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Offline jtori

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Two Songs, Two Headphones
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:36:04 pm »
Two songs on two sets of headphones have wowed me on the Mainline:

1.)  PC + Schiit Bitfrost Multibit + Mainline + LCD2C (unbalanced) -- Yellowjackets, Blue Hats CD, "New Rochelle" (AIFF format); though fusion, there is a drive and naturalness to this recording.  The drum hits, sax and keyboards just sound incredible.  I don't know how many times I just said, "Wow!" to myself.  Stunning!!  In fact, there isn't much on this well-recorded disc that doesn't sound compelling.

2.)  Same chain with the exception of Sennheiser HD600 headphones -- Diana Krall, Live in Paris CD, "A Case of You" (AIFF format) -- The palpability and rendering by Diana of Joni Mitchell's classic via this pairing is captivating, authentic and emotional.  Not many do justice to Joni's tunes; Diana does.  Hate to say it, but as much as I like my Crack/Speedball, there just isn't a comparison to the Mainline with the 600s on this cut.  Moving!

Just had to share.

Best,

Joe.
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Offline adydula

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Re: Two Songs, Two Headphones
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:23:00 am »
Joe,

I  have the same equipment as you, the Mainline, Schitt Bifrost MB and have the songs you posted about...I agree with you 100% its an amazing presentation...I like the HD600's very very
much with this combination more so that other higer cost HP's..

Enjoy!
Alex

Offline jtori

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Re: Two Songs, Two Headphones
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:32:15 am »
Glad to hear my observations are not just the mindless ramblings of a Bottlehead fanboy.  The Mainline is truly something special.

BTW, I just acquired a lightly used pair of ZMF Auteurs.  After reading too many reviews on the Sennheiser HD800S and, more recently, the Auteurs, I decided to give the ZMFs a go.  They too pair beautifully with both the Mainline and the Crack.

Best,

Joe.