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Originally Posted by mapotofu View Post
 

My desktop rig now includes a Mimby!  Aside from the painful USB driver installation process, I'm very happy with the improved resolution and instrument separation I'm hearing.  

 

 

Nice rig!  I have the Mimby paired with the Vali 2.  I seriously considered the Ember but decided to go with the cheaper V2.  I'd be interested in hearing your impressions.  Thanks.

post #2762 of 3167

I really can't wait to get a Mimby and test it against everything else i have.

Audio is an expensive money sucking hobby, what is wrong with all of us?

post #2763 of 3167
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Huh? Speakers sound better and much more realistic than headphones.


I would agree with that too in most cases, but I think its mostly due to ambient noises. The resolution of speakers should always be smaller than any good headphones unless you own speakers that are insanely expensive.

No. Speakers are simply more lifelike and realistic, period. Also can give just as much detail, just not piped into your head from an inch away. They are different, in the best way possible.

 

The reason we all are into headphones, is because you can experience great sound at a fraction of the cost of speakers. Also, size, and bothering the partners, or neighbors.

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No. Speakers are simply more lifelike and realistic, period. Also can give just as much detail, just not piped into your head from an inch away. They are different, in the best way possible.

 

The reason we all are into headphones, is because you can experience great sound at a fraction of the cost of speakers. Also, size, and bothering the partners, or neighbors.

Ofcourse!

Its not that I meant that speakers are physically or sonically inferior, I just meant that the SQ vs Price tends to suggest that a good pair of $200 headphones should have alot more SQ than even $800 speakers and as such you should be able to better differentiate hardware while using the headphones vs the speakers.

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Ofcourse!

Its not that I meant that speakers are physically or sonically inferior, I just meant that the SQ vs Price tends to suggest that a good pair of $200 headphones should have alot more SQ than even $800 speakers and as such you should be able to better differentiate hardware while using the headphones vs the speakers.


Of course???? Let's not be a revisionist and just accept that what you said is wrong. Here is the direct quote from your post:

 

"Why with speakers? Speakers have lower quality vs headphones, especially IEM's."

 

You made no qualifications. You didn't ask about the quality of the speakers or make comments about the quality of speakers. You said very clearly that headphones, and especially IEM's, have higher quality audio than speakers. I would also argue that, generally speaking, IEMs do not sound better than headphones. Some do and some don't. The higher you go in price range, the more IEMs lose out to headphones.

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Of course???? Let's not be a revisionist and just accept that what you said is wrong. Here is the direct quote from your post:

 

"Why with speakers? Speakers have lower quality vs headphones, especially IEM's."

 

You made no qualifications. You didn't ask about the quality of the speakers or make comments about the quality of speakers. You said very clearly that headphones, and especially IEM's, have higher quality audio than speakers. I would also argue that, generally speaking, IEMs do not sound better than headphones. Some do and some don't. The higher you go in price range, the more IEMs lose out to headphones.


No you are right, What I said wasn't clarified and therefore was wrong.
 

But I don't expect most people to own any speakers which rival high end headphones.

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It doesn't really matter, anyways. I was just being slightly argumentative.

 

I would love to own a great pair of speakers, and in no way would I be afraid to pair them with the mimby. Probably I would audition the gumbi/yggy, if I had a pair of 20k speakers, but schiit is making some things that are really changing the dac/amp world. Might be that the only way I could afford even a pair of 5k speakers, is to use the mimby and their amp. (forget the name/price)


Edited by Porteroso - 3/20/17 at 11:18pm
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It doesn't really matter, anyways. I was just being slightly argumentative.

 

I would love to own a great pair of speakers, and in no way would I be afraid to pair them with the mimby. Probably I wouldn't audition the gumbi/yggy, if I had a pair of 20k speakers, but schiit is making some things that are really changing the dac/amp world. Might be that the only way I could afford even a pair of 5k speakers, is to use the mimby and their amp. (forget the name/price)


I'm not sure what you mean by that, are you saying that if you had 20k speakers you would use the Mimby?
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by that, are you saying that if you had 20k speakers you would use the Mimby?
 

I have no idea.

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I have no idea.

This is even more confusing LOL

post #2771 of 3167
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Originally Posted by mapotofu View Post
 

My desktop rig now includes a Mimby!  Aside from the painful USB driver installation process, I'm very happy with the improved resolution and instrument separation I'm hearing.  

 

 

Lovely. Such a compact and simple desktop combo - trying to convert my cousin to the tube/multibit route.

 

Anyone tried MIMBY vs Soekris 1101 portable DAC ?

post #2772 of 3167
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Huh? Speakers sound better and much more realistic than headphones.

Depends a lot on the headphones or speaker in question. Still need to hear a speaker that beats my he-6 for reproducible range (that sub-base is insane) and micro detailing
post #2773 of 3167
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Originally Posted by mapotofu View Post
 

My desktop rig now includes a Mimby!  Aside from the painful USB driver installation process, I'm very happy with the improved resolution and instrument separation I'm hearing.  

 

 

 

Same combo here!

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And yes, after some more thought and stuff, I got a coaxial bracktet from Amazon and installed it into my desktop PC as it seems to me that I will need to use it a lot more often than my laptop. (I am still hoping that someday I can get the laptop I want and use it on the go and at home)

 

i.e. I not going to use the Singxer for some time...

post #2775 of 3167
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And yes, after some more thought and stuff, I got a coaxial bracktet from Amazon and installed it into my desktop PC as it seems to me that I will need to use it a lot more often than my laptop. (I am still hoping that someday I can get the laptop I want and use it on the go and at home)

 

i.e. I not going to use the Singxer for some time...


Yes it seems that Schiit's USB implementation is well Schiit....

But in the audio department they surely deliver, when I finally get a mimby ill run it off of optical or coax.

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