Post your headphone setup

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by barelyincollege, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. yotacowboy

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    Like for A Silver Mt. Zion.

    And an obviously well thought out system!

    Back years ago when I had WA3, the TS 5998 was revelatory in that amp. Rolling 6992s was splitting hairs, comparatively, back when rolling NOS 6992s from Europe was a relatively inexpensive endeavor ($20 or $30/pair) compared to the 5998. Nowadays, trying to track down NOS white vs. orange globe bugle boys would cost you nearly as much as that entire amp.
     
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    Small but SQ significant addition to my headphones setup. - Goldpoint SA1X between RME ADI-2 Pro and BHA-1. That allowed me to set volume on RME to 0, with Auto Ref, and set the BHA1 volume to 3PM.
    HD800S - more body, slightly better instrument separation and a touch darker tone. Improved layering, not easy to explain but instruments from the back were moved closer, I hear them better, but without flattening the sound stage.
    Small differences but the combination adds up to more relaxing listening experience withot compromising anything, at least to my ears.


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    One of my favorite uses for the Saga, a nice potentiometer. IMG_1710.jpg
     
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    ooh hey that was my little bear! Glad to see you enjoying it, how have you been liking it? :)

    p.s. Hope zach doesn't mad I put the zmfheadphones sticker on it haha.
     
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    An ultra linear tube amp that sounds like SS or a SS with warm transformers and a “tube midrange”? Or some superb cultural history from one of our greatest historians?? Hard to decide, really..luckily, I don’t have to!!

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    Pretty sweet! Since cleaning it the on switch is much quieter after a few Deoxit sessions. \/
     
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    My portable setup.
    DAP - Hiby R5
    IEM - IMR Acoustics Opus Mia with Null Audio cable.

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    Swapped out a vintage CD player (only used to lift up the stack) for a slightly newer vintage DAC. Also a Chi-fi switch box to select DAC input.

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    Wow. That Sfd dwarfs everything else!
     
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    @gixxerwimp, where did you get your connection conversion things for you hd6xx's?
     
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    Do forgive that my HD 600 is out of the shot sitting on one of my satellite stations... @wormcycle I quite like how you've got your wall organized! An the aesthetic of the space as a whole is stunning
     
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    No change in gear, but I got tired of my old headphone station and built a new one..

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    I replaced Moon 340iX with Raal's own HSA-1b direct drive headphone amplifier. The Moon is now on speaker duty, powering Quad Z3 floorstanders.

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    Looking at the combo where most of my head time consumed for the past three weeks, I realized I might reach to the life of uncompromised minimalist.

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    Soekris dac2541 → Audeze LCD-X 2021

    Value-wise this is the point (or at least one of such points) of diminishing return for myself. Can't think of any combination cheaper that makes me equally or even happier. Really couldn't imagine such an easy, complete, and tailored answer exists with this affordability. Viva 2021.

    I may not sell everything else because I don't have to. But the idea that I CAN do so anytime gives me a healthy amount of sanity.
     
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