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Feb 14, 2024 at 9:34 AM Post #81,361 of 87,187
One of the few disappointments I’ve been experiencing in this hobby is the sad state of some of my favorite music, as heard through some great IEMs. I agree that music recorded from the late 80s through the 90s are especially affected. Music that was in heavy rotation for me during that era, mostly rock and pop, now mostly sounds like garbage through most of my current and recent IEMs, all except for Trifecta.

If mastering was the culprit, I was hoping the deluxe remastering that is being produced for most great rock albums from that era would solve the issue. But new editions of classics such as U2’s Achtung Baby, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Rage Against The Machine’s debut album still sound like sludge, with zero dynamic range. This would be the reason to always keep room in my roster for Trifecta.
https://www.discogs.com/release/2255327-Nirvana-Nevermind

Even the MFSL sounds crap vs this one.
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 12:35 PM Post #81,362 of 87,187
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My partner got me an amazing gift for V-Day, can’t wait to rip this later, 5 discs of just great music
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 12:38 PM Post #81,363 of 87,187
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My partner got me an amazing gift for V-Day, can’t wait to rip this later, 5 discs of just great music
Very nice! Love me some BotW soundtrack
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 12:41 PM Post #81,364 of 87,187
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Feb 14, 2024 at 12:42 PM Post #81,365 of 87,187
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My partner got me an amazing gift for V-Day, can’t wait to rip this later, 5 discs of just great music
Still jealous of your blue bird design 😫so dope 🔥 🐦
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 12:52 PM Post #81,366 of 87,187
Very nice! Love me some BotW soundtrack
this is surprising to hear 😂 yes it’s so good I’m excited to just have it on in the background like I do with the Animal Crossing soundtrack lol
Still jealous of your blue bird design 😫so dope 🔥 🐦
ugh love my blue bird, maybe by the time I can afford a Monachaa they will do a similar redesign LOL
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 1:00 PM Post #81,367 of 87,187
Some of these great albums then will be relegated to my 2 channel and car stereo systems. Those have become like specialist IEMs for me in that sense. My sludgy 80s-90s rock never sounds better than there!
I get that, just like listening to them when they came out!
 
Feb 14, 2024 at 1:14 PM Post #81,368 of 87,187
this is surprising to hear 😂 yes it’s so good I’m excited to just have it on in the background like I do with the Animal Crossing soundtrack lol
My thumbnail pic is a dead giveaway 😁
There's a nice playlist on YouTube that has some other Zelda tracks mixed in. Check it out if you get a chance it's great ambience music.

 
Feb 14, 2024 at 1:22 PM Post #81,369 of 87,187
this is surprising to hear 😂 yes it’s so good I’m excited to just have it on in the background like I do with the Animal Crossing soundtrack lol

ugh love my blue bird, maybe by the time I can afford a Monachaa they will do a similar redesign LOL
Listening to the blue bird right now..sooo sublime that thiccc rumbly bass gets me every time 👌
 
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Feb 14, 2024 at 1:32 PM Post #81,371 of 87,187
Looking to add a tube to my chain, has anyone tried the iFi Pro iDSD DAC/streamer/amp???

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Used it at a meet for some hours, with IEMs I didn't find it to be that better than the N7 I had with me.
Headphones and my 600ohm earbud seemed very good, but again couldn't compare it to my Burson or Topping gear at home.

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Feb 14, 2024 at 2:15 PM Post #81,373 of 87,187
Room for 1 more Atrium?! Beautiful craftsmanship, wonderful sound. Just lovely with tubes…
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Feb 14, 2024 at 2:33 PM Post #81,374 of 87,187
Enjoyed a nice hike in the woods after work yesterday...avec IEMs of course.

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Also for all my fellow single peeps keeping it real:

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