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  1. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    This one just reminded me, once again, why I'm almost never disappointed with a Wave Theory review. He seems to have this instinctive knack for zeroing in on specific questions I have about the gear he is reviewing. In this particular case, he just helped me to eliminate the Mjolnir 3 from my...
  2. sahmen

    Violectric V222 and V202

    Did you get any responses to this question/. I am also interested in a V222 vs Schiit MJ3 comparo. Could anyone who has heard them both chime in? Many thanks
  3. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    What is SGP1? Yes, sometimes I get lost with all the abbreviated names and shorthanded references that seem to be part of the "staple diet" of head-fi-speak :):):).
  4. sahmen

    Sonnet Digital Audio: New kid on the block, well.. not really!

    Thx. It's all done now, and the I2S module is up and running quite nicely on the Morpheus.
  5. sahmen

    Sonnet Digital Audio: New kid on the block, well.. not really!

    What's the exact size of a the Philips screwdriver that matches the screws on the Morpheus? I want to replace the USB module with the i2S one, but I have to take off the the top cover of the chassis, which will require the unscrewing of several screws (excuse the ugly pun:):):)).
  6. sahmen

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    It's not just that pairing. I have tried the He-1000se within several different pairings, some of which one might classify as summit-fi, and others as "mid-fi." and, so far, it has never really disappointed with its performance on any occasion. Sometimes "a great can is simply a great can" and...
  7. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Sounds like you read my mind, as you answered my question as I was typing it.
  8. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Were you able to determine whether that mediocrity was being produced by the tungsten itself or by some weak link in the chain that was driving it, say the amp, for example? I ask because it is now well known that the Tungsten cannot shine if it is not properly driven.
  9. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Some might say you already have the LCD-4 for that "fun-factor" listening, so why double down on it with the SS?:):)
  10. sahmen

    Sonnet Digital Audio: New kid on the block, well.. not really!

    Yes, this is correct, although I am feeling a little "greedy" now about it, Nah!:)
  11. sahmen

    HIFIMAN Arya - Arya Stealth - Arya Organic :: Impressions Thread

    I have owned one Arya Stealth, between my first and second He-1000ses. I did like the stealth, but I purchased it thinking that it was going to give me a "lite" version of my first He-1000se, which I had traded up for the Susvara. While it has its own admirable charms, I came to discover, with...
  12. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    I got charged in full, but I ordered through Mimic Audio, because I did not have a chance of getting an order in at any of Mod House's own "horse racing" buying portals, and I simply got tired of trying.
  13. sahmen

    Cen.Grand 9i-906 "Silver Fox"

    And now speaking of some "dumb" fun with them foxes :):):)
  14. sahmen

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Wrong forum: Message deleted.
  15. sahmen

    Cen.Grand DSDAC 1.0 Deluxe - ending point in my search for a new reference

    Thanks. Actually, I suspect that an LHY UIP might find a better fil in another rig that I am trying to put together in a different location, a rig made up of the Schiit Bifrost 2/64 and the Violectric HPA V222, both of which are excellent performing units in their own rights. I'm still trying...
  16. sahmen

    The MASS-Kobo 394/394II and the 406 desktop full balanced headphone amp thread

    Not to sound rude or impertinent, but will such a comparison not depend, as well, on which Headphones they're driving, and maybe, which DACS are feeding each Headphone amp in real time? I am afraid pitting one of these amps against the other independently as if they're working in isolation (...
  17. sahmen

    Cen.Grand DSDAC 1.0 Deluxe - ending point in my search for a new reference

    I do not have the Deluxe yet, but I have a Sonnet Pasithea DAC currently being fed by a Denafrips DDC (Gaia) via the I2S input on the Pasithea, which is in turn connected to my Cen.Grand Big Silver fox.. If the LHY UIP has a place in a chain like mine, where will it go? Before the Gaia DDC or...
  18. sahmen

    Sonnet Digital Audio: New kid on the block, well.. not really!

    Does anyone know where I can find instructions for replacing the USB module in the Morpheus with the I2S module? The ironic thing is that I did the same replacement about three or four years ago on my first Morpheus, and remember that it was rather uncomplicated, as I had very clear...
  19. sahmen

    Violectric V222 and V202

    V222 landed earlier today. I'm giving it its first couple of hours of run-in paired with a Schiit Bifrost 2/64, with both fed by an Opticalrendu + Denafrips Gaia DDC combo, and out of the gate, it seems to be doing an excellent job driving the Hifiman He-1000se. So far the most striking...
  20. sahmen

    New denafrips DDC (Iris and Gaia)

    Well, the Pasithea sings with the Gaia like two Greek muses united in a wicked plot to rob me of all sleep, and I am loving every minute of it : The singxer SU6, which the Gaia has replaced, remains a similarly nice and capable performer which continues to deserve all the respect it has...
  21. sahmen

    New denafrips DDC (Iris and Gaia)

    Is the "Clock-in" function of the Gaia necessary if I am not using Any Denafrips DAC or should I disable it? What purpose does it serve otherwise? I am attempting to set up and connect the Gaia to my Sonnet Pasithea for the first time ; What minimal functions on the Gaia should I activate to...
  22. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Hey! My 1266 TC is for listening to jazz, monster movie soundtracks, et cetera, et cetera et cetera. I hope those too are okay :) :)
  23. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    True that! But doesn't that come as a bit of surprise after reading about all the megawatt mega-amps and kilowatt speaker amps some posters and readers of this forum alone have salivated over and spent years chasing (when they can afford it) in order to fulfill the fleeting dream of driving...
  24. sahmen

    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    In these Susvara vs Tungsten Vs He1000se comparisons, I think one should never lose sight of one quite obvious factor that is working to the advantage of the Tungsten, namely, its very scarcity, and the fact that one needs to wait for up to 14 weeks or more to lay one's hands on it even after...
  25. sahmen

    HiFiMan Susvara

    You seem to have neglected to include the Trafomatic Primavera among the contestants. Or are you doing that on purpose?
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