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Hey all, currently running the following setups (via a switch box): Xonar DX > HP out > Vali > MD 3.2 iPod Classic LOD > Vali> MD 3.2 Would a Bifrost Uber be a good upgrade, or a waste of time? Is the MD 3.2 resolving enough to hear the difference?
Quillik is correct, you need TOSlink for surround sound on the PLYR1.  DrayySlayyer, I'm pretty sure we covered that requirement in this thread. Sorry you didn't see it. Also, please format your stuff man; it's hard to read.
 Isn't it always the MixAmp, and an additional amp if necessary? 
http://www.accessoryjack.com/audio-technica-ath-im50-dual-symphonic-in-ear-monitor-headphones-white.html
earfonia: I thought you said they were "neutral", not "natural"? It seems we are using terms very differently, and this will likely lead to a discussion on neutrality and whether it is knowable. Let us simply agree that the new line is very good value for money. omastic: I didn't write the review!
omastic: I tried the im03, and I recall hearing a "metallic" sound signature. Perhaps that is the peak you described?
Yes, I agree that the bass on the IM50 is well done, and integrates well with the rest of the frequencies, but that does not mean it is neutral. I do understand where you're coming from when you describe one earphone as brighter/darker than another, but again, this is simply a relative comparison. And yes, I do know that we can become used to sound signatures, particularly if we are A/B-ing between earphones with very different ones.  I guess I will have to respectfully...
Really impressed with your work! Almost nobody discusses output impedance and it's quite relevant to how our gear sounds. But why do some of the earphones sound good regardless of source? Doesn't this defy the rule of damping factor (e.g. IM50 and 70 have 10 ohms Input Z, yet 4 of 9 players/amps you tested have Output Z greater than 1.25, which would have damping factor <8) Also surprised that you found the IM50 and 70 neutral (as you said in one of your opening...
For on-the-go, you might as well just rule out all Hifiman headphones already. They're open back; would you really want to deal with the annoyance of hearing external noise, and getting on everyone else's nerves, while listening to music?
 Wait, wait, wait. The HE-500 is the same price as an Alpha Dog:https://www.mrspeakers.com/Mrspeakers-Alpha-dog-Alpha-Pads-Balanced-TRShttps://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=102 You were actually thinking about comparing the HE-400 to Mad Dog, weren't you?These 2 are also the same price:https://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Alpha-Pad-Fostex-T50RP-headphonehttps://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=115 Plus you said in your original post that the...
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