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    Meze Audio LIRIC - The portable isodynamic hybrid array headphone

    I agree, it's fine with content playing, not as good as with the Z1R and Oppo Pm-3 i've had, but they Liric also don't get as hot as those do, or clamp as hard. And they don't leak sound anymore than Z1R, surprisingly. Completely agree. I'd use the Liric in a noisy office/coffee shop maybe...
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    Meze Audio LIRIC - The portable isodynamic hybrid array headphone

    Yeah, i think the discussion was much healthier than other recent launches because there was no FR graph posted.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Dave 2 isn't confirmed so i think that's just wishful thinking, however the new M-scaler might be out next year as it has been confirmed to be in the works. Since it will match Dave in appearance i wouldn't count on a Dave 2 soon.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    One thing to keep in mind is that the M-scaler does come with some headaches attached (RF noise so either ferrite cables or a battery), but there is a new , Choral chassis one coming out next year which will hopefully address them. And you also have to consider a separate streamer, which...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    No Bartok but the conclusion seems to be the same :
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Well i agree if we're talking about 2 channel recordings, obviously this would have to be considered from the recording process itself. I don't mean playing stereo music on a multi channel system. As good as software would be, it will still sound terrible. I'm using a Sennheiser GSX...
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    The Closed-Back Headphone Thread (Plus Comparisons & Reviews)

    This might be a difference due to the chain, but i feel like the Z1R are considerably more resolving, with better separation and imaging. I can hear details in voices that are missing on the Liric. Lips parting, breaths in between notes, background noises, stuff like that. And it's across the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Maybe I'm biased as a programmer in thinking you can program everything to be better. We're already deep in digital audio, but it feels outdated at this point. DSP makes cheap noise cancelling headphones sound much better than whatever closed back flagship you want in a noisy environment...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    The noise would be inside the chassis so not sure what optical would accomplish.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    They should just contract Sean , double the price of Dave and call it a day. Curious how many units of that would be sold.
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    Meze Audio LIRIC - The portable isodynamic hybrid array headphone

    Ok, but what does Vee say? :P
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    The Closed-Back Headphone Thread (Plus Comparisons & Reviews)

    I'm curious how you would compare the Liric to Z1R and Verite Closed. Sadly i have no way of hearing the Verite without buying it first.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    This is not the thread for modified Daves, so i see why most people would say stock is "optimized " :) I think the above is what you were initially looking for, right? As for advice. I hated the M-scaler when i got it, and first returned it. Turns out the issue was an ill fitting optical...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    FWIW, while i personally would've considered DC3, the pricing on DC4 just reeks of opportunism. People might scream "cost of materials" but i seriously doubt it. Or that the improvement (if any) from DC4 to DC4 warrants 3 times the cost. Also there are plenty of hobbyists that can build you an...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    As is the price, close to Dave itself :)
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I wouldn't count on it.
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    The Closed-Back Headphone Thread (Plus Comparisons & Reviews)

    IMO the Z1R beats the Stellia hands down for technicalities, which i would assume bests the Celestee. Bass is amazing and in my current setup soundstage is wider and deeper than Stellia and Utopia. I haven't yed found a closed back replacement for it, but am considering a Liric as an alternative...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I feel like this sums up perfectly all of the reviews up to this point. Sounds good perfect to me, as i prefer the Utopia to everything else i've heard, despite it slightly lagging behind from a technicalities pov.
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    If you head over to the Liric thread, it's pretty much 100% positive reviews at this point. People who hated the Stealth love it. Especially for the missing "Slam" and dynamics. A lot of people would take that over slightly better technicalities. Depends on the genres you listen to i guess. It's...
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    Meze Audio LIRIC - The portable isodynamic hybrid array headphone

    Same, i couldn't buy one fast enough, even at 4k. Been waiting for years. Thanks it was actually a reply to me, was looking for other impressions as well. Not that i don't trust him :P
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    What happens then? New flagship closed or open? since you mentioned both types
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Congrats, looks and I'm sure that it sounds great. While the Schiit stuff is great bang for buck, it's always fun to see people's reactions when they experience something beyond that. Stop selling yourself short, this proves you're most discerning than a lot of people :)
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    Meze Audio LIRIC - The portable isodynamic hybrid array headphone

    Did you get a chance to listen to it out of Dave?
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Having just spent a week with solo Dave i have to say i forgot how amazing it is on its own. Could blissfully live with this.
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