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post #76 of 951
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Originally Posted by murphyb74 View Post
Greetings. I have been lurking for a while, taking in the wealth of advice and reviews. I had a pair of Grado SR-80's that died and recently picked up the Denon AH-D2000. They sound great and continue to improve with burn-in.
I'm using the D7000's with the Compass, but after reading your post, I hooked up my D2000's....oh man! They have never sounded better.

Denon and the Compass. Sound so good I want to have a T-Shirt made.

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post #77 of 951
Thread Starter 
I wonder if the shipping delay has something to do with the 28 or so Phoenix orders they had (mentioned in their Chinese forum), which are shipping on the 21st as well.
post #78 of 951
Cool, the groovy forum pages bug is back...

~Phewl.
post #79 of 951
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Cool, the groovy forum pages bug is back...

~Phewl.
Aye, I'm having that issue again as well.
post #80 of 951
Pants, innit? You'd have thought someone would have from the "team" would have commented on what the problem was...

~Phewl.
post #81 of 951
Thread Starter 
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Pants, innit? You'd have thought someone would have from the "team" would have commented on what the problem was...

~Phewl.
I can tell you: it's a VBulletin bug, for which there isn't a patch yet.

How's your Compass going?
post #82 of 951
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
I wonder if the shipping delay has something to do with the 28 or so Phoenix orders they had (mentioned in their Chinese forum), which are shipping on the 21st as well.
28?

I hope at least 2 of them will do in-depth reviews.
post #83 of 951
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Originally Posted by gevorg View Post
28?

I hope at least 2 of them will do in-depth reviews.
Yeah, I was surprised when I saw that big number too. The Phoenix sure appears to be awesome gear and an amazing value. I expected it would sell very well as the word spread, but 28 Phoenix orders right out of the gate is truly impressive...
post #84 of 951
Where are you guys seeing the numbers of orders at?

Nevermind, I see where it was referenced to.

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post #85 of 951
Just wanted to pop in and say I've had my Compass for 10 days now.

I just love the thing, it's changed the way I listen to my music, I've gone out and bought some Grado's to try a new sound signature, and have fallen in love with them as well, so it's only a matter of time before I do something crazy, like upgrade, again.

I'm actually look at the Wadia iTransport so I can use my 120GB Classic as the source and make it a much more standalone rig, or I guess I could just buy a netbook for it at that price heh.

My girlfriend loves it too, I got a 1/4in headphone splitter for it and we geared up with my Audio Technica's, and this is what came of it :P



there's quite a few more pictures from the set, all using the iSight on my MBP which is the source for all the lossless goodness in these images. We were throwing down Incubus - Light Grenades album at the time, good stuff.

I love sharing pictures, it gives people a feel for what stuff is actually like, especially headphones on peoples heads, because AT's make you look like a freak in public, luckily my girlfriend loves cute/odd/fat/fun things, including me/my headphones/my cat/me again.
post #86 of 951
Thanks for sharing, Optional, you are one lucky guy!
post #87 of 951
That pics sweet!
I got my compass two days back, and its been burning in ever since..
its sounds crazily awesome with my ad700's cant wait till the burn in period is over..
post #88 of 951
... just for giggles

I won a Compass from the recent Canjam raffles, and have been wondering how I'd use this swiss-army-knife amp/dac given that I also have:

1) StyleAudio Emerald amp/dac
2) RSA Tomahawk
3) Audio Gd C2C
4) Headroom Balanced Desktop amp

Well lo and behold...

I ordered a Ultimate Ears UE10 custom IEM from CanJam, and when they arrived, I immediately paired the UE10 to the Emerald on my computer desk and the Tomahawk for portable duties.

Both combos sounded.... good. But not awesome.

So then on a lark I brought over one of my Squeezeboxes, hooked it up to the Compass via optical, and used that to power my UE10s.



Caramba! Talk about scaling up with powah!

Yes, yes, I know. "But these are *sensitive* IEMs!"

All's I'll say is that the Compass is a killer IEM driver / DAC combo for my UE10s. More revealing, more dynamics, more controlled slam.

Now I just gotta figure out how to power this sucker from a car battery, stick it in a backpack, and I'm stylin'!

Highly Recommended!
post #89 of 951
I just received my Compass It's amazing. It's better than I imagined, I am glad I jumped on the promo price

The build quality is excelent; All thick aluminium, solid look and feel and it "weight expensive". It's not nearly as hot as some other owners were reporting. The temperature feel pretty normal to me.

I can't fully enjoy it yet since my 1/4-1/8 adaptor is broken. It works, but I need to hold the headphones connector of my ATH-A700 in place.

Now, I want to upgrade to better headphones. I wanted the HD600 but I can't buy them at a decent price Since I am in Canada. My remaining choices are the Denon D2000 and the AKG K701. The choice is hard.

Customer service from Audio-GD is great. I am glad they sent me a black
tosslink cable, I feared to received a pink one.

BY the way, DHL charged me 25$ custom and import fees.
*Edit*: I got charged 7$ processing fees, I hate DHL.
post #90 of 951
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Originally Posted by noxlord View Post
I just received my Compass It's amazing. It's better than I imagined, I am glad I jumped on the promo price ....
...Now, I want to upgrade to better headphones. I wanted the HD600 but I can't buy them at a decent price Since I am in Canada. My remaining choices are the Denon D2000 and the AKG K701. The choice is hard....
Congrats on your purchase! Yeah, those cans are so fundamentally different, there are definite tradeoffs involved in the decision. IMO, the synergy with the Compass and D2000 is really strong, I've been very, very pleased with the combo. Plus, the Denon's are a solid "all-arounder" can to have in the stable. I have not heard the K701, but the feedback I've read about them with the Compass has been positive...
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