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  1. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    It would be nice if someone would compile a list of viable amps for the Susvara, a list linked to the first page of this thread if possible... Or maybe, too, one could open a special Susvara amp thread with some kind of ranking or point system where people who have tried different amps with the...
  2. sahmen

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Thanks, @Got the Shakes : I saw this list: New A16 Features in Development (all hardware variants) 1) DTS-X certification 2) Auro3D certification 3) Vertical Headtracking mode 4) Low delay gaming mode 5) Separate Denoise function for existing PRIR files 6) Allow Sound Rooms to be...
  3. sahmen

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Does some official guide to navigating the Exchange site exist anywhere? Things do look simple and intuitive so far, but the site is still not where it could be as yet, and one never knows how much more sophisticated or complicated things are going to get... So I was just wondering... Maybe...
  4. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I disagree on both counts, but that only means we're approaching this issue from different perspectives, and probably have different ways of prioritizing things, so no harm done. I even think "different" is healthy or close, in these particular cases :relaxed:.
  5. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    No, none i know of that stocks the kind of niche boutique-made audiophile gear that one normally discusses here. I live in Western Massachusetts, and do not know how far I'll need to drive to find a well-stocked dealership.
  6. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I've not done that yet, but I'll certainly welcome the opportunity... Unfortunately, I do not go to Canjams and meets... That could help some, although I also learn they are not the most ideal places to audition anything under optimal conditions.
  7. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Understood, except that it is not always a matter of wealth, or of having more wealth, although, of course having money to purchase whatever one wants, whenever one wants would remove some significant problems, but as far as i know, that always generates others. Besides, I do not see this simply...
  8. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    So what is someone in my position to do, in order to feel that I am also getting the best? I have the HeKse, and other lower tier HFM cans, as well as the Audeze LCD-4 and other lower tier Audeze cans. I have DACs and HPamps that have both the juice and finesse to bring the power, the glory...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    It could also simply mean what most people here have always known, at least since shipping began, and nothing more: namely, that, only customers willing to shell out total retail price for the A16 seem to attract the immediate interest, attention, and responsiveness of SR. Only such clients are...
  10. sahmen

    Audeze LCD-4

    Speaking of Amps, how about the Gustard H20, which is now on Massdrop? I've never heard it, but it seems to have what it takes to drive the 4 well.
  11. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    So speaking of big money and not so big money amps yielding small differences in SQ, if anyone has ever tried the Susvara on the Gustard H20, could you give your impressions. Also, since that amp will fall under the category of the not-so-big money amps among those that often mentioned on this...
  12. sahmen

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Sooo, what does "we are close" mean? Hours away from launch? Days away? Months away? Years away?... See where I'm going with that? No-one can say, because it is coming from SR, and it is better never to assume anything about such announcements, if one wants to retain one's sanity... Also given...
  13. sahmen

    Audeze LCD-X

    This. I realize that Elex is popular on Head-fi (along with other Focal cans), but if you're treble sensitive to some degree, it might come across as being too hot and agressive in the top registers, and even downright unpleasant sometimes... That depends on how treble sensitive you're... I...
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    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    It all depends on your unit, and the sensitivity and impedance rating of the headphones you use on them. My LCD-X has an impedance rating of 20 ohms, and a sensitivity rating of 103 db. It performs flawlessly on the LP without generating any noise, between the 8:30 - 9:00 marks, and I do not...
  15. sahmen

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Very true, but on the brighter side of things, it appears that the new company of Cees, Sonnet Digital Audio, has now taken over the repair and even customer service duties for the Metrum products, at least according to this post: Source ...
  16. sahmen

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    i'm really glad that the V220 is working out for you.
  17. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    It s strange, but the Shangri-la gif does not look broken on my screen. At any rate I have attempted some kind of fix. I hope it works.
  18. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    By mentioning other components in the chain, it seems to me that you're complicating the debate exponentially, since each added component also comes with its own competiont of possible rival components. I think it would be more helpful to keep things a lot more simple, by comparing headphone or...
  19. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    About the 2 $50,000+ elephants in the room... It strikes me as a bit ironical that we have been discussing the "pinnacle of personal audio," and the possibility of going beyond that pinnacle, and yet no-one has even mentioned the two leading candidates (at least, in my view) that the industry...
  20. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Given the normally wild unpredictability of subjective preferences in this hobby, I really hope you're just kidding, and that this kidding is what the smiley is about.... Already, I often see the Susvara mentioned together, with the Abyss TC, as if they're the two candidates competing for this...
  21. sahmen

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Okay, FWIW, here are the poster's complaints: Message » 02 Juin 2020 21:25 Mise à jour 1.91 installée. Je constate des grésillements à très fort volume qui apparaissent lors du visionnage d’un film et cela de façon aléatoire. Très très désagréable cela me fait sursauter. Cette mise à jour...
  22. sahmen

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    In other words, SE wins the brawl. You can say that. I traded up my v1 with v2 pads for the SE, and I had to acknowledge the superiority of the SE within less than 5 minutes of listening to it,. For some reason, it was more difficult for me to determine whether the v2 was actually superior to...
  23. sahmen

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Ahh... That's not so hard to answer, although, as usual, the road to an answer can get really complicated. When I first got the LP, it sounded great, right out of the box, but the V281 seemed to sound superior, at least for some songs, and with some of my HPs.... Sometimes, it seemed to be...
  24. sahmen

    Audeze Mobius review / impressions

    New Mobius Carbon only $299! LCD-1 B-Stock only $299! Save 25% while supplies last! From 5:00pm PST 5/22 until 12:00pm PST 6/01 - Limited Quantities, USA Only...
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    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    No kidding! It is giving me some ideas as to when to purchase the Liquid Gold X, when it comes out. All this new sale is doing is making me feel as if I pulled the trigger on the LP way too early by, a margin of more than 18 months... Of course, I do not regret getting the LP when I did (Nov...
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