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    Thumbs up Musical Fidelity X-Can v8

    So I'd been thinking about getting a decent set of headphones for work when I saw this musical fidelity on demo & I figured why not? Ordered it and a pair of AKG k701's. The Musical Fidelity showed up last night, so I brought it in & plugged in my POS $15 Sony headphones.

    HOLY CRAP!

    There's bass that was never there before, all my mp3's now sound like ass compared to the lossless rips, incredible imaging, much better dynamics... All this through my cheap headphones- I can't wait till the AKG's get here.

    Now, I dunno if the DAC in the computer sucks (I'm using the USB input on the MF) or the line out on the computer was just that bad, but it's night and day.

    Kind of a shock- I was expecting maybe a little improvement, but nothing till I got some real headphones.

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    Nice, I didn't know there was even a v9 version out...
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    I picked one of them up as soon as they became available. Much better than the previous series. It's also physically larger, which was a nice change. I haven't used the USB feature but it's a nice touch.

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    I didn't particularly LOVE the v3 when I had it. It was a nice amp, but a little too laid back with my already laid back HD650. Is the V8 similar, or is it more forward like the ASL stuff (I have the MG Head OTL now and absolutely love it, ultimately chose it over the v3)?

    I think with a set of more forward sounding cans I'd prefer the v3, just didn't do it for me with the Senns.
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    I can't comment too much since this is my first foray into cans, but I'll give more impressions once I get the AKG's.

    The USB really sold me on it- I suspect that the line out on my soundcard is going to be a major limiting factor, so bypassing all the RFI and crap parts inside my computer seems like the way to go. Not that I think that the DAC in the MF is that great, but it's gotta be better than what Dell is putting in a workstation.

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    I'll probably pick up one for the old lady soon.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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    where can you buy it and how much does it cost?
    Current HT setup
    Mains: B&W 804s
    Center: Polk CSi5
    Surround: Polk FXi3
    Sub: Velodyne DLS-3750R
    Receiver: Pioneer SC-07
    Amplifier: Sunfire TGA5200
    TV: Sony KDS60A2020
    DBP: Sony DBP-S350
    CDP: Pioneer DV-48AV
    Interconnect cables: SignalCable analog II
    speaker cables: SignalCable Ultra Speaker Cables Bi-wire

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    http://www.musicdirect.com/product/81945

    Underwood HiFi has them, too and I'd recommend getting it from him, but you'll have to email/call for his price.

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