Originally Posted by Simca
CK's ODAC+O2 look dirty and ugly lol.
DirtyWorks' Red black looks nice, but he also has a better camera.
I opted for the 2 in 1 box combo. Will post when it's in.
I was one of the first in the world to have a prebuilt O2 Amp and I prefer the two-box option as it gives me options to only just use the DAC or headphone amp sections.
Bad photo was due to bad camera settings more than anything else lols. Audio Poutine ran outta the bling Gold case that I wanted
ODAC + O2 + HRTF
calibrated Toneboosters Isone = so beyond good.
Your HRTF settings (Head size, ear size) will
be different as the HRTF differs between people. I have a large head. The manual gives you a very good guideline to how to configure it properly.
The bump in bass is to compensate for the lack of bass impact in headphones comapred to speakers. Therefore you have to compensate about +4 dB from a balanced sounding headphone such as the DT880. the upper bass frequencies are bumpd by about +1dB as I want the frequency repsonse curve to be more like the beyerdynamic T1, which is the most scientifically balanced sounding frequency response wise (for headphones) + factoring margin of error in measuring.
Volume limited my F2K by -5dB so the bass boost doesn't digitally clip. Subjectivelly found .32 sec T60 reverb time to be the best sounding (close to the recommended .3 sec for a recording studio). Found .3 to be too 'dry' sounding. There isn't much, if any, frequencies below 35 Hz in music, even bassy music, so the rolloff is fine.
Set my Windows and F2K to 24 bit, 44.1 kHz as I volume limited and don't want to negatively affect sound quality. Bit depth only matters in sound quality when you use a digitally controlled volume control as lowering the volume sheds off bits. At about 13 bits bit depth (-18 dB using a digital volume control from 16 bit, 1 bit is about -6 dB) is where it affects sound quality (thus why you hear the difference between 8-bit and 16-bit music). Changing it to 24-bit output means I have the headroom to lower the volume digitally all I want without it affecting sound quality. It isn't because 24-bit is inheritly better than 16 bit. Also VSTs such as Isone operate in the 24-bit environment.
Can never go back to the two-blob effect (and thus imaging problems) of headphones.
The others, such as T60 reverb time, diffusion, is pretty easy stuff to find. Yay for science!Edited by chinesekiwi - 6/27/12 at 5:49pm