Keeping on the SuperMacro discussion.
Well just like Rellik
I am also "looking forward to getting mine back after updates!!!!!!!!!"
Mailed back to fix the 6bB to 10dB boost change, battery door intermittency,
and even the front input jacks became loose in my SuperMacro.
Double-sided sticky tape Battery Contact attachments
But it works and easily replaceable/fixable.
Excellent sound though, but debate-able boomy lower end IMO BUT MAYBE NOT after upgrades as I get it back (as posted in other threads I didn't take note of my serial number - isn't it the number on a sticker inside the battery housing? Well it isn't printed on the printed sales reciept that I recieved either.)
Originally Posted by Jon L
Do you have the 6dB bass boost or the new 10dB boost?
I must say that unless the impedance switch takes a really long time to burn in, I might be one of those people who prefer 4P to 4S even with bass boost and SuperMacro. 4P sounds more breathy, lively, and exciting in the vocals with just a bit less refinement so far...
you are not alone! I had my SuperMacro (Socketed, OPA627, Extra Features, Large Caps, 2X Buffers) and ER-4P matched together, and I also preferred the Impedence switch OFF, Amp Gain Switch On, Bass Boost Switch On with my Etymotics.
With the Impedence switch ON it took away from the sound and the lower end bass IMO (things should be difference once I get my SM back with fixes.)
"What about your Cans!!!!!!!"
I saw the best improvement out of my:
* Koss KSC-35's
Better Clearer Highs, better sound overall, and even better amplified bass impact.
These cans sound excellent UNAMPED, but with the SuperMacro they are even better IMO! It has been written numerous times that AMP-ing the A900's there are only subtle differences. Well IMO there is a noticable difference with the SM! And the sound gets even better with better sources! The sound stage is now better defined and clearer, the Highs (treble) is even clearer (I don't want to upgrade to Sony CD3K's anymore), and the bass impact is thundering.
* Once I get my SM back to be tested: Senn MX500/MX300
Supposedly XIN was on a MX500 praise earlier in the Summer through use of his AMPS.) Maybe the SM will finally give the MX500's some Bass!
Submit your impressions also (maybe start a new clean thread?)
I would like to see a head-to-head full detailed Comparitive Review on the ...
Xin SuperMacro vs. SR-71 vs. Gilmore Lite vs. Maxed out PPA