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FiiO X3II DAP firmwares with custom themes

The last regular firmware version of the FiiO X3II digital audio player is 2.0 at FiiO's site. An interesting previous version is 1.4, the last with OTG support (adding storage on the USB port, which is not officially supported but works for most).   FiiO allows the firmwares to be customised with alternative images and graphical properties (colours, font sizes...). FiiO shares instructions on how to customise a firmware, how to install a firmware, and its own large text font firmware. Here are some public firmware variations shared on Head-Fi:   Arielp's big... read more

Flawless Album Suggestions

Well, I think it is safe to say anyone reading this article is an Audiophile, Audiophile wannabe or somewhere between the two. I also think that the threads on this website are a great resource for any grade of audiophile to mine for new and excellent music to discover. One of the threads I found to be interesting and very helpful is the Flawless Album Suggestion thread. What is a "Flawless Album"? Well here is the definition as laid out in post 1 of the thread   "The criteria is simple: Original albums only, no live album, no greatest hits album, no Classical album... read more

The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country - FUN READ

This will be a cathartic experience on my part since I haven’t written for a while after leaving The Huffington Post.   A little background, I live in NYC but was brought up in Bangladesh (used as a representative third world country among many others). Those who have not heard of the place – open up a world map (do they still have those – or has Google Maps killed it already?) – and look to the right side of India. I sort of proudly say to all that I am Bangladeshi even though “officially” I’m from Wisconsin. But this article (or whatever you want to call it) is about... read more

Chord Mojo FAQ

I'm creating this to answer all the repeat questions in the main Mojo threads. Power Q. My Mojo gets noticeably warm while charging and playing music. Is this OK?Yes. The Mojo uses 1.7W of power, so it will get comfortably warm during use, and has thermal cut-outs that prevent it overheating, even if charged at the same time.Quote:Originally Posted by Mojo ideas Mojo actually has three independant thermal cut outs a special high temperature battery and very sophisticated charging circuitry . Picking up on an earlier post Mojo actually does not dissipate a lot of heat... read more

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All about iPod Touch 6G as digital transport

July 2015 Apple's latest iPod Touch 6G as digital transport   Apps (local music)     $0 FLAC Player+ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flac-player+/id577346786?mt=8     $0 McIntosh AP1 Audio Player https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mcintosh-ap1-audio-player/id411263894?mt=8     $0 VOX Player https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vox-player/id916215494?mt=8     $0.99 APE Player Pro - Loseless Music... read more

List of major HiFiMan HE1000 reviews, impressions and videos.

Miceblue's Unboxing Hifiguy528's unboxing:   negura, followup and followup II against speakers Sennheiser HD-800s [modded] HiFiMan HE-6s [modded] Audeze LCD-3F [modded]   money4me247 HiFiMan HE-560 Audeze LCD-X AKG K7xx, K553 Pro Audeze EL-8 (closed) MrSpeakers Alpha Prime Oppo PM-3   chowmein83 HiFiMan HE-400i and Sennheiser HD700   Cotnijoe HiFiMan HE560   Kayandjohn, followup and followup II Sennheiser HD 800 Grado PS1000 With 5 amps: CEntrance HiFi M8 Sennheiser HDVD 800 Joseph Grado HPA-1 HiFiMan EF5, EF6.   daltonlanny Compared... read more

Table of Earphocalypse

   [[SPOILER]]     Bass Treble Acoustic Depth Strength Quality Detail Separations Sound Size  ATH-CKS77 / Brainwavz Beta 4 4.5 3 3 4 4.5  Koss Plug 5 5 3.5 3 4 4  ATH-CKS1000 4 4 3 4 4 4.5  ATH-CKR9 4 3.5 3.5 4 4.5 4.5  Vsonic VSD3 4.5 4 3.5 4.5 4 4  Moxpad X6 4 3.5 2.5 4.5 4 4.5  Koss RUK30 - - 2 4 - 4  Moxpad X3 3.5 4 2.5 3.5 4 4  Vsonic VSD3S 3.5 3 3.5 4.5 4 4  Ostry... read more

Brooko's Test Tracks

So I can keep them in one place - and refer to a list (by link) with my reviews, I've compiled a list of the test tracks I use.  Some are definitely for a set purpose (eg Amber Rubarth's Binaural "Tundra" for imaging and sound-stage), whilst others are simply tracks I know well - and use so that I can cross check headphones for a wide range of suitability across genres. Still others are there simply because they reflect my eclectic taste in music   All of the music listed I do actually own - most on CD, converted to FLAC.   Over time I'll try and keep the list... read more

Woo Audio: FAQ and Product Troubleshoot

All Woo Audio products are tested individually prior to leaving our New York facility.  However, we know that occasionally things may become loose or damaged during shipping.  Our troubleshoot recommendations are to help you find a resolution with minimum down-time.  And to avoid shipping the product back to us and then to find out there is nothing wrong with it.   This happens all too often.  We want to help track down the cause so we hope this WiKi article will help you resolve the issues you are experiencing with your Woo Audio product.     If you are more... read more

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