Vtory
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Vtory

Illogical Spock, from Fort worth, TX

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Realized that EARS could be used to match different output levels in comparative listening. Feb 27, 2019

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm not that believing in balanced connections. But definitely prefer xlr connectors to rca, particularly for cheap cables..
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      If I like Jotenheim a lot (detail/control/clarity), what will be candidates for "Super Jot"? (Regardless of tubes/SS) Any idea? Just curious
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Feb 14, 2017
      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        Yeah, EC Studio = Super Jot.
        Feb 14, 2017
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Great. I will consider ECS when my disposable income grows 20 times! In the meantime, I may teach myself diy skills to build T3. Indeed quite interested with both tube amps..
        Feb 14, 2017
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hated hd800 stock, but liked 800S. Now I'm quite interested how much people here love modded hd800. Want to give a shot .. someday.
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Have to wait one week more to have my Gungnir Multibit shipped..
      1. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        And then another week for it to warm up. Hang in there brother
        Feb 9, 2017
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Better technology is always assumed to link to better experience. But I am afraid there's a huge gap bw the two.
      1. LauSing2 and Deep Funk like this.
      2. Dino
        Dino
        I sometimes reflect on listening to higher quality sound as a teen, in the early 70s, than the majority of people do today. And it was a stretch but it was affordable. It's a crazy mixed up world.
        Feb 6, 2017
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Better is sometimes subjective, sometimes objective and sometimes both and often ambiguous. Find something that works or compromise (pragmatically)...
        Feb 7, 2017
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Ordered Gungnir Multibit. Call me a schiity fan boy..
      1. powermatic
        powermatic
        I'd be there with you were it not for the recent MHDT NOS talk. I'm blaming Luckbad...DAMN YOU SIR!
        Feb 3, 2017
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        To powermatic: haha I understand. I was also hesitant for MHDT and AGD's attractive offerings. But I wanted balanced connections (mainly for my inner peace), and found Gungnir Multibit was one of the cheapest way to do so. Eureka!
        Feb 3, 2017
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Tempted to sell everything, grab only eikon (and jotun), buy Gungnir Multibit, and enjoy forever. This might be a shortcut. But I am not brave enough..
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        To JK47: Wow, then go outside to capture pokemons? lol
        Feb 2, 2017
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        Ummm, NO.
        Feb 2, 2017
      5. kapanak
        kapanak
        Famous Last Words ...
        Feb 2, 2017
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Want to compare eikon with z1r, because both are well received modern closed-back cans, and highly inspired by r10.
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Eikon really freaks me out..
      1. PoochZag
        PoochZag
        At the risk of hyperbole, the stage is so wide I sometimes forget its closed
        Feb 1, 2017
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        To PoochZag: Agree. Also I often forgot eikon was dynamic (it really sounds like very good planars IMO)
        Feb 1, 2017
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      3. PoochZag
        PoochZag
        Yeah in the bass, I can see that. Has a nice dynamism and smoothness to it I associate with dynamics which is nice. Maybe a bit best of both worlds situation
        Feb 1, 2017
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Eikon reminded me of old LCD2: Similar price, similar hard travel case, similar weight/head-pressure, similar (very good) bass response, ...
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finally got my eikon!
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      I feel certain that joten+flow is the combination I can hear forever (at least for several years). Just need a great dac to support these..
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        To Stride: I also have hd6xx and like them for acoustic musics, but I strongly prefer the flow, particularly for modern recordings (e.g. Electronics, Dances, Techno..). My chain is simple: Wyrd-Jotun(internal dac)-Flow(balanced)
        Jan 30, 2017
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      3. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        Once yu get a great DAC, you'll start to hear shortcomings of rest of the gear. Then you'll upgrade the other gear...and this is how it begins.
        Jan 30, 2017
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        To Abhishek Chowdhary: You told me the cruel truth in this hobby lol.
        Jan 30, 2017
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Massdrop kxx red edition look so sexy.. Want to own them only because of appearance.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Interesting to see various opinions here. Unfortunately, I recognized my inner desire to collect beautiful headphones. Tempted to have both k7xx and hd6xx on my desk (with jotun)..
        Nov 29, 2016
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Nov 29, 2016
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Thanks for your advice, zonto!

        As a previous owner of K702 and HD650, I mostly agree with your arguments. Particularly, timbre was somewhat inaccurate. But I borrowed K712 and am testing them now before making a judgement call, and surprisingly like a subtle improvement of K712. Interesting thing is that jotunheim was quite synergetic - almost magically!

        Of course I admit I might be justifying myself THO. haha
        Nov 29, 2016
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Got Mahler complete edition (DGG) today. Damn good choices for each work..
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      2. Artasia
        Artasia
        Big like for that.
        Nov 26, 2016
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        I was just listening to some of the complete cycle by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra yesterday. Enjoy!
        Nov 27, 2016
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      The season in which I desire to own a tube amp finally came here.
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      So many crazy (=attractive) deals in massdrop these days: hd6xx, emuteak/th-x00, x, lyra2, ..
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy thanksgiving!
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      I've been in a love-hate relationship with my k702. Confirmed again today.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Mine is closer to a sort of tolerate/hate relationship with them
        Nov 19, 2016
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Many headphones - hd650, nh, hd800s, hexv2, flow - came to my house this fall, but only the flow survived now..
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It must be hard being half deaf.
        Nov 19, 2016
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      I really like jot's ds dac over my odac.
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  • About

    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphones]

    MrSpeakers Ether 2, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD800

    [Loudspeakers]

    Tekton Lore floorstanders
    JBL 4408A, JBL LSR308 stand monitors

    [Subwoofer]

    SVS SB2000

    [DAC]

    Dangerous Music Convert-2
    Schiit Modi 3
    Topping DX3 Pro (dac-amp)

    [AMP]

    Eddie Current Black Widow 2 (head amp)
    DIYed JLH1969 (integrated amp)

    [Other]

    PS Audio PPP AC Regenerator, Radial ISO twins isolator (Jensen 1:1 transformer), Schiit Eitr
    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
    • MrSpeakers Ether 2
    2019
    • Hifiman Arya

    Signature

    HEADPHONES RIG: DM Convert-2 > Radial ISO Twins > EC Black Widow > MrS Ether 2, HFM Arya, Senn HD800
    LOUDSPEAKERS RIG: Schiit Eitr > Topping DX3 Pro (coax) > DIY JLH 1969 > Tekton Lore OG, JBL 4408A
    (photo taken at listening pos)

    HP MEASUREMENT RIG: Topping DX3 Pro (usb) > DUTs > MiniDSP EARS
    (All powered via PS Audio PPP power conditioner)

    EARS measurements archive: Ether 2, Arya, Aeolus
    Speakers measurements: Lore


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