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    Aeon 2 closed Impressions and Discussion

    They sure look similar, I'm waiting for more people to get theirs and report back on whether the Stealth's pads have these same issues.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    So, I don’t really feel the metal band at all. The only thing touching my head is the leather strap, the metal band floats above it. Have you tried shortening the strap on them? I have it in the middle hole, but my head is not too big. The ZMF pads aren’t bad, they just don’t feel any more...
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published tracks on Tidal to test MQA

    FLAC’s default implementation is under BSD-3-Clause, some of the tooling is under GPLv2, and some bits I’m not sure are under LGPLv2. Show me where any of those licenses limit merchantability and I’ll gladly eat a hat. It’s clear you have no clue what you’re talking about. Steve Balmer’s...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Curious to see how they do on your setup! Forgot to mention, but my path was: Media server -> Bifrost 2 -> Freya+ w/ PSVane 6SN7 -> Jotunheim R -> SR1A
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Got to listen to Mitch’s filters today, and I must admit I’m blown away. They really changed the headphones for the better for me. I tried today the JotR’s baffle compensation, my own parametric EQ, and then all three of Mitch’s convolution filters. Without a doubt the latter ones were the...
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    Anyone in the SF South Bay Area?

    Berkeley here, definitely interested in a meetup!
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2 DAC

    I think consensus is the DAC cards from Schiit kind of suck. My Jot 2 has the AK4490 card and it's not great, I've heard similar things about the multibit cards, but I've never owned one. I do own both the Modius and the Jot2 and it's a combo I can happily recommend (although I currently pair...
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    Choosing first pair of speakers

    So, after having the 686 S2 for a week or so I decided to change, the sound had some characteristics that really didn't please me, and I really did not like the base. I decided to shoot my already half-dead wallet and exchanged them for a pair of ELAC's Uni-Fi UB5 (The "Slim" version, since it's...
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    Choosing first pair of speakers

    Something neat showed up, a chance to get a pair of Focal Profile 908's in amazing good shape for the same price I'd pay for the ones I listed before. Any thoughts on this?   The room is big on the x axis, but has no y depth. All my sound equipment will be across the y axis. It probably has...
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    Improving the HD650's

    @Shaffer ouch, 650 is way out of my league right now sadly, they do look like amazing amps tho. I'm probably just going to put a hold on this until I see a cheap Crack going around, haven't seen any Val2 vs. Crack reviews yet, that'd be interesting to read.
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    Improving the HD650's

    @Armaegis I'm pretty into DIY, just built my own 3D printer and most of my stuff I build myself, I just feel a little insecure about putting 300 or 400 with the speedball USD on a project that I have 0 experience in. It's quite a lot of money for a kit, specially when other products in the same...
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    Improving the HD650's

    Okay, sorry for the delay guys and thanks for all the answers! I'm aware there's more than volume level, and thanks for the link it was a very nice reading!   Hmm, I don't quite understand this tho, how could the earpads make a significant impact in sound? I thought their function was...
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    Improving the HD650's

    Less than a month old, I'd say around 15 days or so. The beaten up ones at the "Try me" booth over at the Saturn I bought them did sound better.   I'm using my Fiio X3ii as a DAC on my pc, volume-wise it's all good.
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    Improving the HD650's

    Recently I went to my first live concert to listen to Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor (Op.16), one of my favorite compositions ever and beautifully played by the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. I'm 17, a bit old for a first time live classical music presentation, but having no one else in my...
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