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I'm creating this to answer all the repeat questions in the main Mojo threads.   Power   Q. My Mojo gets noticeably warm while charging and playing music. Is this OK? Yes. The Mojo uses 1.7W of power, so it will get comfortably warm during use, and has thermal cut-outs that prevent it...
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Miceblue's Unboxing Hifiguy528's unboxing:   negura, followup and followup II against speakers Sennheiser HD-800s [modded] HiFiMan HE-6s [modded] Audeze LCD-3F [modded]   money4me247 HiFiMan HE-560 Audeze LCD-X AKG K7xx, K553 Pro Audeze EL-8 (closed) MrSpeakers Alpha Prime Oppo...
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I regularly encounter people who don’t know whether a connection between two components is analogue or digital, let alone the differences between them, so I thought I’d write up a quick guide.      Click on the picture for a larger version.   A connection is either analogue or digital...
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I figured out how to create playlists on my Mac and put them on the original AK100. It's a bit of a PITA but it works.   October 30, 2015 update: New method NOTE: This has issues with what happens when files are dragged into the terminal and needs a bit of tweaking to work properly.   1...
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There seems to have been an explosion lately in "audiophile" music players for Mac OS X lately. Though iTunes wiped out the need for competition when it was introduced, it has become a huge, multimedia and store program, leaving many people wanting something simpler. For a while, that was Play...
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[This review was originally posted in 2003 on Head-Fi. Darth nut is a psychoacoustician and his review is considered to be the most epic headphone review ever written. While the detail he goes into psycho acoustics and "headstage" are too overwhelming for most people I believe his write-up would...
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People regularly ask about where to buy CD quality or hi-res downloads (legitimately!) so here is a list of sites I know of. Please post a comment if there are any I've missed. Note that they must have music available in a lossless or high-res format available. 2019: Please note that MQA is NOT...
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As there are so many repeat questions in the DX100 thread, yet the thread is growing at an amazing rate, burying the answers, this F.A.Q. on the DX100 has been created.     Firmware:   The latest firmware is available from iBasso.com here  v1.4.2 (ZIP compressed file).   Previous...
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If you've just bought a Mac but don't know how to get started, here is a very quick guide to essential settings for ripping CDs and changing the system audio output.   Setting up iTunes for CD ripping:   Open up iTunes. Go into the Preferences (in the iTunes menu). In the Import Settings...
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HighResAudio http://www.highresaudio.com/ 2L- the Nordic Sound http://www.2l.no/ AIX Records http://aixrecords.com/ Blue Coast Records http://bluecoastrecords.com/ Bowers and Wilkins - Society of Sound http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Society_of_Sound/Society_of_Sound/Music...
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This is a work in progress. Please help us by fixing any glaring errors and writing useful and easy to understand definitions. ABX - A kind of blind test. See Wikipedia. ACSS - An acronym for "Audio-gd Current Signal System" which is a variation on the CAST (Current Audio Signal Transmission)...
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Lossless: Lossless means that, digitally, regardless of the format the file is stored in, there is no loss of data. The raw digital music file format types in common use are AIFF and WAV. The most common compressed digital music file format types are FLAC and ALAC.   FLAC and ALAC compress...
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