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In Reply to: RE: Amp/DAC for Sennheiser HD800 headphones. Done! posted by John Elison on November 27, 2019 at 08:15:29
I've read your posts with great interest, and I thank you for your insight. Ultimately, however, I am confused. Is the Brooklyn your favorite sounding DAC or is it the FiiO? You seem to be equivocating.
They both sound equally good to me. They don't sound the same, but they both impress me equally relative to sound quality. I would be completely happy with the FiiO M11 Pro if I didn't have the Brooklyn Bridge. In fact, I now find myself playing the FiiO three or four times as often as I play the Brooklyn Bridge because the FiiO is so much more convenient compared to the Brooklyn Bridge. I just hate having to connect my computer to the Brooklyn Bridge, so I use the FiiO for DSD almost exclusively. Of course, the FiiO is not a preamp and doesn't have an analog input, so if you need a preamp/streamer/digital player, you'll have to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. However, if only need a streamer/digital player, the FiiO is the way to go. It sounds as good to me as the Brooklyn Bridge and costs $2350 less.
Thanks for your response. Yeah, I had a case of audio nervosa there for a second. I would really like to know if anyone around here has compared the Mytek Brooklyn DAC + with the Manhattan, particularly if the Brooklyn has a linear power supply. There's about a $3,000 difference between the two, so maybe the Brooklyn is a better deal after all. And maybe I wouldn't even hear the difference unless I were to upgrade my speakers. I'm dreaming of the Sonner Audio Unum Allegros, if anybody is familiar with them.
Both the Brooklyn DAC + and the Brooklyn Bridge have inputs on the back for connecting a 12-VDC power supply. I'm thinking of trying mine with a 12-volt battery and see if it sounds better or different. I haven't done it yet, but I'll let you know how it sounds when I do.
I will probably order an LPS in the near future, so if I do, I'll let you know how it sounds. Unfortunately, however, I won't have onhand a Manhattan to compare.
What is an LPS?
Linear power supply. If I'm not mistaken, it's DC power.
Oh, thanks. I thought you might be referring to a brand name.
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