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Strangely excited about Nintendo Switch.
Are they changing MK8? I saw a video blurb about it and seemed like they tweaked MK8 a bit w/r/t the battle mode.
I want one specifically to play Zelda. Anything else is a bonus.
Hoping for a Mario kart 8 bundle. $300 at launch with only Zelda and it's not even included? Psh
Belatedly, I realize the brilliance that is ZX-2 + Andro.
Although the Martian has properly slammin' bass over the Andro.
LH Revive is one fine USB de-crapifier.
OMG Sonett 2!!
What's the rest of your chain?
Always wanted one. Thanks for confirming I was right...
@Ryu rMBP —> W4S USB —> Bifrost Multibit —> S2 (or M3)
@ButtUglyJeff Always happy to help. ;)
Damn, the ZX2 isn't f'ing around.
This thing is the Real Deal. Color me impressed.
Indeed, was close. One of those pass interference calls seemed janky to me.
as an Illini alum, always thrilled when fichigan gets screwed. of course ohhowihateohiost is not my favorite either. PSU is a fraud 1 quality win. during this big10+ season, no big10 team worth a spit in the National title picture.
We'll have to agree to disagree, @jexby. ;) But it has been an unusual season.
Hope everyone's enjoyed their dinners. Happy Thanksgiving!
Four desktop amps and a portable, now. All reliable performers. Really should try to put together some kind of comparison...
Shh, don't wake up those of us who are in denial about such things...
Do or do not. There is no try.
God DAMN, I love changing out used Senn pads for fresh ones.
It is ridiculous how much sound changes when you take a old flat pair and swap out for some freshies. Enjoy!
Boxfresh running shoes for your ears!
@Gravity Wish they were, like, $40 or so. But alas.
@zonto Got 'em from HeadRoom, changed out on the 600.
@JoshMorr Probably the single most underrated thing one can do.
@Kattejaes Heh, good comparison.
Uh, yay for monochrome shots of attractive ladies?
Close guess, I think I've had a Savages avatar on here before but this one is Elastica. Without a doubt my favorite band.
Heh, geez, the lead singers sure do look similar. I'll check 'em out. Dig your taste.
If you'd like their discography let me know, I recently put it on Google Drive for JoshMo
If I have to live with one amp and headphone desktop combo, I think that it'd be the TH-X00 PH and the SWA M3.
Mercifully, that is not the case. ;)
Glad you like the PH. I do as well.
With the right amp, it's a great all rounder. Haven't tried it balanced out Jodie, but the M3 wallops the SE output. And although it sounds better than one might expect from the Sonett, it's not a complimentary pairing.
Once one has gotten used to Jodie, it is difficult to listen to other amps. Even good ones.
don't agree. am always more eager/happy to return home to EC Uber 7 amp, even Office #2 with Vali2 provides better dimensional presentation of sound. at the expense of a bit of clarity and low end perhaps. maybe that makes me a Toob Fan.
Would love to hear a potted version of your impression of the Spartans- can wait until after the sale, if you prefer :)
In a nutshell, I think they sound grainy, lack dynamics, and have a thin tone. Staging is poor as well. Startlingly poor value and overrated.
Thanks, appreciate it. Your current journey through IEMs is relevant to my interests, as I fear that we have similar tastes; your fearlessness is saving me a fortune.
Happy to help! If our tastes are as similar as you fear, you may want to pick up a lightly used UM Martian on HF. Unabashed shill for that IEM.
Perfect capstone to perhaps the most terrific, bigly week I've ever had. Happy Veterans Day, everyone!
+1 Andro & SBAF tee. Shweet.
Hm, I don't like the Andro much directly out of the DF Red. But the pico Power is shaping up to be a solid amp pairing. Despite the low OI, it keeps the bass in check. The iPhone is hard to top, though.
Andromeda ordered! Help me...
A ZX2 is in your future
As long as the shape fits your ears, you won't need much help. Enjoy :)
@phillipmorgan Indeed. For now. >_<
@Artasia Yep, correct. And I've auditioned the Andro.
@Smitty Died as it lived — empty. ;P
@brencho Can't see myself tiring of its sound, either.
@jelt2359 & @thegunner100 Tempting! But not for me, I think.
@Kattefjaes It does. :) Gotten used to Campfire's fit.
Lame as it may be, I'm consistently amazed at the difference yielded by a (good) cable upgrade. Easily impressed, I suppose.
Interested as well and for what component of the system?
Ordered up a hybrid (silver/copper) cable from Unique Melody for use with the Martian. Solid build, reasonable price, and a modest bump in refinement and transparency. Diggin' it so far. Only drawback is that it's designed more for stationary use, so it's not as ergonomic as the stock cable. Not a prob, as it's fine to swap accordingly.
If it's of any interest, all my desktop interconnects are by C3 Audio. It's pricey, but I really like his UPOCC copper wire. An unhealthy fixation, really.
I'll say this about the Elear, it's fast as f**k. Pretty killer with electro swing.
@zonto Agree regarding the comfort, it's a pleasant wear. Unfortunately, I also have to agree regarding its, ahem, deficiencies with classical music. I don't even listen to classical that often, but it's a mess.
@Huxleigh, yeah that's putting it delicately. I also hated how it took the edge of crappily recorded rock/alt. Speed and resolution were good though, I'll agree with you there too.
The silver lining is that it only took me a few days to realize I didn't want it and get it out of the apartment. Contrast that with my less-experienced self that held onto Grado HF2s for six years...
Liked for electro swing.
Jodie definitely sounds better through its balanced output. SE is still good, but less spacious.
Seems rather obvious, given the discrepancy in power on tap between the outputs.
Methinks the Jodie's internal DAC is rather underrated.
It's pretty good but I prefer the phono stage. Both are just a big mismatch with how good the amp is. Modi multibit + Jotunheim + slants are my epic little work setup.
@zonto Yep. Curiously, the Jodie's DAC doesn't play nice with the W4S Recovery I use for de-crapification.
Jot DAC connected via secondary Thunderbolt monitor USB port (fairly clean) or with iFi iPower 9V and a Regen. either way, pretty good. would love a half-Gungnir Multibit-size Balanced multibit for Jot pairing.
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