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post #136 of 409

I have a set of Airmotiv4 on the way.  These will be for general PC/desktop use.  I went with the 4s to keep the desktop real estate reasonable.  Debating a HSU STF-1 vs. STF-2.  Nepenthe, thanks for the photos and feedback.  It helped greatly in making my decision.

post #137 of 409

I ended up changing my order to the Airmotiv 5 at the last minute, thinking that the 6 would be too large for my desk.  I got them last Friday and am really enjoying them so far - crystal clear with nice tight bass.  They are a big step up from the Audioengine A5+.  Of course, they are $599 (but with the coupon code a bit over $500), versus $399 MSRP for the A5+.

 

I'll try to get some pics up soon.


Edited by airs - 2/21/12 at 12:36pm
post #138 of 409
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Originally Posted by mfrnka View Post

I have a set of Airmotiv4 on the way.  These will be for general PC/desktop use.  I went with the 4s to keep the desktop real estate reasonable.  Debating a HSU STF-1 vs. STF-2.  Nepenthe, thanks for the photos and feedback.  It helped greatly in making my decision.



I really dig my stf-1, if you have a large room though go for the stf-2.

post #139 of 409

Airmotiv4s arrived in two days and are GREAT!  I wouldn't want much bigger on the computer/office desk, but for another room... hmm... biggrin.gif

 

Asus Xonar Essence One arrives tomorrow and STF-2 should be here next week.

 

This setup is replacing a Logitech Z-5500 with onboard PC sound and is, predictably, a big step up.

post #140 of 409

In reference to the "FLACs sounding inferior to un-compressed WAVs" I'm not attempting to stick up for Steve, nor discredit myself for that matter; however I will say that I've recently been introduced to EAC, and can tell a difference between a FLAC properly ripped (there are other equally adept programs out there of course, EAC is just the first one I stumbled upon) versus FLACs that have been ripped using a less accurate method, producing errors.  This of course then raises the fact that they aren't truly compressed, so it may be a moot point, if not a lesson in semantics.

 

 

Back on subject, I will say that all of you have collectedly convinced this long time lurker to bite the bullet on an Audio-gd NFB10SE to pair up with my asus xonar stx/magnums and either a airmotiv4 or 5, I thank you for saving me the time of doing research myself :)

post #141 of 409

If its not properly ripped then its going to sound the same whether you export the data to wav or flac....

post #142 of 409

Yeah that's why I figured it was a moot point, but it was the only way I could fathom being able to tell a difference (IE having a bad FLAC rip compared to a good WAV rip/or source)

post #143 of 409

I know, I need to do cable management... ;)

 

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post #144 of 409
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Yeah that's why I figured it was a moot point, but it was the only way I could fathom being able to tell a difference (IE having a bad FLAC rip compared to a good WAV rip/or source)

 

Ok then.  That makes sense.  You were explaining how someone could get the impression wav was better than flac if they didn't understand the theory behind it.  I seem to have missed that.


Edited by maverickronin - 2/25/12 at 12:05pm
post #145 of 409

Still no comparisons between the Airmotiv4/5 and the Swan M200MKIII ? Or the Adam A5X?
I would love to test them for myself but I can't find the Airmotivs and the Swans anywhere in Belgium..

 


Edited by melie - 2/29/12 at 8:25am
post #146 of 409

Comparison: Airmotiv 4 vs Airmotiv 5

 

If I had to compare the Airmotiv 5 to the Airmotiv 4, I'd say that the Airmotiv 5 is better because 5 is one more than 4. It's a bigger number. It also cost $200 more. If you tell people you paid $400 for your speakers (Airmotiv 4), they might go, "Ugh, I'm leaving. Goodbye forever." Now tell them your speakers cost $600: "Oh, baby. You play me FLAC; I'll scratch your back."

post #147 of 409
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"Oh, baby. You play me FLAC; I'll scratch your back."


Haha, made me laugh out loud :)

post #148 of 409
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Originally Posted by ChiComm4 View Post

Comparison: Airmotiv 4 vs Airmotiv 5

 

If I had to compare the Airmotiv 5 to the Airmotiv 4, I'd say that the Airmotiv 5 is better because 5 is one more than 4. It's a bigger number. It also cost $200 more. If you tell people you paid $400 for your speakers (Airmotiv 4), they might go, "Ugh, I'm leaving. Goodbye forever." Now tell them your speakers cost $600: "Oh, baby. You play me FLAC; I'll scratch your back."


 

hahahaha!!! That sums up everything here on Head-Fi. biggrin.gif

post #149 of 409

Comparisons!!! Has anyone owned the Behringer Truth b3031a's? Or in the case of a cheaper speaker, the Swan M200's?

Thanks.

post #150 of 409

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2CutBA4Q2E

 

Just got mine AM4, just a video shot with my iphone.

 


Edited by spidey - 3/10/12 at 3:27am
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