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I see from the post that your location is in CT.  I live in the Atlanta area.  If you're ever down this way, I'll gladly let you listen to mine.

 

Thanks!  beerchug.gif

post #11057 of 12873

A friend and fellow Head-Fi'er shot me this link yesterday: trustmeimascientist.com/2013/02/04/the-science-of-sample-rates-when-higher-is-better-and-when-it-isnt/

 

A very fine, unbiased explanation of high res music files. When high res is good and when it's not. And why. Should be required reading here on Head-Fi.

post #11058 of 12873
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

A friend and fellow Head-Fi'er shot me this link yesterday: trustmeimascientist.com/2013/02/04/the-science-of-sample-rates-when-higher-is-better-and-when-it-isnt/

 

A very fine, unbiased explanation of high res music files. When high res is good and when it's not. And why. Should be required reading here on Head-Fi.


Very interesting. I roll with basic 16 / 44 lossless flac and that sounds great to me. I am not at all sure that I could differentiate 320 mp3 and flac IN A BLIND TEST. I just buy the 24 bit / 44 version if readily available for a couple of bucks more, but could not swear it is crazy better.

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I've used the DX100 with SR-71A, RX-MKIIIB (single ended) and the Intruder (currently).  I prefer the Intruder by a good margin, especially balanced out. 


Can you provide more details about why you like the Intruder better than the SR-71A?

post #11060 of 12873
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Very interesting. I roll with basic 16 / 44 lossless flac and that sounds great to me. I am not at all sure that I could differentiate 320 mp3 and flac IN A BLIND TEST. I just buy the 24 bit / 44 version if readily available for a couple of bucks more, but could not swear it is crazy better.

On some recordings I tell myself that I get slightly better dynamics with 24/96, on others it's a wash. Some sound mediocre at 24/96 (Norah Jones, Metallica) while others make my jaw drop at 16/44.1 (Paul Simon). There's a lot more to it than just numbers... 

 

Sigh... I wish The Foo Fighters would do a proper recording and mixing session once. So much talent and energy squashed into an indifferent pulp by shoddy recording and/or mastering.

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

On some recordings I tell myself that I get slightly better dynamics with 24/96, on others it's a wash. Some sound mediocre at 24/96 (Norah Jones, Metallica) while others make my jaw drop at 16/44.1 (Paul Simon). There's a lot more to it than just numbers... 

Sigh... I wish The Foo Fighters would do a proper recording and mixing session once. So much talent and energy squashed into an indifferent pulp by shoddy recording and/or mastering.
I indeed do realize that the quality of the recording / mastering is the most important. I never noticed this on iPod with se530. But on DX100 with 1plus2 or Miracles, some albums just sound like crap....because the material itself is crappy.
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I indeed do realize that the quality of the recording / mastering is the most important. I never noticed this on iPod with se530. But on DX100 with 1plus2 or Miracles, some albums just sound like crap....because the material itself is crappy.

Seing Linkin Park on HDtracks made me snicker.

post #11063 of 12873
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Seing Linkin Park on HDtracks made me snicker.

 

I have some LP from LPs(this LP mean vinyl :P), just can not understand the noise floor even though it is 24/192~~~~~ I think their recording quality is not worth the money on the HDtracks~~~ But still, I paid to get all of them~~~~~ Cause that's what hardcore fan will do~~~~~
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Thread Starter 

It was known that for some time HD was upsampling and not using true 24/192 material. They got caught and are supposed to be using true high res material now but some of their older is still the same. I got a refund on some albums because the quality was poor and they admitted the less than hi rez quality  to me in an email.

post #11065 of 12873
Jumped the bandwagon and bought a Tralucent T1 to pair with my DX100. I expect an improved depth and soundstage using SE535. Hope I won't regret it
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Jumped the bandwagon and bought a Tralucent T1 to pair with my DX100. I expect an improved depth and soundstage using SE535. Hope I won't regret it
you should have a benifit after burn in though the 535 might be the limiting factor in such a great rig.
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+1...

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Thanks Mimouille. Am actually thinking of upgrading to Heir 4Ai but still undecided. I'm waiting for some folks here to push me in the right direction.biggrin.gif
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Thanks Mimouille. Am actually thinking of upgrading to Heir 4Ai but still undecided. I'm waiting for some folks here to push me in the right direction.biggrin.gif
I used to have the se535 and enjoyed them for years before full nutty audiophile. They are awesome. To enjoy them the dx100 does not need an amp. Reshelling the 535 and adding drivers with um as I did is a good option, giving you performance almost in the Miracle range for 450 only. The Miracles are also great. I will tell you how the 5.0 pair with it too. If you have the money, you cannot go wrong on Tralucent 1plus2 with this rig. It is like you ARE the bass.
post #11070 of 12873
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I used to have the se535 and enjoyed them for years before full nutty audiophile. They are awesome. To enjoy them the dx100 does not need an amp. Reshelling the 535 and adding drivers with um as I did is a good option, giving you performance almost in the Miracle range for 450 only. The Miracles are also great. I will tell you how the 5.0 pair with it too. If you have the money, you cannot go wrong on Tralucent 1plus2 with this rig. It is like you ARE the bass.


Goes deeper than the brown note lol  ;)...

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