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post #976 of 1047

is it true that we need to wait 2 months for Audeze products? The Singapore supplier told me i need to pay in full and wait for 2 months to get it.  i think that is way too much, i haven't been able to audit it, buy it tru reading headfi forum, and i am required to pay in full? damn..

post #977 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

is it true that we need to wait 2 months for Audeze products? The Singapore supplier told me i need to pay in full and wait for 2 months to get it.  i think that is way too much, i haven't been able to audit it, buy it tru reading headfi forum, and i am required to pay in full? damn..

I would have thought many SG shops would have demo unit? Fwiw we get at least 10 retailers at various locations with demos of all lcd2/3/x/xc for walk in demos in Hong Kong.... and no, none of them is saying it's out of stock or any lead time....
post #978 of 1047
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

I've had the Burson Conductor on loan for a while, and it sounds great with the LCD3. Very nice imaging especially, quite neutral yet nice and smooth.

 

You've used Auralic Taurus I remember and you loved it, and now you are talking about Burson Conductor... I don't know about the Conductor, but from the Burson Soloist that I had a chance to try... I wasn't overly impressed...

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I was never a huge fan of the burson offerings. I find them to be really boring.  I am not saying that they are bad...just to me boring.  Very neutral and detailed sound though.  

So what would it take for an amp to not be boring to you?

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So what would it take for an amp to not be boring to you?

a little more thump in the base and a bit more warmth in the mids.  Also I know that neutrality is good but slight bit of color would spice things up a bit.  Not exactly sure what I am looking for but that is just my opinion. 

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I would have thought many SG shops would have demo unit? Fwiw we get at least 10 retailers at various locations with demos of all lcd2/3/x/xc for walk in demos in Hong Kong.... and no, none of them is saying it's out of stock or any lead time....

 

Maybe its just that one supplier that i ask. i think it would be better for me to get it from HK then. i can try out the LCD-X and LCD-3 before i choose. Since this is the 1st TOTL Headphone that i m buying, may i ask if the lambskin or non-leather one suits hot country like Malaysia? 

 

Has anyone tried Alo PanAm with LCD-3? i would love to try a tube amp as i always wanted to own one but dunno which is good. Cavalli Liquid Glass seems nice too, even the Liquid Gold but too bad we need to order from Cavalli directly and there is no dealer around (this is as per my Singapore supplier).

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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

^ is that with the 3 or 3F?

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

I was never a huge fan of the burson offerings. I find them to be really boring.  I am not saying that they are bad...just to me boring.  Very neutral and detailed sound though.  

It doesn't add anything, but is slightly smooth, as well as neutral and detailed. If you like neutral, it is not a bad choice. From memory, it kind of reminds me of Mjolnir, except having better image depth.

Still preferring WA22 and CS300XS, but hey, those are also more expensive. And they lack a DAC. I found the onboard DAC quite good.

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You've used Auralic Taurus I remember and you loved it, and now you are talking about Burson Conductor... I don't know about the Conductor, but from the Burson Soloist that I had a chance to try... I wasn't overly impressed...

Still preferring the Taurus to the Conductor overall, but I tend to like variation, so I had no problem appreciating the Conductor 😊😊smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by ardilla - 6/27/14 at 4:04am
post #983 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

 

Maybe its just that one supplier that i ask. i think it would be better for me to get it from HK then. i can try out the LCD-X and LCD-3 before i choose. Since this is the 1st TOTL Headphone that i m buying, may i ask if the lambskin or non-leather one suits hot country like Malaysia? 

 

Has anyone tried Alo PanAm with LCD-3? i would love to try a tube amp as i always wanted to own one but dunno which is good. Cavalli Liquid Glass seems nice too, even the Liquid Gold but too bad we need to order from Cavalli directly and there is no dealer around (this is as per my Singapore supplier).

 

The ear pad choice is highly personal, I can't really wear fullsize headphones outside of air-conditioned rooms in Hong Kong (or when I'm in the US in summer) so heat/weather is largely moot for me.  Personally I always prefer leather or even "pleather" over microsuede or any kind of fabric. 

 

Yes, for Cavalli it's better to just order direct with Alex as it's easier to get support/service directly.  But if this is your first expensive purchase, I'd strongly suggest you to demo first.  As with anything we're really REALLY into diminishing returns at these level.... it might be better to start with something like Audio-gd or the new oppo HA-1 or Woo Wa2 to establish a baseline and identify your preference before going for the jugular. 

 

Cheers

post #984 of 1047
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The ear pad choice is highly personal, I can't really wear fullsize headphones outside of air-conditioned rooms in Hong Kong (or when I'm in the US in summer) so heat/weather is largely moot for me.  Personally I always prefer leather or even "pleather" over microsuede or any kind of fabric. 

 

Yes, for Cavalli it's better to just order direct with Alex as it's easier to get support/service directly.  But if this is your first expensive purchase, I'd strongly suggest you to demo first.  As with anything we're really REALLY into diminishing returns at these level.... it might be better to start with something like Audio-gd or the new oppo HA-1 or Woo Wa2 to establish a baseline and identify your preference before going for the jugular. 

 

Cheers

 

Is there any place to audit Cavalli amp in HK? 

post #985 of 1047

@Uniquexme - I've had a chance to listen to ALO PanAm, it was actually pretty nice! You might really enjoy it, it actually sounds a lot like a tube amp, even more than my Schiit Lyr.

 

But you might want to look into getting Schiit Lyr 2 which is supposed to be an improvement over Lyr 1..

The PanAm is a tiny amp though so if you want something portable and nice...

 

Like others said, you should do some listening before buying, or just go for any of the amps talked about in this topic, you won't be disappointed.

post #986 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

 

Is there any place to audit Cavalli amp in HK? 

 

 

You may find a member to ask.. but I don't recall seeing the amp in any shops in HK.

How ever I could be wrong HK has a lot to offer ;)

post #987 of 1047
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It doesn't add anything, but is slightly smooth, as well as neutral and detailed. If you like neutral, it is not a bad choice. From memory, it kind of reminds me of Mjolnir, except having better image depth.

Still preferring WA22 and CS300XS, but hey, those are also more expensive. And they lack a DAC. I found the onboard DAC quite good.

Um I don't remember it being too similar to the Mj.  I will agree that the DAC section is pretty good too. 

post #988 of 1047
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

@Uniquexme - I've had a chance to listen to ALO PanAm, it was actually pretty nice! You might really enjoy it, it actually sounds a lot like a tube amp, even more than my Schiit Lyr.

 

But you might want to look into getting Schiit Lyr 2 which is supposed to be an improvement over Lyr 1..

The PanAm is a tiny amp though so if you want something portable and nice...

 

Like others said, you should do some listening before buying, or just go for any of the amps talked about in this topic, you won't be disappointed.

 

thanks for the info. i shall get the PanAm and play around with it 1st before getting the desktop amp such as the new Schiit Ragnarok or Cavalli Liquid Glass or Liquid Gold. There is way to many amps to decide. hehe..

post #989 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Um I don't remember it being too similar to the Mj.  I will agree that the DAC section is pretty good too. 

Well, I felt it had a similar sound signature. But as I said, I didn't have them side by side, and memory is always unreliable in such matters.

But I got to compare them both directly to both v200 and Taurus, and in that comparison both Mjolnir and Conductor had some similarities. A major difference is that the mojo does a decent job with the HE 6, the Conductor doesn't.
Edited by ardilla - 6/28/14 at 7:22am
post #990 of 1047
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 
a little more thump in the base and a bit more warmth in the mids.  Also I know that neutrality is good but slight bit of color would spice things up a bit.  Not exactly sure what I am looking for but that is just my opinion. 

Try to demo the V200 if you can. It's solid state and sounds pretty neutral to my ears, but it brings a lot of thump and is sometimes described as being slightly warm of neutral.

 

I'm guessing you might be able to find used ones on the market from people upgrading to the V220 or V281 in the near future, too.

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