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The desktop O2 arrived today.
Finally I have a volume knob for my B3031A speakers (pre-amping them when headphones are not plugged in). Seems to work pretty well.

As for its main job of powering my HE-400: thumb.gif

Now I need to wait for the velour pads to arrive from UK...
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/23/14 at 8:21am
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The K1000 is really something to hear.

Were you listening to the bass-heavy or bass-light versions?

Something interesting about the famed headphones in the early 90s (e.g. HE90, SR-Omega, MDR-R10, HEA Jade, K1000, maybe a few others) was that they had some interesting euphonic soundstage characteristics/colorations that seem to be lost in today's headphones. Even the HD 800, the undisputed master of soundstage and imaging, doesn't quite have these properties.
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My dream pair is a tie between the Jades and the K1000. The SR007 and 009 were nice, but still no 'awe' factor like the aforementioned two. The greatest part is they're a fraction of the price of Stax.

The K1000 is really something to hear.

You know it is fairly easy to make a replica pair for cheap right?
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Were you listening to the bass-heavy or bass-light versions?

Something interesting about the famed headphones in the early 90s (e.g. HE90, SR-Omega, MDR-R10, HEA Jade, K1000, maybe a few others) was that they had some interesting euphonic soundstage characteristics/colorations that seem to be lost in today's headphones. Even the HD 800, the undisputed master of soundstage and imaging, doesn't quite have these properties.

IDK for sure, but I would be very impressed if we were listening to the bass light versions.

HD800s master of sound staging? Tsk tsk tsk. Obviously you have not heard the stax sigmas. If you ever want perfect sound staging AND the ability to look like a total weirdo, then those headphones are for you.
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Sigmas are nothing more than Lambda drivers oriented perpendicular to the ears in an appropriately vacuous frame. It is diffuse, but its imaging is far inferior to the HD 800 as far as accuracy and precision are concerned (and in fact inferior to many rivals at the time, e.g. K1000). Particularly with regard to these respects, the HD 800 remains the very best.
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Were you listening to the bass-heavy or bass-light versions?

Something interesting about the famed headphones in the early 90s (e.g. HE90, SR-Omega, MDR-R10, HEA Jade, K1000, maybe a few others) was that they had some interesting euphonic soundstage characteristics/colorations that seem to be lost in today's headphones. Even the HD 800, the undisputed master of soundstage and imaging, doesn't quite have these properties.

Not sure, but as Tjj said, I'd be surprised if they were the bass-light version. The album I was listening to wasn't really an album focused on it, but I didn't feel it was lacking. Now that I think of it, the Shure 440 has a fairly similar sound to the K1000.

Which are you talking of?
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You know it is fairly easy to make a replica pair for cheap right?
IDK for sure, but I would be very impressed if we were listening to the bass light versions.

HD800s master of sound staging? Tsk tsk tsk. Obviously you have not heard the stax sigmas. If you ever want perfect sound staging AND the ability to look like a total weirdo, then those headphones are for you.
 
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Since when did Schiit do this?
http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

Now all I need is a Schiit switch so I can switch the DAC output between speakers and a headphone amp, my current one is ugly... biggrin.gif
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Since when did Schiit do this?
http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

Now all I need is a Schiit switch so I can switch the DAC output between speakers and a headphone amp, my current one is ugly... biggrin.gif
They should've included that in the SYS!
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Since when did Schiit do this?
http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

Now all I need is a Schiit switch so I can switch the DAC output between speakers and a headphone amp, my current one is ugly... biggrin.gif

Still hate schiit, but once again...bravo. I am kind of annoyed it is not a stepped pot since I think that would have been a bit better than what ever cheap pot it looks like they used, but still, great job.
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Since when did Schiit do this?
http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

Now all I need is a Schiit switch so I can switch the DAC output between speakers and a headphone amp, my current one is ugly... biggrin.gif

You can use it in reverse, single in dual out if you leave the pot at 100%. This has been confirmed by Schiit. Kinda stinks to to lose the volume control that way though.
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

Since when did Schiit do this?
http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

Now all I need is a Schiit switch so I can switch the DAC output between speakers and a headphone amp, my current one is ugly... biggrin.gif
50$ for a switch ? No thanks.

So far my FiiO fits my needs perfectly. It was definitely a good purchase. I also tried gaming with it. For example AK in l4d2 sounds more realistically but generally the sound in gaming improved only a little compared to integrated(it's a DAC for music so I was expecting this).
Edited by Pawelr98 - 4/23/14 at 1:36pm
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Water Ultimate 123 [3x Corsair AF120 Perf... MCP655 with Alphacool HF acetal top [5th gear] Feser 10/13 UV Tubing Alphacool CKC clear 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cooltek 120mm rad [antec tri-speed] Cooltek 120mm Rad [Corsair SP120 High Performan... Alphacool GPX-A 290 [290X waterblock] Windows 7 Ulitimate 64 bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
LG 29EA93 [2560x1080] LG L1715S [1280x1024] Samsung SMB2030N [1600x900] DIY display on V59 controller[1366x768@1440x900] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
4Tech X7 G800 Cooler Master Real Power 850w Cooler Master Haf 932 Amd Edition Microsoft Mobile Mouse 4000 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Superlux hd681 FiiO E07K SoundMax Superbeam [bundled with P5B DLX] Scythe Kaze Master Pro 6 chanell 
OtherOther
2x Sharkoon 30cm red cold cathodes 2x Revoltec 10cm UV cold cathodes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X2 250 @2GHZ @1core Gigabyte 870A-USB3 Ati X600 128MB GoodRam 4gb 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB Samsung 40gb[OS] 6x Hitachi 2TB (RAID 6) 2x160GB RAID 1 
OSPowerOtherOther
Debian 8.2.0 x64 Pentagram Silent Force 460W Ever Eco Pro 700 CDS [UPS] Edimax EW-7318USg [Access Point] 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon E5420 Xeon E5420 HP ML350 G5 motherboard HD5450 with HD5770 cooler on passive [PCIE X4] 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
20GB FB-DIMM@800mhz 2x40GB WD RAID0 Sata [11year old as for 2015] 2x73GB HP 15K RPM RAID0 SAS HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS 
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HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS Fujitsu W19-1 [1440x900] Delta DPS 800W 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP ML350 G5 case Adaptec SATA II RAID 1220SA ADAPTEC SCSI-CARD 29320LP Quantum TC-L32BX LTO 3 [tape drive] 
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