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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    xMEMS does have the tech for a vent that can open and close, like you mention, but it wasn't stated anywhere that this tech is used in the Ace earphones. You're right that you don't really need vents for ANC, just microphones. I was just repeating Creative's explanation, but I can't explain...
  2. xuan87

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    The Ace has a dynamic driver for the bass.
  3. xuan87

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    IIRC, the reason why vents are need is for the ANC to work optimally, not for the drivers. In fact, Creative states that MEMs drivers can't work as well in a vented setup: That venting exposes one of the few weaknesses of current MEMS driver technology — they can’t produce high enough sound...
  4. xuan87

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Seems like the Creative Aurvana preorders are only available in the US. But I did see that the delivery date starts from Dec. 12. So hopefully I can get to try them locally early next year. EDIT: Nope sorry my bad, the Singapore website took longer than usual to load but yea preorders are...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I was expecting them to be under $150 when they first announced it back in August, if you consider how little their TWS are priced. As I'm in Singapore, the homeground for Creative, I should be able to easily test it before buying a pair as soon as they are launched. Hopefully. The Creative...
  6. xuan87

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

    wrt Skoll, it seems like there may be an opportunity to do a MIL version using Nexus. From the chapter, it sounded like feedback on the sound quality is great, but there are kinks to iron out and cost wise it'll be higher than skoll and its 399 price tag. But if subjectively, it sounds...
  7. xuan87

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

    He did, that was the very first thing he discussed when he introduced the amp. He wanted to create a better Magni that uses the Magnius case but is different from the Magnius/not balanced, so he was stumped with what to do with the 4 pin XLR hole at the front of the case (start watching from...
  8. xuan87

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

    (Again I could be wrong but) I believe the balanced output behind the Magnius are pre-amp output, so that's going to be the same for the Midgard. For the front, Magnius has a 4 pole XLR balanced headphone out, but on the Midgard, the 4 pole XLR is single ended, not balanced. Hence the Midgard...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Actually Jason mentioned in the video that the Midgard might destroy Asgard sales, which makes sense because both of them are single ended, have the same dimensions while the Midgard is slightly cheaper and may sound better. If you want balanced, then Midgard isn't going to be considered at all.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Midgard sounds like it'll be single ended, so Magnius should still be around to serve as a lower price balanced amp, I'm guessing
  11. xuan87

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo-X - eXperience innovation!

    I haven't been following the XMEMS news so forgive my ignorance, but when can we expect to see lower priced commercial earphones using XMEMS drivers in the market (say around the $500 mark)? I understand that the Singularity Audio Oni IEMs is using this tech but...... It's beyond affordable for...
  12. xuan87

    Reply to review by 'xuan87' on item 'Sash Tres Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    Redbreast 12... Arguably the best entry level whisky ever and PC10, my favorite entry level peaty whisky... I don't know about our sound signature preferences but we have similar tastes in whiskies!
  13. xuan87

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

    Thanks! If you are able to get the width and presence ability, shouldn't you be able to get the same on a pair of speakers only? Since both are two channels. At least that's my understanding.
  14. xuan87

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

    Duplicate post due to the lag......
  15. xuan87

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

    (This wasn't explicitly stated in Jason's post and in the Schiit website) If I use the Syn with a pair of desktop speakers with my computer, I'm assuming that the Syn will simulate surround sound on the two speakers? I wonder how my desktop setup will sound if I add a 3rd center speaker in...
  16. xuan87

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

    Just realized I made a mistake in my thinking. The speakers will be connected to the amp while my studio sub will also be connected to the amps. So does anyone know if I'll be able to connect my studio sub to the Rekkr or the Gj?
  17. xuan87

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

    Coincidentally for the past month, I have been randomly shopping for a pair of nearfield studio monitors speakers to upgrade the JBL LSR305s which I have been using as my computer speakers for the past 5 years and then Schiit's next products turn out to be desktop speaker amps! Does anyone have...
  18. xuan87

    Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitor Speakers

    In the horizontal orientation, these look like a nice replacement for under monitor soundbars such as the razer leviathan and creative katana, minus the subwoofer.
  19. xuan87

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

    @Jason Stoddard Formlabs just announces an Automation Ecosystem, and I thought it might be something that Schitt will be interested in given that you guys are producing some parts in-house already using resin printing:
  20. xuan87

    Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

    Hey! I also switched over from the Asgard 3 to the Vali 2++ and I can't remember if there is any popping noise with the Asgard 3 as it was left on all the time. What I do now is I'll unplug the RCA cable (from Vali to my speakers) before switching the Vali on or off.
  21. xuan87

    Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

    Hahahaha I agree with you on the being burned once part. I'm more concerned with them lashing out in surprise and knocking the amp off the table and breaking the tube. Thanks for the heads up with the popping thing. Time to look at doing some tube rolling.
  22. xuan87

    Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

    The thing is I usually keep my computer, DAC, and powered speakers switched on 24-7, and I only switch off the tube amp because my cats love jumping on my table and I don't want them to be burnt by the tubes and possibly kicking out at it. I was previously using an Asgard 3 and it was also left...
  23. xuan87

    Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

    New owner of a Vali 2++ and will like to seek some advice: I have my PC hooked to my Modi Multibit hooked to the Vali 2++ (high gain) hooked to my JBL powered monitors. Whenever I switched on or switched off my Vali, there will be a loud "Thud" sound from my monitors even with the volume...
  24. xuan87

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

    I was also pretty disappointed with the durability of cerakote. I thought that it being a gun coating, it should be pretty resistant to knocks and chipping. I had a watch coated in cerakote, and a simple knock against anything hard chipped it......
  25. xuan87

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

    I always wondered why you have a resin printer but not a FDM printer. I have been using a FDM hobby printer for years and it has been amazing for printing functional parts to your own specifications rather than trying to find the right one to buy online. Definitely great for prototype and for...
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