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It all began with the Oppo PM-3

Discussion in 'Headphones & Amps' started by apcarandang, May 15, 2018.

  1. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    The reason I began using headphones is I finally setup a desktop at home after years of only using laptops. Dual screens made my life so much easier as a teacher since I can have my grade book on one side and grade student work on the other screen.
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    Hey guys. I know it's been a while since I was last in here. I'm finally getting some time off in the next few weeks and I'm not working this summer.

    To make a long story short, I got an Oppo PM-3 for my birthday last year and since that time I have slowly gotten into portable headphone amps, DAC/Amp combos and gotten several headphones. It feels weird after not being here for quite some time. So currently my EDC setup is a Master & Dynamic MH30 and Sony MDR 1A, Fiio A5 amp, and a Dragonfly black connected to my iPhone. I'm waiting on the Modi 2 to come in tomorrow since I got the Magni 3 last week and I think they will stay on my desktop with the Oppo PM-3 or B&W P7. I still carry the Schiit Fulla 2 with my MacBook Air. My current BT headphone is the Audio Technica ATHDSR7BT. I'm reading Flint's post on the AudioTechnica BT DAC/Amp and that may be on the list of stuff to get. I currently use the Fiio BTR10 with Final's E-2000 earbuds. In less than a year I have accumulated around 8 headphones. So I'll probably end up selling the ones I don't really use that often.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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  2. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Great to see you here, APC!

    My current headphone rig is: Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 (using DAC only, not the amp), WooAudio WA6 tube amp, and Beyerdynamic T1 headphones. I think the high-impedance headphones like the T1 work particularly well with tube amps. I also have a heavily modded Denon D5000 that I use a lot, but it works better with ss amps IMHO.
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  3. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    I think my gear is all entry level at this point :)
  4. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Yeah but I bet your stuff is a lot more portable than mine!
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  5. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    Decided to pair the Fiio E10K with a SMSL T2 2X6J9 hybrid tube headphone amp.
    My iPhone setup

    Magni 3 is in but waiting on Modi 2. Using a Fiio E10K for DAC duties.

    This is how I set up my MacBook Air

    At home this is my desktop. Will be replacing Fulla 2 with the Modi 2 and Magni 3. Just waiting on Modi 2 to arrive tomorrow.
    Last edited: May 20, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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  6. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Holy shit! Look who showed up! And what a way to break a years long silence.
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  7. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Welcome back APC! Hope you are doing well.
  8. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I’ve decided give up a lot of my school duties so I can have a life again.
  9. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Responsibility is overrated.
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  10. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Amen Brother!!!
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  11. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    Three more years and I can retire :)
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  12. apcarandang

    apcarandang Well-Known Member

    Why is the Oppo PM-3 now $817 on Amazon? I bought mine for $399 from Oppo Digital.
  13. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    They announced they are pulling out of the US market and audiophile disc players.
  14. lakedmb

    lakedmb Active Member

    Sellers market!
  15. Bote

    Bote Active Member

    Hi Anthony. How are you doing? Glad you are here now!

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