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  1. FourT6and2

    Reply to review by 'FourT6and2' on item 'Keces S3 DAC / Headphone Amplifier'

    Ok, you've basically tested all the gear I'm considering. Trying to decide between the S3, Element X, and Brooklyn DAC+ as all-in-ones. Or... Benchmark DAC3 with THX 789 or Aune S7 Pro or Cayin iHA-6. If you had to cheese between the S3 by itself, or the DAC3 + THX 789, what would you do? My...
  2. FourT6and2

    Comment by 'FourT6and2' in item 'Mytek Brooklyn DAC+'

    Nice review, thanks. This vs the Matrix Element X for sound quality? Any experience?
  3. FourT6and2

    Reply to review by 'FourT6and2' on item 'Matrix Audio Element X'

    What does this mean? "Not the hardest grip, nor the best control using harder to drive headphones." Is there a damping problem? Not enough power output? Did you have this problem with the Empyrean or some other set of cans?
  4. FourT6and2

    Review by 'FourT6and2' on item 'Sennheiser HD 820'

    General Now that I've descended into the rabbit hole that is high-end headphones, I picked up a pair of HD820s to A/B against my others (Sony Z7M2, Focal Elear, Focal Elegia). Sound-wise, the HD820 are clear winners. The tonality is perfect, the low-end is punchy, the mid range lets guitar...
  5. FourT6and2

    Review by 'FourT6and2' on item 'Sennheiser HDV 820'

    Two words: Punchy + authoritative. That's how music sounds coming out of this thing. Low end has a nice snappy grunt to it. Highs are clear and concise. Mid range is natural. I listen to mostly prog rock and metal: Tool, TesseracT, Karnivool, etc. And this unit pairs nicely for bringing that...
  6. Sennheiser HDV 820

    Sennheiser HDV 820

    From Sennheiser's website: Sennheiser’s HDV 820 is the next generation of its acclaimed digital headphones amplifier, designed to complete the Sennheiser audio experience and perfectly complement its high-end audiophile headphone range for the ultimate acoustic performance. Link to product...