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post #511 of 1234
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Originally Posted by superachromat View Post
 

 

Thank you for the quote. Hopefully can get the Geek Out soon.

 

I hope so to!

I'm upset if things are behind.

 

I enjoyed it so much you ALL, who got in like me, should have one when promised!

We had so much fun writing the review at Part-Time Audiophile - and both Scot

and I bought units.

 

Maybe they pushed it for press, but I don't know that.

I'll ask Larry in the Appreciation Thread

post #512 of 1234
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

So... does it live up to the hype?

I love it.

And I also loved the HRT microStreamer - which is why I bit the bullet and started my first thread about it and my review!!

That lil aluminum brick blew my mind with its musicality, dynamic range and air. That lil gem had soul.

 

It managed to drive my LCD-3s well enough to transport me away from my surroundings! I ended up taking that pair to Hawaii

(w/ an ALO RxMK3-B - but the microStreamer + LCD-3 was glorious, as unlikely as that is)...

 

The Geek Out 1000 is, to me, like a microStreamer Reference. It's surprisingly powerful, yet quiet. The music shines through

with amazing transparency and dimensionality. I've loved listening to the Geek Out w/ everything from Radiohead to Alix Perez,

Ani Difranco, Ryan Adams, and the new Burial EP + others...

 

I've driven the 1000 w/ the following cans since I got it and reviewed it for Part-Time Audiophile:

Audeze LCD-3, X, XC

Audio Technica AD900X

HD800

Alpha Dogs

Mad Dogs

Sennheiser Momentums

B&O H6

 

and it did great with em all.

post #513 of 1234

Would you say the the base Geek 450 is better than the microStreamer and Audioengine D3?

Thanks.

post #514 of 1234
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Would you say the the base Geek 450 is better than the Audioengine D3?
Thanks.
+1

An independent comparison (vs sponsored) would be fantastic.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 4/6/14 at 11:12am
post #515 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Would you say the the base Geek 450 is better than the Audioengine D3?
Thanks.
+1

An independent comparison (vs sponsored) would be fantastic.

I'll be comparing the geek out to a variety of units I already own once I get my shipment:

Meridian explorer
AQ dragonfly
Audioengine d3
Audioengine d1
HRT MicroStreamer
Resonnesence Herus
Centrance DACPort
ODAC + fiio e12/pico Power
Edited by zerodeefex - 4/6/14 at 5:17pm
post #516 of 1234
Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

Would you say the the base Geek 450 is better than the microStreamer and Audioengine D3?

Thanks.

 

"Better" in terms of sound quality is both subjective, and a function of what headphone you wish to drive, along with your source and associated cables.

 

No one can tell you which is "better" unless they have the exact headphone, source, and cables you do. Even then it is their own subjective opinion.

 

"Better" can also mean the feature set, and there things are more clear, the GO 450 is the only one of the 3 you mention that has PCM capability above 24/96, as well as DSD compatibility.

 

If you don't care about playback above 24/96 or are willing to downsample those tracks you can consider the D3 or microStreamer. If PCM above 24/96 and/or DSD is a must, only the GO 450 is compatible as would be the M2Tech hiFace DAC for PCM but not DSD, but the hiFace DAC has no volume control if I'm not mistaken, so you'd need to use an outboard headphone amp to change the volume.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 4/8/14 at 7:10am
post #517 of 1234
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

 

 

 

The Geek Out 1000 is, to me, like a microStreamer Reference. It's surprisingly powerful, yet quiet. The music shines through

with amazing transparency and dimensionality. I've loved listening to the Geek Out w/ everything from Radiohead to Alix Perez,

Ani Difranco, Ryan Adams, and the new Burial EP + others...

 

I've driven the 1000 w/ the following cans since I got it and reviewed it for Part-Time Audiophile:

Audeze LCD-3, X, XC

Audio Technica AD900X

HD800

Alpha Dogs

Mad Dogs

Sennheiser Momentums

B&O H6

 

and it did great with em all.

 

So you saying the SQ is similar.? 

if so then i don't think i would buy it since i found the micro streamer to be Dry, 2D... overall no the sound that i wanted... 

post #518 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post

So you saying the SQ is similar.? 
if so then i don't think i would buy it since i found the micro streamer to be Dry, 2D... overall no the sound that i wanted... 
Which USB dongle type DAC/amps do you find good?
post #519 of 1234
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Originally Posted by mtruong34 View Post


Which USB dongle type DAC/amps do you find good?

 

i would say i've yet to find one... 

 

i'm going to try one of the hifymediy dac's...  been doing some research about them and they look promising...

post #520 of 1234

Any updtaes on shipping dates?

post #521 of 1234
I recently pre ordered one (450) and LH responded by email telling me later this month.
post #522 of 1234
Thanx!
post #523 of 1234
Hopefully they stick to the schedule. Thinking about picking up a leckerton mkii as well.
post #524 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Hopefully they stick to the schedule. Thinking about picking up a leckerton mkii as well.


Does anybody know what this "schedule" is supposed to be now?

I thought they were supposed to ship all the Kickstarter GO1000 on Mar 28, but it didn't happen.

post #525 of 1234
I'm curious too,
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