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  1. sandalaudio

    Sony MDR-M1ST - Sony's 2019 Studio Monitor Headphone

    Thanks. They both have the bouncy subwoofer style bass that really feels like it is coming from the housing reflex port. Also they both deliberately avoid harsh sibilance and try not to be too fatiguing. The main difference for me is that the M1ST tries too much to be a neutral monitor, and...
  2. sandalaudio

    Cascade Headphone by Campfire Audio

    My personal pick would be the Cascade (and this is the Cascade thread after all). I felt quite a gap between LCD2C and the modern LCD2, so down the track I probably wouldn't feel happy about setting for LCD2C. My choice will be difficult if it was between Cascade and LCD2 (which I like a lot)...
  3. sandalaudio

    Cascade Headphone by Campfire Audio

    I have the Cascade and iSINE20, and they are totally different in concept so it's really hard to compare. Cascade is very forgiving in the listening environment and the fit around your head, whereas for iSINE you really have to be in a super quiet room and the fit has to be spot on. I think most...
  4. sandalaudio

    Cascade Headphone by Campfire Audio

    I did compare and preferred the Cascade. I like the P5-II and P7 so I also tried to like the P9 but wasn't quite right for me. P9 and Cascade do feel somewhat similar (much more so than P7), but I noticed that Cascade is more consistent and coherent all the way through the frequency range, and...
  5. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Impressions thread here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/can-con-sydney-australia-7-5-impressions-thread.864868/
  6. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 Impressions Thread

    Thanks everyone for attending, and thanks pkwak for once again organising a fantastic meeting. Please post any comments, feedback, and photos here.
  7. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Great. I will start an impressions thread once I arrive back home.
  8. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Great. I want to push the limits of my Beyerdynamic T8iE and Campfire Andromeda with those cables.
  9. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    I haven't got a transport to the venue yet. It would be great if someone can drive me and my two boxes there from the Central/Broadway area. Otherwise I will have to catch a train and won't be able to carry my 50+ headphones and gear...
  10. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Great. I've just added you to the list. Are you bringing the DC37? That's a pretty serious high-end DAC. Would live to try DSD128 and DXD through it
  11. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    You can't have my cable, but should I add you to the list of attendees for the meet?
  12. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    I wonder if there would be any major headphone sales happening before the meet, to justify buying something new to bring along. Only event I can think of is Black Friday at the end of November..
  13. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Yamaha sells these "room within a room" box for those of you who want peace and quiet away from the family members.
  14. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Great. I've just added you to the list. Since the event is on Saturday Wing has to be at the shop and won't be able to attend. It would be good if someone else can bring the Focals.
  15. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Thanks. Yes I probably have two big bags full of stuff (I just counted 48 headphones + other gear), so a larger car would be helpful. If anyone else can give me a ride from Central area then that would be great. If I can't find anyone then I might ask you a favour for the ride as the time...
  16. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    It would be great if that OTL amp arrives before the meet. I'm sure some of the attendees would have some fancy 6SN7 to try swapping out. I bought a few small things since the last meet, so I will update the list of what I can bring. I wonder if the bunch of new Sennheisers like HD660S would...
  17. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    List of attendees and gear This post is updated periodically. Feel free to reply to this thread or PM me if I missed something or want to change anything. pkwak (organizer) JVC HA-SZ2000, LH Labs Vi DAC, audiophile USB cables to compare sandalaudio Usual headphones tree, subject to how much...
  18. sandalaudio

    Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

    Hello everyone Our fantastic organizer pkwak has suggested a proposed date for the next Sydney meeting. ===================================== Where: Epping Creative Centre (Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping, NSW) When: Saturday 11 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:30PM Cost: $20.00 (Lunch will...
  19. sandalaudio

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Just tried the new firmware. Volume slider thing is neat, but it's a bit dumb because it won't come out when I use the volume up/down buttons. and when it does show (by pressing the tiny bit of screen that shows the current volume), it disappears within a microsecond (more like 1 second...). I...
  20. sandalaudio

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Wow... Thanks for the info. I never guessed that they will release a new update. The touch volume control is a welcome addition. New Features - Change User Interface(UI) - Add the function of showing information when change the playing music * - Add the function of controlling volume touch **...
  21. sandalaudio

    Cowon Plenue 2 - Taking it a step further.

    The filter seemed noticeable on 44.1kHz CD rips but I couldn't really tell much difference on the 96 kHz files etc. When I'm just flicking through the filters, the difference doesn't seem to be too big, but if I listen in one setting for a long time (say 10 minutes) and then switch to the other...
  22. sandalaudio

    Cowon Plenue 2 - Taking it a step further.

    Meant that I was able to be engaged in the music I am listening to. Do you know the feeling of when you hear a beautiful tone of a good instrument. It just makes you happy listening to that tone and keeps you interested in the music. It's not a simple metric like this one has more bass, or...
  23. sandalaudio

    New - Cowon Plenue S

    Yes I am playing it right now.
  24. sandalaudio

    Cowon Plenue 2 - Taking it a step further.

    It was just with 0dBFS 1kHz sine wave FLAC file, with volume raised until it starts clipping (< 1%THD). It's nice to see that the Plenue 2 gives a better low impedance drive compared to Plenue 1, because that gives it a bit of a leading edge on the AK 300 series. Sound wise, I thought it was...
  25. sandalaudio

    Cowon Plenue 2 - Taking it a step further.

    Here is something I measured earlier..
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