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Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by cskippy, Aug 22, 2018.
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  1. Hifiearspeakers
    Thanks for that detailed response! You make them sound amazing. It’s hard to believe they’re only $350.
     
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  2. Daimonos
    A quick question: how do I purchase the silver carbon variant of the Verum?

    Do I just select carbon on the site and add a comment in the form, or was silver carbon a Kickstarter-only option?
     
  3. omniweltall
    I think they give you the choices in his website. PM him if you wanna be sure. The Kickstarter had the same options as now.
     
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  4. omniweltall
    Anytime bro. Just sharing my thoughts.

    It is hard to believe how pricing got out of hand in this hobby. Like Garuspik said, $350 is not cheap for a headphone.

    Thing is, price can set a huge expectation bias, especially if people already spent money buying it. Head-fi taught me that.

    There are 2 kinds of people in this hobby (over-generalization here)...(1) one that keep searching for their next fix, (2) one looking for sound. For (1), the Verum will be another FOTM, just like every other headphone. You can give him a $50k phone and it will never be enough. This is the main target consumers for the manufacturers. For (2), they find the chain that suits their taste and then mostly focus on the music.
     
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  5. franz12
    This is pretty interesting. Does it mean that if either the Sonarwork or Reveal plug-in is applied to the 2C, they sound quite similar each other?
     
  6. omniweltall
    Haha..good question.

    I havent tried a "fixed" 2C yet. No doubt the 2C can be further improved even using the velour pads. I have the velour right here, but I dont want to change the stock pads, as it feels really good on the skin lol. Well, they both share that dynamic sound. I'm sure their differences narrow with a "fixed" 2C.

    But the difference between them is not only FR. The Verum is cleaner. It has more leading attacks. And it has a thicker and more flowing mids. I'm not reaching out to my HD600/650 as much lately.

    The 2C sounds larger and has that build quality that I really like. Audeze are just so handsome. And it is not that expensive either at $700. Depends on your taste. Both are good value, I would say. But If I have to choose one, it is an easy choice.
     
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  7. franz12
    Gotcha. I was thinking about buying LCD2c or LCD-X. I guess I will have to buy this instead!
     
  8. omniweltall
    I hate to say this, as I became an Audeze fan after they fix their reliability on the 2017 models onward. But the Verum is the better buy, regardless of price.

    I'm keeping my 2C though!!
     
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  9. franz12
    I agree that the LCDs suffer from uneven tonal balances, but I don't really care because they could be fixed with eq plug-in readily available. And I got a very good result with the lcd2 CB. But if the verum is even better in regards to technicalities, then it's no brainer!
     
  10. Suppa92
    I don't have verum 1 yet. I'm just curious whether the amp gonna destroy the verum 1 since i can only use it with balanced dac outputs.

    Yes. Dac's Balanaced out Directly connected to the amp. I checked the dac and amp in my one of my buddies place, there's nothing wrong with SU-8 or 789 in SE mode. I think there is a grounding issue in my place, maybe because I have connected my PC to the same power socket in the room.
     
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  11. omniweltall
    Actually I was referring to the reliability of their drivers. They used to break all the time in the past. But somehow they fixed it now.

    As for that uneven tonality, they still have that now haha. Especially the X.
     
  12. franz12

    What do you think about their openness? For instance, if I put my hands close to the cups outside, does it affect sounds immediately?
    I found that some open headphones like the AFO or the Utopia do not really respond to this experiment. And they sound less open than Hifiman headphones.
    Hifiman headphones, which are arguably more open than others, tend to respond to this immediately.
     
  13. omniweltall
    Let me try anf let u know, mate. Never really tried this before haha
     
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  14. franz12
    Thanks! In fact, I was looking for an open can which sounds less open. It may sound strange, but my hifiman headphone does not cover up any noise in and out. This hifiman headphone requires me to be in a really quiet place, but my house gets noisy pretty often, and then it became not suitable to listen to this completely open headphone.
    People seem to say that the Verum sounds less open, and that looks promising to me..
     
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  15. omniweltall
    Btw Franz, the Verum is more technical than the 2C. But the LCD-X is also more technical than the 2C as well. The Verum does sound thicker and have more flowing mids, compared to the X. But I think the X has more details. I know you are more concerned about technicalities, as you can fix tonality using the sonarworks. The X is quite a technical phone too, to my memory. Just that I disliked their tonality. If you can fix that, then it might be more of a match with the Verum. Will need to A/B a fixed LCD-X and the Verum to really compare them.

    The Verum does not need any EQ though. I'm not using anything on them. It sounds good on everything. Female vocals, rock, jazz, electro.
     
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