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post #61 of 1058
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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post
 

 

Hi there,


Thanks.  I may be a little misguided.

My previous headphones were the LCD2's which seemed to vastly improve the more power you could throw at them even though from an e17 they were painfully loud but lacked substance.

 

Thanks for the advice.

 

I think I may order one just to curb my curiosity.

 

I think the hard part about all this, is that different amps will sound different due to topology and the quality of the circuit design.  These differences are often reduced down to "synergy" and are basically not measurable.  This makes it hard to determine what about a specific amp makes it better with one pair of headphones or another.  Power is a big factor, but definitely not the only one.

 

In general, once you have enough power to bring the amp up to painful levels, having additional headroom isn't necessarily going to get you better sound.  Part of it is paranoia on our parts as customers (do I have enough?) and partly the manufacturers (you don't have enough!).  

 

One thing to consider for orthodynamics is voltage swing, which isn't explicitly addressed in the simple formulas that I posted earlier.  They do want a little more voltage than dynamics.  This is where battery powered amps have an advantage since they can produce a lot more voltage.  There is only so much you can get out of a USB port.  According to the calculator I have, the base model GEEK should still be enough for the Mad Dogs.  The base model is borderline for my HD800s and I am considering the next level for them, however I envision using my GEEK more with IEMs and portables that are much more sensitive and I might lose resolution trying to attenuate all that power.

 

If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, there is a thread on headfi about power and orthos with a lot of knowledgeable, respected members who have different opinions on the matter.  You will come out of it more informed but possibly more confused :)

 

I like to have the right tool for the job and don't want to succumb to my fears of "do I have enough" so I post info so that people who honestly don't know can make informed decisions.  I am not trying to convert anyone to my philosophy.  More can be better, but "MOAR!" rarely is.  Super Duper GEEK seems to be more MOAR! than more and the GEEK seems to be attracting a lot of people who are getting their first dac/amp.

 

If you aren't using sensitive headphones, particularly IEMs, a little more headroom won't hurt, though I really think you won't need it at all.

post #62 of 1058

It closed with 2146 backers and raised $303,061.

 

They now have a pre-order price of $179 on their website compared to what they originally indicated was the retail price of $299.

 

http://mustgeekout.com/launch/

post #63 of 1058

So 3 versions and all of them with dual headphone out.... 

i could use a dedicated line out for the desktop speakers, is the second output a dedicated line out.? 


Edited by Johnnyhi - 9/13/13 at 4:25pm
post #64 of 1058

I believe one is a combo line out and headphone out.

post #65 of 1058

Light Harmonic is accepting Geek pre-orders on their website MustGeekOut.com

 

The current prices are:-

Normal Geek (450mW - for < 100 ohms impedance Headphones) is priced at $ 199

 (750mW - for 100 to 300 ohms impedance Headphones)    - $249

 (1000mW - for > 300 ohms impedance Headphones)   - $299

 

You can use the coupon code 'iamageeksfriend' (without the quotes) to get $30 off the current price.

They are limiting this coupon code to 100 people who use it before midnight on Friday, September 27, 2013


Edited by carz - 9/24/13 at 8:51pm
post #66 of 1058

May i request that when you purchase, to input my Kickstarter profile name in the notes field (Add note for seller) at checkout.

I do get some some freebies from LH for introducing.      My Kickstarter profile name is:   YK

 

Many thanks.

 

Note:   I have no affiliation to Light Harmonic other than the fact that i do get some freebies from them for introducing someone to buy the Geek

 

I think the point of the referral perks is to introduce new people to the GEEK and personally get them to buy one, not spam a thread on a public forum looking for freebies.  

post #67 of 1058

I'm waiting for a used one for 120$ or so like the original price was on kickstarter because i can't afford it:)

post #68 of 1058

Hey guys,

What geek color do you choose?


Edited by vincent215 - 9/28/13 at 9:00am
post #69 of 1058
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Hey guys,

What geek color do you choose?

 

Warm regards,

Vincent.

 

Silver for me, though was tempted by red.

post #70 of 1058

Went with silver and black since it is aluminum, but the red tempted me as well.

post #71 of 1058

Wow it went up from 99$ to 199$ now i will never be able to afford it:(

post #72 of 1058

Black, my smartphone, laptop, computer casing are all black.

 

No silver...no apples...:cool:

post #73 of 1058
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Went with silver and black since it is aluminum, but the red tempted me as well.

 

Oh so aluminum case is only come with silver and black. Other case color is not aluminum?

Wow, I will prefer black or silver too.

post #74 of 1058
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Wow it went up from 99$ to 199$ now i will never be able to afford it:(

You could always get the Audioengine D1 DAC/AMP on Massdrop. It's $119 excluding shipping.
post #75 of 1058
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post

Oh so aluminum case is only come with silver and black. Other case color is not aluminum?
Wow, I will prefer black or silver too.

That'd be very disappointing if that's true; however, I still chose the black version.
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