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Soekris 2541 is disappointing Jun 8, 2024

    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Soekris 2541 is disappointing
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        2541 sounded much better to me after some warmup and a tiny bit of playing with the filters. With that being said, I can see how some people just wouldn't like it.
        Jun 8, 2024
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      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        It's not my favorite DAC but I still found it engaging and enjoyed it.
        Jun 9, 2024
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        its not bad, but once you hear the deficiencies, you can't unhear it. You can spot them even when a/bing with the motu ultralite. It sounds better using the Vertigo-vsm3 plugin to add more body, bass and high end, but at that point you are adding distortion. I guess its wandla, weiss, or Schiit MiB.
        Jun 9, 2024
    2. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Is there truly an unadulterated dac? Wish there was one that didn’t do some sound staging/timbre trick. Think Dolby cinema Batmobile sound
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Saw your post on Azimuth's Yggdrasil FS thread. Replying here to not clog his listing.

        IMO, the most "does not reinterpret" DAC I've heard before would be most of the Bricasti stuff. It didn't excite me in any way and I wouldn't pay MSRP for it, but off the top of my head I can't think of a single fault it had or any weirdness it did to any one part of the music.
        Jun 3, 2024
      3. penguins
        penguins
        Whereas on other DACs, most things may sound colored or otherwise interpreted in some ways, and one or two things may sound off to vary degrees and at varying times, but I say the Bricasti had no faults or weirdness because I distinctly remember it sounded like if I took the "correct" part of every DAC I've heard before and put it together into 1 DAC.
        Jun 3, 2024
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Otherwise, if I were to choose a DAC around $1-2k for a few minutes of daily listening to scratch a sound quality itch, I would pick the Holo Spring 2 (shameless plug - I may decide to sell mine again later this year - I withdrew the listing last year) or the Soekris 2541. Relatively little coloring of the sound, but I wouldn't call either one uncolored.
        Jun 3, 2024
    3. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Waiting for that Schiit singularity.
      1. Azimuth, Gazny, Qildail and 1 other person like this.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Summer can't get here fast enough.
        Apr 29, 2024
    4. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      When Taylor swift has more artistry than Zach Snyder lolll…
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. wbass
        wbass
        Not much bothered about either of them, but tried Rebel Moon Pt1 the other week, out of a vague desire to see something with spaceships, and was actually surprised how bad it was. Or, not even bad, really, but just a giant... nothing. So many resources, so little effect. I half-watched up to the "climatic" last battle, then turned it off out of boredom.
        Apr 20, 2024
        Case likes this.
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Watch the second one…it’s even worse
        Apr 20, 2024
      4. joch
        joch
        One can argue that Taylor can tell a better story
        Apr 21, 2024
    5. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Noble xm-1. Creative ace 2. Xmems looks interesting but almost nothing said
      1. M3NTAL likes this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Been hearing nice things about the tech, but yeah it's all rarefied stuff. The iFi GO blu uses MEMS for its mic, and as far as I'm concerned it sound grand relative to the BTR5 or BTR7 which I think use standard electrets.
        Mar 6, 2024
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        MEMS broke into mics first because you don't need any xmax with sound capture. Speakers are harder because all piezos struggle to move air.
        Mar 6, 2024
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    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Lot of IEM manufacturers are coming out of Singapore like Subtonic, Nighjar, FatFreq etc and they are quite good actually but ya pricing needs to be relooked.
        Feb 22, 2024
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I think the east takes conspicuous consumption to a whole nother level than the west. At least that seems true in my experience as a Korean raised in the US. We play different honor/shame games, but there's good reason why Singapore has long been the most expensive city in the world... apparently with IEM audio jewelry to match.
        Feb 22, 2024
        Slade01, crenca and Lyander like this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Got to admit that it's pretty. But hey, $6k can buy a lot of pretty.
        Feb 24, 2024
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      @soekris any way to get your products? No response from you or modhouse.
      1. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I bought one directly from modhouse recently, no problems and shipped promptly. Are they sold out or something?
        Aug 27, 2023
      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I think you got the last one. Will wait patiently.
        Aug 27, 2023
    8. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Really like the DUNU S&S Eartips with the Zen Pro. Takes away that last bit of harshness in the uppermids, and gives a lot of subbass
      1. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Are they soft and supple or stiff or somewhere in-between?
        Apr 29, 2023
      2. YMO
        YMO
        Ewww, a lot of subbass.
        Apr 30, 2023
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        They are soft but the shape is unique and meant for deep insertion. I don’t feel pressure inside the ear. They do recommend you buy a size down for it to work as intended
        Apr 30, 2023
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    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Liquid platinum dac any good?
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      2. Slade01
        Slade01
        It's good if you like the AKM sound. Though I'm sure in a Cavalli design, its better implemented than many AKM dacs.
        Apr 28, 2023
        caute and HotRatSalad like this.
      3. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        It's not clear to me it actually is one of his designs; the language used seems to not quite say that it is.
        Apr 28, 2023
      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        Apr 28, 2023
        HotRatSalad and caute like this.
    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      If anyone wants to watch Philly orch concerts this week until Sunday. Let me know
      1. Case, zottel, Cryptowolf and 8 others like this.
    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      damn this taylor swift reputation album has some rattling sub bass....
      1. Jinxy245, Cryptowolf, Lyander and 3 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Focal users need not apply?
        Mar 31, 2023
        Lyander and Cellist88 like this.
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Mar 31, 2023
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    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      I give up on Sony....they changed the sound of the zx707 on the firmware update today, and it sounds awful
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @Lyander I’ll write an extensive comparison soon. Been busy and also wanted to be sure.
        Mar 31, 2023
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Was factory reset an option?
        Apr 1, 2023
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Once you update, it factory resets from within that version of android
        Apr 1, 2023
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    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Love both the zx707 and the wm1am2, but there is a clear technical difference.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mar 28, 2023
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      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        @Merrick Not yet. It's been a while since I looked. Was worried about some early possible bricking issues and forgot to check back. Thanks for the reminder!
        Mar 28, 2023
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I’ll do a write up but making sure to fully test it. Realizing most head-fiers are deaf and also suck at writing impressions
        Mar 29, 2023
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    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      typical Sony problems in 2023. have to disable sound adjustment app like the old ZX2
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      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I think there is some serious issue with A300 if we have to disable all those Sony sound processing for it to work.
        Mar 22, 2023
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I agree but it seems the software is internationally gimping the hardware. Sounds like the iPad
        Mar 22, 2023
      5. Woland
        Woland
        Imagine how the poor hardware engineers at Sony feel.. They've done amazing work, time and time again, only to have it obscured from the users and clouded by marketing gibberish.
        Mar 22, 2023
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    15. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Zx707 is a decent transport for the Yggdrasil.
    16. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Performing Music is just getting stressful
      1. ilikebananafudge_, Philimon and Gazny like this.
      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Aww... Which music, and why?
        Feb 24, 2023
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Classical… orchestral. Learn pieces on the fly, perform right away.
        Feb 24, 2023
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        It sounds as if the conductor needs to demonstrate greater leadership.
        Feb 24, 2023
    17. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Zx707 sounding good with the Dunu zen pro
      1. Ksaurav402, obsiCO, Sqveak and 3 others like this.
      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Long time fan of Sony DAP here. SQ aside the battery life of Walkman series is very good and Shanling comes close to Sony as far as SQ goes. Musicality and smooth treble.
        Feb 22, 2023
    18. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Yggdrasil+ hmmm maybe it’s time to get a black case
      1. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        I'm planning on waiting to see if a new upgrade comes out and if the new chassis will be required. I actually prefer the old case style.
        Nov 12, 2022
    19. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      42 or 48 inch oled for desktop monitor use?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Yes, join the OLED gang.
        Oct 18, 2022
      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Oct 18, 2022
      4. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        Have you also considered the Alienware 34" ultrawide QD-OLED? The colors are amazing, and it's not as huge on your desk as a 42" TV.
        Oct 18, 2022
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    20. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Apple production value is always impressive. Lol
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        I like how they skirted the battery life issue on the iPhone. "best battery life of any Iphone, ever" And how many hours would that be Apple?
        Sep 7, 2022
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @bixby 1 more hour Lol. I don't get why anyone needs a 799 apple watch, that doesn't give any real functionality. I admit their products work well, but they make sure its gimped, so they can offer a solution in their ecosystem, which is also gimped.
        Sep 7, 2022
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Does the singular function well, but yeah....a singular phone is probably the furthest I will go with apple, and that shit is annoying with lightning cable speeds and having to convert lossless files to alac to use itunes to "sync" in 2022. Getting a file on and off your phone is such a pain in the ass....oh wait...use airdrop and subscribe to APPLE CLOUD! which only really works with our other products.....no thanks
        Sep 7, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
    Gear List:
    Portable-Sony ZX2 - CA Andromeda

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