For those of us with multiple headphones, which ones are you listening with now?
Mar 18, 2024 at 4:38 PM Post #18,691 of 20,795
Campfire Audio Bonneville + HIBY R8 II
Got this little EP on repeat while doing some writing for a review, want more than 4 tracks as this really nice stuff. Downtempo Hiphop Electronica fusion of sorts.



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Your love of the Bonnevilles intrigued me to the point that I went ahead and ordered a pair. Shipping says they should be waiting for me at the hotel I get to on Friday. I'm stoked to hear what they're all about! 👍😎
 
Mar 18, 2024 at 5:01 PM Post #18,692 of 20,795
Your love of the Bonnevilles intrigued me to the point that I went ahead and ordered a pair. Shipping says they should be waiting for me at the hotel I get to on Friday. I'm stoked to hear what they're all about! 👍😎
Very cool, let's hope they don't disappoint 😁
Some electronica is next on the menu.

 
Mar 18, 2024 at 5:25 PM Post #18,693 of 20,795
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Mar 18, 2024 at 5:56 PM Post #18,695 of 20,795
Mar 18, 2024 at 6:23 PM Post #18,696 of 20,795
Very cool, let's hope they don't disappoint 😁
Some electronica is next on the menu.



I'm definitely looking forward to finding out. Your description of the bass and those descriptions from a couple other reviews and owners got me convinced that I needed to hear what the Bonnevilles can do. Plus, when you just enjoy trying new gear like I do, there isn't really any such thing as a bad purchase so no pressure. The journey is the endgame and I've gotten so much more enjoyment ever since I came to that realization.

To keep things topical, we're posted up in a lay-by/rest stop so I took the chance to switch to some open backs. I'm running the Hifiman Edition XS from my Schiit Magnius with the SMSL SU-8 10th Anny decoding the optical out from a Wiim Mini.

After returning to my music following a bit of a break and a couple phones calls it only made sense to listen to Volume 1 of Sonar's Tranceportation albums. The overall feeling of the album is very much like the second album. I'm in a pretty laid back mood so it fits. Ultimately, I think I like Vol. 2 a bit more, but the two fit together as well executed halves of the same work of art. If you took my advice to check out Vol. 2 and you enjoyed it, make sure you give Vol. 1 a shot as well.

 
Mar 18, 2024 at 6:44 PM Post #18,697 of 20,795
I'm definitely looking forward to finding out. Your description of the bass and those descriptions from a couple other reviews and owners got me convinced that I needed to hear what the Bonnevilles can do. Plus, when you just enjoy trying new gear like I do, there isn't really any such thing as a bad purchase so no pressure. The journey is the endgame and I've gotten so much more enjoyment ever since I came to that realization.
i grow more jealous of your collection every week lol gah
 
Mar 18, 2024 at 6:45 PM Post #18,698 of 20,795
I'm definitely looking forward to finding out. Your description of the bass and those descriptions from a couple other reviews and owners got me convinced that I needed to hear what the Bonnevilles can do. Plus, when you just enjoy trying new gear like I do, there isn't really any such thing as a bad purchase so no pressure. The journey is the endgame and I've gotten so much more enjoyment ever since I came to that realization.

To keep things topical, we're posted up in a lay-by/rest stop so I took the chance to switch to some open backs. I'm running the Hifiman Edition XS from my Schiit Magnius with the SMSL SU-8 10th Anny decoding the optical out from a Wiim Mini.

After returning to my music following a bit of a break and a couple phones calls it only made sense to listen to Volume 1 of Sonar's Tranceportation albums. The overall feeling of the album is very much like the second album. I'm in a pretty laid back mood so it fits. Ultimately, I think I like Vol. 2 a bit more, but the two fit together as well executed halves of the same work of art. If you took my advice to check out Vol. 2 and you enjoyed it, make sure you give Vol. 1 a shot as well.



BTW, if anyone has any suggestions for artists and albums with a similar vibe to Vols. 1 & 2 of this Sonar album, I'm all ears. I'm gonna go ask on the prog thread, too. I know of a few, but I'm always looking for more as I find this kinda sound to be perfect for listening to while I'm in certain moods.
 
Mar 18, 2024 at 9:39 PM Post #18,701 of 20,795
Having an absolutely transcendental jazz experience tonight. Supremely sublime. And all from a 50 year old headphone that was way ahead of its time.

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Mar 18, 2024 at 10:10 PM Post #18,704 of 20,795
I can't adequately articulate just how much HQPlayer & sinc-L PCM filter takes the Spring 3's already "in the room" lifelike listening experience to a whole new level. Having listened to everything NOS for a very long time, I was hesitant to dabble in oversampling. I didn't want to lose timbre realism. If you haven't dabbled with HQPlayer yet and you own a Holo DAC, I highly recommend using the below settings on Tim Christensen's Surfing the Surface. The guitar opening sounds so lifelike, goosebumps!


iMac > HQPlayer Client > Qobuz > Spring 3 KTE > Ferrum OOR w/Hypsos (22.0 V) > Hifiman Susvara

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