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About K3cT

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 12/13/1988

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    Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Interests
    Music, Traveling, Reading and Eating
  • Occupation
    Chemical Engineer!
  • Hobbies
    Music, Cooking, Traveling, Reading
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800S, FitEar MH334
  • Headphone Amps
    AMB 3-ch β22, AMB CKKIII
  • Sources
    AR-T Legato transport, Parasound D/AC-1100HD modded w/ cetoole's discrete I/V and analog stage
  • Other Audio Gear
    Sony NWZ-A818, LG Nexus 5

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  1. The State of DACSES

    I just heard the Holo Audio Spring DAC and it's definitely the real deal. I'm just not sure which version it is because the unit doesn't have the Kitsune branding and the owner said that he bought it from HK. Overall performance is in the same ballpark as the Schiit Yggdrasil but is less aggressive and has a sweeter tone. The DAC seems to "enhance" human vocal and I happen to like the colouration but YMMV. The Holo is definitely nice if you have a somewhat bright system and wants to tune it down.
  2. Soekris DAC1541

    It's not so clear from the pictures but I think it's possible to flash homebrew filters developed for the DIY 1021 into this unit right?
  3. The State of DACSES

    I still use a modded Parasound 1100HD with cetoole's boards that I bought here all those years back as my main DAC. I had recapped the whole thing and put in some genuine K-grade chips as per Filburt's recommendations. It still can stand toe-to-toe against a Gungnir Multibit which is not bad for an ancient relic.
  4. Sennheiser HD 800 Redux

    The HD800S sound a tad warmer to me.
  5. Sennheiser HD 800 Redux

    The original helmhotz resonator that tries to mimic the HD800S' as outlined in the Inner Fidelity article is definitely the most effective mod to kill the treble spike but without altering too much of the HD800's original sound. If I were to do it all over again I would just stick with the plain old HD800 and install this mod since to my ears they sound 97% the same as the HD800S.
  6. Mr Speakers Ether/Ether-C

    I'm curious about the Flow, I hope it fixes the bass problems that the original Ether (open) had where the bottom octave is completely missing. I also hope that the QC is more consistent as well because I'm 95% sure that the 4 or so pairs I heard sound slightly different from one to another. That being said, the tonality of these Ether cans is amazing and to me is the perfect antidote for people who like the HD800/S voicing but find them too bright or sterile.
  7. Stax L700

    Tried these in Singapore Can Jam. Still sounds bright and bass-light but much more tolerable unlike the SR-507 or SR-404LE, the LNS is still the best Lambda for sure.
  8. New HiFiMAN headphones

    Sounds like HiFiMan is trying to emulate the electrostatic sound but the execution is not there yet. Your description really reminds me of an under-driven SR-007 MK2. Still, at least it's not a bright, aggressive type that seems to be their house sound.
  9. New HiFiMAN headphones

    Does the HE-1000 sound closer to an electrostatic or electrodynamic type? I think we can all agree that most if not all planar magnetic sound like the latter.
  10. New HiFiMAN headphones

    I hope the HE-1000 is not too bright or aggressive like the HE-560 and HE-6.
  11. Astell&Kern stuff

    The strangest thing of course is they're selling like hot cakes. I guess adopting the Apple model of making their DAPs look slick coupled with a snappy and intuitive user interface (still the best amongst audiophile DAPs out there) work well for them.
  12. Schiit Yggdrasil

    Use kerosene, it's effective for cleaning plastic polymers.
  13. Schiit Yggdrasil

    I haven't browsed HF in a while but apparently R-2R DAC is in vogue now? I still use a Parasound 1100HD that has been upgraded with cetoole's secret sauce, I'd wonder how it compares with a modern implementation like the Yggdrasil.
  14. Beta 22 Question

    I find increasing the quiescent current of the output device from amb's recommendation of 120 - 160 to around 180mA helps warming up the sound.
  15. JH Audio stuffs

    I've heard the higher-tier FitEar customs specifically the MH334, MH335 and Aya and I'd agree that they are better than similar offerings from JH but they are so much more expensive anyway. One thing I like about the FitEar is how small the shells are, especially when compared to the likes of Roxanne, Angie and Layla which suits my petite azn ears better. Anyway, I really REALLY like the Angie. I've always thought that the JH13 w/ Freqphase is the best JH has to offer even with the arrival of Roxanne which is a tad dark and boomy with uncontrolled bass to me but the Angie pretty much dethrones it. One thing I dislike about the JH13FP is that it has a tendency to sound strident and shouty in the upper mid/lower area which can cause fatigue fast. The Angie has none of that and it generally sounds flatter throughout the entire spectrum, the JH13FP in comparison is a bit V-shaped. The transition from bass to mid to treble is very smooth in the Angie, which makes it sound more coherent than the JH13FP. The bass dial is also pretty nifty, even when I dialed it to 2/3 the bass remains quite taut with no boomy characteristics that the Roxanne has. The only con is the shell is just so freaking huge, at least for the universal version.