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  1. bemeurer

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Has there been any comparisons with the Aeon 2 Noire? I'm stealth-curious, but I don't think I'll take the risk if this is just a slightly improved Noire (which I have and classify as good enough, but no better.
  2. bemeurer

    Topping A90

    Did you get the Stealth? How are they with the A90?
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    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    Does anyone know what happened to the Volot? The website just lists it as unavailable and doesn't even mention a possible return date.
  4. bemeurer

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    That album is great! Some more of my reference albums you might like: - At the Village Gate - Herbie Mann - Polyhymnia - Yazz Ahmed - Musas - Natalia Lafourcade - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Davis Quintet - Mehliana: Taming the Dragon - Brad Mehldau / Mark Guiliana - Critical...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    That's great to hear! I'm getting more and more tempted to get these whenever the wait times calm down a bit
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    So, the issue I've had with that track before is the very top-end of the vibraphone can sound _aggressively_ sibilant on some chains/hps. In particular, the second song on that album, "Love Castle", between 0:45 and 01:08 has some sections of vibes that I really like on the Raal's, but have...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I'm curious, could people listen to the track "Native Sense" by Chick Corea and Gary Burton and share some thoughts on how it sounds on the Stealth? It's one of my reference tracks because I've found the vibraphone very hard to sound "right". Links: Tidal Qobuz Amazon Prime Music Apple Music...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I do wish they'd just tell me what the impedance of the cable is, instead of simply claiming that it has very low impedance...
  9. bemeurer

    Aeon 2 closed Impressions and Discussion

    They’re great until the foam rotates and makes them flat and weird :/
  10. bemeurer

    Aeon 2 closed Impressions and Discussion

    I've given up on having the pads be normal at this point. They collapse and are a pain in the neck, I just put up with it. I've watched the video on how to massage them back to normalcy, but I can't do it for whatever reason. It's pretty much the only weakness of the design IMHO, the pads are...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I’m curious, what do people think is the best counterpart to the SR1A? I love mine, but I’ve been wanting to try something else and not sure what to go for. I mostly listen to Jazz.
  12. bemeurer

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I had been using Amir’s EQ too, it’s good, but completely outclassed by Mitch’s convolution filters.
  13. bemeurer

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Interesting, I've been trying to align it such that my ear canal is centered (height wise) with the driver, and the vertical cushion sits parallel to my ear where my sideburns would be. I'd say about 1.5cm from my ear sounds right.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    A follow-up to all the SR1A owners, take a look at this pic At which point in your head (A, B, C, D) does the top "cushion" in the Raal's rest? I think it's a little bit above B for me, about the same height as my temples.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Reporting back on this since I've had the Pilot Pad for about a week now. I still don't like it 😅. I think I might just have the rare head shape that the SR1A's actually suit well from the get-go.
  16. bemeurer

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Given the difference in price between those ($4500 vs $250) I think it’s a bit funny to be choosing between them. If you’re ready to put in the ~$7000 it takes to have the SR1A and HSA1B, you might as well just get the $250 filters and call it “complete” :P
  17. bemeurer

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I just realized I had the ZMF Co-Pilot Pad, not the Pilot Pad as you have! Now I'm tempted to get the Pilot Pad and see if it works for me :)
  18. bemeurer

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    So, I got one of those a while back and simply could not figure out how you guys are using it to make the Raal's _more_ comfortable. It just made them feel weird on my head, so I guess YMMV?
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published tracks on Tidal to test MQA

    That RMAF talk is nothing short of cringe inducing. Cancelled my Tidal subscription, definitely not touching MQA with a ten foot pole.
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    Wireless bluetooth IEMS with noise cancelling (voices mostly), looking for recommendations around $300.

    What do you mean? The WH-1000XM4's have been around for a while now? Answering directly, your choices for good ANC are basically the Sony's and the Bose. There's the Airpods Max too now, if you're an Apple user. There's not a lot of variety in this arena, as far as I know.
  21. bemeurer

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 DAC

    Their DAC products are great, it's only the DAC add-ons for their amps that are not good :)
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    Aeon 2 closed Impressions and Discussion

    I've been listening to these all week as my desk setup. They're really wonderful! I owned the first gen Aeon Closed, and although I don't have them to test side-by-side (they're in the office, locked until COVID passes), I much prefer the Aeon 2's! It strikes me as a _really_ noticeable...
  23. bemeurer

    Choosing first pair of speakers

    I went to the store today, and after much discussion with the owner I ended up getting the B&W 686 S2. I really like how the mids behave, but I'm finding the high end too aggressive for my taste. I'll give them a burn in of 48h or so and if my opinion doesn't change I will go back and exchange...
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    Choosing first pair of speakers

    The store nearby does have Monitor Audio Bronze 2 speakers, but I hadn't given them much attention. How long have you had them? Overall impressions?   For what it's worth I really enjoy neutral sound more, I have HD 650's and I love them. I listen mostly to classical and jazz. 
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    Choosing first pair of speakers

    There is a bit of price spread, yeah, mostly because my budget has fluctuated over the past week or so. Currently in consideration: Focal Chorus 705 Focal Chorus 706 KEF Q300 B&W 686 S2 ELAC Debut B6   The Magnepan seems really nice, but they look to big and have no dealers in Europe. 
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