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@farih

I bought this amp https://www.amazon.com/Bravo-Audio-Ocean-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00A2QKSVI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469037862&sr=8-2&keywords=bravo+amp with the golden lion tube to replace the stock one.

combined with modi 2


will test it out this weekend see how i like it compared to schiit stack ^^

Never heard off it, hope you like it thumb.gif
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Philips SHP-9500 with HM5 leather angled pads... the bass is legit as hell.... damn this is a nice combo... increased soundstage as well... ::headbangs::

sure do miss those female vocals on the dt990s tho (also in picture) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
luckily i can fondle those silver pads when not in use

    
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

Philips SHP-9500 with HM5 leather angled pads... the bass is legit as hell.... damn this is a nice combo... increased soundstage as well... ::headbangs::

sure do miss those female vocals on the dt990s tho (also in picture) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
luckily i can fondle those silver pads when not in use


If you got the Fidelio X2s, you wouldn't miss any of those female vocals while having a better bass and mids than the SHP-9500.
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I owned the Fidelio x2's for a long time, and I loved it, but it just isn't for me in the long term. The soundstage while insanely big and accurate, left this sense of claustrophobia vieled sound imo. I also have found my DT990 600 ohms have a better and more accurate soundstage than the x2's and K7xx. just my opinion though and my personal tastes.

the bass on the x2's do feel muddy sometimes, and I know am not the only one who things that, I used to love it... but I prefer the bass on my t20rp mark 3's when I want bassy stuff.
    
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I owned the Fidelio x2's for a long time, and I loved it, but it just isn't for me in the long term. The soundstage while insanely big and accurate, left this sense of claustrophobia vieled sound imo. I also have found my DT990 600 ohms have a better and more accurate soundstage than the x2's and K7xx. just my opinion though and my personal tastes.

the bass on the x2's do feel muddy sometimes, and I know am not the only one who things that, I used to love it... but I prefer the bass on my t20rp mark 3's when I want bassy stuff.

I did say it was better than the SHP-9500 and not against any closed back cans (open will never have heavier bass against a closed can). thumb.gif

As for liking the DT990 that is definitely a personal taste as I'm the opposite, too much energy in the highs for me and the mids leave something to be desired. I like my X2s better because of the mids and the bass is enough for me (I'm not a bass head like you biggrin.gif). I do lower the bass by 1-2 db when listening to my X2s and it removes the muddiness for me.

Cool to hear differing opinions! thumb.gif
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 7/20/16 at 3:04pm
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The T50RP run ok on my work setup, but I'm not sure I could call it nearly as competent as the O2/ODAC is. That being said, you can see below for some more thoughts on the matter smile.gif.
Someone said it already, but it really depends on the headphone. Most if not everything sounds about 90% as good on my work amp/DAC (GoVibe Magnum) as it does on my home setup. There is a difference, and I notice it with how much I listen to the same music. You notice little things being more prominent or textures in certain ranges that you didn't really notice before. However, that 10% is enough for me to be that much happier and that much more satisfied. The biggest difference I've actually noticed between my work setup and home setup is with the T50RP. These things can get volume from any amp (though not a portable device), but they start to lose their body a bit quicker on a lesser setup.

Hmmmm.... I'm kind of liking where this is going, with the whole "just get the headphones and then decide whether you need to upgrade or not" kind of path tongue.gif ....Especially since Zach himself for a number of review samples uses the JDS Labs Element as the "reference" DAC/AMP setup. Doubly so because I can leave my O2+ODAC Rev.B on 24/7 without worry ^_^ Insert obligatory "play your cards right and you could get an SR-007A w/amp setup alongside those ZMF Omni's for the same price as some of the higher end headphones with dac and amp you were thinking about" statement tongue.gif
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Yeah...the only headphone that's actually made me want to buy a nicer amp is one of my cheapest ones (the T50RP). My friend at work has a TEAC 301 and he notices that there's something it seems to be missing between either not having a powerful enough amp, or something maybe a powerful tube amp can remedy. Who knows...my wallet is shaking thinking about an audio purchase.
 
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Well ****, I might end up buying a Schiit Bifrost Multibit on the cheap... will find out soon.

Anyway, I'm expecting not much, just a different sounding system. I will still need to get a headphone amp, which will be the Schiit Asgard 2, when my renter's rebate comes in.

Anyway, will a DAC work with a soundbar?
Edited by Sonikku13 - 7/21/16 at 6:11am
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Well ****, I might end up buying a Schiit Bifrost Multibit on the cheap... will find out soon.

Anyway, I'm expecting not much, just a different sounding system. I will still need to get a headphone amp, which will be the Schiit Asgard 2, when my renter's rebate comes in.

Anyway, will a DAC work with a soundbar?

You'd most likely want to split the RCA output from the amp I would think....if I'm thinking of this correctly. Someone else can confirm or correct me smile.gif.

EDIT:

Actually since you've got volume control on the soundbar, it's most likely doable, but not sure if recommended.
 
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I seen people advising or wanting an Asgard II.
Whats so special about it ?

I thought it was nothing special and severely overpriced IMO. (i go by EU prices offcourse)
Yes it has ok power (on paper) but other amps with less go louder so specs dont say much to me.
Was louder then a O2 amp though but didnt sound better, just the same... Same compared to a Project Headbox II.
All sounding so similar with the only difference you could really tell was the volume.

If it is just for volume i understand but wouldnt there be cheaper alternatives with just as much power ?

Not bashing, just wondering.
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Lamptron FC5 V2 fan-controller AlphaCool VP655 Pump + Plexi Top EK Spin Bay resevoir 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon's 1450rpm 
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6x Enermax Cluster White 1200rpm Windows 10 Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS 27inch - 47inch LG TV Corsair K60 - Razor BlackWidow Stealth - Logite... 
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Corsair RM1000i Corsair AIR540 Logitech G502 Corepad xxxl 
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Musical Fidelity V-Dac II Reloop Direct Drive Turntable with Ortofon Conc... 2x Adam A5X Studio Monitors BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm 
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Audioquest Nighthawk Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amp Sennheiser HD650 Musical Fidelity V-PSU 
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AMD E-350 Asus E35M1-M 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1333mhz  1,5TB wester digital green 
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640GB WD Caviar blue 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Samsung Dvd-rewriter windows xp sp2 
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19inch phillips tft generic Bequiet 300Watt Fratal Design Core 
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microsoft none 
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