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Just turned on Gungnir Multibit, using "gimped" SE to Val2-HD650. Holy shit, and this gets better after a week warm-up?? Gat damn Nov 21, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    1. treboR
      treboR
      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. treboR
        treboR
        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 at 10:39 AM
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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 at 10:48 AM
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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 at 10:52 AM
    2. treboR
      treboR
      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 at 11:58 PM
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      3. treboR
        treboR
        Nov 21, 2019 at 9:36 AM
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Whoa Double-blind test time!
        Nov 21, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    3. treboR
      treboR
      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 at 1:10 PM
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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 at 2:34 PM
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      4. treboR
        treboR
        Any benefits modding the HD800 for gaming?
        Nov 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM
    4. treboR
      treboR
      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. treboR
        treboR
        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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    5. treboR
      treboR
      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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    6. treboR
      treboR
      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
    7. treboR
      treboR
      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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    8. treboR
      treboR
      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. treboR
        treboR
        @crazychile LOL Portas are therapy short of checking oneself into a mental hospital
        Nov 4, 2019
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    9. treboR
      treboR
      It's such a shame Sony discontinued the MA900
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    10. treboR
      treboR
      'Look man, I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles'
      1. jexby, Biodegraded, rtaylor76 and 4 others like this.
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        That's just like, your opinion, man.
        Oct 28, 2019
      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        "He fixes the plumbing?"
        Oct 28, 2019
    11. treboR
      treboR
      WTF a "Final Cut" of Apocalypse Now? The theatrical is already the greatest movie ever made ffs!
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        I thought the book was somewhat boring and wordy, but I do think the movie followed very closely to the book, despite taking place in a different time and place.
        Oct 26, 2019
      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        The book is tightly structured. The movie is brilliant in spite of its structure. FFC lamented that the most exciting scene (helicopter attack) comes so early.
        Oct 26, 2019
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      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Good way to see the film is as a clash between Milius' and FFC's vision. Helicopter attack vs. Do Lung bridge.
        Oct 26, 2019
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    12. treboR
      treboR
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      3. treboR
        treboR
        Oct 25, 2019
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      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Dilla at his worst > Kanye at his best
        Oct 25, 2019
    13. treboR
      treboR
      Charie Watts > Keith Moon
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      2. Wilson
        Wilson
        Mo Tucker to rule them all
        Oct 23, 2019
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I wouldn't want Keith to play on Exile on Main Street, just like I would't ask Charlie to play on Who's Next. Each band had the drummer they were supposed to be with.
        Oct 23, 2019
      4. treboR
        treboR
        Moon (and Entwistle) is messy, fiddly and over elaborate. Give me Sly and Robbie any day.
        Oct 23, 2019
    14. treboR
      treboR
      Any place to get cheap CD lots besides eBay?
      1. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        Craigslist
        Oct 22, 2019
      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Local pawnshops
        Oct 22, 2019
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      3. hikergrl
        hikergrl
        Public libraries at their "book sales" - I felt like I was committing a crime at a recent library sale when I was charged $5 for a huge box of CDs (that I had selected). I gave a monetary donation at the same time to salve my karma.
        Oct 25, 2019
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    15. treboR
      treboR
      Really should avoid the camera gear and watch threads...
    16. treboR
      treboR
      I'm a Ferrari at the dollar store that needs a paint job.
    17. treboR
      treboR
      Anyone else prefer the 2017 Sgt. Pepper remix over the original mono?
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Yes. And I prefer 2019 Giles Martin re-mix over the 2017.
        Oct 8, 2019
    18. treboR
      treboR
      Sweetwater is the overly attached girlfriend
      1. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        I hate when they call me up and try to sell me Focals and UAD Apollos. No thank you. Drake meme.
        Sep 28, 2019
    19. treboR
      treboR
      Modi 3 over Bifrost with speakers. Better bass ext and a tad of mid-bass bloat. Only problem with Modi 3 is this desire for a sharpen filter
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      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Bifrost Multibit?
        Sep 6, 2019
    20. treboR
      treboR
      1. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        That was pretty depressing actually since I only listen to rock. The guy did omit Jack Bruce, Jon Lord as awesome rock and rollers who passed on.
        Sep 1, 2019
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      2. hikergrl
        hikergrl
        I can't believe that Debbie Harry is 74 ! I still think of her as an artist who pushes the boundaries.
        Sep 2, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Occupation:
    Unpaid Koss shill
    Gear List:
    HiFiMAN HE-6
    Emotiva T2 loudspeakers
    Dangerous Music Convert-2
    Goldpoint SA1X-47
    Schiit Vidar x2 Monoblocks
    Schiit Modi 3
    Schiit Valhalla 2
    Sennheiser HD650
    JBL LSR-30X
    Koss PortaPro
    Koss KSC75

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    Redneck lifted truck with smokestacks and truck nutz setup: Convert-2 --> Goldpoint SA1X --> Monoblock Vidars --> HE-6
    Classic SBAF shill setup: Gungnir Multibit A1 --> Valhalla 2 --> HD650 (music) / HD800 (gaming)
    The "Why did I spend thousands on headphone gear?" setup: LGV30 --> Koss PortaPro/KSC75