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Can headamps designed for electrostatics also be used for planars and dynamics? Dec 15, 2018

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    1. PTS
      PTS
      Can headamps designed for electrostatics also be used for planars and dynamics?
      1. PTS
        PTS
        I wrote HiFiMan customer service to ask if they plan on releasing a high-end amplifier that's less expensive than the rarely seen EF1000 ($12k). I told them I have planar and dynamic headphones, and they recommended the Jade II. "Isn't that exclusively for electrostatic headphones?" I asked, to which they replied "It will work great, you just need an adapter".
        Dec 15, 2018
      2. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        Lol, it's possible but it would be madness to do it that way in your case. It's basically a transformer to convert the voltage up and down, works for Stax headphones as well.

        But as default option for planar and dynamic... they've got to be joking.
        Dec 15, 2018
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      3. PTS
        PTS
        I suspected HiFiMan were giving me bad advice. We shouldn't be THAT surprised, huh?
        Dec 15, 2018
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    2. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      If you find one or more Gen V's at a good price, let me know. I borrowed clem's Gen V for a couple months and it's the best DAC I've ever heard for my own preferences. PCM63s are magical, and the analog implementation is incredible. Such a liquid and dynamic sound, and *amazing* bass
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I've never had a high-end Schiit DAC at home for direct comparison in my own system, though I've heard all of them multiple times on separate occasions and at meets and at the Schiitr and whatnot. I borrowed @Clemmaster 's Gen V for a couple months though, and I miss it frequently.
        Nov 30, 2018
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Not confident enough to make any sweeping statements in terms of comparison w/ Schiit DACs until I can do direct comparison, but the Gen V immediately stands out as being a slamming, ballsy, slightly warm DAC, and I've never heard bass with a better texture or dynamic rendering.

        All I know is that queueing up the Gen V after a few days of warm-up was one of my most memorable moments in the hobby.
        Nov 30, 2018
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      5. rlow
        rlow
        I will have to keep an eye out for one on the used market. I had always assumed it was just an earlier/lesser Yggdrasil.
        Nov 30, 2018
    3. PTS
      PTS
      Recommendations for non-protruding IEMs that are comfy when pressed into a pillow? I'm a weirdo that needs ambient sound to help me sleep.
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      2. elguapo
        elguapo
        Audio Technica earphones are pretty flat and comfortable. I've layed on a pillow with my LS200 without issue.
        Aug 23, 2018
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        By far the flattest and easiest to sleep in for me are the Shures. Have a look at the SE215 if you want a relatively inexpensive place to start, they're not the most ultra-hifi sound ever- very warm, but are comfy and robust as hell. I've drifted off accidentally with those in a few times now, with no ill effects.
        Aug 23, 2018
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    4. Oddioman
      Oddioman
      Hey friend,
      New to the forum but I wanted to reach out and get an updated opinion on your pranafidelity monitors. I just got back from the show in the Newport area and fell in love with their sound.

      Could you give me your opinion based on your time with them? What do you have driving them?

      Thanks!

      Scott
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      3. PTS
        PTS
        With higher wattage (for better driver grip) I'm still exploring, but the 150W Odyssey Stratos does an admirable job. If you're in SoCal, you're welcome to come listen.
        Jun 3, 2018
      4. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Whenever I see someone start a conversation with “friend” I expect them to be a hair’s breathe away from pulling out a 6-shooter and putting a few holes in their new acquaintance.
        Jun 4, 2018
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      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I met Steven in a context unrelated to audio, and found him to be smart, sincere, curious, and grounded, Fwiw. Can't speak to his products as I have no experience with them, but he is someone I would not hesitate to do business with in any context. Again, fwiw.
        Jun 4, 2018
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