TomHP
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TomHP

Almost "Made", Male, 36, from Taiwan

Is there any consensus as to what pulls a headstage outside of your head (ie. in front of your face) in a source? I'm feeding M9xx and SR15 Apr 21, 2019

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    1. TomHP
      TomHP
      Is there any consensus as to what pulls a headstage outside of your head (ie. in front of your face) in a source? I'm feeding M9xx and SR15
      1. TomHP
        TomHP
        both through same amp (Pure II+) and the SR15 has noticeably more out of head head/sound stage.
        Apr 21, 2019
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        HD800 tries hard, but, in the end it is your brain that accomplishes the miracle. Your part in the process is to forget that you are wearing headphones.
        Apr 22, 2019
    2. TomHP
      TomHP
      Fixed my wife's decade old iPod video with a battery and SD card swap. Running it through Vorzuge Amp... Yummie! WM8740 + ample power = good
    3. TomHP
      TomHP
      Any Bubble UPNP experts? I'm loving the possibilities controlling/streaming to my AK SR15, but response time is so much slower 1/2
      1. TomHP
        TomHP
        than AK's own AK connect. Whenever I press play on a playlist/album/song, it seems to take between 5 and 10 seconds to initiate the playback, no matter what the source (Tidal/stored on AK/stored on phone).
        Mar 10, 2019
    4. TomHP
      TomHP
      This Astell & Kern SR15 is a wonderful pairing with the PP8. Not sure if it's just the higher OI, but the upper mids are more relaxed...
      1. TomHP
        TomHP
        ... and spatially I've not heard it sound better. Wide, deep and precise soundstage. Very happy with my purchase
        Feb 18, 2019
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I've also enjoyed it quite a bit with my trusty PM-3 and Fiio FH5.
        Feb 18, 2019
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    5. TomHP
      TomHP
      AK SR15 in the house. Was immediately sold in the shop compared to my KAI AK70. Tidal works great, Spotify works great, offline playlists...
    6. TomHP
      TomHP
      (drunk) thought of this evening: SE846 with the right filter mod and low output impedance source still better than 90% of the summit-fi IEM
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    7. TomHP
      TomHP
      Thought of the evening: you can only appreciate how good your gear sounds with low background noise. Expensive portable gear = nonsense?
      1. MrTeaRex and sorrodje like this.
      2. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        Not if you're frequently traveling between countries and can't take 20 kilos of gear with you, or if you live in noisy neighborhoods and need the isolation.
        Feb 14, 2019
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Portable often means listening in a hotel room instead of home. It doesn't have to mean a subway or bus
        Feb 14, 2019
      4. imackler
        imackler
        Try having an office across from a train station! Even desktop gear can't drown out the background noise.
        Feb 14, 2019
    8. TomHP
      TomHP
      Nas - One Love = hip hop. Where's this kind of stuff nowadays?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Bandcamp.
        Feb 14, 2019
    9. TomHP
      TomHP
      Any impressions of the AK SR15? The size, design and new apk support have peaked my interest.
      1. netforce
        netforce
        Works well and sounds good, slanted screen is little weird at first but wasn't hard to get used to it. UI on the Astell and Kerns is nice.
        Feb 11, 2019
    10. TomHP
      TomHP
      Had a fantastic time with my PP8 and modded SE846 through my KAI AK70. Been off the wagon for a while due to my headphones job taking over
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    11. TomHP
      TomHP
      "In my opinion the best sounding headphones in the world regardless of price, the XX, driven well, would certainly rank among them. "
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      2. TomHP
        TomHP
        @Melvillian Abyss. It's from Jude's CanJam vid, but he's not the first or last to use that kind of doublespeak.
        Feb 12, 2018
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        It’s one long infomercial...
        Feb 12, 2018
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      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        - @Melvillian - Amazing how he emphatically loved every little thing he shilled on that hour+ long abomination of a vid.
        Feb 12, 2018
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    12. TomHP
      TomHP
      m900 in the house. no comments yet, other than: dat knob... mmmm
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    13. TomHP
      TomHP
      What reasonable explanation is there for amps to sound different on different gain settings?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Low gain has more feedback than high gain. Also high gain can have higher output impedance.
        Nov 27, 2017
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      2. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        LOL! Yup. I think NwAvGuy tried to fix an inverting current buffer (CMOY no gain), by adding gain. And went for a two stage amplifier cuz he felt the gain fix did not cut the mustard.
        Nov 27, 2017
      3. TomHP
        TomHP
        @Cspirou thanks. What would be your expected influence on the sound? Just trying to see if it matches with my experience
        Nov 27, 2017
    14. TomHP
      TomHP
      @Gruss Gott I see you... kicking up a fuss on HF vs. Chord overlord Rob Watts :D
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      2. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Well played. Link?
        Nov 22, 2017
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Did he get banned yet?
        Nov 22, 2017
      4. Gruss Gott
        Gruss Gott
        Ha, I'm keeping it light, but I'm definitely the hater on the thread I guess ... I like the Mojo enough, but it's overpriced and I'm fairly convinced Rob is 80% full of shit
        Nov 23, 2017
    15. TomHP
      TomHP
      LH Lab Go2 Pro Infinity, is that the one to get? Red metal casing. Would it fair better than Mojo as a compact office setup?
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      2. TomHP
        TomHP
        @jexby mostly with sensitive IEMs and PM3. I'm a little lost with all the versions out there, but I see people commenting positively on SBAF about this line of products. Quite a few for sale on HF so I might pick one up
        Nov 19, 2017
      3. jexby
        jexby
        GO2Pro or GO2A are very good single ended, even better if you have balanced cabling. yes Red Metal is the deal. the gold metal casing is only for Special Editions which contain femto clocks. if your IEMs are uber sensitive like CA Andromeda and you can hear low level hiss, a IEMatch unit into GO2 will cure it.
        Nov 19, 2017
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      4. TomHP
        TomHP
        Thanks for the info. The hiss is a little disappointing...
        Nov 19, 2017
    16. TomHP
      TomHP
      Any experiences with the accurate audio a281 i.e. V281 clone/rip off?
    17. TomHP
      TomHP
      The local FB 2nd hand headphones group is dangerous... ZX2s, WM1As,... All very affordable. Why do you tempt me!
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      2. elguapo
        elguapo
        I'm just jealous that you have a local FB 2nd hand headphones group.
        Nov 14, 2017
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      3. TomHP
        TomHP
        @elguapo yeah... I only discovered it recently. The guy from the local IEM shop showed it to me. I'm just happy I I didn't know of these FB pages in HK... I would have been broke by now.
        Nov 14, 2017
    18. TomHP
      TomHP
      Any recommendations for a small desktop DAC/amp without battery? Fed up with the Mojo charging situation. All my headphones are sensitive.
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      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I liked the M9xx/M900 a lot when I had it, as well. DAC section is better (quality) than the amp, IME.. but it's pretty nice overall. It pairs really really well with highly sensitive IEMs, also (multi-BA, custom IEMs). No noise, digital vol. control that's super granular.
        Nov 7, 2017
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        In Berlin I tried a Pro-Ject DAC/Amp with DSD and Roon compatibility. Pretty nifty unit and so small...
        Nov 7, 2017
      4. TomHP
    19. TomHP
      TomHP
      That moment of awe when you hear something new in a track you've heard dozens of times.
    20. TomHP
      TomHP
      Intersample clipping... Thoughts?
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      2. Azteca
        Azteca
        Definitely exists. Found some impressively high dBTP numbers in my collection when Jriver added r128. Turn down 2dB and you'll have them handled.
        Oct 9, 2017
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        The above advice is mainly for pop, rock, dance. Jazz and classical are much more likely to not exceed 0, or only do so by an inaudible .1 or .2.
        Oct 9, 2017
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I re-did a few files and can hear an improvement, mostly hotter pop and rock recordings. Worth the $10 for the SW
        Oct 9, 2017
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