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post #271 of 725


 

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Originally Posted by haloxt View Post



 

I think crazy^carl's opinion is valuable because if people with sparrow think it is lacking they should say it


He's not been saying that though.  He says everything sounds the same.  No up, no down, all the same. 

post #272 of 725

I just conducted an AB blind test with the Sparrow vs an ipod, and the sparrow vs an asus motherboard onboard sound.   Both me and the other person did the test and ran the test on the other.  Headphones used were Sennheiser HD580.

 

In all tests, we were both unable to distinguish between the Sparrow, ipod, or the onboard sound.

post #273 of 725
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Originally Posted by Crazy*Carl View Post

I just conducted an AB blind test with the Sparrow vs an ipod, and the sparrow vs an asus motherboard onboard sound.   Both me and the other person did the test and ran the test on the other.  Headphones used were Sennheiser HD580.

 

In all tests, we were both unable to distinguish between the Sparrow, ipod, or the onboard sound.



I would take the sparrow,if you don't want it.my brother will definitely appreciate the gesture.

post #274 of 725
We pointed out in your test thread the flaws in your methology, starting with your choice of lossy music that is poorly recorded. Again, continue the discussion of that there please.
post #275 of 725

Everyone has a right to their opinion, but opinions do not need to be shared rudely.  If there is any more name calling in this thread, it will be locked and moved until it can be cleaned up, if it can, and members who can't post respectfully will lose the right to post for awhile, if not permanently.  In other words, knock it off.

post #276 of 725
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post

Everyone has a right to their opinion, but opinions do not need to be shared rudely.  If there is any more name calling in this thread, it will be locked and moved until it can be cleaned up, if it can, and members who can't post respectfully will lose the right to post for awhile, if not permanently.  In other words, knock it off.


Ok, but let it be known that I can not tell the difference between the Sparrow and an ipod, or onboard sound.

post #277 of 725

So we read... 5 times at least, lets move on.

post #278 of 725

I received my Sparrow today, B version, I noticed that the volume knob and the input switch look different from the picture on their website. (Volume knob: Black vs. Silver. Input switch: Square vs. Round). Is the picture on the website A version? Should they look differently?

 

Thanks

post #279 of 725

nevermind. I just saw there was another picture on the website for the B version:).

post #280 of 725

I'm sorry to pose this question again but it was ignored the first time because of the DB discussion but how difficult do you gentlemen think it would be to connect one of the better Audio-GD dacs to the amp of the Sparrow with ACSS?

post #281 of 725
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Originally Posted by burgunder View Post

I'm sorry to pose this question again but it was ignored the first time because of the DB discussion but how difficult do you gentlemen think it would be to connect one of the better Audio-GD dacs to the amp of the Sparrow with ACSS?


Thats what the fun is for.  I guess it would be possible if you opened up the case and tryed to bypass the sparrows DAC.  I would have no idea how to do that.

post #282 of 725

The sparrow and FUN are supposed to be similar in sound quality, but different sound signature. In slim.a's FUN review, 3Dac/preamp section and 4Headphone amp section are related to your question, but using rca instead of acss. I think he's saying the amp is the strong point of the FUN, and you may notice a worthwhile improvement outputting from dac19 RCA into fun, or in your case, some higher end dac with acss to modded sparrow. I say if you're planning on getting both a modded sparrow and a higher dac simultaneously, get the sparrow first, or a FUN if they can't add cast to sparrow (there's not much space, don't count on it), so you are free to decide what kind of dac you want in the future, or if you even need to upgrade.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/468522/review-of-the-audio-gd-fun-a-modular-dac-headphone-amp-preamp

post #283 of 725

I was thinking about ordering the Sparrow and then it would be nice to know whether or not it would be possible to upgrade with a better DAC using the ACSS I think that would provide a nice upgrade path anyway thx a lot for answers I have sent a mail to Audio-Gd too I let you know what they answer.

post #284 of 725

There's no ACSS input on the Sparrow.  I'd consider just saving for the DAC19/C2 combo instead.

post #285 of 725

lol man the controversy. posts being deleted left and right tonight!

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