Bryston Headphone Interface

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #81 on: 18 Apr 2011, 03:04 am »
Oh,sure, James... :duh: right after I blow all my $$$ on cables ( but OMG what cables !  :o)...


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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #82 on: 18 Apr 2011, 03:56 am »


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How much do they cost James?

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #83 on: 18 Apr 2011, 04:02 am »
Hi

Not sure yet as we are still listening and making changes :thumb:

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #84 on: 18 Apr 2011, 04:08 am »
James, you got a close up picture of its front and back?? Btw, it looks cool  :thumb:

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« Reply #85 on: 18 Apr 2011, 08:55 am »
Hi James

Couple questions

What software is used to create and render the models and digital images shown

Will the LEDs on the actual prototype/production versions appear white when off as on other Bryston components

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #86 on: 18 Apr 2011, 12:18 pm »
Hi James

Couple questions

What software is used to create and render the models and digital images shown

Will the LEDs on the actual prototype/production versions appear white when off as on other Bryston components


Don’t let the anti-gravity crystal in each unit throw you off, with Brytons record in reducing noise levels it ‘s the final frontier in reducing mechanically transferred vibrations.



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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #87 on: 18 Apr 2011, 11:38 pm »

James :  Are these going to have volume remotely controllable via the BR2? That way I wouldn't have to get up to hear what my wife is shouting at me :D

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« Reply #88 on: 18 Apr 2011, 11:54 pm »
James :  Are these going to have volume remotely controllable via the BR2? That way I wouldn't have to get up to hear what my wife is shouting at me :D

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No remote volume (most headphone cables are only a few feet long) and I am thinking a matching power supply for those that do not have an MPS2 power supply.

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« Reply #89 on: 18 Apr 2011, 11:56 pm »
As opposed to on-board ? Would that do a lot to drive up the cost ?

D.D.

Yes but it provides a better noise figure and for those that already have an MPS2 it is actually less expensive.

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #90 on: 19 Apr 2011, 12:00 am »
Also thinking about a fully balanced differential output for driving those phones that will allow that connection.

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« Reply #91 on: 19 Apr 2011, 12:15 am »

Looking forward to it.
Be sure to send a sample to Michael Fremer.

With one of these:  :kiss:

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« Reply #92 on: 19 Apr 2011, 12:31 am »
One of the great things about a quality headphone system is you can listen to a recording on your speakers and then your headphones and really hear a direct A-B comparison between the speaker/room interface and the headphones :thumb: which will provide excellent input into how the room influences the sound. 

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #93 on: 19 Apr 2011, 12:32 am »
I am thinking a matching power supply for those that do not have an MPS2 power supply.

James

James, will there be a performance differentiation this 'matching power supply' unit (external?) as compared to the MPS2? 

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« Reply #94 on: 19 Apr 2011, 12:59 am »
James, will there be a performance differentiation this 'matching power supply' unit (external?) as compared to the MPS2?

No difference.

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #95 on: 19 Apr 2011, 09:31 am »
Hi James,

I am excited to hear about the coming Bryston headphone amps.  I have been a headphone enthusiast for a few years now.

In the last few years, a company by the name of “Head-direct/Hifiman” (http://www.head-direct.com/) has emerged from seemingly nowhere to garner quite a following for its highly acclaimed products catering to the portable audio crowd as well as serious headphone users.  In particular, their “HE-6” Orthodynamic headphones have been making waves on www.head-fi.org with some users preferring them to flagship models from established headphone makers such as Stax (SR-007 Omega 2), Sennheiser (HD800), Beyerdynamics (T1), AKG (701/702) & Grados (PS-1000) & Ultrasone.  However, these "HE-6" headphones are notoriously difficult to drive.  Some experienced and serious headphone users are (subjectively) of the opinion that even some very notable high-end headphone amplifiers do not have enough power to drive them optimally.  These users are resorting to driving them out of the speaker terminals of amplifiers (of course we are not talking about 28B’s!).  I do not know how true the comments are as I have not heard the "HE-6" myself (but am considering a pair sometime).  This search will yield many references to it: http://www.head-fi.org/search.php?search=HE6.

I know that you are testing several high-end headphones with the prototype Bryston headphone amp.  If it’s not too late and if you think it’s worth the effort, could you lay your hands on a pair of “HE-6” and run some tests?  Thank you 

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« Reply #96 on: 19 Apr 2011, 09:36 am »
Hi James,

I am excited to hear about the coming Bryston headphone amps.  I have been a headphone enthusiast for a few years now.

In the last few years, a company by the name of “Head-direct/Hifiman” (http://www.head-direct.com/) has emerged from seemingly nowhere to garner quite a following for its highly acclaimed products catering to the portable audio crowd as well as serious headphone users.  In particular, their “HE-6” Orthodynamic headphones have been making waves on www.head-fi.org with some users preferring them to flagship models from established headphone makers such as Stax (SR-007 Omega 2), Sennheiser (HD800), Beyerdynamics (T1), AKG (701/702) & Grados (PS-1000) & Ultrasone.  However, these "HE-6" headphones are notoriously difficult to drive.  Some experienced and serious headphone users are (subjectively) of the opinion that even some very notable high-end headphone amplifiers do not have enough power to drive them optimally.  These users are resorting to driving them out of the speaker terminals of amplifiers (of course we are not talking about 28B’s!).  I do not know how true the comments are as I have not heard the "HE-6" myself (but am considering a pair sometime).  This search will yield many references to it: http://www.head-fi.org/search.php?search=HE6.

I know that you are testing several high-end headphones with the prototype Bryston headphone amp.  If it’s not too late and if you think it’s worth the effort, could you lay your hands on a pair of “HE-6” and run some tests?  Thank you

Hi

Ok thanks - I will check it out.

James

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #97 on: 19 Apr 2011, 10:52 pm »
One of the great things about a quality headphone system is you can listen to a recording on your speakers and then your headphones and really hear a direct A-B comparison between the speaker/room interface and the headphones :thumb: which will provide excellent input into how the room influences the sound.

Right on!  That's one of the things I use my AKG K702s for.  Whenever I want to blame my equipment for some failing, I whip out the cans to see what's really on the disc.  Great for A/B comparisons.

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« Reply #98 on: 19 Apr 2011, 11:04 pm »
Hi James,

I am excited to hear about the coming Bryston headphone amps.  I have been a headphone enthusiast for a few years now.

In the last few years, a company by the name of “Head-direct/Hifiman” (http://www.head-direct.com/) has emerged from seemingly nowhere to garner quite a following for its highly acclaimed products catering to the portable audio crowd as well as serious headphone users.  In particular, their “HE-6” Orthodynamic headphones have been making waves on www.head-fi.org with some users preferring them to flagship models from established headphone makers such as Stax (SR-007 Omega 2), Sennheiser (HD800), Beyerdynamics (T1), AKG (701/702) & Grados (PS-1000) & Ultrasone.  However, these "HE-6" headphones are notoriously difficult to drive.  Some experienced and serious headphone users are (subjectively) of the opinion that even some very notable high-end headphone amplifiers do not have enough power to drive them optimally.  These users are resorting to driving them out of the speaker terminals of amplifiers (of course we are not talking about 28B’s!).  I do not know how true the comments are as I have not heard the "HE-6" myself (but am considering a pair sometime).  This search will yield many references to it: http://www.head-fi.org/search.php?search=HE6.

I know that you are testing several high-end headphones with the prototype Bryston headphone amp.  If it’s not too late and if you think it’s worth the effort, could you lay your hands on a pair of “HE-6” and run some tests?  Thank you

Hi myview

Ordered a pair to try - boy the efficiency is really really low.

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Re: Bryston Headphone Interface
« Reply #99 on: 20 Apr 2011, 08:24 am »
Hi myview

Ordered a pair to try - boy the efficiency is really really low.

James
Let us know what you think of them james.
What do you normally use?