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Refurnished my attic due to home office needs. Side effect: I now have a much better place for my Dynaudio Music 5. And it sounds SO good! Aug 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM

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    1. zottel
      zottel
      My daughter thinks the Clear Mg looks like “a headphone for girls”. :D
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        It does!
        Apr 29, 2022
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      4. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        She's not wrong :-)
        Apr 29, 2022
      5. zottel
        zottel
        Definitely lots of bling-bling.
        Apr 29, 2022
    2. zottel
      zottel
      HA! Perfect! 999€ for the Clear Mg were a stretch, but I thought, fuck it, just do it. Today, 1000€ magically appeared in my bank account.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        got a refund? hope you find another good deal
        Apr 27, 2022
      3. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        Save it for Focal's service, should suffice for the headband at least.
        Apr 27, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        Maybe I should have another guy run into my car for that.
        Apr 27, 2022
    3. zottel
      zottel
      The Clear MGs are here! Far better than anything I heard up to now. Enjoying them immensely.
    4. zottel
      zottel
      Just ordered a Clear Mg B stock for € 999,-. :)
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        I hope it sounds as good or better than my simulations did. Looking very much forward to it.
        Apr 23, 2022
    5. zottel
      zottel
      Received my Helm Bolt today. Replacement for the broken-again Sparrow.
      1. Gazny and Azimuth like this.
      2. zottel
        zottel
        First impressions: Less resolving than I remember the Sparrow, a bit muddy. But it has nice tonality, more than good enough for the occasional mobile use.
        I won’t have time for a comparison with my Jot 2 ESS until tomorrow or even Thursday, unfortunately.
        Mar 29, 2022
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        Some short A/B today versus Jot 2 ESS: Jot is clearer, provides more detail, all in all better for my taste.
        The Bolt is a bit murky, but adds some enjoyable sweetness the Jot doesn’t have. I wouldn’t use it as my daily driver, but on business trips, on holidays etc., it will do its job and be good at it.
        Mar 30, 2022
    6. zottel
      zottel
      Knockout by Noga Erez on the Kids Against the Machine album: That groove so absurdly great it has me bobbing my head every time I hear it.
      1. zottel
        zottel
        More great groove: Weigh by Phish, Cornflake Girl by Tori Amos (a bit slower, but still), Season Song by Blue States, U-Boot by Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel von Delphi, Silverdome by Lettuce, and for some really nasty mind-boggling, try First Tube by Phish.
        Mar 22, 2022
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    7. zottel
      zottel
      That Z I had as an avatar suddenly received a completely different meaning. I hate it when sth like that happens.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I’m glad you changed it. Cheers
        Mar 21, 2022
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Yeah that sucks, but good on you for being sensitive to it.
        Mar 21, 2022
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        You made the right call and it's why I avoid symbol/brand tattoos. Imagine having to remove a tattoo because some unsavory group co-opted it.
        Mar 21, 2022
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    8. zottel
      zottel
      EarMen Sparrow works with DietPi. Did some A/Bing with the Jot, only to have the Sparrow repl. unit break again. :-( Only scratching noises.
    9. zottel
      zottel
      Hm, the EarMen Sparrow doesn’t work on a Pi4/Ropieee for some reason. Recognised by the Pi, but RAATServer stops working, it seems. :(
    10. zottel
      zottel
      Got my EarMen Sparrow replacement unit (after 2 months). Didn’t remember it was so good. Unbelievable what that little thing can do.
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        In a little A/B-testing I did today, I actually preferred the Sparrow in most cases over my Jot 2 ESS: More detail, much better soundstage in music that provides it, better controlled bass. (With an Ananda.)
        Couldn't compare the two up to now, as I bought the Jot as an upgrade/replacement when the Sparrow broke. (Didn't have a "real" headamp until then.)
        Mar 4, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        Interestingly, there was one album where to my ears, the Jot provided better results, including more detail: The 2021 remaster of Fourplay by Fourplay.
        The soundstage comparison I did with the Il Gardellino recording of Jomelli's Missa pro Defunctis.
        Mar 4, 2022
      5. zottel
        zottel
        The HD650, however, is much better on the Jot than on the Sparrow. Much more detail, a bit brighter, less veiled, generally more enjoyable.
        Mar 5, 2022
    11. zottel
      zottel
      Listening to a Clear Mg simulation with my Ananda. Didn’t think I’d dig that dark signature so much. I wonder if it really sounds like this.
      1. nishan99
        nishan99
        That's dumb.
        Ananda can't do dark sound signature because the upper mids and treble is their strong suit, so making them dark is only flashing the light on their weaknesses. Plus they need some hotness up there to aid their lackluster imaging and also enhance their great soundstage.
        Feb 18, 2022
      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        you gotta be careful about simulation/headphone sound demos, they're not accurate in an absolute sense, but can provide some value if you compare it with another sound demo of something you know and triangulate from there. At face value I wouldn't given them too much credit
        Feb 18, 2022
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        That’s not some readymade demo, but the AutoEq script creating EQ to simulate other headphones. Which doesn’t necessarily mean it makes any more sense, of course, just something I’m trying out right now. See my post in the Computer Audiophile forum.
        @nishan99 Actually, at least 3D soundstage improves to my ears, less of a left-right thing, more depth.
        Feb 18, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Franconia, Germany
    Gear List:
    Jot2/ESS, Bolt, Ananda, HD650, Clear Mg
    Dynaudio Music 5