Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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Resident Evil Village cleared. It was really a modern take of RE4. Very satisfying -- in level design and gameplay. May 9, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      While M4 couldn't benefit from 2x upconverting, 3db attenuation worked like a magic. Unsure if it's dac or midstream (Erish) effect though.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Should hear more to confirm, but (with M4-Erish-Verite) everything wetter and more agreeable richness on lower highs.
        Feb 16, 2021
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Still puzzled with M4+M200 synergy. Why do they sound this good? No way..
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I felt my m2 had good impact on my 6XX. It has taken over desktop duty, also helps that it doesn't heat up my room.
        Feb 16, 2021
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        That's interesting. I personally didn't like much how 6xx driven by M4. It doesn't sound catastrophic, but not very engaging and articulate in ways I like. But it could be just me -- my love-hatred with 6xx has a long history and documented here and there. lol.
        Feb 16, 2021
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy V-day everyone. I've never seen lovers' day this quiet.
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Seeing Verite survived again. Long live Verite!
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Looking at my codes I worked 5 years ago. Where's a time machine to go beat myself in 2016? What a hack job..
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I came across some Excel models I built many years ago. I was proud of them at the time. Looking at them now, the use of formulas was pedestrian. Layout = disjointed Color palette was pathetic. I know what you mean!
        Feb 13, 2021
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      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        It's all part of learning process and we all have to go thru this. That's why its important to have Team leads as reviewer and mentor.
        Feb 13, 2021
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      4. aamefford
        aamefford
        I once read words to this effect from a coder:
        “The worst code I ever wrote was 3 months ago, and the best code I ever wrote was today. This will also be true 3 months from now...”
        Feb 14, 2021
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Considering how many corners M4 should cut, I'm honestly impressed with its dac performance as well.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        More interestingly, the builtin hp out was ridiculously synergistic when easy driving loads paired with. Great head stages, good intimacy, and lovely tone (albeit a little cheap and childish).
        Feb 10, 2021
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Not sure how similar they are internally, but I find my M2 to be perfectly agreeable for background listening. Definitely very intimate sound. Almost like being in an overdamped booth, but for background listening, it is perfectly fine. As a DAC only at this point. Only use HP for monitoring real time.
        Feb 11, 2021
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        I love my M2, pretty good considering it is a interface.
        Feb 11, 2021
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Trying to hypnotizing myself into recognizing Modius as virtual 2541..
      1. dematted
        dematted
        How do the two compare? I'm actually going to have both in-house soon. Was kind of curious how Modius would sound with balanced outs.
        Feb 7, 2021
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Ignoring maturity and perfection, interesting similarity in some aspects bw the two found (particularly upper treble, transient and overall tonal balance).
        Feb 7, 2021
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Bifrost 2 seems pending.. Oh, I should live with only Modius for months from now on. lol.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Highly recommended. 2541 really feels like a cayman gt in the dac realm. Responsive, coming with its own cool style, super fun, day to day usable (compatible with crap tracks).
        Feb 6, 2021
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      3. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        I'm waiting for a Bifrost 2 as well. Not sure that I consider In Stock and Ships in 7 to 10 Days to be synonymous but it is what it is.
        Feb 6, 2021
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I'm waiting for the 2541 to ship still. Ordered from modhouse on 16 Jan. They're waiting for stock from Soekris.
        Feb 6, 2021
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Sometimes feel like a deaf when I couldn't hear anything that bad in lossy mqa track..
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        > 22 kHz band is lossy (so not audible band). If the track is encoded without dsp tricks, Mqa is a 13 bit encoding that should be transparent...
        Feb 5, 2021
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Dac2541 first impression: Modiub-frost2. Immediately blown away. Sounds like a no brainer bliss for hybridists.
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Now if Soekris can just ship units to Modhouse, one can be on its way to me!

        I remember quite liking the sound from the 1421 loaner, so looking forward to this one quite a bit. Haven't heard a Bifrost 2.
        Jan 31, 2021
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @atomicbob : Thanks, that looks like an awesome tip to check out!

        @Syzygy : I was in that loaner tour and liked 1421, too. I could remain sane. Similar with the 1541 audition occured months later. This time around, perfection seems to be obtained with much higher maturity, which is driving me crazy. Oh well.
        Jan 31, 2021
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      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        One could complain that the 1541 lacked that final couple percent that pushes it into "magic." The 2541 shows no such deficiency.
        Feb 1, 2021
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      My Verites are approaching to 2 years anniversary soon. Been invincible to me for what they are. The most successful story in my journey.
      1. Erroneous, Syzygy, jnak00 and 8 others like this.
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      2541 in the house.. wo its kinda unique iec320 c7 (2-prong) terminated power cord. En route though. Will do aesthetic evaluation today lol.
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hitman 3 is downright awesome. linear at the highest& lowest levels. But great degree of freedom in between keep incentivizing one-more-play
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Feeling my life isn't tuned for 2ch speakers life. Simply can't spend as much time on my listening chair. NF stuff nope -- even worse.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Feel your pain... on account of moving to a new home last year. Great fit for my family, but unlike the old house, there's no room where I can listen to 2ch without waking up the kids. Thus my 2ch went from almost daily use down to once a week. Unexpectedly pushed me back to majority headphone listening... which is all good, but not as good.
        Jan 27, 2021
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      A mysterious loaner pair of estat I'm testing now measures so bad in fr (and comes with most stax drawbacks), but sounds too tasteful.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        More to come soon. But verite-like dimensionality, stax-like delicacy, and cleverly nuanced vocal presentation all create too much synergy to put them off. Heck.
        Jan 21, 2021
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Whoops!
        Jan 21, 2021
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Stax are one of those things that showed me that a weird FR can still sound really good.

        I think they also make up for shortcomings with very low distortion
        Jan 22, 2021
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Over-finished work before the holiday expecting some leisure in Jan. Now seeing another bunch or tasks on the list. Work.. work never ends.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Demand better coffee.
        Jan 8, 2021
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Thought vinyl for kinda hardcore enthusiasts only. Now it exceeded cd in revenue (both US and UK). In UK it even beat streaming revenue wow.
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      3. mkozlows
        mkozlows
        That's just because CDs are dying, and streaming revenue is low. Vinyl is still super niche. I mean, the number one album in vinyl was Fleetwood Mac. That's not exactly a top 40 smash hit album in 2020.
        Dec 29, 2020
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      4. Boops
        Boops
        This doesn’t disprove your point about vinyl being niche, but Fleetwood Mac got a significant bump in interest across the board this year because of that guy dogface on tik tok.
        Dec 29, 2020
      5. Boops
        Boops
        He was skating on a longboard, listening to them and singing along drinking from a jug of cranberry juice. It was viral. So very 2020.
        Dec 29, 2020
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finished Tomb Raider (2013) w 100% collectibles. Love most compo of this reboot. Very well balanced 3d-platformer adv. Thoroughly enjoyed!
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Cinematic experience of the main scenario was great, however I could be easily and happily distracted by lots of puzzles (not a hardcore puzzle lover btw). The game really nailed in balancing funs from these two aspects. Engagement damn well maintained for the entire hours I spent.

        It too much reminded me of the Uncharted played quite a few years ago though.
        Dec 29, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Lala's character also successfully re-defined imo (wasn't a big fan of the original series). The plot in this work seems rather a characterization than a progression though. Nevertheless, Lala's transformation (young archeologist to mass destroying fighter) felt impressively cohesive between plots and in-game ability progress.
        Dec 29, 2020
      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        A modern classic.
        Dec 29, 2020
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finished Life is Strange (2015). How beautiful. Eloquent presentation of juvenile psycho-drama with well-thought visuals, songs, and plots.
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        The part with the Mogwai song. I love that song and it worked so well.
        Dec 27, 2020
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying my dynamics rig (bf2-erish-verite). Failed to find any component to sacrifice for my upgrade itches.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        For the record, I don't think VO almighty. But stuffs better than VO in some ways annihilated by Hive to my preference.
        Dec 20, 2020
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        You feel the ifi Zen is a comparable side grade to the Bifrost 2?
        Dec 20, 2020
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah.

        Zen signature (not non-signature which is leagues below) had less dark presentation, a little crispier attacks, and tad more delineation not losing BF2's beauties much, which all synergize with musical contexts I listen to mostly.

        Actually subtle delta. Not enough for me to deal with drop.com hassles.
        Dec 20, 2020
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