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post #286 of 1054

Oh I know. I always appreciate props. :) It's just the choice of wording surprised me. I stumbled across the info Larry mentioned in another thread so I figured I'd share it. I'm glad it won't have any significant impact on production. I'm sitting here anxiously awaiting my Geek. I'm just impressed that Larry is making improvements up to the final moment. He's done the best with the hardware so now he's tweaking firmware settings. :D

post #287 of 1054

just ordered my geek out an hour ago or so. went with the regular geek out since i'm mostly an iem guy and if i ever buy some cans they'll probably be easy to drive ones, so. hopefully it sounds better than my hrt microstreamer, which has been awesome. any idea on when the geek out will ship?

post #288 of 1054
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just ordered my geek out an hour ago or so. went with the regular geek out since i'm mostly an iem guy and if i ever buy some cans they'll probably be easy to drive ones, so. hopefully it sounds better than my hrt microstreamer, which has been awesome. any idea on when the geek out will ship?

 

If you ordered from their mustgeekout pre-order site then you'll be one of the later shipments. The Geeks are shipped out to Kickstarter backers first, then Indiegogo backers, and then the pre-orders. Kickstarter units are still on schedule to ship around the end of this month.

post #289 of 1054
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If you ordered from their mustgeekout pre-order site then you'll be one of the later shipments. The Geeks are shipped out to Kickstarter backers first, then Indiegogo backers, and then the pre-orders. Kickstarter units are still on schedule to ship around the end of this month.


that's where i ordered from. sucks, i thought i'd be getting one pretty soon but oh well.

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that's where i ordered from. sucks, i thought i'd be getting one pretty soon but oh well.

 

It may not be a huge wait, but you will be later in the line. Maybe some time in February. The good news though is that once Kickstarter backers start getting theirs you'll see a flood of reviews and impressions here on the forums. I'm sure at that point there will be direct comparisons with the HRT Headstreamer since it's another budget unit. So you'll know before it arrives how it holds up.

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It may not be a huge wait, but you will be later in the line. Maybe some time in February. The good news though is that once Kickstarter backers start getting theirs you'll see a flood of reviews and impressions here on the forums. I'm sure at that point there will be direct comparisons with the HRT Headstreamer since it's another budget unit. So you'll know before it arrives how it holds up.


haha, i hope it doesn't end up worse than it. i don't see how that could happen, but who knows. i just like that it's futureproof and is a sabre dac, which i haven't had before, and the measurements look pretty great.

post #292 of 1054
I'm quite surprise there were no impressions / write ups so far about Geek Out during CES 2014.
post #293 of 1054

Honestly I'm not. Give them time and they should start trickling in. CES has a lot of exhibits and most reporters take notes at each venue they visit to do their write-ups later. Then they'll focus on the big ticket, traffic driving articles first and let the lower traffic ones trickle in slowly. If you get a big ticket article out 5 days after someone else you miss out on a TON of traffic that would drive ad revenue.

post #294 of 1054

Yeah I'm planning on using some 64 Ohm headphones (M-Audio Q40). Currently use a Xonar DG but not sure if it's good for lower impedance IEMs due to it's output impedance.

post #295 of 1054

is it true the geek out has been delayed due to faulty usb connectors?

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is it true the geek out has been delayed due to faulty usb connectors?

 

Sadly yes, but at least they're acknowledging the issue and not just pushing the product. That shows some serious class and respect for their backers.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/posts/719837

post #297 of 1054
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is it true the geek out has been delayed due to faulty usb connectors?

Sadly yes, but at least they're acknowledging the issue and not just pushing the product. That shows some serious class and respect for their backers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/posts/719837
That's rather unfortunate... :/
But yes, it's much better to catch the flaw now, before shipment, than after.

I think this issue was brought up before though, wasn't it? I vaguely remember people saying how the 3-inch block sticking out of a computer's USB port might cause some issues somewhere.
post #298 of 1054

Yeah, the issue was brought up when people were asking why a male USB instead of a female mini or micro USB on the Geek. They were talking about strain issues. The Geek team explained that people would be using the slacker cable in order to relieve stress and strain on the USB connector.

post #299 of 1054
Mhmm. I went ahead and got the Slacker Mini. My desk/transportable rig already has enough cables as it is, so the slacker cable would have just been a nuisance for me. The swivel dongle is also more space efficient/less of a hassle while using it with my laptop on the bus. smily_headphones1.gif
post #300 of 1054

My hope is that in the process of discovering this issue with the USB, LH Labs evaluates the integrity of the two (headphone & headphone/line) output ports, as well.  It's another area that will get a significant amount of physical use (repeated insert/removal cycles) and is prone to wear.  I've owned quite a bit of portable gear in my time in this hobby and the better built amps tend to have HQ metal connectors (like the Meier QuickStep or UHA760) that seem well reinforced internally, too.

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