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txl5555b
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Mar 5, 2018
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Well, a revolutionary headphone amplifier for USD 350,- that nobody has heard, not been tested anywhere for delivery in October... I think patience is the key word here - I will wait for some reviews . I will be surprised if it can compete with serious amplifiers like the Auralic Taurus II or the Violectric V281.
Mar 5, 2018
FrostyP
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Mar 5, 2018
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Measurement were posted earlier in the discussion which show performance, unless you think THX are fudging their results
Mar 5, 2018
txl5555b
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Mar 5, 2018
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Well, if measurements were the only criteria for sound quality why bother with listening tests? Fortunately , this is note the case. Musical emotion and fidelity does not necessarely correspond with measurements. Even the cheapest, unmusical and harsh class D amplifier measure better than all the tubed amplifiers out there regardless of price.
I would like to see some serious reviews before I place an order. (If an offer seems to be too good to be true, it usually is.)
Mar 5, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Mar 5, 2018
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Mar 5, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 6, 2018
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Please send a sample to AudioScienceReview, Amir there will do it justice if it is indeed great. SBAF is really a crapforum, and they actually have a thread just bashing this amp for being a joke and not as good as Schiit products even though none of them have heard it.
Mar 6, 2018
FrostyP
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Mar 6, 2018
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They are so far up Schiit's ass it's hilarious. SBAF really doesn't want to admit that they like the sound of distortion and compression
Mar 6, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Mar 7, 2018
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Or better yet, how about sending a sample to Tyll Hertsens or John Atkinson. They both have reviewed Massdrop products before and have enough industry knowledge and experience to shed light on this products abilities objectively.
Mar 7, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Mar 7, 2018
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Jude has a sample over at Head-Fi and should have just gotten his Audio Precision analyzer back from an upgrade...I'll check in with him. :)
Tyll is not into reviewing amps these days, unfortunately!
Mar 7, 2018
EniGmA1987
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Mar 7, 2018
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lol. Pretty much what the others said, Super Best Audio friends is a pretty bad place. Nothing people say on there can be trusted for objectivity.
Mar 7, 2018
Ats1
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Mar 8, 2018
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350$ vs 2000/2400$?
Mar 8, 2018
PirateIce
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Mar 8, 2018
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yea, SBAF is almost as bad as head-fi, look out for those fan boy reviews and sample seekers.
Mar 8, 2018
mastershake
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Mar 9, 2018
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curious which model does he have?
Mar 9, 2018
CEE_TEE
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Mar 9, 2018
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Hi mastershake...555
Mar 9, 2018
DenonFanboy
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Mar 10, 2018
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Hey! My jot is good! :(
Mar 10, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 14, 2018
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Sadly Jude is not a trusted source, he is just as corrupted as SBAF. The shunning/manipulation of information at Head-Fi is rampant. Whatever he writes will be based on how much money he is paid.
Mar 14, 2018
birds_are_fascinating
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Mar 16, 2018
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So who is a trusted source then?
Mar 16, 2018
lugnut
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Mar 16, 2018
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Why do you say SBAF is corrupt ?
Mar 16, 2018
Ats1
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Mar 16, 2018
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Are we ever going to hear some info on how this sounds, before we get this?
Mar 16, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Mar 16, 2018
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There's info out there already. There are links in this thread with previews of proto units that were sent out with more previews to be incoming.
Mar 16, 2018
Ats1
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Mar 16, 2018
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Are you talking about the monoprice variant?
Mar 16, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Mar 16, 2018
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No, this exact unit. This is the same link CEE_TEE shared prior that has initial listening impressions: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/massdrop-x-thx-aaa-789.5852/page-2#post-193995.
I believe more insight is on the way as more units get sent out in the wild for previews and measurements.
Mar 16, 2018
Jude is working on a review right now. Stay tuned!
Mar 16, 2018
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