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Almost "Made", Male, from Westchester, New York

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Verite in, comparing to Gen...it's more nuanced, refined, and spacious, but is it better? Not sure... Gen has unmatched timbre and tonality. Apr 30, 2021

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    1. dematted
      dematted
      Verite in, comparing to Gen...it's more nuanced, refined, and spacious, but is it better? Not sure... Gen has unmatched timbre and tonality.
      1. Cryptowolf, Jinxy245 and E_Schaaf like this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Glad it is safely there. I'm betting your initial impression would not change much during this short period.. but looking forward to seeing your conclusion anyway.
        Apr 30, 2021
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        At a certain point, one must stop worrying about "better" and instead ask, "am I enjoying myself?" Fitting in with preferences and synergy is so much more important than betterer
        Apr 30, 2021
        Cryptowolf, Merrick, jexby and 3 others like this.
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @ChaChaRealSmooth Funny enough I concluded myself enjoying polygamy rather than single bettererest answer. lol. My preference turns out dynamically moving target unfortunately. I kinda think to build a small museum eventually..
        Apr 30, 2021
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    2. dematted
      dematted
      Convinced a friend to join SBAF, and gave them about 8 threads to read...in teaching and audio, it's fun to give people reading assignments.
      1. Cryptowolf, Cooper32, obsiCO and 7 others like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        It’s all the threads with poop photos, right?
        Apr 26, 2021
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      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        So you sent your friend to the "How to Win Friends.." forum.
        Apr 26, 2021
        Claritas and dematted like this.
    3. dematted
      dematted
      B4 I go, thought I’d let yall know genesis is best hp I’ve heard. Verite level technicalities with 6xx level timbre and tone. Buy fast.
      1. zonto, Merrick, Ksorota and 13 others like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Damn.
        Apr 18, 2021
      3. Jerry
        Jerry
        Double Damn.
        Apr 21, 2021
    4. dematted
      dematted
      What's a guy gotta do to become a friend round here?
      1. FlySweep and dasman66 like this.
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      3. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        I'll always be your friend, Dematted. <3
        Apr 2, 2021
        Jerry, obsiCO, luckybaer and 5 others like this.
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @ChaChaRealSmooth Summoning otherworldly demons requires clothing for unicorn dances. SBAF requires nudity.
        Apr 2, 2021
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All I did was to build a time machine so that I could go back to a former era and join a /really/ weird headphones forum.
        Apr 4, 2021
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    5. dematted
      dematted
      wtf, KISS mod-650 trading blows w/Auteur. I bought this for $100 for the headband, not to cast doubt on my choice of primary headphone!!
      1. aamefford, sheldaze, obsiCO and 9 others like this.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        HD6x0 stuff is still quite good despite its age. The Auteur IMHO is better in most technical areas (and has its own charm) but something about those old Senns makes you question your sanity on your expensive headphones.
        Mar 25, 2021
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I still dig my OG HD650, but it is on 'roids with the Moon Audio Silver Dragon balanced cable.
        Mar 25, 2021
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      5. Accrued
        Accrued
        The same thing happened with my Auteurs, I sold them after some listening. HD 650 was catching up to it and I hated that.
        Mar 26, 2021
    6. dematted
      dematted
      Vaccine received, spring is coming, and Borealis + JAR HD600 OTW to compare to a special headphone from SBAF folks. Life's looking up!
    7. DJ XtAzY
      DJ XtAzY
      Reading your impressions between 3F and Pendant really makes me want to buy the Pendant as my first tube amp. Seems like it'll make the vocals more engaging.
      1. dematted likes this.
      2. dematted
        dematted
        The Pendant definitely has more engaging vocals than the 3F, though they're not really characteristically syrupy or "warm" a lot of the time. If you're going to buy one, note that my review was with the one with the WIMA caps, not the one with the Jupiter caps (that is the current version). I can't imagine the Jupiter caps do anything but improve the sound, but worth noting.
        Mar 6, 2021
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    8. dematted
      dematted
      ECP DSHA-3F has arrived and with the Auteur, its scaring me. Effortless, natural, smooth, addicting sound. Pendant strained in comparison.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        It's my personal favorite SS amp. Hardly any sins.
        Feb 23, 2021
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      3. dasman66
        dasman66
        3f & Auteur... wonderful pairing, its the best my auteur has sounded.
        Feb 23, 2021
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      4. DJ XtAzY
        DJ XtAzY
        Pairs well with the VC too. For me I like to match my Universe Lambskin pads with the amorphous transformers, while the Be2 with the nickel ones. Instrument separation on this amp was a wow moment for me when jumping from Asgard 3.
        Feb 24, 2021
    9. dematted
      dematted
      "What's wrong with my gear, music suddenly sounds really bad today" One hour later: Oh, I have a migraine headache! Happy it's not the gear!
      1. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        The old like/dislike conundrum...glad it's not the gear, but migraines suck!! Feel better soon.
        Feb 12, 2021
      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I'm glad it's not the (musical) gear. As a fellow migraine sufferer, you have my condolences.
        Feb 12, 2021
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    10. dematted
      dematted
      Soekris 2541 is arriving soon...is it worth investing in a Jensen PC-2XR transformer so I can run balanced to my SE amp?
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I noticed a difference between balanced and single ended.
        Jan 30, 2021
      4. dematted
      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        There is some speculation about the loaner tour dac2541 having an issue with the SE outputs. Will test that when the specific unit arrives here for testing. My personal unit is now at 95% measurements complete and hope to post in a day or three.
        Jan 30, 2021
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    11. dematted
      dematted
      Lots of good things going for sale today. thankfully, pretty contented with my headphone and amp atm, or my wallet would be hurting today.
      1. Syzygy, Jinxy245, tommytakis and 2 others like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Luckily for me they're ALL out of my price range. I would have loved to snag those JAR 650s though.
        Jan 19, 2021
    12. dematted
      dematted
      yeah, I think I'm gonna need a year or two extension on this Soekris 2541 loaner. That's OK, right?
      1. Jinxy245, Syzygy, obsiCO and 5 others like this.
      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Felt the same way about the Abbas 0.1 SE
        Jan 15, 2021
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        This is the problem with loaner gear. It turns you insane. I would know.
        Jan 15, 2021
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    13. dematted
      dematted
      Just got the Pi2Aes, and the small standoffs don't seem to be big enough to go through the Rasberry Pi...any suggestions?
      1. dematted
        dematted
        Sorry, I figured it out. I am not nearly as smart as I sometimes think I am.
        Jan 13, 2021
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        I did the same thing for a few minutes as well ;)
        Jan 13, 2021
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    14. dematted
      dematted
      After "Breaking-in", ZMF Pendant is sounding like SW51+ and BHA-1 had a baby...best traits of both! Will write more soon...
      1. dematted
        dematted
        Zach was definitely right about the whole "coupling capitator thing"...or maybe my ears just need time. Who knows!
        Jan 11, 2021
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Break-in period makes literally no sense to me, but for some gear it definitely is a thing. It's part of the reason why with brand-new gear I'll give it some time.
        Jan 11, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Did you get one of the new ones with the stepped attenuator and Jupiter caps?
        Jan 11, 2021
    15. dematted
      dematted
      Thinking of getting Pi2Aes...only thing to figure out is ethernet connection, as router is in another room. Would the TP-link AV600 work?
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        Well I think you need Ethernet to get it setup, maybe. At least that’s what I did. Others may have a method to do without however.
        Jan 6, 2021
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      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        For Moode and Volumio, you do not need to hook the Pi to ethernet for initial config. By default, both broadcast their own SSID when booted. You connect your computer's wifi to that SSID, then log into Volumio/Moode and move the wifi to your home's wifi network. Pi will reboot and then you can switch your computer back to your home's wifi and manage Vol/Moode like any other device on your home WLAN.
        Jan 6, 2021
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        More like a TP-Link Wireless N300 2T2R. I use something similar for my Pi's.
        Jan 7, 2021
    16. Moiph
      Moiph
      I just responded to your Sonett 2 listing, I am very interested if it gets opened up to F&F and have also ordered a SW51+ and will be grabbing a bifrost 2 so I will be reading your comparison and Ill let you know if you have any questions. Fingers crossed I get chance to own what I consider a hidden gem
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        honestly molph if you have a bifrost 2 maybe trying to get a sw51+ may be better synergy, just trying to be objective here. of course it depends on what other headphones you have (with utopia/clear I think bifrost 2 is fine)
        Jan 5, 2021
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      3. Accrued
        Accrued
        just wanted to give you a heads up that this isn't a PM if this is what you meant by "I sent you a PM". Just clarifying so you don't send some personal information you don't want the whole internet to see.
        Jan 6, 2021
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      4. Moiph
        Moiph
        Thanks! For both the useful pieces of info!

        I was actually going to ask you about that pure, I have HD800 so I think the more laid back combo with the BF2 might work well, but when I eventually get some grados (thats another rabbit hole) so I might explore other schiit dacs

        @dematted sorry for clogging your profile im sure this is a proper noob move, but that sounds great to me
        Jan 6, 2021
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    17. gaspasser
      gaspasser
      Hey nice comparison of Sonett 2 & SW51! What is your transport between Roon and BF2?
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        pi2aes >>>>>>>> Unison
        Jan 5, 2021
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      4. jexby
        jexby
        ^ tommytakis really? into a BF2 even? loaner pi2aes coming my way this week to compare BF2 inputs.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      5. Raicorl
        Raicorl
        Prism Callia via asio outperforms pi2aes in my system.. even Spotify is a pass for me. ( never like Unison in Modius so it depends, I guess )
        Jan 6, 2021
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    18. dematted
      dematted
      My first thought today on being accepted to a highly selective tutoring service: "Two channel system, here I come!”
      1. hikergrl, Jinxy245, obsiCO and 9 others like this.
      2. rott
        rott
        Without spilling details, what kind of tutoring? Educational or some specific industry/sector?
        Dec 23, 2020
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      3. dematted
        dematted
        Educational tutoring, really. Essay editing, college counseling, specific high school and college subject tutoring.
        Dec 23, 2020
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      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Find yourself a good deal on a beater pair of vintage JBLs and you're way closer than you think.
        Dec 23, 2020
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    19. dematted
      dematted
      looking like one of my setups will be JAR HD600, SW51+, and Bifrost 2...proof that I've spent too much time on these forums.
      1. Jinxy245, obsiCO, Syzygy and 7 others like this.
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I'm thinking I'll build a Soekris 2541/SW51+ system currently, paired with the KISSed HD6XX. Might choose the Bifrost 2, though.

        Waiting for the Soekris tour.
        Dec 21, 2020
      4. dematted
        dematted
        I can kind of see why you'd want a Soekris rather than a Bifrost 2 with a 6XX...just a tad drier and less warmth and all that. I personally was never able to get into 6XX, despite all the acclamation its received here. Just too sleepy/slow for me, I think, but maybe I just haven't heard it on the right system.
        Dec 21, 2020
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Yeah I need to get a pair of real 650's to hear with.
        Dec 21, 2020
    20. dematted
      dematted
      Just took the plunge on a JAR HD600....very excited to see how it stacks up against Aut, think it will be complimentary in many ways!
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        They occupy similar roles. My bet is that you'll choose one over the other and then we'll see a FS post
        Dec 17, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Westchester, New York
    Occupation:
    Philosophy Academic and Tutor
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    Soekris 1321, Verite Open, SW51+, HD600.

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    Roon via Pi2aes --> Soekris 2541 --> Jotunheim 2/SW51+ --> HD540/Genesis