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Presently, I'm using A+ mainly with my NOS1704, as the up-sampling makes the DAC sound almost as good as the Hugo.

 

Amarra 3 I use with the Hugo. While A+ is subtly more "clear" souding, Amarra has a subtly wider, more relaxed presentation. It still bugs the crap out of me that if I edit the Amarra playlist in any way the music pauses. It is one of the worst-designed pieces of software I've ever encountered -- it is as if the people who code it don't know what threading is.

 

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A couple songs later, "locked up" again. Restarted and it picked up at that song, but then wouldn't go to the next song. Shut down app again and restarted, selected song manually and it played, then shuffle didn't work even though shuffle is selected. Man....
Didn't mean to jinx you man smily_headphones1.gif.

Actually I think mine is resource related. I did have Macscan running at a few Java apps running at that time.

I killed MacScan, play an album & let it run through over dinner & it actually completed the whole album with no hang ups.

Funny as I have 16GB RAM, 200GB free space, loads of swap, & I'm not running anything intensive at that time - Chrome, some Java stuff, e-mail, MacScan, A+

 

MacScan is a waste of time.

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I'm getting sick of the problems with A+ v2. One of the reasons I bought it over the others was the reported lack of issues. I'm regretting that, now. Come on, can't sync an album from iTunes and keep the tracks in order? Grr.
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Seriously? Maybe you should re-install it? Mine's been flawless (I got it on the release date) since day 1. Amarra 3.0 is another story though. confused.gif
I've experienced several glitches with A+ V2 point whatever since installing it. To my ears it does sound pretty good. Maybe I'll take MH's suggestion and reinstall it. Not being as computer savvy as some of you here I'll simply ask this question: could the fact that I have several different music players on my MBP, Bitperfect, VOX, JRiver, and at one time Amarra, have anything to do with the glitches?
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A couple songs later, "locked up" again. Restarted and it picked up at that song, but then wouldn't go to the next song. Shut down app again and restarted, selected song manually and it played, then shuffle didn't work even though shuffle is selected. Man....
I have 1.52 & 2.06 (is it 06?) running...mutually exclusive naturally. Never went to 1.59 so I don't know if it disables.
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Nope. Definately 1.5.9. NOT 1.4.9 !!


Sorry, I thought I had read somewhere that 1.4.9 was considered one of the better sounding releases. At least I think that was the number, maybe I actually got it mixed up and it's 1.5.9.

 

On a side note, I'm a little annoyed, I just purchased Amarra 3 with 10% discount code only to find out that they're having a Black Friday sale at 50% off. That means its selling right now for $50 which is good news for anyone looking to purchase Amarra 3 at a cheaper price than A+.


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Seriously? Maybe you should re-install it? Mine's been flawless (I got it on the release date) since day 1. Amarra 3.0 is another story though. confused.gif
MH, IYO what are the benefits of Amarra 3.0 compared to A+ 2.0.6?
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MH, IYO what are the benefits of Amarra 3.0 compared to A+ 2.0.6?

 

Both are excellent. Amarra 3.0 is a bit more balanced / neutral, but A+ 2.0 is more dynamic with better "punch". 

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Both are excellent. Amarra 3.0 is a bit more balanced / neutral, but A+ 2.0 is more dynamic with better "punch". 
Thanks MH. No more music playing software for me right own. I'm on a trying to get remasters of my favourite old rock albums binge right now. LCD-X or Senn HD800, I can't decide.
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Thanks MH. No more music playing software for me right own. I'm on a trying to get remasters of my favourite old rock albums binge right now. LCD-X or Senn HD800, I can't decide.

 

For rock, I'd go with the LCD-X!

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For rock, I'd go with the LCD-X!
Only problem is that I love opera too. Do you think Sennheiser will release a new flagship hp next year?
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Only problem is that I love opera too. Do you think Sennheiser will release a new flagship hp next year?

 

The LCD-X are great for opera as well. That's why they're my favourite Audeze headphone...pretty much sound amazing with everything I've thrown at them. With regards to a new flagship for Sennheiser, all I've seen is speculation...and mostly towards an uber pricey Orpheus. 

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The LCD-X are great for opera as well. That's why they're my favourite Audeze headphone...pretty much sound amazing with everything I've thrown at them. With regards to a new flagship for Sennheiser, all I've seen is speculation...and mostly towards an uber pricey Orpheus. 
Plus the X's are easier to drive than the 800's, which is a consideration because I'm using a Woo WA6 for an amp. I did try the 800's with the gain switched to high and I thought they sounded pretty good. Others will say that the 800's need juice to really bloom though.
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