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Soups

Sadomasochistic cat, Male, from WA

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RIP, Bob Newhart - https://youtu.be/jvujypVVBAY Jul 18, 2024

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    1. Soups
    2. Soups
      Soups
      Know any good articles explaining the current state of the global IEM market/demand (and why there's such a glut of brands/supply)?
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Only have my limited perspective to go off, but I imagine the plethora of manufacturers is at least in part borne of folks ripping designs off and not wanting to be too obvious about it. IEMs are also effectively jewellery for a lotta folk, ergo the multi-kilobuck stuff. Think Vertu smartphones and how idiotic that whole business model is.
        Apr 26, 2024
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      4. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I know in India, it’s either IEM or speakers. TOTL headphones have little to no market there. There is great interest and demand for IEM.
        Apr 26, 2024
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      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        Humidity is one of my guesses.
        Apr 26, 2024
    3. Soups
      Soups
      Last time I buy anything from HeadAmp.com. So many better options that actually respect their customers...
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      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I bought a Aeon 2 directly from Headamp since I really liked the Aeon. Their return policy was 60 days which was great. I listened to the headphones for a few days and decided it wasn't for me. I sent an email telling them I wanted to start a RMA and they asked "Why!? What's wrong with them?". I told them I didn't like it. Then follow up email made me feel like I was being interrogated for a crime.
        Apr 22, 2024
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Maybe you were supposed to select 2 day even though there was a cost associated, which would have been zeroed at the end of checkout….but then, maybe you were supposed to read minds ;)
        Apr 22, 2024
      4. Soups
        Soups
        @crenca - Mind-reading would come in handy, ha. I definitely wondered if I missed something, so I double-checked before reaching out. Turns out, they offer not just 1 or 2 but *7* different 1 or 2 day shipping options for that item - none free, and ranging from $17 to $96. Honestly, a simple explanation or apology would have gone a long way, but from what I can tell, that's not how they handle business.
        Apr 22, 2024
    4. Soups
      Soups
      Way impressed with World's Best Cables Ultimate Speaker Cables. 7 awg version...
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Hey, if it works for you, there's nothing more to add! I've wrangled with 10AWG snakes and they were a bitch to terminate. Ended up soldering them into speak-ons.
        Apr 11, 2024
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Interesting. My speakers (Magnepan 1.6QR) have the option to biwire or go stereo+jumper and I've always done the latter. Just never got around to trying the biwire option. My Mogami cables are from Take Five Audio in Canada (3103 cable) and use the same z-plug banana connector as the WBC do it looks like.
        Apr 11, 2024
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      5. Soups
        Soups
        Yes, I was actually hoping the cleaner bi-wire option would work just as well or better, but it seems the low freq binding posts just benefit from whatever extra juice they're able to draw from that thiccc stereo cable, with no noticeable decline in hi-freq quality via jumper cable (also WBC Ultimate).
        Apr 11, 2024
    5. Soups
      Soups
      Feel like this article helps makes sense of what's been my typical experience.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m confused, they say political activism is invading “everything”, like football. Is this the same football that has massive odes to the American military at every game? How is that apolitical?
        Apr 10, 2024
      4. Soups
        Soups
        I guess if you think a military wouldn't exist apart from partisan politics. My hunch is, any nation that wants to continue existing would have some sort of military.
        Apr 11, 2024
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        The army would exist even without partisan politics, but choosing to loudly and gratuitously venerate the military every game is not an apolitical choice.
        Apr 11, 2024
    6. Soups
      Soups
      Some LPs really capture how much my musical tastes have changed over time... For example, Tears for Fears, 'Songs from the Big Chair'...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        At least you stop listen to depressing stuff from Songs from the Big Chair.
        Mar 25, 2024
      3. Josh83
      4. Soups
        Soups
        @Josh83 - looks fascinating, thanks for sharing (and writing)!
        Mar 27, 2024
    7. Soups
      Soups
      ETA Ada - so spacious, lush, balanced, clear, dynamic, intimate, easy all day listen. CHOO-Freakin-CHOO, all aboard the Ada hype train!!!
      1. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        Still an on ear vs over ear tho? My delicate prissy ears prefer things not touch them.
        Mar 23, 2024
      2. Soups
        Soups
        Ha, I also prefer over ear - but no pain, no gain! And Ada is actually very comfy for an on-ear. And I'd take it over wearing any of my IEMs... which I place in the 'necessary evil' audio category.
        Mar 24, 2024
      3. Soups
        Soups
        My 6 yr old son saw me listening to the funky looking Ada and asked to listen. Put a track on for him and he immediately gets a big smile on his face and says "I...feel...good." About sums it up. 8)
        Mar 25, 2024
    8. Soups
      Soups
      Campfire IEM users - any non-foam ear tip recs? Recently got the Cascaras, and stock tips are meh.
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      2. theveterans
        theveterans
        I've been using the Pentaconn Corier Brass tips to make my Bonneville's bass tight and punchy rather than rounded and thick. It should also give the same effect to the Casara
        Mar 7, 2024
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        One more vote for Spiral Dots from me.
        Mar 8, 2024
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I use sprial dot on my Lyra and Vega.
        Mar 10, 2024
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    9. Soups
      Soups
      Received Mjolnir 3 and iBasso DC Elite in the same week. A glut of gud sound.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I had never heard of ROHM until the DC Elite. I'd say, for the use case of a sub $500 dongle, iBasso's implementation is excellent. Continue to be impressed with its stage, layering, dynamics, resolution, tonality. So much so that while it has no true line out, I have a 4.4mm to Dual XLR adapter coming to see how this thing sounds through my other amps.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        I'm not optimistic about companies like SMSL using ROHM. Because like with most DACs, implementation is almost everything.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I caved and should have a DC Elite here later this week. If it sucks, it goes back to Jeff Bezos.
        Feb 20, 2024
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    10. Soups
      Soups
      Anyone order a Mjolnir 3 in late November and seen it ship? Curious if I'm part of some big backlog or some recent production snag...
      1. SSL
        SSL
        Email their orders support. I've had them just forget to ship items before. Also had an item get lost in shipping.
        Dec 14, 2023
      2. Soups
        Soups
        Yup, did that after the first week went by. Got the 'sorry, it'll ship in a week, you're not forgotten' reply. Another week goes by, still haven't gotten any updates. Trying to give the benefit of the doubt, but curious/impatient nonetheless. :)
        Dec 14, 2023
    11. Soups
      Soups
      By chance any Prism Sound owners using any of their gear with Schiit URD? Can't get the USB working between them.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Yes, that sounds about right. Schiit basically gave me the "Dunno, probably Prism's issue..." response, and I'm expecting Prism to volley me back to Schiit. As for drivers, I'm trying to feed directly from Urd's USB out to Callia... would a driver install address that? Otherwise, I know I'm running Callia's latest firmware.
        Dec 1, 2023
      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        At this point it wouldn't hurt to try the drivers. Leave the Urd plugged in but disconnect Callia. Install driver. Plug in Callia to Urd when prompted and it should finish the rest of the install. Knock on wood and hope that works?
        Dec 1, 2023
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        Thanks @Armaegis, I'll be sure to give that a try!
        Dec 1, 2023
    12. Soups
      Soups
      Now in line to find out whether one can/should power a Raal CA-1a w/ Mjolnir 3. Hoping for some first watt class A magic...
      1. JK47
        JK47
        How was it? I'm seriously curious about the CA-1a. It's bigger bro didn't fit me very well
        Dec 1, 2023
      2. Soups
        Soups
        My MJ3 hasn't shipped yet, but hope to share impressions soon, comparing with the Tyrs. Despite the fit, did you otherwise like the SR-1a? The CA-1a comes close in resolution/speed, but with moar bass. I still use EQ to tame the treble and boost the upper-mids.
        Dec 1, 2023
    13. Soups
      Soups
      See that Urd is backorderd to Oct! Don't always feel great about 4-figure impulse buys, but no regrets about this one.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Urd + Yggdrasil A2 Unison + Tyrs = Droolingly good. Need to write up some impressions.... but can't stop spinning CDs.
        Aug 14, 2023
    14. Soups
      Soups
      Any recs for a modest gaming laptop under $1K that's also good for work?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        One way to go is an eGPU through a Thunderbolt port.
        Apr 21, 2023
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      3. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        Apr 21, 2023
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        Thanks all for the feedback and helpful leads.
        Apr 21, 2023
    15. Soups
      Soups
      Tyrs driving HE6se is pretty pretty pretty good.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Bought the HE6se over a year ago. Sounded lean on all my amps back then (Jot 2, SW51) so I returned them. Glad I repurchased because via Tyrs, they sound very well controlled - w/ impressive slam and resolve (albeit slightly bright).
        Jun 5, 2022
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    16. Soups
      Soups
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        As long as we don't start growing hair out of our eyeballs and all
        May 3, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Would love this. Not because of some audiophile need recover high frequency hearing but rather for tinnitus relief
        May 4, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Google shows a lot of research into this problem. From drug-based to genetic engineering. It's too much for my non-medical mind to process. But I think I am far too old to be a beneficiary of any successes.

        (Talking about the hearing loss, not the arse hair ;) )
        May 4, 2022
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    17. Soups
      Soups
      Danny at Raal is a great guy. Another reason I'm happy to be an SR1a owner.
      1. Soups
        Soups
        Just called with a sales question but turned into a fun hobby chat. So easy to root for Raal's success with people like Danny behind it.
        Apr 21, 2022
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        I second this, I had a chat with him years ago when I had some questions about the SR1A. Great guy indeed.
        Apr 21, 2022
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    18. Soups
      Soups
      A few hours into my new Tyrs. Both elated and pissed.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        oh... a better-late-than-never sort of pissed! That's a good sort. :)
        Apr 18, 2022
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Peelated
        Apr 18, 2022
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      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Wish I didn't live in a apartment that doesn't appreciate loud noises!
        Apr 18, 2022
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    19. Soups
      Soups
      Piggy bank broken, Tyrs ordered. Piggy might be broken for a long time, but also hoping to be done upgrading for awhile.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Wife wishes I could just sit content, but I'm really curious about eeking out whatever potential remains in the Moabs, which I don't plan on moving on from anytime soon. Will definitely post comparison impressions.
        Apr 13, 2022
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Very excited to hear what you think, especially if you feel they are more dynamic and have better low end. Those were the two aspects lacking with Aegir with my nearfield LS3/5a setup, despite them having the most seductive vocals of anything I have tried. Would be wild for me to pump dual Tyr power into these little monitors, but I have to admit I would be curious to try it.
        Apr 13, 2022
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      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Yeah, it's not hard to beat Aegir's dynamics and low-end grip.
        Apr 19, 2022
    20. Soups
      Soups
      Any trusted ears here get a preview of the IE600?
      1. jafnvaegi
        jafnvaegi
        I guess the embargo lifted as there are some reviews/impressions starting to show up now on YT...and it looks promising. I can't wait to see what SBAF members think :)
        Mar 2, 2022
      2. YMO
        YMO
        After trying out their other Senn IEM...I dunno if I can't take further abuse. Please not make it sound like a disco hall.
        Mar 2, 2022
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I've never heard Senn IEMs, but more data points wanted. Still hoping they've learned from their mistakes, and that there's *some* truth trailing from the early Hype Train™.
        Mar 3, 2022
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