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Sonarworks + Roon + Clear's = good stuff! Added SW a few weeks ago with trial, decided I can't EQ as well as the preset and purchased! May 4, 2020

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    1. e.schell
      e.schell
      Sonarworks + Roon + Clear's = good stuff! Added SW a few weeks ago with trial, decided I can't EQ as well as the preset and purchased!
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      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        I always thought the Clears sounded excellent but got bored and gave Sonarworks a try. Now when i turn SW off it sounds like I'm listening under water. Haha. The Focal Clear Wired Average preset does wonders as far as I am concerned. Highly recommend giving Sonarworks free trial a whirl with any headphone they have a preset for.
        May 4, 2020
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        OK, you've prompted me to try Sonarworks again, and you're absolutely right. These presets completely transform the HD800S.
        May 4, 2020
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    2. e.schell
      e.schell
      Sometimes one just needs to play hooky from work...
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    3. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone happen to know anything about the pioneer tx 9500 ii ? Looking like I'll be able to get my hands on one for nothing...
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Back in the day, when audiophiles often wore white shirts and ties, a fully loaded audiophile component system comprised of a turntable, tuner, tapedeck, preamp, amplifier and speakers. The 9500 was one of the better tuners in such a system.
        Feb 28, 2020
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        I just assumed it would have at least a few pairs of rca analog inputs! Kinda of a bummer...
        Feb 28, 2020
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        That would have been called a Receiver in that era.
        Feb 28, 2020
    4. Claud
      Claud
      Listened to Tame Impala new album on Tidal yesterday. Very good album, IMHO
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        Just saw it was released and haven't listened to The Slow Rush yet, but I really like Innerspeaker, Lonerism, and Currents... I'm sure it's going to be good.
        Feb 16, 2020
      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Thanks for the heads up. Going to give it a listen on Spotify and buy the digital album if I enjoy it (I’ve liked their last two albums).
        Feb 16, 2020
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      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Agreed. Now I have to go explore the back catalog, as it is the first i have heard. Always enjoy it when that happens
        Feb 16, 2020
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    5. e.schell
      e.schell
      Ahhhhh... Tame Impala, an americano, and green crack... my ideal Saturday afternoon? Starting to seem that way!
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    6. e.schell
      e.schell
      Ultraboosts are the real deal. First pair and I believe I have found my new everyday shoe of choice.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Mine are comfy to walk around, but it's still a bit snug around my foot. Liked boosts so much, I got a pair of pureboosts for $46. Not as snug.
        Jan 8, 2020
      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        @insidious meme The cushioning as comfortable as the UB's? Thought about grabbing a pair of the pureboosts as well because i have seen them cheaper...
        Jan 9, 2020
      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        i think they are. It didn't take me as long to break them in as I did the UB's. A steal for the price I paid.
        Jan 9, 2020
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    7. e.schell
      e.schell
      Came upon good deal on a ZX2, thought i was hoping for ZX300. Any thoughts on pairing with FDX1? Impedance matching etc...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        When I had the FDX1 Loaner it needed more volume on the ZX2, like most of the time I was running them at 70% power on the ZX2.
        Jan 4, 2020
      3. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        @brencho Done a quick search: 15mW vs 200mw at 16ohms for ZX2 and ZX300 respectively.
        Jan 5, 2020
      4. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        I find myself using blue filters with ZX300 most often. ZX300 has this tendency to make everything sound a bit leaner, faster, cleaner, and sharper. ZX2 has much more slam, a warmer character, rounder transients, longer decays, but less power output. Since it is a fairly efficient single DD, it should be less of a diva on amplification so it’s more about choosing the sound profile you prefer between these two DAPs.
        Jan 5, 2020
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    8. e.schell
      e.schell
      FDX1. Really digging them so far. Want to get a dap ($300-$400) Any pairings you like? Was thinking a used ZX2 if I can find one....
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      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        @YMO Is streaming (LDAC) from a phone to the ZX300A reliable in your experience (given the phone is not shit) ?
        Dec 24, 2019
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Dec 25, 2019
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        The ZX300A is an amazing pairing with the JVCs. Best DAP I’ve ever owned!
        Dec 25, 2019
    9. e.schell
      e.schell
      Baby Swiss Cheez-It's were discontinued due to lack of interest?! People have shitty taste! They were excellent! RIP BABY SWISS cheez-its.
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        We don't eat babies, you monster
        Dec 11, 2019
    10. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone heard JBL Studio 580? They are marked down to $319 on JBL's site...
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Dec 10, 2019
      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        Ideally that will be plan once I get serious about putting together a 2 channel system. Hard part will be patience while tracking down the right pair! But was just curious about 580's... see them pop up from time to time in this price range.
        Dec 10, 2019
      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        That's a huge discount.
        Dec 10, 2019
    11. e.schell
      e.schell
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    12. e.schell
      e.schell
      Heading to Chicago in the morning to visit friends and see Tool Sunday evening. Have't been up there in years, really looking forward to it!
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Sorry about the snow!
        Nov 1, 2019
      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        It's melting off... at least a few hundred miles south of chicago... forecast is telling me at least there won't be anymore falling while i'm there... so WIN!
        Nov 1, 2019
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        I am flying into Chicago this January for a concert. My California body is probably not ready for a Chicago winter!
        Nov 1, 2019
    13. e.schell
      e.schell
      Waiting for the Schiit Sol Cart Rolling thread to start over at HF
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The trouble with turntables (not their fault!) is that people buy them to tinker with, rather than just to listen to.
        Sep 7, 2019
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Based upon certain threads here, apparently that's also true of headphones, IEMs, amps, DACs, and CD players.

        So…tinkerers will tinker?
        Sep 7, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Lol. Well, yes, but for physical twiddling, as single components go, I still suspect that turntables have the most capacity.
        Sep 7, 2019
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    14. e.schell
      e.schell
      WooooHoooo. Was able to grab some Tool tickets this morning! Nov. 3rd in Chicago... very excited about it!
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    15. e.schell
      e.schell
      Throwing this out without any real research yet. I want earplugs for live music that just reduce to safe levels and sound good...
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Get impressions done by an audiologist, perfect sounding attenuators. -10 & -25dB inserts.
        Sep 5, 2019
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      4. netforce
        netforce
        Sep 6, 2019
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      5. netforce
        netforce
        Funny story. In July went to a concert with a few friends. I had my ear plugs and brought an extra set. I asked my friends if they wanted the extra and they declined. First set goes on and one friend asked to use them.

        After the concert the unprotected friend said his ears were ringing for hours afterwards.
        Sep 6, 2019
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    16. e.schell
      e.schell
      Danny Carey is better than your favorite drummer.
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      3. Hands
        Hands
        I know I’m a biased fanboy, but I do like Martin Axenrot as well. His drumming is less overtly showy or complex than some, nor does Opeths stuff usually call for anything absurd, but he has a lot of subtle depth to his playing.
        Aug 31, 2019
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Saw Animals As Leaders live. That drummer has a small drum kit but when he stops jazzing it up it is hard to believe. When a drummer can make a small drum kit sound like a thunder storm like that, I listen.
        Aug 31, 2019
      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Danny Carey is a god, but I’d put Tomas Haake in the same breath
        Aug 31, 2019
    17. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone tried out the Fiio M11? Looking into a decent DAP in the under $500... any other suggestions I should look into?
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I had the previous gen X5 3rd Gen. Warmer sound, does a lot of things but master of none. Buggy software, which is nothing new with Chi-Fi. I would bet a Chinese region ZX300 will blow the M11 out of the water.
        Aug 17, 2019
      3. YMO
        YMO
        It's like this, do you want more features like streaming, youtube, video games which you can play on the M11? Or you just want a pure DAP?
        Aug 17, 2019
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        I would like the ability to cache albums from Tidal as I've gotten accustomed to that on my phone, but the sound quality of a zx2/zx300 is probably quite a bit better. Have some time to think on it between now and when the JVC HA-FDX1 is dropped and shipped. Plan on that being my mobile/work system. Thanks for the info!
        Aug 17, 2019
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    18. e.schell
      e.schell
      Thoughts on Theta Miles CD Player for use as a transport with GungnirMB? Considering buying one, been wanting a spinner...
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        @k4rstar Of those newer models you listed, will the marantz or cambridge significantly outperform the Onkyo as transports only? Asking since the price difference is significant.
        Jul 29, 2019
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        Never compared them directly so couldn’t really say. They all use the same Sanyo mechanism found in most modern CD players. However the Cambridge is designed with a singular function in mind which is to act as a transport and has their own servo tech found in their top of the line player. It’s probably the best on transport duty.
        Jul 29, 2019
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      5. ColtMrFire
        ColtMrFire
        FWIW famish99 has it hooked up to Gungnir Multibit A1/Aficionado and I thought it sounded great, but I have no frame of reference, since I have not heard Af hooked up to any other transport.
        Jul 29, 2019
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    19. e.schell
      e.schell
      Gungnir MB A1 + LP + Clears = happiness. First time hearing a Cavalli amp. Hype train seat reserved. That is all... enjoy your evenings!
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    20. e.schell
      e.schell
      Considering Liquid Platinum to have my own little Thunderdome with Lyr 3. Chain will be E22>GumbyA1 with Clears & HD650m. Thoughts/Advice?
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        These days 90% of my listening is done with Clears, that will be my main focus when comparing these amps.
        Jul 14, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        My Gungnir Multibit/LP/HD650 setup has kept me smiling for months now. No desire to alter anything. At all.
        Jul 14, 2019
      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If you're trying to inject a little speed and athleticism into the setup, look elsewhere; the LP is even more laid-back than the Lyr 3. That being said, I think the LP has superior timbre and stage.
        Jul 14, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Illinois
    Gear List:
    Source: Built PC with Lynx E22
    DAC: Gungnir Multibit A1
    Headamp: ZDT Jr & Liquid Platinum
    Headphones: Clear, HD650K
    Speakers: JBL LSR308

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    E22 » GumbyA1 » Liquid Platinum / ZDT Jr » Clear / HD650K / LSR308