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TEAC HA-P50SE Portable Headphone DAC/Amp

TEAC HA-P50SE Portable Headphone DAC/Amp

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How does it compare with Onkyo HA200? They look almost the same
Nice to see this again. I'm still loving mine when I go out on trips.
Does anybody know how this compares to the pico power? I will be running off either my samsung s7, xduoo x10 or xduoo x3.
So MD, will you confirm this the HA-P50 or the HA-P50SE? The pictures show the black model is only a HA-P50.
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El_Rey
Any hope of an answer Massdrop?
I'm interested in the HA-P50SE, I'm not interested in the HA-P50. I don't want to receive the wrong item as others have before.
El_Rey
Just got my black & grey version, it is a HA-P50SE.
OK, everything on the amp, packaging, instructions, invoice I received in my package indicate that this is nothing more than the regular HA-P50. Not the SE edition we paid for.
However, the end caps of the amp are the lighter silver color that's supposed to ship with the SE edition.
Even one of the pics on the Massdrop page shows an amp with the light silver caps, but with the plain HA-P50 printed on the case. But all the other photos of the black amp have HA-P50SE printed on the case.
Did some of these HA-P50SE amps accidentally not get labeled as such? Or did some of the regular HA-P50 amps accidentally get the lighter silver end caps?
There's no way to know without opening it and looking at the chip. I'm tempted to do that, and to return the amp if it isn't an actual SE edition.
I'm really upset about this. We should have to go through this bother, and this extra wait time to get something we paid for in good faith.
And even if it's a SE edition that's been incorrectly labeled, that leads to a lot of confusion and mistrust should you want to resell it.
Not good.
K.T.N
Massdrop has agreed to replace it with your non SE with the SE.
Edmunator
Have you gotten the SE? How does it sound? What can you compare it to?
Guys, just got my package today, but I received a HA-P50 instead of HA-P50SE! Not happy at all. Even the packing slip from Massdrop states HA-P50.
Anyone else got the same issue?
Edmunator
Yes. I just got my package today, and it's the regular HA-P50. I'm so disappointed. What a waste of time.
I looked up some pictures online, and the SE clearly says HA-P50SE on the front of the case.
There's nowhere on the amp, or on or in the box that I received that indicates this is anything other than the regular HA-P50.
Now, I already have a regular HA-P50, which is why I sprung for this SE edition the first place.
Hopefully Massdrop can send out the correct product I paid for while the one I received is on its way back.
Can Massdrop comment on this? After waiting patiently, we deserve an explanation. And quick action to correct it.
K.T.N
Massdrop has told me that it wont be shipping out the correct product but is offering full refund. I am disappointed too as I wanted to try the different chip in the SE.
So no other outputs except headphone?
Rochambeaux
None.
I've got the regular HA-P50. I also have the top of the line HA-P5, as seen here:
http://www.teac.com/product/ha-p5/
While the regular HA-P50 is proficient and sounds good, I find it lacks a little soul. It's got good sound, but it doesn't sound supple or emotive enough to me.
The HA-P5, in contrast, is on another level. But in addition to the better DAC, I think part of the great sound is the contribution of the OPA1602 opamp. Very musical and open sounding.
The HA-50SE offered here also uses the superior OPA1602, so I'm expecting that it will there will be a good bump in musicality over the regular HA-P50. So I'm on board for this one.
I think if we can get enough folks on board to bring it down to the lowest drop point, it will be a great price for a very good sounding portable DAC/amp.
I'm using mine for IEM's and portable headphones (nothing super demanding), and find that it works great. Let's see if we can get it done.
any idea of how this compares to a Sony PHA-2?
Too bad that the silver parts of the black P50 look nicer than the black parts of the red P50. Too bad Teac won't make a P50 with those nice silver pieces on the red one, hahaha!
Let me start by saying that you'd find a better deal for 100 bucks for a second hand on amazon. i had one on amazon 2nd hand and I spent a month with with and returned it because it wasn't powerful enough to drive Hifiman he-400i. I put it on max volume it still sounded weak and with max volume comes with a lots distortions. The Xduoo XD-05 was the best deal on massdrope for less then the Teac HA-P50SE is now and it sounded 2 times beter then the Teac. The Xduoo XD-05 it a great DAC/Amp and I enjoy it evry time I pair it with my iphone or my Macbook. Don't say I didn't tell you.
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Yeah XDuoo XD05 it's way better than P50. And has more power to drive more hungry headphones.
stanleymoise
Looking at their site, the older, lower spec XD-03 might suit my purpose more (be all I need). I see only one site that is still selling it though and it says they have only one left in stock. Interesting. There's so many of these products and in my experience so far they largely sound the same. But I remain fascinated by it..
If this is connected to and iPhone with a lightning cable will the battery in the DAC/Amp also charge the phone?
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There is an option in the menu to simply disable USB charging, that's all I have to do, and then it works just fine. That solution might be good for other devices though?
BeefBigelow
Menu? How do you get to it? Is it available for non-SE?
The biggest disadvantage of my non-se unit is that it reall drains my ipod classic battery Even if the power is connected to the DAC.
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Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 9/8 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 9/1 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the TEAC HA-P50 Portable Headphone DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/5.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/25.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
How are people liking this DAC/Amp?
I got one. I actually find that my FiiO X3 v2 feeding either a FiiO E12A or a Picollo amp sounds much more musical.
Of course, those combos cost a bit more.
Also, I only have a handful of hours on my TEAC.
Often, a piece of gear will loosen up and open up after some use, in my experience. Did anyone notice that here? Right now it seems somewhat congested and restrained compared to my other rigs.
I'm hoping this will open up and start to flow with more use.
Wow! I've been using onboard sound all this time, and while it was some of the better onboard, the difference between it and my onboard is quite a bit! Not the biggest jump, but still pretty big. It's louder, has no interference, looks good, and sounds better. 10/10, would buy again
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 6/13.
Expect another update from us on 6/14 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
ArthurM
Here's hoping it arrives by the 20th... I've never gotten something on Massdrop before, so IDK how long it takes. DAC HYPE
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the TEAC HA-P50 Portable Headphone DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/16.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/7.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
35mW at 600 ohms and you say these can "drive" that kind of load? You must be joking...
Would this amplifier/DAC work on a Windows PC and Android with either Shure SRH440 or Massdrop x AKG K7XX?
Braok
Yes to all.
Blast you Massdrop. I just joined the Centrance Dacport slim. Want this too. Grrrr
Good catch Yakov, I didn't see that
Shaggyfries
Used. Still cheap though.
I often question the value of some of these drops. This is definitely one of them.
For $175, I can buy the Teac HA-P50 from Amazon and get the following:
1. Shipping is included. 2. It will ship the day after I order it, at the latest. 3. It could arrive the same day as the order but no more than two days later. 4. It will be a trackable shipment. 5. It will be returnable if it doesn't work. 6. The color I want (Black).
BruceG
Was thinking same thing.
Soo, how does the iPhone work as a storage device for the TEAC? Boosting iTunes or can it see the flac or m4a files directly?
LossLess1
You install the Teac HD player app. Then open iTunes and you can drop flac, dff, etc files a folder of shared files for the app. It works well and is very easy. So yes this allows the external DAC to decode the files so that your getting the most of this amp/ DAC. You can also simply connect to the iPhone with your usb cable and play MP3s like normal through the amp. I have not been able to find out if this method decodes the files in the phone or in the Teac. This is my only portable DAC/amp and am totally satisfied.
NOTICE shipping will take 4 WEEKS. Massdrop shipping dept sucks. Customer Service NO HELP... No more orders from me... TEAC HA-P50 Portable Headphone DAC?Amp
Hey guys got this product about 10 days back after listning can say that 24 bit music sounds really good through the teac app on ipad and it does act as a dac to the ipod classic. But the sound gets really muddy and harsh at high volumes on my hd598 and k7xx While dt880 600ohm sounded decent on high gain settings