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post #346 of 1223
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Thanks.
I'm not sure what headphones i'm getting, but is the standard 450 mW enough to drive all the popular headphones such as Sennheiser HD800, AKG Q701 and so on? or should i add the 50$ to get the more powerful version?

 

If you're looking to drive a range of headphones you'll want to get the upgraded version. The HD800 and Q701 appreciate some power, so you'd want to get the Super Geek at least.

post #347 of 1223
Geek 500 is it called now? Or is it 550?

See, the names keep changing. Geek, Geek Out, Super Geek Out, Super Duper Geek Out, Geek Out SE or something, Geek Out S or something, Geek Out 450 or something, Geek Out 500 or something, Geek Out 1000.

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post #348 of 1223
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Geek 500 is it called now? Or is it 550?

See, the names keep changing. Geek, Geek Out, Super Geek Out, Super Duper Geek Out, Geek Out SE or something, Geek Out S or something, Geek Out 450 or something, Geek Out 500 or something, Geek Out 1000.

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The current names are based on the mW strength: 450, 720 and 1000. Yeah, it's getting a tad confusing.

post #349 of 1223
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Thanks.
Is it suposed to be better than the Dragonfly, Audioengine D3 and Meridian explorer?

I own the three you mentioned and demoed the Super Duper Geek Out at the SF Bay Area meet. I brought my own HD800s and it kicked the rear of all the mentioned units with the HD800. It wasn't even a close contest.

 

 

Anyone in the first 100 receive a shipping notice yet?

post #350 of 1223
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Originally Posted by zerodeefex View Post
 

I own the three you mentioned and demoed the Super Duper Geek Out at the SF Bay Area meet. I brought my own HD800s and it kicked the rear of all the mentioned units with the HD800. It wasn't even a close contest.

 

 

Anyone in the first 100 receive a shipping notice yet?

 


Is your Dragonfly v1.2?

post #351 of 1223
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

Is your Dragonfly v1.2?

Original, but the super duper geek was already better than my Herus with the HD800 with a quick listen
post #352 of 1223
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Original, but the super duper geek was already better than my Herus with the HD800 with a quick listen

Hope it's really this good.

Will be interesting to compare DF/GEEK/ODAC.

Right now GEEK is the most expensive one, so it has a lot to prove.

post #353 of 1223
The real test is the geek out 450 with IEMs. let's see if it replaces the ODAC > Leckerton as my UERM solution
post #354 of 1223
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Hope it's really this good.

Will be interesting to compare DF/GEEK/ODAC.

Right now GEEK is the most expensive one, so it has a lot to prove. 

The DF, GEEK, D3, Herus, etc. are all tiny dac/amp combos.  Not sure if ODAC is a valid comparison since you have to have an amp attached, at which point it will be several times the volume and double the price.  One place where the GEEK is superior to the rest of the group, and which is pretty much the main selling point, is headphone driving capabilities.  Even the most basic GEEK puts out much more power than any of the other competitors.  That fact alone makes it better for people who want to drive full sized headphones and could justify a large part of the price difference.  For me, the performance with IEMs and efficient portables is more important since I never take full sized headphones anywhere on the go.  Then its price difference could play into it, though the Herus and the Meridian Explorer are still more expensive.  And of course for people who got in during the KS campaign, the price/performance ratio will be all over the place depending on where they got in.

post #355 of 1223
Let's hope it's really that good and not FOTM
Edited by pearljam50000 - 3/4/14 at 8:41am
post #356 of 1223
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Let's hope it's really that good and not FTOM...

For the money and power, as long as it doesn't sound like complete crap, it should be fine.  I don't think anyone has said it is anything like a giant killer.  It is simply better sounding go a couple people than some existing products (likely due to the power since most stick dac/amps don't have near the power to handle high end orthos and HD800s).

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Edited by lithium1085 - 3/4/14 at 8:58am
post #358 of 1223
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Originally Posted by zerodeefex View Post
 

I own the three you mentioned and demoed the Super Duper Geek Out at the SF Bay Area meet. I brought my own HD800s and it kicked the rear of all the mentioned units with the HD800. It wasn't even a close contest.

 

 

Anyone in the first 100 receive a shipping notice yet?

I haven't received a shipping notice yet

post #359 of 1223
Is there a full review somewhere? I couldn't find any
post #360 of 1223
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Is there a full review somewhere? I couldn't find any

 

Just impressions, really. But since they shipped their first batch on Friday we should have reviews slowly popping up here and there as they ramp up production. Hopefully the people receiving them this week will be kind enough to share their thoughts.

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