don_c55

Responses from don_c55

Speaker Imaging - Do you hear a line, or do you hear an arc??
Soundstaging should not be a line or an arc!It should be ‘beyond the walls’ and with three dimensional individual images.Not flat ‘paper cut outs’ staggered in space.Best enjoyed in a dimly lit room, in the right psychological mood, with sonic cla... 
List your state of art headphones for smart phone use!
ERIK with a K,1) Bluetooth is a distant second to "wired" in sound quality, and not close to SOTA, which is the subject of my post. 2) Earbuds can fit in the pocket for travel, but do not beat headphones for sound quality, and are never close to S... 
List your state of art headphones for smart phone use!
I think I will stick with my Sony studio professional headphones which are comfortable and have a frequency range of 20 to 80kHz.Earbuds drive me crazy. 
List your state of art headphones for smart phone use!
EricBluetooth is not even CD quality!Have you ever even heard Tidal lossless ?Your ears are not to be trusted IMO. 
List your state of art headphones for smart phone use!
The Fiio FH5 looks interesting.I do not want wireless bluetooth, due to poor sound IMO.I want to use the Dragon Fly cobalt D/A converter, which I like. 
Have you ever been blocked by an E seller here?
I have been critical of a dealer over the use of “shill” friend-fake reviewer hawking their products.I am “blocked” from buying their products here, but I have found them cheaper from a better source,So screw him. 
High value, giant killer speakers?
MAGNEPAN! 
What Sonically is the Difference between a $1,500 CD Player and a $10K-$25K One?
An older Stereophile recommended list gave only two CD players an A+ rating.The Sony 5400 CD/SACD player for $1500 and the $100,000 DCS stack.In their opinion they sounded the same!Draw your own conclusion. 
What I call minimalist
My most realistic groups "in my listening room" are small groups that could actually fit in the room.I prefer "life like" size imaging with my big Maggies.That means a small group with few instruments and singers.  
Am I asking for too much??
Reviewers are simply "marketers" for the products they review.They play games.http://www.high-endaudio.com/reviewers.html 
30.7 MAGNEPAN Tour in Indy
Demonstrate power response???Who heard the term before ?The power response does vary throughout the room even with Maggie’s.If the Power Response was perfect there would be no “sweet spot”?The 30.7 does have a “sweet spot”.What does making the spe... 
30.7 MAGNEPAN Tour in Indy
The 30.7 is a pipe dream for almost everybody.I visit all the Internet forums with big buck systems and have never found anybody that actually owns the 30.7 inspite of it being available for sale for over a year and a half.Saleswise the 30.7 is a ... 
VPI Cuing arm falling too fast
Go to the Elusive Disc site and buy a new VPI cueing lift for $100. 
Who Has Technics Headshell with Azimuth Adjustment?
Headshell azimuth adjustments are worthless IMO.Azimuth adjustments need to be very fine (in a small window angle) to be of any practical value just as SRA.You need index marks to know where you are, and then listen for optimal results, and move i... 
WAF Speaker suggestions
Buy a headphone system and enjoy whatever music you want without spouse or girlfriend advice!