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Who listens to music with their Axe-Fx?

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx III Discussion' started by mcmurray, May 17, 2019.

  1. mcmurray

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    One thing that's blown me away with the III is the quality of the DAC and headphone amplifier. This thing drives my Sennheiser HD-650s better than anything else I've tried, and often get swept away for hours just listening.

    One could easily spend the same amount on a headphone amp/dac that won't sound as good.

    Anyone else use theirs for headphone listening? Which headphones do you use?
     
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    Agreed, I also have hd650 and 800, superb thru the III
     
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    When I’m using it as an audio interface and want to play something I do, but it’s not my always on interface.

    I can’t say I hear a difference either, BUT, I’m usually listening to YouTube, mp3’s Etc, so probably the weak link in the chain lol
     
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    Agreed !!

    because i am limited to Volume scenario`s ,(wife) etc.,I spend much of the time with my BOSE ,, or IEM`s on.
     
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    All the time. It sounds as good as my $2500 firewire audio interface (German).
     
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    Sounds like a possible idea for a product :)
     
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    All the time for rehearsing after 9PM or listening but I also use it with a FiiO E17K ALPEN 2 DAC/Amp listening with JH Audio Roxannes or Oppo PM-3's.
     
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    Spoiled as hell using in ear monitors. Just awesome.
     
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    All the time.
     
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    There are 300B tube amplifiers, both for headphones and for speakers, in the $100,000 ~ $500,000 range.

    Insert a Tube Pre amp block, select the 300B as power tube and VOILA! the value of your Axe-FX is skyrocketing even more.
     
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    I avoid listening through the headphone out on the axefx iii.

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    Because it sounds better than my other headphone outs/amps. Occasionally I plug directly in with a cable and use the headphone outs. I wish that I could always hear it that way but I have other monitoring needs that make it impossible.
     
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    I'm using the Axe as my main interface at the moment and it's glorious.
     
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    Will try this :)
     

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