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2 hours ago, Snrub said:

The Taurus is a wonderful HP amp. I ran Audeze LCD2C's from mine, and found the balanced output the sweeter of the two. If you come across a balanced cable for the Ether 2, I recommend giving it a try.
 

Yup I am looking for a balanced cable for the ether2 as I am really curious to see how it will sound with balanced mode.  I do want to try my HD800s balanced with this amp but unfortunately that headphone is currently in my parents house. From the web I've read that the Taurus's balanced is controlled and smoother sounding compared to the more lively and dynamic sound of the single ended. Would you say this is true?

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3 minutes ago, holytiger said:

Yup I am looking for a balanced cable for the ether2 as I am really curious to see how it will sound with balanced mode.  I do want to try my HD800s balanced with this amp but unfortunately that headphone is currently in my parents house. From the web I've read that the Taurus's balanced is controlled and smoother sounding compared to the more lively and dynamic sound of the single ended. Would you say this is true?


My experience is solely limited to how the Taurus paired with the LCD2C, but to me I found it just sounded a bit tighter all over. From what I've read, even though most sensitive planars don't technically need high outputs, the extra juice just helps everything become a bit more coherent.

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Using this setup at the moment

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Squeezebox touch and

AKG Q701. Nice. But I don’t recognise the headphone amp and is that a preamp?

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Are we there yet ?

"YES YES - I think I am ...ahemmm......nearly" (MDR Z1R / Stellia complete my familia)

 

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I'm not that invested in headphones, but I thought I should get something decent for at night to crank my music.

 

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On 31/12/2019 at 8:51 AM, peppy said:

Are we there yet ?

"YES YES - I think I am ...ahemmm......nearly" (MDR Z1R / Stellia complete my familia)

 

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Are those stelia or elegía? 

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1 hour ago, CAVL said:

Are those stelia or elegía? 

That's Aeon Closed, Clear, Elegia.

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18 hours ago, Bengineer said:

That's Aeon Closed, Clear, Elegia.

@CAVL ..

@Bengineer is correct !

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On 06/01/2020 at 4:07 PM, peppy said:

@CAVL ..

@Bengineer is correct !

Elegia was listenable.
Its hard to thing they could ruin the utopia driver that badly just putting it in a closed enclosure. Stelia is a nightmare

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Heading back to this place today....what to buy....?

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5 hours ago, Benjet said:

Heading back to this place today....what to buy....?

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Where you at fool?

 

Buy the D8000.

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3 minutes ago, Bengineer said:

Where you at fool?

 

Buy the D8000.

Tokyo

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was time for upgrade of my beloved 5 years old 598, I tried many cans over the years including planars and different brands but always come back to Senn, don't know why, if it's because they sound somehow naturally without showing you "we are here, play us loud" no matter what I throw at them or from which source, it's really strange and satisfying at the same time 😊

599 have better bottom dynamics and slightly cleaner spectrum but maintain the same sound signature as 598, top of that they are easy to drive even from phone

 

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Added to my collection alot recently.

 

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My Gustard x20 broke down few days ago so my ifi idsd black came to the rescue as an emergency replacement. Very handy allrounder DAC/amp and will be my main dac for now until I get a new DAC. Any recommendations for a balanced DAC under a grand?!

 

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Topping D90? Or that SMSL thing everyone goes on about?

 

iFi goes alright I'm sure.

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On 12/12/2019 at 11:34 PM, Raffinator said:

Squeezebox touch and

AKG Q701. Nice. But I don’t recognise the headphone amp and is that a preamp?

Headphone amp and Pre are both DIY.

HP amp is from DIY audio it the the Noir.

Pre is Elekit 8500 valve job.

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Time to update my station.

 

 

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Got some Yaxi Pads for my Portapros and KSC75s on a Portapro headband.

The comfort took a huge leap and the sound hasn't altered much. If anything is sounds more extended in both the bass and treble.

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Some comparison shots between stock and Yaxi earpads

 

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Carbon fibre headband for Audeze HPs, a lot more comfortable than the old one.

 

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A new portable setup for me, a little bit of the bling.

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Have access to my own office at work, so I decided to bring the Abyss 1266 TC's in. Given I can close the door I get to avoid feeling too self conscious about people seeing me wearing them! LOL!

 

Given I'm pushing 12 to 15 hour days this system is a godsend. 

 

Dell XPS 13 > Topping D70 > SMSL200 > Abyss 

 

Quite amazed at the musicality and fidelity the Topping and SMSL is able to impact on the TC's. 

 

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I'm about to buy the D50s and the SP200. Glad to hear!

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