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Schiit just announced a Modi Multi bit, $249.00. Will be interesting to see the details on this, when multibit went from yggy to gumby to bifrost they said it couldn't be done in a modi form factor.

http://schiit.com/products/modi-2

Edit: Chapter on how it came to be.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/701900/schiit-happened-the-story-of-the-worlds-most-improbable-start-up/11670#post_12745915

Will be interesting to see that vs Cambridge Audio's $300 DAC.
 
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Loving this setup. Desktop performance that I can quickly take anywhere in the house.

Ether C and Mojo by Adam Mrugacz, on Flickr

Very nice image. What are you using as your backdrop?

As far as being cold, the computer I game on has two R9295X2s on a custom loop. Couple that to three Acer H257HU monitors in eyefinity and the room gets very warm very quick.
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Very nice image. What are you using as your backdrop?

White paper from a large format printer. You can use anything white if you want a pure white background as long as it is relatively smooth. Ive used, a beer cooler, foam board, white paper and a bathtub in the past when I want a white background.
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@caenlen, and anyone in the chicagoland area for that matter, there is a Chicagoland head-fi meet on the 13th. Hoping to make it but may have a bunch of family in town that weekend.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/815329/chicago-area-headphone-meet-august-13th-2016-chiunifi
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White paper from a large format printer. You can use anything white if you want a pure white background as long as it is relatively smooth. Ive used, a beer cooler, foam board, white paper and a bathtub in the past when I want a white background.

So if you are using large format paper, is it just the lighting from above and slightly forward why I cannot see a bend in the paper? A very gentle curve to the paper?

How far behind those headphones is the paper where it is vertical?

In headphone related issues, I spent Saturday inside of Carlsbad caverns so headphones were not used as I was chasing my three year old around.

I still need to setup my cambridge dacmagic plus and start burning it in.

Farih, how do I look up your spotify music list that Caenlen references? Sorry, I am a noob to spotify. Loving it except I wish I could download more music that they allow. Oh well.
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So if you are using large format paper, is it just the lighting from above and slightly forward why I cannot see a bend in the paper? A very gentle curve to the paper?

How far behind those headphones is the paper where it is vertical?

Ill shoot you a PM so we don't derail the thread to much.
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hmm, i see -15dB at 20hz and -10dB at 30hz.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK7XX.pdf

-3dB at 20hz and 0db at 30hz.

I have no idea what your talking about, thats the K7xx link, I'm talking about t20rp mk3 and lcd-2.

edit: @silvrr thanks for heads up... i may indeed smile.gif
    
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I think part of the reason why so many North Americans (myself included) look at the Schiit stack(s) as options are just like you mentioned - they're fairly affordable for us. Their branding is also a well known one, especially as one that is "good enough" for most people. Biggest reason why I like them is the two parts match, and aren't too terribly expensive (unlike say, I dunno, just going to pull this out of nowhere, Violectric and their higher end gear, especially a V220/V850 combo)... hard to say though, because some of the more expensive ones I absolutely love the look of (except the blue LEDs in the Violectric setups! tongue.gif )
I only ever have to deal with cold hands if I'm playing in ice water or something.... But of course, that's my fault for then putting them on my hubby's neck right afterwards, so...... Results may vary, lol

I think its the prices that got me screwed up.
Computer parts in US are Always cheaper then here in the EU by a good amount.

It seems alot of audio isnt cheaper in the US at all, i just assumed.
Many good brands come from UK, Germany and Scandanavian country's
(Yes you Americans can make serious audio to)
I just assumed those EU products would be cheaper in US to like with so many other products.

A Rhinelander in EU = 320,- euro... In US 570$
A Linear iin EU is 779,- euro.... in US 1149$

See this with a good few brands... If all those EU products (and maybe japanese to?) charge so much in US i understand why Shiit is so popular.
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Schiit makes good products with very good warrenty for a pretty cheap performance/price ratio.
Something which is a little rare in this bullcrap hobby of snakeoil.

There is a huge problem in Hifi which will keep it from growing, even tho the headphone market is growing, but only in the smaller price classes. Its too much unseriousness, suddenly a company release a 5k headphone which doesnt even sound 4k better then a 1k headphone etc etc. Like MSB who have released a $135k DAC/Amp combo for headphones which you probably wouldent hear the difference between in a blind test with a Schiit Ragnarok/Yggdrasil combo

Especially with dac's i believe there is a limit in quality (wich you can reach pretty quickly) and not much except for features to be had after that.

Amps do differ alot when you compare a say 150$ amp to a 800$ amp, but 3500$ amps and such seem ridiculous to me.

Headphones probably should have a limit to because after a curtain point there is just small differences but all have great quality.
I might be wrong with this though, not that experienced in headphones yet.

A part in audio i do see sound quality increase sort of properly with price are studio monitors, eventhough you have a few ridiculous prices ones there to.
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Ill shoot you a PM so we don't derail the thread to much.

You talk about how to photograph headphones, perfectly in line with this thread for me smile.gif


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I have no idea what your talking about, thats the K7xx link, I'm talking about t20rp mk3 and lcd-2.

edit: @silvrr thanks for heads up... i may indeed smile.gif


He is saying that the T20RP MkIII is down 10 dB at 30Hz and 15 db at 20 Hz

Then he posted the K7XXX which is 0db down at 30 and -3 at 20 Hz


The T20 Rp (stock) drops off quickly below 100 Hz. These graphs are often misinterpreted, between different scales (on both the X and Y axis) , levels of smoothing and some not really understanding where a tone lies on the scale or where a instrument would show up.
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post

I think its the prices that got me screwed up.
Computer parts in US are Always cheaper then here in the EU by a good amount.

It seems alot of audio isnt cheaper in the US at all, i just assumed.
Many good brands come from UK, Germany and Scandanavian country's
(Yes you Americans can make serious audio to)
I just assumed those EU products would be cheaper in US to like with so many other products.
Computer parts are in a bigger market and the people in it are less inclined to spend as much money. Multi-thousand dollar audio equipment is as common as the number of people willing to pay it in the audio hobby.

That's the way I see it tongue.gif.

Edit: There's also the (likely?) low number of sales for higher end audio equipment compared to computer audio. For example: Why charge $1k - $2k for and HE-1000 when you can get away with $3k or $4k for the LCD-4? These are random examples with no knowledge of research/product costs, of course.
Edited by Shardnax - 7/25/16 at 12:38pm
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