What amp/dac & headphones/speakers are you using?

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  1. ajkun

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    What amp/dac & headphone/speakers are you using?
    Sharp SD-AT1000 Class D receiver(via optical in) to my MS-1's(with Jumbo pads and HD650 re-Cable, my TWcu cable broke ;_; )
    I have upgraditis, I'll probably buy a new set of HPs or a Fostex HP-A3 next week
     
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  2. Snufkin

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    Right now?
    Sansa Clip straight out to a pair of AKG K520.
     
  3. Stewey

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    Tonight it is MS-1's being fed by an AMB Gamma1 DAC and an AMB M^3 amp.

    When I feel like it I change from the MS-1's to the K702's or LCD-2's. I like the variety this set of headphones offers.
     
  4. ajkun

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    how are the LCD 2's? are they as awesome as they are made out to be? pretty much my current dream headphone.
     
  5. Stewey

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    To be honest the MS-1's get to about 70% of the LDC-2's for me. Though that last 30% really is worth it. They were my dream headphone for a long time as well and I am still completely stoked to have them.
    They are a bit of a hassle to wear being heavy with a fair amount of clamp force and are also hot in summer, very much worth it though.
     
  6. garetz

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    Audio-GD NFB-10WM + Senn HD800
     
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    Tonight, Macbook Pro + Brainwavz B2s.
     
  8. Linkin

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    Right now, iphone and imitation ibuds.

    At home, X-Fi Titanium, AD700's and a Sansui R-50
     
  9. dakiller

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    Audiodengine A5's from onboard soundcard for general stuff, movies, tv, youtube videos, etc.

    Beyer DT531, Beyer DT770, Alessandro MS2 from a DIY headphone amp, from an EMU1212m soundcard for serious music listening

    Etymotic HF2 from my iPhone for portable/at work
     
  10. Damn_Good

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    onkyo sr576 and dali concept 1 or Senn Hd555.
     
  11. swong

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    Audio-GD NFB 10 SE, switching between MS-1 and balanced DT880
     
  12. Snufkin

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    Now I'm swapping between an Audeze LCD3 and Beyer T1 from a Talisman T-33H :D
     
  13. pilooski

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    Burson HA-160D > Virtue One.2 > 47 Labs Lens > Sennheiser 598

    I'd like to try another DAC to see if I can get more out of the speakers. Though I'm a litte bit scared a new DAC will upset the balance and synergy.
     
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    Thinking V-moda m80 for portable sound on my 5th gen ipod.
     
  15. EpHeSuS

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    USB -> Audio-GD NFB3.1 -> Little Dot 1+ w/ Voshkod 6ZH1P-EV tubes -> Alessandro MS-Pro's
     
  16. Comma

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    Computer => Presonus Firebox => Presonus Headphone Amp => AD900's

    Not too crash hot at the moment, but good enough for gaming.

    Denon DCD - 710 AE => Denon PMA - 710 AE => B&W 686

    I have an old iPod which I take the digital out from to the Denon DCD to use the DAC there for some music too.
     
  17. ^catalyst

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    NI Komplete Audio 6, balanced to KRK Rokit 6 G2s. Wouldn't mind a sub, but really I need to get used to the speakers I think.
     
  18. Dicky

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    Sob. All my stuff is in storage till i find somewhere to live.

    Ipod Classic > Onkyo digital ipod dock >Lavry DA11 DAC >Adam Sub7 >Adam A5 Monitors

    Marantz CD80 > Onkyo Integra pre amp > Yamaha M45 power amp > Morduant Short MS-10 bookshelves.

    Macbook with Apple Lossless > Apogee Duet firewire DAC > Burson HA-160 Headphone amp > Sennheiser HD-600
     
  19. cippy

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    Got a few setups for both Headphone and Speaker listening but primarily for music listening I strictly go stereo:

    Foobar/Auzentech Prelude > Optical input to Yamaha RX-V663 - Zone 2 > B&W 685

    Headphones are split between a few but most of the time it's:

    Foobar/M2Tech hiFace > Coaxial input to Meier StageDAC > Talisman T-33H amp > Beyer T1's

    BTW Snufkin, how are the LCD 3's going for you?
     
  20. Tetsuma

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    Benchmark DAC1 > K701s
    ---------------------> Dynaudio BM5A MKIIs

    iPhone > Westone UM3X

    Snatching some HD600s next week too, just to check them out.
     

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