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    Is burn in real or placebo?

    That was really good. A candidate for another Sticky. What comes to mind though are the Conrad Johnson Premier and the Mark Levinson ML-2 amps that were chosen for the "Challenge". They were highly regarded but each allegedly had a unique non SS sound signature which leads me to the question...
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    Is burn in real or placebo?

    Hey BigShot, well said. This little ditty should be a sticky. :beerchug: Btw, can you comment on the amp questions I was thinking about?
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    Is burn in real or placebo?

    I agree with your assessment. The difference is subtle but noticeable. With the Stello DAC I was talking bout, the bass is slightly more pronounced in the bypass mode. I don't think we have to assign a judgement call of "better" or "worse". The point we want to make is that different...
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    Is burn in real or placebo?

    Hey Castle, how have you been? :beerchug:
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    Is burn in real or placebo?

    Can we agree that similar circuit implementations using the same bitrate and sampling techniques like oversampling or upsampling might sound similar but different circuit implementations using using different bitrates and different sampling techniques might not sound the same? If different...
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    Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?

    Just checking in. Not around much anymore. :) Edit to add pic.....
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    Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?

    +1... I drifted into speakers again.... still use my '04 880s for late night Movies with O2 amp and cheap 25ft. wire. T-1s, 650s, packed away in plastic bags, 701s never used after I bought them. Right now, as a traveling laptop speaker set up, I'm using an old Pico Dac (because my damn...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Good luck trying to wag that dog in the main forum. :):) I should have labeled it as an objectivist's tool.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I'm Sorry. You're Wrong. Blind testing is an objective test.
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    EQ your treble to where you like it.... The headphones respond well to EQ. You can give them what ever sound signature you prefer.
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Absolutely right because the main spring is at 6.... :L3000:
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

    I know you're trying to say something here but I can't make out what it is. Maybe you can help?
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

    I never thought of it that way, you're absolutely right.
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