The All Purpose Advice Thread

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  1. rayfalkner

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    Shure SRH1540? Good reputation around here. Never really had the times to listen to it for an extended amount of proper sessions but its comfort is good; something that quite often got overlooked when looking for headphones.

    At a lower price point, Oppo PM-3 also seems to be mentioned a lot by the folks; I don't have any personal experience listening to it for now.

    and... NAD VISO HP50 is a very, very strong contender for a closed headphones that won't break the bank IMO. I've listened to it couple of times at meets and oh my gosh I love that headphones, and this comes from someone who usually prefer a brighter presentation of music.
     
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    personally i hate there sound sig, but you might like the mdrz7 (you can find for way less then msrp)
     
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  3. zerodeefex

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    Save, get a used Paradox.
     
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    Is there a huge difference between the Enigma and the Paradox that warrants the $400 jump? If I were to get a pair what kind of amp/dac would I need to pair it with to get the best sound quality?

    I will have to see if I can find someone with these in my area to demo them.

    Can you link me to some charts?
     
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    do a search on change star i think marv did a review and measurements
     
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    Will do. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
     
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    The Enigma is made with hand made cups, a custom headband and more. It's really a labor of love. CEE TEE prefers the Enigmas and I prefer the Paradox Slant.

    I find they work well with a modest setup. I suspect a Bifrost MB and Lyr 2 with SS tubes would rock. I use mine with a Geek Out V2 at work via balanced and find it to be a great little setup.
     
  8. rayfalkner

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    Ah that's right, Paradox Slants.
    I've been really curious about it, much loved by the folks around and -when one disregards any subjective musical taste- seems to at least isolate well isn't it?

    Probably I should try to get one for an office use.
     
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    Closed and neutral? Alpha Dogs to me are more bass heavy and have a glare in the treble. Neutral-ish. You know, you might want to consider a T50RP Mk3. Surprisingly good and cheap! It's more or less Fostex's modded T50RP, haha.

    What is your stack exactly? The T50RPs like power.
     
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    Currently the budget Schiit stack, Magni and Modi.
     
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    Hello

    Does anyone know if the updated Black Widow will have adjustable gain settings? And what is the output impedance of the amp?

    Thanks!
     
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    Anyone here heard the Lambert Play It By Ear at a meet or otherwise? I can get one for a good price, but wanted to get some opinions on it first.
     
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    Does anybody have any experience with the Peachtree Nova DAC/Integrated Amp/Headphone Amp. I have seen these before at stereo shops but they were never really on my radar, although I do own a pair of the excellent ERA D3 speakers by the same company. A neighbor is looking to sell off his at a VERY good price. It is a hybrid SS/tube amp with an integrated amp that can drive speakers and a head out. It also had a slot for a Sonos streamer which I happen to own. And it uses a remote which is great for me as my setup (unlike most everyone else) is not desktop. So, it seems like a nice overall package that would meet a lot of my needs and I suspect the amp will be an improvement over what I am currently using for speakers.

    But I am wondering if the headphone section is any good. Well, and also whether the DAC is any good as well. Alternatively, I had been thinking about either the Mojo/Gungnir Multibit stack (multibit) or Lyr/Bifrost MB stack or the Cavalli Carbon amp in lieu of the Schiit amp. But none of those will drive speakers. Just wondering if this might be a good enough all-in-one space-saving solution or if I should just deal with separates and try to figure out the best head amp/DAC combo and stick with my current integrated for speakers.

    Anyway, aside from opinions on the Schiit products, which are, of course, welcome but also voluminous in other threads, I would really like to hear any opinions on the Peachtree from anyone with experience. Thanks.
     
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    Anyone have any thoughts about the new DT-1770. Considering buying that or the Ether-C (I know, huge price difference) for my next closed pair.
     
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    Whoa, that is a tough one. I did like the Dt1770 over the Ether C, but did not spend enough time with either to consider spending that kind of money on them.
     
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    EDIT: Stuck with my Krell Klone.
     
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    What did you like about them versus the Ether C?
     
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    Ether C to me is distant, boring, low resolution, canned, needs volume to wake it up. Just first impressions and in a single configuration, mind.

    Dt-1770 - for a Beyer, warmish, bass is more prominent than other Beyers, mids nice maybe a bit too rich and set back a hair, no bothersome treble spike. Decent overall and worth about $399 in my eyes.
     
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    I have only heard the Bryston at RMAF a year or two ago. Every can I plugged into it seemed to do the cans no favors. Kind of bright and a bit thin kind of like a Yulong D200 combo, maybe it was the "I can't remember the dac" that was fronting it.
     
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    I thought the T50RP Mk3 was noticeably better than either of these. See my comments in the RMAF Impressions thread.
     

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