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After 5 years of dedicated and very satisfactory use, I decided I would sell my NFB-12 in lieu of an upgrade. But when testing all input options, there was no sound coming through the optical setting. I'm curious if there's any way to troubleshoot whether this is something I could possibly fix myself, or if there is a significant risk of making matters worse by trying--I would like to sell it, after all.   If it's of any use, I have used the optical setting in the past,...
Oh wow, okay, so they're a little pricier than I would have hoped, but thanks for the link! I couldn't find replacements on my own
I'm in a similar situation, seeking the same solution you are Junco, so I have two thoughts: For detachable cables like in the case of the M6 Pro's, is it possible to purchase the cables without the earbuds? I would hope it is a cheaper solution to the constant fraying than buying new sets altogether, but I haven't been able to find any place that sells them. Alternatively, have you considered bluetooth earbuds? I understand the old iPods don't support bluetooth, but...
Thanks for the feedback! I'm worried about the quality of the JVC's; I appreciate their value, but after going through a few sub-$20 earbuds like candy, I'm hoping to find something durable more than anything. I had no idea detachable cables were even a thing with IEMs; I'll hold onto that suggestion in case I don't find anything else.
I've tried a plethora of no-name sub-$30 IEMs, all of which fail after a few months' worth of daily usage, regardless of how careful I am with the cables. Some of turbulence just can't be helped, because I run and use the gym just about every day, so I'm looking for something rugged that won't break the bank. When I first started looking for the next step up, I tried the M6's. I loved them to death, the comfort was great, and the sound was acceptable for the price, but...
I wouldn't expect too many responses too fast. Only the largest forums/threads get a lot of constant attention; the rest of the crowd stays in a sort of flux throughout the day.   With that said, it sounds like the ATH M50's are right up your ally. The only drawback is that they don't have an attached mic, but they are easily one of the favorites for their pricepoint. If you're one for detachable cables, the M50x only just dropped down to $150 on Amazon; otherwise, I...
I would consider buying a separate amp just to try one out, but I don't think it would be necessary since my headphones all have such low impedance. The NFB-12 is more than powerful enough for me, but I don't know how it stacks up to the NFB-11 
I have one of the first NFB-12's that were shipped, i.e. before any of the tweaks or additions of filters. It has served me well and continues to perform dutifully with my Ultrasones Pro 900's. I'm curious what's the next step up, in terms of performance and quality. Since I have been so satisfied with my combo for the last couple years, I feel like I've fallen behind on what's all out there, and what's a good deal vs what's not. I'm also unsure if it would be wise to look...
To make a long story short, my M50's were worn to a point that needed repair on one side. I got some parts from Audio Technica (mega props to them for mailing them at no cost), and made the repairs. Everything was good for a short while, but the wires in the left cup detached from their solder points--I know this is a result of my novice [and admittedly shoddy] soldering skills, plus the fact that I was dealing with tools that were in no way meant to be used on small...
For years I lurked this thread, just waiting for my chance to participate. Finally, I bought a pair from another Head-Fi'er, and cannot begin to describe my elation. I admit, my anticipation probably overrode any chance for disappointment, but I'm okay with that. 
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