Originally Posted by DanF8500
I had a nice reply for you, but something strange is going on with the avs forum, and I lost everything I typed out...so I'll give you a short version reply......to get the benefits of the 105's dacs, use its analog outputs (either dedicated stereo and/or multi-channel) to your Yamaha receiver. You'll need to put your receiver in Pure Direct mode to ensure your signal will remain analog to the amp stage.
As for your 600 ohm T1's, I can't give you a definitive answer on that, but I know this question has been asked before on either of the two 105 threads (owners forum or sound quality forum). You can do a search for your answer in both those forums. Just type "T1" as your search string.
Ok thanks for that,I did some research on it in various threads here and on head-fi. and apparently the Oppo+T1 combo comes out real treble happy,which makes sense,and thus wouldnt suit me well,at least on that combo...sounds like Sennheiser 600s or 650s might do well though.
I also read that while some 300/600 ohm headphones sounded good,they still lacked volume headroom,so here is another noob question:
If I connect the Oppo to the Yamaha via analog cables and do a passthru setting on the Yamaha would I gain the benefit of the amps of both the Oppo and Yamaha out of the Yamaha headphone jack,and still retain the DAC of the Oppo,or would the heaphones only receive the Yamaha's relatively weak headphone amp output?
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