Hifiman CSR said the new V2 pads will be available to sell at one point. They have to make sure HeX and HeK v2 get them first. Maybe those of us who still have V1 better wait. Paying $300 for V2 upgrade may not be worth it.
My feeling of V1 is like going to your favorite Chinese restaurant. You are going for great taste but wish there is just little better interior decoration and architectural refinement. HeX sounds so good but the build just lacks a little bid. I...
Anyone knows if there is quality loss when converting .dff or .dsf files to flac? I use EZ CD Audio Converter to convert files. I tried it on few DSDs I have, and converted to flac uncompressed. The final flacs are actually larger in size than the original DFF files. I personally can't tell the difference using Centrance Hifi M8 -> LCD-XC or Edition X.
Selling my Hifiman Edition X V1 in like-new condition. Purchased from authorized U.S. dealer in November 2016. I absolutely love the sound of these and will likely use the funds to upgrade to HE1000 or HeX V2. Winner please cover shipping with insurance and signature confirmation through USPS Priority Mail and standard Paypal fees. I may consider trading for Sennheiser HD800s or Hifiman HE1000. Thank you.
I love my v20. I wonder if you can tell a difference between AK and the v20 if you line out to a desktop quality amp. I feel that the amp section in either player can do HD800 justice, so you may not be able to hear any difference because the HD800 is not driven to its potential.