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Bose QC35
Sony MDR1000x

They're not surround and have no microphone. And that Google Assistant gimmick makes me yell "NO!" (there was a meme out there, somewhere...)
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I don't know, just get the Siberia 840, I mean the wireless gaming headset game is pretty lackluster, so yeah.

Yeah... those bloody gamers, cheap mofos... oh wait smile.gif
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take that STAX propaganda elsewhere


lol jk biggrin.gif
you hurted my feelings.. no cookies for you ! wink.gif
What i don´t understand, and probably never will, is spending so much money on inferior old tech like dynamic phones..
For me; >400€ headphone should be at least orthodynamics. Look at the tiny/coin sized dynamic drivers-in big ear cups, even on expensive ´phones. Looks stupid. My suspicion is, that dyn. phones have same problems like dyn.speakers - cone breakup.
Long story short, you pay a lot for nothing. But if you feel need to try every dynamic phones, then good luck.
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We shall see. Tjj has been steadily working over the years to get me to join the glowy shiny side, but we'll see if that ever happens. One of my biggest "quarrels" is simply that too many tube amps only work with high impedance headphones, and I want a setup that plays well with all setups, from IEM's up to my HD 600's.

There is possible temptation for a Bottlehead Crack attached to a Jolida Glass DAC III but only time will tell if such happens, as it means my current closed back headphones would be a no go.... And I'm not having two or more amps on my desk. tongue.gif
I was about to write a long text, but TJJ was faster.
IMNSHO; OTL amps i do not consider as a tube amps. Why? because you run tubes there just like transistors and with strong feedback servos. (strong servo in OTL is must, or you are risking bias runaway -kaboom (headphone/speaker RIP))

Tube works best when high impedance load is placed in anode. Not possible in OTL.
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OUT PUT TRANSFORMERS. You take the high voltage from the tubes, and you turn it into something with low voltage, high current, and low output impedance (usually 8 ohms for speakers, but there are some with 32ohm for headphones and what not).
http://www.lundahl.se/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/2765.pdf smile.gif
I could literally replace my transformers in tube stax amp, with these and adjust correct bias. Neat thing.
Or 45 / 71A triode endstage comes to mind, that would be "créme de la créme". We´re talking just few mW here anyway.
    
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Or 45 / 71A triode endstage comes to mind, that would be "créme de la créme". We´re talking just few mW here anyway.

I really like the 71a. Get some 417as for the preamp section and that way you can have a fairly small power transformer. Hashimoto PT-95 maybe? Choke input and maybe a Gz34 or something else to get the voltage down a bit. Filter filter filter and filter some more. It would be really tight, but you can make a little baby DHT headphone amp.
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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1277057-REG/sony_mdr1000x_c_mdr_1000x_wireless_noise_cancelling.html

$150 off no tax free ship... better sound and ACN than Bose... im super tempted... so sick of living in places with thin walls... and churn of fans and a car driving buy and dogs barking and bla bla... i think im gonna do it... screw it...
    
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71A - born in 1926; 45 -1929; and the mighty 2A3 was 1932... wink.gif
looking the datasheet curves..old ones are best
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I really like the 71a. Get some 417as for the preamp section and that way you can have a fairly small power transformer. Hashimoto PT-95 maybe? Choke input and maybe a Gz34 or something else to get the voltage down a bit. Filter filter filter and filter some more. It would be really tight, but you can make a little baby DHT headphone amp.
i´d try CK1006 rectifier heh
DHT HA..with some amorph transformers... créme magnifique
    
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71A - born in 1926; 45 -1929; and the mighty 2A3 was 1932... wink.gif
looking the datasheet curves..old ones are best

i´d try CK1006 rectifier heh
DHT HA..with some amorph transformers... créme magnifique

Nahhhhhh. Amorphous cores have more detail and "air", but they don't have the same bass and body that a good EI core would give. Even audionote (as good as they are) doesn't have the same fat low end as some older sansui and RCA stuff.
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The schiit loki is back. But now Loki (mini) is an equalizer.

http://www.schiit.com/products/loki-1

If I were a betting man I would put money on a non mini coming out down the road in the asgard/lyr/bifrost size chassis coming out down the road if loki mini does well.
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The schiit loki is back. But now Loki (mini) is an equalizer.

http://www.schiit.com/products/loki-1

If I were a betting man I would put money on a non mini coming out down the road in the asgard/lyr/bifrost size chassis coming out down the road if loki mini does well.

Where does something like this Loki EQ go in the chain? from PC to DAC, DAC to AMP, AMP to Loki, Loki to headphones?
    
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Where does something like this Loki EQ go in the chain? from PC to DAC, DAC to AMP, AMP to Loki, Loki to headphones?

Wut? No.

Any modification to the signal should be done before the amplification. It would be PC DAC Loki Amp.

But since no one on this forum wants to see me cry, I know no one will buy one of these things anyways. wink.gif
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Wut? No.

Any modification to the signal should be done before the amplification. It would be PC DAC Loki Amp.

But since no one on this forum wants to see me cry, I know no one will buy one of these things anyways. wink.gif

i won't be buying one, if it was like $89 maybe. but thats a little out of my budget. im still debating whether or not to get Grace Design S DAC... my motherboard will vbe Coffee Lake... so MOBO DAC won't be god awful or anything... eh i dunno.

and if I do grace design it will be with USB Type C to the mobo, so cleaner power and less noise than regular USB
    
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