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post #31 of 49
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I thought so too...until I got my Uber Bifrost.

That's also 4 1/2 times the cost of the Modi. LOL
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


agree but wouldn't the main area for improvement be in the power supply , and analog stage, ?
dacs with the same digital chips can, and often to, sound different
there are very audible differences in the modi and the bifrost, and bifrost and the bifrost uber(though sound difference is not as much here)

I don't know. I have the ODAC, which by all testing measurements, is already at the point where inaccuracy/distortion of the device is perhaps inaudible. In getting to the ODAC from the various devices I upgraded from, the differences became much less significant as I went up in price, but going from any onboard audio to the ODAC was a huge gain, which is the kind of improvement Pianist is looking for.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Pianist, I just realized you have the Sierra-1s in your signature. Cool. That, or the Sierra-2, are my next upgrade for my desktop setup smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yea, Sierra (Ascend Technologies) has great reputation. I have the Sierra-1 NRT Upgrade .... very good sound. I have not demoed many other speakers so going by all the great feedback those get. I know that Sierra-1 won many awards in the community ... don't know if Sierra-2 is a much better speaker.  Either way, keep in mind they are pretty large bookshelves. I actually use them as my front speakers for home theater. May be an overkill for small desktop, you know what I mean?

post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post

Yea, Sierra (Ascend Technologies) has great reputation. I have the Sierra-1 NRT Upgrade .... very good sound. I have not demoed many other speakers so going by all the great feedback those get. I know that Sierra-1 won many awards in the community ... don't know if Sierra-2 is a much better speaker.  Either way, keep in mind they are pretty large bookshelves. I actually use them as my front speakers for home theater. May be an overkill for small desktop, you know what I mean?

Nah. It won't be overkill. I have the Ascend CBM-170 SEs on my desktop right now (see my sig). The Sierras are slightly smaller smily_headphones1.gif
post #34 of 49

Without being able to directly compare any pairing with your current setup will yield a guess as to whether or not your ears hear a difference let alone improvement.

post #35 of 49
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So if my current system consists of   HD600 - Modi - Vali .......... what;'s the next big upgrade>>?  Diff cable? better amp>?

post #36 of 49
Nothing for now,IMO. If you think this IS the set up for you, why upgrade?
post #37 of 49
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Nothing for now,IMO. If you think this IS the set up for you, why upgrade?

there is always something better right? :-)

1 month ago I though HD598 out my PC sounded better than HD600. Now I know better

post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post

there is always something better right? :-)
1 month ago I though HD598 out my PC sounded better than HD600. Now I know better
What's your budget then?
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post

So if my current system consists of   HD600 - Modi - Vali .......... what;'s the next big upgrade>>?  Diff cable? better amp>?

FiiO X5, for when you want to listen to your headphones somewhere else smily_headphones1.gif
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


FiiO X5, for when you want to listen to your headphones somewhere else smily_headphones1.gif

nah, i only listen at home. On work commute it's back to BOSE in ear headphones. Not looking to upgrade

post #41 of 49
I'm talking about around the house smily_headphones1.gif
post #42 of 49
Pianist,
There are plenty of threads and reviews about all kinds of HPs on this forum. Select your desired sound and read up because it's s wealth of information. Then we can talk
Edited by kothganesh - 4/12/14 at 6:34pm
post #43 of 49
Try to see if you can get to a meet if there is one anywhere near you. It would give you a chance to hear with your ears some different gear.
post #44 of 49
Thread Starter 

I think I am good. Love the sound ... time to stop spending too much time here and enjoy the music :-)

thanks guys

post #45 of 49
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I think I am good. Love the sound ... time to stop spending too much time here and enjoy the music :-)
thanks guys
Ok see you in a week 😜
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