7/27/14 at 7:26pm
Posts by KyPeN
7/27/14 at 2:33pm
My mistake. Typo. Can you define how an amp make the sound better? How did you do the comparison? Blind? Same pair of headphones with levels matched across the amplifiers using the same source? If so, you should drop the $300 (or so) for the NFB-12, buy whatever amp is "clearly better," and collect your check.
7/27/14 at 1:19pm
This is hilarious to me for multiple reasons. First of all, they're subtly trash talking their own "lower" end products. Secondly, what does soldering the chip directly on the board have to do with anything at all? The leads on the board are going to be so much thinner than any connection, by definition. Strong solder points have nothing to do with sound or affecting performance at all. It has everything to do with creating a strong connection so if you move your...
7/26/14 at 10:31pm
I got to hear a lot of really great stuff. Thanks everyone for making it so enjoyable and to Gil for organizing. Some of my personal impressions: HD-800: Exactly what I expected from reading. Incredibly detailed and analytic with incredible bass depth and wide sound stage. That, combined with them being one of the most comfortable cans that have ever graced my giant mellon made them highly desirable in my eyes. Only running off a Bottlehead Crack too. Very...
7/25/14 at 4:42pm
7/16/14 at 2:14pm
Let me start this off by stating that I understand that switching between a high end amp and a perfectly capable "low end" amp makes no discernible difference, despite (potentially) superior specs. Same with DACs, cables, etc. I'm currently listening to my LCD-3s on a $300 (a couple years ago) Audio GD NGD-12 via USB to Spotify and compared it side-by-side with a $4000 McIntosh and heard no difference. I get that. However, I got to thinking if anyone has done any...
7/8/14 at 9:37am
A scary music thread has no place being devoid of Devil Doll. Wikipedia Link Mr. Doctor made a truly terrifying series of records that, after listening, make me feel both empty and fulfilled simultaneously. After listening, other music sounds like it's missing an element of heart. The symphony, the layers, the subtlety. My LCD-3s will be delivered in a matter of hours and it is on my short list of what to listen to first. Turn this on, close your...
7/4/14 at 5:18pm
6/28/14 at 6:58pm
6/25/14 at 9:22am
Did the mod with my old K701s last night. My setup is as follows: Home: Entech -> Gilmore -> K701 or RS-2 Work: Audio-GD -> HE-400 Early impressions: I don't see a reason to keep my Grados anymore with this mod. I used to love the imaging, sound stage, clarity, treble, and revelation of the K701. Phenomenal for non-string jazz, electronica, and symphonic music. However, Grados are just so fun. I want to enjoy my music, not analyze it. My K701s haven't...