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  1. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    I wouldn't.The Empyreans while having a warm,musical and easy going consumer sound they lack too much technicalities to be worthy of their price tag.They have good width and positioning and bass hits hard but they are many steps below the Stellias in detail,transparency and speed.I got bored...
  2. Caruryn

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Still enjoy mine with Andromedas next to Ibasso DX312 and AK 1000M.Great sound,battery and value for that money.
  3. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    I have the Arctic Signum.It's a good cable but not the best with Stellias.You may get bigger soundstage and smoother sound but tonality may not be up to your liking as you lose warmth and musicality.I would go copper for Stellia,maybe the Norne Drausk that AudioDuck has and can give his take...
  4. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    If the amp has standard 4 pin xlr you're ok with the stock balanced cable.
  5. Caruryn

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM ******NEW Firmware 2.00 Android 11******

    Got my AMP12 and listened with the Stellia and HD660S for 20min.Burn in is definitely real.After hearing a fellow headfier 200h+ burned in AMP12 for 2 days the sound out of the box is more rough in the mids,more fuzzy in the treble,more dry tonally and instrument separation is not there.As a...
  6. Caruryn

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Man as much as i love the Roon support the SQ has taken a hit.Went from smooth and natural with previous fw to grainy especially in the mids.Magic is almost gone with my Stellias.
  7. Caruryn

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Ak SP1000M is awesome.I prefer it with my Stellia to DX300MKI.
  8. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    The first cable i bought was the PK10 Palladian which i connected to a cheap power supply and the stock Arche cable from the wall.There was a very noticeable increase in detail,musicality and separation but the sound was on the warmer scale and the highs a bit rolled off but it was a big...
  9. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    For me my ideal combo after almost half a year is KK PK10 Palladian-AQ Niagara 1200-AQ Tornado-Arche-Heimdall 2 USB-PC.Everytime i put them with Stellia it's love at first sight or hear all over again.Arche alone sounds ,thin ,dull and lacking in dynamic range in comparison although there is...
  10. Caruryn

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Best i've heard them on a non desktop system.Wide sounstage with very good depth,mids incredibly layered,detailed and natural without harshness,extended and airy highs with good information and timbre to die for.The tonality is perfect,very good synergy and the dap is still fresh,just 20h...
  11. Caruryn

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM ******NEW Firmware 2.00 Android 11******

    Very good synergy with CA Atlas.Wide soundstage with good depth,organic and detailed mids,keeps the texture but tightens the lows to the point you don't feel this is too bassheavy iem.Like the tonality a lot but the treble could be a bit more extended and airy especially compared to AK...
  12. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/focal-stellia-review-measurements-interview-head-fi-tv.899912/page-194
  13. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Finally completed the desktop.Cable management suckss but my god the performance more than makes up for it.Power conditioner combined with the power cables takes Arche to a whole other level.It's like you're in a live concert here,no restrictions,dynamic range from top to bottom,blackest...
  14. Caruryn

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    There are various ways of disabling the sound adjustment and some have better sound results than others,i just do the basic,settings-all apps disable sound adjustment but you need to lower the vol,have a song playing and once you hit the button the volume increases suddenly,that's how you know...
  15. Caruryn

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    I still use mine with my Andromeda S even though i have more expensive dap and the synergy is superb.It will probably die on me before i let it go.
  16. Caruryn

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    More like his ears start to deteriorate with the passage of time.As someone who was one of the firsts to buy them back in 2018 the sound is as pristine now as it was back then.In fact,i think they sound better now,but maybe the upgraded desktop equipment played a tiny part too.
  17. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    I prefer the voltage mode,low gain with Stellia.You hear the dynamics,detail and treble of a $3000 HP.Stellia mode is too soft,too warm and vocals too pushed back for my liking even if it's a bit more musical and colored.
  18. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    We're talking oranges and apples here.Unless we have the same exact equipment we might as well be talking about a different can altogether.Stellia sound vastly different with different gear,maybe it's the low impedance that messes the tonality with different amps and can go from very bassy and...
  19. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    This is what you want https://www.amazon.com/4-4mm-Female-Balanced-Headphone-Adapter/dp/B07JXYLNQP Stock Cable has very good sound and excellent tonality,even if stiff so don't worry about it.
  20. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Thanks for bringing the cable over and pulling out the big guns Ichos,appreciate it,stay safe.
  21. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Arctic silver cable with the new carbon fiber copper rhodium plated connector in the house.That is one beautiful cable! Special thanks to Roy,he's been very communicative and helpful especially with the whole lockdown situation everywhere.Between this and the heimdall 2 usb for Arche,there is a...
  22. Caruryn

    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Stellia needs a higly resolving DAC first and foremost along with good synergy and tonal balance.The first thing i commented on a greek forum was that they change drastically in character and technical performance more than any HP i heard.I listened to them through naim DAC-V1 and they sounded...
  23. Caruryn

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Everyone can set his own price but $1900 is a bit high especially with the arrival of newer daps like M15.I would go up to $1700 or so if you you are not in a hurry to sell it like this week .Good luck!
  24. Caruryn

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    $1500-$1600 is a good price for the M
  25. Caruryn

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    They should sound great with SP1000M if they are warmer than my Andro S.
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