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  • Title
    FREAK

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 3570K @4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW 8GB 08G-P4-6276
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
  • Storage
    Corsair Neutron 256GB, Western Digital Red 2TB, Western Digital Green 3TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic G-Series 550W SSR-550RM Active PFC F3
  • Display(s)
    Acer H6 Series 21.5" H226HQLbid
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S
  • Keyboard
    Leopold FC-200R Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Kinzu V2 Pro
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 650, HiFiMan HE-560, Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro, Sennheiser HD 449, Schiit Magni 2 Über, Schiit Modi 2 Über, Schiit Valhalla 2, Schiit Bifrost 4490, Fiio E10 Olympus, Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Generation (Previously Owned)
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    Windows 8.1
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    Crying myself to sleep.
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    Web Developer

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  1. Sennheiser Releases HD 660 S

    This is the HD 6x0 chassis with the HD 700 driver dropped in. No confirmation yet on what if any tuning has been done to the driver to get it to play nice with the change in enclosure. Either way, I am skeptical that this will be an upgrade to the HD 650 or even HD 600 across the board given the issues with the HD 700 in both measured and sonic performance. According to the project page, it comes with the same cable as the HD 650, that is 1/4" with a 1/4" to 1/8" dongle adapter.
  2. Balanced & Unbalanced I/O

    The monitor output appears to be stereo TRS just like a normal headphone jack - although worth noting that the signal sent to this output vs the headphone output is not the same. Line 2 appears to be a mono input, so the correct way to consume a stereo signal would be split it to lines 1 and 2. I expect that you can use TRS cables here, but you just need to be mindful of the number of channels that are on that cable.
  3. DVD audio quality vs CD audio quality?

    All else being equal, the difference would be negligible. And for all else to be equal, we would need to assume that the original source material recorded to the DVD was recorded and processed with at least that much bitrate.
  4. Balanced & Unbalanced I/O

    Can you explain what the fuck the device is or is that a state secret? Kind of hard to make a recommendation if we don't at least know whether the signal is mono or stereo.
  5. Hey uh i am sorry for this but which one do u think its better between.

    Kingston HyperX Cloud Which is rebranded Takstar Pro 80 and Atm M40x?

    I choose HypexCloud because its cheaper than takstar and comes with mic.

    And the M40x is a bit expensive but its received a good review.

     

    So which one do u think its better?

    I have made a thread in here.

     

    1. SSL

      SSL

      If you need the mic I would go for the Kingston. I would expect you to find them more comfortable as well.

    2. L.Lawliet

      L.Lawliet

      Alright kingston it is then thanks again

  6. Going from 128kbps to anything better should be pretty obvious. Unfortunately, the Sennheiser HD 400 series headphones are not that resolving or transparent, so this may be part of the problem. The E10K is not exactly going to blow the doors off of resolution either. Sorry to rain on your parade after you've already put money down, but it is what it is.
  7. HD 600's: what dac/amp to get

    Usual suspects. Schiit stuff - Fulla 2, Modi 2 + Magni 3, etc. Modi 2 and used Valhalla 2 would be spicy.
  8. Massdrop O2 + SDAC DAC/Amp for Sennheiser HD650

    The O2 will be the bottleneck in this device. I would get a Fulla 2 instead. Magni 3 + Modi 2 is also a very compelling value right now. Give or take $50, take your pick.
  9. Upgrade From HE400i

    HD 650 kappa
  10. Schiit did some stuff

    Let me qualify that statement: it IS making a real difference in the sound, so in that sense it is not on the level of magic rocks of whatever. However, and this is just my opinion, the MP has been overhyped. I remain skeptical whether someone would notice a difference after prolonged listening, once the novelty has worn off, and in the absence of side-by-side comparison. We'll have to wait until it is available for first-hand impressions. My main issue is probably that this concept is way different (inferior) from actually performing a piece of music with a different pitch reference or temperament.
  11. Shiit Lyr 2 VS Valhalla 2

    Have you ever heard of a concept called performance per dollar? Can you imagine how it might apply in this situation? The real answer is that not necessarily anything makes the Magni 3 better if you like the sound of "300$ Solid State" more. Of course, that is a hard question to answer if you don't specify which "Solid State" you're talking about.
  12. Shiit Lyr 2 VS Valhalla 2

    Valhalla 2 for the HD 650. Best synergy.
  13. Schiit did some stuff

    Except that appears to literally be all it does, at least on the software side. I assume the need for a programmer was to develop an algorithm presumably to detect and adjust the pitch of the source material on the fly. What did you want to talk about? Seems like it will be the go-to standalone entry-level amp recommendation from here on out. Hopefully some people will get ears on it soon so that we can know what it sounds like. Also, there is a post about it in Jason's Schiit Happened series on head-fi.
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