not sure if the price warrants the sound increase.

Is there anything specific you want to know about it? I haven't owned any other external DAC's, but I can vouch that it sounds MUCH better than my X-Fi which i used to own
    
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I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a Meier Corda Headfive for $200 shipped on Head-fi... gotta check and make sure I have enough monies, but I'll probably end up purchasing it tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
So I'm officially on the market for a standalone USB DAC and would love any input anyone can give on 300 dollar or so products (give or take 50 bucks). I'm in no hurry to purchase and it might not be for another two months or more but thought I'd go ahead and start the hair splitting.



So far, some that have caught my eye are the Stella DACS and this one from Pacific Valve:

...



"Musiland" ...

here's the product page at Pacific Valve: http://pacificvalve.us/MusilandMD10.html

...

Anyone know anything about this DAC?

the meier move is pretty decent.

if you increase your budget to around $400 you can get a bare bones Twisted Pear Audio Opus. I heard one that was fairly maxed out and it was pretty decent. The version I would like to build is about $500 for dual mono, balanced output
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Just sent out payment for the Headfive... *sigh*... there's another $200, poof, gone.
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