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Seems my audio crackling went away after countless driver updates. For some awesome bass-oriented music, check this out!; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzemcoFVtS8
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I've just broken out my DT770 32 LEs for the new Skrillex album...



I've considered advertising them FS at the upcoming Head-fi meet, but I think I will definitely hold onto them for quite a bit longer.
 
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I've just broken out my DT770 32 LEs for the new Skrillex album...



I've considered advertising them FS at the upcoming Head-fi meet, but I think I will definitely hold onto them for quite a bit longer.

cute.
    
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Anybody live at Santa Clara area of California? I'm looking to try out HD600s and HD800s and random headphones. Guitar Center doesn't have them to try out. Or if any OCN members have one and are willing to let me try it out (I promise you I won't rob you at gunpoint :buttkick:).

 

Also, about DACs and amps... I think an objective DAC and amp combo is as good as it gets... The whole Wooaudio $1000 tube amp to me seems pointless. Are all objective dac+amp combos made equal because they have the same schematics from NWavguy, or do they differ in quality from company to company?

 

Even if I never buy HD800 or HD600 or ODac/Amp, it's always good to try new things and know a few extra things.

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So ive had my AKG Q701s for a little over a month now and decided to do the bass mod to them. WOW what a difference. I wasnt expecting that.
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Anybody live at Santa Clara area of California? I'm looking to try out HD600s and HD800s and random headphones. Guitar Center doesn't have them to try out. Or if any OCN members have one and are willing to let me try it out (I promise you I won't rob you at gunpoint buttkick.gif ).

Also, about DACs and amps... I think an objective DAC and amp combo is as good as it gets... The whole Wooaudio $1000 tube amp to me seems pointless. Are all objective dac+amp combos made equal because they have the same schematics from NWavguy, or do they differ in quality from company to company?

Even if I never buy HD800 or HD600 or ODac/Amp, it's always good to try new things and know a few extra things.

transformer coupled amplifiers are lovely. why not just order a pair off Amazon and send them back? Amazon has a pretty good return policy.
    
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Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post

Anybody live at Santa Clara area of California? I'm looking to try out HD600s and HD800s and random headphones. Guitar Center doesn't have them to try out. Or if any OCN members have one and are willing to let me try it out (I promise you I won't rob you at gunpoint buttkick.gif ).

Also, about DACs and amps... I think an objective DAC and amp combo is as good as it gets... The whole Wooaudio $1000 tube amp to me seems pointless. Are all objective dac+amp combos made equal because they have the same schematics from NWavguy, or do they differ in quality from company to company?

Even if I never buy HD800 or HD600 or ODac/Amp, it's always good to try new things and know a few extra things.
Check out Audio High right next door in Mountain View.

Stick with the ODAC+O2. If they follow the schematic there won't be any audible variance. Don't bother with so-called "hi-fi" gear.
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transformer coupled amplifiers are lovely. why not just order a pair off Amazon and send them back? Amazon has a pretty good return policy.

What is transformer coupled amplifier?
Yeah, Amazon has good return policy... hell, I can probably order HD800 for $1100 and then return it if I don't like it, only need to pay shipping. I've never bought anything so expensive from Amazon before though, it would be a Jesus facepalm moment if they have a line of fine print that says "Returns of items valued $500 or less" or something, or a 15% restocking fee. THAT would suck!

 

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Check out Audio High right next door in Mountain View.

Stick with the ODAC+O2. If they follow the schematic there won't be any audible variance. Don't bother with so-called "hi-fi" gear.

Thank you for the info. I'll look into it! :D 


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I'm buying a portable audio setup, just have a few questions.

 

I'm getting the DT770's, which version should I get for use with a laptop but also a portable amp (probably O2 amp)? As far as I can tell they have phased out a lot of the sku's and there is now the 32 Ohm, 80 Ohm and 250 Ohm versions of the Pro and then the DT770M which is 80 Ohm.

 

I can get the ODAC+O2 combo for £166.99, is there anything better for that price that's portable?

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Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post
 

Anybody live at Santa Clara area of California? I'm looking to try out HD600s and HD800s and random headphones. Guitar Center doesn't have them to try out. Or if any OCN members have one and are willing to let me try it out (I promise you I won't rob you at gunpoint :buttkick:).

 

Also, about DACs and amps... I think an objective DAC and amp combo is as good as it gets... The whole Wooaudio $1000 tube amp to me seems pointless. Are all objective dac+amp combos made equal because they have the same schematics from NWavguy, or do they differ in quality from company to company?

 

Even if I never buy HD800 or HD600 or ODac/Amp, it's always good to try new things and know a few extra things.

 

Hmm...he never said anything about knifepoint :ninja:

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