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Article: Mysphere 3 Headphones and Auris Audio Euterpe Headphone Amplifier Review


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18 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Thanks for the review Danny. I've long wanted to hear these headphones and was unaware of this amp. Good stuff. 

Thanks Chris!!! Fun project... these two components really "stole" my heart so to speak... old school charm = Auterpe, meets new world super tech = Mysphere...

 

Cheers!

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The website specs indicate the DACs USB drivers as " Windows".   Will it work with LINUX or MAC ?  (Not a computer person)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rcanoe said:

The website specs indicate the DACs USB drivers as " Windows".   Will it work with LINUX or MAC ?  (Not a computer person)

 

 

It uses an xmos chip and I’d bet no drivers are required for macOS or Linux. If a manual is available it’ll probably say. 

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16 hours ago, AndrewR said:

Nice review. The first company to coin the term “Ear Speakers” is more likely to be Jecklin with their famous Float ear speakers. Referred to such in adverts at least as far back as 1976.

 

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Thanks Andrews, I completely forgot about those!!! 

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2 hours ago, Rcanoe said:

The website specs indicate the DACs USB drivers as " Windows".   Will it work with LINUX or MAC ?  (Not a computer person)

 

 

Works without any fuss on MacOS

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The problem with Jecklin Float earspeakers was a lack of bass due to the lack of an enclosure. Reviews by @Currawong and HFN for the Mysphere 3 indicate bass frequencies are a challenge, which is not noted in this AS review.

Hi-Fi News Verdict
Novel high-end audio products can be shoddily built and fail to deliver on their promises. But not the Mysphere 3.2: it is impressively engineered and its rotatable capsules really do free it from the more claustrophobic aspects of headphone listening. The experience will not be for everyone, and the curtailed bass and 2kHz peakiness are potential issues – but on acoustic music in particular, the 3.2 can soar.

https://www.hifinews.com/content/mysphere-32-headphones-page-2

 

 

PS Stax has used the term Earspeakers since at least 1960, per their product history:

 

1960 - Sales start for the Earspeaker (electrostatic type)

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22 hours ago, audiobomber said:

The problem with Jecklin Float earspeakers was a lack of bass due to the lack of an enclosure. Reviews by @Currawong and HFN for the Mysphere 3 indicate bass frequencies are a challenge, which is not noted in this AS review.

Hi-Fi News Verdict
Novel high-end audio products can be shoddily built and fail to deliver on their promises. But not the Mysphere 3.2: it is impressively engineered and its rotatable capsules really do free it from the more claustrophobic aspects of headphone listening. The experience will not be for everyone, and the curtailed bass and 2kHz peakiness are potential issues – but on acoustic music in particular, the 3.2 can soar.

https://www.hifinews.com/content/mysphere-32-headphones-page-2

 

 

PS Stax has used the term Earspeakers since at least 1960, per their product history:

 

1960 - Sales start for the Earspeaker (electrostatic type)

I haven't seen this review before - thanks for sharing... Clearly a more measurement centric review; in practice, leashed to the Auterpe, I didn't notice the 2khz peakiness in particular. Then again, I like the crisp, detailed sound the 3.2s deliver. As far as bass, the 3.2s obviously lack the punch of a sealed or over the ear design; that said, here too, I never felt as though it was lacking in bass overall... cheers!

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