Audiophile 101: Essential Gear Overview
Image credit @zhugunic https://drop.com/talk/67372/gl-2-k Do I need an amp? What are these acronyms like DAC, DSP, or DSD? What even are all the components that make up an audio chain? Let’s take a beginner’s look at the core, essential building blocks of a digital audio chain, and lay it plain what each piece does. We can cover the major pieces separately, but I’ll still include a few tips to optimize playback here. Please hit the little bookmark button and feel free to check and share this guide whenever you need a reference! For people who need a visual and audible explanation, or are worried it would take too long to get a working knowledge of the audio chain, here is my YouTube video on this subject that is just 7 minutes long! I like writing though, so let’s get started with an overview, then break it down into what each piece does and how an upgrade would benefit the final sound quality. Signal Path Image credit @SpeleoFool https://drop...
Mar 22, 2023
More people than you would think have device breaking issues. Cords being damaged upon arrival, left/right speaker drivers not producing appropriate sound, undue wear on the headband and shoddy craftsmanship all together. For it to happen to one or two is understandable, but five? All in the same order? That is just bad quality control. Very disappointed in SoundMagic overall. I will most likely never buy any devices from them until they get the sh*t together. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/soundmagic-hp200