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Aune T1 SE MK3 Headphone DAC/Amp

Aune T1 SE MK3 Headphone DAC/Amp

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On another note: I'm tempted by this dac/amp because even on what little I've heard of tube sound I've found quite enjoyable. The trouble is the output impedance of 10 Ohms which is really not ideal for sensitive IEMs and may be even worse for IEMs that have BA drivers. Has anyone tried this or another 10 Ohm output impedance amplifier (such as the SMSL Sap II) with the following adapter https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/headphone-attenuation-adapter/ ? And if so, how well did it work in your opinion?
Anyone paired this dac/amp with the Fostex T50RP? More specifically the T50RP Mk2 Argon if possible.
is the Line-out variable? Asking if I can use this as a volume control for my active speakers.

Also, would the signal be cut-off automatically on the line-out if you plug in HPs in the 6.3mm port at front?
I’m im interested in using this as a DAC. I have the Massdrop 02 amp arriving tomorrow, but hahave been using a Bravo 2 with Golden Lion tube in conjunction with a Zorloo ZuperDac For the last month. I find this to be a pretty decent combination, and have it on my desktop at work. I use it to drive a set of Hifiman HE-400i’s, Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 ohm, and Massdrop HD 6xx’s. Having come to like the tubish sound out of this combo I’m very curious about the sound out of a tube DAC. What are people’s thoughts on this proposed 02+T1 combo? I’m also looking forward to hearing what the 02 amp is going to sound like in comparison. I’ll probably add an 0DAC to the mix soon as well.

Also, I’m new to this if it isn’t obvious. Whenever I take up a hobby I tend to go all-in. For home I ordered the Cavalli CTH Tube Hybrid. This will replace the Dragonfly Black that I’ve been using at home and on the go. At home I have tended to use either my Massdrop HE-4xx’s or DT 770’s. I’m trying to keep things relatively inexpensive until I figure out what type of sound I like the most. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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From what I've experimented with so far I think using the Aune as a dac only is the way to go. I find the sound better using some Schiit :0 to power my stuff over Aune.

I have my eye on pairing the Aune with the Darkvoice 336SE/6XX. From what I've read the 6XX and Darkvoice are match made for each other and I'll probably grab it on the next drop. Tube on tube sounds extremely fun! I'll probably end up tube rolling eventually :) Like I said before this hobby can get expensive.

Using the Aune alone isn't a bad experience so give it a try before you spend a boat load of $. Between solid state and tube I find things to be different and not exactly one better than the other. Whatever you decide I hope you love it and remember this is only my subjective opinion!
cKreepyOh
Thanks for your reply to me on the Aune. I was leaning heavily to buying it but now that the Little Dot MK II has dropped again I'm going to go with that. I may well pick an Aune up the next time it's dropped just to try it out. Yes, an expensive hobby indeed! In the meantime, I'll continue to rely on a portable Amp/DAC for my DAC, Right now that is either the Dragonfly Black when I'm at home, or Zorloo ZuperDac on my work setup. I got the Massdrop 02 amp on Monday and have been A/B comparing it with the Bravo 2 and have actually found the differences between the two to be subtle. I guess that should not surprise as the Bravo 2 is a hybrid. I do find it to have a warmer sound with the HD 6xx's, and it takes the sharp edge off of my HE 400i's as well. The 02 amp I have found to be very smooth sounding as well, but not as much as the Bravo 2. I can't wait to get the Little Dot, and I will also have the Cavalli Tube Hybrid to play with as I just received that today.
sorry I am quite new to the topic.
some say that tube dac/amp do not work well with planar headphones.
I joint the drop for the hifiman 4xx.
now I am looking for some dac/amp setup for about 300 USD.
will this tube work? how about the xduoo ta-10?
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Agreed on the SR80. Great sounding headphones for the money. That said, for my tastes they are a little to bright and fatiguing. That's what got me looking for new headphones in the first place. They are also uncomfortable to wear for more than 45 minutes.
mindhead1
I know exactly what you are talking about lol.. i used modded sr60i's for years before i got my 598se's. It was a big step back in sound quality IMO, but i needed more comfort as i often where them for long periods. My current dailies check every box for me though, MK2 t50rp Argons.
Too expensive for what it offer
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I mean the pads were just... old... the one on the top;) a great find, they have a new home.
rastus
Niiiiiiice
If I understand the bluebox info correctly, the unit does not come with the Gold Lion tube it's supposed to include from the factory? Or is the Gold Lion tube a different brand from the one included in the box? Sorry, I'm a newb when it comes to hybrid designs like these... thanks!
JakeRoberts
Looks like this time around you are getting the base Electro-Harmonix tube. I would not be put-off, just start shopping on eBay, or go to a tube site such as thetubestore.com. A review covering tubes: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/aune-t1.14924/reviews I am getting my second used Aune T1, to mod and as a graduation gift with a set of used HD580's. I plan on doing a few more as Grad gifts, my Anti-MP3 battle... getting used T1's as I am modding, so then no concern about warranty. A Retro-Future combo, to pique a millennial's interest long enough, to notice what 24/96 really is... This is a very nice sounding DAC/Tube SS Amp that can drive most anything with aplomb.

A very nice tube I'm sure: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mullard-E188CC-6922-Gold-Pin-Amplitrex-Tested-Balanced-Triodes-Holland/152936288543?hash=item239bb6911f:g:AWkAAOSwdPtaoLYZ

There are deals always popping up on eBay, just got 4 USN Sylvania 6922's @ $21.50 each shipped; for these gift projects:

rastus
Thanks for the reply and for the resource links, gotta do some reading now! 👍🏼
How much was the last price this was sold ?
Do you prefer this over xduoo ?
Do you prefer the mk3 over the mk2
Lots of misinformation that these wont drive low impedance planars...not true!
switch gain setting to 2 on bottom of unit..default is set to 1 and there are 3 gain settings.
exeception would be HE6’s....This unit is great with both my hd650s and Alpha Dogs
how does this compare to xduoo ta01?
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I have the ta01, but its power jack is very loose. Just wanna know if this one has a better sound or better quality.
njsc321
Mine was well presented in package and is built like a tank. No issues and I used it daily for 6 months without issues.. I still use it as a secondary unit. My guess is that it is step up from your ta01. Aune builds decent entry level stuff