A/V Receiver?Not at all. I do like this thing...but then I went to this stereo store and heard my setup through an $800 amp.
I just got my Beyer DT48e 8 ohm cans today with a cardas recable, so I'm happy.First off, I apologize for the poor pics I was in a rush to take them.
My Firestone Audio Cute Beyond Headphone Amp (with Firestone Audio Supplier
Beyerdynamic DT880s (left) and Sennheiser HD590s (right) on a Woo Audio Headphone stand (black)
Sennheiser HD555 on a Woo Audio Headphone stand (silver)
Logitech Z-5500 Digital (I rarely use these speakers now that I have some nice headphones)
How is that headphone amp? Friend of mine just ordered one so will know soon enough I guess.
You sold it already? How much did you get?
650's? The Cayin is a good amp, but the Bada 12 for 400 is better IMO.I would've gotten $175 (felt it was fair since I was running it practically nonstop except when I slept) but Paypal fees and then the fees for selling it on Audiogon quickly brought that down by $15. Forgot about those. But that's ok, very soon I'm having the Cayin Ha-1A come in.
Can't wait for it to take up some shelfspace.
The Cayin is a decent amp but if you're paying $800, there're better amps to be found.
I've always been very partial to Singlepower however if you are enjoying the Cayin, by all means stick with it. I haven't visited Head-Fi in a while so I'm not sure of the situation with Mikhail and Singlepower since it was touchy the last time I logged in but a used, well optioned, well tubed MPX3 would be well within your $800 budget. I was running one of his original Toaster MPX3s and it had great sound with the RCAs 6SN7s, unfortunately it was broken in shipping so it's been sitting for like 2 years. No one in HI to fix it and I'm not sure if I could bring it up with me to Portland without getting a full cavity search by security.I'm listening, because whenever I asked people for opinions they wouldn't reply.
I really paid $770. The only ones around that price range was the Mapletree and this Russian one and the Cayin has more people using it, good return policy, and I actually tried it out compared to a few at the place. I'll be getting the new version and extra tubes. From everybody at Head-Fi, I haven't heard anything that sounds like this amp is a mistake.
The Mapletree would be assembled by the guy so his return policy isn't really existing and the Russian one is shipped from Norway, if I remember, skyrocketing the cost to $1000.
Yeah I figured it might've. There are lots of tube repair places in the lower 48 so if you have one that's accessible in case anything ever goes wrong, I would go for the Singlepower...if it were my money. Everyone's tastes are different in reality so if you really like the Cayin and have not auditioned a Singlepower amp, you might be better off sticking with what you have.The situation with Mikhail got worse. I'll try out that suggestion.
This just in... AKG K240 Sextett's (Fitz recable) Late Production
Just been listening to them for about an hour. Man are they fun. The soundstage isn't as large as my HD580's, but the detail is much better in my opinion. Not to mention the bass is a lot better in these compared to any other phone I have owned.
When I had the sextetts I thought they had a bigger soundstage than my 580s.
First off, I apologize for the poor pics I was in a rush to take them.
It's amazing! It has cured my dt880s of their brightness, and all my other cans sound great with them. If you get it with the Firestone Audio Supplier (power supply) the soundstage gets wider.
I just bought a pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro Silver on eBay.
For the "break-in" period, I've heard you should play loud music thru the headphones for 100 hours or so.
Is it necessary to do that for 100 hrs STRAIGHT, or can it be intermittently over a week or so???