Headphone impedance and Bottlehead Kits

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Offline Doc B.

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Reply #15 on: July 29, 2011, 08:38:48 AM
Yeah, that could work, though I think the taps would have to shift from 4K:16/32/64/128 to 8K:32/64/128/256. PJ may correct me on this.

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Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 03:20:18 PM
There some decent Yamaha phones around on the used market. Just found my old 1980s period YHD-1 in a drawer - not horrible sounding at all (but I am not running with BH gear)

Yamaha YH-1   150 ohms
Yamaha YH-2   150 ohms 
Yamaha YH-1   150 ohms
Yamaha YHD-1 120 ohms
Yamaha YHD-2 120 ohms 

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Reply #17 on: June 25, 2012, 05:20:25 AM
I have these cheap (~$50) headphones:

Superlux
HD668 B - 56 ohms

They have some good reviews on headfi and other sites.  Will upgrade to another set when I get a Crack amp.  This list is helpful.  Thanks.

Philippe Tempel

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Reply #18 on: October 30, 2014, 04:37:01 AM
Just wanted to mention that I get a 404 when I check this link in the OP post.

http://www.bottlehead.com/et/whichheadphoneamp.htm

Also wanted to add a high impedance headphone I found although it's not being produced anymore.

KOSS MV1, 250 ohm

Production stopped really recently so you should still be able to find new pairs on Amazon or other sites. I got a pair for $80.

Gaël Nguyen
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My Setup so far; DIY Fostex fe83en speakers, Koss MV1 Studio Headphones, HIFIMAN re-400 and Topping TP21 amp.

Work in progress; gainclone and an Aleph 30 amp


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Reply #19 on: January 06, 2016, 04:57:24 AM
FYI,  I have a pair of Bose AE2 headphones at 38 ohms