Originally Posted by Chexxchexx
Super excited about this offering. Been loving the blog...Michael's strip tease for the audio community. Just wish I had some sense about the sound signature relative to 71-B/Intruder and RX Mk III. Needless to say, I'm in the camp hoping for the option with "RSA-style" and 1/8" connectors.
I haven't spent much time w/ the HiFi-M8 (but like many peeps here know, it was one of the last projects I worked on w/ the CEntrance group) but after listening to it at CanJam (we all know its going thru changes as we've posted previously) w/ my Audeze LCD3's - I can say when comparing it to my RxMK3-B: It definitely has what I consider to be more of the CEntrance signature, which is close to no signature at all, rather, it's accurate. Some people, for example, think something like this has "less bass", when its actually more of what I call "correct bass". I think the CEntrance sound (on the DACport and DACmini CX for example) is a bit lean, but not in the way most people mean. I prefer, for example, my personal audio to be a little bit on warmer side, w/ a black or dark sonic backdrop.
I LOVE my ALO RxMK3-B because it has tons of power, and the textural quality of the midrange is lush and rounded, without the low-end being overly exaggerated. I felt the HiFi-M8 was definitely leaner, but its multi-purpose, (iDevice & computer DAC/hphone amp) so they have to compromise a little power I'm sure. However, I do think Michael Goodman will figure out a way to squeeze every last bit of power he can out of that sucker.
So, long-winder reply made short: Right now I think the RxMK3-B has alot more power, thus it sounds more dynamic to me. AT THIS POINT!
I can't wait to get the final product though - the HiFi-M8! I'm waiting like a junkie for his fix!!