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santoshmanivannan

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I have tried a few headphones over the past 3 months. Some I bought, some I loaned, but I'm only keeping my HD800 and HD6XX. Dec 6, 2022

    1. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      I have tried a few headphones over the past 3 months. Some I bought, some I loaned, but I'm only keeping my HD800 and HD6XX.
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    2. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      If anyone told me the Ara was a single driver IEM, I would believe them.
      1. Claritas
        Claritas
        Compliment or insult?
        Aug 26, 2022
      2. santoshmanivannan
        santoshmanivannan
        I meant it as a compliment.. It has so much detail but everything is sounds the same, like a point source than a multi driver (sorry I'm not very good with audio terms still).
        Aug 26, 2022
    3. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      WOW tha campfire ara sound amazing! It just shows how subjective the hobby is when some "GREAT" yootoober reviewers absolutely hated it.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...

        I tend not to watch anything about audio, because youtube/the-internet is fundamentally incompatible with demonstrating audio. Of course, if it's screwdriver stuff, or how to get these pesky ear pads off and back on again, that's different.

        Thing is, people used to blog. Now they want an audience and advertising revenue.
        Aug 21, 2022
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Rd is right, social media is about having polarizing content. Doesn’t matter if you are right or wrong. Just as long as the comment section blows up and people hate watch or criticize your opinions.

        I’m guilty but hey it seems true to me. In the end we hear different and sometimes people we disagree with are just as valuable as those we agree with.
        Aug 21, 2022
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Gazny, fair enough!

        But my life is so full of internet, I don't have time for the stuff I don't actually like! Excepting news content, of course: much of which, given the state of the world, is unpleasant.
        Aug 22, 2022
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    4. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      Calyx 24/192 -> Aune X7s 2021 (Class A) -> HD800 stock = Happiness (for now).
    5. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      I tried the Weiss with a micro iDSD as headamp and realized the weiss headamp is garbage. Need to get a good headphone amp now..
      1. santoshmanivannan
        santoshmanivannan
        It's amusing that I absolutely loved the headlamp before getting the unit LMAO..
        Nov 27, 2021
    6. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      I had the chance to try a Weiss Dac 202 today and I've fallen in love with it. I'll leave a brief impression in a comment to this.
      1. santoshmanivannan
        santoshmanivannan
        Super smooth, no harshness, not too engaging but extremely detailed at the same time. I can definitely tell that the DAC is rolled off in the highs (my HD800 is stock and it wasn't sibilant). But I could listen to this kit for an entire day and then a few more days. The owner is selling it for a good price so even though I might have to satisfy my hunger with ice soup for a month.. I think I'm getting this unit.
        Oct 31, 2021
    7. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      I've started to like the HD800 in it's stock form for most of my pleasure listening.
      1. santoshmanivannan
        santoshmanivannan
        I even got the SDR mods for them and a premium license of sonarworks but I think I'm going to keep it stock.

        I use my 6XX for music that doesn't work with the 800. I think I'm happy with this combo and going to stick with it.
        Sep 27, 2021
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    8. santoshmanivannan
      santoshmanivannan
      My ears are broken in their own unique way so please take what I say with a pinch of salt.
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        So say we all.
        Jul 27, 2021
        loadexfa, Jinxy245, obsiCO and 4 others like this.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    India
    Gear List:
    Source: BMC Pure Dac (DAC + Amp)

    Amps: Audiosource One (1990), Sepparo P88i (2010)

    Headphones: Sennheiser HD800 (Stock), Sennheiser HD6XX, 1More H1707 (Modded), Airpods Pro 2, Audeze iSine10.

    Current Projects: Sapphire HPA, DIY 4xTDA1541 DAC (Tube Output Stage).

    Dream Gear / Too poor to buy: Crane Song Solaris, Audio-GD Master 9.

    Sold recently: Aune X7s, Calyx 24/192, Dangerous Music Source, Weiss Dac 202, MHDT Havana Balanced, Ikko OH10 (fuck hype trains).