Aug 19, 201719444 views

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Not a bad way to spend 20k right there!
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Nice. Simple, classic and stylish, Apple style. love it. A+++++++
Hey saludos, I've got a hifiman 400i, Senn 600 and 650, b&w p7 wireless, Bose qc15 (not pictured), fiio f5 iem, kz something. Dac aq df red, onkyo dx1, marantz sr6011. I'd also like some advice, I think I want to know where to go from here. I'm thinking I want sone bassy cans, and the fostex mahogany look nice or some ultra wide soundstage ones. I think the bassy ones though. Also, I'm thinking of a desk daw amp like the audio gd r2r 11 or something similar. Can stuff is expensive. I'm curious about tubes also. Any way thanks and rock on
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Wow, the 660 is that good? Could you compare the 660 to the 600 and 650?
600 is classic mid range but very close and little bit artificial for me. Not enough space, I like the ergonomic design of 6 series, but 600 was not my type, but very good for female vocals.
650 is like: all frequency range was shifted slightly to the bass side. Treble slightly reduced and bass extended. For some people, who likes valves and more relax listening it is good alternatives. Not for me. I like dynamics and punch.
So, 660 is my type. It is mix 600 and 650. More bass than 600, mids as 600 and good treble , but not pirsing as 600. Punchy and energetic. But now 58X is the same soundstage (98%) as 660S but for 149$ on massdrop, little more punchy to 660S, but less resolution. Look Z revew, this is my 100% words too.
I have removed foam from the grill side, now it is like 660S for 1/3 price.

Nice brother! Looks bad ass
Have had some fun rigs over the years! I began with HeadRoom Micro DAC and HeadRoom Micro Amp with the AKG Q701s and really enjoyed them... Then found Massdrop.. Loving the Sennheiser 6XX running off of the ifi Micro BL. Also feeds the Little Dot 1+ with a tube upgrade. The Little feeds the HE-4XX mostly. The JH Audio 16s were acquired this past year and accompany the iBasso DX80 on trips most often, but also listen at home from the ifi - helpful with it's sensitivity settings just for iems as they don't need much. They also benefit from the 3D settings to get the soundstage out of my head. I'm always tempted by more gear but have been really happy with what I have.
Didn't know they stacked Schiit that high.
Seeing a lot of their stuff in here, come to think of it. Interesting.

Sennheiser HD600 + balanced custom cable from Best in the Verse, who appears to be closed. =(
(Anyone know the next best place for custom cables?)

I don't use the Vali 2 or Wyrd anymore so they're now a makeshift headphone stand. :P
The cassette deck isn't really used either. I only put it there to rip some old tapes I have.

As for the speakers, yeah yeah I'm working on it. Need a bigger desk first.

(If wondering, the old DS Lite on the left is plugged in because it has been running what I'm sure is the last demo ever downloaded from the Wii's Nintendo Channel since its online services went down in 2013. It's gone forever once power is lost; I can't bring myself to turn it off...)
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I did too!
Thanks for the eBay recommendation. Damn those are cheap, I'll check them out.

Regarding the Vali 2, if you want to try tubes, Vali won't give you a good idea of what they can do. It's a good amp, but it's not a tube amp.
It's a hybrid tube amp with a lot more emphasis on the solid state part, to the point where it's hard to even tell the difference between it and say, a Magni. It's almost a Magni with a tube attached, which you then need to replace.
Though it's certainly a lot more refined than those cheap little 12 volt "tube" amps you see everywhere.

Since you have powered monitors, you could use the Vali 2 as a pre-amp for those and give them some tubiness if you're into that.

I would recommend something like the Dark Voice or the Valhalla 2, or a cheaper but proper tube amp. Go all the way.
Schiit even has a 15 day trial on all of its gear if it doesn't do it for you.

Tubes can be nice if you're after certain things, perfect clarity not being one of them. They can extend the sound stage, which is nice if you have something like HD600s, which love them some tubes. They also take the edge off of tracks that are too bright or fatiguing. Or maybe you just want to make things sound a bit different and weird.

("Tube" tally: 8)

Vali 2:
DarkVoice 336:
Valhalla 2:

(If you don't know ZReviews, yes they're long, but they're thorough, and he doesn't bullschiit.)

Amp - Schiit Lyr 2
Phones - Oppo PM-3
DAC - Now, it's a Young DAC This pic shows Moodlab Dice (Behind Phones)
Source - Bluesound Node (Out of shot)
Foobar 2000 -> Singxer SU-1 -> Gustard X20Pro -> Abrahamsen V2.0up XLR -> LST TS -> SR-009 / SR-007MkI
Tube buffer is on Gustard's RCA outs, runs also to Abrahamsen and then B&W705S (via FXAUDIO speaker switch as LST also uses speaker terminals to drive e-stats).
Empty space nearby was occupied by SMSL M8A + VA2, now moved upstairs, awaits SAP-9 (as I really like to use Gustard for my dynamics collection hiding in the drawers)
My desk is the workplace equivalent of a mullet: all business on the right, party on the left...

Hifiman HE400i
Blue Aura V30 amp
Fiio X5-III w/ line out dock
Headphone stand (was like $10 on Ebay)

Bonus Saga coaster cuz I'm slick like that. Listening to some DSBM while doing spreadsheets.
New arrival. Adam T7Vs 🔊. I’m liking them a little too much that I haven’t used my headphones.
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While I can't speak for the coasters, we have the same monitor stands, amp (sans colour), and mouse. =)
I don't know why I don't see more mice with horizontal scroll wheels. I use it at work all the time.
You sir have good taste then. :)

Enjoy the gear and hobby in good health.
All S.M.S.L Player, dac, amp balanced with HDXXX
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I SO-Want-Dis's the SAP 9 with the Sennies?
The SAP 9 works well with the Sennies. I am 90% satisfied, you can crank the volume all the way up and it's loud but if you're like me. I would like to have that other 10% of ear damage available.