Will do. Thank you
I guess so. But I noticed the lack in coherence a few hours into listening and thought something is just not right. So I took out my old clas to compare...and so, I confirmed. I'd like to think its just the difference in SS so preference would come into play. But not right is just too far from...not preferred. To me, the Solo R sounds similar to a good ol' Sansa Clip + but even this little player to me sounds more "right" at this point. And for $499 for the Solo R, I was expecting it to exceed the Sansa and at least be within the level of the first iteration. right now, I don't feel it is. On the bright side, I saw a couple of posts where users didn't like the sound at first, but loved it after a few days.. (50 hours)...soo..here's to hoping.
So now, I'm burning it in and hoping it will improve.
With my amp set to Low Gain, I get the congested and muffled sound (pot at 1o'clock . At high gain (pot at 11o'clock) I Get a fuller warmer sound.
I never thought the gain switch had any effect on the sound. I was under the impression it controls volume and...gain. I maybe hallucinating... will get back after more listening time.
Yep, Hallucinating. Low and high gain sounds the same.
The Original Solo, for me, just blows the Solo R out of the water...
To give everyone an idea of what I hear..
Full and warm and natural on the Solo
Thin coarse and lifeless on the Solo R. There is a tinge of high frequency coarseness on top of Norah Jone's Nightingale that is non existent on the original Solo.
Impactful and lively on the Solo
Timid and artificial on the Solo R
Full and lifelike 9n the Solo
Thin and shriveled on the Solo R
It must me my preference...but I doubt anyone would prefer what I heard on the Solo R. But so many people love how it sounds...
I am thinking....Lemon.
Need to burn in and reassess
Edited by Annafrancesca - 8/28/13 at 4:49am