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May 16, 2018

Today’s theme:  Good headphones vs. “Good Stereo”

The News:

LAAS CANCELED

ROON 1.5 is out

DIY Audio Amp Camp Amp https://diyaudiostore.com/collections/frontpage/products/amp-camp-amp-kit?variant=7072933085218

Kirby Meets Audio on YouTube

http://www.linkwitzlab.com/

Mini DSP 

Education Segment

Good headphone setup vs a good stereo speaker setup. 

Sony MDR7506 + Audioquest Dragonfly or Schiit Fulla 2…

http://www.schiit.com/products/fulla-2

Mr. Speakers Aeon https://www.mrspeakers.com/headphones-15/aeon.html

https://www.jdslabs.com/products/151/the-element/

https://www.jdslabs.com/products/175/el-amp/

https://www.jdslabs.com/products/174/el-dac/

https://www.amazon.com/ELAC-Uni-fi-Bookshelf-Speaker-Black/dp/B01CRYWVG

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2mk5.html

GEAR REVIEW

Micca MB 42X

Listener Questions

Paul
 Hello Michael, I emailed you a couple of weeks ago in regards to your opinion if I should upgrade my polk subs to an SVS 13 ultra. Well, I took your advice and I purchased the SVS SB 16 ultra. Not just one,  but two SVS SB 16 ultras. I absolutely Love both of them, it was a great upgrade. Thank you for the great advice, I will keep these for a very long time. I do have another question. You mention the benefits of buying gear from Craigs list or ebay. I read on several sites to be aware of counterfeits. Is counterfeits something to worry about in the Audiophile world . If so, which audio items would you not buy from craigs list or ebay.

Thanks for such a great podcast!

PICK OF THE WEEK

TRON Soundtrack by Daft Punk

http://www.chesky.com/album/sessions-17th-ward-cd356

Loudness wars: http://www.chicagomasteringservice.com/loudness.html

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/14445-another-gem-ruined-by-rick-rubin-and-vlado-meller-ratm/https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/14445-another-gem-ruined-by-rick-rubin-and-vlado-meller-ratm/