Admittedly I gotta check out how to engage the awesomeifier/3D imaging!!
I'm gonna do that today!! I wanted to be sure I dug the final product as much as the proto!!!
I'll report back ASAP on that
I've only done an A/B w/ the HRT microStreamer and Dragonfly at this point (and I LOVE the microStreamer - was lucky enough
to get the review scoop on that magic lil' aluminum brick - also dig the Dragonfly, but preferred the microStreamer as I found it more
dynamic - with a more soulful reproduction of the music) - AND:
Compared to the Dragonfly (1st generation) the Geek Out ED has far more dynamic range, weight, and overall gestalt. The Dragonfly has
always impressed me with its resolving capabilities - its finesse, but the Geek Out brings out even more of that magic quality of the music.
It's like upgrading your line-stage and stereo amplifier in a two-channel in-room rig. You get more slam, more detail, and greater dynamic range
Compared to the microStreamer - the MS faired better in the resolution dept. NOT better than the Geek Out ED, but better than the Dragonfly IMO.
The microStreamer has a wonderfully engaging quality about it. That doesn't change, nor get lost when comparing it to the Geek Out, but the Geek Out
edges it out in that area. It's closer - but the Geek Out just has more oomph - more headroom and because its clean and detailed it drags me even deeper
into the music. Spinning Radiohead's Kid A was a magnificent experience w/ the Geek Out & Audeze LCD-XC's. It reminded me of hearing the record for the
first time - and that's a glorious memory for me! The microStreamer captured the magic of the recording, but the Geek Out did so as well - and has a more all-
encompassing quality about it. It behaves like a little monster amplifier - powerful and controlled but with plenty of air and dimensionality.
It sounded as I suspected compared to these two: Like the natural progression of things. It's presentation is bigger, deeper, wider and its tonality has more
I lent my Explorer to a buddy so I won't have that for a comparison for awhile
- but I know the Explorer well and I suspect my findings will be similar.
thank you mike