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Arrggg... car incident! I saw it coming, but I wished for a miracle, and the poor thing decided to give up half way. Plus my phone was out of battery at just the right time. My sincerest apologies to those who were expecting to see me. I'll make it up for you next time!
Oh yeah!Man, I need coffee! And after that, some free time to complete this amp that I have been brewing for the past few months. I'd really love to get some feedbacks on it tomorrow!
Ah, okay.   That's great!   I've been meaning to compare the Fostex HP-P1 against the CLAS for a while...   The DAC section is fabulous, but the amp section leaves a lot to be desired.   On another note, I might leave the McIntosh at home, folks. It's too unwieldy to carry around, and I would bet that it won't get as much attention at this meet thanks to the various great gears on display.
 Oh no, please don't tempt me! On that note, bending the headband can also help significantly with comfort, and I have noticed that when there is less clamping force, my head relaxes slightly, and as a result, my perception of the sound changes slightly as well. The HE-560 with a slightly loose clamping force to me sounds a bit more relaxed and spacious. It's still more aggressive than my DT880, but in terms of soundstaging, I think the HE-560 is superior, which means......
 Just a DAC but no headphone or amp?  Great. Which ALO Audio are we talking about? Did you mean amp or cable?   Wow... that's interesting. A rack amp? I have a Fiio D3 that works with Android devices, and a Fostex HP-P1 that works with iDevices if you have any of those.
By the way... here's something to consider: I could never hear above 19 KHz before. Even 19KHz is a bit faint. That's no matter the source gears, and no matter the headphone.   Then... I got into DIY. And with a less aggressive low-pass filter, output directly from the Fostex HP-P1's DAC... guess what? I could hear up to 21KHz clear as day, and 22KHz is just barely audible.   So... seriously, I am starting to think that due to following some written rules that say that...
Great!   Oh, and I have a bit of sad news to deliver.   Schiit Audio is concentrating all of their efforts on RMAF, so they couldn't spare a Ragnarok for us all to demo, which sucks.   Ah well, Schiit happens.   On the other hand, I'm trying to travel light, so... if I can finish my DIY amp by Saturday, I think I'll leave the McIntosh MAC 4100 at home, because it doesn't sound quite as good as my DIY amp. Well, hopefully you'll all get to listen to it!
Well, if it's any worth to the discussion at hand...   The Fostex HP-P1's DAC, which I guess is operating at 44.1KHz 16-bit as that's the limit of most iOS devices that it supports, sounds cleaner and more detailed than the internal built-in DAC of my MacBook operating at 96KHz 24-bit... with the same track in hi-res FLAC and then in Apple Lossless format   And the same track, at either 44.1KHz 16-bit or 96KHz 24-bit on the MacBook, sounds the same.   I think there...
 Oh boy... I so wanted to try the LCD-XC on my amp, too.  I'll make sure you don't regret it. :)
 Well, the more the merrier, right? You guys are making me want to open up my HE-560... but just for the sake of making an amp that would work well with all Hifiman headphones including stock ones, I'll hold back for now.
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