Vtory
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Vtory

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Dolby's home-use wireless headphones? At $600? WTF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFMDcJ8mFl8 Nov 15, 2018 at 9:10 PM

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Yowch. The lifemix thing kinda makes sense, I want to be able to hear my surroundings in event of emergencies, but that's what open-backs are for. Also, WTH is with the hard-panning music during the Zeos-esque sound demo? I do NOT relish the idea of messing with the mix.

        Home use wireless headphones make sense to me and people will pay what they will, but this doesn't seem well-thought.
        Nov 15, 2018 at 10:14 PM
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        I believe lifemix is another marketing name of existing features (Sony call it "ambient control"; MS has something similar.). And it is largely different from openness of open back designs. Except extremely open estats or planars, open hps generally reduce trebles very significantly (due to physical reflection/absorption). Structure-wise lifemix or those things may be more like hearing aids.
        Nov 15, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Yep, the way they talked about it in the intro I was half hoping it'd be something like having the ability to toggle on a pseudo open-back feel but the sound demo was extremely disappointing.

        Integrating a hearing aid into something like this is a novel concept. Hmm, well if they eventually make something interesting of it I'll let my wallet speak for me, haha
        Nov 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Simple remedy of applying -1.5db on left channel seems working.. At least now I can enjoy Auteur!
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      2. cskippy
        cskippy
        Try swapping the pads if you haven't already. Zach matches the pads to each side so if they were put on backwards you could have a channel imbalance.
        Nov 8, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        That makes sense. Should and will try. If so, zmf users may have to label their pads when they got the unit to prepare future pad rolling.
        Nov 8, 2018
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Auteur teak in the house
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Will get Auteur possibly tomorrow. Ether 2 on Friday. The upcoming weekend must be super exciting!
      1. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Expecting a 5000 word review.

        ... for each. Haha
        Nov 7, 2018
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      EARS must be praised more before @Hands mass-produces and commercializes RANDY.
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Recent mac osx update of Mojave forced me to use a beta version of REW (I typically try to avoid to use unstable things).. Fuck apple.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        But that dark mode
        Nov 5, 2018
        SoupRKnowva, JK47 and Vtory like this.
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        lol its not Apple's fault that your software didn't get updated in time
        Nov 5, 2018
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Soekris hypes are legit -- great details and pristine sounding.
      1. rtaylor76 and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        How do you find the bass presentation in your chain? I've been a little concerned about some reports of it being a tad 'lean'. Looking forward to your impressions either way.
        Nov 3, 2018
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Kinda agree and disagree. To my ears, bass sounds just right (in terms of quantity and quality). The real problem seems that this dac is inherently bright and sterile (depending on downstream), which potentially makes bass reproduction relatively lean. Will see if 1421 changes over next a couple of days.. but I am 80% sure that it is a fundamental sonic character.
        Nov 3, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Makes sense, thanks
        Nov 3, 2018
    8. Vtory
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Horrible. Most disappointing opening ceremony I've ever seen. WC3 and WoW classic release was the only good news. I can't believe they are letting Diablo 3 die like this.
        Nov 2, 2018
      3. zonto
        zonto
        They should do a remake of Warcraft 2: Battle.net edition.
        Nov 2, 2018
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Wow, now y-g-g-y is auto-transformed to Yggdrasil? Awesome.
      1. A1Gear and David De Lucena like this.
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        All of them have been added to the filter (if spelled correctly): M1mby, B1mby, Gumbby and Yiiggy
        Oct 25, 2018
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      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Yggdrasil (edit: hey, it works)
        Oct 25, 2018
      5. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        Yggdrasil Gungnir Multibit Bifrost Multibit Modi Multibit
        Oct 26, 2018
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      High-contrast dacs vs gray dacs discussions reminded me of "totl lcds vs plasmas or crts" years ago.
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Still see them on Craigslist sometimes. Panasonic bought the tech but never surpassed it. I bought the last Samsung plasma at the end of 2014 (F8500).
        Oct 18, 2018
      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        I couldn't ever take that 15.7kHz buzz from CRTs. Ugh. But I like HD800. Is everybody here a hypocrite?
        Oct 19, 2018
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I had my 9th gen Kuro Plasma till a few weeks ago, had it for almost a decade,I replaced it with a 65” OLED several months back
        Oct 19, 2018
    12. Vtory
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, it was just delivered. Used their HEQ comp (kinda mixture of harman and b&k targets) for now. Will develop my own compensation that can match what I measure and what I hear!
        Oct 11, 2018
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Okay, now THAT is exciting stuff. Tempted to pick one up myself but I'd rather get a start on that analogue rig, finally. The extra data will be useful, especially for stuff not easily auditioned :)
        Oct 11, 2018
      5. westermac
        westermac
        Elex you naughty boy... Put those treble spikes away
        Oct 11, 2018
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Two upcoming headphones grabbed my attention: One very lightweight The other (presumably) quite heavy. Yes MrS and ZMF.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        So glad I'm out of the headphone game. Else I would be twiddling my thumbs in nervousness
        Oct 3, 2018
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I am half in half out. Indeed giving most of my head time to bose qc35 these days. Am I still an audiophile? lol
        Oct 3, 2018
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I feel ya. its just a cyclical denial that starts with.... I'm like I want that!...but I will prob just use speakers...But i want it....but you'll use your andros and dap instead. Then I don't even use my andros/dap nor my speakers. Probably listen more on crappy speakers in stores and public places Lol.
        Oct 3, 2018
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Names of audiophile devices feel mostly awkward. Inconsistent at best, misleading at worst.
      1. Wilson and westermac like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Oct 3, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Awesome. How did you take the photo lol
        Oct 3, 2018
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      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        The wife has ultra instinct whenever the furry ones do anything funny.
        Oct 3, 2018
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      1. jexby
        jexby
        would choose deafness over etherC.
        Sep 26, 2018
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Oh yay... Just kidding...
        Sep 26, 2018
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        AFAIK EC was notorious for its poor QC (much less so for later aeons though). Kinda curious. But surely won't join the drop at all lol.
        Sep 27, 2018
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      RME ADI2 > EC BW2 > Focal Elex : Fantastic combo.
      1. cskippy, Lyer25, Ringingears and 5 others like this.
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Is there any real example that fancy remastering really worked? They mostly just increased loudness via more compression.
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      3. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Sometimes it can be obvious that they're using an earlier generation tape than that equivilant 80s era CD. 80s era catalog titles can often have things ike tape warble too.

        But all that tends to be negated by the fact that the remasters tend to be more compressed and use a delta sigma ADC for conversion.
        Jun 17, 2018
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      4. Gravity
        Gravity
        The 2012 Analogue Productions remasters of Norah Jones.
        Jun 17, 2018
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Check out the hi-res remasters of Tom Petty’s catalog, he allowed them to be mastered with full dynamics. Similarly check out the “unlimited” remasters of Paul McCartney’s catalog (unlimited in this place meaning no limiting on dynamics as well).
        Jun 18, 2018
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Vanished dislikes.. What happened?
      1. David De Lucena likes this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The experiment is over. It seems the moderators were testing some people. Do you miss the dislike option? Some people actually liked that option. Oh well.
        Jun 15, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, it still had some limitations, but.. I am generally believing the benefits of downvotes.
        Jun 15, 2018
    19. Druid
      Druid
      Once you hear full tube, you can't go back. :evil:
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Damn... leptoni dta is so mellow. What a lovely sound.
      1. mphuongz, dmckean44 and skem like this.
      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        I'm so glad I didn't hop on that loaner! I could never pay that much for an amp.
        Jun 7, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        That's something I am worrying now. Seriously.
        Jun 7, 2018
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    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphones]

    Audeze LCD2 Classic, Stax SR-207, Audioquest Nighthawk, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD800, Focal/Massdrop Elex, E-MU/Massdrop Purple Heart

    [Loudspeakers]

    Tekton Lore, JBL LSR308, JBL 4408, Klipsch RB-51 mk2

    [Subwoofer]

    SVS SB2000

    [DAC]

    RME ADI-2 DAC

    [AMP]

    Eddie Current Black Widow 2, Schiit Lyr 3, Stax SRM-252S

    [Other]

    PS Audio PPP AC Regenerator
    My headphones journey (mostly in chronological order)

    ~2015
    • Sennheiser HD600
    • Sennheiser HD650
    • Stax SR-207
    • Audeze LCD2 pre-fazor
    • Stax SR-009
    • Hifiman HE-500
    • Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro
    • AKG K702

    2016
    • Massdrop-AKG K7xx
    • Focal Elear
    • Audioquest Nighthawk
    • Hifiman Edition X v2
    • Sennheiser HD800S
    • MrSpeakers Ether Flow Open

    2017
    • ZMF Eikon
    • Massdrop-Sennheiser HD6xx (Kiss+Coin mod)
    • MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open

    2018
    • Audeze LCD2 Classic (Revealed)
    • Audioquest Nighthawk (2nd try; Heavily EQed)
    • Stax SR-207 (2nd try + Simulated ED-1)
    • Sennheiser HD600 (3rd try + with Dekoni fenestrated pads)
    • Massdrop-Focal Elex
    • Sennheiser HD800

    Signature

    SOURCES : RME ADI2 DAC | Schiit Fulla 2
    HEADAMPS : EC Black Widow 2 | Schiit Lyr 3

    HEADPHONES : Senn HD800 | Focal/MD Elex | Senn HD600+FNSK pads
    SPEAKERS : Tekton Lore | JBL LSR308 | SVS SB2000
    IEMS : Etymotic ER4S
    ACCESSORIES : PS Audio PPP

    (Highlighted: personal reference)

    "I don't know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough"
    - R. P. Feynman