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fantastic. Thanks. There are also other headbands on that site. Maybe i can order more stuff too? What fits the aurvana live.
edit: frown.gif Someone on head-fi told that this headband don't fit cal!
Edited by HiCZoK - 4/7/14 at 6:43am
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post #24402 of 38156
Just picked up a pair of AKG K712's the other day and absolutely loving them. Unfortunately my Schiit Lyr does not match up particularly well (My power options are 8 o'clock to 9 o'clock) so I'm selling it off. That said, anyone have suggestions for a DAC and AMP around the $600 total mark? Undecided on if I want to keep the Bifrost or try something new.

I'm currently considering a Schiit Asgard 2, Project Ember, Woo WA6, ASUS Essence One or maybe a Burson 160DS if I can find one. I know that's quite the price difference but the two higher models (Essence One and Burson) come with integrated DACS.

If I go with the WA6 or Ember any suggestions on a new DAC then, or just keep my Bifrost?

As always I appreciate the help and insight.
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post #24403 of 38156
Not Project Ember and not WA6. Those have gain roughly in the 20 dB range, just like the Lyr, so you wouldn't be changing much of anything with respect to your stated complaint.

If you don't have an issue with the Bifrost, I wouldn't get rid of it. I guess that means Asgard 2 kind of matches it and should work.
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Welcome back Mr Editor, @chinesekiwi. thumb.gif
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post #24405 of 38156
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fantastic. Thanks. There are also other headbands on that site. Maybe i can order more stuff too? What fits the aurvana live.
edit: frown.gif Someone on head-fi told that this headband don't fit cal!
True, the Beyer headbands are designed for flat headbands. You could check ebay/other sites for random headband that uses velcro or similar fastening mechanism instead of the buttons which Beyers have.
I asked my tailor mother make a headband for my HD681Evo while I was visiting her, the DT770 was the base for the design (cost: 1 luxurious meal of Panang Curry).
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/7/14 at 8:48am
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hehe. I already hired my carpenter father to make me a headphone stand biggrin.gif Wood work is also my hobby but I dont have much time for it ebcause of work

now... maybe mother of my gf will make me headband !
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post #24407 of 38156
After testing my friend's U2 Sabre DAC (async) from HifimeDIY, I'm getting one. Selling my Schiit Modi. It sounds better balanced to my ears with both my speakers and headphones. With big speakers, a big amp, the power supply for it, a router and a monitor stand on my desk, it is a bit over-cluttered anyways.

Might grab the SPDIF version with dual output, that would be useful!

My Onkyo ES-HF300 arrived today...

They're broken. The right channel connection is bad. Sending them back for a replacement. Luckily Amazon covers return shipping and free next day shipping on the replacement.
Edited by phillyd - 4/8/14 at 2:14am
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post #24408 of 38156
Preliminary impressions of the Oppo PM-1 suggest that "they suck" (versus the Alpha Dog, LCD-2 and Paradox).

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Preliminary impressions of the Oppo PM-1 suggest that "they suck" (versus the Alpha Dog, LCD-2 and Paradox).

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Well I got my replacement Onkyo ES HF300 today and they're broken too. Right channel connection issue. Returning them and giving up for now. Gonna wait until I can get Momentums or NAD Viso HP50.

I'm beyond pissed.
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