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    Comment by 'angpsi' on listing 'Refurbished SPL Auditor 2910 (black)'

    SPL would say it would, but IMHO with an efficiency of 83.5 dB I'd say you're probably looking for a Schiit Mjolnir. If you're on a tight budget, 1st gen should get you great bang/powerrr for your buck!
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    Feedback by 'angpsi' on listing 'Massdrop x HIFIMAN Edition XX'

    Excellent buyer! Trustworthy and a total gentleman, would be happy to do business with @RestonDR anytime!
  3. Massdrop x HIFIMAN Edition XX

    Selling my Massdrop x HIFIMAN Edition XX w/ original box and cable. Item in very good condition, lightly used in a pet & smoke free environment. Lots of reviews over the internet, most of them accurately describing them as having good resolution and slam, overall offering excellent vfm for a...
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    Comment by 'angpsi' on listing 'Refurbished SPL Auditor 2910 (black)'

    Up! Open to reasonable offers.
  5. Refurbished SPL Auditor 2910 (black)

    Due to a sale gone bad, this amplifier ended up at the SPL laboratories where it got a brand new potentiometer. The unit was then thoroughly checked and tested for further inconsistencies, of which there were none. As evidence SPL provided me with an 8 page-long technical report which is...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    In Hi-Fi, especially in Head-fi, brighter usually comes off as 'more detailed'. Therefore a warmer signature might come off as 'more congested' by comparison. Obviously this also relies heavily on the synergy between DAP and IEM, impedance-wise, sound signature-wise, etc. That being said, we...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Tempted to ask whether this has anything to do with Sony's S-Master digital amplification technology, i.e. do the Walkman app and UAPP mess around with the amplification process? With regards to S-Master amplification see p.6 on this manual here...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Coming back to UAPP, it still sounds amazing but I'm 99.99% certain it sounds a touch brighter than the Sony Walkman player. UAPP Bit perfect is on; Walkman Direct mode is also on. Is that even possible?
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    Reply to review by 'angpsi' on item 'Sony IER-M9 In-ear Monitor Headphones'

    Been enjoying my pair for about two months now; considering the limitations that all IEMs have against a full-sized reproduction of music (namely speakers, let alone live performances) I couldn't imagine a more appropriate and well-rounded IEM than the Sony IER-M9. Matched with the right source...
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    SPL Phonitor X / Phonitor E impressions and Discussion thread

    Oh, btw my review of the Phonitor X is now updated with this information.
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    SPL Phonitor X / Phonitor E impressions and Discussion thread

    Never had the chance to audition the Heed, but I see it carries a Wolfson DAC chip —that brings back memories! Am I right to assume it's on the warmer side of things? The Aries is a well-tried and tested unit which shouldn't create any problems as a transport.
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    SPL Phonitor X / Phonitor E impressions and Discussion thread

    :thinking: ...so, obviously they consider the latter specs as their best case scenario. That said, people here and in reviews who have tried the Phonitor tend to agree with SPL's last statement. Be prepared for a confident yet relaxing sound that's quietly neutral —the Phonitor doesn't pronounce...
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    SPL Phonitor X / Phonitor E impressions and Discussion thread

    More or less, yes. To make sure, just contact SPL Service and ask them about your specific unit. Serial No should give them all the information they need to give you a straight answer. FYI, just a moment ago I edited my answer to also say that, regardless of the nominal power output, you should...
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    SPL Phonitor X / Phonitor E impressions and Discussion thread

    I had the same question and answered it here: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/spl-phonitor-x-balanced-headphone-amp-preamp.22207/reviews#review-25282 In a nutshell, the conflicting measurements are due to a silent improvement SPL made to the circuit to add protection against short circuits...
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