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Do you consider GUTB's headphone system to be hi-fi or mid-fi? (Post #185)

  1. Mid-fi

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  2. Hi-fi

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  1. TwoEars

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    [​IMG]

    (I didn't make this masterpiece but it's pretty accurate)
     
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  2. GUTB

    GUTB Reddit rejected: Audiophile; SBAF rejected: Poseur

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    I was unaware that a $800 DAC would be the subject of so much...jealousy?

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    Notice the various desirable features of the X20's topology.
    • Dual transformers to handle the analogue and digital channels separately.
    • Power supply, input, and output sections are walled off from one another.
    • Significant amounts of capacitance.
    • Note the fully balanced output configuration.
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    Here is an ODAC. As we can see....definitely not hi-fi.

    It's not really a controversial thing to say that the X20 sounds much better than the ODAC.
     
  3. Madaboutaudio

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    Blasphemy! Show me your DBT, ABX or it's not true.

    Jokes aside, why compare your $870 + $525(assuming level 2 mods from freakaudio) against a $149 ODAC rev B.
     
  4. GUTB

    GUTB Reddit rejected: Audiophile; SBAF rejected: Poseur

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    I strongly considered sending it in for full mods, but in the end of the day I cheaped out. I just did some of the easy level 1 mods myself.
     
  5. ultrabike

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    So what you're saying is that your El Camino DAC is better than an ODAC and that makes it audiophile level?

    What kind of an audiophile are you?

    You are saying your piece of shit is at the level of a dCS Vivaldi, Antelope Audio Rubicon, or the likes?

    f**k! Forget the bling. Start with a real high performance DAC like Lynx Hilo, then maybe we can talk about going for the crazy audiophile stuff. I don't think you are there.
     
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    So is the X20 another Violectric knockoff or did they pick another company's product to clone this time?
     
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    Can someone reference this G-Bustard for me in the scale of Yulong . . . decent S-D (like Jotunheim's built-in) ?
    ( ie shit . . . alright mid fi)
     
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    You're delusional. Don't you realize that many people in here actually own DACs that costs more than your overpriced junk? I were gonna add better also, but you only seem to care about pricetags.
     
  9. ultrabike

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    LOL! Now I feel like an asshole.

    Look @GUTB, it's late and I'm tired. In all likelyhood the Gustard X20 or whatever is better than the ODAC. But you probably know it's not the best there is. Nor does it have to be. Enjoy what you have.
     
  10. SSL

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    No one said as much. However, the ODAC not being hi-fi does not mean that everything better than it must be hi-fi.

    Having your system called low/mid-fi must have really touched a nerve, huh?
     
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    The gustard pricetag is 800$!?! f**k me....
     
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    ... Oh god, The sort of thing ifi marketing men make whole head-fi threads about.​

    Probably good for your life expectancy

    I have no problems with your avatar (although Wilson's is more my thing) but, if it were me, I wouldn't put those exact words by the side of it!
     
  14. frenchbat

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    Lol Thad E Ginathom, I gotta admit.
     
  15. Kattefjaes

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    Grrr, I was going to post "wow, French boys are easy", but Thad beat me to the joke :Violin:
     
  16. Thad E Ginathom

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    Wondering if I should get my title changed to British Bat... because, hey, I am, but I don't want to be FrenchBat's archenemy!

    (and whoever heard of bat with HF hearing loss. Oh, there I go walking into the wall again)

    I'll always be five and a half hours ahead of you! okok... four and a half in British Summer time. :cool:

    (The one thing I enjoy about the time difference is being able to call a UK friend, early on New Year's Day, telling them to hurry up because I'm in next year already. Probably, though, they are fed up with that joke. At least it is only once a year)
     
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    I'm not jealous of your $800 mid-fi DAC. I'm jealous of whatever you're on that makes you think it allows you into the big spender audiophile cool kids club you think exists.

    You gotta share some of that Schiit.
     
  18. Thad E Ginathom

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    Kudos to those who have lots of money, and enjoy spending it --- unless they spend it on gear that sounds cheap

    Kudos to those who select cheap gear that sounds like it isn't

    Kudos to those who mod cheap gear and make it sound superb --- but not if the mods cost as much again, or the results only live in their heads.

    (And if anyone has a spare kudo, can I have it: I just gave all mine away)
     
  19. Koth Ganesh

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    Alright Thad, you have way too much time...time to monsoon proof your home ;)
     
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    Is that what you call it when everyone says what you have sucks? The same way the pretty girls at school can be so jealous they don't go to the dance with you.
     
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