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Offline John EH

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2014, 12:13:09 pm »
This could be considered heresy but I've searched the world over and the best cans I've ever heard on my SEX amp are the Sony MDR-V6.

Offline denti alligator

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2014, 04:39:16 pm »
This could be considered heresy but I've searched the world over and the best cans I've ever heard on my SEX amp are the Sony MDR-V6.

Really? What others have you compared them to?
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Offline JamieMcC

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2014, 11:31:44 pm »
I know I am not alone in enjoying the Beyerdynamic T1's with the Sex
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Offline J. Mauro

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2014, 06:38:35 am »
I have used only low impedance cans with my SEX, but it sounds incredible with both my Denon D2000 and D5000. Very quiet, chrystal clear and a deep, full soundstage. I'm still able to use half of the volume control as well. I will be trying the Hifiman HE560 soon and I'm sure this will be incredible too.
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Offline ALL212

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2015, 03:29:07 pm »
I'd like to chime in on Adrian's post.  I've used the same wire (Mogami 2534) and found it to make a major change in the way the HD650's sound.  I just updated a set and used the Furutech headphones ends (much easier to use but also much more expensive) and the Furutech 1/4 plug.  I've also put silk sleeves over the split wires.

WOW!

This is both the older set I redid and the recent new set with the silk sleeves:
(https://bottlehead.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi905.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac253%2Fall212212%2FDSC_2833_zpsi0zf4xyj.jpg&hash=d3085adc8ab3e08738e25833a942cbf9)

The Cardas (big monster with no built in strain relief) and Furutech 1/4 plugs.
(https://bottlehead.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi905.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac253%2Fall212212%2FDSC_2834_zpsogzt7o2c.jpg&hash=ca3675d914a3b76ba37e8f025fcdfd41)
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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2015, 04:25:42 am »
Beyerdynamic T1 are very good match with the Crack but I like the balance of the T90 over them. Very open so everybody else in the room hears them also

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2015, 11:35:57 am »
I'm using HD700's with my upgraded Crack (w/ speedball, Mundorf output caps) and really enjoying the combo.  Thinking about upgrading the cable on the phones, possibly a moon audio blue dragon.  Great detail, yet still warm and has a quickness for more upbeat music when needed. 

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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2015, 10:35:10 am »
What about Quicksand?
Maybe we have to deal with the choice of resistors for the L-pad...
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Re: Perfect headphone / Bottlehead pairings
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 03:13:27 pm »
Hi,

I just finished the Mainline build. Has anyone tried the Focal Clear with this amp? Any thoughts on whether this would be a good pairing?

Thanks

AA