Yep. Did some slight re-arranging as the monitor kept falling over. Thinking it was probably the “sub woofer” vibrating the cabinet, I put it on the floor next to the unit… On the plug side, the monitor (who’s base was broken off when it was given to me, but is still functional, hence the yoga block it’s sitting on, wedging it against the shelf above) isn’t falling over anymore. However, that comes with the downfall of the wires going to the satellites being severely restricted.
The books on the left are Christmas presants, and will be going away come the 19th, and the XBONE controller and sticky note are more for size comparison, if nothing else. The top shelf can also be adjusted up ~1.25". Yes, I do plan to replace the monitor over the holiday break, during which I will be working (the source of the funds that will be put towards replacing the monitor, DAC/AMP, and speakers, estimating just over $1000 to play with).
Agreed, I’m not happy about it, but I’m trying to hold out till I’ve actually got the funds to fucking do something about it.
I’m still keeping an eye on the iLoud Micro, though the T0 has always had a bit of alure, personally. Admittedly, the JBL 104 and Edifier R1700BT keeps popping up on my radar and making me think about them.
For monitors, I’m looking at (more then likely) AOC c24g1 given the high refresh rate, not being TN, good reviews, and adjustability. AOC only lists max hight, but apperently the hight can be adjusted 5", or 130mm.
For AMP/DAC, I’m still looking at the XDuoo TA-10, and picking up a balanced interconnect from Hart Audio.
Not that accurate imo as there are so many factors in sound demo that it’s not really that helpful especially for speakers. I guess that the one thing that it might convey is that the ilouds are more even and natural imo
For the iLoud vs Edifier, i was noticing that they seemed to have comperable sound quality, but it was more of a tonal shift. The micro seemed to produce lower frequencies more, and the R1700BT seemed to hit higher notes better.
The JBL vs iLoud really made it seem like the JBL suffered in sound quality in comparison, and just couldn’t quite hold it’s own.
The detail of the edifier is not on the same level as the iloud as the video may suggest. Also the ilouds have better imaging and soundstage. The whole experience just really can’t be conveyed in a sound demo like that