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post #841 of 1183
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Unless you subjectively like a coloured sound, I don't see how the higher impedance output could objectively sound better.

 

Yeah I understand that a higher impedance output is supposed to color the sound over a low impedance output. But what I'm hearing isn't a uncolored vs colored sound; it's a lack of clarity and precision and bloated bass from the low impedance output. So if my ears aren't playing tricks on me, which I'm quite sure they aren't because the difference is extremely obvious, I'm wondering if this is only because of the design of the Geek Out that's somehow causing this. Granted, this is only happening with my IEMs. When I use my low impedance AD2000X straight from the 0.47 ohm output, they sound great.

post #842 of 1183
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post

I just received a Geek Out 100 today. I had been having issues with my Geek Out 450 causing too much noise for my IEMs, especially with through the 0.47 ohm output but the Geek Out 100 is definitely an improvement in lower noise floor. Now the 0.47 ohm output is sorta usable but it makes the bass sound huge, loose, and bloated and the overall sound is woolly and not detailed and precise. Using the 47 ohm output on the GO 100 is now completely void of background noise and everything is super clear and sounds amazing. I don't understand why low impedance headphones and IEMs are supposed to be used with the 0.47 ohm output because I always find them to sound better on the 47 ohm output. Which doesn't really make sense according to the 1/8 rule but my ears can't be lying to me. Has anyone else thought that low impedance phones sound way better from the 47 ohm output?

Have the GO1K, find it is fairly random to my ears, I generally go back and forth between the outputs, settle on the one that sounds better to me, not always the one you'd predict SHOULD be the better output. Do love the GO, though, with Thinksound On1, heavenly, hard to change to anything else (not as riveting using my Shure 1540, but still very nice sounding combo).
post #843 of 1183

Is it the general impression that the Geek are slightly on the bright side?  I get the impression that the sound is a little U shaped.

I'm concerned that the Geek 450 or even the Wave will be bright with the JH13pro (which can get edgy).

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

Is it the general impression that the Geek are slightly on the bright side?  I get the impression that the sound is a little U shaped.

I'm concerned that the Geek 450 or even the Wave will be bright with the JH13pro (which can get edgy).


No it isn't, I find a very even tonal balance and full rich bottom end.

 

In many cases a bright or hashy sounding midrange or treble quality can be attributed to other parts of the chain, but revealed by a good DAC.

 

So attention to details like a good software media player (Audirvana+, JRMC, Foobar2000 etc...) adequate RAM, placing the DAC on it's own USB bus not shared with other noisy devices, and USB filtration, etc... can straighten out a bright signature that some would mistakenly attribute to being the DAC's own signature.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 12:22pm
post #845 of 1183

My long-term impression is that it is neutral enough to be used a my primary DAC into a PASS integrated. Detailed and silky but with good authority on the bottom end. The most standout characteristic is the soundstage and imaging which are the best I've had in my system and lot more than I ever expected from a little USB DAC.

post #846 of 1183
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Originally Posted by junker View Post
 

My long-term impression is that it is neutral enough to be used a my primary DAC into a PASS integrated. Detailed and silky but with good authority on the bottom end. The most standout characteristic is the soundstage and imaging which are the best I've had in my system and lot more than I ever expected from a little USB DAC.

Agree!

post #847 of 1183
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post
 

I just received a Geek Out 100 today. I had been having issues with my Geek Out 450 causing too much noise for my IEMs, especially with through the 0.47 ohm output but the Geek Out 100 is definitely an improvement in lower noise floor. Now the 0.47 ohm output is sorta usable but it makes the bass sound huge, loose, and bloated and the overall sound is woolly and not detailed and precise. Using the 47 ohm output on the GO 100 is now completely void of background noise and everything is super clear and sounds amazing. I don't understand why low impedance headphones and IEMs are supposed to be used with the 0.47 ohm output because I always find them to sound better on the 47 ohm output. Which doesn't really make sense according to the 1/8 rule but my ears can't be lying to me. Has anyone else thought that low impedance phones sound way better from the 47 ohm output?

 

Oooh, exciting news. I assume that means one of the other GO 100 beta units is on its way to me as well. I haven't heard anything from Larry on the topic since he requested shipping information, and I assume that's due to how busy he is managing the team and overseeing the QC process. I'll be testing the 100 with every IEM I have on-hand so I'll be able to see how it does with my sensitive 1964-Q. Hopefully it'll be here in the next day or two.

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I was told LH is waiting on parts and my GO100 had no ETA. Oh well.

GO450 is real good with my Heir Audio 4.AiS and doesn't feel or sound over powered.
post #849 of 1183

i guess the IGG bundles won't go out until the end of may or early june. apparently the last batch they had had some QC issues. manny at LH said that about half of the 450 or so bundlers haven't responded to update their orders, so they will receive black 450s or whatever colors remain. if you wanted a different color or to upgrade to a different model, you'd better let them know.

post #850 of 1183
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Oooh, exciting news. I assume that means one of the other GO 100 beta units is on its way to me as well. I haven't heard anything from Larry on the topic since he requested shipping information, and I assume that's due to how busy he is managing the team and overseeing the QC process. I'll be testing the 100 with every IEM I have on-hand so I'll be able to see how it does with my sensitive 1964-Q. Hopefully it'll be here in the next day or two.

 

I look forward to hearing how the GO 100 does with your IEMs. I have a few IEMs coming in the next couple days so I'll be doing more tests as well.

post #851 of 1183
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post


No it isn't, I find a very even tonal balance and full rich bottom end.

In many cases a bright or hashy sounding midrange or treble quality can be attributed to other parts of the chain, but revealed by a good DAC.

So attention to details like a good software media player (Audirvana+, JRMC, Foobar2000 etc...) adequate RAM, placing the DAC on it's own USB bus not shared with other noisy devices, and USB filtration, etc... can straighten out a bright signature that some would mistakenly attribute to being the DAC's own signature.

yes. i get the same impression on the go720 as even tonal balance with rich bottom.not much flavor added to the sound.
post #852 of 1183
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

i guess the IGG bundles won't go out until the end of may or early june. apparently the last batch they had had some QC issues. manny at LH said that about half of the 450 or so bundlers haven't responded to update their orders, so they will receive black 450s or whatever colors remain. if you wanted a different color or to upgrade to a different model, you'd better let them know.

Have they asked for update? I have not received such a request.

But i complained about the delay and they said they were sending it. Not sure the color, but as long as i get one... :-)
post #853 of 1183
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

Have they asked for update? I have not received such a request.

But i complained about the delay and they said they were sending it. Not sure the color, but as long as i get one... :-)
I was sent an email a couple weeks ago asking for color preference and whether I wanted to upgrade. I paid $50 to get the 720.
post #854 of 1183
Same here. I replied with the color I wanted and informed them that I had paid for the upgrade during the Indiegogo campaign so I don't have to add more now. Manny mentioned that they'll be sending another round of emails to confirm details this upcoming week.
post #855 of 1183
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Same here. I replied with the color I wanted and informed them that I had paid for the upgrade during the Indiegogo campaign so I don't have to add more now. Manny mentioned that they'll be sending another round of emails to confirm details this upcoming week.

 

Pity.  I got no email... and I was actively communicating with Manny.  I even asked about the upgrade email.

 

Anyhow, glad that I am going to receive something. :-)

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