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post #1021 of 1463
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

 

Thanks for your suggestion. Naturally, I would like to know why you think so. Previous owner?

 

FYI, I am using Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs

 

lets keep it short and simple.... 

 

Previous owner of the bifrost, bifrost + marantz pm6004...  

i regret selling it but i needed something smaller that i could take with me... now i have the modi... 

 

the only product i owned from audio-gd was the NFB 11.32 which i didn't like... i would say the 11.32 was more for gaming and video, i liked the modi better...  

perhaps i shouldn't say this in an audio-gd thread but being honest is a part of me... 

 

i could say a lot of things about the bifrost and how it beat all of my other dac's and sources at playing music... but i guess now it's all up to you to find out for yourself...   

at the end is all about the music, if you ain't enjoying it... you got the wrong equipment... 

post #1022 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

 

lets keep it short and simple.... 

 

Previous owner of the bifrost, bifrost + marantz pm6004...  

i regret selling it but i needed something smaller that i could take with me... now i have the modi... 

 

the only product i owned from audio-gd was the NFB 11.32 which i didn't like... i would say the 11.32 was more for gaming and video, i liked the modi better...  

perhaps i shouldn't say this in an audio-gd thread but being honest is a part of me... 

 

i could say a lot of things about the bifrost and how it beat all of my other dac's and sources at playing music... but i guess now it's all up to you to find out for yourself...   

at the end is all about the music, if you ain't enjoying it... you got the wrong equipment... 

Interesting. Could you tell us more what was lacking in the 11.32 ? It was one I was going to pair with another set of cans later.

post #1023 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

 

lets keep it short and simple.... 

 

Previous owner of the bifrost, bifrost + marantz pm6004...  

i regret selling it but i needed something smaller that i could take with me... now i have the modi... 

 

the only product i owned from audio-gd was the NFB 11.32 which i didn't like... i would say the 11.32 was more for gaming and video, i liked the modi better...  

perhaps i shouldn't say this in an audio-gd thread but being honest is a part of me... 

 

i could say a lot of things about the bifrost and how it beat all of my other dac's and sources at playing music... but i guess now it's all up to you to find out for yourself...   

at the end is all about the music, if you ain't enjoying it... you got the wrong equipment... 

I agree that the 11.32 does great with video and gaming, its because of the great soundstage...but its also really awesome for music too!

 

For music it really depends on which headphone you are trying to pair with it.  I imagine that it would be pretty poor for an HD800 because the 11.32 excels at soundstage and really bright detailed treble.  While the soundstage would be really nice paired with HD800 the brightness of the treble in the HD800 would be even more so and overall sound disappointing.  That being said I haven't had the luck to try the combo.

 

I believe its a great match with an LCD-2 but many might disagree because they are getting the LCD-2 for the BASS man! The slightly subdued bass will disappoint them even though overall it really balances them out nicely by brightening the treble up and making the bass a slightly less prominent feature.  Once again, have not had the chance to try the pair.

 

I believe jerg and everyone else with the pair, as well as myself, that it matches wonderfully with the HE-500 (especially with the regrilling mod, <3 jerg).  I haven't heard it with the jergpads yet, my v2.5s are order though, but I imagine that the bass is quite nice from what jerg has reported.    Not to mention that the combo can be picked up for ~800 and even less if you find a really sweet deal. 

 

In the end, if you already have your headphones then you should pick an amp that pairs well with it, if the 11.32 fits the bill then it is an amazing bang for the buck solution, if its not going to pair well then you shouldn't buy it. Amps shouldn't really be judged in the absence of a headphone because a 1500 super hifi amp can sound way worse than a 150 dollar amp if the headphone being used particularly favors the cheap amp and clashes with the hifi.

post #1024 of 1463
My 15.32 sound great with the mad dogs and my HE500s.
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How would the Audio_GD pair with the Philips Fidelio X1 http://www.head-fi.org/t/670318/philips-fidelio-x1-review-comparison ? it's a warm sounding set of headphones because of the bass but neutral elsewhere.. presumably the sabre DAC on the NFB 11.32 would be better. Any ideas or should I go for the 15.32 instead?


Edited by SaLX - 11/11/13 at 8:04pm
post #1026 of 1463
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Originally Posted by MunkyNutz View Post
 

Interesting. Could you tell us more what was lacking in the 11.32 ? It was one I was going to pair with another set of cans later.

 

i wouldn't call it lacking, the sounstage was good for video and games but it felt narrow to me, mids are good, highs, lows... but the music wasn't there...  it was like the surgeon who had the best tools but not the skills and passion...

   

i didn't enjoy any of my songs with the 11.32... i played 3055 by olafur arnalds, like the oppo the 11.32 was lacking on the timing with this song but the 11.32 didn't deliver the impact and emotion of the song... no enjoyment... no fun...   

 

the modi isn't perfect... but you enjoy the music and that's whats important... 

post #1027 of 1463

The thing is you don't know if he will like it or not, the only way for him to find out is for him to try it out. Just because you didn't like it does not mean he will not either.  People ears are different,He might in up liking it and might not sound how you worded to him if you get what i mean.


Edited by genclaymore - 10/5/13 at 11:19pm
post #1028 of 1463

Soo...again, is there a return policy for Audio-gd? How does that work?

 

I tried emailing them but haven't receive a response for couple of days now.

post #1029 of 1463

It's the weekend if I recall they dont respond on the weekends, but you might get a email back later on tonight, But usually monday-friday is when Kingwa responds.

post #1030 of 1463
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

Soo...again, is there a return policy for Audio-gd? How does that work?

 

I tried emailing them but haven't receive a response for couple of days now.

 

Yaa, I had the slight misfortune of ordering mine last tuesday. Apparently it was Chinese holiday so I didn't hear back for about two days. Audio-gd's whole ordering process is a bit suspect to me, but at least they make quality gear.

post #1031 of 1463
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post
 

 

Yaa, I had the slight misfortune of ordering mine last tuesday. Apparently it was Chinese holiday so I didn't hear back for about two days. Audio-gd's whole ordering process is a bit suspect to me, but at least they make quality gear.

 

Thanks. Yeah I am aware of the time difference and the weekend, but haven't heard from them for a whole week.

 

Just to verify the ordering process, you e-mail them at audio-gd@126.com,  and request would you would like, they send a quote asking you to verify shipping details and order items,  you reply back to them saying everything looks right

providing your shipping details, and aren't they suppose to send you a paypal link to pay for the requested/quoted item? Or are you supposed to send them money via Paypal?

 

In the quote e-mail, they provided this info which makes me think if I need to send the money through paypal versus awaiting for them to request money from me on paypal..

post #1032 of 1463
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

 

Thanks. Yeah I am aware of the time difference and the weekend, but haven't heard from them for a whole week.

 

Just to verify the ordering process, you e-mail them at audio-gd@126.com,  and request would you would like, they send a quote asking you to verify shipping details and order items,  you reply back to them saying everything looks right

providing your shipping details, and aren't they suppose to send you a paypal link to pay for the requested/quoted item? Or are you supposed to send them money via Paypal?

 

In the quote e-mail, they provided this info which makes me think if I need to send the money through paypal versus awaiting for them to request money from me on paypal..

 

I sent them money, that's the way it works. IMO they should send payment requests. 

post #1033 of 1463
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post
 

The thing is you don't know if he will like it or not, the only way for him to find out is for him to try it out. Just because you didn't like it does not mean he will not either.  People ears are different,He might in up liking it and might not sound how you worded to him if you get what i mean.

 

you have the 15.32 have you try anything with the ES9018 chip.?   

 

"the only way for him to find out is for him to try it out. Just because you didn't like it does not mean he will not either." 

 

that's true...  

like the guy from audiostream he liked the dragonfly better than the modi and for me the modi was the better dac...

i guess my system revealed what was lacking in the dragonfly... 

 

like i always say  

"at the end is all about the music, if you ain't enjoying it... you got the wrong equipment..." 


Edited by Johnnyhi - 10/6/13 at 9:51pm
post #1034 of 1463

I haven't tried any thing else that uses the ES9018, it mostly been devices that used the Wolfen dac.

post #1035 of 1463
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post
 

 

I sent them money, that's the way it works. IMO they should send payment requests. 

 

Thanks, last question. Is there an estimated shipping time?

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