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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Oh well, you need a computer to do ABX testing anyway. I am just trying to say, no matter how superior you think your hearing is, even 128 kbit ogg or aac would be a challenge to get right all the time.  256 kbit would probably very hard, and I bet you will start to be a bit unreliable in your guessing at this point. That is being optimistic, though. But... No reason to discuss it really, just don't want anyone to fool themselves.


right.... biggrin.gif and who said anything about people having superior hearing? some are just a little bit deafer then others very_evil_smiley.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/25/13 at 4:56am
post #6512 of 13416
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Oh well, you need a computer to do ABX testing anyway. I am just trying to say, no matter how superior you think your hearing is, even 128 kbit ogg or aac would be a challenge to get right all the time.  256 kbit would probably very hard, and I bet you will start to be a bit unreliable in your guessing at this point. That is being optimistic, though. But... No reason to discuss it really, just don't want anyone to fool themselves.

The test also depends on the recording. With some recordings it will be tough while with others it's easier.
post #6513 of 13416

I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?

post #6514 of 13416
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?


downgrading from lyr and bifrost? or just the he500?

the hd650 could be a cheaper alternative for the he500..and then get a cheaper (chinese) tube amp like the darkvoice 3322 instead of the lyr as those pair very well with the hd650..for the dac i dont know any other downgrade i could advice imho as the bifrost is already a lower budget model.

post #6515 of 13416

finally my he-500

 

 

and for hifimanrookie, enjoy this

post #6516 of 13416
norse audio he-500! just! like mine wink.gif
post #6517 of 13416
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

norse audio he-500! just! like mine wink.gif

hard version?biggrin.gif

post #6518 of 13416
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


downgrading from lyr and bifrost? or just the he500?

the hd650 could be a cheaper alternative for the he500..and then get a cheaper (chinese) tube amp like the darkvoice 3322 instead of the lyr as those pair very well with the hd650..for the dac i dont know any other downgrade i could advice imho as the bifrost is already a lower budget model.

The 3322 is the same price as the LYR and does not touch it.

post #6519 of 13416
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?

I'd say HD600 + a good OTL tube amp would be what I'd do in your case.  As for the DAC, there's always the Modi, ODAC, Dragonfly...Matrix M-Stage perhaps?  How much of a downgrade are you thinking?

post #6520 of 13416
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

finally my he-500

 

 

 

 

That Beta 22 looks like a beast.

post #6521 of 13416
I have the lyr and use the odac sounds good to me someday I might try the bifrost
post #6522 of 13416
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I'd say HD600 + a good OTL tube amp would be what I'd do in your case.  As for the DAC, there's always the Modi, ODAC, Dragonfly...Matrix M-Stage perhaps?  How much of a downgrade are you thinking?

hmm 

 

I was actually just thinking about downgrading from the He-500. I haven't really been critically listening enough lately. I figured I should just get some powered speakers to run off the Lyr/Bifrost for now.

 

I was chasing the ortho bass coming from the DT880s to HD650 to He-400, but lately really deep bass hasn't been that important to me. I'm not sure if its just a phase I'm going through right now or what. 

 

At the same time, I'm wondering if I should just keep my HE-500? I bought them new off Head-direct about 4 months ago (so its still relatively new). I honestly don't ever see myself going into summit-fi, so I'm trying to get the best mid-fi system I can ;) 

post #6523 of 13416
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post
hmm 

 

I was actually just thinking about downgrading from the He-500. I haven't really been critically listening enough lately. I figured I should just get some powered speakers to run off the Lyr/Bifrost for now.

 

I was chasing the ortho bass coming from the DT880s to HD650 to He-400, but lately really deep bass hasn't been that important to me. I'm not sure if its just a phase I'm going through right now or what. 

 

At the same time, I'm wondering if I should just keep my HE-500? I bought them new off Head-direct about 4 months ago (so its still relatively new). I honestly don't ever see myself going into summit-fi, so I'm trying to get the best mid-fi system I can ;) 

Sooo, what do you want from your music, and what do you listen to..? Which qualities do you seek out from whatever you listen to?

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hmmm I listen to a wide variety of music to be honest. From rnb, to hip hop, to jazz, to blues, to edm, to ambient rock/post rock. 

 

I think instead of analyzing the music, I just want to be swept by it and enjoy what is going on. Lately I've been shifting my time into learning the guitar a bit more seriously, so I haven't really been using my HE-500 that much. I would usually just put a track on my computer speakers and try to jam along with it. 

 

It was during my last head-fi meet that had me look into the hifimans. My favorite set up at the meet were the HE-6 with the Liquid fire (before I found out how much both of these items costed lol)

 

I haven't tried tube rolling with my Lyr yet, so I'm sure not if that will bring something different to the table?

post #6525 of 13416
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

That Beta 22 looks like a beast.

in fact, a little heavyrolleyes.gif

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