wbass
Last Activity:
Dec 4, 2022 at 1:57 PM
Joined:
Feb 10, 2019
Messages:
280
Trophy Points:
93
Positive ratings received:
747
Neutral ratings received:
0
Negative ratings received:
3

Post Ratings

Received: Given:
Like 692 675
Dislike 3 0
Respectively Disagree 0 1
Miss Information 0 0
Epic 24 12
Agreed, ditto, +1 31 0
Gender:
Male
Birthday:
Sep 1, 1979 (Age: 43)
Location:
London, UK

Share This Page

wbass

Almost "Made", Male, 43, from London, UK

B/c of pretty silly good Black Friday prices, I've got HD58X and LETSHUOER S12 on the way. Esp. curious about these cheap planar IEMs. Nov 29, 2022 at 12:51 PM

wbass was last seen:
Viewing thread FS: Audeze LCD-24, Dec 4, 2022 at 1:57 PM
    1. wbass
      wbass
      B/c of pretty silly good Black Friday prices, I've got HD58X and LETSHUOER S12 on the way. Esp. curious about these cheap planar IEMs.
    2. wbass
      wbass
      Thanksgiving email from an online dealer: "Thank you for sharing our affliction." Yep.
      1. Cryptowolf, Azimuth, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
      2. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Affliction...with affection. Hahaha.
        Nov 24, 2022
        wbass likes this.
    3. wbass
      wbass
      "Living out of a suitcase" system growing to include a pr of OG LS50 wireless. Great BF price, and I won't go w/o 2ch for another 6 months.
      1. zottel, RestoredSparda and Qildail like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. wbass
        wbass
        No, I'm in a temporary flat in London. A suitcase worth of clothes, steadily amassing more hifi...
        Nov 24, 2022
        zottel likes this.
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Was gonna say, that's a heavy suitcase if you're traveling around with it.
        Nov 24, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      5. wbass
        wbass
        Okay, these LS50 wireless sound damned good. For not much more than the cost of a Sonos something. Here's to last gen bargains.
        Nov 26, 2022
        zottel and zerodeefex like this.
    4. wbass
      wbass
      Piety ordered. We'll see when it lands in London and my "out of a suitcase" system, which has grown to include a Phonitor SE and Neo Stream.
      1. wbass
        wbass
        I like the SE thus far, but it is very linear, and the Elex could use a bit of warming up in the mid-bass especially. Hopefully the tube-y qualities of Piety shine through in this use-case.
        Nov 20, 2022
    5. wbass
      wbass
      Just when I think I have it narrowed down to the HE1000SE and Susvara, along comes the Caldera.
    6. wbass
      wbass
      Heard a bunch of HPs over recent weeks. From the hip: LCD-X: Audeze makes neutral cans now. LCD-5: v good, but closed-in and so-so comfort
      1. Qildail, Tchoupitoulas and Lyander like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. wbass
        wbass
        No doubt, but the suddenly no longer current model often gets discounted. I tend to stick with things I like, so put a fair amount research in first.
        Nov 2, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        My own opinion - I actually really like the LCD-2 and 3 although not for "accuracy" of sound and would still own my 3 if I got my Cavalli LC before I sold the LCD-3.

        Otherwise, the only LCD-X I've ever liked was the @rhythmdevils tuned one. Even at Audeze HQ, I didn't like the X, even off of their King amp (which made every other Audeze I heard sound amazing).
        Nov 4, 2022
        Tchoupitoulas and wbass like this.
      5. wbass
        wbass
        Yeah, I've got my LCD-2F I've had for a while. Not much rated here, but I really enjoy them. They're dark and closed-in, but they do electronic music beautifully. Sort of a specialty sound.

        I'm semi-sad that Audeze seems to have moved away from their older house sound.
        Nov 4, 2022
        Tchoupitoulas likes this.
    7. wbass
      wbass
      Anyone using Bakoon 13R or Enleum 23R? They're repped for Susvara, but wondering how they'd do w/ Utopia or HD800 or sensitive speakers.
      1. yotacowboy likes this.
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        This is a loaner I'd be super jazzed to hear.
        Oct 24, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      3. netforce
        netforce
        We work with Enleum quite a bit, let me see if I can make anything happen
        Oct 26, 2022
        wbass likes this.
    8. wbass
      wbass
      Anyone using the mid/high-end Hifiman planars? I see some folks running the Susvara, but anyone repping the Arya and/or the HE1000 variants?
      1. View previous comments...
      2. netforce
        netforce
        Susvara I would say definitely wait till you can have a nice full setup for it if you really want to go down the powering Susvara rabbit hole. Its fun but certainly not cheap lol
        Oct 18, 2022
        JeremiahS and wbass like this.
      3. wbass
        wbass
        Lot of folks saying the Sus is the best thing going these days. Would love to hear it. But, yeah, adding a speaker amp to the mix may not be likely for a while. Never mind the $$$. Or rather £££.
        Oct 18, 2022
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        The egg shaped models tend to have a wider stage and are softer, with highly detailed, yet less refined treble. When Susvara has enough current it's not soft.
        Oct 19, 2022
        wbass likes this.
    9. wbass
      wbass
      The badder the villain, the more byzantine the plan.
      1. Qildail likes this.
      2. Wilson
        Wilson
        Unless you're Homelander
        Oct 14, 2022
      3. wbass
        wbass
        The Boys remains really quite good. And has ended seasons in more interesting ways than some other shows I could name.
        Oct 14, 2022
        Wilson likes this.
    10. wbass
      wbass
      *Very* crude system matching thought: Dynamics can be dry, so like warmth of tubes. Planars can be wet, so like the linearity of SS.
      1. nishan99 likes this.
      2. wbass
        wbass
        I'm sure there are a hundred examples to contradict this.
        Oct 9, 2022
    11. wbass
      wbass
      What are your favorite sub $1k HPs or IEMs? Mine, roughly in order: Elex, HD600, OG Andromeda, LCD-2F, iSine 20, JVC FDX1.
      1. Justin S, CEE TEE and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. wbass
        wbass
        Would love to hear some more folks on this, even though this is a corny "what's best?" post. I see that you can get the HD8XX for $899 now, so that'd probably be my GOAT under $1k.
        Oct 8, 2022
      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Anything I've heard from ETA beats anything else I've heard sub 1K. I'd even include Senn.
        Oct 8, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      5. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        GOAT = the right HD580. Many others are amazing but I find myself using the 580. This also has everything to do with my choice of music and my system.
        Oct 8, 2022
        wbass likes this.
    12. wbass
      wbass
      Well, now I have three SS amps incoming. SPL Phonitor SE, SMSL SH-9, and FiiO K9. This started out as an attempt to maximize IEM listening.
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        In case you've not heard the warnings about the dangers of shorts, always stop music playback, turn the volume down completely, and/or have the amp on "mute" when plugging any headphones in or out of the single-ended connection.
        Oct 2, 2022
      4. wbass
        wbass
        Yeah, good shout. I recall that this killed someone's Phonitor a while back. Thankfully, I pretty religiously turn the volume down before jacking in/out anyway. Thanks for the reminder though, particularly on this amp.
        Oct 2, 2022
      5. wbass
        wbass
        There still seems to be the open question as to whether any of the current SPL Phonitors are truly balanced. The SE has the same power rating as the others, which leads me to think that they're straightforward in saying that the SE, X, and XE all sound/perform the same.
        Oct 2, 2022
    13. wbass
      wbass
      So, are the various SPL Phonitor amps all the same? Phonitor 2 = X = XE = E = SE? Just with different features and inputs/outputs?
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Sep 29, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      2. wbass
        wbass
        Good to know! I'll be especially curious what you think about the Andromeda via the X and if there's any hiss.
        Sep 30, 2022
    14. wbass
      wbass
      Two IEM blasts from the past: Drop x Noble X and Aurisonic Rockets. Threw both in the suitcase before this however-long stint in London.
      1. shotgunshane, Jinxy245 and Sqveak like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        @wbass - I've got two pairs of Quad ESL 57s. They were my father's, & I inherited them. Both pairs went back to Quad in the late '90s for a checkup. One pair's not been used in more than a decade; the other hasn't been used for 4+ years. All are in fine condition. I'd be happy to sell a pair to you, if interested.
        Sep 25, 2022
        wbass and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Sep 25, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      5. wbass
        wbass
        Hey, thanks @Tchoupitoulas ! I might well contact you about that closer to X-mas.
        Sep 25, 2022
        Tchoupitoulas likes this.
    15. wbass
      wbass
      Anyone ever mess around with Bakoon's various amps? I remember Tyll writing about one of them. And that they were good for orthos?
      1. crenca likes this.
    16. wbass
      wbass
      Suitcase living for the next few months, at least. Elex, CTH+SDAC, Campfire Andromeda, Audeze iSine-20.
      1. Qildail, Cryptowolf and Lyander like this.
    17. wbass
      wbass
      These fantasy titles are a bit wordy. How about RING LORD, POWER RINGS, THRONE GAME, and DRAGON HOUSE?
      1. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I guess you're allergic to the word "of"?
        Sep 1, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Next up: "The Quest For Magic And Power" and then keep as options "witches, merlin, knights, last dragon, war, eternal, eternity" and prepare for some interesting anime adaptations.
        Sep 1, 2022
        wbass and Jinxy245 like this.
    18. wbass
      wbass
      I wonder if HP world has become "mature." Sure, things like the Raal have come along, but it seems like most folks here are running HD800,
      1. View previous comments...
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Ironic, I feel like in my own personal pursuits I've barely begun to scratch the surface of design elements I want to explore and haven't yet seen on the market ;) takes a lot to get people to move away from their mainstays though, I get it. What was good 10+ years ago is still good now. Folks have tried enough to settle or become jaded about what's new
        Aug 30, 2022
      3. wbass
        wbass
        Could be a signal of an unfilled segment of the market. Something new and exciting that isn't $$$.
        Aug 30, 2022
      4. JeremiahS
        JeremiahS
        In my experience planar dynamics have improved a lot in recent years but it seems that this type of driver technology is not very popular in this forum.
        Aug 31, 2022
    19. wbass
      wbass
      About lifestyle vs. hi-fi: Currently visiting a buddy in LA, where he has a modest (by LA terms) house he's putting tons of work into.
      1. View previous comments...
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Electronics aside: I'm not that fussed, as long as it isn't downright ugly...

        I'd never buy a pair of speakers that wasn't good to look at, and my ideal absolutely would be beautiful woodwork. (In light or golden English Oak ;) )
        Aug 14, 2022
      3. wbass
      4. zottel
        zottel
        I love how the back side of those speakers, like with a lot of other stuff of the era, looks like crap, and nobody cared. Today, everything has to look “good” all around even in places nobody ever sees.
        Aug 14, 2022
        Thad E Ginathom and wbass like this.
    20. wbass
      wbass
      Sometimes I think we should have a thread about our favorite **lo-fi** listening experiences.
      1. sheldaze, zottel, Qildail and 7 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Lunk_Wray
        Lunk_Wray
        Re. Sleigh Bells' mixes, Tom Waits says (semi-jokingly?) that he always listens to rough mixes on his vintage car stereo, because he doesn't trust the studio monitors.
        Aug 9, 2022
        wbass likes this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Taping songs off the TV: I recorded all the songs from Singing In The Rain on a cassette.

        I guess that's low-fi. But, actually, In later years, I used to run the headphone-out from my TV to my amp. It was higher-fi than the TV speakers, albeit mono. I even did that with a cheap radio alarm.
        Aug 9, 2022
        Merrick and wbass like this.
      5. zottel
        zottel
        Songs of my own band in the late 90ies, recorded on a shitty tape deck in a much too small rehearsal room.
        Aug 9, 2022
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 1, 1979 (Age: 43)
    Location:
    London, UK