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So I am learning about all of this fancy audio stuff. Wanting to be all cultured like y'all so mostly I read stuff on here.

The cambridge DAC/AMP the DacMagic Plus came yesterday and it has everything setup for me to use headphones and lines out to a stereo if I choose. Now I see that there are both unbalanced RCA and balanced outputs. Would I use the balanced with headphones like the HD650 or would these go to something different? I wonder as the unit is classified as a DAC and Headphone amp with the DAC providing preamp output for a stereo system (I assume).

The documentation with this unit is non-existent. So just wondering. I haven't even listened to it yet. I don't really expect much difference between the DacMagic Plus and the DacMagic 100 combo with the Creek OBH11 that I have been using other than just having a single unit together.

For the record, the DacMagic 100 sounds so good with Spotify premium.
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@mark thaddeus

I wouldn't consdier myself a bass head, with the DT990's and T90s they are only used for very specific kinds of music, and they shine 10/10 with those types of music, as I previously stated when I want bass I use my fostex t20rp's. Planar is sex bass.

In other news, my Schiit Stack v2 does sound better than my Schiit Fulla but only slightly, and the surprising thing is, even on max volume on the Magni 2 it doesn't reach earbleeding levels for the Fostex T20rp... same as Schiit Fulla, they both need max, it gets loud enough though on both... was surprised by that though, I assumed Magni 2 would destroy it and I would only need like half volume, lol.

biggrin.gif magnets are hungry, nom nom

edit: just plugged in my Bravo tube amp... LOL can't even go half bolume without it dfestroying your ears... sounds better imo too... wow this amp is sooo freaking powerful rofl... I bet it could handle that HE-560 easily enough...


edit: K7xx now sound better than DT990's for some things, amazing how much a powerful amp can change things heh... I am a believer now... my t20rp's are hitting deep now... like before they sounded like awesome bass when it hit... but now its just like quicker/maybe even deeper? i dunno but 10/10 for Bravo Tube amp with golden lion tube
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The Schiit Bifrost Multibit will cost me $470. I know I'm not gonna get a 4x improvement from my old Aune T1, but I hope it's worth it.
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@mark thaddeus

I wouldn't consdier myself a bass head, with the DT990's and T90s they are only used for very specific kinds of music, and they shine 10/10 with those types of music, as I previously stated when I want bass I use my fostex t20rp's. Planar is sex bass.

In other news, my Schiit Stack v2 does sound better than my Schiit Fulla but only slightly, and the surprising thing is, even on max volume on the Magni 2 it doesn't reach earbleeding levels for the Fostex T20rp... same as Schiit Fulla, they both need max, it gets loud enough though on both... was surprised by that though, I assumed Magni 2 would destroy it and I would only need like half volume, lol.

biggrin.gif magnets are hungry, nom nom

edit: just plugged in my Bravo tube amp... LOL can't even go half bolume without it dfestroying your ears... sounds better imo too... wow this amp is sooo freaking powerful rofl... I bet it could handle that HE-560 easily enough...


edit: K7xx now sound better than DT990's for some things, amazing how much a powerful amp can change things heh... I am a believer now... my t20rp's are hitting deep now... like before they sounded like awesome bass when it hit... but now its just like quicker/maybe even deeper? i dunno but 10/10 for Bravo Tube amp with golden lion tube
I think you're a bit of a bass maniac tongue.gif.
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The Schiit Bifrost Multibit will cost me $470. I know I'm not gonna get a 4x improvement from my old Aune T1, but I hope it's worth it.
Not too bad, $80 off compared to b-stock smile.gif.
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@shardnax

I might come off as a basshead at times, but a lot of my time is spent listening to Vivaldi, japanese female vocals, etc... and that is where my T90s / DT990 come in... also I prefer gaming with them as well, and watching anime with them... which means I use them more than any other can, because I don't listen to bassy music much, but when I do I like for it to be immersive, and my T20rp's kick butt at it biggrin.gif
    
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An example of DT990 + T90 songs that sound better on these cans, then say on the Fidelio x2's, fostex t20rp, etc.
farih has a better list but he has not given me permission to share

spotify:user:spotify:playlist:6NCfeirBIrZfYcs9kwnS3x

Just copy that into your spotify search and press enter. Or when I am in the mood for dancing/EDM stuff, I pop on the T20rp, because these other cans fall apart trying to do it... I mean no can is 10/10, it is all about picking the right one for the right types of music imo... unless you can afford high end STAX of course biggrin.gif
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An example of DT990 + T90 songs that sound better on these cans, then say on the Fidelio x2's, fostex t20rp, etc.
farih has a better list but he has not given me permission to share

spotify:user:spotify:playlist:6NCfeirBIrZfYcs9kwnS3x

Just copy that into your spotify search and press enter. Or when I am in the mood for dancing/EDM stuff, I pop on the T20rp, because these other cans fall apart trying to do it... I mean no can is 10/10, it is all about picking the right one for the right types of music imo... unless you can afford high end STAX of course biggrin.gif

I actually like how the X2s sound on that play list, but I do also like how my HE-400i sound on them (I use the Fiio E17/E09K for both). You'll probably like the HE-400i/560 (The Fiio combo can drive them easy!) considering you like bright sounding headphones with bass for EDM/House.

It's great to hear that the bravo amp sounds good (would probably make my HE-400i sound better), I was always on the fence about that. I'm torn between either getting that or maybe save up for a crack with speedball upgrade! biggrin.gif
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San Sebastian (Revisited) and Wolf and the Raven by Sonata Arctica are fairly good examples of faster songs. Mastering leaves something to be desired with pretty much all metal though.

Edit: Yngwie Malmsteen is a good example of excellent proficiency and has CDs with much better mastering.

Oops, just realized I forgot to listen to these. Probably won't get to it tonight but tomorrow I will.
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OMG, i bought a new Audioqeust Nighthawk.
Dont shoot me yet, i got a GREAt deal on them.

Original price is 599,- euro (660$)
He took my HD558, SR80E and DT990 (except for SR80E pretty old headphones to) and only had to pay 150,- for the Nighthawks.

I was thinking of selling my headphones for a total of 180,-
180+150 = 330,-

I got Nighthawks for 330,- !

Havent listened to them yet but even if i dont like it i can sell them for 350~400 euro.
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So I am learning about all of this fancy audio stuff. Wanting to be all cultured like y'all so mostly I read stuff on here.

The cambridge DAC/AMP the DacMagic Plus came yesterday and it has everything setup for me to use headphones and lines out to a stereo if I choose. Now I see that there are both unbalanced RCA and balanced outputs. Would I use the balanced with headphones like the HD650 or would these go to something different? I wonder as the unit is classified as a DAC and Headphone amp with the DAC providing preamp output for a stereo system (I assume).

The documentation with this unit is non-existent. So just wondering. I haven't even listened to it yet. I don't really expect much difference between the DacMagic Plus and the DacMagic 100 combo with the Creek OBH11 that I have been using other than just having a single unit together.

For the record, the DacMagic 100 sounds so good with Spotify premium.

I noticed myself that line level being balanced doesnt make any difference in SQ
Only used it in PA for an extra ground.

Going out of a headphone amp balanced is different though (as so they say)
But on line level... dont worry about it.
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OMG, i bought a new Audioqeust Nighthawk.
Dont shoot me yet, i got a GREAt deal on them.

Original price is 599,- euro (660$)
He took my HD558, SR80E and DT990 (except for SR80E pretty old headphones to) and only had to pay 150,- for the Nighthawks.

I was thinking of selling my headphones for a total of 180,-
180+150 = 330,-

I got Nighthawks for 330,- !

Havent listened to them yet but even if i dont like it i can sell them for 350~400 euro.
I noticed myself that line level being balanced doesnt make any difference in SQ
Only used it in PA for an extra ground.

Going out of a headphone amp balanced is different though (as so they say)
But on line level... dont worry about it.

I've still never heard the Nighthawk, which makes me curious about it. Do post your impressions!

As for balanced vs line out, it also depends on the devices in question and whether or not the balanced outputs are truly balanced. And then it depends on the headphone in question, whether or not it benefits from being run in a balanced setup and if so, how much.
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