Goodsounds posted:AndyL posted:Goodsounds posted:ThatsNotMyNaim posted:
After about 30 munites I noticed I started to get a bit brain foggy listening to Sting. Brain was going mad. I didn't get that before so I took the TQ Black RCA out and put my Chord Chameleon VEE3 back in. Sounds better. Less fatiguing.
With the TQ Black, as good as it sounded tonally, everything sounded like it was rushing to get finished. Hurried. Really hurried. Couldn't relax. Too much going on.
But putting the Chamelon back in has calmed it all down again. Albeit it not as detailed and defined.
The Chord is sharper though on voices. Can't win. Might try Chord Chorus or Anthem.
It's so tricky this stuff.
A bit off topic, but this reminds me once I tested various TQ USB cables.
TQ Black USB (more detail than the standard Chord USB cable)
TQ Silver USB (I could really relax with this cable, less "nervous" than TQ Black USB)
TQ Black Diamond USB (getting much more detail + totally relaxed listening experience)
Goodsounds would you share which DAC you connected to? I'd like to understand whether you experience those TQ USB cable differences with async/galvanic isolation DAC. I connect Mac Mini to Chord Hugo TT via the USB cable which came with the TT, but considering demoing TQ. Thanks.
I have Mac Mini to Hugo TT setup (into SN2). I got a previously used cable (TQ Black USB) and complete new ones (TQ Silver USB / TQ Black Diamond) for testing and did use the TQ burn-in CD. The Black Diamond is now on order...
What speakers are you using?