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  1. nnotis

    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    I'm extremely impressed by how VC sound from monitor outputs on the Prism Lyra. They need a bit less gain than LCD-2s, which surprised me. However, being dynamic coil headphones, they'll vary in frequency response between different amps more than planars. So the quest for a perfect amp should be...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    Having installed the upgrade yesterday, I'm impressed so far. It seems to achieve every claim advertised. The new tuning pad options are excellent. The black foam really dials in my system. For $30, it's a no brainer. If Mr. Speakers wants to improve brand loyalty, this is a superb way. I first...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Too bad. It seems Google changed up the way USB audio works for Nougat. This may drive me to a custom rom down the road. I take back what I said about the headphone output being bad for streaming. It's just Soundcloud.   In the mean time, it would be nice to have a quality but small DAC/Amp...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    I signed up for the upgrade the first day Dan added it to his site. I never got the follow up email he sent out to all those who added themselves to the list. Should I assume I never got added then?
  5. nnotis

    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    Agreed. I quite like the Ether Cs for the office. They isolate better than any closed headphones I've had before. They're obviously much less isolating than custom IEMs. I'm glad Vlad is getting into high end headphones. While he doesn't yet know what he's talking about, I trust he will eventually.
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    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    +30 points for talking up the Miraculous Mandarin. Glad the C Flows depict it well. I hope to get the C upgrade sometime soon to hear for myself.
  7. nnotis

    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

    I've had the Ether Cs, version 1.1, for just over a week now. I'm extremely impressed. These are the full sized closed back unicorns I've been waiting for. The only compromise I hear from the closed back is a smaller soundstage. That's the best thing to compromise, as it's not sacrificing any...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

    Thanks for mentioning stuff on bandcamp guys. It's the best site, from the perspective of both a consumer and an artist. I'll offer this musical example, which I look forward to hearing on the Ether Cs I just ordered:   https://bleepsequence.bandcamp.com/album/blpsq049-sodag   And what the...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

      Clarification: I'm not using Roxannes and HD800s at the same time.  What I'm saying is that by giving the Mojo amp enough power and gain to get the HD800s listenable, it becomes too noisy for IEM use.  This is especially annoying for me, as a portable amp can take high end CIEMs to the top...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Likewise, I'm sure there's a pickup truck that could exceed its listed tow limit by many times and actually pull an oversize load. I'm sure one could tweak the pickup's engine to improve performance more yet. But in the end, it'll still be dramatically inferior at the task compared to an 18...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    You've got my hopes up now x RELIC x.  I'll head back to the hifi store tomorrow and compare mine to the demo unit.
  12. nnotis

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

      I won't contest that claim.  No doubt, there's quite a range in sensitivity between CIEMs.  Likewise, there's a big range in sensitivity between listeners.  Unfortunately, using JHA Roxannes, the noise floor is clearly audible to me.  Be glad if it's not in your set up, because the Mojo puts...
  13. nnotis

    MrSpeakers ETHER C Review / Announcement - A New Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Flagship from MrSpeakers

    The frequency response looks quite good, apart from the dip at nine kHz and peak at 10.5. A little parametric EQ should fix both. The white pad seems to take it a little closer to the Harmon target response. I can't wait to hear them for myself Dan. I'm hoping these really are the unicorn closed...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Wow, I hadn't noticed those. That should cover it. Thanks NZTF. Now you need to give us a detailed review of the Ether C.
  15. nnotis

    Android phones and USB DACs

    Has anyone yet seen anything about USB C audio adapter cables?  I assume it's just a matter of time, and I hope the new format allows a bit more built in flexibility with signals travelling both ways.
  16. nnotis

    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    I'll have to settle for disagreement with you guys on this comparison.  I've listened to the HD800s many times since 2009, usually with some of my own mixes as a reference.  I've never found them as resolving of mid and high frequency micro detail as their reputation suggests.  In this respect...
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    Bass information should also be considered when assessing detail retrieval.  The HD800s can't match the planar offerings from Audeze & Hifiman in this regard.  The 800s don't go as low, and more importantly, don't articulate as well.  The HE1000s ups the game further yet in this regard, taking...
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    Next to the HD800s, the HE1000s were a small step up on clarity across the spectrum, except for bass, where they were a huge step up. Then there's that notorious 6Khz bump on the HD800s. For what it's worth, they're still far and away the best dynamic coil headphones I've heard. But I don't...
  19. nnotis

    Seattle Summer Redhook Meet 7/25/2015

    It's been way too long.  I'm coming to this one for certain.
  20. nnotis

    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    It's always a challenge to read measurements, but these look really promising.  I'm sure Tyll will have a lot to say once he finishes his super summit shoot out.  I assume he's using a production HE1000.
  21. nnotis

    JH Audio Sirens Series Roxanne Impressions Thread

    Rob, is the Note 4 headphone jack quiet enough for the Roxannes?  I found older Samsung phones had good sound quality, but were way too noisy for IEMS, especially those as ridiculously sensitive as Roxannes.
  22. nnotis

    iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Audio Quality

    Regarding the 6+ Its headphone out is the best I've heard on a phone.  In fact, it's the first stock jack I consider listenable.  I found previous i devices to be best in class, but still lacked the focus of a good dedicated portable DAC.  The 6+ doesn't project as deep a soundstage as the...
  23. nnotis

    Android phones and USB DACs

    I usually toggle off the sound, or go to airplane mode if I really don't want to be disturbed.  I notice that some roms rout notification sounds to USB, others keep them on the speaker.
  24. nnotis

    Reply to review by 'nnotis' on item 'Jerry Harvey Audio Sirens Series Roxanne Custom IEM'

    Perhaps I can get you even more excited by suggesting the AK240's DAC will still probably hold the Roxannes back.  Take them and a nice portable amp with you next time you audition high end desktop DACs.
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    JH Audio Sirens Series Roxanne Impressions Thread

      I don't know that I quite agree with this.  Rather, I'd say they need a very quiet amp and a very, very good source.  I just scored some next level converters in the form of a Prism Lyra 2. Listening from the Lyra's DAC & headphone amp took my Roxannes to a higher plain.  Using the Lyra DAC...
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