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Yeah I will let it run its course. I need them to sell mainly because I have no use for the ZMF Lambskin earpads. I am also still in an eternal struggle if I want to keep the D2000's or not... I got a good price on them for $223 shipped. If T20s sell I probably will keep them, I can only carry two headphones with me to Ireland. lol, and SHP-9500 already has top honors.
Wait a sec, since you can only take 2 cans with you, what's gonna happen to the OMGBBQ godly iDeaGamer 7.1 headset?drool.gif You're not leaving it behind, are you?

I agree what Tjj226 Angel had said, give yourself some time to adjust to the signature sound of new can.....sometimes a little patience pays off. For example, I'd gotten my T50RP for a damn good price (about 75USD), but felt I'd made a mistake. I recall being quite underwhelmed on first listen at stock config. I was even toying with the idea of selling it as I could not have it on for more than a few mins before I'd find myself being quite irritated by the hot treble (grainy and harsh). Mids sound decent enough though bass was quite thin. I bough a pair of MrSpeakers Alpha pads, replaced the old ones on my Alpha Dog, and took the old Alpha pads and swapped out the stock T50RP pads with them. Yowzah, a simple change in pads and the T50RP sounded like a totally different animal.....bass was boosted, treble didn't sound harsh or grainy, didn't note much change in the mids. But overall, even before modding inside the driver housings, the change in sound signature left me slack jawed. No wonder Dan of MrSpeakers loved using these Fostex drivers (then) for his line of cans, they respond quite dramatically to mods.......even a simple one like the ear pads.
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do i get to join as i have the hyperx cloud core ( same can's as the cloud and cloud 2 just a differnt mic)
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Could someone please recommend me a cheap, portable headphone USB amp/DAC? I'm between houses for the next few months so can't use my desktop setup.

 

It will be used with my HD 650's and TH-X00 Ebony (when they arrive). Budget is around £100.

 

I was thinking about the old DragonFly, there's one left on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audioquest-15660-DragonFly-Converter-Black/dp/B00H00VLZQ

 

Thanks!

 

 

Edit: If it could work with my iPhone that would be a bonus but not a necessity!

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Could someone please recommend me a cheap, portable headphone USB amp/DAC? I'm between houses for the next few months so can't use my desktop setup.

It will be used with my HD 650's and TH-X00 Ebony (when they arrive). Budget is around £100.

I was thinking about the old DragonFly, there's one left on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audioquest-15660-DragonFly-Converter-Black/dp/B00H00VLZQ

Thanks!


Edit: If it could work with my iPhone that would be a bonus but not a necessity!

The Schiit Fulla is another option, it has a nice volume knob and has uses USB mini instead of a fixed USB type A which I prefer. Its a bit cheaper too.
http://www.schiit-europe.com/index.php/producten/schiit-fulla-dac-headphone-amp.html

No idea how Iphones handle USB dacs, so can't comment on that.
post #33235 of 38513
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I see that the original m-stage IS a direct clone,

this one however is a completely different layout, style, amp really. Or were you just saying that because of the original ripoff you'd avoid them completely?


As you can see they still use the same design layout, what seems to be a difference is the dac on PCB wich the standard Lehmann Linear doesnt have (have a version with a dac to allthough Lehmann's dac isnt very good)

The first Matrix M-stage was attleast a good attempt with some good parts.
The later models seem to be cheaping out on the own Original ripp off even.

From this:


to this:


to this:


Clearly all coming from the original ripp-off.

People owning the Lehmann Linear and the Matrix M-stage all say the Lehmann sounds superior.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/494871/matrix-m-stage-clone-vs-lehmann-black-cube-linear (read the posts of people that have both)
Not that i would get a original Lehmann in US though, price is just stupid there.
I got mine for 600$ new but in US they go for 1149$ frown.gif

Do think that buying ripp-offs doesnt help to get new stuff developed.
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I'm thinking of getting a DAC to stay with the Crack. Ideally I'm looking for something that can do USB and optical inputs and is relatively cheap and compact that will pair with the Crack. Currently using a FiiO E10K as the main DAC.

Anyone familiar with the SMSL Sanskrit 6th?
   
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

Could someone please recommend me a cheap, portable headphone USB amp/DAC? I'm between houses for the next few months so can't use my desktop setup.

It will be used with my HD 650's and TH-X00 Ebony (when they arrive). Budget is around £100.

I was thinking about the old DragonFly, there's one left on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audioquest-15660-DragonFly-Converter-Black/dp/B00H00VLZQ

Thanks!


Edit: If it could work with my iPhone that would be a bonus but not a necessity!

Dragonfly Black sounds noticeably better than Schiit Fulla. Black also sound better than Dragonfly Red imo, I have owned all 3. Black increased bass, made the vocals more clear, and imaging better. Schiit Fulla does make the vocals a touch clear as well, but it didn't help the sound stage as much, and the vocals didn't sound as silky. I prefer the Black.

@tjjangel and halflife

I am moving to Ireland permanently, I hope to find a job after I get my PhD. As much as I love the 4D headphones (and I do) they are bulky, and ugly, and light up blue on the sides (I am not getting laid with that crap if a girl walks by my dorm and sees me wearing it) so those are going back for a refund. Also, the only reason I have been going crazy on headphone swapping again lately is its a stress reliever for me, as I mentioned a long time ago I grew up in a toxic family, and my half-sister, yes I refer to her as half, rumors are she started making meth again, and hearing my Dad cuss every damn day for the last twenty year sof my life through these thin walls, and he still gives her money for her cigs and stuff (even though when i was sick in 2005 from salmonella poisoning he couldn't buy me meds cause too pricey), thats only tip of iceberg, needless to say thats only reason I am the way I am, it distracts me from reality. Once I get settled in Ireland, I will do much better.
    
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Anyone familiar with the SMSL Sanskrit 6th?

Ehh, the Sanskrit is kind of a middling DAC. I actually didn't like the one I tried at all.

Instead I'd point you to either the Schiit Modi 2 Uber (the Uber adds Coaxial and optical inputs) or the SMSL M6. Both are about $150 and pretty good, with the Modi winning out in my book.
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I can't resist.... While I've never lived in a dorm, my audio and computer gear was the last thing anyone I brought over looked at... Most of them didn't even care what kind of car I had either tongue.gifdevil.gif

As for headphones, myself I'm going to be more than happy with my current setup and due to a few things new audio gear is on hold for a while, but that's life ^_^
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Dragonfly Black sounds noticeably better than Schiit Fulla. Black also sound better than Dragonfly Red imo, I have owned all 3. Black increased bass, made the vocals more clear, and imaging better. Schiit Fulla does make the vocals a touch clear as well, but it didn't help the sound stage as much, and the vocals didn't sound as silky. I prefer the Black.

Any idea how the Black compares to the previous 1.2 DragonFly? The 1.2 is a bit more expensive and seems to have a slightly inferior DAC but a beefier amp stage.

 

I do like the volume knob on the Fulla but if that requires a sound quality trade-off then it's not worth it IMO.

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