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Andro + ZX2 combo really is amazing once you get a good fit. The plan is to sell them but I don’t know... Dec 4, 2017

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    1. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Andro + ZX2 combo really is amazing once you get a good fit. The plan is to sell them but I don’t know...
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        i love that combo too. my motto is sell what you don't have a good use case for. unless you can afford to keep everything/anything! so i keep the combo for my commutes, makes them way more enjoyable.
        Dec 4, 2017
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    2. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Enjoying the Liquid Fire. Will changing the tubes impact the sound? Read in a review that it doesn’t because of the circuit design.
    3. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Liquid Fire shipped today. I have no idea what to expect, but I’m excited!!
    4. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      I need a new laptop/messenger bag or backpack for work. Any recommendations?
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      2. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Just FYI most of North Face's backpacks start from the same 'chassis' but have different 'tops' sewn on. Do take a look at some of the other designs.

        Besides the darkening of the white brand embroidery my Surge II still looks new 4 years on.
        Sep 20, 2017
      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        @DigMe some things should just be left alone and forgotten.

        @Grahad2 i like how it looks and the size seems perfect for me. Good to know they’re also durable. Pretty excited to get this Friday.
        Sep 20, 2017
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Buy something that you can lock (with a baggage lock, &c.). Mine is a Targus. It's very sturdy, but I seldom use it because I usually leave my laptop at home. I also own a Timbuk2 backpack. It's very good, but the fact that it doesn't lock is a real downside. Lately, I've been using a rolling backpack from LL Bean. It's both simple and well-designed, and it locks. Highly recommended!
        Sep 21, 2017
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    5. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Is the Klipsch HP-3 finally the headphone for us HD6X0 owners wanting a headphone as good or better with a different flavor?
    6. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      I'm glad people are comparing the Amethyst to the Gumby in the Amethyst thread even thought the Amethyst is a NOS DAC.
      1. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Only comparing NOS DACs to other NOS DACs isn't very helpful to those who want a good DAC and don't really care about oversampling/non-oversampling.
        Sep 12, 2017
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    7. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Got a Gumby yesterday. Tomorrow Andro+ZX2 combo arrives.This weekend will be audio equivalent of partying with bikini models.
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Thank you. Home and portable rig should be done for now. Will provide impressions once I spend some time with them. It's a lot to take in lol
        I'm also working on the Bill-P mod for the HD580. Will do a comparison with the HD650 (maybe KISS modded if I decide to mod it). If people are interested im ok with sending it on a tour also.
        Sep 1, 2017
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      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        The only way this could get better is if you listened to all that new gear with bikini models.
        Sep 1, 2017
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    8. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      soooo hot right now in the LA area. 107 where I'm at.
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      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Just before the hot and humid season I imagine.
        Aug 31, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        The last few years June has not been bad. August is the worst.
        Aug 31, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        Idk what's happening hear, 53 right now, high of 66. Thought this was summer...
        Sep 1, 2017
    9. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      That feeling when the Gumby is finally available and you place an order (its impatience)
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I can relate. Placed my upgrade order on July 17th. It just arrived at Schiit this morning. Shipped to them Friday. Our patience will be rewarded. If I can find some.
        Aug 28, 2017
      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        i sold my mimby and the DAC I'm using now doesn't really compare . Makes me appreciate the Multibit DACs even more. Our patience will indeed be rewarded.
        Aug 28, 2017
    10. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      HD580 arrived today. Swapped the grills with the HD650 and I'm liking it more than the 650 for rock. Guitars sound crunchier
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      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Doesn't have that HD650 warmth that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside though. Need to spend more time with it
        Aug 23, 2017
      3. zonto
        zonto
        Have you heard the HD600? I usually prefer it to the HD650, but haven't heard the HD580 yet.
        Aug 23, 2017
      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I haven't heard the HD600. Supposed to be very similar to the HD580 though. I like the HD650, but I find myself wanting less midbass lately.
        Aug 23, 2017
    11. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Just bought a pair of HD580's and looking forward to modding them whenever the thread is up. No pressure @Bill-P ;)
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      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        It is. Congratulations. You finally got the grandpappy of it all. :)

        Honestly, if you like stock HD6xx sound, just swap the grills on 580 and live happily ever after. The mod won't really change much other than nudging it ever so closer to measuring flat, but subjectively, it shouldn't sound that much different.
        Aug 20, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        How does the grill swap impact the sound? I'm assuming less resonance since the grill is not plastic and is more open
        Aug 20, 2017
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      5. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Yeah, overally, it just makes things a bit less peaky. Nothing drastic. I'd say it's more for looks than anything unless your upstream is particularly peaky.
        Aug 21, 2017
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    12. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      I ordered a Gumby but since they're on backorder I've been thinking about the Holo Spring Lv1. Kind of torn between the two
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      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        @Torq probably means wait for him to finish reviewing this wave of DACs before moving on a DAC. Or maybe about that unspecified box he had at his place..
        Aug 15, 2017
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      4. Torq
        Torq
        It wasn't meant to be a cryptic/foreshadowing comment.
        Aug 15, 2017
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      5. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        @Torq I feel silly for not understanding what you meant. I appreciate the advice. I've heard the gumby and I liked it. Will continue waiting for one.
        Aug 19, 2017
    13. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      Been reading the Cable Building thread and taking lots of notes. Good stuff. SBAF at its best
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