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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Anyone in the market for a USB/Optical DAC and an amp to go along with it, and if you have 350 bucks laying around to blow.

You really couldn't go wrong by picking up this used Headroom Coda & Overture amp/dac combo at Head-fi:


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This pair sold new for 600+ back when it was released and the amp has been upgraded with the optional "desktop" module (whatever that means, I'm sure it meant even more of an investment, knowing Headroom)

I couldn't imagine a better amp/DAC combo for that price.

I also can't believe nobody has bought it.

I'm trying to restrain my trigger finger, myself.

Just a friendly heads up.

I could imagine a better setup

Granted I heavn't heard either, but anyone who's followed my posts will note that I've caught the DIY bug (now I just need more time and $$$)
But I've heard great reports about the new TPA Buffalo DAC, and you can configure it for optical/coax/usb input (or a combo) and it can drive headphones fairly easily.
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WHERE?!
i knows a guy ;]
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i knows a guy ;]
Is there more than 1 set?
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My HD555's arrived today and my word are they comfortable. The velour earpad things and the full-sized cup are simply wonderful to wear. And wear them i will, for the rest of the day and night.

Much nicer to wear than my SR-60's. Also appear to be of a superior build quality to my Grados. So far, i am rather impressed.


Nifty box too.
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My HD555's arrived today and my word are they comfortable. The velour earpad things and the full-sized cup are simply wonderful to wear. And wear them i will, for the rest of the day and night.

Much nicer to wear than my SR-60's. Also appear to be of a superior build quality to my Grados. So far, i am rather impressed.


Nifty box too.
I couldn't figure out the box, wound up tearing it to get to them.

But yes, HD555s are still the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. They just disappear on your head.
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I couldn't figure out the box, wound up tearing it to get to them.

But yes, HD555s are still the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. They just disappear on your head.
Lol. There's a tab on the top of the box, pull it up and the front will "unlock" and open up.
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I got some Sennheiser 595s =) w00t.
    
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Is there more than 1 set?
but of course!
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I got some Sennheiser 595s =) w00t.
Congrats!

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but of course!
Will he sell me a pair?
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So my brand new v.2.0 Paradisea DAC is officially in the air (coming from Taiwan). The builder gave me 100 bucks off the new unit price since I already have one that he claims is one of the earliest units they built; good folks to do biz with though the english is hit or miss .

I plan to A/B this newer version with my older version in order to discern if the different sized caps, new torroidal transformer and different OPAMP (also has a socket for easy rolling) will make any differences over my early version DAC.

He's also shipping me an extra set of new, slightly larger than stock, output caps on the chance I want to mod it later.

Hope to see it by Monday or Tuesday ...

Yay.

    
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