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awww, I thought that the 580s had a better sounding driver in them, and the 580s are not eing made anymore, I thought they had more bass, truly it doesn't matter to me much, I have the 650s, and like them, although a pair of HD600s/580s may be my next purchase after I venture into allesandro/grado land...
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HD650s are the bassier, darker ones, not the HD580s.
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awww, I still want more bass, well at least I got the DT770 pro 80s for that now... soon as the headband is stretched some more, so it doesn't vice grip my head...
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awww, I still want more bass, well at least I got the DT770 pro 80s for that now... soon as the headband is stretched some more, so it doesn't vice grip my head...
I still want me some DT770, did you buy them from FPShero over at head-fi? cause i was gonna buy those than when I went back to the sale, they were sold.
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What do you mean, best?

They both have the same drivers. Call up sennheiser and ask for replacement HD580 drivers, they'll send you HD600 drivers. They're the same headphone, just different cable, different grille, and different (ugly) paint job.
Main reason im not getting the 600s
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Hd580 and HD600 use the same drivers. HD650 uses HD650 drivers. Swap the grills on HD580's and you have a pair of HD600's (with minor cosmetic differences)
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Good because the 600s look like an interior designer picked the colors for it. Are metal grilles easy to get for the 580? are they easy to put on?
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Power 1 came in today.

Yay!

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I'll be testing it in just a bit.

The cable is way fatter than the Zu Birth that I have.

Curious to see if any sonic differences are noticeable.
    
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The opus is very nice as it can be expanded to suit your needs. I see there is now a 4:1 module so you could potentially have USB, Optical, Coax, input

There are two ways to get an Opus. As a bare PCB then you order the parts and populate it yourself (probably saving yourself some $) or as a populated and tested board. this is how most are sold. The Opus Kit that I purchased came with:
LCDPS (low current dual power supply) this board has to be populated, but all parts are through hole
Opus: the only thing I had to solder on was the terminal blocks, which are optional you can solder your input,output,power wires directly to the board if you want, and the output caps. so again all through hole components, and only a handfull
Opus USB Module: I had to solder on the caps, terminal blocks and USB jack. I think enough said

So really, if you have minimal solder skills and can do casework then you can build an Opus yourself. the majority of the work will be casework. (the part I least enjoy)




it really depends on your build. most people use the Opus or Buffalo with an output stage, this puts you at almost $300 for populated boards all you need to do is add an enclosure, hook-up wire, jacks/hardware, and toroids. But that will put you well over $300



For $300ish enclosed you'd be looking at an Opus or Buffalo w/o an output stage, not a bad way to go, but not quite as good as it could be. I'll be running an Opus directly to my max





the largest difference will be between output stages

from twistedpearaudio.com An Alien is more popular, but requires more soldering. I'm receiving a board for an even smaller USB DAC 1"x2" pcb
That sounds right around what he's looking at. I figure the x-fi plat + the bs he paid before wont sound as good as this anyways. one question though. Although i would love to tackle this whole project, i can't. Im only able to give him advice, and no one else at Nexgen is into audio AND soldering, or would even care. All im basically able to do is tell him what to buy, so it will practiacally have to be plug and play. They guy im getting this for will *most* likley be buying a Darkvoice 336i for his dt770pro's (not the best option but will provide enough power, and clarity for what he needs. Also looks sexy). Anything or anyway i can get an average or above average usb DAC ready to use for under 300?
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I still want me some DT770, did you buy them from FPShero over at head-fi? cause i was gonna buy those than when I went back to the sale, they were sold.
yup and now hes joined OCN too I had to refer him to my account here as I have very little standing on headfi... I just buy stuff there...
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