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Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp

Aune X7S Balanced Headphone Amp

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pries ?????
hey i just got the x7s and am really enjoying it so far, i'm not sure why but the audio out doesn't seem to be sending a signal to powered speakers, anyone have an idea what maybe the problem? thanks.
emerz
unplug the headphones, or if you have an adaptor in the headphone in then it won't work
Utkarsh97
Thanks I'll give this a try
I'm getting noise and volume inconsistency in the left channel on the traditional jack output I don't hear this via RCA out or in the balanced jack. Hoping they will replace it as this is very annoying.
Somewhatdamaged81
Well just got my answer, no warranty even though I bought this 5 months ago. Beware if you have a problem they will not stand behind their products!
Somewhatdamaged81
Same here
You can get this on eBay for 250 shipped. MD must be banking on recent 6xx buyers watching Zeos's X7s & 6xx review videos to impulse buy this. I know I've impulse bought items after watching his videos. FYI, if one were in China, they could pick this up for between 180 and 200 USD at the current RMB/USD exchange rate.
How well can these drive the mrspeakers aeons in terms of both balanced and standard outputs?
porky
Very well. This will drive any headphone perfectly fine.
So last time you charged for the color and the voltage .Now your charging for the power supply ,this is very shady .By the way why does the lower voltage cost more .
Von45King
Because they know more people are going to buy this in the U.S. so they can get more money.
$250 if you buy it from Aune direct. I really dont understand why this drop is always like this. That $80 110v option has got to be a mistake. You guys usually aren't trying to screw us that bad.
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Not if you know how to ebay shop
mahee
I used to buy and sell for several years....learned my lesson. eBay is the scamming place. I shop at Amazon. Good luck....don't forget the warranty issues too...but you knew that.
This is the stupidest trick ever. I have been waiting to buy this. I waited specifically because it was so much pricier on Amazon. Now I find out that it's going to cost that much anyway because the power brick costs $80. I would say this borders on fraud since there is no way to buy the item at the price advertised. Shame on you Massdrop. I'll get mine from Jeff and it will be enjoying it for months before I would have gotten it from you.
Stephen879
He means Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.
The big bold $209.99 price on the right is total bs. When you hit join, the cheapest option avaible is $229.99.
I get it. This is a joke. MD is testing if people buy from them no matter what Heck they even show msrp as 250 and charge you 280 and see if you buy from them
Initially, I thought that this was some kind of a pricing mistake, but it now appears to be intentional and I just can't believe it! This coming from Massdrop!? Are you seriously advertising this amplifier for $209.99? Then adding another $80 on top of that? This is an extremely shady tactic that doesn't do Massdrop's reputation any good at all!
Amazon has this for 300 and prime shipping. Here it's 200+80+15. I don't think the 5 dollars I'm saving is worth the 5-8 weeks I'll have to wait. This is a horrible drop.
lol... why does it cost $80 for 110v and only $20 for 220v... Seems like a scam when theres a drop price but no option to even get it at the drop price listed.
WOW.. An extra $80 to get the power brick? What? So why not just put it up for $289 and include it for free? I mean. Make it $0.03 and charge $288.97 for the brick so they think its a REAL deal.
Shame because I love this thing.
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ZeosPantera
Man, you KNOW it's a bad deal when even Zeos went out of his way to say so...
He has this already. Maybe he wanted it black? Anyways, nice post to highlight the issue anyways.
hey i currently have the JDS lab o2 portable version, using that to drive hd6xx and k712. would this make a lot of difference to justify the price tag? don't have a DAC yet, would getting a x1s paired with o2 make more sense than switching o2 for this?
What would be the better buy, this + dac or Jotunheim? I'm planning on using these with the AKG 7XX and HD 6XX, and some harder to drive headphones in the near future.
Can an admin PLEASE clarify... there seems some misunderstanding as to what is included in the options... dac, colour, etc.
In short, I have an X1S and likely don't need a second one... BUT if it's included (similar as to how the Jotunheim has a dac option), then I am interested.
Also if a member has this dialled in, by all means set me straight. ;-)
PS - The Aune X1S is f.awesome! ...and having a second one (for work) over my Grace O2, Nudac 5, or T1SE wouldn't be a horrible thing.
bbisset
No it is not included. When you go to checkout the X1S is an option that you can select for an additional $250. Just hit the join drop button, you don't actually join the drop until you pick all your options and review all your info, and if you want you can just close out and won't be charged.
Are you kidding me with this select an option for $80 nonsense?
darwin
It used to be +$30 for black and +$15 for silver. IDK why it is now +$80?
I'm currently running a Schiit Stack 2 Uber. I'm thinking about getting this for the balanced and possibly replacing my stack with this. Any opinions? Also, the x7s compared to the Jotunheim (with or without DAC)?
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No. Actually the sys would be for switching between whatever DAC I'm using (for my pc) and a 3.5mm to RCA input for my phone. Two inputs, one output (to solid state, then tube amp)
chuckolatte
Yeah don't buy it from here, this is straight up scam territory.
These 'OPTIONS' keep getting worse with each drop..
I'm not understanding the options. The mini-dac is discribed but is not being offered too?
Geoffcin
The X1S was offered for $179 last week. It is normally included as an option for $199 on this drop so they probably removed it this go around due to the close proximity of the drops.
Guys, I love your web site and appreciate the work you do! But this drop (as well as the last one) seems like a scam.
There is no way one can buy the amp for $209 or $199. On checkout, one is required to add either $20 or, more likely, $80!
You might as well have said that the amp is free (with a condition to pay $289).
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My apologies. I didn't realize that the color options aded $80. I was out of line.
Gregotav
No worries :)
How is this compared to a Schiit Stack and the Objective 2 + ODAC?
Thanks.
JediPacman
I only compared it to Shiit Stack and Jotunheim with DAC.
I think that Aune X1S + Aune X7S give a better sound than either of those.
Jotunheim is in a similar class of sound. The difference is that Jotunheim has more bass, less treble, narrower soundstage. In a side by side comparison, Aune stack has a more clear, detailed sound, a bit more expensive sound, if I may.
If you separate Jotunheim and Aune and keep one at home and one in the office for example, you'll be fine with any item.
Shiit Stack I didn't like at all. It sounded muddy, unclear, puffed. I exaggerate, of course, but no way I would recommend Shiit Stack.
If you only want to go with one item (~ $200), go for Aune X1S. I had to get used to its rather light sound (a lot of treble). But it's very good in my opinion.
Can this amp be used on it's own?
Pancho
Yes, just run a 3.5mm to RCA
Cokeman
Thanks
Has anyone had any problems with this amp? I’ve read some have experienced buzzing issues on their headphones and a lack of support from Aune. I’m trying to decide between this and the Schiit Asgard 2.
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Dreadnaught
No buzzing at all. Mine sounds incredibly clean.
Dreadnaught
I have slight channel disparity at low volumes. Gain is adjustable in three steps so it isn't so big an issue. Sometimes there is interference in the left channel when rotating the volume knob but not in regular use.
Does this comeback periodically, or has this amp not been available on here for a long time?
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32bit, DSD, and selectable filters.
Cokeman
Cheers. Also, why dont you like the Mimby? Such mixed reviews everywhere on Mimby vs Modi2u...
so I get an email today saying there was an unexpected delay. I haven't used massdrop much. Is this business as normal with them? I know I for sure feel bad about the friends I pointed to this site right now. I would expect the company to have reached out to us right away when something is wrong. unexpected delay could mean anything. a little explanation would have been nice. what is everyone else doing that bought one, thinking of canceling my order.
taterosu
I had most of my stuff shipped on time, this is the first delay I ever experienced. But I do not like how they handle it, I want to know how long it will be delayed, not left us hanging here.
Can these handle Sennheiser hd 800?
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K0ruptS0uL
I have hd800 with SDR mod and the X1s with X7s and use Sennheisers XLR balanced cable and find it to be my favourite solid state rig to hear the 800's on, depending on the recording I will listen at between five to and five past on the volume with the gain set at minimum, 0db... so plenty of power to spare!
Ayohell
Thanks for the info guys!
ship date is the 8th. today is the 9th and had no email or post here with an update. anyone else heard anything?
taterosu
Neither have I
I setup my x7s Amp and x1s Dac. The DAC sounds good. But very. Disappointed with the x7s amp. It does not have much power to drive my AKG 7xx headphones. I have it hooked up to the x1s Dac. What am I doing wrong. I have some xlr cables from for my Hifiman 400i which might be better.
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BuddhaPete
The Aune has a lot of power. The K7XX isn’t massively hard to drive. The X7S should have no problem.
BuddhaPete
Why did you make a new account that’s different from the one that you used to buy your stuff?