Any verdict yet on the LTA? What headphones are you using? Thanks. Paul
I’m slowly working my way through a writeup, and hope to have it out by the end of the week. I’m using the Focal Utopia with the MZ3.
Initial impressions, meh. IPhone dongle seems very close. Only used it with the SA6 tho.
Edit: This is now crowned the Dragonfart Red
I have the Black (Red’s little brother).
For what it’s worth, compared to my Dell laptop headphone jack - the improvement is substantial.
I’ll try this one next if any
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Edit: I will not try this next. Not messing with the ESS chips. Older S9 had AKM. Will look at the Lotoo Paw S1…
I’ve never had any Sennheiser 500 series item before. They sound pretty great after 5 minutes.
This had some buzz a while back. There was a thread…
May check it out too. Thanks!
Cool. Thanks Andris. I have Utopias (and an old pair of LCD-3s - too heavy) and some nice Grados. Never used a dedicated headphone amp, just direct from DAC or from headphone output on my Rogers amp. The LTA folks are 10 miles from me so I would love to be a customer.
Mostly listen to classical and a mix of vocals and classic rock. Some jazz.
I see the packaging hasn’t changed at all since I bought them in late 2019. Do they still ship with the 3.5mm cable?
58X is the reason I never bought Porta Pros.
It came with 3.5mm cable and a snap on 1/4" adapter installed. The cable is about 6’ long. The build quality is fully equal to my retail HD-600. Its sound quality on a good setup is superior to the HD-600 on a bad setup. The high end is rougher than the HD-600, with less subtlety, less extended bass, and less air.
I’ll put on a balanced cable and say more in a Sennheiser thread.
Need a full review, of course.
Of course! I have extensive experience with the chair. I’ll throw in a few lines about the amp too.
Never heard of em so I was curious and decided to try em for some op-amp rolling. Jakub from Staccato was a pleasure to deal with; no complaints with the service!
How do they compare to other opamps you compared to? Do you plan to have a shootout post?