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New toy just showed up in the mail, should probably get rid of the Schiit gear now.



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New toy just showed up in the mail, should probably get rid of the Schiit gear now.
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That WA-7 is just gorgeous looking! How does it sound with the HD700 compared to the Schiit stack? Any other headphones you can try out on the WA7 and give us your thoughts on it? I'm about to pull the trigger on one, but would want to hear some people's thoughts who own it on this thread!
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Pretty much.

Here are my thoughts in black and white. There are plenty of positive things to say about the M40xs and the A500xs and the M50s and even the M50xs. At the end of the day they are not all they are cracked up to be. The M series is a pretty decent set of headphones if you are working, or you are a college student and you need a good strong pair of headphones at a reasonable price.

In this respect, the M series does an awesome job.

For listening to music for the pure enjoyment of it at home..............ehhhhhhhhhhhh no. They sound very flat, boring, and kind of tiny. The A500xs are more open and slightly more natural sounding, but the HD201s do the same job for less money.

In terms of price to performance, the HD201s slaughter all of these headphones. However the competition is also a joke. Even the A500xs sound kind of cheap.

If you really want to focus on quality, then I recommend you save your pennies and keep an eye out for a sale on the sennheiser 558s. If you need closed back headphones, then save up even more money and keep your eyes out for a sale on beyerdynaimc DT770s.

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This is a great suggestion.

Speaking of Sennhesier headphones--all TigerDirect B&M stores are closing and doing around 10-30% off of all stock. They had a pair of HD598 their last time and it was currently at 15 or 20% off. Of course that was off of it's 'normal' price of $179.99. But for those of you that crave instant gratification and an OK (read: normal price similar to Amazon) deal, it's worth a look-see.
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Hey guys looking at nabbing a pair of AKG K553 pros. Think it's a good purchase for $140? I am thinking so.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k553-pro-studio-headphone

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Just pulled the trigger anyways. AKG looks to have been a really renowned company. Expect a full review. biggrin.gif
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Hey guys looking at nabbing a pair of AKG K553 pros. Think it's a good purchase for $140? I am thinking so.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k553-pro-studio-headphone

///edit

Just pulled the trigger anyways. AKG looks to have been a really renowned company. Expect a full review. biggrin.gif

I also think it's a decent deal at that price point, it's based on the 550 which is a pretty good headphone. I think the only issue with the 550 was how the seal was on the headphone. It didn't have enough bass when it was not properly sealed to your head, I had it and it was annoying fiddling with the cups to get the right seal every once in awhile. The cups were just too big and didn't completely seal (I have a smaller head than most people), I'm assuming this version resolves that issue (I hope).
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woot woot schiit modi once again not picking up a signal from my mobo frown.gif
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woot woot schiit modi once again not picking up a signal from my mobo frown.gif

I kept having this problem sporadically with the original Modi. In fact the board wouldn't pick it up at all. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the windows driver issue that the orginal Modi dosent have. When I upgraded just the Modi 2 I was able to use the driver for USB and it was recognized as well as fixed a start up issue. I'm still not sure why the optical cable dosent work. However I digress......is this orginal Modi / Magni or the upgraded 2 version?

If you have 2.0 USB ports use it. I got the impression that without drivers it's not backward-compatible. When I hooked up the original to my X 58 board everything worked perfectly and where it's going to end up as soon as I get the Magni 2 Uber. It was strange how an old motherboard would recognize it but not my new Z77 or Z97 motherboards didn't.
     
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I kept having this problem sporadically with the original Modi. In fact the board wouldn't pick it up at all. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the windows driver issue that the orginal Modi dosent have. When I upgraded just the Modi 2 I was able to use the driver for USB and it was recognized as well as fixed a start up issue. I'm still not sure why the optical cable dosent work. However I digress......is this orginal Modi / Magni or the upgraded 2 version?

If you have 2.0 USB ports use it. I got the impression that without drivers it's not backward-compatible. When I hooked up the original to my X 58 board everything worked perfectly and where it's going to end up as soon as I get the Magni 2 Uber. It was strange how an old motherboard would recognize it but not my new Z77 or Z97 motherboards didn't.

You might be on to something.

It's happened twice ; each time I jack it into a different PC, and it works. Go back to my PC and works.

Don't have a second PC with optical out ATM though.
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New toy just showed up in the mail, should probably get rid of the Schiit gear now.

You might not want to get rid of the Bifrost too quickly, I heard while the amp in the WA7 is really good, the dac isn't. The Bifrost might better.
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You might be on to something.

It's happened twice ; each time I jack it into a different PC, and it works. Go back to my PC and works.

Don't have a second PC with optical out ATM though.

I was afraid to turn off my PC in fear that it would not be recognized when it started back up. Update to windows that needed reboot scarred me. And if it did lose recognition I could go a couple months to as little as a couple days and then out of the blue, there it is being recognized again. I even lost recognition once just by turning the Modi off and then back on, so I used to leave it on 24/7.

Though I'm sure it's fine now, I haven't turned off the new Modi 2 with Magni yet. tongue.gif

While I'm talking about Modi 2 I wanted to mention to the other club members there seems to be more 'punch' to my headphones now. I'm not good at explaining it but the improvement is coming from the bass it seems but overall louder and with a punch. I'm looking foward to upgrading to the Magni 2 Uber and see what it adds.
     
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