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There's a modded pair of SR-007 up on Amazon for $1550. I would've given them a shot if they included an amp but, alas. There's also a pair up on Audiogon with an amp that's in the UK.


I'll likely be ordering a pair of HD800S by the end of the week or perhaps next; it depends on how patient I am waiting on a specific dealer to pop up on Amazon. If an excellent deal on a pair of Stax pops up in the US I might be swayed but, it seems doubtful. With that in mind, what amp/DAC would you guys go with as a final stop for the HD800S?

Good to know deals can be had if one looks around. I suspect that for now though, I'll be more than happy with my current gear. Sure, an Asgard 2 would be lovely because of the larger volume knob, and the Bifrost Multibit would be additional icing on the cake, but at the same time....

Eh, who am I kidding, my curiosity wants to see how planers sound tongue.gif
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post #32472 of 38581
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Good to know deals can be had if one looks around. I suspect that for now though, I'll be more than happy with my current gear. Sure, an Asgard 2 would be lovely because of the larger volume knob, and the Bifrost Multibit would be additional icing on the cake, but at the same time....

Eh, who am I kidding, my curiosity wants to see how planers sound tongue.gif

t20rp with earpads that seal good on your head. DAT BASS DROP thumb.gif
    
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Nice lol.

I take it you like the Revolvers a lot?

First impressions, yeah they're very good, comfy af 10/10, soundstage 10/10, music very good 8/10, mic (got trolled by a mic... no comments) 6/10 (fits my needs i guess)
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Very nice! Glad to hear it thumb.gif.
 
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Final stop you say? I'm thinking Apex HiFi Audio Teton and Ayre Acoustics QB-9. thumb.gif
How about with a hard limit of $3,000 tongue.gif? Any DAC I get needs to have an optical input. Out of curiosity, what obscene price is the QB-9 biggrin.gif?
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Eddie Current Studio and Schiit Yggdrasil
I've heard good things about the EC Black Widow but, availability seems to be a major issue on all their amps.
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How about with a hard limit of $3,000 tongue.gif?
Eddie Current Black Widow and Schiit Gungnir Multibit.
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What's the difference between the G-MB and the Ygg. aside from the price gap?
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First impressions, yeah they're very good, comfy af 10/10, soundstage 10/10, music very good 8/10, mic (got trolled by a mic... no comments) 6/10 (fits my needs i guess)

sound is most important, rest is minor. enjoy friend, I tried loads of headsets, thats the best one at any price, even the $300 wireless ones. biggrin.gif unless your willing to not do a headset, it doesn't get better than that. and its pretty damn good, I like mine for PS4.
    
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Out of curiosity, what obscene price is the QB-9 biggrin.gif?

$3,500
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Eddie Current Black Widow and Schiit Gungnir Multibit.

Interesting amp choice. Would you say the Black Widow is one of the best solid state amps around? I find the HD 800 to be incredibly boring on most solid state amps, but I don't know if that would apply to the HD 800S. For this reason, and keeping to the $3k limit and Gungnir Multibit, I'd look into something from Antique Sound Labs or the La Figaro 339C or its successor.
 
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t20rp with earpads that seal good on your head. DAT BASS DROP thumb.gif

But man, those are even worse looking than Sony's mdr-v500's with the non pleather ear pads after a few years of use! tongue.gif Man those pads flaked,but they weren't too bad on comfort. And while I like bass, it isn't everything, and drops are overrated and used way too much to try and wind up the audience. But that's just a personal bias against build-drop-build-drop type DJ's. Hence why I mention I eventually would like something in between my K712's and ATH-M50X's for bass, with somewhere in between the K712's and HD 600's for sound stage.

Also, if I'm going with fostex based headphones I'd probably be willing to buy the zmf vibro Mk ii's after listening to an unmodded t50rp set to get a baseline. Why? Sure, they're more expensive but they get a lot of good reviews, and look drop dead gorgeous.

Yup, I'm picky, and I'm swayed by aesthetics. Heck, my justification for the mere idea of a Gungnir and Mjolnir 2 combination is they'd look so lovely sitting as a stack in between two CaseLabs SMA8's, and then a pair of say zmf vibro's and my K712's (or Mr.Speakers Ethers) flanking the Schiit stack... And a nice plush bean bag chair to relax in just underneath ^_^;;;;

(... And maybe sneak some sort of Stax in there too, if I get curious enough to try)
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