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Core Sound HeadLine
User Comments

R.C., in Australia, wrote:

I now have my Headline and I must say my initial impressions are very positive... It is a very robust looking and feeling unit - I can't believe how well it drives my 600 Ohm DT770's from a couple of 9V batteries! The only comparative test I have done so far is to spend about an hour with it connected to both the digital AND analogue outputs of a Cambridge Audio Azur 640C cd player. There is a toggle on the Headline which allows you to switch between digital and analogue source. This effectively enabled me to A/B the DAC of the Headline vs the DAC of the cd player, holding the Headphone amp constant. I used my DT770's and mainly listened to 'Duke Elegant' - a disc of Duke Ellington songs performed by Dr John. With both bits of gear you can hear the money that has been spent in this recording. I like the Headline's dac better on the strength of my short test. The cymbals sound more natural and the bottom end tighter and faster. His voice sounds great with either. In my home system I have a very old cd player feeding an old Cambridge Audio DacMagic 2 converter. As you would expect the dac in the Headline absolutely smashes this 10 year old box.

[A few weeks later he wrote:]

I have had my Headline for over a month now and I must say I really am enjoying it. It is great paired with my AKG k701's (also relatively new) for high quality recordings and my alessandro ms1's for stuff that has not been so well recorded (it can be a bit unforgiving with the higher end cans).

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