New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by Duncan

Hi, Looking at my ever-growing collection of Head-Fi paraphernalia, thinking I need to trim it down a bit - as such, up for sale are my Sony MDR-Z1000... Rare in so-much that I paid full retail (£500) for these before they had officially launched (receipt included if I can find it) - come boxed with all accessories / cables (box has seen better days, but headphones / accessories are in 9.5/10 condition)... Would prefer to meet up in Central London due to the size of the...
Hi, Looking at my ever-growing collection of Head-Fi paraphernalia, thinking I need to trim it down a bit - as such, up for sale is my Vorzuge portable amplifier... This is a brilliant little TOTL portable amplifier, great cosmetic condition, comes with box, registration card etc. - Reason for sale - got a Chord Hugo, so unfortunately this is now redundant to me... Local meet-up (London) is preferred, but - will post in the UK if required. Any questions, please PM me...
Hi, Looking at my ever-growing collection of Head-Fi paraphernalia, thinking I need to trim it down a bit - as such, up for sale is my Burson HA160D... Works flawlessly, and - if connecting to a PC doesn't need any proprietary drivers (24/96 compatible) - has USB, coax and three line-level inputs... Will pretty much power a rocket-ship, and is well regarded as a good match-up for Audeze LCD2 / Sennheiser HD6x0... Comes boxed, with all original accessories (cables etc,)...
Yup, just ordered a pair on a whim... will be delivered tomorrow...I'm going to look at them as being £400 / €500 cans, rather than the MSRP value - and if they can come up close to the LCD2, then - they'll be a winner in my opinion (especially as arguably they're portable!)Watch this space
That was the point I was alluding to in my post, which Rob confirmed - the Hugo does a better job in itself than upsampling at source...
Hi Rob, Indeed, I get it completely (had to do it to find out for myself ) - Anyhow off-board upsampling isn't the same... A good experiment nonetheless...
After seeing / lusting after the Red Reference in @OK-Guy's post above, it made me think - that is upscaled to 176.4khz - now, would the Hugo benefit from me upscaling my music... I know @Rob Watts says PCM (44.1khz) is best for Hugo, but if they share the same blood-line... Hmm... might have to have a play around with dbpoweramp....
Once more conspicuous by my absence, been toying with getting new IEMs to partner the IE800... Considering Westone UM50 Pro and W50 alongside Inear StageDiver SD3s, but that led me on a tour of my other BA IEMs, Sony XBA4 / HA3, and the surprise of the show, the Heir Tzar 350... I swear that the Hugo pushes the Tzar (with its crazy 350ohm impedance) to levels I've not yet heard, the normally timid Tzars have a really tight (and relatively volumous) bottom end via Hugo...
Looking at the UM50 as a stablemate to the IE800, strong bass sounds promising, rich mids will be a nice contrast to the IE800s clean mids, but - the treble - just how rolled off is it on the UM50? - would it be like listening to music through cotton wool after the IE800? If the treble is not more muted than that of the Sony XBA4 / HA3 (the only BA treble I can relate to ATM) then I think I'm sold... If not, I suppose I'll have to weigh up if the W50 treble would be...
Question is what is described as decent... PCDPs are basically compromised, potentially decent sound quality, but with zero anti-shock, or - great anti-shock, but poor sound quality... The heyday Sony PCDPs were probably the D777 / D-E905, which have moderate anti-shock, and still pretty decent SQ... As was mentioned further up in this thread, it does need to be considered that a lot of these older players are now dying due to capacitor leaking / laser failure etc. -...
New Posts  All Forums: