What headphones do you have in your collection and why?

Yeah the clamp force is a bit much at first, I left it on one of my headphone stands day and night when not using it to stretch it out when I first got them. For the money the 6XX is incredible, and honestly the sound is above what they cost when you start to add better amps to them.

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I could see either of those ss amps doing a good job. However, the Ori is a 50 ohm planar, so if you go the tube route, I suggest a hybrid.

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could be I was a touch underwhelmed today to be honest
maybe the xDSD + Elegia combo is burnt in my cortex
My stack at home will kick more butt
and I am used to brighter hf with 1990s and Elegia
I give my brain some burn in

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this is why the Lyr 3 is back in the game
Would you see another sub 500 hybrid as better suited?
@Wes_S

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I don’t think the 6XX sounded the best from the XDSD combo, it actually performs with more power and at the end of the day the XDSD sounds really good For most cans but I think for a high impedance headphoneS like the 6XX to shine you need to give it a bit more.

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I believe you are right about the ifi/6xx pairing
and I have boomarked this: Hiby R5

More power is certainly a good idea

With my stationary stack sound is also a bit different(another pairing)
and burn in can open the 6xx a touch- who knows :slight_smile:

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I actually had the Lyr 3, and it was decent with the Ori, but it just seemed to smooth things over a bit to much. I would keep an eye out for a used Liquid Platinum, and I have seen them going for around $450 - $500. The Liquid Platinum, takes the Ori to another level.

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that is something I can have a look on in the used markets- in Germany it’s not as common

Thank you Wesley!

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Exactly right. The xDSD is adequate, but I prefer to go line out from the xDSD’s DAC to the Lyr3 to get the most out of the HD-6XX

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Thank you David,

you helped me chill a bit. As I knew you use the xDSD and do enjoy your 6xx

I could add the ifi xCAN in future, should I need to drive something on the go which needs more power - it really made me curious to give it a try now. My reasonable part says I won´t need it, cause I drive the Elegia or IEMs on the go. The other part screams POWER - do it! :joy: this stack will look so cool with even more fingerprints everywhere! it has these nice xBass+ 2 options with presence, bass or both :thinking:

I can say, today the 6xx out of the xDSD sounds better than yesterday. - maybe in a better mood cause it is friday. Could not find sleep yesterday, cause was worried, I´m not audiophile enough for the Senns or so :wink:
Added the xBASS+ and the 3D+ on the ifi with some songs and it helps with quite a few songs! especially the 3d+ with brightening things up a touch - what I usually don´t need with my other headphoens and IEMs.
I cancelled gym this evening(set the priorities right) and will give the 6xx a listen for two hours on my home stack before we go out, doing this socialising stuff :roll_eyes:

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Back home after work and a big walk with the dog.

6xx with the RME ADI 2 DAC > THX AAA 789 > balanced
now we’re talking :slight_smile:

Took a while to realise with A/B out of the xDSD

The stack gave the 6xx some air to breathe
Midrange is now way better like I remember the 600s
They were used 2 years out of the hf out of a 7.1 reciever- so no surprise

Low end is totally fine- don’t need more
Did not play with EQ yet - maybe give the upper register a slight shove

Have to go out now- super happy mode activated - drama for nothing mode off

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They get even better with some tube love. I liked them with my THX/SU8 combo but like them even more with the LYR/Bifrost

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give me some side photo jobs and there will be a order out like while shooting
Season starts end of march so maybe april mid april

For now I am cool with the 6xx over the 600s decision with my current stack

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What hf not to like out of BF2/Lyr3 ?!

it’s like, I am married …though you are a hot girl, we laugh about the same jokes and a couple with my best friend

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You carried all that while walking the dog??

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sorry for my bad(german)english
I still can’t find the mistake you are referring to

No first the walk with the dog

After it I took a seat and told my wife to not do things
to interrupt me and I will be ready in time to meet our friends
turned on the stack and counted down from 10
Before I started Brothers in arms and was in the tunnel

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That’s visual reminds me of the Japanese “audiophile” with the crazy portable stack. :laughing:

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I was just joking Martin, there is no mistake and your English is perfect. Mein deutsch ist ein witz!

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Thank you I was already asking and showing around what I wrote- do my best and edit multiple times afterwards

if your german is a joke, my spanish(6months many years back) is a fart pillow worth

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:rofl:

Whoopee cushion (?).

Also, your English is good. I like the little differences in the way you convey things.

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