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post #1981 of 2294
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Originally Posted by RojasTKD View Post

Mine hasn't arrived yet, but from reading it seems most describe the NFB-11 as having a neutral bright sound. I understand the Beyerdynamics to be fairly bright uptop , so depending on you taste you my find it a bit on the bright side.

I have no personal experience, just relaying what I have read and how I understand it.

I think the NFB-11 is neutral.

You often here the description of it as "bright" in comparison to the NFB-15, which had a bit warmer sound. This, I think, has propagated the idea that the NFB-11 is bright, which I don't agree with. But just my personal opinion.
post #1982 of 2294
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I think the NFB-11 is neutral.

You often here the description of it as "bright" in comparison to the NFB-15, which had a bit warmer sound. This, I think, has propagated the idea that the NFB-11 is bright, which I don't agree with. But just my personal opinion.

We'll that's good to hear.
post #1983 of 2294

Mine will be delivered tomorrow or lately Wednesday. I will make some pictures because maybe someone is interested to see all the accesories or how it is shipped. (As far as I know they send only a power cable and a USB one, for me I already bought a 2m TOSLINK one).

post #1984 of 2294

Mine arrived earlier than predicted, in perfect condition. I will try it in the evening because now I have to return to the office.

 

 

It was shipped in a simple box with a power cable and a USB one. 

 

What I do not know is the function of the back button (only I and II written on it). Can anyone tell me what this button does?

 

 

post #1985 of 2294

OK, I found what the switch does:

 

Mute switch :  Push 1 for active the mute design, Push 2 for suspend the mute design.

 

But what is that mute  design?

post #1986 of 2294
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Originally Posted by OctavianH View Post
 

OK, I found what the switch does:

 

Mute switch :  Push 1 for active the mute design, Push 2 for suspend the mute design.

 

But what is that mute  design?

 

For DSD pop sound.

 

Quote:
 2, Because the NFB11 had the hardware mute design , not as our other products had the software mute design, so we addition a switch for select active /suspend  the mute design for  remove the DSD music pop sound. Even always stay on active state ,it still can working fine with PCM and DSD music.
post #1987 of 2294

Ok, last question. This device does not have ON/OFF. Should I stop it always from the power supply switch?

post #1988 of 2294

Yes

post #1989 of 2294
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


I think the NFB-11 is neutral.

You often here the description of it as "bright" in comparison to the NFB-15, which had a bit warmer sound. This, I think, has propagated the idea that the NFB-11 is bright, which I don't agree with. But just my personal opinion.


Just recieved the NFB-11 yesterday. I have to admit I do find it a little bright compared to what I'm used to (Sound Blaster E5 and JDS Labs C5D).

 

I Installed Equalizer APO to add an equalizer to windows and try and EQ to tame it a bit.


Edited by RojasTKD - 1/20/16 at 9:18pm
post #1990 of 2294

I find it neutral. I try to avoid all kind of equalizers because in my opinion they add noise to the music. So for me only foobar with WASAPI and no equalizer. Indeed, sometimes I prefer a warmer sound, but I am not sure how you can make the nfb11 warmer. Maybe different headphones or another amp on the RCA outputs?

post #1991 of 2294
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Originally Posted by OctavianH View Post
 

I find it neutral. I try to avoid all kind of equalizers because in my opinion they add noise to the music. So for me only foobar with WASAPI and no equalizer. Indeed, sometimes I prefer a warmer sound, but I am not sure how you can make the nfb11 warmer. Maybe different headphones or another amp on the RCA outputs?


I usually don't like to use EQ unless I have to and avoid software enhancements, but I can't hear any negative affects and lowering the treble makes it easier to listen.

 

Yes, a different AMP might help. I'm considering a few options but can't do it right away so the EQ will have to due till then.

 

Considerations:

 

1. Garag1217 Project Solaris (AMP)

2. Gustard H10 (AMP)

3 Aune X1s (DAC?AMP combo)

4. Sennheiser Orpheus (DAC/AMP/HEADPHONE).... ok just kidding on this one.

post #1992 of 2294
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Originally Posted by RojasTKD View Post
 


I usually don't like to use EQ unless I have to and avoid software enhancements, but I can't hear any negative affects and lowering the treble makes it easier to listen.

 

Yes, a different AMP might help. I'm considering a few options but can't do it right away so the EQ will have to due till then.

 

Considerations:

 

1. Garag1217 Project Solaris (AMP)

2. Gustard H10 (AMP)

3 Aune X1s (DAC?AMP combo)

4. Sennheiser Orpheus (DAC/AMP/HEADPHONE).... ok just kidding on this one.

 

I don't know about the option 1+2 Amp but the Aune X1s, don't. From what i remember reading reviews, the X1s is pretty similar to the NFB 11 but the NFB 11 is a little better (Aune X1s use ES9018K2M chip while the NFB 11 use ES9018). If you prefer a warmer sound you should buy the NFB 15 not the NFB 11.

post #1993 of 2294

NFB-15 is not available anymore at audio-gd. I asked about it before ordering NFB-11. I am not sure if I will pair it with another amp, but I am curious to see what options I have for warmer sound.

 

What do you think about Creek OBH 21MKII? 

post #1994 of 2294
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Originally Posted by OctavianH View Post
 

NFB-15 is not available anymore at audio-gd. I asked about it before ordering NFB-11. I am not sure if I will pair it with another amp, but I am curious to see what options I have for warmer sound.

 

What do you think about Creek OBH 21MKII? 

 

Dunno. I never hear about it. My knowledge in DAC/Amp field is very narrow. :p

post #1995 of 2294

I excluded Beyerdynamic A20 because as far as I know is neutral (so the same as the one on NFB-11)

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