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Expectation bias? You're preaching to the converted there. I had a number of T50rp headphones I was modding and thought I was making huge improvements on one particular set. After about a week, I decided to work on a neglected set of modded T50RP. I compared my new favourite mods against the neglected mods and I could not tell the difference. confused_face(1).gif it was very deflating.

In this case, I have both the Project Polaris and the RJM Sapphire on my desk and I switch between them regularly. Last night I did a bit of A/B testing (granted, the testing was not blind and I was spending about 10 seconds switching cables) before I decided I should make my update this morning. Either the Sapphire is drifting in a negative direction or the Polaris is now sounding better.

 

I personally wouldn't think that the actual performance of the amplifiers is changing, but rather your brain is getting better at picking apart the subtle differences. just imo! :)

 

glad to hear that you are liking the product regardless haahh

post #152 of 159
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I personally wouldn't think that the actual performance of the amplifiers is changing, but rather your brain is getting better at picking apart the subtle differences. just imo! :)

 

Either my amps are performing better or my brain is getting better at something? I consider that a win either way! 

 

 

 

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glad to hear that you are liking the product regardless haahh

 

:beerchug: 

post #153 of 159
Wait until you hit 5000 hours. Magical fairies will whisper in your ears.
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There's an audible difference between hour 1 and hour 96 on this amp, anyone purchasing new should test it with a headphone they're familiar with. Just wait 4 days of playing time after listening the first hour or two and you'll hear the amp settle nicely.
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There's an audible difference between hour 1 and hour 96 on this amp, anyone purchasing new should test it with a headphone they're familiar with. Just wait 4 days of playing time after listening the first hour or two and you'll hear the amp settle nicely.


Interesting. I never noticed that at all. Not sure what I missed, but I don't think I am missing anything in sound, or gaining anything!

I guess that the term "audible" might be quite relative.

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Wait until you hit 5000 hours. Magical fairies will whisper in your ears.

rotfl!!!! heh :) they said some naughty things

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

There's an audible difference between hour 1 and hour 96 on this amp, anyone purchasing new should test it with a headphone they're familiar with. Just wait 4 days of playing time after listening the first hour or two and you'll hear the amp settle nicely.

maybe for tube amps? but hard for me to imagine that happening with SS. who knows tho! hahaha :)

post #157 of 159
None of you guys notice the treble calming down? I experienced both with Polaris and Ember....

Which G1217 amp do you have Money?
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None of you guys notice the treble calming down? I experienced both with Polaris and Ember....

i've had silibance issues with new headphones that seem to settle down, but i've always thought it was just my brain adjusting to the new sound sig as i didn't change amps.

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Interesting. I never noticed that at all. Not sure what I missed, but I don't think I am missing anything in sound, or gaining anything!
I guess that the term "audible" might be quite relative.

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rotfl!!!! heh smily_headphones1.gif they said some naughty things
maybe for tube amps? but hard for me to imagine that happening with SS. who knows tho! hahaha smily_headphones1.gif
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