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post #941 of 1493
I'm lucky enough to plug my headphones (MDR-V6) straight into my onboard audio and have zero interference. Now, if I try to plug a powered mic in, then things go haywire unless I put its power source on a completely separate wall circuit.
post #942 of 1493
Hey.... Schiit is good schiit for the money compared ALOT of other **** in the hifi market.
Their new R2R DACs are really good. Personally im a little over schiit tho, time for something new.
HD650 is probably the best buy you can do, well... HD800 might be a tad better for the money, especially now with all the extremly expensive headphones that have come.
Its a BIG price you have to pay to get that 10-20% better sound. Being owner of Audeze LCD-3F and Hifiman HE-6 I will STRONGLY ADVICE AGAINST BUYING AUDEZE.
Audeze = most overhyped garbage ever. And also, most headphone amps are garbagecans aswell. Buy a Class A FirstWatt stereoamp and my gosh u get such good soudn!

Anyway, im trying to talk myself into getting this mouse, but the clicks scare me away.
Are the clicks better then say a Zowie ZA11?
Edited by Aventadoor - 10/21/15 at 2:48pm
post #943 of 1493
Yeah, the durability you get with higher priced gear is pretty nice. 5 years and counting with my HD650s. Most of the stuff in the market is grossly overpriced when it comes to the used components though. We need more people like NwAvGuy, not companies asking 10x profit like Schiit.

It is entirely possible that some people hear the difference between a flac and a 320bit mp3 as mp3 is lossy and somewhat based on the physiology of the human hearing. It could totally differ depending on the individual, personally I don't care that much. Spotify through Fidelify (and ASIO) is fine enough smile.gif

I prefer these over the Huanos in my FK, can't say anything about the ZA11. In my opinion they feel kinda like the vanilla Rival clicks.
post #944 of 1493
isnt schiit pretty reasonably priced though? idk

and evga's (optical) mice are pretty solid and reasonably priced imo. yea odm but so is pretty much everything else
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post #945 of 1493
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Originally Posted by trism View Post

It is entirely possible that some people hear the difference between a flac and a 320bit mp3 as mp3 is lossy and somewhat based on the physiology of the human hearing.

I did back on my cheap headphones because their distortion aggravated the compression artefacts on high frequency noises (cymbals, raw saw synths, esses, etc)

Now on my MDR-V6 I can't tell a difference anymore once again thumb.gif
post #946 of 1493
Brings to my mind that I actually wanted to create my own mouse but the PMW3320 sample kit costed so much that no thanks. Due to the nature of the project, I basically need the datasheet. Bought the Rival 100 originally as a frankenmouse shell for that project but I think I am going to keep this intact because I like this mouse, and just ditch the idea.
post #947 of 1493
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Originally Posted by Aventadoor View Post

Are the clicks better then say a Zowie ZA11?

Got ZA11, FK2 for later tests lying in a wardrobe, clicks in Rival 100 are mildly softer than any Zowie ZAs/FKs, what i like, and Rival 100 shape is better than any fk/za for me, sensor is stronger in zowies though...
post #948 of 1493
Since everyone is talking about headphones I would recommend the Shure SRH-840. They're very well built and the sound quality is amazing. Too bad I don't have a good enough soundcard to use it to its fullest.
post #949 of 1493
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I did back on my cheap headphones because their distortion aggravated the compression artefacts on high frequency noises (cymbals, raw saw synths, esses, etc)

Now on my MDR-V6 I can't tell a difference anymore once again thumb.gif

Hehe. The difference is pretty easy to tell if you calculate a residual signal tongue.gif Personally I don't hear any difference in a blind test with my setup. Funny though how cheap components bring out the compression artifacts more than actually more precise(?) equipment.
post #950 of 1493
it's because mp3's compression artefacts on high frequencies are actually rather pathological

I don't know what the term for it is, but a "posterized" noise signal with the same general volume would definitely distort differently from one that's not posterized

anyways, opus is best codec.
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