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post #4276 of 12457

O.K. When I left the Gungnir to go and eat (you can tell that I'm not a serious audiophile) it was hooked up to the Lyr with 1961 Bugle Boys. The experience was very HD650, despite the use of the HD800s - cosy, warm, enclosed with an extraordinary (excessive?) rendition of hall ambience. Now I'm going for extreme soundstage: Gungnir + Lyr with E288CCs + HD800.  (CDs) Already it is a quite different sound: much more focused, accurate and yet open, yet slightly clinical. :confused_face_2: Timbre is still excellent. I miss the absolute sense of precision that I got with the M-DAC and the HD800s, but it's early days yet, and the sound has gone from flash and a bit harsh when first heard it to warm and a bit fuzzy in 6- hours. Things could be totally different in another 10 hours. Can't be doing with the  E288CCs! In go the E88CCs. Much better. The focus is completely back, the warmth is in check. I now feel that I am listening to HD800s. I don't dare go and get the HD650s and the Q701s from upstairs. It's complicated enough already...

post #4277 of 12457
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Obviously there is no career waiting for you at the State Dept. :D So what was it? Cables? Amps? DACs? Cans?


Has to have been cables. Only the subject of cables drives head-fiers to acts of homicidal violence. Even tube versus solid state is nowhere close. Maybe the HD800 is closer, but nothing like cables as a divisive topic. Some people adore cables and some hate them with a bitter vengeance. It's Middle Ages versus Enlightenment, Catholic versus Protestant, Lenin versus Trotsky, music versus 'historically deformed' performance (sorry, my bias is showing)... it's deep, atavistic, savage. Yup. I reckon cables.

post #4278 of 12457
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Obviously there is no career waiting for you at the State Dept. :D So what was it? Cables? Amps? DACs? Cans?

 

All of the above. I commend Schiit for making quality products (I know from experience) but past a certain point the human ear can only hear so much. If you disagree, there is a great company you should try

post #4279 of 12457
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... If you disagree, there is a great company you should try

 

That's a satire site, right? 

post #4280 of 12457

I really, REALLY hope so.

post #4281 of 12457

You guys Patrick82 newbs or what?

post #4282 of 12457

No I'm not, /g/ has me covered

post #4283 of 12457

As far as cables concerned, Blue Jeans Cable has me covered for life.. anything more fancy/expensive is a snake oil and pixie dust.

Honestly I think BJC is a schiit of cable world.


Edited by madwolfa - 2/14/14 at 4:55pm
post #4284 of 12457
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As far as cables concerned, Blue Jeans Cable has me covered for life.. anything more fancy/expensive is a snake oil and pixie dust.

Honestly I think BJC is a schiit of cable world.

 

Yeah, ok. Have fun with that

post #4285 of 12457
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Yeah, ok. Have fun with that

 

Yep... that's my cable. What's the problem?

post #4286 of 12457
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Obviously there is no career waiting for you at the State Dept. :D So what was it? Cables? Amps? DACs? Cans?

 

 

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All of the above. I commend Schiit for making quality products (I know from experience) but past a certain point the human ear can only hear so much. If you disagree, there is a great company you should try

Don't you know? The CIA is behind the business of premium priced headphone cables as part of their mind control experiments.

post #4287 of 12457
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Don't you know? The CIA is behind the business of premium priced headphone cables as part of their mind control experiments.

 

Projecting won't justify your purchases

post #4288 of 12457
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Don't you know? The CIA is behind the business of premium priced headphone cables as part of their mind control experiments.

 

 

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Projecting won't justify your purchases

Are you speaking about that goofy Projectionist that writes about audio equipment? Steve what's his name

post #4289 of 12457
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You guys Patrick82 newbs or what?


Apparently so, but thanks for the reference--it's providing some entertaining reading. I guess he was the Shia LaBoeuf of head-fi for a time. :p

post #4290 of 12457
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Yep... that's my cable. What's the problem?

Some people are just cheap and won't spend anything extra on something nice, and look down on others that do. The BJC are nice, and feel solid. You know what I'm talking about.
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