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post #121 of 956
I ordered on May 29th and was just told it will ship June 28th. In today's economy, I am happy for them that business is good. In the mean time, I will pick up some new music to use for the burn-in.

“Patience cures many an old complaint.” - Irish proverb

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post #122 of 956
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Can someone plug in some really sensitive iems into the compass, and tell me wether there is any hiss.
I've been enjoying my custom Ultimate Ears 10 on both the Compass and the C2C.

With no signal, both have hiss with just a few mm's of movement on the dial.

When starting music play, when amp volume is at "0", sound can be heard quite clearly.

B/c of the "power", there's no way I can go past 9.

Having said all that, both amps sound fantastic with my UE10s. Considerably better than a RSA Tomahawk and a StyleAudio Emerald.
post #123 of 956
Through mine with my E3G there is a little noise but none when its playing.

When it comes to the HDAM's I havent used either beside the Earth for more than 1 minute to just do a quick check upon delivery. But I am curious how the Sun will compare with Grado's once my Earth is fully burnt in. Will post back my impressions to compare with the other Grado and Sun guy's pleasure (forgot his username)

Glad to hear so many are enjoying this unit. It was my window into the Desktop arena and further cemented my decision to build a B22. I will feed the B22 from the Compass DAC at first until I can figure out what I would like to use as my D/A unit from my PC. Thinking maybe a Ref1 but am also more interested in DIY. Would be nice if I built one that could use the HDAMs though. Cheers
post #124 of 956
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But I am curious how the Sun will compare with Grado's once my Earth is fully burnt in. Will post back my impressions to compare with the other Grado and Sun guy's pleasure (forgot his username)
You talkin' 'bout me?!
post #125 of 956
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I have Vista 64 and it plays 192 and 96kHz. Keep in mind you are running an experimental OS.

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just so... this was a possibility i suspected, but it disheartens me nonetheless. anyone else running win7 to confirm? or maybe i ought post in the computer-as-source section...
post #126 of 956
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just so... this was a possibility i suspected, but it disheartens me nonetheless. anyone else running win7 to confirm? or maybe i ought post in the computer-as-source section...
It's going to come down to your Driver, ehhh? The only place to fix that is with the OS or manufacturer.

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post #127 of 956
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You talkin' 'bout me?!
YES! hehe
post #128 of 956
So whats the status on using DHL to have this thing delivered? I originally did but changed it to EMS once I read all the horror stories. If things have straightened out though then I'd love to switch back and get my compass that much faster.
post #129 of 956
There's no problem using DHL to the USA.
post #130 of 956
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mod her some headphones. spray paint the cups green
Probably the best route, that way she can get whatever she wants, she seems to enjoy my SR-80i's but agrees that closed would be the way to go for her. The AT's might not be the best headphone for the job either, as she'd love to have something more sufficient for the gym when we go together, I've got the NuForce NE-7M's now and gave her my V-mode Vibe Duo's, we're both using iPhones so compatability with that is a must in the IEM department, but she's really just looking for full-sized closed phones like I mentioned.

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Or just get some Skull Candies...
Oh god no! I would never subject her to that, she got some Zumreed's a few months ago from Audio-Cubes that are green, and there's a Philips set that fits the hold as well, she likes big headphones like my AT's, and she'd be happy with my A900's as hand-me-downs, hell, she wears my old medical bracelet because I let her keep it when she found it in my car a bit after me not having to wear it anymore.

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I don't know...that may be grounds for divorce...

-Nkk
Haha, there's no ring involved yet Nkk :P


So yeah, thanks again guys heh. I'd love some Manufaktr headphones for myself someday but I'm not even sure I would like the Beyer sound much, although I am a sucker for customized/limited edition stuff, as shown by my A950LTD's :P

~Back to the music and studying for my last final this week :P
post #131 of 956
Gee Cherry is going to think I'm crazy. First I place the order, then I switch the shipping, then I switch it back. "These damn Americans can never make up their minds!" >_< lol
post #132 of 956
DHL is lightning fast though, took 4 days for the amp to arrive in the local hub but I needed to pay about $25 for customs and brokerage fees.
post #133 of 956
Heres an idea, buy a W5000 for yourself and let her use the 900s and paint a pair green?
post #134 of 956
Out of curiosity, whats so important about the colour green?
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Out of curiosity, whats so important about the colour green?
It's a Chick Thing!

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