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Antique champagne from crystal flutes is good! Of course so is cold beer from a picnic cup on a hot day. Not sure what my point is....To the OP - nice review of what appears to be a Westone flagship I hadn't heard about.
The Soloist SL is a really nice pairing.  I had it for a while.  It still is one of my favorites.  I change amps and dacs often, no reflection on sound quality of the SL.  Just found something new and shiny to try.  Bifrost Uber is nice.  If you can get a good price on the Northern Fidelity NF Dac (Norway maybe?) it is a really nice Dac.  It was reviewed here on head-fi.  I ended up with the review unit thanks to the generosity of the reviewer.  Look for Project86's...
Asgard 2 and the Vali are both wonderful with the AD for a bargain price.
A dear friend from my dirt bike riding days went through at least 2 bikes a year, sometimes more if road bikes and bicycles were in the mix at the time.  I asked him how he got away with it.  "Every bike costs about twice the sticker price.  A bike for me, jewelry for my wife…"
Hmmmm…..  Didn't see them on the wall, but it looks like it has only been an hour or two?  I won't buy them, can't stand on ear headphones.  I'd consider something closed, over ears that didn't suck and wasn't a combination of fugly and bling, in the $200 +/- range.  something that plays well from an iPhone and won't break my heart if I kill it accidentally.  Basically great sounding, closed over ear beaters.  If Beats makes 'em, I'll try 'em.  Not the Solo2, but only...
Daniel - check the photos.  The one titled "knob.jpg" is a full size photo that shows the ridges pretty well.  It is just the standard finish.
Oh!  And what if they made gypsum dry wall board?  It would be.... Or is that the pet rock thing?
No. Standard volume knob. They just have ridges. They, or at least the knobs on the two I've had, are not machined to a smooth surface.
The unit for sale in this add is a very quiet Vali.  I am the third very finicky owner.  The volume knob has "grooves" on the outer surface - sort of like a phonograph machined surface.  If you run your finger or fingernail across these, or give it a good finger thump on the case, you can get it to ring.  If you are cautious when changing volume, it will stay pretty quiet.  IMHO, the best option is a DAC with pre-outs to use as a volume control.  I set the Vali volume at...
GONE The mini3 is a MisterX build With the optional Lithium Polymer battery option.  Anyone who has seen the inside of a MisterX build will tell you that his craftsmanship is second to none.  This is a high performance version, with gain at 3 - a nice compromise.  The Lipo board and battery give the amp around 18 hours of battery life (not tested, so don't hold me to this - I always recharge after a few hours).   The mini3 is an unsung hero of a little amp.  Well worth...
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