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I did not, but the demo room was also a little noisy, with 6 Nomads set up for demo (or was it 8, I don't remember) and lots of people milling around talking. All the more reason to find a place to demo it with one's own headphones of choice.
FWIW, I attended the launch of the Nomad at SoundStageDirect, and brought along my Lawton-modded AH-D2000. I tried the headphones that they had on the units there, and none were up to snuff compared to my own, IMO.   Now when I say I was very pleasantly surprised by how good the Nomad sound, I should qualify it with my background in the vinyl hobby: I own a Michell Tecnodec with Michell Special RB250 tonearm, Dynavector 10x5 high output moving coil cartridge, Musical...
BTW, I need to add my voice to whatever chorus there is on recommending the Kimber Kable USB cable. It does indeed make an immediately noticeable difference. It's both subtle and alarming all at once, and this is just with the Copper one. Definitely recommended.
This actually made me laugh out loud. :) I use the Denon AH-D2000 at the office, but there's 3 big problems for the OP: 1) They're discontinued (what a damn shame),2) They're probably way out of your price range,3) They bleed a fair amount of sound, to the point of just barely qualifying as "closed".
Other things to consider, since I'm in the same boat (2nd-hand base model DAC1 and computer audio):   First off, the DAC1 USB only does 24/96 via USB input. The DAC2 does 24/192 with asynchronous USB, but that's a hell of a lot more than just a $200 difference. I'm currently using an iBasso D7 as a transport, with a Blue Jeans Audio RCA to BNC cable, and this works relatively well. Upgrading the USB cable may or may not improve matters further, and I'm still wondering if...
Anyone know how one of these compares to the iBasso D7 when used purely as a USB to SPDIF transport for an external DAC? I'm using a D7 to feed my Benchmark DAC1 to surprisingly pleasant result, but I'm wondering if the HiFace 2 would provide better results or not.
Ah, nuts. Been gone from this site for ages, only to find out that there was a local meet LAST WEEK. *weeps*
I'm very curious to see how these would compare with the Etymotics and Future Sonics earphones that I've owned...
I picked up one of these used from a fellow Head-Fier to replace my aging iBasso D1 with HiFlight TopKit. At first I wasn't overly impressed. Flabby bass, unimpressive depth, twitchy implementation that didn't allow for 16/44 playback through Foobar2000/WASAPI/Windows 7/Parallels/MacBook Pro.   Then I crossed the 200 hour mark (and turned on SoX upsampling to 192kHz in Foobar) and things started to improve dramatically. I'm kind of amazed by the sound now. I find it...
If you haven't already made a choice, the Atrio X is probably not the best choice if you want clarity in the highs. They're monsters for low-end, but the highs are rolled off. It's a brand trait.
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