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I know nothing about tube amplifying... therefore, I decided to ask my friend to bring me this from China (less than 1/2 of the price).

 

Nobsound® 6J5 Class A Vacuum Tube Buffer Classic 47 Headphone Amplifier Decode Audio Hifi Diy Amp with Power Supply

 

 

It says it'll drive 32-250Ω headphones. ... think it'll work for v-Moda m-100. Before I get to play with it for the fun of it (I don't have v-moda yet, it'll arrive soon.) I'd like to hear your guess or even if you have played with this baby tube device before. I will take laughs if you may because I really want to learn. I will soon have an iPod classic (6th gen) 160GB set up for my storage once I find the recharging cable, I will also have iFi nano for real in August, and I usually learn things backwardly. :) Thanks in advance. Please entertain me if you have the time. :)

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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Anyway, thinking the viewers of this community are very high professional and serious audiophilers... I have to laugh at myself of posting this kind of question here. anyway, if I know how to delete post, I would. :)

 

Here is a follow up... I think I will never know the answer unless I experience the real 'audiophile' tubes.

 

Just got my v-Moda m-100. ... enjoying it... however, I think I must have piggy ears because the ear cups fit tightly to my ears... I am trying to get used to it. Are any of you experiencing it too? I LOVED what I hear.. then, I felt sorry for my old headphones. Life is not created equally, same as headphones. Sigh!!

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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Nothing to laugh at. I used one of those inexpensive Chinese tube buffers in my system once just to see what I thought of adding tubes in. Result: liked it conceptually, not that particular device. So I may have a high end tube component in my system in the future.

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Just got my v-Moda m-100. ... enjoying it... however, I think I must have piggy ears because the ear cups fit tightly to my ears... I am trying to get used to it. Are any of you experiencing it too? I LOVED what I hear.. then, I felt sorry for my old headphones. Life is not created equally, same as headphones. Sigh!!

 

There's nothing wrong with valve amps. Some are better than others but it's not always down to price. My Project Ember MkII sounds superb.

 

As for your V-Moda's ear cushions.. Yes, they're too small. I had to buy the XL pads as did many others. You can find them here..

 

V-MODA XL Memory Cushions for Crossfade M-100/LP/LP2

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Result: liked it conceptually, not that particular device. So I may have a high end tube component in my system in the future.

 

Something for me to look forward to.. maybe I will go to some audio shows to have a 1st hand experience. They are kind of cute and I remember I used to see tubes in old radios. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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There's nothing wrong with valve amps. Some are better than others but it's not always down to price. My Project Ember MkII sounds superb........I had to buy the XL pads as did many others. You can find them here..

 

V-MODA XL Memory Cushions for Crossfade M-100/LP/LP2

 

Project Ember MkII is so beautiful! The 'solder slinging abilities' caught my eyes. Wow, you can actually solder it yourself! Amazing! I always love soldering things! This is cool! Thanks for sharing.

 

Yes. Thank you so much for the V-moda ear muff link. I just placed the order.

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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Project Ember MkII is so beautiful! The 'solder slinging abilities' caught my eyes. Wow, you can actually solder it yourself! Amazing! I always love soldering things! This is cool! Thanks for sharing.

 

Yes. Thank you so much for the V-moda ear muff link. I just placed the order.

 

I didn't build it myself. That would only end in tears. The pre-built price is hardly much more though & it is beautifully built.

 

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Be sure to watch this video before changing you V-Moda pads. It'll save some heartache.

 

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I didn't build it myself. That would only end in tears. The pre-built price is hardly much more though & it is beautifully built. Be sure to watch this video before changing you V-Moda pads. It'll save some heartache.

 

 

Tears and heartache shall be prevented, yes. Thank you! Now, I am tempted to change the color from black to white (silver) after watching the video.

 

d-_-b

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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White is naff, imo.

 

haha... maybe they are for younger kids. But, the image of MkII is stunningly beautiful!!! How can you leave home without it? I already have separation anxiety with m-100 even after 1 day. sigh.. :(

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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I don't go out. Just kidding. I actually like that I can't always listen to high quality sound. It makes it all the better when I get home & settle down.

 

Ah... interesting to learn. I'm an immature newbie who is still afraid of leaving my gear(gears, in the future.. :) ).

Cadela swims/moves/hears like an Olive Ridley turtle. She can't complain much, but can still audit audiophile equipments in her turtle speed.

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as they say around these parts.

 

I used to have an O2 amp & thought it was as good as it could get. Then I got the Ember demo and heard all that I'd been missing. After I returned the demo Ember I listened to the O2 once before deciding I had to buy the Ember. It took two months for that to happen and during that time I didn't listen to my 650's once.

 

When I finally took delivery of my very own Project Ember it was fantastic. The buzz doesn't go away either. This is my end-game amp & headphones combo.

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