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If you don't already have the HD650 in your collection and they're that close to the MassDrop retail price...then definitely and absolutely yes.
I'm gonna get it tomorrow, like that it's in a shade of dark blue (Midnight Blue, right?) so it'll stand out from my other cans. Trouble is, I have a few good cans that I'm afraid the HD6XX would sound like 'more of the same' (quoting Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen).headphone.gif Anyway, it's reasonably priced enough that I don't care, plus I don't have to wait......I did say I'm an instant gratification hoe, didn't I?biggrin.gif
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@silvrr, nice one smile.gif . Not blowing up is always a good sign biggrin.gif . What headphones are you pairing the Crack with and does it have the Speedball addon (on mobile so sorry if that info is in your signature)?

I have the HD6XX, no speedball on the crack. Wanting to hear one first before I take that plunge.

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Replace those 100uf caps. Those are your biggest bottleneck as far as quality goes.

Then get some mogami shielded microphone cable (single core) and use that for the cable going from your rcas to your volume pot. I also recommend changing your volume pot for an alps blue velvet pot. They are a lot nicer and are pretty transparent in the circuit. This mod would only be like 20 bucks with shipping and it would help cut out some crosstalk and make the sound stage a bit quieter.

The cap upgrade would cost a bit more, but it would be pretty much a direct upgrade to your sound.

I think the pot is my next upgrade. Also thinking of building a custom base for it. I have a lot of scrap wood that would be perfect for a base.
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Just in my idle browsing, I've found out there is only one place to get aftermarket wooden cups for Denons and their clones. I mean, I wouldn't expect Grado-level of options since Grado cups are really simple, but it was still kinda surprising.

And yes, I'm already poking around for mods to headphones that wont arrive until this weekend. DIY-itis is a horrible disease.
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What is coming that you bought? The post wasn't very clear, did you buy a new DAC? I so confuse

I was responding to the post about the TX0 smile.gif.

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I'm gonna get it tomorrow, like that it's in a shade of dark blue (Midnight Blue, right?) so it'll stand out from my other cans. Trouble is, I have a few good cans that I'm afraid the HD6XX would sound like 'more of the same' (quoting Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen).headphone.gif Anyway, it's reasonably priced enough that I don't care, plus I don't have to wait......I did say I'm an instant gratification hoe, didn't I?biggrin.gif

Yep...and here in the states I've abused Amazon's same-day shipping many times. Same-day shipping on quite a surprising number of items 7 days a week? Yeah....
 
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Your best bet is to go with a schiit modi 2 uber for 150, and use your corda with it. Save up to buy a better amp down the line.
I'll have to consider that, was just looking for more options than schiit.
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I got my shipping notification Monday evening I think....should be here Saturday. I'm pretty excited for them biggrin.gif.
Mine aren't scheduled to arrive until tuesday
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Got my HD6XX today, it looks almost black but shows blue with the flash on...

Since it's just about the weekend, I'm gonna chill and compare it against a select few of my other cans....using my Oppo HA1 to drive 'em all.
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@HL2-4-Life, I’ve heard the HD650s paired with the Oppo HA-1 and I thought it was a good combo so hopefully you’ll enjoy it too smile.gif .

I see you also have the HD800s in your collection (same here). Are these HD800 stock or have they been modded? What genres do you listen to and (after you get some time to test) what are your thoughts comparing the HD6xx vs HD800 smile.gif ?
   
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I'll have to consider that, was just looking for more options than schiit.
Mine aren't scheduled to arrive until tuesday

Yeah, mine is now updated to Tuesday as well frown.gif. I mean I waited this long.....so what's a couple more days tongue.gif.
 
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@HL2-4-Life, I’ve heard the HD650s paired with the Oppo HA-1 and I thought it was a good combo so hopefully you’ll enjoy it too smile.gif .

I see you also have the HD800s in your collection (same here). Are these HD800 stock or have they been modded? What genres do you listen to and (after you get some time to test) what are your thoughts comparing the HD6xx vs HD800 smile.gif ?
I have what can be described as an eclectic taste in music, from rock to pop to chamber/orchestral pieces, but I've noticed that I tilt a lot toward female vocals.....like Linda Ronstadt, Adele and Celine Dion to name but a few. Been listening to my K812 and HD6xx, the former is much more resolving with a wider soundstage......but the HD6xx has a slight bass boost and lets me enjoy music more (it's more euphonic).
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I'll have to consider that, was just looking for more options than schiit.
Mine aren't scheduled to arrive until tuesday

There isn't much unless you want to consider used. A used cambridge audio dac magic 100 would be a decent step up.
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I have what can be described as an eclectic taste in music, from rock to pop to chamber/orchestral pieces, but I've noticed that I tilt a lot toward female vocals.....like Linda Ronstadt, Adele and Celine Dion to name but a few. Been listening to my K812 and HD6xx, the former is much more resolving with a wider soundstage......but the HD6xx has a slight bass boost and lets me enjoy music more (it's more euphonic).

Celine is the worst recorded female vocalist of all time. You could listen to her stuff on the best audio system in the world and it will still sound like its being played on a grocery store PA system.
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