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Forum: Headphones   12-04-2016, 01:08 AM
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Posted By astrallite
There isn't a direct relationship between price...

There isn't a direct relationship between price and quality. I believe there are plenty of people who do fool themselves into thinking that something is good simply because the price is high (hence...
Forum: Headphones   12-03-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By astrallite
It's a perfectly valid opinion to have, prudent...

It's a perfectly valid opinion to have, prudent even. Just like it's perfectly valid to believe there's no car that performs better than a Honda Civic. You'll never waste any money on an expensive...
Forum: Headphones   12-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By astrallite
Still waiting for Tyll to review it, haha....

Still waiting for Tyll to review it, haha. Hopefuly it turns out better than the Pioneer SE-Master 1 which ended up being a very comfortable but very poorly measuring headphone, and actually turn out...
Forum: Headphones   12-03-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,521
Posted By astrallite
The Abyss is a really poorly measuring headphone...

The Abyss is a really poorly measuring headphone and is severely overpriced at $5500. It's main selling point is the deepest bass extension of any current production headphone (hence the name Abyss)...
Forum: Headphones   12-03-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By astrallite
HD600/650 is notorious for scaling up very well...

HD600/650 is notorious for scaling up very well with better amps and DACs. On SBAF people have noted that with higher end equipment it closes the gap with much more expensive headphones like the...
Forum: Headphones   11-11-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By astrallite
I would say once you reach around HD800/Mr...

I would say once you reach around HD800/Mr Speakers Ether Flow class of headphones ($1699 and up) you reach a brick wall where that rule basically no longer applies, and regardless of how much money...
Forum: Headphones   11-11-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,521
Posted By astrallite
I don't know what speakers you have, but the 7t...

I don't know what speakers you have, but the 7t for example are $10k. $10k speakers versus $500 headphones isn't a fair fight. IMO pitting your 7ts against something closer to its price range like...
Forum: Headphones   11-11-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,521
Posted By astrallite
Headphones have been more resolving than speakers...

Headphones have been more resolving than speakers for years now, and it's a gap that is simply getting bigger over time. The loudspeaker industry doesn't really move much and is a pretty mature...
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By astrallite
Maybe Ascend Sierra-2 using port plugs? ...

Maybe Ascend Sierra-2 using port plugs?

Obviously you will want to get the ribbons as close to ear level as possible. If that's not possible then you'd probably want to stick to a regular dome...
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By astrallite
The only 5.1 I can think of without a "receiver"...

The only 5.1 I can think of without a "receiver" would be a Dolby Digital Decoder with 6 channel outs to powered speakers.

In general you are looking at PC/Multi-Media Speakers, or getting a...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,484
Posted By astrallite
It's worth mentioning even Ascend's owner...

It's worth mentioning even Ascend's owner considers the $7000 Seas Diamond tweeter to be better than the RAAL 70-20XR.

That said...this has gotta be the ugliest ~$10k bookshelf speakers ever...
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By astrallite
I was thinking more of active crossovers that can...

I was thinking more of active crossovers that can outperform the best passive ones, i.e., DEQX, not necessarily what they currently use in entry-level desktop products.
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By astrallite
You know anecdotal stories about your particular...

You know anecdotal stories about your particular TV has nothing to do with the longevity of the components in any particular loudspeaker, right?
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By astrallite
Shouldn't you just buy the highest performing,...

Shouldn't you just buy the highest performing, neutral speakers you can and then EQ them? I figure that's infinitely more interesting than having to live with a sound signature that you may or may...
Forum: Speakers   06-20-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By astrallite
In the future, hopefully cheap active crossovers...

In the future, hopefully cheap active crossovers that can blow away the fancy physical crossovers we have today.
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By astrallite
Shouldn't the capacitors in the crossover start...

Shouldn't the capacitors in the crossover start giving out after around 20-25 years?

Most electronic devices will only last 5-7 years anyway. You are literally talking about something you'd keep...
Forum: Speakers   06-12-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,484
Posted By astrallite
Chicks Dig Diamonds: ...

Chicks Dig Diamonds:

https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/diamond-dome-tweeters/seas-excel-t29d001-diamond-dome-tweeter-matched-pair/
Forum: Speakers   06-01-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By astrallite
They do have their brands but stuff made in Japan...

They do have their brands but stuff made in Japan is more expensive than stuff outsourced to India or China or SE Asia. But they do have some great statement brands. I believe David Fabrikant of...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By astrallite
Also I would mention there isn't a product quite...

Also I would mention there isn't a product quite like the Ascend Towers (outside of HTIB slim tower speakers I suppose). Due to their bamboo construction they only weigh 44lbs each (there are...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,074
Posted By astrallite
How far back do you sit during gaming? I figure a...

How far back do you sit during gaming? I figure a 3 way would require more seating distance for a cohesive stereo image.

Either way I will 1-up you here with some Dynaudio C1 Signatures :D
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Forum: Speakers   05-27-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By astrallite
HDMI still has the possibility of ground loop...

HDMI still has the possibility of ground loop related noise, optical does not since it's all light.
Forum: Speakers   05-23-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By astrallite
You really should get a keyboard with media keys....

You really should get a keyboard with media keys. It's much quicker changing the volume with a volume dial on your keyboard than trying to reach over to the speaker to change the volume or to fumble...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,954
Posted By astrallite
Ribbon tweeters do have very limited vertical...

Ribbon tweeters do have very limited vertical dispersion, so I think for nearfield you are more likely to get a better sound with a traditional dome tweeter, unless you are able to get the tweeters...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By astrallite
I feel that you might get better value hunting...

I feel that you might get better value hunting for a deal on some used bookshelf speakers and then pairing it with a small class t/d desktop amp.
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By astrallite
Those speakers arent all the same cost either, so...

Those speakers arent all the same cost either, so theres also a difference in opportunity cost between speakers and what other components you can buy if you are on a budget.
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