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post #301 of 318
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Originally Posted by blitzxgene View Post
 

 

 (even bought the i2s kit for the Ref 10, before noticing I'd have to solder... :(). 

 

Didn't know it exists, where can I get one? 

 

Also thanks for your comparison of M7 and Ref 10.32.

It'd be very nice to have M7 but with its price I think I will stick to Ref 10.32 instead.

With HD800 I really feel there is no need for any other upgrades.

I am finally enjoying my music files like never before, it is so good.

 

The law of diminishing returns sucks ;-) That is why the last few percents are so expensive to get.

post #302 of 318
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Originally Posted by PiNa.cz View Post
 

 

Didn't know it exists, where can I get one? 

 

Also thanks for your comparison of M7 and Ref 10.32.

It'd be very nice to have M7 but with its price I think I will stick to Ref 10.32 instead.

With HD800 I really feel there is no need for any other upgrades.

I am finally enjoying my music files like never before, it is so good.

 

The law of diminishing returns sucks ;-) That is why the last few percents are so expensive to get.

 

You can order one from Kingwa, just email him.

post #303 of 318

 

One more question: Is there any benefit of I2S input in comparison with USB32 input? If I got it right with I2S board I will also need some USB to I2S converter like WaveIO, right?

post #304 of 318
Yes there is a benifit and yes you need a converter
Audio Phileo is one
post #305 of 318

Mmmh, there sure is some nice stuff on sale in my signature!

post #306 of 318

blitzxgene: Calling it quits?

post #307 of 318

More like I really want a direct stream dac.

post #308 of 318
Hello guys,

I hope my question fits well in this thread :-)

It's just that my wife is going to get me a DAC/amp as a present, and l had in mind the NFB-28. Then l started to check other devices, reading reviews, etc. to the point that l could clearly see if l get the NFB-28 now, next year I'll be wanting to upgrade to maybe the NFB-27 and so on... So l thought "l might as well get a very good unit now and settle with it".

So l thought of the Reference 10.32... Would you guys think it's worth the extra $1000? (l know that depends, and it's very personal and all, but any opinions are welcome).

I've never listened to a neutral DAC, but I'm more into 'musicality' than 'analysis', if you know what l mean.

So far, the only balanced HPs l have are the Hifiman HE-400 and the Denons AH-D600 (l know, too much amp for these HPs...), but others will be coming gradually...

Thanks a lot in advance!
Edited by IYAshike - 7/3/14 at 7:32am
post #309 of 318
This thread seems to be dead but... anyway:

 

Just placed the order :rolleyes: Kingwa said it will take 4 to 8 days... Can't wait!! 

post #310 of 318

You got the Ref 10.32?

 

It's the better choice with your headphones, IMO.

 

The NFB-27 would be better suited with warm/dark headphones (Audeze, Senn HD6xx, etc.).

post #311 of 318
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Originally Posted by IYAshike View Post
 

 

Just placed the order :rolleyes: Kingwa said it will take 4 to 8 days... Can't wait!! 

 

i gotten the nfb10.32....n now the itch is lurking somewhere under the skin.

( but told myself my coffeetable space aint big enuf...n went back to bed :P)

post #312 of 318
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

You got the Ref 10.32?

 

It's the better choice with your headphones, IMO.

 

The NFB-27 would be better suited with warm/dark headphones (Audeze, Senn HD6xx, etc.).

 

l believe you're right. l think the PCM-1704 has a touch of warmness that the ES9018 hasn't... ln any case, l wanted a DAC that was more into the musical side than the analytical. Personal taste :smile: 

post #313 of 318
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

i gotten the nfb10.32....n now the itch is lurking somewhere under the skin.

( but told myself my coffeetable space aint big enuf...n went back to bed :P)

 

l'm not sure for how long you'll be able to happily go back to sleep only telling you that your coffee table "aint big enuf" :wink_face: lt's a good excuse but... it might not last too long! :popcorn:

post #314 of 318

The most recent usb drivers are much better than they were a year ago, enjoy it!

post #315 of 318
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Originally Posted by blitzxgene View Post
 

The most recent usb drivers are much better than they were a year ago, enjoy it!

 

Thank you! :dt880smile:

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