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Sythrix
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Sep 17, 2018
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Was interested, but I saw it was only RCA inputs.
If I'm going to go electrostat, I'd want a balanced connection for the higher signal level and greater channel separation.
(Yes, I understand the original was RCA only too. I went and looked it up. Doesn't change my feelings about the system).
Sep 17, 2018
zc3721
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Sep 17, 2018
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agree, RCA input is not good enough for a $500 item. Massdrop should upgrade this
Sep 17, 2018
badboygolf16v
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Sep 19, 2018
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If the energiser isn't balanced inside, why would you need a balanced connection?
Sep 19, 2018
deharrison
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Sep 19, 2018
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This thinking is misguided. First, even if you have +3dB at the input, the output to the headphones will still be governed by how loud you want the sound at your ears, which will be the same SPL regardless of the type of input connection. The noise level of the "energizer" is already below audibility, so any extra signal level at the input will not result in an audible reduction of noise. The only time a balanced connection is beneficial is if the cable is very long or suffering from EMI.
Second, the six-conductor headphone cable and the electrostatic headphones themselves are intrinsically balanced. And there is no recording on earth that has channel separation anywhere near as large as a pair of headphones, even with an unbalanced connection. So there is no audible benefit from greater channel separation in a headphone system.
Sep 19, 2018
verifonix
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Sep 19, 2018
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You're right but ever since the balanced=better myth has gotten out it's all people want nowadays...
Sep 19, 2018
badboygolf16v
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Sep 19, 2018
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Indeed, and most people aren't aware what balanced means. Do balanced dynamic driver headphones even exist?
Sep 19, 2018
badboygolf16v
45
Sep 19, 2018
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You are 100% incorrect.
Sep 19, 2018
zc3721
10
Sep 19, 2018
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so they should upgrade them all, lol
Sep 19, 2018
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