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    LG V30

    nope.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    you're probably right but I also think cotton delivers more tame treble where foam would absorb more.
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    Topping NX4

    the only time i've had dropout issues is 3.5 not pushed in all the way or lint/dirt.
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    Topping NX4

    nx4 on amazon for $143 USD.
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    Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)

    Interesting. V60 has 9219. Custom 9218 for LG. I am not 100% sure but supposedly a cut down 9218 with less user features. My only point of reference for ljnew, here and opus is V20 sounds great, be battery swap, has a little more default bass and most models have root so customization across...
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    Best portable dac-amp for phone

    I believe the bass boost of NX4 is ~5db out to ~100hz. It's very good. The ESS 9038 is also very good. I use the amp section quite often because it's so good. If you have an ear piece that needs a little help look no further. The bass boost might make most of your buds your favorite.
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    If you're more open minded why don't you ask the mod to start a new thread. You could link to some of the more modern reviews rather than copy pasting random comments from reviews. I for one, was disenchanted by the list realizing it was old about 5 minutes in. Lots of non existent clutter...
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    Best portable dac-amp for phone

    Topping NX4? Xduuo XD 05 plus? Not familiar with Xduuo much though. NX4 might not have enough headroom for your 4xx's. Xduuo is huge but has a full watt of power in tap with a 5000 mAh battery. Also has a Bluetooth addition you can buy if you want to save a wire. Apple doesn't LDAC afaik...
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    BEST BUDGET EARPHONES THREAD- Chi-fi, Obscure brands and impressions sharing+PERSONAL RANKING LIST

    audiophile has little to do with price and quality. it's about being obsessed with audio, especially the gear. a real audiophile is obsessed about attaining gear whatever that entails but in the end the audiophile listens to the hardware and less the music. I do it to an extent but it's hard...
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    Blon in ear monitors impressions thread

    I just got some blon 03's 3 days ago and got wet feet replying to this thread because my initial impression was very critical. After bouncing around genre's I started really enjoying the 3's with rap/heavy bass music. IMO, the vocals are too recessed for general listening/shuffle but strike an...
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    A Comprehensive Questionnaire about Portable USB DAC/Headphone amplifier

    another thing I think many would enjoy since Fiio is one of the favorite wireless d/amp brands with cheaper to expensive experiences. If AKM is the reason for Q5Stc shortage or discontinued, get your ESS game up. (I personally am not a fan of cirrus logic but like wolfson) Update your Q5 again...
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    A Comprehensive Questionnaire about Portable USB DAC/Headphone amplifier

    Not arguing with you. Hoping Fiio considers it's hardware and software strategy long term.
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    A Comprehensive Questionnaire about Portable USB DAC/Headphone amplifier

    Exactly. Development budget limited. Make the most of it being stable right out of the gate. Spend more money trying to clog holes in the bucket instead of shooting holes in it. The few US companies putting out products like Fiio, most aren't putting out firmware to keep up with complaints...
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    A Comprehensive Questionnaire about Portable USB DAC/Headphone amplifier

    As opposed to making a reliable product rather than reiterate on the shortcomings. Not a sound business model for long term.
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    The other 10% are your ears.
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