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post #256 of 1054
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The $300 MSRP was the Kickstarter estimate. I believe that the Geek is being made available to everyone at $200. The WSJ article lists $199 at the price and the Geek pre-order page states $199. And with your design issue, they include a 6" jumper from the USB to the Geek. It's not competing with the $99 Dragonfly v1.1, they're taking on the $149 v1.2. So $50 difference for higher res audio, DSD support and more power. Even the base Geek puts out more than the Dragonfly.

hahaha that does sound much better. always good to see a start-up company try to shake up the current market place. $200 is definitely more competitively/reasonably priced & extra features are always welcome :)

 

I am excited to read more in-depth reviews when it gets released (hopefully, with some measurements & direct comparisons against its competitors)

post #257 of 1054
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Absolutely. At full MSRP. Shipping is $60.

 

Seriously, international shipping does suck. Your best bet is to see if there's any local shops in the UK that will be selling it. If not, then order from the US. Hopefully VAT doesn't kill you.

I just don't understand that on the Kickstarter page it says to add $10 or $20 for shipping outside of the US depending on which model you order yet the actual site is $45? I mean in total for the Super Geek it'd cost me $294 plus any import fees.


Edited by Mackem - 1/5/14 at 5:23am
post #258 of 1054
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I just don't understand that on the Kickstarter page it says to add $10 or $20 for shipping outside of the US depending on which model you order yet the actual site is $45? I mean in total for the Super Geek it'd cost me $294 plus any import fees.

 

Yeah, can't explain that difference. The shipping on the Geek Pulse is $40 for international buyers and it's bound to be much heavier than the original Geek and have a bigger footprint. Maybe a shipping misestimate or encouragement to buy from a retailer in the EU? I agree it stinks.

post #259 of 1054

I just hope somewhere / someone in Europe actually stocks them.

post #260 of 1054
Any impressions from CES?
post #261 of 1054

I'm curious about the Geek Out marketing plan.  It seems to me that they can either market it to Everyman as a way to awesomify his laptop or to the already converted with it's amazing feature set of hidef and DSD support. It's hard to do both at the same time.

post #262 of 1054
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Any impressions from CES?

 

are they showing it at CES?

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post #264 of 1054

Which Geek do I get for 16-32 Ohm IEMs and up to 250 Ohm headphones?

post #265 of 1054
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Which Geek do I get for 16-32 Ohm IEMs and up to 250 Ohm headphones?


The Super Geek

post #266 of 1054
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Which Geek do I get for 16-32 Ohm IEMs and up to 250 Ohm headphones?

 

that should be the middle powered geek. it covers up to 300 ohm headphones.

post #267 of 1054

The mustgeekout page lists the 450mW (base) model for <100Ω, the 720mW (super) for 100-300Ω and the 1000mW (super-duper) for >300Ω. So you guys are saying that the best for 16-32Ω is actually the middle, super, version? Wouldn't that be supplying too much power and cause issues when trying to set reasonable volumes?

post #268 of 1054
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

The mustgeekout page lists the 450mW (base) model for <100Ω, the 720mW (super) for 100-300Ω and the 1000mW (super-duper) for >300Ω. So you guys are saying that the best for 16-32Ω is actually the middle, super, version? Wouldn't that be supplying too much power and cause issues when trying to set reasonable volumes?


The Super Geek is the only one that will drive both ranges well.

NFB-11.32 can put 3500mW into 25Ω, it still does a great job with 16Ω IEMs.

post #269 of 1054
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The Super Geek is the only one that will drive both ranges well.

NFB-11.32 can put 3500mW into 25Ω, it still does a great job with 16Ω IEMs.

 

That's great to know, then. I think I'll have to upgrade mine to the super instead of the normal since I plan to use it with my CIEM and sensitive cans in addition to my more power hungry ones.

post #270 of 1054
Will the Super Duper have trouble with iems? Ordered that one figuring it would be good for anything.
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