I noticed Little Dot used a lot.
I also ordered one, Thanks for you recommendations.
I talked to its boss, and complained "how can you call your brand little, they are big......."
And I was told a news they are developing Dac-8, which is a much smaller R2R dac mainly based on Gs2000e using Soekris solution. They will sell it next month.
Don't know whether it is a news......
True flat response in speakers tends to usually sound a bit too bright to most listeners but it is good starting point to set to what your ears find most enjoyable. Did that test in several Audio shops over the years, almost always the same or similar results.
Of course with headphones the challenge is different as we don’t have the sound of the room as part of the situation.
Hi, sorry for the slight delay, several projects on the table. Using the HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 with their optional regulated power supply on this experiment.
The PS500e is still an enjoyable listen and recently spent some time limbering up for this comparison. The PS500e in my opinion was among the very first Grado to wander a little off the classic Grado SQ. It has an impactful bass without bloat and vocals sounded quite distinct and coherent. Clean.
The new RS1x to me is a bit more open, airy with a good amount of transparency (more than the PS500e). The bass on the RS1x is better detailed in my opinion and has more depth to imaging and a refinement overall that is beyond it’s price point. As previously mentioned they really need more than the usual amount of break in and continue improving with the bass a major part of that improvement.
To generalize if you are hot on heavy metal 🎸 then the PS500e might prove to be your better choice.
For most other music the musicality of the RS1x would be my choice for a very special sense of reality.
Always best if you find a way to get a chance to audition.