Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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Still loving my Gen-G. Insane performance-weight ratio. Now really unsure if I want to buy anything heavier than GG.. Sep 18, 2021 at 8:58 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Still loving my Gen-G. Insane performance-weight ratio. Now really unsure if I want to buy anything heavier than GG..
      1. E_Schaaf and Merrick like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        We didn't even consider weight but glad that's a big plus for many :) performance-price is top priority
        Sep 18, 2021 at 9:40 PM
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        That’s doubtlessly a great direction!

        I’m personally less sensitive to price as that’s a matter of how many months to save money. I know or own several other products I can equivalently enjoy.. but none of them comes under 400g.
        Sep 18, 2021 at 10:48 PM
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        1. The fake pair (150 usd one) connected like an authentic one. Prol H1 chip or some emulation included.
        2. Dave didn't complain much about fake headband/cups comfort. I do wish to buy headband only and apply to other headphones.
        Sep 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM
      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I believe they call them "Super Copy" and they come in many levels of feature matching
        Sep 18, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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      3. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        it's an electrostatic end of summer.
        Sep 15, 2021 at 8:12 PM
      4. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        Sep 15, 2021 at 9:47 PM
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        $6000. goddamn
        Sep 16, 2021 at 1:36 AM
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Gotta keep up with Hifiman!
        Sep 15, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Gross. $6k headphones incoming from Audeze and Focal soon I imagine. Gotta dupe people into spending stupid amounts of money on a headphone.
        Sep 15, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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        Sep 15, 2021 at 10:24 PM
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I dunno, that looks kinda like a render from some design student - and that marketing tag is a bit too clumsy to come out of Audeze. Remember, Audeze's got enough bux to pay BMW Designworks for the EL-8s. I haven't been keeping up on who they've been farming out their ID to lately, tho.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 4:35 PM
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Looks like an Aliexpress knockoff
        Sep 13, 2021 at 6:07 PM
      5. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        Its leaked from a design company called boombang. They obviously had a page ready to go hot, and someone put it out too early. The page is now password protected but if you google images search "audeze lcd5 boombang" two of the photos still pop up. Someone posted an LCD-5 thread with the photos on HF and it got deleted QUICK. I think Audeze reaaaaally didn't want these images out there.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 9:14 PM
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Crin and DMS's disapproval paradoxically makes hd8xx very promising. Cause their preference is often reverse-predictive of mine.
      1. YMO, Jinxy245, purr1n and 3 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I find that people may have different preferences but generally hear the same things. Kind of an interesting phenomenon.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 12:09 AM
      3. nishan99
        nishan99
        Wise.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 2:02 AM
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I find most people into IEM's and TOTL BA IEM's, tend to go for nuance and find bass distracting. iJoker and Crinicle's leanings don't surprise me, just understand their preferences.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 7:50 AM
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Reading dac threads gives me some second thoughts. Listening with 2541 makes me ditch all such idea. Nice zero sum.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        God told me the A2 is the best Yggdrasil so I don't need to worry anymore. Thank you Jesus.
        Sep 12, 2021
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Reading all the LIM, MIL info and already owning an OG, makes me want to check out a Soekris instead of a new Schiit card.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 6:03 AM
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I'm hopefully looking forward to a Soekris x Schiit Yggdrasil.
        Sep 13, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Considering concurrent audio trends, I bet it's likely something extraordinarily expensive. Maybe HE1 expensive one..
        Sep 10, 2021
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        ZOMG only 4 days left!!
        Sep 10, 2021
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        They hired iFI’s marketing team haha
        Sep 10, 2021
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      M1 ipad pro's mini-led screen was legit. Under normal lighting, it resolves dynamics fantastically. More so than anything I've ever seen.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Cellist88
        Fair point. Fully agreed. It can eventually be just what it is.. unless apple eliminates their laptop business some day.
        Sep 10, 2021
      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I try to justify the purchase but itll just be a glorified score reader.
        Sep 10, 2021
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, luxury scratch pad, luxury zoom cam, luxury youtube/netflix console, luxury genshin device, and some luxury toy duties, too. Justification on my end was even easier when looking at uber iem prices and pandemic rtx prices. Not much joking lol.
        Sep 10, 2021
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      One philosophical question. What makes Yggdrasil Yggdrasil? The boundary between "new product" and "new flavor" seem very unclear to me.
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        The Supecomboburrito filter
        Sep 10, 2021
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Allow me to write a treatise on this...
        Sep 10, 2021
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Also the phase inversion button
        Sep 11, 2021
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Secretly curious about YgMIL too. Likely the least popular dacs among three, but feels like a hipster choice for unusual tastes..
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        My old belief "good measurements = shit sounding" fully destroyed by Soekris and Holo/KTE. Now I don't feel full measurement-fi as bad as I thought before -- as long as I pre-prune unsafe choices (Chifi, DS, and all such things).
        Sep 9, 2021
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Largely by temptation, just placed an order for m1 ipad pro 12.9. Maybe labor day self-congratulation gift lol.
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        It really helps in Teams meeting. You can draw and explain. Good investement.
        Sep 6, 2021
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Im jealous, I still haven't gotten to see the new mini LED screens
        Sep 6, 2021
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      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        Did you go with the magic keyboard? I really like it, trackpad is well implemented and keyboard is solid. Plus always charging with out needing to plug/unplug. Black is amazing on that screen.
        Sep 7, 2021
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Jotumheim 2 serves really well also as a 2ch preamp. ABing with Freya S could reveal how close they were. Wow.
      1. Priidik
        Priidik
        Couldn't tell, did you do J2 vs Freya S comparison or is it speculation? Also, what rest of the system?
        Sep 4, 2021
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Side by side comparison. I’m using 2541, aegirs, and spatial m3 turbo-s speakers.
        Sep 4, 2021
      3. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        No offense but, I think there's a hint in there about the Freya S for you.
        Sep 4, 2021
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Has anyone sbaf placed an order on CRBN? I don't think it would sounds like open LCDs but am very curious about their first hand impression.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, maybe most of us think the same way. Waiting for the loaner tour RD would coordinate a few months later. Moreover, most >4k release price products depreciated down to 2k-ish used eventually. So, crbn would follow the same path I believe.
        Sep 3, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I'm not positive they'll do a CRBN loaner, but I'm hopeful. I'd love to hear one but have no stax amps.
        Sep 3, 2021
      5. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        If they will do a loaner, count me in!
        Sep 3, 2021
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Imho original empy already too expensive for what they are. Now Meze changed aesthetics and increased price by 1k even wo trying to justify.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Thx. Good points. I don't quite get the array part as they copied and pasted from the previous marketing. But they did seem to use new film for the diaphragm which reduced weights from 0.16g to 0.11g for the same surface area.
        Sep 2, 2021
      3. 9suns
        9suns
        Looks amazing in that silver color, IMO. Maybe the sound is "Beats by Meze" but at least it looks great.
        Sep 2, 2021
      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        It's a gorgeous headphone and screams TOTL materials. The issue is that the headphone itself doesn't sound TOTL when I last put ears on them. Add in a 1K increase and there are just so many other headphones that I feel are much better.
        Sep 3, 2021
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Realized 7am already. Maxed-out GG made me pull an another all nighter to revisit favorite tracks.
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      $10 cheapo headband cover worked like a magic for my head crown with gen-g .. very cool.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Aug 26, 2021
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I’ve looked at that before but it doesn’t look like it has any cushioning so I never tried it. Just ordered one though! Thanks
        Aug 26, 2021
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        You weren't that wrong in that it had only thin memory-foam-ish padding. But quite flexible enough to put extra cushioning stuff. Final result was much more satisfying than HFM HE400SE (which I think cheaper/downgraded ver of 6SEv2's padding)
        Aug 26, 2021
    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Debated myself a bit about taking starlett. Too many things are holding me back. Maybe next time.
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Very glad to hear the third ms this year just got accepted. Two more under the review. Never been this productive in my life lol.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Feeling funny that I thought journals like jama, pnas, nature very distant a couple of years ago when I researched (virtually) alone. Now with an amazing team in the current place, those are where I am getting pubs. What a change.
        Aug 24, 2021
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Congrats! Keep it up and your reward will be lots more ms review and grant-application-writing requests ;)
        Aug 24, 2021
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        If they have to skimp on driver magnets for a $4k build their priorities are fucked.
        Aug 24, 2021
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        I'm totally fine if they only intend to serve for 'Harmonians' and/or Aeon lovers. Their decision. Fair enough. (but.. are those people really willing to pay for that amount of money?)

        Stealth indeed is heavier and more inefficient than previous ones. So good chance that they went for better magnet. But doubt if it's 4k-good. Single-sided structure.. well -- I may have a strong prejudice/bias lol.
        Aug 24, 2021
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        What a fucking disaster.
        Aug 24, 2021
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