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  1. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    Well based on the accidental update of the grado reviews page https://gradolabs.com/headphone-reviews ,they are intending to update the RS1e,RS2e,Ps500e,PS1000e, and GS1000e to x versions. The GS2000e seems to be left alone. The RS1e update is exciting as it will likely involve a update of the...
  2. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    Some interesting impressions about the 325x so far, it sounds like perhaps it is a baby ps500e? As I understand it the ps500e was considerably bassier than other Grados, maybe that is the new plan is to have the metal Grado be the bass kings,while the plastic and wood remain more traditional...
  3. Asahi Templar

    Save BIG on our retuned AEON Flow Headphones; Only $499

    The Aeon Open RT is amazing, incredible deal for 500 bucks. I dont know of anything else that sounds this good, is built this well and is this comfortable in the 500 dollars and under category. I actually had the Aeon Open 2 and I enjoy the RT more lol. The Open 2 was in every way better from a...
  4. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    Maybe some of the people with more Grados can correct me if I am wrong but I think there are at least 3 different types of drivers used by the current Gen of Grados. I think there is a 40mm driver used by the prestige series, a 44mm used by the RS2 and GH lines and a 50mm driver used by the high...
  5. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    All of the Grados I have seen measured have a impedance spike somewhere in the bass, for instance the GH4 jumps to around 130ohms around 90-100hz. It is possible that this is causing the LG phones to see the Grados as high impedance headphones. With dynamic drivers the impedance often varies...
  6. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    The GH4 has a narrow spike around 4.5-4.8k that is quite bothersome. Its not huge, but it can be very irritating as our ears are extremely sensitive there..and the attack of many instruments hits there. I just EQ it down by 2.5db and I am happy but I am guessing that is why many people dont like...
  7. Asahi Templar

    Grado Fan Club!

    Got a chance to compare the Hemp, the GH3 and the GH4 today and it was quite interesting. The GH3 was clearly the worst of the 3 and I must admit I didnt care for them at all. They dont sound "bad" by any means but they other than the trademark 2.1k grado energy they were quite soft and dull...
  8. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy - Impressions Thread

    That is not the correct adapter, I would recommend just returning it as I don't think that it outputting the correct voltage and the seller is liable if they did not inform you that the original adapter was included. Edit: originally thought it was outputting ac current because my brain...
  9. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Asgard 3 - Impressions Thread

    The Teac UD-301 has a switch on the back marked variable, fixed or off, if you select variable it acts as a preamp, if you select fixed it is just a line out, if you select off well...it turns off lol. So it depends on what the switch is set on rather its a line out or not. I doubt you would...
  10. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    Now that I have my Aeon 2 open back, my impressions of the Modius vs the G6 are mostly the same but I can refine them a little. The biggest difference and the one most people are going to notice (if they notice anything) is that vocals are much less in your face, G6 sounds shouty compared to...
  11. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Asgard 3 - Impressions Thread

    You can try using a cheater plug (3 prong to 2 prong adapter) to see if it is indeed a ground loop. If the problem goes away with the adapter then you will have your answer.
  12. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    Ah yes Plato's allegory of the delta-sigma versus R2R dac is a inspiring read :). I should have been more specific as I mean science related to dacs and people's perception of the sound they produce as that was what is relevant to this thread. As far as I know the first dac was invented in the...
  13. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    There are always going to be limits to how effective any objective measurements will be in a hobby that is subjective. Inevitably some people are going to prefer devices which measure "worse" than others. Perhaps even most people will prefer the "worse" stuff, we really aren't going to know...
  14. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    The XLR output is much much higher than the jot internal cards. The modius puts out 4vrms whereas the internal cards are about 1.5vrms,so it is more than double the power! That is one of the advantages of going XLR, you get more power.
  15. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    I am not familiar with the harmon one, but the toms hardware one was seriously seriously flawed. They decided to put 4 devices in the mix and they even failed to volume match one of them, making its inclusion just an unnecessary confusion. 4 is..too many imo, asking someone to hold 4 different...
  16. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    Yes, there are some blind tests were people could such as this one. That website also has some more blind tests between Hersey and Magni 3+ were people were again able to tell them apart as a bonus but no faraday cage was used so obviously "THEY DID IT WRONG!" . You can find some informal...
  17. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    Yeah that is my personal take on the Modi Multibit at least, it sounded closer to what a vinyl record sounds like to me. The bass was warmer/ slightly bloated but had more slam and the treble was gentle/slightly rolled off. Vocals sounded also very natural overall but good D/S dacs sound more...
  18. Asahi Templar

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    I got mine into today but unfortunately my Aeon 2 open had to go back to the mothership for repairs so I am stuck with only a Koss gmr-54x to do listening tests with..which is not ideal lol. Surprisingly even with the lowly Koss the Creative G6 and Modius sound noticeably different to me. I...
  19. Asahi Templar

    The New AEON 2: It's The End Of MrSpeakers

    I am very happy with my Asgard 3 it works great, I dont need to go past 12 o clock ever and even then its with old Iron Maiden tracks. Wonderful volume pot and it sounds great. If you want to save some money the Magni 3+ and Hersey also work with it great from what I have heard. If you are using...
  20. Asahi Templar

    The New AEON 2: It's The End Of MrSpeakers

    Not sure if posted before but there was a really great review in Japanese that compared the Aeon 2 open and closed, along with the Ether 2 and some comments on the differences with the original Aeons as well.You can use google translate to get the gist of it. It is found here...
  21. Asahi Templar

    FS-Massdrop Koss ESP 950/x Electrostatic System

    Bump! Will suspend sale if it doesn't sell soon!
  22. Asahi Templar

    For Sale-Sennheiser Hd630vb Closed headphones

    Up for sale is a Sennheiser Hd630vb Closed headphone. This is a great headphones that sounds remarkably open, easily the most open I have heard. I am the 2nd owner but I have only used it for 2 hours. I actually just bought it from another user on here! The previous owner used it a bit and it...
  23. Asahi Templar

    FS-Massdrop Koss ESP 950/x Electrostatic System

    Up for your consideration is a koss esp 95/x Electrostatic System. I am the 2nd owner but I have only used them for a hour and a half. The previous owner had them for a little under a year and kept them in drawer when not in use. I don't think he used them much at all because they are near mint...
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