Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

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Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby dncn1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:01 am

Hi

I'm currently using Beyerdynamic T1s plugged into my Xonar STX.

I use this setup for Music, Gaming & Movies.

I assume the Xonar STX is bottle-necking the T1s sound to some degree? Volume doesn't seem to be issue however.

What would be some recommended upgrades that would make noticeable difference to the sound?

Thanks

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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby Marcus » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:13 am

What kind of improvements or changes are you wanting/expecting and how much do you want to spend? :)
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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby dncn1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:18 am

Nothing specific... Just an improvement overall, to show what they're truly capable of.

I'd like to know the best bang for buck... and would consider more expensive options

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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby Marcus » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:50 pm

I would suggest moving to an external DAC/amp such as the Audiolab MDAC or something similar.
They pair well with the T1, however diminishing returns can be quite strong so while you should notice improvements they may not be massive :)
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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby dncn1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:13 pm

Ok, Thanks.

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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby BusinessEvolution » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:42 pm

Going from Xonar STX to external dac amp, I had a good jump in quality for my MS-1s but not much difference for my ATH-A900s.
Sources: Asus Essense STX, MA Stagedac
Amps: Talisman T-33H
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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby beachgardener » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:24 pm

BusinessEvolution wrote:Going from Xonar STX to external dac amp, I had a good jump in quality for my MS-1s but not much difference for my ATH-A900s.


Interesting all right, might keep that in mind for My MS1's, maybe first new headphones.

I was thinking that all the MS1's needed was an STX, but hey more improvement sounds good.Which dac/amp?
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Re: Beyerdynamic T1 + Xonar STX upgrade?

Postby BusinessEvolution » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:51 am

Sorry I've been in an overtime work void for a year. Stage dac + T33H. The MS1s sound good off most things but the external amp boosted the liveliness.
Sources: Asus Essense STX, MA Stagedac
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