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Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

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Hi is it possible to use the s6 as a balanced dac and pair it with a different balanced amp? Sorry I'm kinda new to all this and I'm trying to go for a fully balanced setup.
Isn't the DAC chip 4495S is outdated now? Is this still worth buying? The replacement with new chip with Velvet sound should be coming up right?
" While the S6 can adequately power headphones from its balanced port, this unit is at its best when stacked with the S7 and used as the DAC in the setup, as the S7 is a significantly more powerful amplifier. "

So basically your looking at $750 here per the description. Brilliant to pickup an amp / dac unit only to need a separate amp from the same manufacturer to meet their recommended setup. That's basically like buying a Civic and having the dealer recommend an Acura if you want full leather seating with Bose sound but encouraging you to buy both since the Civic gets better gas mileage.

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Rosiebar
No, not really. Aune includes a headphone amp with all of their DAC's as far as I'm aware. The S6's primary function is as a DAC, the amplifier is just extra.
Rosiebar
Whatever!
I have the Sennheiser HD6xx and is there a big difference between the S7 and the X7S?
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Buckaboo
I have both and yeah the difference is very significant
ares347
Can you describe the sound of the S7 versus the X7S?
Is the s6 fully balanced (has balanced dac) or is it just the amp that is balanced?
Ultramabi
Going by their diagram, they do state XLR Balanced line output (L/R): http://en.auneaudio.com/index.php?s=Home/Article/detail/id/148.html. Output voltage is also higher at 4 Vrms for XLR vs. RCA at 2 Vrms.
Can anyone tell me the differences I could expect between the Aune s6 and the Topping DX7s, I’m looking for a stand alone balanced DAC and won’t be using amp section as I already have an Aune X7S as my amplifier. I would like to get opinions on what would be best match and any other suggestions as to other Balanced DAC’s that would sound good and pair well with my Aune X7S. Thanks for any feedback!
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Got the X7S amp great amp but no balanced inputs just RCA’s a balanced out on front so amp itself is balanced but can’t use with balanced DAC as no inputs for such. Thinking of going with Hifime UDA38Pro DAC (ES9038Pro and SA9227 DAC and Amp chip sets respectively) on their Web site it’s listed for $249.00 not ballanced but it’s gotten a lot of good reviews!
Esten
Thnx for the reply!
Can't seem to find the S7's output impedance values anywhere. Anyone can point me in the right direction ?
Thanks.
Maxxevv
eh... can't find a reliable source but I've seen several references to 10 ohm (and no output type listed). Given the partially balanced nature of this design it would be hard to speculate what correlation the TRS vs XLR output have.
ElectronicVices
Thanks,. I couldn't find anything conclusive either.
I assume the absence of a specification means this is not a good choice for 600 ohm headphones. Yes?
bigjim
They give you enough reference points with the 300ohm load. If an amp handles 300ohm well there is rarely that big of a difference in 600ohm output. If only 32ohm load was quoted I would be much more concerned as a lack of voltage swing could be hidden. Don't put 100% of your eggs into the measurement basket, most manufacturers post the ones that look good and often have limited test bands. I'm of the opinion that measurements without detailed listing of the testing parameters are almost meaningless. I also like to balance subjective and objective information, everyone and everything has a bias. Reading between the lines is vital in this hobby, as is finding your own modus operandi.
What is the difference in the S7 and the Cayin iha-6 headphone amp?
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Not really, you're still going to have a single-ended signal, or one that's converted to balanced by a phase splitter.
Ditto on what wondroushippo said... if the device doesn't output enough power for you it might be of some benefit. Based on the specs of the 6xx and this amp I don't see the SE side having trouble pushing that headphone. FYI this config won't work on the Cayin SE to SE and Balanced to Balanced, no splitting or summing.