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Afraid someone will shit on his opinions, Male, 31, from NJ

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What are people listening to? All this talk on Utopia thread of zoning in. Music is so boring these days, can't cure it with gear Aug 13, 2020 at 9:56 PM

    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      What are people listening to? All this talk on Utopia thread of zoning in. Music is so boring these days, can't cure it with gear
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        Aug 13, 2020 at 11:10 PM
      3. PTS
        PTS
        Bands inspired by 60s psychedelia, a lot of them from Australia / NZ. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Connan Moccasin, Pond, Tame Impala, MGMT's newer stuff.
        Aug 14, 2020 at 12:29 AM
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Im the complete opposite, I feel like ive been drowning in awesome releases this year so far. But yeah, a clue on your tastes would probably be good. The new Lady Gaga is killer though
        Aug 14, 2020 at 7:15 AM
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    2. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Anyone still have an WM1A that can try the firmware update to make it a 1Z+? Always thought the sound was tuned via fw. Curious on changes.
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      2. likearake
        likearake
        I tried it when they first became available but couldn't be sure of any difference. Given it's not really possible to A/B simultaneously I am pretty sceptical of most impressions.
        Jul 26, 2020
      3. likearake
        likearake
        The people working on the firmwares are also people who swear by upgrading the internal cabling in the device. I'm not quite at that level of audio perception... So YMMV.
        Jul 26, 2020
      4. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        Its entirely possible to alter sound via fw
        During sony Ericsson days we had a tool "Far Manager". Used that to flash different set of audio drivers to 2 units of K750i and a W800i. Sony warm organic dsp was built in some of those drivers. The two K750i with diff FW we flashed had varying loudness and sound signature
        Jul 26, 2020
    3. Cellist88
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      3. TheIceman93
        TheIceman93
        The false rumor came largely from a spat between the Germans and the Italians. At the time, Italian opera conductors were refusing to do German operas in German, which greatly offended them.
        Jun 25, 2020
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        while I'm aware of all this....I'm just enamored with the film. The direction, the acting, how the music is coordinated. How it can even make uneducated people feel the beauty of mozart's music.
        Jun 25, 2020
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      5. TheIceman93
        TheIceman93
        I agree it is superbly acted and directed. The cinematography is exceptional as well. It's just unfortunate that a good man's name was dragged through the mud for the sake of entertainment. I think they should have made a fictional villain.
        Jun 25, 2020
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    5. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      the cheapest good balanced amp for the focal clears is a THX amp? Or would SW51+ be the way to go. Yggdrasil SE output problems ><.
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      2. lagadu
        lagadu
        If you're worried about the Yggdrasil SE outs, might be worth your time grabbing a Freya S: that way you'll have balanced/SE conversion problem solved forever, for any amp.
        Apr 2, 2020
      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I like the Elears and Elex out of the THX, with Modi Multibit, for what is worth.
        Apr 2, 2020
      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Out of Gungnir Multibit a2, THX + Clears were too bright/not synergistic, and I greatly preferred the Asgard 3 + Clear combo (which had better layering, fuller soundstage). Considering Gungnir Multibit a2 and Yggdrasil a1 seem to have similar tonality, would not recommend THX + clears.
        Apr 6, 2020
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    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Soekris dac1541 sounds good. Missed it.
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Funny thing is the IER-M9 was what I was hoping the PP8 would sound like
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Wish it was available locally :(
        Feb 19, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Curious to hear impressions, at your convenience! Sony stuff is awesome even if I don't necessarily agree with voicing on new flagships.
        Feb 19, 2020
      5. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        @Lyander tuning is supposedly quite different from your usual Sony fare... Been thinking i just might take a chance on the M7 and import it.
        Feb 19, 2020
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    8. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      ifi idsd pro isn't even close to the Yggdrasil......
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        i'll be sure to be thorough and describe it as best as possible soon. just had it for less than an hour, but i do know my feelings on it. I'm opposite of gbeast's impressions that ifi idsd pro should be considered with a Yggdrasil based purely on sound.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Different ears, preferences, etc. Always happy to hear what other people think of shit I've been able to get ears on, so I can sorta calibrate. Happy (?) listening!
        Aug 30, 2019
      5. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Britfi is gonna britfi
        Aug 30, 2019
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    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Good to be back in Cali... Can't believe it's cooler here than jersey
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Which one smells worst to you?
        Aug 2, 2019
      2. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        Been in LA for a week and its very much cooler despite more sunlight thanks to abundant wind versus NYC's concrete oven slow roast
        Aug 2, 2019
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Being in an urban jungle doesn't help NYC at all.
        Aug 3, 2019
    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      1. hikergrl, Deep Funk, bixby and 5 others like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I am offended on behalf of your laptop.

        Definitely excellent music though.
        Jul 31, 2019
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Pack a Fulla 2 or the like for times when all you've got is a laptop?

        Really like the music.
        Jul 31, 2019
    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Cyberpunk 2077. Well played cd projekt red.
      1. SoupRKnowva and Lyander like this.
      2. gepardcv
        gepardcv
        I'm not paying much attention to the latest leaks and rumors. What did I miss?
        Jun 9, 2019
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Release date and Keanu reeves
        Jun 9, 2019
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        This not coming till 2020 makes me said, but I know its gonna be amazing. DOOM IS COMING THIS YEAR THOUGH YES!!!!
        Jun 10, 2019
    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Can Anyone help me with how to set up a Allo USBridge so I can use it to play files off a local harddrive?
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Maybe try another player?
        May 23, 2019
      3. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        Have you tried rebooting the system? I haven’t used dietpi in particular, but with other Pi OS’s, a simple reboot fixed things for me a lot of the time.
        May 24, 2019
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I tried with O!mpd and couldn’t get it to work. I then tried JRMC and Roon and both work great, but Roon sounds the best.
        May 24, 2019
    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      If the music is good, sounds good on any gear Lol.
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      2. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        What does that say about Death Magnetic, I wonder...
        May 18, 2019
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Lol no, if the music is good it will be astonishing on good gear and mediocre on lower gear.
        May 19, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If the music is good it will be /enjoyable/ on any gear. "Good," is definitely relative.
        May 19, 2019
    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      In cali
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        me 2
        Feb 18, 2019
      3. netforce
        netforce
        same
        Feb 18, 2019
      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I'm not :(
        Feb 18, 2019
    15. Cellist88
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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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    16. 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
    17. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      first few shots from dunkirk ....Yggdrasil sounding mean.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        ... Convert-2 sounding meaner.
        Oct 29, 2018
      3. Wilson
        Oct 30, 2018
    18. 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
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      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
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    19. 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
    20. 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
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 31)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
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    Portable-Sony ZX2 - CA Andromeda

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