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  1. Failed Engineer

    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Try a trial of the Accurate Sounds convolution filter if you use playback software that is compatible. I think it should solve your issues. https://accuratesound.ca/product/sennheiser-hd800-filterset/
  2. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    I would also love to hear a DSC DAC but would need to commission one. Haven’t known of anyone to do them.
  3. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    Is there a image of NAA 5 that works with Pi3? I had an old Audio Alchemy DMP-1 with massively overkill LPS sitting in a closet that works with Roon and I assumed was Pi based and finally decided to crack it open a few days ago and yup, Pi3b. No NAA image I tried worked but then I found...
  4. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    I'd try the be2 suedes again with the solid mesh if you have it available.
  5. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    I added a M.2 SSD and new PCI network card to my Linux HQP Embedded machine and it looks like my key reverted to trial. Does that change the fingerprint? I tried re-uploading my license file and still on trial. How can I get it updated?
  6. Failed Engineer

    Did I give HD800s a fair audition with Valhalla2 and Mojo2?

    An off the beaten path that I think hit the mark is a JAR600 or JAR650. These are modded Sennheiser headphones you'd have to find used for around $500-600 or commission one from JAR. Look for a B version as they sound far more open than the earlier A revision. They punch far beyond their...
  7. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium Closed - the latest closed back headphone from ZMF

    I hate to break it to you, but Zach does have ACs made from Macassar Ebony. It's my favorite ZMF wood and have one (and an AO in the same wood) and it's glorious sounding. If you hate your wallet ask if he has one in the shop.
  8. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium Closed - the latest closed back headphone from ZMF

    Is there a semi-perforated (solid inner wall, perforated outer) Bokeh pad? Or is that all Bokeh pads? And there doesn't seem to be a Lambskin version? Now I'm confused!
  9. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium Closed - the latest closed back headphone from ZMF

    @zach915m Any thoughts on Be2 or Verite pads with the Caldera pad perforation pattern (solid inner walls)? I like what the solid Be2 lambskin pads did and I'm an overall adherent of thinnest pads on ZMFs, but there is a loss of space with them. I'm wondering what Verite pads with solid inner...
  10. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    Try Gauss1 or TPDF dithers and cycle through a lot of the filters. I'd try poly-sinc-gauss-long, poly-sinc-ext2, poly-sinc-ext3, poly-sinc-gauss-xla, and sinc-MGa to start with. Then there are also shorter filters you should try, and if you listen to a lot of pop, rock, or EDM you should also...
  11. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    I don't know how I have missed for years that HQP Embedded can be installed on Ubuntu? I've been using Desktop but having a upnp renderer would be great.
  12. Failed Engineer

    Summit-Fi Random Thoughts

    If you are going to spend 50k, please source an HE90, not a HE1.
  13. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    I'm glad someone else has tried my favorite Atrium pads! I concur with your assessment that it is more reference tuning sounding and a smaller headstage and compressed layering (which I've never prioritized with headphones). But I'll also add the imaging and resolve is better and that's a...
  14. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    For those who already like the Be2 pads, I HIGHLY suggest reaching out to Zach to see if he has anymore of the b-stock Verite lambskin ultra perforated pads. As far as I understand it was a production run error (or experiment) and he didn't really like the pads on any of the headphones. But I...
  15. Failed Engineer

    HQPlayer Impressions and Settings Rolling Thread

    I know it's an "old" filter now, but I keep going back to poly-sinc-ext2 after experimenting with newer released filters. Maybe it's just a well worn in shoe but after being smitten by the NA sinc-medium for a bit I'm back to poly-sinc-ext2.
  16. Failed Engineer

    New up-frequency player software HI-Player, better sound quality, smaller size, lower power consumption

    If we airplay from an iOS device, HI-Player only receives 256 AAC because of Airplay 2 restrictions, right? There's no way to feed HI-Player lossless airplay at the moment, right?
  17. Failed Engineer

    Feedback by 'Failed Engineer' on listing 'Norne Silvergarde S3 Balanced Extension Cable 10ft'

    Excellent, trusted seller. Fast communication, packed item with care and concern and shipped quickly and as promised.
  18. Failed Engineer

    RAAL 1995 headphones, Magna and Immanis

    If I had a "complaint" about the CA-1a, it's that it can be prone to sounding a bit brittle or dry. It's not a major compliant as I thought with the filters it's the best headphone currently manufactured (but not better than some vintage headphones and the modded JAR800). Is there a noticeable...
  19. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    Me too, with a little twist
  20. Failed Engineer

    Feedback by 'Failed Engineer' on listing 'Like New Official Sennheiser 800s Balanced XLR Cable - 10 ft - over 1/2 off retail price'

    Prompt and double packed shipment. Friendly and good communicator. Item as promised. Recommended seller.
  21. Failed Engineer

    PGGB Offline Remastering

    I built a windows PC for work (with their money!) so now got a chance to test out PGGB. The new version definitely is faster than 1x conversion for my settings (Ludicrous, NS: Fixed/HF: Minimal, 4x, 24 bit, FLAC) writing to budget priced Samsung M2 SSD. I don't know about resource consumption...
  22. Failed Engineer

    RAAL 1995 Immanis

    What is the pricing on the two phones? Naked and full kit.
  23. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    The Atrium has a long way to go to catch up to my wife and I's 19 years, thankfully! Hopefully it never does!
  24. Failed Engineer

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    I had put my Atriums away pretty much since before Thanksgiving because I got a JAR580 around that time (that headphone is simply one of favorites I've ever heard when paired with the Copenhagen - synergy matters!) and then went on a trip over the holidays that I took the ACs and my gold bar...
  25. Failed Engineer

    Feedback by 'Failed Engineer' on listing '6ft Arctic Cables Cuprum 26AWG OCC Copper Oyaide 3.5mm/Furutech 4-pin XLR'

    Anton is an excellent seller. Cables arrived quickly and packaged for safe transit. Recommended. Note: Feedback is duplicated as I bought two cables in individual listings in the same transaction.
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