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Does what it's suppose to do. Process the audio and amplify the signal with as little problems as possible. Fits the bill, I like it. I actually rely on the fact that the quarter inch in is on the front panel not the back. Despite the cable clutter (power input on back), this allows me to swap between headphones and speakers in a few seconds. So I actually like it. If the quarter inch jack was on the back, it'd be much more clumsy to swap cables since the volume knob is on the front.

 

I hear hissing when I turn on gain and crank volume knob to 50-75%. No hiss with gain off no matter the volume. With HD800s, no gain switch and 15-35% on the knob is enough, so there is never any hiss. My little noise test was done by ear with no audio playing (so I can pick up the noise better).


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Does what it's suppose to do. Process the audio and amplify the signal with as little problems as possible. Fits the bill, I like it. I actually rely on the fact that the quarter inch in is on the front panel not the back. Despite the cable clutter (power input on back), this allows me to swap between headphones and speakers in a few seconds. So I actually like it. If the quarter inch jack was on the back, it'd be much more clumsy to swap cables since the gain switch is on the front.
Doesnt sound like your blown away with the sound quality.
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Doesnt sound like your blown away with the sound quality.

Well I mean, I just want my dac to process sound as is and the amp do its job. The rest is all up to my headphones, and the headphone each person prefers varies.

It's 4am and I'm having a hard time sounding excited about anything in my current mental state. :D

It's good and I recommend it. That's all. People gonna mad if I talk about O2 like it's a holy grail, lol.


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Well I mean, I just want my dac to process sound as is and the amp do its job. The rest is all up to my headphones, and the headphone each person prefers varies.
It's 4am and I'm having a hard time sounding excited about anything in my current mental state. biggrin.gif
It's good and I recommend it. That's all. People gonna mad if I talk about O2 like it's a holy grail, lol.
I have had the HD800 paired with 3 different amps and a couple dacs. There is definitely a noticeable difference. IMO the best amp to pair with the HD800 is an amp with a full bodied sound signature. Amps that have a drier signature can make the HD800 sound very thin and bass-light. I have never heard the O2, just was wondering.
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I have had the HD800 paired with 3 different amps and a couple dacs. There is definitely a noticeable difference. IMO the best amp to pair with the HD800 is an amp with a full bodied sound signature. Amps that have a drier signature can make the HD800 sound very thin and bass-light. I have never heard the O2, just was wondering.
Ssssure they do rolleyes.gif
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I both love and hate this thread. sweet setups...such sweet setups. gat dayum
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Picked up a pair of Phillips Fidelio X1's and a Sound Blaster ZX - I'm actually not that impressed with the setup, I am coming from just on-board and a pair of Razer Megalodons. I'm going to give it time to burn in and try to adjust the EQ settings, but even after a days use, I doubt I'll ever invest in another sound setup again, it's not 'night and day' like some people feel it is. No idea what's up for me
     
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bought a Parasound HCA-750A power amplifier yesterday for $30 and got these made in Japan silver Realistic Minimus 7 speakers last week for $12





i have said before but these little minimus speakers make great computer speakers you can easily power them with a little t-amp ....if you see them out and about well worth picking up if priced reasonably
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Picked up a pair of Phillips Fidelio X1's and a Sound Blaster ZX - I'm actually not that impressed with the setup, I am coming from just on-board and a pair of Razer Megalodons. I'm going to give it time to burn in and try to adjust the EQ settings, but even after a days use, I doubt I'll ever invest in another sound setup again, it's not 'night and day' like some people feel it is. No idea what's up for me
You just havent had the right setup bud. biggrin.gif
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What an I missing now? I am, willing to invest a little more to improve the sound. I'm going to give it some burn in time, but at least the vocal side of things are not too good for me yet
     
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