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STX for $125 shipped (newegg open box)
HD 555 for $59.99 (79.95 on amazon minus 20 GC)


I have the HD555 too and the STX is coming in the mail. $155 Brand New cool.gif
    
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I got an AIWA NSX-D55 complete with floor subwoofer and hooked it into my PC wia Optical cable. Lovely 5.1 Dolby Digital~
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I finally got my replacement amp. Took nearly 2 weeks from ordering the original to getting a working one.

Really impressed with the sound, more impressed with the mids than the bass (i thought valve amps had amazing bass). But it's good all round. Looking at getting a better DAC next month.

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I finally got my replacement amp. Took nearly 2 weeks from ordering the original to getting a working one.

Really impressed with the sound, more impressed with the mids than the bass (i thought valve amps had amazing bass). But it's good all round. Looking at getting a better DAC next month.

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Try rolling tubes, some have more bass than others. OTL amps generally don't play well with low impedance headphones so that could be part of the problem. I'm not sure which you have, but I noticed the switch is on "Low."
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I have 250 ohm DT770s. I can't decide whether i prefer it on high or low. I know i definitely prefer the left output though.

I haven't looked into replacement tubes yet, just using the ones that came with it. I'll have a look now, thanks.
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I have 250 ohm DT770s. I can't decide whether i prefer it on high or low. I know i definitely prefer the left output though.

I haven't looked into replacement tubes yet, just using the ones that came with it. I'll have a look now, thanks.

Different tubes are definitely worth a go, I was pretty shocked at difference in sound when I tried an alternative to those that came with my amp.
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I need to do some reading.

And possibly let them burn in.
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I need to do some reading.

And possibly let them burn in.

Most of the time you can hear what direction a tube is going in after 40 hours. After 100 hours it'll be settled in for the long haul, but will change subtlety until 200 hours, give or take.
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I think I need to re-think my desk situation.
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