Delivery and product was/is great. Bloom Audio even added and handwriting "Thank you!" note In the box. Good stuff, Bloom Audio!
I am a casual listener and have been happy with all my Bose equipment for years. I recently decided to upgrade everything.....I had no idea how much I was missing. The Gryphon is amazing, it sounds fantastic and the flexibility it offers appears unmatched. It's also user friendly. You can have your head blown off with undistorted bass if you desire or listen to tiny twinkles in the background for a quieter moment. I did have a bad usb cable which was immediately replaced by Bloom. Thankyou Bloom for all the help and advice.
Flawless with any number of headphones. Easy to connect wirelessly too. Big fail on bottom though with an easy to move IEM switch. If it gets moved while using a headphone the volume decreases by 50% and then you wonder what’s going on. Should be much harder to move switch or somehow lock. Because it’s on the bottom you have no idea if it’s been moved or not.
After I unboxed my Gryphon I excitedly popped the cable on my Shure 846s and started running through my playlist. I started with the remastered 50th Anniversary Edition of Dark Side of the Moon. I could hear a difference but not as much as I thought I would. Next was Eagles Hell Freezes Over and Clapton’s MTV Unplugged. Definitely better than what I was used to but still not as radical a difference as I expected. Then the magic hit. Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane’s studio album. Wow! Finally moved to Monk and Trane recorded live at Carnegie Hall in 1957. Musical nirvana! I heard stuff that I had never heard before. The vibration of Trane’s reed. The hammers hitting the strings of Monk’s piano. The clapping of the audience made me feel like I was there. That album alone made the Gryphon worth every penny. This little device makes an amazing difference. Highly recommended!
I recently received the dac and I can say that it is in excellent condition, if it were not because the box was without the plastic protection, I would say that it is completely new. In terms of sound quality, this dac undoubtedly surpasses my Shanling m6 pro 21, so I am satisfied with my purchase.