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  1. ckhirnigs
    Did a casual comparison between my new Meze Elite and ZMF Auteur. Hate to say it, but the Auteur got trounced! Not really a fair fight…
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    2. ckhirnigs
      $4K planar vs sub-$2K dynamic, but the Auteur has been my favorite for a while now. Didn’t expect to clearly favor the Elite.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 11:47 PM
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    3. rhythmdevils
      Go orthos!
      Jul 7, 2022 at 12:30 AM
  2. luckybaer
    Everything I've read here indicates Unison USB is a big upgrade over Gen 5. I think I'll pull the trigger for my Gungnir MB. $200.
  3. scblock
    RD modded LCD-X seems to pair really nicely with my Bottlehead S.E.X. so far.
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  4. nishan99
    I just tried a premium espresso blend from a high end roastery and I think I'm ruined :o
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    3. jexby
      so yah spill the beans on where?
      Jul 6, 2022 at 7:04 PM
    4. gixxerwimp
      Jul 6, 2022 at 8:20 PM
    5. nishan99
      Jul 7, 2022 at 12:20 AM
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  5. Garns
    Catching up on the news from the UK. Genuinely VERY funny.
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    2. Tchoupitoulas
      It's been fun to watch the news. I enjoyed Starmer's lines in PMQs, particularly the one about cabinet ministers resigning: "the first case of sinking ships fleeing the rat.”
      Jul 6, 2022 at 2:36 PM
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  6. rhythmdevils
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    2. Walderstorn
      When was the last time you removed the wax? :P Do you use IEMs several hours a day?
      Jul 7, 2022 at 1:53 AM
    3. rhythmdevils
      I don’t get wax build up I’ve had my ears examined and they are always clean. I think I just don’t have thick ear wax that builds up I don’t know.
      Jul 7, 2022 at 2:21 AM
    4. Walderstorn
      It's difficult to understand sometimes. The only time i had something similar happen to me was because i was having some minor inflammation, because my iem's would (slightly)hurt my cartilage but i kept using them until it actually inflamed and they wouldn't fit. Is it possible to install hooks on this model?
      Jul 7, 2022 at 2:33 AM
  7. Lyander
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    3. Gazny
      Do you like it? The "I don't think it bites" has me curious. I like the look of it red led and separate psu
      Jul 6, 2022 at 11:44 AM
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    4. Lyander
      I like it. Apparently the separate concussion brick has a decent toroidal trafo in it and that could explain the eerie blackground. Sonic images pop out of the abyss, and it doesn't sound constrained like other super "clean" amps. Bass hits like a baseball bat. Not warmpoo. Some treble pain, but I'm wondering whether that's the Modi 3+ tizz exacerbated. The fact that it slams this much out of M3+ is kinda wild.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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    5. Lyander
      Main gripes besides treble pain are the headstage. Comparable lateral extension to the Magni 3+ but the front to back layering is poor. Very in-nasal-cavity forwardness. I'm out of practise critical listening I think but this isn't bad. Gross resolution is more than acceptable but I'm just casually listening. Good pot, can get usable range on HP-3 but not much play.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM
  8. Tchoupitoulas
    The other day, in a fit of pique, I groused in the deals thread about buying a closeout Jot-R a few days before the amp's price went down...
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    2. Tchoupitoulas
      ... and I want to set the record straight by posting that Schiit refunded me the difference. I'm most grateful. This was very good of them.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 8:57 AM
  9. zottel
    Best A/B setup I had yet: Jot 2’s ESS input on one USB port of my Pi4, RU6 on another, going into the Jot’s SE input, grouped in Roon.
    1. zottel
      Flicking the input switch on the Jot 2 switches seamlessly between ESS card and RU6. Perfect.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 4:02 AM
    2. zottel
      The two are remarkably similar. I didn’t think it would be so hard to tell the difference.
      The ESS card is a little, little bit brighter, and I think I hear a bit more smoothness in voices with the RU6, but that might well be expectation bias.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 4:11 AM
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    3. zottel
      Headphones directly from RU6 vs. from Jot 2, that’s a different story, that difference is easily recognisable.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 4:18 AM
  10. Collusion
    Auditioning Chord Dave at a friend's place for the first time. Initial impressions are 'meh' but there are a couple of variables at play
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    3. Collusion
      @SoupRKnowva I auditioned it via my friend's Stax SR-009 + SRM-T8000 stack. I felt it lacked a bit 'emotion' if that makes sense. Also, compared to any previous sources my friend has had, I think Dave's tonality was a tad on the cold side.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 3:43 PM
    4. Collusion
      But I did enjoy the technicalities, like clean&hard hitting transients and the overall purity of the presentation. My friend is willing to let me demo the Dave at my home, so I can do a comparison against my Rockna WVDRM Signature.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 3:48 PM
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    5. SoupRKnowva
      It’s so interesting to see how other people react to gear. Specially in this case where you own the wavedream sig like I did and are comparing with the Dave. Emotional connection with the music was something that I thought the Dave excelled at
      Jul 6, 2022 at 5:02 PM
  11. zottel
    The RU6 is finally here! Currently listening with Clear Mg, and the first impression is really wonderful! \o/
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    3. YMO
      RU6 is like my GF = It is heavenly with anything I throw at it.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 11:28 AM
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    4. zottel
      Oh my god, I’m still unable to pick up my jaw from the floor. RU6 NOS + external upsampling is so much better than anything I’ve heard before! Plankton galore.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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    5. Merrick
      I had never considered using RU6 in NOS with external upsampling, would be a cheap way to get into that game.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 1:04 PM
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  12. ColtMrFire
    Pi2AES in the house... finally see what all the fuss is about. Shoutout to @Erroneous
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  13. bixby
    google is useless in determining who owns the Gorgosaurus discovered in 2018 in the Judith River Formation near Havre, Montana
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  14. zottel
    Ah! Now I think I’m beginning to understand synergy.
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    2. zottel
      @Biodegraded The RU6 provides a good portion of extra sub bass for the Timeless compared to the Bolt. Very satisfyingly so, sounds totally great. Mid and upper bass are similar.
      I didn’t try the broken Sparrow yet, but I don’t think it will produce any meaningful sound, anyway.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 9:04 AM
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    3. Biodegraded
      How about the *texture* of the mid-bass? Timeless mid-bass is somewhat "soft/pillowy/floppy" and lowest mids a bit lean; I'm interested in sources that minimize the perceived disconnect between.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 9:27 AM
    4. zottel
      I hear no disconnection with the RU6 (don’t have the Bolt at hand right now). But, TBH, I’m not sure if I would hear it even from a source that is known to sound disconnected.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 11:11 AM
  15. luckybaer
    There are some good things about the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, but some of the casting is weak.
  16. Ti_Leo
    Airist RDAC + ZDT Jr. + HD600 sounds really good!
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    3. Merrick
      I find the RDAC bass to be mostly neutral, not massive slam but not lacking slam either. Modi Multibit has more immediate and obvious slam to my ears.
      Jul 5, 2022 at 4:06 PM
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    4. Ti_Leo
      @Tchoupitoulas I don't know, to me it might not be that hard hitting (but of course, hard enough), but there's something about the sound or timbre or texture of the bass that makes it really good to my ears. I didn't really heard that with RDAC + Liquid Platinum. Maybe it's "synergy"?
      Jul 6, 2022 at 2:22 AM
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    5. Ti_Leo
      @Merrick I can't recall the bass difference between RDAC and MM when I did comparison on Liquid Platinum... But I'm not really sure it's just "bass force" or volume that made RDAC + ZDT Jr. sounded great to me, there's something like chewy texture that made the bass shined. Sorry I just don't know the right term for this...

      But then, MM sounded really "3D" with LP, that's like the only thing I remember...
      Jul 6, 2022 at 3:25 AM
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  17. Lyander
    Not posting in the thread because store meet with crud upstream (Fiio M17) but got ears on the ZMF Atrium.
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    2. Lyander
      If nothing else it was a bit of a let down after personal hype train and I found the Focal Clear MG far more my speed out of the same device (moreso than the Clear Pro, aka reskinned original), and moreso even than the trusty HP-3s. Looked into the spec of the M17 and now I'm definitely wanting to get ears on the ZMF again with a proper upstream chain.
      Jul 5, 2022 at 10:44 AM
    3. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Atrium is very amp-picky so you'll definitely get better results out of a better amp. It also benefits from moar power; some impressions I've seen I think are due to the amp lacking a little juice
      Jul 5, 2022 at 1:01 PM
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    4. Lyander
      I'm almost tempted to forget about hearing it with better gear because I'm actually content with what I have at the moment but I DO know at least one dude who makes killer 2ch amps that he might yet convert to HP usage...
      Jul 5, 2022 at 1:39 PM
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  18. Lunk_Wray
    BA.5 symptoms inc. headaches, neck stiffness, exhaustion. But I had that long before I tested +'ve last week. Haha, sucks to be you Covid.
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      In the same club. Get well soon.

      I've no idea what variety I got.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 4:54 AM
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    4. Lunk_Wray
      Wishing you well, @Thad E Ginathom. I'm just guessing that I have one of the more recent Omicron variants.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 6:47 AM
    5. Lunk_Wray
      AFAIK, the exact variant isn't routinely tested for. That requires more expensive, time consuming sequencing.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 7:07 AM
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  19. Claud
    Thunder is coming to lead the rest of the EDC IEMs.
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  20. Woland
    Anyone else find their systems can be too rich, too real, too overwhelming for more than a few minutes of listening?
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    3. rhythmdevils
      I often wake up too early excited to listen to music and then can’t get back to sleep.
      Jul 5, 2022 at 7:21 PM
    4. Woland
      @rhythmdevils I wake up still hearing the music from the day before.
      Jul 5, 2022 at 7:59 PM
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    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      No. I wish.
      Jul 6, 2022 at 5:12 AM