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  1. edwardyeeks

    FS: Elemental Watson Gen II

    Item sold pending payment.
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    FS: Elemental Watson Gen II

    Item: Elemental Watson Gen II Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $150 + postage if necessary Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Selling my Elemental Watson Gen II tube amplifier due to lack of use. Was purchased from Jaben Singapore March last year. A wonderful little Class A amp with more than adequate power to drive. Comes with default JAN5654W tubes. Power supply is a wall wart with a U.S pin, so an adapter will be needed. Specifications: - Frequency Response 10 Hz – 100 kHz (-3dB) - 1000 mW + 1000 mW (30 ohm) - Headphone impedance 30 ohm – 600 ohm - Power supply 26V/0.8A DC adaptor - Full Class-A Amplification Dual Mono Design 2W+2W (30 ohm) output customer Wide Bandwidth for Hi-Res Music using two Bell Labs/Western Electric 6AK5 military grade vacuum tubes plus Western Electric triodes. - Class A Valve/MOSFET hybrid tube desktop headphone amplifier - Supports 30- 600 Ohm impedance headphones. - Eliminates any 'Pop' sound when switching power on/off. Thus, no concern for pulse energy damage to your headphones. - the volume adjustment is adapted to logarithmic curve, to create intuitive volume control for human ears with the use of linear potentiometers. - Compact and light-weight - Easy handling size and small footprint. Pictures:
  3. Item: Sennheiser HD650, Dekoni Elite Hybrid Earpads for HD650/6XX, Unknown brand 3rd party cable 1.0m length for HD650 Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $280 Item Condition: Used, all original accessories included Reason for selling: Upgraded headphones, time to let this baby go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Initial listing: I purchased the HD650 at the end of 2016 so it should still be covered within the 2-year warranty of Sennheiser. The stock earpads and inlay foam have been replaced with brand new ones 3 months ago. Have only been used for about 4 hours since then. There is a minor paint chip on the R earcup hinge. The foam that covers the back of the driver unit behind the grill was once removed during my exploration of modding this headphone and has since been placed back. It does not sit quite snugly like it used to, but there is absolutely no sound differences/issues. Also included in the package is Dekoni's Elite Hybrid Earpads and a 3rd party 1.2m cable. I've also installed a net behind the earpads as part of the modding exploration. Everything comes in their original packaging, contents and accessories. Please check out the photos to see what I described. I am happy to post all the items within Australia as long as buyer bears the shipping costs. Thanks! Pictures:
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    Amp and DAC for HD 6xx?

    I used to own a Hd650s (same as the 6xx) and a Schiit stack (Magni 2 and Modi 2). They sound great and complement each other very well. Definitely very good value for money. That being said, the 6xx should scale up well with higher gear if you're willing to spend money. My opinion is that they pair well with neutral/bright dac and amps as they are a little on the warmer side. I own an AudioGd R2R-11 and thought this combination with my 650s a bit too warm and woolly sounding for my taste.
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    HD650 Intermittent Contact

    Never had this issue with my HD650s. If it's still within warranty, you could contact Sennheiser directly. They usually have spare parts.
  6. Item: Sennheiser HD650, Dekoni Elite Hybrid Earpads for HD650/6XX, Unknown brand 3rd party cable 1.0m length for HD650 Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $300 Item Condition: Used, all original accessories included Reason for selling: Upgraded headphones, time to let this baby go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased the HD650 at the end of 2016 so it should still be covered within the 2-year warranty of Sennheiser. The stock earpads and inlay foam have been replaced with brand new ones 3 months ago. Have only been used for about 4 hours since then. There is a minor paint chip on the R earcup hinge. The foam that covers the back of the driver unit behind the grill was once removed during my exploration of modding this headphone and has since been placed back. It does not sit quite snugly like it used to, but there is absolutely no sound differences/issues. Also included in the package is Dekoni's Elite Hybrid Earpads which were a lot more comfortable than the stock ones for my ears as they were deeper and memory. They do alter the sound signature a bit though. I've also installed a net behind the earpads as part of the modding exploration. Everything comes in their original packaging, contents and accessories. The 3rd party cable was bought off eBay a while ago and works pretty well to turn the HD650s into a mobile headphone around the house! Please check out the photos to see what I described. I am happy to post all the items within Australia as long as buyer bears the shipping costs. Thanks! Pictures:
  7. I don't have experience on the Mimby, but Schiit's Jotunheim recently got an update which included a multibit dac module that's essentially the mimby's chipset. Could be a fantastic pairing. I just got my hands on an Audio-GD R2R-11 dac/amp combo. I got it mainly for that r2r dac feature to feed my tube amp and I must say, it definitely is a very musical, warm sounding yet revealing dac. You could check out Audio-GD's other R2R dac offerings or their delta sigma dac/amp combos on their website: http://www.audio-gd.com/Products-EN.htm . Most of them seem competitively priced. Can't say much beyond that as I haven't been able to try any others that were better than my model. Only downside is that they have a very odd payment method and their English is......bad. Cheers, Edward
  8. I'm on the same boat with eltech and I think that going out to try different headphones is the best solution. Cans are usually the piece of equipment that makes the biggest sound difference. Also, they make the most difference in terms of ease of use and comfort since they sit on your head. I have tried the Sennheiser HD4.50 BTNC before and thought it was a really good bluetooth headphone with a decent noise cancelling technology for its price. There are also the more premium bluetooth ones with noise cancelling like the Bose QC35ii, Sony 1000XM2 and B&W PX. But, if I were in your position and curious, I would also try out DACs to see how much of a difference it would make to my music. You will hear a difference with the dragonfly DAC. Whether that difference is better or not will depend on your ears. I don't think the dragonfly's 96kHz sampling rate is a limitation since all your CD quality will be at 44.1kHz sampling rates anyways. The only exception is whether DSD conversion is supported by the DAC since you mentioned that you have some SACDs as that seems like the biggest benefit (theoratically). Unfortunately, I have no DSD files nor SACDs and my DAC doesn't support those format so I can't comment on how they sound. Choose what sounds better to your ears, not just by numbers and features.
  9. edwardyeeks

    Hello from Melbourne

    Of course, music is what matters
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    Hello from Melbourne

    Thanks Yetiman!
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    Hello from Melbourne

    Hi everyone! I'm Edward and I've been in the audio hobby for the past three years. I am exclusively a headphones person (a hifi speaker system is the ultimate goal when I can afford it ). I first started out from the portable headphone realm only to realise that there was so much more to discover in the realm of hifi. I now run my own desktop headphone system setup. Hence, I joined this forum to learn more and hopefully contribute my two cents of what I know wherever applicable. Cheers, Edward
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