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post #676 of 1468
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the GS-X mk2 is the best amp i've heard, destroys every woo, eddie current, schiit, burson, cavalli, ray, and just about everything else i've heard.

 

and it does it with EVERY headphone i've tried it on, nothing disappoints, its truly a wire-with-gain transparent pretty much perfect hell of an amp, a masterpiece, its a game changer in the solid-state world. 

 

Wait a minute, I thought that was the Objective 2!

post #677 of 1468
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Wait a minute, I thought that was the Objective 2!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #678 of 1468
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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

That notion is absurd. The Fiio E11 is the perfect, most transparent, wire-with-gain amp ever. It is the masterpiece to end all masterpieces. You people with your fancy amps with your fancy knobs are just under the spell of confirmation bias. The E11 did not need an mk2, because Fiio got it right the first time.


Nope. Firestone Fireye Mark I. Absolutely no controls whatsoever putting it in the class of amps costing 10's of thousands more:wink_face:

The starving student is all you need to power ANY headphone - Anything else is severe overkill.....

post #679 of 1468
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The starving student is all you need to power ANY headphone - Anything else is severe overkill.....

LOL
post #680 of 1468
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

People use cavalli liquid gold, but i think a gsx mk2 would be better. Havent heard the abyss out of gsx mk2 unfortunately. but didnt enjoy it out of liquid gold, didnt like lcd-3 off there either,

I think some people have gotten the burson amps for it as well. But generally a TOTL amp for it


FWIW I think there was something going on with the source setup these were plugged into (we're talking about the last ChiUnify, right?).  The sound of both headphones had characteristics I haven't heard any other users express and at one point, while I was using the Liquid Glass, little pops started to occur on the digital end. 

post #681 of 1468
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FWIW I think there was something going on with the source setup these were plugged into (we're talking about the last ChiUnify, right?).  The sound of both headphones had characteristics I haven't heard any other users express and at one point, while I was using the Liquid Glass, little pops started to occur on the digital end. 

 

yes

 

think they weren't setup right? or there where hardware/software issues then? like the setup itself sounded good cause of course it was alot of expensive stuff, but there was issues with the overall coherency of the presentation, and a bit of a confusing sound, at least thats what i heard. its hard to explain.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/19/13 at 2:44pm
post #682 of 1468

Software may have been wigging out a bit and the treble weirdness I heard sounded a lot like unfavorable impressions I've read of the Mytek, which was the DAC being used and didn't match other experiences I've had with the 009's (including the pair I own now) or anything I've read about the LL or LAu.  This is all speculation, of course *shrug*.  

 

-Edit-

 

Though, objectively speaking, the pops meant something was up.  It's a phenomenon I've heard with other source devices before, usually requiring a restart.


Edited by driver 8 - 10/19/13 at 4:23pm
post #683 of 1468

i ended up buying the mytek because i wanted to try it out. and im convinced that any harshness and treble issues only appear in the first couple weeks and after burn-in, its a very nice DAC. transparent, revealing, yet musical. maybe the mytek there wasn't burned in yet, or some software issues could of been causing it. cause with the GSX mk2, the pairing is perfect, and i never thought i would end up liking a solid-state setup.

post #684 of 1468

Could be.  I've observed burn-in in some of my own solid state gear before (rather drastic in some instances) so I could certainly believe that.

 

-Edit- (I need to stop posting so hastily)

 

I've never personally heard such burn-in take weeks, though.  My Conductor, for instance, actually sounded kinda bright and thin for the first night I used it.  Nowadays I'm wondering if it's too warm...


Edited by driver 8 - 10/19/13 at 4:30pm
post #685 of 1468
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Could be.  I've observed burn-in in some of my own solid state gear before (rather drastic in some instances) so I could certainly believe that.

 

i sure heard it in my mytek.

 

the first few days, i wasn't sure if i was gonna like it or not. cause it sounded digital and despite the detail and clarity, it was kinda harsh sounding.  

 

but it did improve and now i love it. might explain why some of the reviews where mixed.

post #686 of 1468

if you didn't set the jumpers in the internal gain pads the default output level of the mytek dac is higher than usual which could cause distortions or clipping with certain amps.

post #687 of 1468
http://ko.goldenears.net/board/3843760#27
This is the measurement. Looking good, if slightly weird. Almost perfectly match with Golden Ears FR target. Enlish version will be updated shortly, i believe.
post #688 of 1468

^ The diaphragm seems a bit out of control.

post #689 of 1468
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^ The diaphragm seems a bit out of control.

A bit out of control?  Wowza....not something I'd be happy with and at $5000+? :confused: 

post #690 of 1468

but.... but.... it sounds good,,,, well, sorta.......

 

Ok, for the timid of heart,

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