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    KG CFA3 headphone amp

    I've given up on the pursuit of the one amp to drive all given the different hp sound characteristics and sensitivity and impedance etc., I'm more inclined now to have one set of headphones which is generally good for most music types (TC) and then have the one proper amp to drive it best...
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    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    You're right and Flux certainly needs to confirm what happened otherwise it will be left to different interpretations.
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    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    I would disagree, failure of this type is more an exception than the norm for products like these especially for a new product from a relatively new company. For me this is an indication that it may have been let out of the gates too soon or compromised by the abnormal situation given the...
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    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    The faulty unit definitely needs to go back to Flux if only for them to make sure it won't happen to the other units especially the ones that have been shipped already. They need to ascertain the cause and share the information with their customers. For this reason they should cover return...
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    KG CFA3 headphone amp

    Hope Dukei doesn't mind me sharing it here but we're currently doing an SMD build of the CFA3 that lets us use a shorter and narrower case (the 400mm depth was just too big!). It's a 3U high case but the best part is it allows us to flat lay the amp boards on the side heatsinks for a real...
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    Beyerdynamic Amiron Home (the new T90)

    I've found this relatively cheap balanced cable on ebay to be a marked improvement over the stock one specifically in the areas of layering, separation and dynamics. Overall a more holographic sound. Anyone have similar experience with cable upgrade? Less than $50. ;)
  7. Beyerdynamic Amiron

    Looking for Beyer Amiron in very good condition with no issues, ideally with original box and accessories. For shipping to ConUS. Thanks.
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    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    Significantly different from the previous. Looks like a better organized board making the original look like a prototype. Hopefully the manufacturer can share what happened there with more than just flowery words.
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    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    This thread deserves some internal pics... Credit to the original owner of the pics, grabbed from the net. Anyone have pics of the inside of the Powerman?
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    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    You're probably right, to be honest if I had access to a demo unit and got to test it with the Abyss 1266 I probably wouldn't bother with the manufacturer info. :D
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    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    Looked a long time at this amp for my Abyss 1266TC but couldn't pull the trigger. As much as it is sold and endorsed by Abyss, i couldn't find enough information about the amp beyond descriptions like smooth powerful Class A sound, high quality design and components and designed specifically to...
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    post your grado mods....

    Found my old woody cup 225s in the attic and did some additional mods. New foam pads, blue tack on the drivers, a couple of holes on the mesh and felt pads behind the SR225 badge. Thinking about changing the cable, enjoying it first so far. Nowhere near the TOTL cans but still fun and convenient...
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    Speaker amps for headphones

    Will be waiting for your comparison of the XA25 vs X150.5.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I've found that when properly driven, the 1266TCs are just a totally different experience in soundstage, dynamics and bass. With a good integrated or pre-power, it really is the closest experience to a stereo system (out-of-the-head experience). Also, with sufficient power, slight changes in...
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    Rank the DACs you have tried

    To be fair I did not have all DACs together for comparison and the ranking was based mostly on memory and experience with varying associated gears. I estimate the difference among the 3, (Burson, Liberty and Hugo2) would not be big and may well end up being a preference more than technical...
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