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post Mar 14 2016, 01:34 PM

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QUOTE(shin2l @ Mar 14 2016, 01:03 PM)
Hmmmm, not really recommend HDVD800 hmm.gif  hmm.gif

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anything wrong with it? thats made specifically for the hd800 right.
im more of a headphone guy tho, amp and dac not really important imo. will aim for better cans first.
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post Mar 14 2016, 01:44 PM

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QUOTE(GHBZDK @ Mar 14 2016, 01:34 PM)
anything wrong with it? thats made specifically for the hd800 right.
im more of a headphone guy tho, amp and dac not really important imo. will aim for better cans first.
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The sound from this setup (HDVD800 + HD800) is more like personal preference, to me the sound is more suitable to orchestra and classical.

Headphones also need good and suitable pairing especially flagship headphones, then it will shine cool.gif

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post Mar 14 2016, 01:58 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Mar 12 2016, 04:43 PM)
One day la, Im'ma get the HD800 used, do the Anax mod, and join this thread.
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Anax mod is passe. Super Dupont Resonator mod is the in thing. brows.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 12 2016, 09:35 PM)
In that case, might as well aim for the HD800S used. From what I understand, it's not just the damping material, but also some engineering that went into taming the 6Khz peak. Also, there's another HD800 mod popular recently, Tyll was talking about it here
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Tyll concluded that he preferred the Super Dupont Resonator HD800 with EQ.

But if one is not interested to mod and not use EQ, HD 800 S is the better choice.

QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 12 2016, 10:18 PM)
dont do 598, go all the way hd650
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Why not all the way to HD800 / HD800 S? wub.gif

QUOTE(shin2l @ Mar 14 2016, 01:03 PM)
Hmmmm, not really recommend HDVD800 hmm.gif  hmm.gif

You can try at Stars Picker whether it suits you or not smile.gif
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Why not the HDVD800? Apparently, it's one of the better solid state DAC/Amp to pair with the HD800 (and apparently so with the HD800 S)... Short of the Liquid Gold. bangwall.gif
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post Mar 14 2016, 02:09 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 14 2016, 01:58 PM)
Why not the HDVD800? Apparently, it's one of the better solid state DAC/Amp to pair with the HD800 (and apparently so with the HD800 S)... Short of the Liquid Gold.  bangwall.gif
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Haha, you are so desperate waiting your LG right? laugh.gif
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post Mar 14 2016, 02:49 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 14 2016, 01:58 PM)
Why not the HDVD800? Apparently, it's one of the better solid state DAC/Amp to pair with the HD800 (and apparently so with the HD800 S)... Short of the Liquid Gold.  bangwall.gif
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The main reason I never considered it is because it doesn't play well with planars, by several accounts. If you're only running the 800/800S with it, no worries. But as I wanted to use several different types of headphones from various makers, didn't think it was worth it.

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post Mar 14 2016, 04:07 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 14 2016, 01:58 PM)
Anax mod is passe. Super Dupont Resonator mod is the in thing.  brows.gif
Tyll concluded that he preferred the Super Dupont Resonator HD800 with EQ.

But if one is not interested to mod and not use EQ, HD 800 S is the better choice.
Why not all the way to HD800 / HD800 S?  wub.gif
Why not the HDVD800? Apparently, it's one of the better solid state DAC/Amp to pair with the HD800 (and apparently so with the HD800 S)... Short of the Liquid Gold.  bangwall.gif
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tried before hdvd with hd800s at canjam, it's very enjoyable
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post Mar 15 2016, 07:41 PM

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QUOTE(shin2l @ Mar 14 2016, 02:09 PM)
Haha, you are so desperate waiting your LG right? laugh.gif
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I am allowed to dream, right? biggrin.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 14 2016, 02:49 PM)
The main reason I never considered it is because it doesn't play well with planars, by several accounts. If you're only running the 800/800S with it, no worries. But as I wanted to use several different types of headphones from various makers, didn't think it was worth it.
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Yes, I've always seen HD800 pairing with tubes. I do agree if just running the HD800 / HD800 S, then the HDVD800 is worth but if you have other cans, then something else is required... Like the Liquid Gold. blush.gif

QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 14 2016, 04:07 PM)
tried before hdvd with hd800s at canjam, it's very enjoyable
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I've not tried the HDVD800. Might have to camp at Stars Picker to audition one of these days. nod.gif
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post Mar 15 2016, 08:10 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 15 2016, 07:41 PM)
I am allowed to dream, right?  biggrin.gif
Yes, I've always seen HD800 pairing with tubes. I do agree if just running the HD800 / HD800 S, then the HDVD800 is worth but if you have other cans, then something else is required... Like the Liquid Gold.  blush.gif 
I've not tried the HDVD800. Might have to camp at Stars Picker to audition one of these days. nod.gif
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Little Dot mk8se, very good tube amp for HD800 with reasonable price. smile.gif
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post Mar 15 2016, 09:05 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 15 2016, 07:41 PM)
Yes, I've always seen HD800 pairing with tubes. I do agree if just running the HD800 / HD800 S, then the HDVD800 is worth but if you have other cans, then something else is required... Like the Liquid Gold.  blush.gif 
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I'm a very huge fan of Schiit Audio, because their products have a great performance/price ratio. I started from their entry level, moved up to the Lyr 2 tube/SS hybrid, and am now at the Mjolnir 2 hybrid. You should give them a try also, much better value than CA or Sennheiser, and pretty much almost anyone else out there. If you're really committed to going to TOTL gear, that's a different story la, but for mid-tier gear, I don't think anyone comes close.

Alternatively, there's also Decware (US-made) and Feliks Audio (Polish) for tube-only amps that are highly-rated (know several contacts that love theirs). I generally steer clear from the China-made stuff because I don't trust their power components.

PS. I bought direct from Schiit Audio and had it shipped back, made sure to confirm there's no issue with warranty first as well. If you're interested in either of the others, you should also contact them first.

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post Mar 15 2016, 10:35 PM

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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Mar 15 2016, 08:10 PM)
Little Dot mk8se, very good tube amp for HD800 with reasonable price. smile.gif
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rclxms.gif Indeed I've read that combo sounds lovely. Prefer SS systems though. But then again if I audition it too much, I might end up liking it. bangwall.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 15 2016, 09:05 PM)
I'm a very huge fan of Schiit Audio, because their products have a great performance/price ratio. I started from their entry level, moved up to the Lyr 2 tube/SS hybrid, and am now at the Mjolnir 2 hybrid. You should give them a try also, much better value than CA or Sennheiser, and pretty much almost anyone else out there. If you're really committed to going to TOTL gear, that's a different story la, but for mid-tier gear, I don't think anyone comes close.

Alternatively, there's also Decware (US-made) and Feliks Audio (Polish) for tube-only amps that are highly-rated (know several contacts that love theirs). I generally steer clear from the China-made stuff because I don't trust their power components.

PS. I bought direct from Schiit Audio and had it shipped back, made sure to confirm there's no issue with warranty first as well. If you're interested in either of the others, you should also contact them first.
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Thanks for the tip. Yup, the Mjolnir comes highly recommended but I guess I've yet to be at the level and patience to mess around with tubes even though the Mjolnir is a hybrid. Hence my preference for SS. So that leaves me with Ragnorak ! laugh.gif

Anyway, if I were to get anything, it'll be a desktop DAC first. At first I had my eyes on the Bifrost or Gungnir Multibit DAC but people are claiming that the Mojo is on the same level as the Gungnir Multibit. I think for amp, my LC is sufficient for now. cool.gif

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 15 2016, 10:35 PM)
Thanks for the tip. Yup, the Mjolnir comes highly recommended but I guess I've yet to be at the level and patience to mess around with tubes even though the Mjolnir is a hybrid. Hence my preference for SS. So that leaves me with Ragnorak !  laugh.gif
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There's also the first-gen Mjolnir, but you'll have to wait for one to show up used tongue.gif

Edit: While I was pondering the Ragnarok, I did contact Schiit to ask if they modify the voltage (115V to 230V) on their products. Apparently they do, but you'll have to purchase your amp first, and then send it in to them, they charge up to $100 for the service, depending on model. In case you're thinking of getting a used unit from the States.

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i saw the yggdrasil and rag at canjam and man are they freaking huge!!
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QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 16 2016, 10:05 AM)
i saw the yggdrasil and rag at canjam and man are they freaking huge!!
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You're too pampered with the size of magni modi lol tongue.gif
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QUOTE(phillip88 @ Mar 16 2016, 10:15 AM)
You're too pampered with the size of magni modi lol  tongue.gif
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I've shrunk even more now since mojo us my AIO
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QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 16 2016, 10:22 AM)
I've shrunk even more now since mojo us my AIO
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I think I'd love that too. thumbsup.gif
Ain't building a big ass setup. One source one playback gear is the best to me.
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QUOTE(phillip88 @ Mar 16 2016, 10:27 AM)
I think I'd love that too. :thumbsup:
Ain't building a big ass setup. One source one playback gear is the best to me.
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power to hd650 is greatness
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QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 16 2016, 10:29 AM)
power to hd650 is greatness
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No doubt. That thing is packed with raw power, same as the Hugo.

Well, I did enjoy it very much. Everything you possibly want in that price bracket you'll get it.
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iphone + mojo + HD 238 = awesome portable
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I'm letting go my HD800 for those who are looking. can click my name to go to the thread
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post Mar 31 2016, 03:33 PM

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Good day guys! I'm new to the world of audiophile. I just got myself an HD598 recently with a very good price. I'm using the Audioengine D1 to drive these headphones. However, I do feel like its kind of lacking something in the treble. Will these improve over time? Is there any good budget amps recommended at the price around RM500-1000?

Thanks in advance!

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