RobS
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RobS

The Friend formerly known as treboR, Male, from Appalachia

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Never should have downgraded smh. Glad to have the C2 back. Jan 17, 2020

    1. RobS
      RobS
      Never should have downgraded smh. Glad to have the C2 back.
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        Yep might be someone you know too, getting delivered in India
        Jan 17, 2020
      4. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        OMG, you sold it to Paramesh, my good buddy. He listened to my C2 and wanted it at all costs. What a small world!
        Jan 17, 2020
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      5. RobS
        RobS
        LOL! Awesome, hope he enjoys it. I'm glad I sold it to him.
        Jan 17, 2020
    2. RobS
      RobS
      Tfw you'd rather listen to headphones than speakers. Need new speakers now...
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        Jan 12, 2020
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Pretty sure the 130~180 Hz hole is a conspiracy between the ceiling and one side wall, but will do some more work before asking in the relevant threads. Anyway, sorry for the hijack :)
        Jan 12, 2020
      5. YMO
        YMO
        If you are in an apartment with a GF who don't like loud music playing in an apartment, then IEMs all day/night.
        Jan 12, 2020
    3. RobS
    4. RobS
      RobS
      Fat of the Land is fucking madness thru HD650/Val2/GM. Inject this straight into my veins.
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        @Collusion Lol. I camled down by spinning Nick Drake and then falling asleep.
        Dec 30, 2019
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      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        One of my favorite albums of all time. I use most of their songs from this album to workout to. Who needs pre-work out powder when you have Firestarter playing before you get to the gym.
        Dec 30, 2019
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      5. RobS
        RobS
        Dude no shit. I listen to Music for a Jilted Generation as well when working out.
        Dec 31, 2019
    5. RobS
      RobS
      Merry Xmas ya filthy animals!!!
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    6. RobS
      RobS
      WE396A tubes in the Mjo 2. I'm erect.
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        I would add it isn't as razor sharp with transient lines. There is a tiny bit of smear. Not a dealbreaker to me. This is with Convert-2, HD650. It doesn't synergize that well with the Convert-2 compared to the Gungnir. Those snare snaps and guitar crunch aren't as robust and hard-hitting. Might change as I get these tubes warmed-up/burned in.
        Dec 16, 2019
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      4. famish99
        famish99
        Reading what you said in the mj2 thread does help explain why I never thought of the Convert-2 was as brutal as everyone said it was. I only ran it with the 396 in my Af and didn't bother trying the DAC on any of my lesser amps (like my mj2 with Siemens 6922), nor do I have any other 2c51, tube.
        Dec 17, 2019
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      5. RobS
        RobS
        @famish99 yup I now get your convert-2 opinions exactly hahaha
        Dec 17, 2019
    7. RobS
      RobS
      Is the SPDIF coaxial connector loose on the Gungnir for anyone else? It works, but it kinda feels funky connecting the cable.
      1. Roman
        Roman
        Yeah, it was kind of loose on my Gungnir. It is not attached to the chassis, only soldered on the motherboard, that's why. BNC is much more rigid.
        Dec 14, 2019
      2. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        It is on my Bifrost Multibit. No performance issues, but very noticeable, since I swap SPDIF sources frequently.
        Dec 15, 2019
    8. RobS
      RobS
      Man forgot what speakers sound like
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        @famish99 nailed it. became so hard to justify headphone gear when they got used a couple times a month at most. Sold headphone gear I liked and can’t say I miss them. If I had fuck you money I’d maximize both but as i don’t I satisfice with headphones, back to hd6x0 and keep the amps cheap.
        Dec 13, 2019
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        My headphone setup is 99% movie/series duty. Just bores me for music and feels like a waste of time.
        Dec 14, 2019
      4. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        I'm essentially "headstage blind" with headphones, and when I use the floorstanders most of the spatiality within recordings comes rushing back. Still, I can't get the immediacy out of my 2-channel that headphones give. Appreciating both worlds, if you can, rules.
        Dec 16, 2019
    9. RobS
      RobS
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Proof that psilocybin and eggnog are a bad mix.
        Dec 10, 2019
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    10. RobS
      RobS
      Lol I'm still buying 2015 Golden Schlong Award gear. Need 5 more years to catch up to the 2019 stuff.
      1. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        This status without context is very normal.
        Dec 1, 2019
    11. RobS
      RobS
      Heresy doesn't measure as cleanly as JDS Atom. I have no choice but to give it a failing grade. NOT recommended.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        That's right. Take that chainsaw to it.
        Nov 29, 2019
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I like Schiit’s big FU to the measurement fascists! The more interesting question is which sounds better?
        Nov 29, 2019
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        It obviously doesn't matter what sounds better because we're all placebo-laden bias machines susceptible to infinite amounts of corporate marketing by snake oil salesmen hellbent on world domination through cornering the $100 HP amp market.
        Nov 30, 2019
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    12. RobS
      RobS
      Upsampling to 192khz with Convert-2 = more open, clarity and lack of compression. Dafuq? How is that possible?
      1. RobS
        RobS
        I thought my mind was playing tricks on me last night. Streamed Tidal again with same tracks, same experience. Makes zero sense. Messing with a resampler in foobar2k also an improvement here. Hmm weird.
        Nov 23, 2019
      2. RobS
        RobS
        Maybe something to do with dithering?
        Nov 23, 2019
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    13. RobS
      RobS
      Just turned on Gungnir Multibit, using "gimped" SE to Val2-HD650. Holy shit, and this gets better after a week warm-up?? Gat damn
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        From my understanding it sounds better from balanced because the Gungnir (and Yggdrasil) is hardware balanced. It supposedly causes more veil, diminished clarity, and a bit unfocused when using SE because it has to sum the balanced signals. That's why people say it's "gimped". I probably don't have the headphones/amp to notice this.
        Nov 21, 2019
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Hey you're not alone here thinking SE sounds great even if it is "gimped". I use it almost solely with the asgard 3 fed SE and it sounds lovely; I prefer it to the THX 789 fed balanced. Gungnir’s SE is pretty damn good sounding.

        Thanks for taking the time to help me out/reply @treboR, I really appreciate it. Enjoy your gungnir man! It's hard to believe, but it really does get better with warm-up :)
        Nov 21, 2019
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      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Mine is always sending signal via balanced direct to balanced headamp, and at least 1se to preamp for speakers, even if one or the other is not in use. Apparently different use case.
        Nov 21, 2019
    14. RobS
      RobS
      Reading the old Battle of Flagships thread. A $21,995 DAC used with get this: a $9,950 "Femtosecond Galaxy Clock". LOL @ the clock name.
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      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        The price tag is so astronomical that it bends space-time. It all makes sense - you need an expensive clock to fight off time dilation.
        Nov 20, 2019
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      3. RobS
        RobS
        Nov 21, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Whoa Double-blind test time!
        Nov 21, 2019
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    15. RobS
      RobS
      Stock HD800 is a total disaster for music. But for gaming it's incredible.
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      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I really tried to like them even with the the mods but found it just too diffused and didn’t like the timbre of it. But damn if I couldn’t follow people behind a wall and pinpoint if they where either below or above me.
        Nov 17, 2019
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        SDR mod required, EQ suggested, though as @Phantaminum points out, they're gonna be diffuse compared to others almost regardless. but its all about what compromises you're willing to make in the search of your favorite headphones and what youre willing to pay
        Nov 17, 2019
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      4. RobS
        RobS
        Any benefits modding the HD800 for gaming?
        Nov 17, 2019
    16. RobS
      RobS
      Bifrost 4490 a beefier Modi 3 or a downgrade?
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Beefier yes, downgrade arguably yes. If you want 4490 d/s dac, just take modi 3. It's quite better than most 4490 sub 1k dacs in the market -- in terms of both bass and highs.
        Nov 14, 2019
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      2. RobS
        RobS
        Thanks @Vtory . Schiit has some Bifrosts on closeout, hence my asking.
        Nov 14, 2019
      3. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Beefroast 4490 sounds funny. Not worth it without trying it first.
        Nov 14, 2019
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    17. RobS
      RobS
      First thing I'm doing after winning the lottery is buying Reddit and then shutting it down permanently
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      2. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        It's like a window into the dark underbelly of society, so much outrage and stupidity. I stopped browsing a couple months back, and have been happier for it.

        (Yes, I know there are much worse places, Reddit was the lowest I'd been willing to go)
        Nov 11, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Better that the dark underbelly be sitting at home in front of Reddit, rather than roaming the streets. Or even the rest of the internet.

        Google occasional leads me to some information on Reddit. Apart from that, I have no experience of it at all.
        Nov 12, 2019
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I have limited experience with Reddit. But the few times I visited it reminded me of going to a Walmart on a Sunday afternoon after EBT payments hit. And every motorized shopping cart taken by 500lb women in their 30s. It makes me sad for the condition of society.
        Nov 12, 2019
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    18. RobS
      RobS
      Need moar Korean fried chicken, pears, beef jerky and whiskey impressions.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Well, I wasn't always teetotal... And would have said that adding anything to fine whiskey or brandy might be called sacrilege! Save dilution for the rougher stuff.

        Off topic... One for the linguistic reserach... "Love me some xyz." Heard this a few times recently. Is it a regional, or national US usage? And is it fairly new or did I just not notice?
        Nov 11, 2019
      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Usually I wouldn't put anything in whiskey but the True Blue is so strong that the drop of water (dip your finger in water and let one drop fall into the glass) opens it up.

        I think it could be a Southern thing. Along the same line as "Ya'll".
        Nov 11, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Chears! and chears... yes, I think it might be Southerners among youtubers where I heard this first.
        Nov 11, 2019
    19. RobS
      RobS
      TFW you have more earwax than Shrek causing tinnitus
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Sometimes when I clean out my ears I feel tangibly lighter after.
        Nov 9, 2019
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    20. RobS
      RobS
      PortaPros almost make me want to get rid of all my headphone gear
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        PortaPros were my first headphones in the 80s, but I have to say that I get a *lot* of fun out of these newer models.
        Nov 4, 2019
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        When you get fed up with all the $$ and nervosa of headphone and amp combos, Portapros (or KSC-75s) and a Fulla are the cure.
        Nov 4, 2019
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      5. RobS
        RobS
        @crazychile LOL Portas are therapy short of checking oneself into a mental hospital
        Nov 4, 2019
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    Focusrite RedNet D16
    Dangerous Music Convert-2
    Goldpoint SA1X
    Schiit Valhalla 2
    Sennheiser HD600/650/800
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