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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

 

 set a dollar limit on what you'll spend and stick to it.

 

I don't think a dollar would buy that much, would it?

 

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post #4562 of 18028
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

I don't think a dollar would buy that much, would it?

 

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haha although for what it's worth, I once got a HDMI cable for $0.69 from Amazon. Still works to this day biggrin.gif

post #4563 of 18028
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Sounds like someone made some poor choices in Summit-fi territory and now has regrets evil_smiley.gif
 (just teasing).

I think what roadcykler is trying to say is that what sounds 'better' has more to do with taste (and maybe other things like expectation bias) rather than actual technical ability and quality. 
For various reasons I prefer the HE-500 to the HD800 for example. One is technically superior to the other, but they're quite different.
My comment was tongue-in-cheek.
post #4564 of 18028
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post


My comment was tongue-in-cheek.

I must have missed the invisible-ninja-jester emoticon beside the comment. biggrin.gif

post #4565 of 18028
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I must have missed the invisible-ninja-jester emoticon beside the comment. biggrin.gif
I guess I just thought it was unnecessary. I have an MSii+ and a Magni - pretty far from summit-fi. It was akin to saying, "Whoa man, you're making way too much sense for head-fi." biggrin.gif
post #4566 of 18028

Whelp, the Audio-GD NFB10SE sounded amazing but was way too big for my desk so I've sold it.

 

I have ordered a Meier Corda Daccord and Classic stack to replace it as the units have similar DACs and the Meier is the perfect size for my new desk set up.

 

I'll post some impressions when they're delivered in the next few days :D

post #4567 of 18028
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post


I guess I just thought it was unnecessary. I have an MSii+ and a Magni - pretty far from summit-fi. It was akin to saying, "Whoa man, you're making way too much sense for head-fi." biggrin.gif

Summit-fi isn't about performance persay, it's about an utmost devotion and pursuit in this hobby, financially and mentally.

 

You could very well sink many thousands of dollars and hours into assembling entire exotic headphone systems, become among summit-fiers, but the system might still have lower SQ than a combo that is wildly cheaper and simpler to buy and put together.

post #4568 of 18028
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Summit-fi isn't about performance persay, it's about an utmost devotion and pursuit in this hobby, financially and mentally.

You could very well sink many thousands of dollars and hours into assembling entire exotic headphone systems, become among summit-fiers, but the system might still have lower SQ than a combo that is wildly cheaper and simpler to buy and put together.
Sorry, but i still dont believe that a WELLREGARDED and expensive brand can be worse then a quality budget amp..if that expensive amp of lets say 3000usd is worse sounding then lets say a o2 or emotiva (two budget amps wellknown here) then in my believe that expensive amp is a RIPOFF...they are robing u of ur money.and buying that shows ur a snob (brand addiction and apearances are extreme important for u) or just blind...easy as that..BUT..really well made amps with top grade (and expensive) parts inside will always destroy any budget amp..ANY! Only a personal taste,budget and ur mind can be the choosing factor then...like a stax sr009 rig..u cant possibly believe that such a rig wont completely annihilate any socalled high end budget amp.. And this was ofcourse all imho.. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Sorry, but i still dont believe that a WELLREGARDED and expensive brand can be worse then a quality budget amp..if that expensive amp of lets say 3000usd is worse sounding then lets say a o2 or emotiva (two budget amps wellknown here) then in my believe that expensive amp is a RIPOFF...they are robing u of ur money.and buying that shows ur a snob (brand addiction and apearances are extreme important for u) or just blind...easy as that..BUT..really well made amps with top grade (and expensive) parts inside will always destroy any budget amp..ANY! Only a personal taste,budget and ur mind can be the choosing factor then...like a stax sr009 rig..u cant possibly believe that such a rig wont completely annihilate any socalled high end budget amp.. And this was ofcourse all imho.. biggrin.gif

SR009 is only one of countless summit-fi-discussed headphones. You don't see 100% of summit-fi users going for SR009+(insert upstream setup here).

 

The key in what I stated was that you could get or exceed the performance of many summit-fi headphone setups, with simple headphone setups under $1k and purchased in 5 minutes online and shipped straight to you the next day.

 

Certainly the objectively best summit-fi-worthy headphones with their most synergized top notch upstream gears could not be toppled, but that's a small fraction of summit-fi


Edited by jerg - 4/21/13 at 6:18pm
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Has anyone commented on MLE being into pad-fi yet? (tip: k70x=annie - pads, right?)

post #4571 of 18028
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Whelp, the Audio-GD NFB10SE sounded amazing but was way too big for my desk so I've sold it.

 

I have ordered a Meier Corda Daccord and Classic stack to replace it as the units have similar DACs and the Meier is the perfect size for my new desk set up.

 

I'll post some impressions when they're delivered in the next few days :D

Im running them off a Corda Classic too, its an amazing amp. 

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Switching between velour and pleather pads, I think I prefer pleathers. *puts on flame suit*

I'm not the only one am I?

post #4573 of 18028
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Switching between velour and pleather pads, I think I prefer pleathers. *puts on flame suit*

I'm not the only one am I?

+1

post #4574 of 18028
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Switching between velour and pleather pads, I think I prefer pleathers. *puts on flame suit*

I'm not the only one am I?

Is that in terms of comfort? if so, I am with you but the difference in sound keeps me from using it

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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Is that in terms of comfort? if so, I am with you but the difference in sound keeps me from using it

Actually in sound... I think there is a tad more slam and a little less 'air' in the sound. 
I think this makes a more personal/intimate but fun sound at the expense of soundstage.

 

I'm a little torn, as I think I like both for different reasons and different genres. Still not fully decided though as I think I'm losing micro details, which is actually quite a big loss.

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