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post #331 of 867
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Maybe someone should start a Geek Out troubleshooting thread. There have been a lot of posts just on how to set it up...

It can't possibly be that difficult, can it?

Plug and Play for my Geek Out 1000 on the MacBook Pro. MacOS handling volume no problem. It is a great pairing with the HD800's.....I'll throw on the JH16's in a while.

post #332 of 867

Wow!  That's makes three people who say it's good for the HD800.  You guys are killing me.  I might end up keeping my HD800s after all.  :p

post #333 of 867
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Wow!  That's makes three people who say it's good for the HD800.  You guys are killing me.  I might end up keeping my HD800s after all.  :p

Liking it so far.....

post #334 of 867
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Maybe someone should start a Geek Out troubleshooting thread. There have been a lot of posts just on how to set it up...

It can't possibly be that difficult, can it?

No it isn't, and what many seem to think are GO set-up issues aren't, they are normal media player software configuration issues that are similar when using any other USB DAC.

I did pretty much the exact same JRMC19 configuration and Windows driver installation on the Resonessence Labs Herus. I also did the very same check and set-up of Audirvana+ Preferences on my Mac mini.

So the GO isn't any different in that regard, the only real difference I see is the way the volume behaves. Many other USB DACs including the Herus do not have hardware based volume control buttons, so they don't have the same issue of how to control volume from more than one place and what that entails.
post #335 of 867
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Maybe someone should start a Geek Out troubleshooting thread. There have been a lot of posts just on how to set it up...

It can't possibly be that difficult, can it?

I downloaded the drivers, plugged in the GEEK, installed the drivers and was good to go with Foobar and Pandora. I have no DSD, but tested a couple 24/96 tracks. No issues at all.
Except Windows doesn't need drivers to support 24/96 playback. tongue.gif

Apart from that, maybe we should have another thread for setting up the Geek Out then instead of flooding this impressions thread with 2 pages of "how to set up Geek Out in ___ or ___ or ___ media player in ___ or ___ or ___ operating system."
post #336 of 867
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Except Windows doesn't need drivers to support 24/96 playback. tongue.gif

Apart from that, maybe we should have another thread for setting up the Geek Out then instead of flooding this impressions thread with 2 pages of "how to set up Geek Out in ___ or ___ or ___ media player in ___ or ___ or ___ operating system."

Yes, perhaps setup issues could be better off in a different thread, but then again, if the only impression that someone has is a device they can't get to work, then folks should know about it.

And the GEEK didn't show up as a usable device in Windows until after the driver install.
post #337 of 867

I just ordered the last Geek Out Signature Edition.  Saw that bad boy sitting there so lonely so I just had to snatch it up.  I'll compare it to my Geek Out 450 and let you guys know what you're missing.  :-p

post #338 of 867
I ordered the Signature 2...hopefully be a major upgrade over my GO 1000. These were supposed to ship fairly soon,, right? I'll pay impressions when it comes as well.
post #339 of 867

Where can you order the Signature edition? I can't find any info on it.

post #340 of 867
It's on IGG Geek Wave campaign.

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post #341 of 867

Quoting https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-wave-make-your-smartphone-s-sound-sound-better#home

 

Geek Out 1000 SE Specs
   *Gold color, with personalized creators' signatures
   *Limited Edition - Only 32 will be made.
   *Individually numbered (1 of 32, 2 of 32, etc.)
   *Hand-matched high-precision components
   *THD+N is half the distortion of production Geek Out 1000
   *To be shipped directly after the end of the campaign

Note: If you don't want to wait, there are 16 Geek Out 1000 SE's for sale on the campaign right now for $899 each!

 

Uh... In my opinion, just thinking about potential sound quality differences, that's too much money for a THD+N that's half of what is already inaudible THD+N.  I'd rather have three GO 1000's for that price.

 

But, congrats to those of you who wanted the signature edition (for any reason) and were able to snag it before they became unobtainable. 

 

Meanwhile, I'm geeking out waiting for my run of the mill 1000:

 

 

Mike

post #342 of 867
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Where can you order the Signature edition? I can't find any info on it.

Sorry, I supposedly ordered the very last one. There will be only 32 made and only 16 available for purchase. But who knows they may offer more later down the road.
post #343 of 867
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Wow!  That's makes three people who say it's good for the HD800.  You guys are killing me.  I might end up keeping my HD800s after all.  :p

 

You can make that four. I have an ALO Audio Reference 16 cable on my pair at the moment which adds a touch of warmth (they are set up for the Studio Six). The result was surprisingly good. 

 

I tried the set-up going iPad -> Vaunix USB hub -> Geek Out 1000 and it didn't sound as good as my computer did as a transport.  A CLAS was the same in that regard.

 

It did sound good with IEMs though, in this case DITA The Truth.

 

post #344 of 867
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

Wow!  That's makes three people who say it's good for the HD800.  You guys are killing me.  I might end up keeping my HD800s after all.  :p

 

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

 

You can make that four. I have an ALO Audio Reference 16 cable on my pair at the moment which adds a touch of warmth (they are set up for the Studio Six). The result was surprisingly good. 

 

[snip]

 

Unreal.  

 

I can't remember anticipating a piece of kit as much as I'm looking forward to the GO 1000 - thanks to my hope that it can "cure" my HD800, but even if it doesn't (to my satisfaction, at least), I'm sure it will do a great job with some of my other headphones.

 

Mike

post #345 of 867

Has anyone tried these over USB OTG yet? I'm assuming a secondary power supply would be required or heavily recommended but I'm still curious as to whether it works

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