Welp, found a use case for a pair of ZMF Classics I bought from here last summer.
With the winter we’re having, riding outside is pretty rare, so it’s usually 3x/week in the basement on the trainer. Most of my headphones are open back, too much trainer & fan noise comes through. Didn’t really like the Classics, too bassy for me. But I tried them this week, and damn if they don’t sound great on the trainer. Not sure why, but I’ll take it. Music is all that gets me through longer sessions.
Gaudio Nair. Satisfying. Thought to myself, "Not sure why I'd ever get rid of these." Mostly classical so far but very promising...
Sony Bluetooth headphones!
I'm not saying it's @Azimuth's fault I have a package of ECC84 tubes on my desk, but if anyone asks, the blame is going that way.
Just post your thoughts. :)
VE EXT has landed and is burning in for a week with its PWA First times cable.
Mini-system synergy: MBP-->RU6 (NOS)-->JARHD650
Loving the RU6. Glad to hear the senns have good synergy as I just bought a 4.4mm cable for them to try out HD650 KISS. Moondrop Kato are also a lovely pairing.
What volume level are you seeing with 650?
@rlow there is no dedicated thread, but lots of discussion here -> https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/usb-dac-amp-dongles.11001/
high gain, SE out, volume around 88-92 (pretty close to maxed out)
Amazing how many high ohm or power hungry headphones sound very nice out of the RU6. The good synergy goes far beyond what the designers intended.
@ChaChaRealSmooth haha Apple owns your life: https://9to5mac.com/2022/01/27/apple-cha-cha-real-smooth/
Good cause you are cheap @ChaChaRealSmooth
Bruh I ain't putting out for free though wtf
@ChaChaRealSmooth They didn't even send you a free Newton??
Trying my best to rule out 8xx. I don't really need another side-grading hp.. and should save up for sus. Must resist.
BP800. @Bill-P said he'll send one on loaner tour, but I can send you mine if there is much delay. I'm no lvl42 mod wizard so I'd suggest waiting for his.
@E_Schaaf Fair point. And I've never been able to real apple to apple comparison. But a series of bad memories discourage. Maybe I am more skillful now than before, but wasn't happy with anything I eqed. On non-eq front, all the mods I heard or owned could not pass sibilance and shoutiness tests.
@Philimon Tour will be interesting. I'll definitely join. As of now, however, I don't regard its comfort any higher than Eta Genesis. 6x0 headband is what I'd immediately avoid for now (hate pressure points on top). No matter how great they may sound.
I still think 800's ergonomics is way better than 6x0's. The former fairly comfortable while the latter unacceptable. Might be the only guy.
I agree with this to some extend. 6X0 eventually gets to a great comfort level with some stretching of the band. The 800 starts off very comfortable and disappears on your head faster.
6X0 clamp is strong and the pads are pretty stiff as well. So yes, very uncomfortable when new. Needs break-in. Cup articulation is good but maybe you need more?
ETA Mini is live on our site :) https://www.etaheadphones.com
I didn't realize this model was already this far along! Can't wait to check this out.
Hopefully not the wrong place to ask but there's no thread yet so: I'm assuming this is the evolution of the same supra-aural you guys had at socal meet. Are there any plans to make the same sounding headphone in a HD600 series compatible headband + cup?
Apologies in advance if this is addressed elsewhere and I missed it.
@penguins dematted made a thread here: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/eta-mini-impressions-and-reviews-thread.11855/
If you need a noiseless pc here is a link to the place I have obtained several fanless computers for audio / music servers:
SilentPC a great option. I built a fanless PC in a regular case using the Nofan CR-80EH with some quiet fans that are basically silent at <400rpm. I'm using the recent Intel temperature throttling to control temps. If there's just music playing I can shut the fans off completely without issue.
RE: Phishing emails about Norton renewal, breaking through gmail spam filters. WTF uses Norton?
Sweet - two loaner pairs of headphones show up at once. I've had worse birthdays! Thanks SBAF.
Anyone know if UAPP can lock the device volume control on Android when the device itself is lockd? (but still allow vol ctrl from BT player)
Just found out my Tavish Adagio will be ready soon! Folks interested in a loaner tour of my Tavish Vintage phono before I offload it?
Yeah, great idea! I’m game!
any paypal alternative for bank-connected transfer between US and Canada, with seller and buyer protection please?
I use Wise (nee Transferwise) to send money from GB to India. They changed their name quite some time back.
Yes, it is a good service. But it is aimed at financial transfer only, and I don't think there are any buyer/seller mechanisms or protections built in.
Wise has worked well for me with international xfers both coming and going; I don't think they offer paypal-style buyer protection.
thank guys. I'm trying to sell something to the US buyer hence that's why i'm looking for mutual protection. I did have good experience with Wise though (unless Paypal who charge me $30 on a $300 transaction lately and is just douchey in general)
After hours of iterative eq experiments, 8xx finally begins to sound awesome. The best sounding Senn to say the least. Out of non-uber amps!
You, sir, deserve a medal for both valor and perseverance.
I am a honey peanut.
You mean horny peanut, right?
Honey Peanut @philipmorgan
You are delicious.
Saw pics of NFL apparel for Washington Red Hogs, is that final?
Maybe they can come up with a new bad name every year, then abandon it 2 games into the season and go back to Football Team.
I don't think they reveal the new name until early Feb... but I guess someone could have leaked it to see what the reaction is. Personally, I'd go with the current WFT, because I'm sure a lot of their fans go WTF WFT?!?! after their games.
Should have called them the Comanches because the Comanches were fierce bad asses and prevented western expansion for so long.
Not sure if its break in, but im now 100% satisfied with the RS2x. They make no apologies to the HD650, just as magic and "right"
any chance I could loan them from you for shipping cost?
absolutely. pm me
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