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  1. lamode

    On a mission to like jazz

    Some of my recent finds: Bill Evans - I Will Say Goodbye (1977) Matt Ulery - By a Little Light (2012) Joe Henderson - Isfahan (1991) Ahmad Jamal - Aint Necessarily So (1955) Art Farmer - Blame It On My Youth (1988)
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    On a mission to like jazz

    Still enjoying this thread! Just picked up 4 solid new finds in the last few pages. Thanks everyone.
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    On a mission to like jazz

      Well, I played every youtube and bandcamp link from the last 50 pages that still worked, and found the following which I have now added to my collection:   Andre Heuvelman - After Silence The Cracow Klezmer Band - De Profundis Eddie Higgins - A Fine Romance Keith Jarrett Trio - Meaning...
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    On a mission to like jazz

    Just finished catching up on the last 50 pages, and found a few treasures along the way!
  5. lamode

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

    Is there anywhere in London, UK, where I can hear these? I tried last time I was in town but no-one had them.
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

      I'm a bit puzzled why people keep saying this as if it's a compliment. In an ideal world you would never need customer service. I have no idea how good or bad Sennheiser customer service is, for example, even after buying 5 of their headphones, because I've simply never had a problem. This...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

      Wow, who would have thought that cable vendors would try to convince us that cables make a difference! I'm in shock...
  8. lamode

    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

      I don't need to hear it to know that it is technically inferior. If you want better sound, we need better recordings. The studios are the weak link in the chain and have been for quite some time.
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    MQA: Revolutionary British streaming technology

    Now that I've finally found the time to read up on MQA and I understand the algorithm, I'm sill not impressed. It's a cute trick but it doesn't achieve anything worthwhile. It's NOT equivalent to lossless 192/24 quality (not that anyone could hear the difference anyway), and the problem of...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

      If you don't have the hardware to test properly, you can import a music track into an audio editing program and invert the polarity on one channel. If this sounds better than the original, then it's likely you have a wiring issue.
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

      I would literally bet my life on there being no cables which will give you better bass.
  12. lamode

    HD Tracks is so bad.

      So they will still issue refunds for objective reasons ;)
  13. lamode

    Massdrop AKG K812 Giveaway! - COMPLETE!

    massdrop user name: lamode   most desired products: high end headphones and DAC/amps
  14. lamode

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

    I tried to audition the Ether C in London this week but Unilet doesn't have them in stock yet.
  15. lamode

    The Sennheiser Orpheus 2? A First Look At The Sennheiser HE-1 (The New Orpheus)

    I'm going to buy these and start a new business, charging head-fiers $10 an hour to listen to them. At 40 one-hour bookings per week, these babies will be paid off in only 2.5 years!
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    Rumor: New Sennheiser Flagship to be surfaced ........ soon

      Exactly. It is highly unlikely you will ever be able to connect them to anything else.
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    Rumor: New Sennheiser Flagship to be surfaced ........ soon

    It didn't seem to work for me. I mean some parts of the page loaded but it seemed that the main content was missing.
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    The Sennheiser Orpheus 2? A First Look At The Sennheiser HE-1 (The New Orpheus)

      I'm also curious. I remember listening to the original Orpheus back in the early 90s.   Jude never mentioned comfort in his review. How comfortable are these? The phones do seem heavy.   Finally, happy to see that there is a black marble version. That white marble is really not good. (I'd...
  19. lamode

    Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!

      I'm a firm believer in EQ, but would prefer parametric. What you are suggesting could be automated in an app, if you just had the raw data, as you said, and then people could quite easily set up an EQ with the supplied parameters. I know a few companies have offered something like this, but I...
  20. lamode

    Why do no audiophiles listen to electronic music?

    Some people seem a little confused about what constitutes electronic music...
  21. lamode

    Chord Electronics - The Shard Event

      That wasn't an explanation at all.   At the end of the day, Chord is in the business of making money. If they think they can sell 30,000 Mojo units at $100 profit per unit ($3m profit), it's a better proposition than selling 1,000 Hugo units at $500 profit per unit ($0.5m profit)  ...
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    Reply to review by 'lamode' on item 'Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier'

    That 10 ohm output impedance could be trouble...
  23. lamode

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

    Btw, German VAT is only 19%, and I allowed for that when posting what I posted. I expect it is possible to find a better price in Europe than that retailer.   I'll be flying to NY later this year just to buy some electronics (maybe Ether C headphones too) which are overpriced in Europe...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

      Wow, what a rip-off by that retailer. That's $2,255 at today's exchange rate.
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