Cellist88
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Cellist88

Afraid someone will shit on his opinions, Male, 30, from NJ

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In cali Feb 18, 2019

    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      In cali
      1. imackler likes this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        me 2
        Feb 18, 2019
      3. netforce
        netforce
        same
        Feb 18, 2019
      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I'm not :(
        Feb 18, 2019
    2. Cellist88
      1. Deep Funk, Erikdayo, Sqveak and 5 others like this.
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      3. manatworks
        manatworks
        Smash as e-sports is no joke , dem match videos are crazy af.
        Dec 31, 2018
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Parents have been doing it wrong for a long time. Kids aren't special. Chances are they can't be an astronaut. You're only entitled to things you've earned, and that cuts two ways. Some things can't be achieved if you put your mind to it.

        I'd rather see kids learn the harsh realities of life instead of being fed bullshit their entire childhood. Maybe it's good I'm not a parent.
        Dec 31, 2018
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      5. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @Elnrik Agreed. It’s one thing to foster self-esteem and confidence, it’s another to create faux specialness. It’ll only hurt them once they enter the real world. Kids need to learn how to embrace failure, afterall, life’s most important lessons tend to come after them.
        Dec 31, 2018
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    3. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      What's the latest best dac/amp? No daps. Ifi xdsd? Spectra X? looking for something to pair with the phone and laptop on the go!
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Don't chord stuff batteries into things all the way to Hugo 2 level? So it's probably that.
        Dec 30, 2018
      3. bengo
        bengo
        What about micro iDSD Black Label?
        Dec 30, 2018
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        PHA3?
        Dec 30, 2018
    4. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      first few shots from dunkirk ....Yggdrasil sounding mean.
      1. Wilson and scapeinator1 like this.
      2. JK47
        JK47
        ... Convert-2 sounding meaner.
        Oct 29, 2018
      3. Wilson
        Oct 30, 2018
    5. direstraitsfan98
      direstraitsfan98
      You're right about one thing, that the upgrade system they have going is poor. Turnaround time I mean... Seems silly to never want to deal with them again. It's your loss I guess.
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        I think the delays with the Yggdrasil Analog 2 upgrades are untypical. Literally every other post I've ever read about how the upgrade queue/timing has gone as been full of praise for the fast turnaround. Unfortunate, frustrating, for sure, but not typical of how this sort of things has gone in the past.
        Oct 4, 2018
        a44100Hz and Cellist88 like this.
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @Torq I may be the outlier here then, but so far my experience leaves a bitter taste. Its something that I wouldn't want to deal with any company in any setting. It also sucks that its my first and only encounter with schiit service.
        Oct 4, 2018
      5. Torq
        Torq
        Oh, I get it. And only Schiit can comment on what is going on. My interactions with their team have always been super-fluid and efficient (and I am speaking as a paying customer not as a reviewer).

        I will say that if this frustrates you (which is understandable) don't even think about buying a boutique tube amp! ;)
        Oct 4, 2018
        a44100Hz, Cellist88 and Lyer25 like this.
    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Schiit claims I am rushing them to upgrade my Yggdrasil after they haven't done work for 21 days. Color me unimpressed. Nearly wk5 without a dac.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @a44100Hz How am I being a fussy jerk? I guess people are ok with sending goods off for a month without questioning the status. I waited over 2 weeks to send the first inquiry. Also the experience with their system has been anything but what they described. That's being fussy? Imagine sending a pair zmf headphones and getting radio silence for 3 weeks. Stop being biased.
        Oct 4, 2018
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Dude. You've gone down this hole before. Your ire isn't widely shared. Doing a Kavanaugh isn't going to change that.
        Oct 4, 2018
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        What hole? I thought the thing that seperated SBAF from other sites was the ability to be honest. Its not like I'm making this stuff out of my ass here. I know this is a Schiit loving-biased site, but they should be criticized just the same as anyone. Imagine if the vendor wasn't schiit....I'm sure people would not react the same way.
        Oct 4, 2018
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      dacless for 3 weeks. becoming acclimated.
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Why have you been Dacstrated? Was it in a horrible cello accident?
        Sep 25, 2018
      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Nah Yggdrasil was sent to schiit. Just taking a long time for the upgrade.
        Sep 25, 2018
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        You should be overcompensating for your daclessness.
        Sep 25, 2018
    8. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Going through dac withdrawal while Yggdrasil gets upgraded ><.
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        What sucks about climbing the gear ladder is how you feel when you go back down a few rungs.

        On the upside, you've got an upgraded Yggdrasil to look forward to some time next year :P /s
        Sep 13, 2018
    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Can anyone recommend a cheap passive balanced preamp?
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      2. Reggy
        Reggy
        I purchased this passive and it's quite fine with balanced connections to the Denafrip Ares. The finish is actually pretty impressive and looks a lot better than the picture. especially the volume knob.
        Dec 8, 2018
      3. Reggy
        Reggy
        Sound wise it sounds equally balanced in both channels and it seems linear in increments of the knob even at low volumes. I would not know how someone could tell the difference between a "better" passive at least paired with my current, let alone the sounds seems unconstrained and nothing absently wrong with it.


        I did major research on lower cost volume pots and a couple reviews noted issues, but no complains here.
        Dec 8, 2018
      4. Reggy
    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      I've become a schiit believer. 201 out of 201 upgrade queue though. Ouch
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        My Bifrost Multibit upgrade is sitting at 152 of 179. It has only dropped about 35 in about 3 weeks time. At this rate, mine will be done around November/December. That is like a 6 month turnaround. Might be faster to buy used MB and then sell the 4490. I mean I am glad these are upgradeable, but man!
        Aug 1, 2018
      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Aug 1, 2018
      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Lol I moved from 179 to 178 LOL. gonna be a while.
        Aug 1, 2018
    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      let the Yggdrasil warmup commence.
      1. Jinxy245, zonto, Elnrik and 3 others like this.
    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      zx2 vs zx300.....really tough shootout between them.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        ZX2 has better timbre with the andromedas with more grip and punch, but after coming from the zx300, I am missing some clarity in the treble and sometimes wish for more air and clearer seperation. ZX2 hisses noticeably more than zx300. Its a romantic listen though and it has better decay which allows you to feel better nuances. trade offs between the two.
        Jul 22, 2018
        a44100Hz and Lyer25 like this.
      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That's a great help, been eyeing a proper DAP (my first non-budget one) as a potential upgrade after I get a decent amp. Thanks @Cellist88!
        Jul 22, 2018
      5. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Thank you for the write-up! That should cure my curiosity for a while. My friend who has ZX2 bailed on me so I haven't really got a chance to really compare ZX300 and ZX2 together, which was disappointing. Was so looking forward to that too. ;(
        Jul 28, 2018
    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Revisiting empire strikes back feels good.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        tbh that line felt a little rushed when rewatching. But vader was ruthless...something i will never feel wtih kylo ren's tantrums.
        Jul 14, 2018
        Wilson likes this.
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        The Emporer mwas a much more effective with lord than Snoke. Kylo Ten has own internal battles and confidence he is dealing with. Not fully developed.
        Jul 14, 2018
      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        the emperor hate speech is masterful. I mean he is such a taunter lol.
        Jul 14, 2018
    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Gsw is so stacked :(
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Jul 3, 2018
        Wilson and Jinxy245 like this.
      3. Erikdayo
        Erikdayo
        Well. They did almost lose in the Western Conference Finals so I'd say there's a decent chance they're still not 'invincible' by any means. But will any Eastern Conference team be strong enough to challenge them in the Finals? Maybe not.
        Jul 3, 2018
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        @atomicbob , German Stampede Wrestling! Thank you for the laugh!
        Jul 3, 2018
    15. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Damn....studio monitors sounding back to normal. Was worried about their sound after being off for 2 weeks.
    16. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      ALL might! Been a while since I've felt such feels in an anime. Watch boku no hero academia season 3 episode 11. United States of SMASH!
      1. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        The hype train for BNHA is frickin unstoppable. Has to be one of my fave shonen series in recent memory
        Jun 20, 2018
        direstraitsfan98 and 9suns like this.
      2. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        Is dragon maid any good?
        Jun 20, 2018
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @direstraitsfan98 if you're into 3gatsu no Lion but want more tropes and moe then I'd say so.
        Jun 20, 2018
    17. debuna
      debuna
      hy do you still have the md plus? wana sell?
    18. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      All these references to Norse mythology in God of War 4 has me thinking of Schiit at all times Lol.
      1. slankoe, A1Gear, Lenroot77 and 6 others like this.
    19. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Megalo Box looking good!
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Great to hear! Have it queued up for next week when school calms down a bit. Looks like a nice mix of Hajime no Ippo and Texhnolyze in the trailer, is that accurate? :))
        Apr 5, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        pretty much, but it also has some elements of cowboy bebop and samurai champloo in it...one of elements being musical style.
        Apr 6, 2018
      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That's basically a "must-see" for me then. Agh, this term can't end soon enough. Thanks for reminding me this was a thing! :))
        Apr 6, 2018
    20. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Can anyone suggest good iem amp recommendations? more on the neutral/clean side would work.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I'm actually not having any problems in terms of detail retreival or upper treble performance. I guess the iem is slightly laid back here, but nothing is missing. The soekris amp isn't bad, but its very dry like I'm in a dead treated room for studio work instead of a hall. I felt this way with the Focal Clears as well when compared to the Go2a and wm1a. Go2a is on loan and the Zx300a is still on the way.
        Feb 28, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        From your recs, I think the Glacier would be the best fit! Will go try to find some used ones. If not, I think I might settle for an vorzuge pure or alo Rx. Thanks for the recommendations!
        Feb 28, 2018
      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I liked the Grace m9xx with my EE Spartan. Not really portable, but strap a small Anker to it and you've got a pretty nice ultra transportable rig.
        Mar 1, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
    Gear List:
    Portable-Sony ZX2 - CA Andromeda

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