We had the opposite result with the Ether Flow C at my station (loaned to me by @MrSpeakersPeter), as compared to my personal Ether C. It seemed that we turned to volume up just a tad with the flow as compared to the non-flow C's. Or I'm loosing my mind, which is quite possible.....
Streaming Geezer here as well. Enough things in life I have to control. I have a decent library of music files, but I sure like Tidal's click and enjoy ease of use. Sound quality is definitely fine for my needs.
Ether C w/10' dum XLR $1,649
Base Upgrade $ 350
Ether C Flow <$1,849>
"Overspend" $ 150
So, If I'd waited 7 or 8 months and bought the flow, I'd save $150. Course I wouldn't have had the flow for the 7 or 8 months. Worth it for me, when I upgrade (might not be the first wave for cashflow reasons). Also, amazingly, when I listened to my Ether C's last night, they didn't sound...
I used one of the old Headroom Ultimate Desktop Amps with the external power supply. These have fallen out of favor around here. It was a really nice dac/amp combo and a sweet pair with the D7000. Every once in a while one pops up at a decent price.
MrSpeakers Ether C and a pair of older 1964 Ears Quad ciems. The ciems only see head time when I travel. Every now and then I buy a pair of HD650's for a few months, and then sell them at a loss. I need to stop doing that....
I use this album extensively as well. It was recorded at a fairy low gain, so the added benefit of a bit more volume knob travel. I love the album, and have been listening to it for years, so it is very familiar to me.
Looking for a 2.5 mm TRRS with AK100ii pinout to mini XLR female adapter, pinout same as a standard 4 pin XLR female would have to accept a male XLR headphone cable.
GOOD copper or GOOD silver plated copper. Preference for OCC copper of good purity.
1 ft. long wire, black multifilament or parachute cord type sheath.
Amphenol brand mini XLR to match what is on the rest of my cables.
I can provide pinouts if necessary, but I prefer...