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post #976 of 1567

It is sad that the GO1000 seems to exhibit less noise issue that the GO450, even for IEMs, but sadly the other problem with the volume make it too dangerous to use with IEMs. The couple of time I blasted my ears with the 450 when using my Shure846 was quite unpleasant but I  just can't imagine how bad it would have been if I had the 1000.

post #977 of 1567
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post

I'll go for GO1000. Not that it has more power. But it seems it's less plague of problems from the rest.

 

... except that it makes the "ear blasting" bug worse. :mad:

post #978 of 1567

Yep you got it! :D

 

If..you keep touching those buttons (they say the firmware is coming...let's see).

 

Have mine 3 months already (GO1000). And just have a "hands off policy"....and thinking its not there.

And it worked for me.


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 8/2/14 at 1:55pm
post #979 of 1567

Aren't buttons meant to be pushed? :rolleyes:

post #980 of 1567
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

Yep you got it! :D

 

If..you keep touching those buttons (they say the firmware is coming...let's see).

 

Have mine 3 months already (GO1000). And just have a "hands off policy"....and thinking its not there.

And it worked for me.

 

I use the same policy as Michael. Use the computer volume, don't touch the GO unless I'm turning on/off 3D. Haven't run into a blowout yet.

post #981 of 1567
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Aren't buttons meant to be pushed? :rolleyes:

 

The GO 1000 certainly is pushing mine. :mad:

post #982 of 1567
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

I use the same policy as Michael. Use the computer volume, don't touch the GO unless I'm turning on/off 3D. Haven't run into a blowout yet.

 

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post #983 of 1567
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Aren't buttons meant to be pushed? :rolleyes:

 

Indeed, so LH needs to get this fixed soon.

 

But in the meantime, not touching the buttons is a workaround the bug.

post #984 of 1567
I met up with a fellow Head-Fier in the area and I got to try out the LCD-2 (pre Fazor) with the GO 1000 in a Starbucks environment (moderately noisy, similar to any other official Head-Fi meet).

I used Windows XP instead of my usual OS X because I'm letting that Head-Fier borrow the GO 1000 to listen to the HE-560 later this week and I wanted to go through the setup process. The media player I used was Foobar2000 with the DSD add-ons installed. With maximum volume in Foobar, I had to turn the Light Harmonic volume control panel to -17 to -8 dB for the various high resolution tracks we listened to, which isn't too much headroom with the volume. As stated by Currawong though, I guess this is normal for the volume to adjust exponentially near the end? I guess I'm still not used to this kind of control and it seems weird to me to have to turn up the volume to near-maximum to get to appropriate volume levels.

Anywho, we both agreed that the GO has somewhat of an edge in the treble region while providing some nice warmth in the midrange kind of like a stereotypical tube-like sound and the Head-Fier commented that the GO might be a better match-up with the LCD-2 than the Schiit Mjolnir since it brings a more euphoric sound signature to the music.
post #985 of 1567
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Anywho, we both agreed that the GO has somewhat of an edge in the treble region while providing some nice warmth in the midrange kind of like a stereotypical tube-like sound and the Head-Fier commented that the GO might be a better match-up with the LCD-2 than the Schiit Mjolnir since it brings a more euphoric sound signature to the music.

 

I do hear the slight treble emphasize around the 4-7 kHz on my GO 450, but I don't hear the midrange warmth. Especially comparing with DACport, DACport is surely closer to tube-like warmth than the GO 450 sterile sound.

post #986 of 1567
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Anywho, we both agreed that the GO has somewhat of an edge in the treble region while providing some nice warmth in the midrange kind of like a stereotypical tube-like sound and the Head-Fier commented that the GO might be a better match-up with the LCD-2 than the Schiit Mjolnir since it brings a more euphoric sound signature to the music.

I do hear the slight treble emphasize around the 4-7 kHz on my GO 450, but I don't hear the midrange warmth. Especially comparing with DACport, DACport is surely closer to tube-like warmth than the GO 450 sterile sound.
Compared to my ODAC/O2, there is a slight warmth to the midrange. It makes the GO a bit more musical in that regards as I've been listening to the GO more than the ODAC/O2.

^ The piano with the GO for example sounds like it has more weight compared to the ODAC/O2
Free download: http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html


Regarding the Head-Fier whom I met earlier today, I got a PM saying that from first impressions, the GO 1000 sounds really impressive with the HD700. I'm not too surprised since the HD800 is what Larry Ho uses.
Edited by miceblue - 8/4/14 at 7:39pm
post #987 of 1567
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Compared to my ODAC/O2, there is a slight warmth to the midrange. It makes the GO a bit more musical in that regards as I've been listening to the GO more than the ODAC/O2.

^ The piano with the GO for example sounds like it has more weight compared to the ODAC/O2
Free download: http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html


Regarding the Head-Fier whom I met earlier today, I got a PM saying that from first impressions, the GO 1000 sounds really impressive with the HD700. I'm not too surprised since the HD800 is what Larry Ho uses.

 

Thanks to 2L, I've downloaded all of the 40 GB high res samples from their website :) Always my reference for testing.

 

Slight more midrange weight is possible, especially when I compare GO 450 to Dragonfly. But warmth, still a bit far from DACport warmth.

post #988 of 1567

Just wondering if anybody else is seeing these issues:

 

I'm running a GeekOut 450 connected to a MacBook Pro Retina, listening to B&W P7s connected to there 0.47Ohm output. The source material is primarily FLAC24 sourced from the Society of Sound site played through Vox.

 

I'm not listening at ear-bleeding volumes (my primary listening time is while I work) and I'm hearing significant noise in the right ear, especially in quiet sections of tracks and between tracks.

 

Also, when I activate the 3D Awesomifier all I get is fuzz in both ears and no change to the soundstage.

 

Is there something I'm not doing right or haven't done from a config point of view?

post #989 of 1567
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Originally Posted by Bigpants View Post

Just wondering if anybody else is seeing these issues:

I'm running a GeekOut 450 connected to a MacBook Pro Retina, listening to B&W P7s connected to there 0.47Ohm output. The source material is primarily FLAC24 sourced from the Society of Sound site played through Vox.

I'm not listening at ear-bleeding volumes (my primary listening time is while I work) and I'm hearing significant noise in the right ear, especially in quiet sections of tracks and between tracks.

Also, when I activate the 3D Awesomifier all I get is fuzz in both ears and no change to the soundstage.

Is there something I'm not doing right or haven't done from a config point of view?

If you have time to flip a few pages back, many of us having noise issue. Until now LH said those GO with noise problem most probably defective. Meaning, they have a rather poor quality control... sending those defective GO to their customers :-(

And yes, 3D noisifier does add some noise on my GO 450.
post #990 of 1567
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post


If you have time to flip a few pages back, many of us having noise issue. Until now LH said those GO with noise problem most probably defective. Meaning, they have a rather poor quality control... sending those defective GO to their customers :-(

And yes, 3D noisifier does add some noise on my GO 450.

 

Bugger.

 

I'm in Australia and have purchased this from a local retailer - should I be contacting LH to confirm I have a faulty unit then look at returning it? Has anyone else gone through this process yet?

 

Also, regarding the 3D Awesomifier: apart from adding noise are you hearing any increased soundstage or any other benefit from it? All I'm getting is the noise.

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