I bought my Muses01 here:
Just as a reminder, you need to buy 2 of them for the Go Dap.
Yes. Be careful when you buy something cheap from ebay. The retail price here is about 3700 JPY (MUSES01) and 3600 JPY (MUSES02). MUSES just issue an official statement about counterfeit products a month ago.
Here is the close up picture of my MUSES01 and MUSES02 bought here in japan.
Well... crap. I will have to inspect my op-amps when I get home. DAMN YOU BELIEF IN HONEST HUMANITY!!!!
I still have faith in humanity, but that hard to come by in my profession. I hope things work out for you, and please take a pic for us to see.
Here is the picture of the Muses 01 that I bought from ebay.
Looks like they are totally a knock off... so... where does one buy 2 Muses 01 in the US without buying in bulk?
Sorry for your loss, and here is where I got mine from (all the other places only sells in bulk):
Not sure why it was marked as a 206, need to double check when I got home.
For my setup it was. I am running from an iphone 5s (has same results with my 4) to the Socket 1 to a Fiio E11 to my AS-2. The OPA276 made all music regardless of format harsh on the top end to the point of being sibilant in cymbals and voices. I thought that that was neigh on impossible with the AS-2 but there it was. The fake Muses really returns my setup to a smooth sound across the board. I even tried it with my DIY planars and they were really harsh as well.
Admittedly, I am rather sensitive to harsh highs but even though they are fake these "Muses" sound so much better. I am going to try to attend the NYC meetup (if I am available)... I will bring my setup then for people to hear.