About philip glass.. Not yet...i am listening to all my music from A to Z, and am now at the letter 'E' (evanesence, with AGRESSIVE guitars!!! Yummy!!!) and when i came home i was listening to Ennio morricone. i have all his stuff (in lossless quality..6GB in total), from his early work (non-movie music, mostly italian/french stuff..so beautiful and pure those women sounded back then!) to his last stuff (movie soundtracks) and i listened 'to the good, the bad and the ugly' at least 4 times!!..
WOW..the music sounded like i had speakers strapped far away on horizontal pillars onto my head with that particular track, never heard it like this, so full, so balanced, so real..SOOOO big and SOOOOOOO wide..
By the way i totally hated how eminem, dont know why, but what i liked most on his track, the violins on the background sounded now so FAKE! Same thing with Akon. Is it possible they use samples of those instruments on their tracks instead of recording with real life violin players? I dont know..but didnt like it! And weird is that i loved how they sounded on my 337 and my he500! Its not about that they are more agressive or digital mastered music as Evanesence and even Petshop Boys (damn..the special effects the latter put in their music is unheared off..lolz) sound heavenly!
So that cant be it. Only thing i can think of that its just bad recorded as the tracks i have of eminem is of 24bits vinyl rips quality so kt cant be bad ripping (i tried various rips)
Am now listening to lossless 1600bps rips of Evanesence..OMFG..i cant stop listening to this..so full..so powerful, the violins sound beautifully real and trebly and FAST! On the most busy passages on certain tracks on which a whole choir, the players of the band itself , their female singer, while an orchestra plays in the back, all at once, my 337 couldnt extrahend every single piece of it correctly. It was mushed together as one musical soup, but now..u hear perfectly where it comes from..
is this where the headroom of 650.000uF comes in handy? So could this bit of extra reserves help with this kind of more or less agressive kind of music playing on which a million things happens? Who knows, and i honestly dont care..not as long it sounds like this.
..am now listening to ' lithium', and one of the guitarist plunks the guitar..it sounds so organic..u can almost hear how much power he uses to plunk the guitar. (If i can say it that way) as if ur there! On the he500/337 it already sounded good..but this is unreal!!
So this Rig is NOT for everyone i found out. it doesnt magically brush out the oopsies or bad overmastered recordings. On the contrary, it shows it as an open window, the raw pure thruth! no filters! No curtains of love hiding stuff or helping out to make it sound better.
my 337 was a better amp in that, almost everything sounded wonderful on that amp with the he500, Only mp3''s were not liked. They almost were portaited as 2D (tunnellike) compared to REAL lossless stuff (i found out that some flacs roaming around on the net are actually just mp3's converted to flac..WHY WOULD U WANT TO DO THAT??? Lolz
But when i am at the "P" i will tell ya honestly how Philip Glass will sound like..
And as i expected..sound gets wider and wider and DEEPER..more 3D..hot treble is less now..i can listen to music with volume levels i never ever thought i could bare..but i just cant lower the volume as i think i found the sweet spot on this amp on which i can listen to almost all music before its gets totally unbarable (somehow tracks with lower bitrates sound much louder then then the true high quality 24bits 4000bps vinyl rips i have of some artists, like live concerts of Queen and Meatloaf. Those really blow ur mind!!!
I know it sounds all positive and fanlike....but i cant help it...i try to be as objective i can be...really i am!!!
..funny is that the guys on the BC forum believe every word of what i am babbling about and experiencing now..and when u check their speaker stuff ur heart stands still!! As my rig is one of a poor man compared to their stuff..and still they use the words and i quote:
Congrats. I saw internal pictures. I bet it sounds heavenly and simply, unbelievable. Great review-- it was a pleasure to read. Enjoy your system.
Or: Ditto that, Nikki. I only heard the NSL Jr. and THAT haunts me....the full blown version would have done me in!
Or: Congratulations - the anticipation must be a killer, The NSL still haunts me to this day.
And how about this: G ususally doesn't comment on how his pieces perform; he leaves that to others. He may comment on some facts, though. For example: if your piece is the first headphone amp to incorporate NSL technology and if your power supply is also one of the largest, if not the most, to date, for a headphone amp. Trust me, the BC community will understand those facts, and will know that G's reputation for quality and refinement, will speak volumes about how capable and amazing your headphone amp will sound. You, of course, will only know how truly special it is, once it's completely broken in.
Well i rest my case..and those are the ones having stuff we only can dream about and some have those many many many years in use..i am a rookie compared to them..a humble little ant...
damn..i again could put volume a bit higher.. I think its because the treble hotness is getting less and less..but the bass!!! Its not bass anymore...its something else..every instrument has his own frequency..i can even hear differences on drums..i have to check if thats not placebo effect..as i never ever knew that was possible..experiments experiments
do drums have different kind of sounding anyway???
Have to go again...
2morrow i will keep my promise to my loyal monkey friend . So be a little bit more patient my funny friend..i always keep my promises
Am now listening to 'a very short track named 'The end' of evanescence...OMFG that sloooooow super lowww basss, it dies out sooooo slowly and so beautifully..as if its alive...
Sorry guys..it sometimes even makes me emotional...such beautiful tones i am hearing now..and her silky husky voice, sometimes raw and screamy and then again soft and silky... Damn i wanna marry her!!
Am going to lay back and close my eyes again to listen to music on my super comfy relax chair.. Peace out my dear crazy friends
until next time.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/21/14 at 5:56am