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post #39971 of 40057 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:49 AM
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Can confirm, it is mostly snake oil that being said, it is still a fun hobby to get into once in awhile. There are worse hobbies we could do, like drinking a lot, gambling, etc.

Though my old college room mate just won 35 grand at casino playing Baccarat... so wth do I know LOL

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Can confirm, it is mostly snake oil that being said, it is still a fun hobby to get into once in awhile. There are worse hobbies we could do, like drinking a lot, gambling, etc.

Though my old college room mate just won 35 grand at casino playing Baccarat... so wth do I know LOL
The question is, how much did they blow in past years before they won that 35 thousand?
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The question is, how much did they blow in past years before they won that 35 thousand?

you are correct, he was broke all the time before this. I hope he saves most of it and realizes how lucky he is, the stability that amount can offer someone long term, etc. I fear with his habits, he probably will be broke again though within the year. sadly. i hope i am wrong. personally i hate worrying about money, so i tend to save all my money outside of my few hobbies.

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It's always fun going from my AKGs with subtle EQ tweaking to my Stantons with their ridiculous EQ profile.

Mids kinda disappear and the soundstage shrinks like crazy, but you reach a bass drop and your fillings rattle loose.

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but you reach a bass drop and your fillings rattle loose.
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Can confirm the Modi 3 DAC packs way above it's price point. Sounds loads better than SDAC, and sounds slightly better than Modi Multibit imo.

Schiit really knocked this one out of the park. Probably last DAC I will ever buy, no way will I ever go ultra high end gear, unless I get rich, but no thanks even then because I would be busy doing other things then.

So DAC is now permanent. Now I just need to narrow down my collection to 3 headphones.

Top spot headphone winner is Sennheiser HD660S, now I just have to figure out my other two headphones. SHP9500 will prob make it in top 3.

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I just got an email from Hifiman!!!! I have been chosen to review the Jade II estat system!!!! They are mailing it to me in about ten days. I get to keep it for two weeks!!! wooohooo never heard this level of high end before!!!! I reviewed the Ananda for them awhile back and was impressed by it, wished it had just a tinge more soundstage however, but the clarity was best I ever heard. Though I would never pay 1 grand for them. Oddly enough the Sundara does fit my head proper, but the Ananda had much better bass than the Sundara. If Sundara sounded like Ananda I would have been a very happy camper.

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I have to admit the heretical: I see why bluetooth is popular, it's convenient as hell for the office.

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I really like the sound of the k702 on most of the genres i listen too, and love the details in the songs that they bring to my attention. I don't think i would like more bass, i am pretty pleased with bass level, im not a bass head anyway, but i have a feeling that they dont go really well with both male and female vocals. Mostly on hip hop / rap and rock / metal . I find the voices a little too flat and getting drowned in the details of the background music. I dont know if i am describing what i feel correctly i have started considering getting a second pair of cans, for music genres that the k702 are unable to satisfy me fully. That beeing rap / rock / metal / some electronic as well. I dont want intensive bass, just a little more fun sound. I like the neutrality of my cans, i just like it only on specific genres.

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Cross your fingers that the parafeed capacitor is really low in value. Otherwise you will be paying through the nose for good caps.

As far as jupiter goes, I think there were QC issues with the square caps. Jupiter still makes cylindrical 10uf copper foil in oil / beeswax capacitors, but they are ~300 bucks per piece. Soooooo gl with that.
Sorry to necro this old post, but I do have a question you might be able to help with:

internal hookup wire: any suggestions after weeding out the snake oil? I could easily build the amp with what Bottle head supplies, mind you, which is Alphawire 22awg teflon silver coated solid copper; some CAT5e for signals, and some shielded twisted pair cable for power. But the quantities they supply in the red, black, and white Alphawire are limited such that they won't make for much other than direct point-to-point wiring. That pretty much leaves out stringing those wires any other way, which I can live with if I have to.

I've searched for the 22AWG Alphawire of course, but no one sells it by the foot; only 100ft+ rolls @ ~$100-$200 prices, which I may opt for anyway given the caps I'm about to discuss.

Btw, the parafeeds are 10uf. If the stock caps don't make me happy, yup, the options I'm thinking about given my budget and what I've learned thus far are:

Intertechnik Audyn True Copper Max MKP 630VDC - 2% tolerance
Miflex KPCU-01 600VDC - 5% tolerance

Both of them are rated fairly well by Humble Homemade Hifi, and expensive. Duelunds, Jupiters, VCAPs, and Auricaps are also in the running, but I haven't made up my mind about them yet, though I have checked what they have available in ~10uf; and Auricaps are the least expensive proposition of them all.

That said, Mundorfs are out because of what I've read of others' experiences with them in the amp.

Lastly, I'll build the amp more or less stock first (other than replace the wiring if reasonable), and listen to it through burnin before going with the more premium options. I'll also probably be pairing upper end FOCALs with the amp given its output specs and what I've read elsewhere about the pairing. Unfortunately, there is nobody near enough to me that allows for testing different headphones before purchase.

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