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Hifiman will release a stat and amp too.

Wait. What?!

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source?

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Hifiman will release a stat and amp too.
Wait. What?!
Yep. A successor to the Jade, though not a Jade 2, as they don't like us calling it that. There will be an amp too. I think the Jade successor will feature veneer like the 560. After that they will release the he-6 successor.
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Yep. A successor to the Jade, though not a Jade 2, as they don't like us calling it that. There will be an amp too. I think the Jade successor will feature veneer like the 560. After that they will release the he-6 successor.

Thanks.

 

My humble wish list for an electrostatic flagship from Hifiman: improve the headband (something more like Sennheiser, please!), and Stax pro plugs and bias for compatibility with existing amplifiers.

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That is very interesting  news. I really hope that dynamics will evolve too, as I think they also have potential. 

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Hi Dan, I enjoyed reading your reviews here and on headmania.org. They sound honest and are fun to read. Keep the good work up and I am glad you recognised the HD800 after your initially not so good experiences.

I got curious about Hifi, when, long time back, I naively explored a local Hifi event. It was arranged by a local high end Hifi shop. Then I sat there in the auditioning room, closed my eyes and waited for the session to start. I heard a gong, thought that was the announcement of the beginning. Was quite a big gong. Opened my eyes, but there was no gong. Just that set of big horn speakers. I was blown away. The speakers were manufactured by Acapella. Hence my profile name.
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Hi Dan, I enjoyed reading your reviews here and on headmania.org. They sound honest and are fun to read. Keep the good work up and I am glad you recognised the HD800 after your initially not so good experiences.

I got curious about Hifi, when, long time back, I naively explored a local Hifi event. It was arranged by a local high end Hifi shop. Then I sat there in the auditioning room, closed my eyes and waited for the session to start. I heard a gong, thought that was the announcement of the beginning. Was quite a big gong. Opened my eyes, but there was no gong. Just that set of big horn speakers. I was blown away. The speakers were manufactured by Acapella. Hence my profile name.

Thank you, Acapella. 

 

When I first heard HD800, it was from a setup that wasn't capable of doing justice to HD800. In time, with better gear and experience, I came to the conclusion that right now, technically, they are the best dynamic headphones on the market, that I have heard until now. 

 

Never, heard any Acapella speakers, hope I get the chance to hear some :)


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 9/22/14 at 5:05am
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I've stumbled upon an excellent network streamer, and a budget one too. 

 

sotm sms-100 review (3)

 

It's called  SOtM sMS-100. I don't think it has a competition at that price. You can call it a lan to usb converter if you wish. 

 

It really improved the sound in a lot of ways from resolution, transparency to soundstage and imaging. The sound becomes more alive, better contoured and it also adds a very nice natural fluency that makes the sound flow effortless. 

 

It can solve the noisy computer problem too, as it has the possibility of running of a linear power supply. This will get you clean USB in both signal and 5v. 

 

Besides this, it is a very useful little gadget, especially if you have speakers. You just insert it in your network and you can play music off your mobile phone/tablet. 

 

I've written a full review about it here.


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 8/25/14 at 4:42am
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Besides the sMS-100, I've also had the pleasure to hear the new sHP-100, and I must say that it is a product worthy of my recommandation. 

 

You can the full review here.

 

sotm-shp-100 review (3)

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