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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    If mine says 125V 20A don't I need one with 20A? I can only find 15A at the max. Normally monoprice is a good US seller, but these all state 10A or 15A. https://www.monoprice.com/category?c_id=102&cp_id=10228 All the 20 amp cables seem to have the square C19 connector instead of the...
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    DT 880 Pro with static issues in left ear

    Yeah the complete lack of dust was very surprising, I'm not sure what caused it but still not having any problems. Is it worth buying a replacement pot just to have around incase it is some other early sign of failure? Or were you thinking it was unrelated to the pot, and caused by something...
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    Hi everyone, I recently moved my Grant Fidelity TubeDac-11 to my desk, and need a longer power cord. Currently I have the one shown below, it is 5 ft, it seems like a pretty basic cable so I don't need to go upgrading it to a $100 cable on a $300 amp. Something around 7ft - 8ft should work...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Thanks for the info I'm about 30 pages into reading the 1990 thread, it sounds like most people think they are the best all-around beyer. I really like the detail in the highs on my 880's, I assume the 1990 is not too much of a departure from that? Used 1990's seem to be around $350 or so, are...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I'm thinking about replacing my 880 250ohm Pro with a 880 600ohm Premium, is there anything else from Beyer I should consider also? I'm not sure how much of a difference I would really see between the two. Using a Grant Fidelity TubeDAC-11. I just noticed the black chrome version because I...
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    DT 880 Pro with static issues in left ear

    I tried the headphone from my S9 phone which isn't really strong enough for the 250ohm but anyway I was barely able to notice the static in the left, if I wasn't looking for it I wouldn't have noticed. Didn't have any other headphones at the moment to try on the TubeDAC but I think it's ok...
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    Windows 10 causing Dac/Amp to click on and off with any input

    I just installed windows 10 on my brand new computer, noticed I am having a weird communication issue that I never had on my old computer with windows 7.  my tubedac11 amp/dac makes a switching noise now everytime a new sound is coming through from the video card (connected via opticalout)...
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    Philips Fidelio S1 and S2 - New IEMs with semi-closed back

    Do you have any recommendations?  I only have the ones that come included with the S2.  
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    Philips Fidelio S1 and S2 - New IEMs with semi-closed back

    So I've found that the small buds seem to come out rather easily from my ears now.  Went back to the medium size and they were harder to get in, but gave a better seal and more bass.  I have a hard time keeping the left one from slowly sliding out, though.  After 30-60 seconds, the earbud tends...
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    The FiiO X3 2nd gen (ex X3K, X3II) Thread : 192K/24B, CS4398,Native DSD, USB DAC with LO and inline remote

    how much more power does the x3-2 get compared to x1? Is x1 or x3-2 enough to drive a 250ohm DT 880?
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    Philips Golden Ears challenge

    What are everyone's strengths/weaknesses?   Pretty cool thing to do, made me realize alot more about how to describe sounds.  I found identifying bass the simpliest, I don't think I had a single one wrong.  I actually prefer treble in my songs so this may be why I am more sensitive to it...
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    Reply to review by '00birdy' on item 'FiiO X3 2nd gen Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP'

    "Without a single doubt in my mind, I would say that X3 II is easily worth a double of X1 pricing due to an additional improvements of a new DAC and amp section, USB DAC support..." How big of a difference is the amp/dac because I don't think I will get much use from any of the other features...
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    Philips Fidelio S1 and S2 - New IEMs with semi-closed back

    Mine finally arrived today, interesting that I had the opposite experience with the ear tips.  The stock mendium ones were big enough that I couldn't get it to firmly stay in the ear canal and would slide out, and that made it so that I couldn't get the bud to sit within my ear at all.  I ended...
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    Southeastern Michigan Spring Meet Hosted By Overture Audio, Ann Arbor, MI 3.14.15

    My main goals were just trying as much as possible since my only hifi headphone purchase (DT 880 Pro) was based completely off reviews and comparisons online and no hands-on experience. I've had them a few years now so I had a good feel for what they were compared to everything else. I thought...
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    Southeastern Michigan Spring Meet 03.14.2015 - Hosted by Overture Audio - Ann Arbor, MI

    Woah I work in ann arbor and am just seeing this for the first time. Is there a fee for registering? Is bringing equipment required? I can stop by on my lunch break but not sure I could be there more than half an hour.
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