Isnt the sabre3 and the A90D a bit overkill for these headphones or do U have other headphones as well?Just got my A90D delivered. It came with Firmware 2.3 already and after connecting it to my Mac Studio with a USB-C to USB-A cable, the firmware drive came up on my desktop immediately. Sound is as good as my A90. Can't really hear any difference with my Sennheiser 660s or with my Sundaras. I have it set it up in High gain and volume at 65 is plenty loud for me. This is really the perfect companion for my Matrix Audio X-SABRE 3
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Isnt the sabre3 and the A90D a bit overkill for these headphones or do U have other headphones as well?
Another person compared the two on another forum (Headfi), it says exactly the opposite, the A90D would sound leaner, analytical than the A90... you would have to order both to get an opinion!
idk if there is difference between A90 and A90D but there is difference between balanced and SE output... maybe it's the bad cable but we will find out soon enough (balanced cable is on the way).. Difference is obvious in soundstage .. in balanced Soundstage is much more smaller and singer is more in the face.. (it is not mono tho but very close)Joshua Valor claims a sound difference between the A90 and A90D, hard to believe, he did a blind test to prove it, there is a video , but it was barely scientific to put it mildly.
Anyway I think he is moving to right direction, I guess....
It seems more and more people are not affraid to spit facts and Audiophools are mad for the truth.Head-Fi seems to be a gathering of a rare type of people who like the sound of distortion in their music.
To them (yes, they've used all these adjectives):
Lack of distortion = bright, sharp, fatiguing, cheap, painful, clinical, and sterile
Distortion = powerful, rich, euphonic, wide, musical, dancing, live, relaxing, syrupy, smooth, and authoritative
The moment anyone suggests they prefer distortion or dare say they like a flaw of the amplifier, they start by defending their own character "I'm a good guy because I think everyone is entitled to like whatever they want" then proceed to attack the character of the other person, calling them an "ASR fanboy", insinuating that measurements have made them blind to the truth, saying that they can't hear, or even that they're just trolling. They will then appeal to others on the forum for support, like "can you believe this troll?", "thank God for the ignore button, amirite?", "your posts belong on ASR, not here", "everyone just mute them", etc.
Absolutely, broI was disappointed with the toppings. I am not sure that sending it to China will fix it.
There is no problem with sa1 and hpa4 brought for comparison. It is a matter of a90d.Check that your cable isn't shorted.