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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

The 02 is really stupid. It could be unbeatable at the price range if they did a version with RCA in on the back, power input and switch on the back. a black 1/4" headphone port on the front, volume knob and gain switch on the front.
A good 02/ODAC combo would have power, USB in, RCA in and line level RCA out on the back. The front would have a headphone/line out switch, gain switch, headphone out and volume.
O2 Desktop add-on kit - $24.46 biggrin.gif
I hope my desktop O2 arrives before weekend.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/22/14 at 1:22am
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Definitely don't wanna do a DIY solution yet.
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Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post

You can get RCA out though. The version I got has volume knob and gain switch on front, quarter inch on front. USB plug on back.
Just a quarter inch jack though, and I can plug in almost any headphone or even speakers in there and have it perform very well.

#O2Fanboy
Find me a design with ALL of the criteria I mentioned and I'd buy it. And the O2 has an 1/8th inch jack. Never seen one with a 1/4". Yours is the mayflower one right? The performance isn't the issue. It's that all large amps should have 1/4" out to accompany the stupid headphones that don't use an 1/8" jack with a 1/4" adapter. A 1/4" female to 1/8" male adapter is goofy.
The ODAC's come with either AUX out or RCA out. That's a given, but I'd want RCA line out from an O2/ODAC combo to run speakers without pre-amping the signal.
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Definitely don't wanna do a DIY solution yet.
Find me a design with ALL of the criteria I mentioned and I'd buy it. And the O2 has an 1/8th inch jack. Never seen one with a 1/4". Yours is the mayflower one right? The performance isn't the issue. It's that all large amps should have 1/4" out to accompany the stupid headphones that don't use an 1/8" jack with a 1/4" adapter. A 1/4" female to 1/8" male adapter is goofy.
The ODAC's come with either AUX out or RCA out. That's a given, but I'd want RCA line out from an O2/ODAC combo to run speakers without pre-amping the signal.

The Bottlehead Crack looks real easy to put together. I put together a DIY Tube Headphone Amplifier kit called the Corvette that didn't have nearly as much documentation or hundreds of people to help me.

hot rodding is even easier



(this guy went to the extreme)

https://sites.google.com/site/computeraudioorg/mdht-havana-dac-modifications

once you solder a capacitor you start to wonder what else can I do..
    
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It was built to be 'portable' though, everything on the front is retarded for sure frown.gif
    
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O2 is great, for its size. If size isn't an issue, then a full blown receiver does the same or better job for cheaper
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Didn't get a chance to try the 712s at the meet as I learned after the fact that they were actually there. A little disappointed. The HD800 have bass...but it's very underwhelming. Also, phillyd, I have to discourage you from describing what you haven't listened to.

It's 'treble energy' isn't the same thing you're thinking of as with the Beyers you had. It just has a very sterile analytical approach to the entire spectrum, really. Whether it measures flat, or not, it feels very flat, and IMO (notice IMO) not in a great way. It could use a couple db more of low end, but mids and highs are really just perfect. Like I said, I was more impressed by the K812.

Just as a note, I haven't tried any Beyers out yet smile.gif They're more of a curiosity for me, I suspect.

With the K712's, they were more of a surprise purchase, mainly because things that are highly subjective (read: most audio products) I usually won't even think about picking up until I've spent a good amount of time demoing them with high quality versions of music I listen to. Thankfully, the day the local shop I deal with got two pairs of K712's in I happened to stop in, and wound up spending about 35 minutes or so just listening to them, and of course walked out with them (they were already on my wish list, I just wanted to listen to them first). They were my first pair of open headphones ^_^
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Thinking of getting the B&W P7 a long with a FiiO E18 for both home and portable use. Any thoughts regarding this pairing?
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Find me a design with ALL of the criteria I mentioned and I'd buy it. And the O2 has an 1/8th inch jack. Never seen one with a 1/4"

http://www.headnhifi.com/amplifiers/O2-desktop-amplifier ? Check the pictures, it has 1/4 headphone out and RCA in the back. Have one sitting on my desk.
Edited by Yahar - 4/22/14 at 6:55am
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http://www.headnhifi.com/amplifiers/O2-desktop-amplifier ? Check the pictures, it has 1/4 headphone out and RCA in the back. Have one sitting on my desk.

I'm getting that myself!
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The pricing trends of these new "flagship" headphones are rather worrying, just like the recent graphic card prices.
Bingo, though the Abyss is really an outlier. Beyerdynamic is starting to get the right idea with the $750 T1s.

I don't think the HD 800 should be more than $500 for example. The only reason I bought my Stax is because they're the best, and even so I only use them on very rare occasions -- literally blocking out hours for personal listening (doing nothing else except listening to music).

For the vast majority of people who use their headphones while browsing or gaming I think a mid-fi headphone like the HD 600, DT 880, or D2000 is more than sufficient especially relative to the $ investment.
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