Vtory
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Vtory

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Never think Kevin informative at all, but seeing he's excited with his own toy doesn't feel bad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGyq2fFPh_o Aug 7, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. ogodei
        ogodei
        Massively expensive field coil speakers are on their way back in. LOL
        Aug 8, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Myself being happy with cheap/budget amps Vs. Myself wanting $$-$$$ tubes. Extensive internal struggle everyday.
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      2. StageOne
        StageOne
        Well that's depressing, I was hoping the sw51 would be better than the ZDT but I guess not.
        Aug 7, 2020 at 9:45 AM
      3. YMO
        YMO
        SW51+ = ZDT but they are on opposite ends. On preference the SW51+ kills the ZDT (Jr.). I don't think SW51+ is great with Grados, should work better with Senns and High Ohm stuff.
        Aug 7, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        @Vtory get the ZDS! It should pair amazingly with your hemp ;)
        Aug 7, 2020 at 12:19 PM
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Sony 1000XM4 announced. Multiple devices pairing now supported. My M3 is now smoked...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I just saw this, damn...
        Aug 7, 2020 at 9:28 AM
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. pure5152
        pure5152
        Damn $3500 for a specialty amp. Maybe the high price is why we haven’t heard much about it
        Aug 5, 2020 at 6:04 PM
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Didn't know what red JK tag means until today. Turns out to be moderators with banning power. Color still a little confusing imho.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        So folks, " I think Jexby and those with the JK47 tag now have temporary ban powers." <-- Is this only half true? Jexby with JK tag happens to be a mod (who can ban), no causal association. Is my understanding correct?
        Aug 5, 2020 at 10:05 AM
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Aug 5, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        This is the sort of thing that happens when I get shut in for four months. Sorry.
        Aug 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      I am proud of saving @YMO 's bank account today. Haha
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        What happened? .-.
        Aug 4, 2020 at 1:47 PM
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        No comment
        Aug 4, 2020 at 2:05 PM
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Interpremediate process omitted. As a result he introduced me a nice track of Steely Dan that I didn't know (shame on me).
        Aug 4, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Verites sing superbly with Gilmore Lite 2. Maybe the most technical SE amp for Verites under 1k usd. Love it.
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      3. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        For me it is so that I am at office for 1 to 4 hours a day but I move around between our testing centre and office so that is my work days use scenario. So semi portable full sised sealed cans work well for me. Well I hope ZMF puts their high end driver in more minimalistic cans that are ergonomic enough for portable use. I wouldnt mind buying a DAP if needed.
        Aug 3, 2020 at 2:44 PM
      4. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        In this case Id like them be more laconic because I dont want to scratch some 1k cans polished wood. Btw, there arent many great options for sealed cans as far as I know. Maybe the Fostex would be quite good. I am quite happy with MSR7 currently. Exeptional build quality imo. Really premium leather stitching on the pads. But these got me interested in these sealed cans and what else is there.
        Aug 3, 2020 at 2:47 PM
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Drops fostex-based cans are all recommendable from my POV. Either TH-X00 or EMU wood (full-sized). I don't expect a lot for sealed cans, but Verite closed changed me prejudice (it's far far far better than Eikon). And FWIW focal closed ones look very promising, too. Eligia might fit your bill I guess?
        Aug 3, 2020 at 2:58 PM
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. YMO
        YMO
        A plane ticket to Phila is cheap and I can get 1:1 connection to you (I also have personal reasons to go in the area). Don't make me take away your toys. ;)
        Aug 1, 2020
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        For criminal purposes, I think Verites far better target though :p
        (Joke aside it would be exciting if I can chat with you in person even if socially distanced)
        Aug 1, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        @Vtory if you are into video, I'm about to start the Zoom SBAF event at 10 PM (link will be in the Club Room). However, if you prefer a 1:1 Video Setting to chat then message me anytime (offer goes to the other Friends as well).
        Aug 1, 2020
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      I should stop using grado any more. intended to do more gear comparisons w/ 650 this afternoon. Hemp cut in whimsically and ruined the plan.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        These days "one more song" symptom worsened to "one more album"...
        Aug 1, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        *Darn* And I thought you were going to say that you finally got sick of the comfort. ;)
        Aug 1, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Comfort is still an issue for me. I still can't say them comfortable at all -- bearable at best (to me they're more bearable than Raals).

        Reversely speaking, all my Grado love established "regardless of" such a continuous pain. That's the best compliment on my side.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Interesting to see Erish and Gilmore Lite2 almost define my 650 enjoyment zone's northern and southern borders.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        They're not too far from each other, just last bit of philosophies differ. One is of better transients, and the other has richer tones. Can understand why GLM2 had many followers.
        Aug 1, 2020
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      After a short test drive, I think I like (non-sig) Zen DAC as an AIO quite a lot. Might prefer it to Fulla 2 OG.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Hmm. I should probably just join the loaner, but since I am trying to purge, do you mind trying it as just a DAC?
        Jul 31, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, that's also in my protocol as I will eventually compare it to zen sig dac. Since I don't have any 4.4mm bal cables, will use magni 3+ and gilmore lite2 for amps.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I can''t remember if i shared my review of it here, but I really liked it for what is was.
        Jul 31, 2020
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. skem
        skem
        sonos! TOTL
        Jul 31, 2020
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Haha that's prob algorithm error I guess. Or some pro dudes look at burl in some random forums then went to amazon to buy sonos for the family. Recommendation system algo often makes such a fool guess with stupid training.
        Jul 31, 2020
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Magni 3+ really does far beyond the expectation with highly efficient drivers. Saying this from $99 vs $499 shootout.
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        The headphones are $99 and $499 or the amps are?
        Jul 31, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Merrick Amps. Both solid states/fully discrete.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Just adding a note. There is a reason why I made it clear that it's only valid for "highly efficient" ones... Higher output levels are quite a different game.
        Jul 31, 2020
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying Hemp and Verite Ziricote back and forth. What a dramatic gap in weight&comfort. Nevertheless sound equally addictive. Interesting.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Stop the Grado hype train
        Jul 31, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        @Vtory I dunno why but your statement sounds naughty.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @ChaChaRealSmooth I don't think this grado is for everyone. But I am 70% sure you belong to "not everyone" cluster. lol

        @YMO You made me re-read the sentence 3 times. Now I also start to feel weird. Damn.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      Vtory
      1. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Wow Those copper cables are really pretty! Where did you get them?
        Jul 30, 2020
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        That arrived from China (a cable maker having ebay/ali stores) two days ago. Love tactile feels, flexibility, and zero microphonics.
        Jul 30, 2020
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Interesting stuffs incoming: two loaner gears today and tomorrow, pads today, and entry grado next Mon. Excited!
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m very curious to hear your thoughts on the SR80e.
        Jul 30, 2020
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Everytime I get my hair cut, realize how hairs f***ed sonic delivery. Keeping hair short is really one of the highest value audio tunings.
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I guess I was genetically predisposed to audiophilia.
        Jul 29, 2020
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      3. Pogo
        Pogo
        As I've grown older I've become more concerned with the hair growing out of my ears than the hair growing out of my scalp!
        Jul 29, 2020
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      4. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        With age there comes a shift in hairy problems, you don’t need a haircut so often but you need to figure out how to cut the hair in your ears
        Jul 29, 2020
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Got this 650 bal cable yesterday. Decent BQ, proper length, zero microphonics, and placebo on lower highs, too! https://imgur.com/a/jYtR1g2
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Merrick Chinese. If interested, shoot me a pm.

        @Lyander No way. I've failed to measure any tonal difference in dac or amp. How dare can I expect to measure cable diff? :p Vin-Vout measurement rig may result differently but doubt I can get something within human hearing threshold.
        Jul 29, 2020
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Might be the new connectors having an effect as well. Same thing as cleaning them once a year or replugging them, then again this might also be placebo haha.
        Jul 29, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Riotvan yeah, also phase correction (with 600/650 connectors we can easily reverse phase) included!
        Jul 29, 2020
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    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S / Elac Vela BS403 / ZMF Verite Ziricote / HFM HE-6SE / Grado Hemp
    DIY Accuphase A-60+ / DIY JLH1969 / Schiit Magni 3+ / Geshelli Erish
    Schiit Bifrost 2 / Schiit Modius / Topping DX3 Pro
    Wannabe a noise-free poster

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    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Geshelli Erish → ZMF Verite Open Ziricote, Drop HD6XX
    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Schiit Magni 3+ → Grado Hemp, Grado SR80e
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → Schiit Aegir (x2) → Spatial M3 Turbo S
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → DIY Accuphase (clone) → Elac Vela BS 403 / HFM HE-6SE