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post #13321 of 32912

I don't think the masses will really care about this product anyway.  They can sure try but the masses aren't gonna know the technology built into this thing.  The masses will be happy with their beats or skullcandies headphones from their iPods.  This is geared towards us on head-fi.  Hopefully it doesn't end up being one of the ninety-nine percent crap kickstarter projects.  If the Meridian can sell for $299 and Dragonfly at $250 and both have received good reviews, I don't see why the awesomifier couldn't become something in the same league or better.  

 

There's always gonna negative nellies that chime in without even hearing it first.  

post #13322 of 32912
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Reviews could claim it sounds like a $1000 DAC/Amp and it still wouldn't sell to the "masses" at even $199 because no one they care about is telling them they need it. You really need to define who their target market is. If they mean average joe Beats owner (not that there's anything wrong with that) then they are looking up Mt. Everest. That market only became what it was because of the endorsements.

I think it'll possibly clean up within the hobby, and there I'm optimistic.

Oh course, I understand where you're coming from and I agree this will most probably appeal to the "masses" who's into audio gear(should have specified that). But like the video said, most normal consumers just plug their headphones directly into the jack and think that's the best they can do, so if they play they're cards right, they might just attract the right people to expand their buyer base.
post #13323 of 32912
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I don't think the masses will really care about this product anyway.  They can sure try but the masses aren't gonna know the technology built into this thing.  The masses will be happy with their beats or skullcandies headphones from their iPods.  This is geared towards us on head-fi.  Hopefully it doesn't end up being one of the ninety-nine percent crap kickstarter projects.  If the Meridian can sell for $299 and Dragonfly at $250 and both have received good reviews, I don't see why the awesomifier couldn't become something in the same league or better.  

 

There's always gonna negative nellies that chime in without even hearing it first.  


^ beerchug.gif

post #13324 of 32912

I'm curious about it this geek thing, although honestly i really don't even need a DAC. I almost never use my laptop as a source. Well designed enclosure aside i wonder how the GEEK stacks up against the hifimediy saber.

 

I really wish there was an affordable I-device DAC or DAC/AMP, as i've discovered that when/if i upgrade my IP4 to an IP5, I won't have a line-out to use with my amp.


Edited by dnullify - 8/21/13 at 11:05pm
post #13325 of 32912
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

I'm curious about it, although honestly i really don't even need a DAC. I never use my laptop as a source. I really wish there was an affordable I-device DAC or DAC/AMP, as i've discovered that when/if i upgrade my IP4 to an IP5, I won't have a line-out to use with my amp.

Jump ship and go android. wink.gif
post #13326 of 32912
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


Jump ship and go android. wink.gif


LAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGdroid. wink.gif

post #13327 of 32912
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Jump ship and go android. wink.gif


Heh, I don't really like any of the android devices right now. I was thinking I'd probably have to invest in a hi-end DAP (although probably not an A&K), and just re-rip only the albums i really like/new albums in lossless. $600 for an iDevice dac is nuts...

 

 

Anyone else wondering why the GEEK doesn't just have a female USB or micro-USB connector, and simply include a little Cable? I feel like that would be a tad less risky as far as snapping off the plug or damaging your laptop's USB port.

post #13328 of 32912
I'm waiting for Honami(aka Xperia i1) before I decide what to upgrade to.

I hear the are considering something like a power plug for the USB, something to power the device with and protect the USB port. It's in the comments.
post #13329 of 32912
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post


Heh, I don't really like any of the android devices right now. I was thinking I'd probably have to invest in a hi-end DAP (although probably not an A&K), and just re-rip only the albums i really like/new albums in lossless. $600 for an iDevice dac is nuts...

 

 

Anyone else wondering why the GEEK doesn't just have a female USB or micro-USB connector, and simply include a little Cable? I feel like that would be a tad less risky as far as snapping off the plug or damaging your laptop's USB port.

 

It will be coming with a USB connector now. See the "UPDATE" lower down in the page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones?ref=live

post #13330 of 32912
Well, it comes with a small USB extension cable if you back it on Kickstarter for precisely that reason. I think the form factor is cleaner with the standard USB and at least you get the choice of whether you want it to plug directly into the PC or connect with a small length of wire. If you have Micro USB connectors and the like, you've only got the choice of it connecting with wire, which while safer can look untidier.

EDIT: Wayne got there first smily_headphones1.gif.
post #13331 of 32912

Yeah, i saw that update which is why i asked...  I guess if i owned one, i wouldn't really use it without the little cable, and thus it would be easier to stick in a pocket without the usb plug jutting out of the enclosure. It occurs to me that people who actually use their laptops on their laps won't like a dangling dac.

post #13332 of 32912
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LAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGdroid. wink.gif

Sorry, I couldn't hear you over my 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor. tongue.gif

Btw, I already repackaged the S2, like new. Drop me a price and we'll go from there. wink.gif
post #13333 of 32912
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Sorry, I couldn't hear you over my 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor. tongue.gif

Btw, I already repackaged the S2, like new. Drop me a price and we'll go from there. wink.gif

I wans't aware snapdragon chips made noise... The s600 in my phone is pretty damn quiet haha just screwing

But pshhh android lag? Thats so 2012 (i honestly have no clue dont quote me on that lol). Yeah lets not get into an android vs iPhone thing... That never turns out well lol.

PS what the heck are you using a 2.2 ghz phone is pretty ridiculous
post #13334 of 32912
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

Sorry, I couldn't hear you over my 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor. tongue.gif

Btw, I already repackaged the S2, like new. Drop me a price and we'll go from there. wink.gif

 

Congrats on getting post #13337 in this thread. /jealous

post #13335 of 32912

Gosh, I've been going through the portable source board... too much to think about. Maybe i'll wait till the ibasso dx50 reviews start rolling in. I'm trying to decide what makes sense here, as it would seem i really aught to step up the source bit of my audio rig. Either I get a good dac and start copying over music onto my laptop and just be satisfied with the iphone for portable use; else get a good sounding hi-fi(ish) DAP and again use the iphone for day to day listening. 

 

I definitely wouldn't EDC a DAP in addition to my iPhone...

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