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Old 16th July 2017, 9:33 AM   #6016
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Your Conductor will attenaute too much treble and upper mid energy if you get the Aeon's. I'd go with the Aeon over the 1990.
Cheers for that. Suggestions on a dac/amp then? Similar price bracket?
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Old 16th July 2017, 9:40 AM   #6017
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Cheers for that. Suggestions on a dac/amp then? Similar price bracket?
I don't know any good in production amplifiers within the Conductors price range unless we are talking $3500 + or diy. Sorry.
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Old 16th July 2017, 9:47 AM   #6018
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Ouch! Ah well... any recommendations for what to use with the Aeon's at all then? I am basically after something 'reasonable' and hence was looking at the Conductor, but also the Oppo HA-1 too. Are you suggesting the next step is something like a Stax SRM7? If so, what about DAC? I had been using an old Dac-Lite for this job previously, but it seems that basic sound-cards do just as good a job as this used to.
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Old 16th July 2017, 10:01 AM   #6019
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I suppose another way of going would be suggestions for a desktop dac/amp/cans setup for around $3k? Ideas or recommendations for something that will work with EDM and other music styles?

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Old 16th July 2017, 10:21 AM   #6020
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Ouch! Ah well... any recommendations for what to use with the Aeon's at all then? I am basically after something 'reasonable' and hence was looking at the Conductor, but also the Oppo HA-1 too. Are you suggesting the next step is something like a Stax SRM7? If so, what about DAC? I had been using an old Dac-Lite for this job previously, but it seems that basic sound-cards do just as good a job as this used to.
Stax SRM727 is an electrostatic headphone amplifier not for planar or dynamic driver headphones. I have a heavily modified Lite DAC which uses a custom SRPP dual triode output stage and it sounds nice, comparable to similar units sporting R2R D/A ic in the thousand dollar range. There are some circuit errors with the Lite DAC that needs to be fixed to sound decent to good especially if you're using the existing opamp output stage.

For headphone amp recommendations I'd start with the Violectric V281 then work up to the Questyle CMA600.

For diy solutions I recommend Kevin Gilmore's KSA-5, updated super symmetry Dynahi or a used Dynahi.
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Old 16th July 2017, 11:03 AM   #6021
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Cheers again; I have also been reading up more on the Questyle 600... certainly seems to be very good bang for the $$, and people saying it drives planars well too. Too many choices here I think!! But... now leaning more towards the Questyle 600i and MrSpeakers Aeons
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Old 16th July 2017, 11:39 AM   #6022
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Get the CMA600i, its a good solid state amplifier that is pretty neutral sounding, pairs well with most headphones too. Tyll from Innerfidelity likes it for planars.

If I didn't own over 20 amplifiers I would get one.
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Awesome advice, thanks Matt
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Old 16th July 2017, 8:52 PM   #6024
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looking to get some Bluetooth headphones fro travelling to and from work, as i'm tired of cables.

i have a few pairs of Audio Technica cans at home and usually use Sennheiser cx400ii in ear buds when traveling.

was thinking about buying the following.

Audio Technica ATH-ANC40BT In Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones with Bluetooth

anybody tried these ?
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Old 16th July 2017, 8:53 PM   #6025
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QC30 for wireless buds or QC35 for wireless cans.
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QC30 for wireless buds or QC35 for wireless cans.

i would agree as a friend has the qc35, but the Bose buds are more than 2.5x the cost of the buds i was looking into.
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If you can live with wired you can get the qc20's which are around 1/2 price of the 30's or 35's
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I got Astros Gen 1 wireless, A50 but hate forgetting to recharge it

Im after a headset for music/gaming on pc and playing ps4.

After some research, seems like the Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro is heaps highly recommend gaming headset combo thats much better then the recommended Cloud x2 gaming headset.

Was going to up the Philips SHP9500 to the Philips x2 but a new version coming out.

Thinking of going:
1) Get the Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro as dedicated gamer
2) Spend $300 on a headphone for music one

or

1) Philips X2 (new model about hit with better breathable cups) + V-MODA BoomPro

or

1) Spend $500 on a open headphone use it for both + modmic 5.0

Any one offer some suggestions?
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Old 17th July 2017, 7:32 PM   #6029
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Just get this:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 18th July 2017, 2:42 PM   #6030
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I got Astros Gen 1 wireless, A50 but hate forgetting to recharge it

Im after a headset for music/gaming on pc and playing ps4.

After some research, seems like the Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro is heaps highly recommend gaming headset combo thats much better then the recommended Cloud x2 gaming headset.

Was going to up the Philips SHP9500 to the Philips x2 but a new version coming out.

Thinking of going:
1) Get the Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro as dedicated gamer
2) Spend $300 on a headphone for music one

or

1) Philips X2 (new model about hit with better breathable cups) + V-MODA BoomPro

or

1) Spend $500 on a open headphone use it for both + modmic 5.0

Any one offer some suggestions?
I know little about the Phillips. But between the mod mic and vmoda. I would say go Vmoda if you can. Which of course requires a detachable stereo cord. But the Vmoda sounds better than the Modmic 4.0 (not sure about the 5.0) and is alot cheaper.

But honestly, I would not base a purchase around one or the other. Just pick some good cans, then a mic to suit.

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My vote would be audio technica.

Shame you missed the sale JB had on these. They had both the open and closed back versions for $239 which by far the cheapest I've seen them.

I ran the ADG1 (based on the 700 series) for gaming. And 900x's for everything else. Eventually I decided, I preferred the isolation of the 900x's and sold the ADG1's and bought a modmic 5.0 for my 900x's.

Ive paired the combo with a Astro TR mixamp. Which works perfectly with my xbox and PC setup.

I have been in love with the A900x's for 2 years now and glad I decided to just use them. They sound amazing for everything. They dont need to be driven by an amp, but even the Astro mix amp gives them even more life.

I would 100% recommend the closed or open back versions of the 900x's and throwing a Modmic on.

HOWEVER. If the cans are gonna stay home, just buy the headset variant the ADG1x or AG1x (based on the 900x series). The mic is very high quality maybe even better than the modmic or vmoda which saves you some cash because the up charge for the headset over the can's isnt much.

One disadvantage (well maybe an advantage for some) is the 900x's have 3m long braided cable which I find a pain to manage. Coupled with the modmic 5.0 I have this massive guitar lead sized cord that doesnt wrap well to deal with.

I am debating doing a removable cable mod to manage this issue. But not sure I can be bothered or want to risk destroying my beloved cans. One mod I did do however was swamp the Pleather pads out for soft fabric ones, which have help immensely with sweaty ears and fatigue.
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