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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

dangit. what's the difference between 4-pin and 3x2 pin xlr? 4-pin looks sexier. 

A standard balanced line for one channel is 3 conductors: +, - and ground (shield).

Shielding a headphone cable is pretty pointless unless it's a couple hundred feet long and hanging in a coil next to an AM radio transmitter, so you really only need two conductors per channel: + and -.

A 4-pin XLR is less bulk than two 3-pin XLRs. 3-pin XLR plugs are more readily available and can be had cheaper or a wider range of blingy styles. Use whatever works.
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I have something of an obsession with weird sealife....

 

 

 

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Rule number one of scuba diving...keep your hands away from holes (no joke please).
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I think that if I were a fish, and I saw that, I'd probably just say "Aight, no worries.  That's your hole, I can respect that.  Movin' on..."


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BTW Mupps, hope you're feeling better!  smile.gif


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Hey, I know... Driver8, dream about being locked in a room with a hungry male lion tonight, and let us know what you did in the morning.

 

You posted this long after I had gone to bed, but I was coincidentally attacked by a Ganon-esque minotaur and some kinda cyclops creature.  A second or two after they appeared, though, I kind of just found myself in a helicopter with missile launchers because "the game wouldn't be fair otherwise."  Afterward I discovered the helicopter was actually a toy and I was like "yeah, that makes sense."

 

Other times I've just been strong as ****, so... just have stuff or be strong as ****?  Those are probably words to live by.

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Okay, I just got a reply from the seller regarding the filter issue. He says that he noticed this about the filters when he first received the IEM, but just assumed that they were meant to have very thin filters.

 

He is trying to get some sort of response from Jaben about getting a warranty receipt back but they aren't being responsive.

 

I'm not really sure Jaben would do anything about this issue since there's no way to verify if its true the filters came in that condition.

 

I'd like him to pay for replacement filters, which would cost $25 from HifiMan, because a) no reasonable person would think that this was a good condition of the filters and b) he did not use registered post to send the IEMs like I requested.

 

This is his first trade on here and I don't want to give him negative feedback that would probably ruin his chances of ever doing another FS trade here again unless he is unwilling to pay for replacements.

 

is this fair?

post #8423 of 21760
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I have no idea. These are described as in "like new" condition.

 

 

You can actually see the driver aperture in the right channel.

 

Old FADs are indeed quite sparse in the grille foam region, but that's clearly not "Like New" --- at least those things really don't impact sound much anyways.

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Okay, I just got a reply from the seller regarding the filter issue. He says that he noticed this about the filters when he first received the IEM, but just assumed that they were meant to have very thin filters.

 

He is trying to get some sort of response from Jaben about getting a warranty receipt back but they aren't being responsive.

 

I'm not really sure Jaben would do anything about this issue since there's no way to verify if its true the filters came in that condition.

 

I'd like him to pay for replacement filters, which would cost $25 from HifiMan, because a) no reasonable person would think that this was a good condition of the filters and b) he did not use registered post to send the IEMs like I requested.

 

This is his first trade on here and I don't want to give him negative feedback that would probably ruin his chances of ever doing another FS trade here again unless he is unwilling to pay for replacements.

 

is this fair?

 

 

Sounds mostly fair to me.

 

Like I said, the filters on the older FADs are quite thin and actually look pretty worn even when they're brand new, fresh from the box. I remember being quite surprised when I opened up my 800 USD 1601SB and saw their condition which was essentially what your pictures show. In fact it almost looks like the filters deteriorate over time, leaving small holes in places. Same thing happened with my 1350 M1 and Heaven S.

 

Fortunately FAD has since improved this on the new Heavens, the IV and VI.

 

Calling something "like new" can be tricky, because it's quite possible the seller took very good care of the IEMs since receiving them, and if we're starting out with FAD's standards as a baseline then you could say they are indeed "like new." My own Heaven S has been cared for and is absolutely immaculate in all respects except for the filters which, as described above, came looking worn. Honestly I don't think I should have to pay for replacement filters if I sold them to someone, however I would most certainly note this issue in the ad itself because there's such a thing as reasonable expectations for this stuff: most people don't expect a company to sell new products with filters looking like that. Noting these things in the pre-sale is important because it lets the buyer know what's up and also because it protects the seller.

 

My gut tells me that in this case the seller is really just inexperienced and doesn't mean to be deceptive.

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I've been reading up on DIY DAC kits and now I feel like I know less than I did a week ago.
post #8426 of 21760
Thread Starter 

Speaking of DACs (though---in this case---of the non-DIY variety), I've been looking for more impressions of the fairly new Benchmark DAC2.

 

 

DSD is a nice feature. 

 

Still trying to choose a replacement DAC, and at this point my list from least to most expensive is pretty much:

 

Mytek 192, Benchmark DAC2, NAD M51, Berkley Alpha 2, PS PerfectWave MK2, or the Resonessence Invicta.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

Still trying to choose a replacement DAC

 

Wait, what happened to your old DAC? 


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post #8428 of 21760

What about the Bricasti M1?

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Wasn't your old DAC a higher end ONKYO?
post #8430 of 21760

Only when she put it on the top shelf....

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