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holy crap, the Liquid Crimson is one hell of an amp in the first hour. Need to shop groceries but I can't leave. Will die of hunger. Mar 5, 2020

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    1. Golmang
      Golmang
      holy crap, the Liquid Crimson is one hell of an amp in the first hour. Need to shop groceries but I can't leave. Will die of hunger.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Good preparation for covid-19
        Mar 5, 2020
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        You are exceptionally lucky to have found a unicorn.
        Mar 5, 2020
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    2. Golmang
      Golmang
      Does the Sapphire Blue TH-900 MK II fix the 4/500Hz suckout and 8kHz peak?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Also FWIW the low-mid recession strangely disappears on the EARS when you add a bit of pressure. Could possibly just be a seal thing. With different cup stuffing and baffle adjustments, the dip lightens up a bit too.
        Feb 25, 2020
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        Thanks Evan. It probably is the pads, they are kinda flat for my taste and don't seem to fit as well as all the different pads that the Hifiman game made me amass, which I'm used to. TH-900 are so beautiful and delicate modding them is very new
        territory.
        Feb 25, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        The TH-X00 pads help change things out a lot, someone posted measurements showing how the treble peak shifted from ~7kHz to 10~11k as per the MDxFostexes. I got to try the same in demo conditions and can confirm the pads go a long ways towards making the treble less painful. Tiny ear hole, not a problem for me but might be for others.
        Feb 25, 2020
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    3. Golmang
      Golmang
      "However, those of you expecting a Gungnir 2 and Yggdrasil 2 in the mold of Bifrost 2 may be in for a shock."
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        What does the 'mold' refer to? Size? Technology? Modularity?
        Jan 2, 2020
      4. rlow
        rlow
        I’m thinking the modularity. Something the size of Gungnir and Yggdrasil, not sure it’s possible that everything will be swappable like Bifrost. Like those huge analog boards on Yggdrasil - seems kinda crazy to be able to swap those from the rear of the unit along with the other boards.
        Jan 2, 2020
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      5. Hammy
        Hammy
        The whole philosophy with the multibits is that there is no interpolation or extrapolation of the bits. This just carries that to the hardware level.
        Jan 2, 2020
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    4. Golmang
      Golmang
      I considered myself easily able to filter through shit and narcissistic shitposting, until I read the LCD-1 thread on HF.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        There were a few people in that thread infuriating enough to keep me from needing caffeine.
        Oct 19, 2019
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "There were a few people in that thread infuriating enough to keep me from needing PCP." ftfy.
        Oct 20, 2019
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      5. Lyander
    5. Golmang
      Golmang
      Audeze LCD-1 looks like an open Mobius.
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Buddy was at Audeze HQ yesterday, heard the LCD-1. Described it as so "It's tuned like the x but with more treble presence"
        Oct 16, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        not sure how accurate this is but found this through metal571's channel. Audeze's GRAS KEMAR Raw Measurement of LCD1: https://imgur.com/LRchn7y
        Oct 16, 2019
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      5. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        This needs a closed and truly portable version fast - the over-ear comfy Sine, please.
        Oct 17, 2019
    6. Golmang
      Golmang
      Sold Gungnir Multibit to make space for Yggdrasil. Withdrawal hit me hard in a 1st world problems way. Didn't expect it in that intensity.
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    7. Golmang
      Golmang
      Damn, didn't expect Blu Tack to make such a difference. HE-4 bass improved a lot. Such potential. Slapped ZMF Auteur pads on them and done.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        IFL the HE4. Best single-sided planar ever made IMHO. It's a planar ADX5000
        Oct 4, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        Never listened to the ADX5K unfortunately. Not yet. I'm amazed how great the HE-4 remains and how it got even better, cleaner, how capable it is: punchy, fast, yet light and very agile. Gives me more joy than most of all the new Hifiman headphones that followed. What an unsung hero. Now I gotta save the 5LE and its dead screws etc.
        Oct 6, 2019
    8. Golmang
      Golmang
      Having the HE-500 and the HE-5LE, is the HE-6 a worthy upgrade to the latter when not driving it from a speaker amp?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        As someone who owns all three... no. HE6 is a fickle bitch.
        Jul 24, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        A pity, kinda hoped there was at least a noticable upgrade.
        Jul 24, 2019
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        You could flip your V281 for a Schiit speaker amp (or two) or a First Watt clone + used OG Saga, which would yield gains with your current headphones and would also give you better drive on the HE6.
        Jul 24, 2019
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    9. Golmang
      Golmang
      Found a new Lynx cable for half MSRP, found a used impedance transformer. I won't go back to USB Gen 5 now.
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Have you heard a ZMF Auteur with suede pads?
        Jun 16, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        I expected ZMF to get mentioned, heard none of them yet. Not ready to shell out over 1k for headphones again since SBAF made me a used gear hunter but I will look into the Auteur. Gotta read on the wood types a bit. Thankfully they seem to have a very dedicated german dealer.
        Jun 16, 2019
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        Consider the Borealis when it launches hopefully this year.
        Jun 16, 2019
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    10. Golmang
      Golmang
      My Sony Fanboyism created a new dilemma. With no ded. headphone out on the Xperia 1 I'm stuck between a USB-C Adapter or going BTR3.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I’m a Sony fanboy and wouldn’t buy their phones anymore. This is someone who owned four different compacts from their line.
        Jun 7, 2019
    11. Golmang
      Golmang
      Bought a used AES-16e, without a cable. Anyone knows where to get a custom cable for it? Would need shorter and less connectors.
      1. Golmang
        Golmang
        Ideally 4 AES out + BNC word clock, shorter than 1,80m.
        May 28, 2019
      2. msommers
        msommers
        I've got a Lynx break-out cable if you need one
        May 28, 2019
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    12. Golmang
      Golmang
      HE-4 right cup fell of after llosening itself during an earpad change. Goddamnit. Thankfully it didn't drop anywhere. Any replacement ideas?
      1. netforce
        netforce
        Yikes, that is a bit unfortunate. Could look into putting an Audeze headband and yoke on it.
        Mar 5, 2019
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    13. Golmang
      Golmang
      Looks like my Verum might arrive today. Looking forward to compare with the HE-500.
      1. Garuspik
        Garuspik
        I'm very interested in your opinion.
        Feb 7, 2019
    14. Golmang
      Golmang
      Huh, never knew about the Sennheiser HDI 850. Looks like a wireless 580.
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    15. Golmang
      Golmang
      HE-500 back again after 6 years. I missed it. What did I let go before going onto a horrible "journey" of stupid purchase decisions. :F
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      3. RiddleyWalker
        RiddleyWalker
        HE-500 with the VelPads or Focus-A pads (depending on chain / source material / preferences) is legitimately one of the best headphones i've heard overall. Works best with a chain that gives it some oomph and eases the 10khz peak, but they play pretty well with most gears. IMO if you can get over some of the comfort/usage qualms (which i was able to achieve through mods), it's still one of the best.
        Oct 11, 2018
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      4. Golmang
        Golmang
        Interesting. Can you elaborate on what the Focus A pads change vs the VelPads? I notice the 10Khz too.
        Right now I like them more than the LCD-2C+Reveal, especially since the mids are not hazy like the Audeze.
        Oct 11, 2018
      5. RiddleyWalker
        RiddleyWalker
        Oct 11, 2018
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    16. Golmang
      Golmang
      "This headphone responds well to EQ" What does this really mean in terms of technical requirements? What are the most important elements?
      1. Golmang
        Golmang
        Low distortion while under loud levels I get, also fast decay, impulse response and extension ("lack" of audible rolloffs).
        Sep 27, 2018
      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Power handling, low thd and a lack of non-minimum phase effects.
        Sep 27, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Being able to boost or reduce parts of the frequency scale without making the rest sound like crap?

        (Although that could also be described as having the basic skills of EQing. Just because graphic software makes it look as if it should be easy doesn't mean that it is.)
        Sep 29, 2018
    17. Golmang
      Golmang
      I'm wondering why Schiit hasn't built a high(er) end OTL yet, something of maybe around Ragnarok pricing.
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        More importantly, I am going to acknowledge the elephant in the room: why is the @schiit logo on the front of Gungnir so small? ;)
        Aug 7, 2018
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        I don't know how well Schiit does in the EU but they'd indeed have quite the niche for a higher end OTL.
        Sure there's Feliks Audio, Malvalve (too expensive) and Cayin (not my cup) but there's simply no contest when it comes to availability and competition as it is in the US. By far.
        Aug 8, 2018
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      4. Golmang
        Golmang
        All the other American brands are a nogo simply due to shipping back and forth in the case of repairs/warranty. It's quite the hassle and involes a lot of money if you have bad luck.

        It's why Schiit UK and EU are godsent given that they offer service/upgrades. Very smart move by Schiit.
        Aug 8, 2018
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    18. Golmang
      Golmang
      Gungnir Multibit even changed my movie experiences. Gungnir Multibit+Dolby Atmos plugin: Significant imaging and staging upgrade. Damn does the Gungnir Multibit create space
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Do you have any issues synching the audio?
        Aug 6, 2018
      4. Golmang
        Golmang
        I might be talking to myself here. Anyway, No headphone does the non-speaker cinema experience like the HD 800 SDR. Gungnir Multibit made me a total DAC believer. The 1260€ I paid are a bargain somehow.
        Aug 6, 2018
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      5. Golmang
        Golmang
        I didn't give any details, sorry. I'm using the Gungnir Multibit on Gen 5 with the Dolby Access plugin for headphones + movie of your choice + , preferrably with Atmos. However any other movie works as well as long as it has workable audio design. I used to watch movies with other DACs like the RS06, Anedio D2, Matrix X-Sabre but this is quite another league.
        Aug 6, 2018
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    19. Golmang
      Golmang
      What's the EU equivalent of Jensen transformers? I need to fix Gungnir hum and all the cheapo isolators at Amazon have changes in FR etc
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      2. Golmang
        Golmang
        I get hum when I connect the SE output of the Gungnir Multibit to my Denon AVR. Doesn't matter if AVR and Gungnir Multibit/V281 are on the same electric circuit or not. Gungnir Multibit with nothing connected except power and SE to AVR, still the same.
        Jul 21, 2018
      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        With my other DAC (Lake People RS06) I had to move a jumper inside to LIFT position (instead of GROUND) at the corresponding output and the hum was gone.

        It's not that easy with the Gungnir Multibit it seems. Really want to listen to it with my vintage JBL L7. Gotta test with modded cables I guess before splurging out those bucks.
        Jul 21, 2018
      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I feel your frustration. I had no luck with any kind of "custom" cables. Next up have to try RC network for the cables.
        Jul 21, 2018
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    20. Golmang
      Golmang
      How cost ineffective is it for a high end headphone manufacturer to provide a balanced cable and an adapter to single ended?
      1. Golmang
        Golmang
        Instead there's almost always need to reterminate to 4-PIN XLR or even buy a new cable because the standard cable is too short (hello LCD-2C).
        May 9, 2018
      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        It's principle. A balanced termination cost at least 200 bucks extra.
        May 9, 2018
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