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isent the eddie current like 4 grand or something? please   For that price, it better sound better, and do the ******* dishes too.
Like I said, I think the M-stage probably compares well to the O2. It's the Mini3 comment that really bugged me.    I suppose, i can admit, that with the right pair of headphones, someone might prefer the sound of a mini3. but it runs into limitations pretty quick, and is not nearly as capable as the o2. I don't think it's even half as powerful, by the numbers. (to be fair, it's also half the size, and I do still use mine for mobile use)   As far as he EF5 is...
      yeah, then there are the people who a/b vs GS-1, and Vioelectric HPA-200 and say there's no significant difference. There's an HPA-200 for sale right now in the f/s forum because the owner did not see the value in comparison. There will be an EF5 there soon, for the same reason.   For someone to even take the time to compare an 85$ amp vs a 1000$ amp, sounds pretty damn special to me. I've been around for awhile, i dident just sign up yesterday. I've heard a few...
I can see the M-stage being competitive with the O2. But not the mini3.   I've never heard an M-stage so I can't offer a comparison subjective or otherwise. I know the 02 is better then the Mini3, and better then my 500$ /w 300$ worth of accessories EF5. Which will find itself for sale pretty soon. I've also owned a Headroom Hybrid, and Headroom Micro, Jds Cmoy. It's also better then any of those.
    Obviously, they are audible. Because that's what your hearing when comparing the Mini3 to the O2.    Literally, you are hearing distortion. If you like that, then cool, it's all subjective, but do understand what your hearing.    As far as "tube distortion" vs "Solid state distortion"..    well, the 02 has completely inaudible amounts of distortion, therefore is "distortion free" be it 3rd harmonic or any other.    The tubes on the other hand, have audible distortion....
if you prefer Mini3 over O2, you must like the sound of distortion, non-flat frequency response/coloration, and poor crosstalk.. hey it's a "free" crossfeed. lol, i own both the O2 and Mini3, they are not even comparable, the O2 beats it so bad. I actually built both of them. The mini3 cost me more too.
Well, I've been building PC's for about 15 years. It's certainly possible to have a 100% rock stable o/c. As the above poster mentioned, it just takes ridiculous amounts of testing and stress. I use LinX, for 4 hours or so, it's much more stressful then Prime95, and will spot error's alot quicker. When that has passed, I use 24 hours of Prime95 BLEND. If that passes I use OCCT power supply torture test. Which is a combination of LinX and Furmark, it's absolutely brutal....
    Coming from another computer enthusiast, who also has a I7 920 (D0 Stepping) @ 4 Ghz, i call BS on this.   For one, the 5870 was not nearly twice the cost of the 5850. It was at most 100$ more, likely closer to 75$. And yes, there was about a 10% performance lead. We're talking 300$ vs 350, or 350 vrs 400$ here..   Also, yes you can use bios updates and overclock a 5850 to stock 5870 performance or higher, however the 5870 can overclock that much further and maintain...
the PSRR on the 02 is so insanely good that the power supply hardly matters at all. Why a design like this can't be done on other gear? Why do we need 400$ separate boxes for PSU? Hell if I know, the O2 outperforms those models, with it's mere 10$ wallwart, no excess needed.   600 euro graphics cards? what is that like 800 usd?   The only graphics cards at that price are Dual GPU on a single card solutions, and the performance gain is more like 70%.   The next closest...
The stock case is quite sturdy. Honestly, it looks like it could easily withstand a 5 foot drop onto pavement. Especially as light as the unit is. As far as internal build quality?   I built it myself, I took my time, and I used good quality solder and parts. It's built extremely well. Proudly, made in the USA.   The only thing that could be improved is the jacks, and rear plugs for power/input. But this was designed for mobile use, not desktop. So all the front...
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