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  1. wahsmoh

    Campfire Audio Vega (and Dorado and Lyra II) - Head-Fi TV

    Nice to hear another Head-fier sharing the same sentiments of the Lyra 2. I own a few decent full size headphones but the Lyra 2s were my first big spend on IEMs and I wanted something like the IE800 but more natural sounding and good for long listening sessions. They did just that for me and...
  2. wahsmoh

    NOS DAC-AMP Combo - Metrum Amethyst

    I own an Amethyst and I am still enjoying it. I think there is something to be said about the depth of soundstage with NOS DACs such as Amethyst. With headphones on, it doesn't sound as deep front to back like my oversampling Theta Digital DAC as some people have said, but it is a very wide...
  3. wahsmoh

    Metrum Acoustics Menuet DAC

    Looks like Menuet is getting phased out for another line of products. I may have to look at the Jade or Amethyst DAC coming out soon. Thanks for the heads up!! I am sure Metrum will fill the gap for an awesome DAC at a price point lower than the Pavane. I will wait and see.
  4. wahsmoh

    Campfire Audio Vega (and Dorado and Lyra II) - Head-Fi TV

    I hardly ever make posts on Head-fi anymore. The Lyra 2s are friggin amazing with the Mojo/Fiio X5II stack I am pairing with them. I moved on to the speaker world I now have a system based on Ascend Sierra 2s and two 15 inch Rythmik subs. But now I am travelling the Lyra 2s have been a blessing...
  5. wahsmoh

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

      Hmmm.. I really want to try the TH900 driver transplant into the THX00. That is the only thing aside from the cups, pads, and foam that sets them apart from each other.   But.. Denon AHD-7200?? Is this the holy grail headphone we have been waiting for? Basically a more luxurious D7000/THX00...
  6. wahsmoh

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Thanks for your impressions! Now that the cups are available from EMU directly I may have to give it a whirl. One of the things I like about the TH-X00s in mahogony configuration with lambskin pads is that they have a good frequency response and I can take off my headphones and listen to my...
  7. wahsmoh

    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

    Glad to see there are more happy Ether C owners. I am still debating on whether an Ether C, C Flow, or Flow are right for me. The only way to find out is to give them all a listen in a quiet environment.    I moved on to speakers for the time being. The latest headphone developments all cost...
  8. wahsmoh

    5th Annual San Diego Head-Fi Meet: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

    I got overwhelmed yesterday and totally forgot about the meet. Sorry I missed out guys :( Next meet that comes up in LA or CamJam I will try to be a part of a member's showcase and I will bring my girlfriend too ;)
  9. wahsmoh

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    It's actually here:   I understand what they mean though and customization would raise the price of their other products since it would mean slowdown of all production in...
  10. wahsmoh

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Nice! I am sure this has been discussed many times, but I wish anodized black came as a standard Schiit option. I may have to wait till I see a black B-stock Freya which may never happen if Schiit has streamlined production and QC to such a high degree now.
  11. wahsmoh

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I must be behind. I will check that out now asap!!!
  12. wahsmoh

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Okay so Jotunheim was kind of cool. I want a full size preamp/phono stage thingy though. I mean the Jotunheim is great for a smaller setup.. but now I expect something in the Mjolnir/Gungnir chassis that is also a preamp. Would be nice to have a killer preamp in a world of overpriced crap. The...
  13. wahsmoh

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    I cant wait!! I have a Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 on the way with an Emotiva 2 channel power amp. I will be using my Theta for now as a DAC but the Gumby is going to be bought soon hopefully.
  14. wahsmoh

    Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!

    You can never be too generous with bubble wrap. The pawn shop on eBay that sold me my Theta DS Pro progeny version A must have used 15 feet of bubble wrap to package my DAC.   But when my box arrived the damned thing was nearly busted. Every corner on the cardboard box had been roughed up and...
  15. wahsmoh

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    I feel like the TH-X00 keeps a better pace with the music though. i.e. it sounds "faster". Maybe this could be because I lean towards the DT880-type presentation wtih the caveat that the HD600 has a better midrange and sounds more open than the semi-open DT880. I also think the HD600 has a more...
  16. wahsmoh

    Beyerdynamic DT-1880 Thread. Rumors, Facts, Discussion

    Bump.. DT1880 must be coming soon if we have had 1770 and 1990
  17. wahsmoh

    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Does anyone else feel like a DT1880 is on the way? I am going to hold off on the next  headphone purchase and wait til we see what happens. 
  18. wahsmoh

    Music you're too embarrassed to admit that you listen to (but will disclose in this thread)

      I like Def Leppard Vault.. their greatest hits CD. I agree though with why you might leave this one out depending on the crowd you're with. Very very 80s sounding hard rock/metal full of electronic drums. 
  19. wahsmoh

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    There are many PCM DACs from the 90's that I would bet money on that sound better than a lot of the new "32-bit" delta-sigma DACs
  20. wahsmoh

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    They're good with the X00. One thing you have to make sure you do though when you install them is make sure all the 4 locking plastic hooks are in place.   The thicker material of the Alpha pads gets caught up on those slots and sometimes the hooks don't make great contact. You just have to...
  21. wahsmoh

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    My beefy Theta DS Pro progeny v. A feeding my Asgard 2 really makes the TH-X00 Mahogony fill out with bass. The Chord Mojo is a fantastic DAC but it doesn't have the weight or oomph of the old Theta.. tight bass response but not subterranean rumble.   This is after spending almost a month in...
  22. wahsmoh

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I'm thinking of pulling the plug and going with the Ether C Flow.. I'm just worried that it will underwhelm me. I think if it retains the magic if Ether 1.1 but with more bass slam and a little more warmth I could be sold. Its just that its so expensive and my Fostex ThX00 with Alpha pads do...
  23. wahsmoh

    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    Darn I have such bad timing. I'm here in Peru til August 15th and Dan is practically in my backyard off of Rosecrans.. I spend a lot of time in Point Loma either surfing or hanging out with my friends. I want to preorder the Ether Flow C but it's hard to order without first comparing to the...
  24. wahsmoh

    Vintage/Current R2R DAC Owners Discussion, Insight, and Review Thread

    My progeny only has RCA but I know for sure it is set at 4V and Bifrost MB is standard 2V.
  25. wahsmoh

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    I like the TH-X00. It is what the HD600 would sound like if it was closed and had subbass. Voicing is very good and treble is pretty extended and not sibilant. Also the "openness" is very good for a closed can. I have kind of set aside my HD600s for the TH-X00 cause I can go back and forth...