Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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Stax has been out of my sight for decades. Today L700.2 loaner in the house. 3 hrs of listening followed. Now wanting my pair desperately. Oct 20, 2021 at 4:09 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Stax has been out of my sight for decades. Today L700.2 loaner in the house. 3 hrs of listening followed. Now wanting my pair desperately.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I should admire Edifier. They fixed every singe issue that annoyed me during my previous Stax days (Lambda pros, LS, LNS, 207, 507, and 009). Bass heft is still not a strong suit. But this detail, this resolution, and beautifully refined highs. Awesome enough to overwhelm me.
        Oct 20, 2021 at 4:17 PM
      2. ogodei
        ogodei
        L700 and 007 always compete for top performer in my book. What amp were you using?
        Oct 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @ogodei Now rocking with 353x and Kgsshv (loaner). 353x seems lightly modded as per the ex owner tho.
        Oct 20, 2021 at 6:51 PM
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Verite(be2)+Mjo1 is more solid than I thought. The weight (590g; note mine is Ziricote LTD) is no joke tho.
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      KGSSHV and L700 loaners incoming. Excited! Must be fun to shootout.
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Is sports car hobby particularly popular in UK? Many popular sports car YT channels are run by folks living there. Curious why.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        As a Brit, I have the impression that Americans are more crazy about automobiles than Brits are about cars!
        Oct 16, 2021 at 3:09 PM
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Thad E Ginathom - Americans are really into muscle cars with big engines and lots of torque. Throw aerodynamics out the window. My impression is that the premium Italian sports cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini) are more popular in the UK.
        Oct 17, 2021 at 2:33 AM
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Those are the toys of super-rich, whereas restoring something like an MG is relatively affordable.

        I think some Americans like doing stuff like putting 6-litre engines in an ordinary body. And raising the thing three feet in the air. The latter I never could understand. Brits do, i think, have silly-powered drag racing, but those are not road cars.
        Oct 17, 2021 at 3:12 AM
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      After being a fanboy for years and a hater for another years, I'm fully returning to the team estat. Tempted to sell every hp but lcd-x.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Not saying they're perfect. 99.9% (as I didn't hear crbn and x9k to date) no by any means. But recent auditions revealed they commonly suck in the way I love.
        Oct 14, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Funny to see I still like lcd-x equivalently (soundwise). But.. too heavy. I'm not looking at anything over 400g these days.
        Oct 14, 2021 at 2:34 PM
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      One organization multiple domains. One user multiple credentials. And varying IT security policies. All these make tasks anti-intuitive.
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I feel you, one dev multiple users for different things, many passwords, many rules for different accounts, many denied permissions in Azure, much suck.
        At the end of the day I do this to pay for vastly overpriced audio gear.
        I wish I could earn the same from farming in the same time.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      3. lagadu
        lagadu
        Generally speaking those are fine, often even desirable, if you have a good system of governance in place. Things like the same person having different users where each has a different and specific account type or access to different business contexts.
        Good governance is expensive though.
        Oct 13, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Last pass is your friend.
        Oct 14, 2021 at 4:03 PM
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Fully into estat again. What a extremely clear ringing and transparent vocal. It's why I kept coming back to them despite certain caveats.
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hive+2541 was an immediate surprise. Lots of details explosively popped out. Stax amp added a little dynamic flavor. Overall super lovely.
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      Vtory
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Summary:
        Very detailed
        Not V shaped
        Not for portable amps
        Took him 20 minutes to say that.
        Oct 6, 2021
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      After some idiotic impulses, going back to estat.. What a fool I am.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Hahaha good point. Sth much^10 cheaper.

        With own epic failures, I learned super thin tech was no go. No lambdas either (sonic and BQ issues).

        The best estat experience to me indeed achieved with sth affordable.. But with too costly amp loaned to me. I finally managed to find a realistic candidate to try out.

        Btw I'm paying attention to estats again because they're lighter by nature. Miss their coloration, too.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      3. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        Nectar Hive and transformers?
        Oct 5, 2021
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Good guess. You're half right. Actually I'm buying back Hive I sold to my local friend months ago. I'm also buying the amp he used as well, which surprisingly sounded more capable than I thought it would.
        Oct 5, 2021
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Watching Squid Game (2021) now. Obviously the most entertaining K-drama to date. Feels like a nice blend between K-clichés and death games.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        One of the main things I've come to expect from SoKor films is massive whiplash from tonal shifts. I watch way more K films than I series but these seem to hold up fairly true. Very emotionally distinct from Japanese or Chinese atmospheres.
        Oct 2, 2021
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        most kdramas are so over the top melodrama I can't take it. Korean cinema on the other hand has some actually great films.
        Oct 2, 2021
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I started episode 1 but turned it off at some point that I forget because I’m just not into the grizzly graphic violence.
        Oct 4, 2021
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Damn, why am I even more desiring to try out 8xx every time I saw negative impressions? Strong feeling that I'd love them. Lol
      1. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I'm having similar thoughts.
        Oct 1, 2021
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        You're such a rebel. ;)
        Oct 2, 2021
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Now I need to prepare going back to (hybrid) work next month. Seems 2 days at work and 3 days at home.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Not bad at all. I want to do Hybird again so I don't go stircrazy at home. But my job is perma-WFH, so either find another job at the bank or work some place else, lol.
        Sep 30, 2021
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Mjo1 arrived a few hrs ago. Was my impulse buy successful? Certainly! Amazed by its almost over-contrasting and over-holographic sound.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Much better paired with 2541 (currently SE) than I expected. Very complementary and synergistic combo I dare to say. Not quite reference-y (overall sound is rather rough and unpolished to me) but crazily engaging..
        Sep 27, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Engagement factor is super high.
        Sep 27, 2021
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Bourbon-coke vs Rum&coke vs Gincoke: a nice Sunday experiment. Of course I'm already tipsy..
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Remember, it all comes out yellow.
        Sep 26, 2021
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        rye and Dr. Pepper with lime is also nice.
        Sep 26, 2021
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      Vtory
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I'm already trying to figure out how Ill pay for the new headphones
        Sep 26, 2021
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Sep 26, 2021
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        A couple of posters on head-fi claim Raal Requisite rep at CanJam said the circumaural hp's price will be $1,900, which would be awesome. Back in July, Danny of Requisite said the higher estimate was $2,900.
        Sep 26, 2021
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Fire alarms in my apt building seem too sensitive. 8:30am evacuation feels crazy. wtf. I bet someone only smoked a bit in cooking breakfast.
      1. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I feel you on that pain. Our apartments building fire alarm kept going off because people kept burning bags of popcorn. How hard is it to set the microwave to the "Popcorn" setting on the microwave? Smh...
        Sep 23, 2021
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      Vtory
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      2. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        The change to USB C is welcome. I hope they don't change the earpads though. They're perfect in terms of comfort.
        Sep 22, 2021
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      Vtory
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Didn't post the link because we need more color photos, Supra page, and because Genesis is undergoing some design tweaks for simplicity/consistency, build quality, upcoming headbands, better dialed in modding options, etc etc etc. For now I don't actually want anyone placing orders thru the site
        Sep 21, 2021
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Open to comments about site content though :)
        Sep 21, 2021
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      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        @nishan99 Supposedly the driver surface area is the same as the 4, but the driver entirety is smaller (18mm I think? can't remember.) I dunno, Ill wait till I hear it before passing judgement. I think they must have done *something* to make them think its an LCD-5, not another 4 variant...time will tell I suppose.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @ufospls2 Hope you would quickly get your pair (and congrat for your new purchase)! Do you still own Susvara? I'm quite curious how Audeze's new vocing (shown in both LCD5 and CRBN) stacks against SV.
        Sep 21, 2021
      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I do. I'll post in the main thread with comparisons once I get a bit time with them. No idea when they will ship. The estimate says early october, but people are into the 7th week of waiting for the CRBN so who knows really.
        Sep 21, 2021
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  • About

    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Refer to the signature
    Wannabe a noise-free poster

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    My Audio Chains
    • DAC 2541 → SRM-353x → Hive
    • DAC 2541 → Mjolnir 1 → LCD-X, Verite LTD
    • DAC 2541 → Jotunheim 2, Freya S → Aegir x1/2 → M3 Turbo S
    • Measurements: EARS, M4
    Personal References
    Link to the Spider Chart: To be updated on a regular basis