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  1. blessingx

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Yep, the price was too high for that lousy signature. 
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    In for one. Halfway to their goal in :30 and surprising few perk levels choosen. An awful lot of $199 and $239 'donations' though. Wonder what that could be?   
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    $350CAD HERUS: Asynchronous USB Audio 2.0, 24bit 352.8Ks/S, DXD and DSD64/128, 2.4VRMS Headphone DAC

    Any other impressions (especially with Senns)? Trying to decide between this and the Geek. Draws for both. Like the pedigree and 1/4" of the Herus. Geek versions have the power. 
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    2013 Bay Area Headphone Meet & Headmasters (CAS4) Impressions Thread (8/9~8/11)

    I was very impressed by The Abyss (though I've love their design to begin to focus on human heads), however I'm not sure I'd walk away with solid impressions of a 009 v. Abyss comparison with the Cavalli amp. Nothing against it, just I've heard the 009 sound better (say about 15 feet to its...
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    Have heard the Pinnacle several times, own the Peak-Volc and spent significant time with the Arete. Perhaps the most telling indication is a pro-Peak con-Pinn position. Sounds like a issue in the chain to me.
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

      Quote: Are you claiming the Oppo will allow me access all audio content a computer would? How do you launch a browser on it again? ;)    
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    Anywhere I can legally download new album releases in 320KBPS and up?

    MOG (or Spotify) Mobile allows you to download albums, in most cases (especially on MOG) 320kbps. As a service they aren't yours to keep though. Then again they're $9.99 a month.  
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    Quote:   Thanks SS. It appears the hdmi input/output is the only option for what they're calling a "pass through," thus hdmi in (only digital in) and toslink out may result in a resampling. This somewhat makes sense - having a stable 24/176.4-192 optical signal is unlikely so some safe...
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    Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

    I've read about 2/3rds of this lengthy thread, so apologies if this has been answered already. There appears to be several users who bypass/do not use the Realiser for 2 channel playback (not to mention HDMI being the only digital in). This would be my sole use. I'm intrigued by 2 channel...
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    HIFIMAN HE-400 Planar Headphones Pre-order

      Quote: Considering the HE-400 is supposedly all about bringing the price down you're being pretty cavalier with your twenties, no?    
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    Sennheiser HD 700: Officially Unveiled at CES 2012!

    If you rewatch the InnerFidelity video it shows the rotation. 
  12. blessingx

    HIFIMAN HE-400 Planar Headphones Pre-order

    So are we going to make it through CES (and the preorder period) without a HD400 review? 
  13. blessingx

    HIFIMAN HE-400 Planar Headphones Pre-order

      Quote:   Well, I suppose the earlier heavily implied question is if SQ is removed from the equation, how good a deal is a crappy sounding $349 dynamic, othro or electrostatic purchase? There's real hope here and why we're all waiting on reviews, but as anyone who's ever owned any of...
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    HIFIMAN HE-400 Planar Headphones Pre-order

      Quote: As I'm afraid with many ortho discussions, it seems the technology is overriding the SQ talk. Not sure why the below should even matter?    "... these are a very exciting offering because it brings a high-end technology at a price point that is at least accessible... "    
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    Sennheiser HD 700: Officially Unveiled at CES 2012!

      Quote:   I think it's important to note the HD580/6X0 success as being arguably in the past. If there's a trend in the other direction there may be a reason for the change. That said, I wouldn't assume the HD7/800 signature choice is solely a marketing decision. Course as we both...
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    JH3A Cables

    Ugh. Wrong forum. One of these years I'll learn.
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    NEW information on JH-3a

    At the bare minimum can we all agree to stop dismissively saying "once the JH3A is released all these problems will be ancient history"?
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    NEW information on JH-3a

    ... with a pinch of added Nutty Professor.   
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    Bay Area Meet (California) February 11th, 2012 INTEREST THREAD

    Asr, I appreciate the resetting of expectations. The hobby has grown and we obviously can't expect every meet attendance of MOTs (not that that was ever the situation). Perhaps, though I'm not so sure, the invites need to be tempered publicly at the onset of announcement of invites ("I'll attend...
  20. blessingx

    FLAC Player for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

    Even the iPod app on the iPad can do high res if you prep the files correctly. Never used the CLAS, but confirmed both apps (see second page), a camera kit, and the same Lavry DJ.
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    NEW information on JH-3a

    What is the expected change in pre and post burn in for a digital cable? Is there an expected lessening of jitter or other corruption through use?  
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    NEW information on JH-3a

    Last I heard I was 22 and just got a shipping notice.
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    Did I hear you say you want an SPL Phonitor?

    What the hell? I'm in. Figure I have a 1 in 6000 chance.