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RudeWolf

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RudeWolf last won the day on July 30 2013

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About RudeWolf

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  • Birthday 12/17/1987

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    Riga, Latvia
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    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.
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  • Location
    Riga, Latvia
  • Interests
    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.
  • Occupation
    Marketing manager
  • Hobbies
    Photography, mountain biking, deliberate music listening.
  • Headphones
    LFF Paradox, LCD-2.5, Earsonics SM3v2.
  • Headphone Amps
    QRV-08
  • Sources
    Parasound D/AC-1600 modded (to death), Stello DA-100 Signature
  • Other Audio Gear
    Sony TA-F730ES and KEF LS50

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  1. RudeWolf

    Dark

    Yeah, it's really nice! I think many people got put off by the advertising which made it look like a Stranger Things wannabe. The picture is superb and the OST is more than great.
  2. Nice, the Tuna is MIA. Will get money back from insurance, but it still sucks ass.
  3. My tuna has been marinating in some German DHL depot for the last 2 weeks. Fucken xmas.
  4. I dunno, man. For one bringing up Billie's style of singing as something new shows that the writer isn't familiar with crooning which appeared together with more sensitive mics. As for boosting bass, most headphones have a low end response that is superior to most of the stuff out there. Boosting bass even more seems unnecessary.
  5. Followed by the Elear, the Clear might be the best deal of the neo-Focal era. It's one of the very few headphones which offers a straight step-up in technicalities over the HD650, without completely fucking up the tonal balance. As for the Utopia... technicalities are superb, but it's too thin to sound enjoyable for me. Trivial to correct via DSP, but I'd rather save myself the hassle.
  6. I’ve previously tried on a 48mm Tissot Seastar 1000 which wore big especially due to extra lug size, but it didn’t look ridiculous on me. I’ve seen the Tuna being compared to the 007 on two hands of the same person and the miniscule lugs do help a bunch.
  7. I'm currently to pondering swing for an SBBN031 for Xmas/Bday. Local Seiko distros only care for the flashy stuff, so can't really arrange a try-on.
  8. RudeWolf

    Speaker Porn

    That Genny set needs another sub, so those 1037's can sit on top of them.
  9. Supposedly starting from Phonitor 2 they're really good. XE has the same amp topology, but with a proper balanced output. The inner signal paths are SE, as doing a balanced X-feed matrix would cost a fortune.
  10. Chernobyl is brilliant. Both in storytelling and in impeccable attention to detail. As someone who has lived in the Soviet and post-soviet times, I can tell you that they've absolutely nailed the look and the feel.
  11. RudeWolf

    Speaker Porn

    Dem M2's tho. One day I might buy a DIY one.
  12. I've only got direct experience with the dac1541 and ADI-2 Pro and DAC. Generally I regard the RME to be a better deal than Soekris, if you think the features can help you. IMO the EQ can help out many headphones, especially bright stuff like the HD800. If you're used to THD in your chain, then the RME will sound too naked, even if it's the "right" sound. The headamp in the RME compares favorably to many of the dedicated stuff up to around 500$. Also the separate low-power IEM stage is virtually noiseless, which is good if you have something like a Campfire Andromeda or similar. The Soekris does tick more "hi-fi" boxes. R2R, no-feedback discrete output stage... To me it's a sound that compliments the RME, as it's a tad more organic, mostly due to higher THD. I sometimes feel that the bass on the Soekris is weaker than on the RME, but I might just be imagining this. Both units have superb resolution and seemed virtually immune to source jitter, so I can't see much sense in clocking them externally.
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