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    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    Hey guys, I hear a very soft buzz when I move windows around on my PC or am displaying a mostly white screen, audible through the headphones when no sound is playing. It can be heard through USB or optical when connected to a different source. Very clearly some sort of interference, but unsure...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Yea I would expect that bass heavy + high volume would lead to distortion at some point on even the best cans. That said, I know these cans are lauded for their bass performance in particular, so I expect them to at least match my LCD-4's without any distortion issues at similar volume levels...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Thank you for the additional 281 data point. Yea single vs XLR in are pretty different apparently. Half the power? With single input it doesn't generally need max gain (maybe +6), but I run it with a preamp of -6 to -9 depending on EQ, so it takes advantage of the max gain in those scenarios...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Thanks for the reply. No EQ is running. Gain is +18 on both channels, as expected. Distortion is clearly audible at past 11am on the dial (v281 starts at "7pm" and maxes at "5pm"). Distortion is present regardless of gain level, I find, when approaching similar volume levels. I've also tried...
  5. Wanted: XI Audio Formula S + Powerman

    On the hunt for an XI Audio Formula S + Powerman. Price is negotiable, but I expect to land in that ballpark. If you have one up for sale, please contact me.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Q: How much would an out of warranty driver repair cost? Just making sure I know what I need to know for my decision tonight. :D
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    they do get more comfy over time. Can attest.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    If I might ask, how long have you guys owned your cans? Thank you for the insight. I haven't ordered my first pair yet. Just getting a lay of the land and making sure I understand all the possible pros and cons before jumping into TC land.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Getting ready to order my pair. Could anyone speak to rattling? I was reading that some people have experienced rattling in the bass at certain volume levels. I experienced this as well on my broken pair of 1266's, so I assumed that was all there is to it, but looking back in the thread, I noted...
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    Thank you for the insights. You've given me some things to think about for sure. I'm going to have to look into that DAC. I've been very happy with my 2Qute, but if something affordable sounds better...I don't mind making a move. edit: oh, not affordable. lol!
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    oh you have a TC! How do you like it? How much do you use it vs your LCD-4? Do you find they complement each other or overlap? I was looking to buy a TC next week and I'd definitely appreciate your thoughts. Interesting. Will try. I really would like these LCD-5's to work for me if possible...
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    Can't say that was my experience on my system listening to my genres. What genres are you listening to? 5db is not a realistic generic recommendation for all music and volume levels in my experience. Or perhaps better said, 5db seems fine if your intention is to stay at low to medium volume...
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    Thank you for the insights and the time you spent putting together this post! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one walking or that has walked this path. I don't disagree at all. Having all of them would be optimal though my wallet would probably protest. As such, part of the challenge at the...
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