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post #4621 of 5633
Eve/Eke definitely has a point. I'm planning to take a trip to Cali with my K3003s and my G-2 and I'll probably have them hooked up to a Sony F886 Hi-res blah blah blah. My friends all know about my insane "expensive" tastes and my goal was to have them sample some of what I hear on a regular basis. The thing is... I find the EarPods to be so stupidly good for the price (free for a lot of people), that all of my friends would just think I'm absolutely, unquestionably CRAZIER for dropping the dough on stuff that's not exactly worth 50X the price of a retail EarPod.

I'm getting a Sony MH1 in, in a few days and I fully expect that to further challenge the notion of performance/value with my TOTL phones as well rolleyes.gif
post #4622 of 5633
funny, all improvements of sound is just in our heads and it depends how much we want to pay for this. there is no such thing as sound per buck otherwise we could quantify Beethoven vs. Mozart... truth is that both were musical genuises and while for me Beethoven's 9 symphony is the top of all classical music achievement before and after for some other this will not be true.

why telling this? if someone loves sound of iPod earbuds i happily agree with him because this is his choice. what i do not like is putting sound differences in $$$ and talking down good product because of prohibitive price.
post #4623 of 5633
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

You know, he's actually right. The journey is good, but it's the main source of our delusions as audiophiles. We've become trained to accept tiny changes at huge costs.

I had the UERM , 1Plus2, and other top tiers. I made a friend listen to them, them tell him what the prices were. On all occasions, he said they definitely sounded better than his earpods, but he could never Ina millions years justify the cost/improvement gap. I agree with him too.

So I think the main point of the journey is to make you



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post #4624 of 5633
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

if someone loves sound of iPod earbuds i happily agree with him because this is his choice. what i do not like is putting sound differences in $$$ and talking down good product because of prohibitive price.

 

Earbud fans: Supposedly Yuin PK-1's are the "Ultimate traditional earphones" (read earbuds):

 

http://www.yuin-acoustic.com/product/?id=2

 

I guess if you really like earbuds you should be using these to uphold your status as a true HeadFier...:D 

post #4625 of 5633
Burtomr, what so bad i did to you to deserve this? tongue.gif

yeap, i believe i have actually these left from older CDP portables and Mini Disc players, somewhere in boxes in the cellar wink.gif
post #4626 of 5633
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Burtomr, what so bad i did to you to deserve this? tongue.gif
 

 

Gintaras, you're cool dude.

 

I was just amused by all the talk of 'earbuds' and figured I owe all my HeadFi brothers an upgrade path in case you thought Apple earbuds were the end of the line.

 

They're just the beginning of the path to audio bliss....that has no end....:wink: 

post #4627 of 5633
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post


You gained experiences. It is a journey not just about an ibud users saving more than $2000 and then jump up to the uber 1p2. It does not make sense to me. I do not think we are wasting money on these stuffs.

Agreed.

 

In 1999, I went through a painful experience as I bought a pair of speakers that is no match to my then set up.  The long story cuts short...I ended up replaced my entire front end to suit the new speakers.

 

However, thereafter, my luck came and I had hung on to that system [previous system as listed on my profile] for over 10 years.  

 

My journey to my current head-fi set up was short (only started one year ago) and I had a few zigzags before came to this ultimate set up [Tera+1Plus2 Uber].  I still hanging on with those surplus equipments though listed below...

 

- Sony EX1000

- Sony Z1000

- Vorzuge Duo

- ADL Stride

 

They are very good equipments but only at a different level to TP/1Plus2.

 

cheers

post #4628 of 5633

You have my dream portable combo :( but too bad that I can not select song or play list with the Tera so may be I have to sacrifice a bit in SQ. I wish it could have a small screen to select songs :(

post #4629 of 5633
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

You have my dream portable combo :( but too bad that I can not select song or play list with the Tera so may be I have to sacrifice a bit in SQ. I wish it could have a small screen to select songs :(

The AK120 might suit you.  It has pretty good SQ. 

 

If you can wait and the new Sony Zx1 could be another pick too.

 

Cheers

post #4630 of 5633
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

The AK120 might suit you.  It has pretty good SQ. 

 

If you can wait and the new Sony Zx1 could be another pick too.

 

Cheers

 

:tongue::etysmile::wink_face:

 

post #4631 of 5633
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

:tongue::etysmile::wink_face:

 

Enjoy this song very much and that's how my signature comes from!

 

Is your Uber in sight lol!

 

Cheers

post #4632 of 5633

i do enjoy this for many years now mate :wink_face:

 

concerning Uber, ah.... ufff.... errrr.... i need prepare myself for this ... lol

post #4633 of 5633
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

The AK120 might suit you.  It has pretty good SQ. 

 

If you can wait and the new Sony Zx1 could be another pick too.

 

Cheers

 

or... the $999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + 192GB internal / external storage   :D

 

 

 

24/384 DXD, 128DSD capable.
Full Touch OLED Display, 4.65inch
64G internal, 192G external.
THD:0.00005%
Can be used as a stand-alone asynchronous USB DAC.
141.5 X 70.8 X 14 mm
If you liked calyx Femto sound, this is definitely for you.
MSRP: USD999.

https://www.facebook.com/calyxaudio/posts/625061000870547

http://www.andaudio.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=118721


Edited by bmichels - 11/12/13 at 4:18am
post #4634 of 5633
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

or... the $999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + 192GB internal / external storage   :D

 

 

 

24/384 DXD, 128DSD capable.
Full Touch OLED Display, 4.65inch
64G internal, 192G external.
THD:0.00005%
Can be used as a stand-alone asynchronous USB DAC.
141.5 X 70.8 X 14 mm
If you liked calyx Femto sound, this is definitely for you.
MSRP: USD999.

https://www.facebook.com/calyxaudio/posts/625061000870547

http://www.andaudio.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=118721

 

 

Gonna be a very fierce competitions in the next few months.

post #4635 of 5633
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

The AK120 might suit you.  It has pretty good SQ. 

 

If you can wait and the new Sony Zx1 could be another pick too.

 

Cheers

 

I am not sure if I want to try the Sony Zx1 or not but the very important thing that made me pull the trigger on the Ak120 is the USB DAC function. I keep my fingers crossed.

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