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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

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.

You think the Dragonfly black would make me happy ?
Looking for something simple i can use on my 2nd (wife's) PC.

Will have to power up to 300ohm headphones though.

I tryed my Nighthawk on her PC yesterday and my god its terrible lol.
Tryed it on alc1150 onboard and the HyperX Cloud II USB soundcard.
Gave me a good feeling about my own audio gear though smile.gif
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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.

Fulla has noise USB issues. Read reviews on Amazon, top helpful review on Amazon for fulla mentions it, the noisy crackle that bleeds through the Fulla (its the main reason I didnt keep mine), Never tried 1.2 version, I know Pez has the 1.2 version though so ask him. I watched a video on it though, and Audioquest showed how they improved over 1.2 with Black 1.5.

I disagree with the Modi 2 Uber recommendation, if its just for headphones, he might as well spend the extra $75 and just grab the modi multibit. I hate my Modi 2... I'll sell it to anyone for $50 just hit me up haha. It ameks everything harsh, I definitely need something better for my D2000's.
    
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Impressions so far with the Tung Sol 5998 and Valvo ECC82... not great for crowded metal tracks like Doom 2016's BFG Division where everything starts feeling a bit smashed together... but plays piano, orchestral and tracks with less going on better than what I've heard so far. This current combo seems to be less versatile than the HD650+O2 combo but focuses more on a specific collection and genre set of music and does it better. Even the Mac notification 'ding' sounds so much nicer biggrin.gif .

The bass feels like it gets a little deeper on the Crack but its still not going to make the HD650s a banging EDM headphone smile.gif .

Thank you! Glad to see you are enjoying it smile.gif. As much as I love my HD650, I'm actually considering selling them redface.gif. I'll have to listen to them again. Maybe they'll turn into work 'phones.
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Quick question for everyone, does anyone use a Mac and what media player are you using?

I normally use VLC but on the Mac it seems really unreliable playing back lossless files as it will delay playback and introduce scratching and glitches into the audio that are really not pleasant and totally absent from the Windows version of VLC.

When I had my Mac, I liked VOX. However, it is VERY simplified, but I did not have issues with it.
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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)

Of course! We welcome all music and audio lovers alike smile.gif.
 
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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.

@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.
I imagine the uninitiated would scoff at a pair of SR-009s (or anything that isn't Beats) tongue.gif.
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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)
Sure, it's still a sorta can, so welcome to the club!thumb.gif
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Fulla has noise USB issues. Read reviews on Amazon, top helpful review on Amazon for fulla mentions it, the noisy crackle that bleeds through the Fulla (its the main reason I didnt keep mine), Never tried 1.2 version, I know Pez has the 1.2 version though so ask him. I watched a video on it though, and Audioquest showed how they improved over 1.2 with Black 1.5.

I disagree with the Modi 2 Uber recommendation, if its just for headphones, he might as well spend the extra $75 and just grab the modi multibit. I hate my Modi 2... I'll sell it to anyone for $50 just hit me up haha. It ameks everything harsh, I definitely need something better for my D2000's.
Sometimes, this audio distortion can come from surprisingly unthought of source. When I had my Fostex HPA4 hooked up to my Rokit5 G3's, I was surprised to hear some audio crackling and a sort of watery sound, these got worse when I play a game. At first, I'd sorta concluded it was due to my speakers being hooked up to two separate sources. Removing one (took off the Balanced XLR cables and left only the RCA's for the HPA4. The audio distortion still persisted. Then concluded that it was due to inferior USB cable (used the one that came with the HPA4), tried using a Straight Wire audiophile grade cable and still the noise persisted.

I was on the verge of throwing up my hands when I'd stumbled upon ferrite chokes, I'd put two on the power cable for my PSU and was quite surprised that the audio distortion faded. At the same time, I'd connected my speakers (each has its own power cable) to a Castle line conditioner which a bud of mine had given me. All these fixes resulted in distortion free speakers when I play games and listen to music. Sometimes, these fixes can be from quite far afield and one would not have thought of it....I sure as heck didn't, but talking to a guy who sells cables and accessories resulted in this 'find'. My bud was with me then, he simply offered his unused Castle line conditioner for free........even brought it all the way to my house. Needless to say, I took him out for a sumptuous lunch that day.biggrin.gif
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Sometimes, this audio distortion can come from surprisingly unthought of source. When I had my Fostex HPA4 hooked up to my Rokit5 G3's, I was surprised to hear some audio crackling and a sort of watery sound, these got worse when I play a game. At first, I'd sorta concluded it was due to my speakers being hooked up to two separate sources. Removing one (took off the Balanced XLR cables and left only the RCA's for the HPA4. The audio distortion still persisted. Then concluded that it was due to inferior USB cable (used the one that came with the HPA4), tried using a Straight Wire audiophile grade cable and still the noise persisted.

I was on the verge of throwing up my hands when I'd stumbled upon ferrite chokes, I'd put two on the power cable for my PSU and was quite surprised that the audio distortion faded. At the same time, I'd connected my speakers (each has its own power cable) to a Castle line conditioner which a bud of mine had given me. All these fixes resulted in distortion free speakers when I play games and listen to music. Sometimes, these fixes can be from quite far afield and one would not have thought of it....I sure as heck didn't, but talking to a guy who sells cables and accessories resulted in this 'find'. My bud was with me then, he simply offered his unused Castle line conditioner for free........even brought it all the way to my house. Needless to say, I took him out for a sumptuous lunch that day.biggrin.gif

Regardless, you should listen to a Fulla and a DF Black side by side, the Black just sounds better, at least imo.
    
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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?

I don't have alot of higher end equipment, but the Sanskrit 6th i have offers the sharpest image from all things i compared it too(well, that would be a soundblaster Z, SMSL SD793-II, onboard ofc.. - all feeding my O2).
Some folks at head-fi like it better than the modi too, and some folks like it also better than the M6 which is a DAC/Amp mind you.
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I imagine the uninitiated would scoff at a pair of SR-009s (or anything that isn't Beats) tongue.gif.

You should see the reactions of such noobs when they try the ultra high end. E.g., people used to Beats and such trying out a TOTL Stax rig or even a TOTL HD 800 or Audeze/HiFiMan setup. Typically, they can't believe what they're hearing and they are changed for life. They never look at their Beats the same way. wink.gif
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I don't have alot of higher end equipment, but the Sanskrit 6th i have offers the sharpest image from all things i compared it too(well, that would be a soundblaster Z, SMSL SD793-II, onboard ofc.. - all feeding my O2).
Some folks at head-fi like it better than the modi too, and some folks like it also better than the M6 which is a DAC/Amp mind you.

I have to agree with Thunda on this one, the 32 bit dac's SMSL uses in the Sanskrit really helped to get rid of the harshness of my Beyer T90s, and the sound stage was noticeable improved, it is a warm DAC, so I wouldn't pair it with very warm headphones.
    
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