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I'm about to pull a trigger on Fiio E07k. Will this DAC work with my headphones(Superlux hd681) ? (or maybe rather match my headphones). This little DAC seems to have a lot of nice reviews but I can't find any info on the behavior when playing electronic music(I don't listen to heavy-electronic music).

If you absolutely need a DAC, it's probably not a bad solution, but the headphones in question aren't really needy of an amp. Saving money and buying better headphones might be a better idea.
 
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Well end of summer/fall I'll be getting something. I heard the LCD-2's would be good but I'm not sure I know my tastes well enough to decide. What about closed-back?

Returning back to this, the MrSpeakers Mad Dog, Alpha Dog, or LFF Paradox Slant are also worth some strong consideration if you can get over the fact that their basis is a $100 headphone.
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Originally Posted by Pawelr98 View Post

I'm about to pull a trigger on Fiio E07k. Will this DAC work with my headphones(Superlux hd681) ? (or maybe rather match my headphones). This little DAC seems to have a lot of nice reviews but I can't find any info on the behavior when playing electronic music(I don't listen to heavy-electronic music).
Usage? As in desktop only, portable only or little bit of both.

There shouldn't be any problems with electronic music though rolleyes.gif
And as for the headphones, the Fiio feels a bit overkill for them. But if your current DAC/etc. suck it's not completely bad thing.
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Well end of summer/fall I'll be getting something. I heard the LCD-2's would be good but I'm not sure I know my tastes well enough to decide. What about closed-back?

Returning back to this, the MrSpeakers Mad Dog, Alpha Dog, or LFF Paradox Slant are also worth some strong consideration if you can get over the fact that their basis is a $100 headphone.
I've really considered the Alpha Dog's, but I'd like to hear them first.
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So question--what's a good set of cans if priorities are clarity and sound stage? Under $800. I also wouldn't want something that's no fun to listen to like ATH-AD700s, but I love being able to hear and pick out individual instruments and everything. I have my DT990's as fun cans, but I'd rather get something as well that's on the opposite end of the spectrum. 

 

Either way, I won't be getting new headphones for a while yet (taking out a car loan next week hopefully) but just so I know what to keep an eye out for in the future.

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So question--what's a good set of cans if priorities are clarity and sound stage? Under $800. I also wouldn't want something that's no fun to listen to like ATH-AD700s, but I love being able to hear and pick out individual instruments and everything. I have my DT990's as fun cans, but I'd rather get something as well that's on the opposite end of the spectrum. 

Either way, I won't be getting new headphones for a while yet (taking out a car loan next week hopefully) but just so I know what to keep an eye out for in the future.
I'm guessing HD700 would be a good bet. Not sure what your tastes in sound are though.

At that price most cans are going to destroy your 990's in sound stage and clarity. I'd worry more about a sound signature that you'd like.
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Usage? As in desktop only, portable only or little bit of both.

There shouldn't be any problems with electronic music though rolleyes.gif
And as for the headphones, the Fiio feels a bit overkill for them. But if your current DAC/etc. suck it's not completely bad thing.
For now I don't even have any deticated soundcard. And for usage both portable(mp3 320kbps) and desktop(I have a nice collection of 320kbps Mp3,some FLAC and WAV (16/24/32bit)). I know this is overkill for those superlux but I think I may buy better headphones later(Without any proper sound card/Dac I won't be able to use them at max anyway).
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Usage? As in desktop only, portable only or little bit of both.

There shouldn't be any problems with electronic music though rolleyes.gif
And as for the headphones, the Fiio feels a bit overkill for them. But if your current DAC/etc. suck it's not completely bad thing.
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It's great that you're preparing for the future. It's a huge PITA to replace low quality music.
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It's great that you're preparing for the future. It's a huge PITA to replace low quality music.
Yeah, EAC takes ages to rip the CDs wink.gif

PS: I want my O2 already >.< I refuse to let my HE-400 touch the 100ohm output impedance of my Xonar D1 (and I doubt it has enough juice anyway). Burning them in on my Xonar DG while I wait for the amp.
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Originally Posted by Pawelr98 View Post

For now I don't even have any deticated soundcard. And for usage both portable(mp3 320kbps) and desktop(I have a nice collection of 320kbps Mp3,some FLAC and WAV (16/24/32bit)). I know this is overkill for those superlux but I think I may buy better headphones later(Without any proper sound card/Dac I won't be able to use them at max anyway).

In that case, sure. Your alternate, though more expensive set of options are the Magni/Modi combo (at $200) and the O2/ODAC combo (at $250).
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So question--what's a good set of cans if priorities are clarity and sound stage? Under $800. I also wouldn't want something that's no fun to listen to like ATH-AD700s, but I love being able to hear and pick out individual instruments and everything. I have my DT990's as fun cans, but I'd rather get something as well that's on the opposite end of the spectrum. 

Either way, I won't be getting new headphones for a while yet (taking out a car loan next week hopefully) but just so I know what to keep an eye out for in the future.

The HD650 comes a bit close to what you want, though I'm sure clarity isn't it's strongest suit. It can sound very different across different sources, though.

I'll be able to give you a more complete answer in a few days wink.gif.
 
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