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    Hifiman TWS600 - First Impression

    So the only logical conclusion is that Hifiman released this without listening to or measuring the final result. If that is the case the optics are not good and they would be better of claiming their listening panel went temporarily deaf .... perhaps from listening to the prototypes for...
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    Hifiman TWS600 - First Impression

    Thanks. Once again, not questioning the measurement, but wondering how it compares to thaf of the neutrally tuned ety's. Took a quick look at a few er4s graphs on line. I realize that comparing graphs from different rigs is a "no-no", but in general they appear to have a much broader rise of...
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    Hifiman TWS600 - First Impression

    @Brooko, on your rig how high is the spike relative to something like the etymotic er4s? Surprising that Hifiman would question your measurements; it clearly matches the signature and is consistent with just about every other measurement I've seen. In fact the main difference as far as I can...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    If by "Dry" you mean the impression that the unit is not embellishing the signal in any way I would have to agree. I think the unit is as close to neutral as Questyle could get it. The implication is that they wanted to produce a product that when paired with the "Super Source System" (SHB2...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    Interesting ... At least we know Questyle is still alive! I don't think Focal would continue offering Questyle product in their package if there was a chance Focal would be stuck with warranty units. They most also think highly of the Questyle units to offer them with their flagship...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that mine does not crap out, but so far so good. Since it was the distributor's unit, my assumption is that they got any initial problems sorted with Questyle before deciding to pull out. They have also promised to honor any issues under warranty so that takes...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that curiosity got the better of me. I lucked out and found a demo unit online being sold as clearance by the former UK distributor, offered a price I was comfortable paying for both it and the SHB2 Master and was both surprised and elated when they accepted. I...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    For what it's worth I had occasion to correspond with the former UK distributor for Questyle recently (wonderful people to deal with btw). They say they have had no indication that Questyle is planning to abandon the UK market. Their impression is that Questyle is simply regrouping for a fresh...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    Most complete review of the QPM so far. If you do not read German you'll need to set your browser to translate. https://www.mobilefidelity-magazin.de/digital-audio-player-questyle-qpm Their conclusion relative to the Ibasso 220 is interesting, but what I would like to see is a comparison to...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    Had a similar issue years ago with a Colorfly unit (unit needed repair after the Manufacturer went silent), but I took a chance sending it in to them and they did repair and return it. Having said that, I totally agree with the above. Use a local repair service preferably one referred to you...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    I think the evidence is suggesting, at the very least, a pullback of Questyle from the North American and European markets. This in turn might imply some deeper issues with the company. Hopefully they have just made a conscious decision to concentrate on their home market. It is very easy in...
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    Woo Audio WA22 Amp Owner Unite

    I'm a new user of the WA22 (got a good deal on a used unit) and had a hum with both Sophia 274Bs I tried as well. This suggests that it might be the nature of these tubes. Ironically I found them to be a bit quieter than the stock tubes supplied with the unit that had never been used by the...
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    Bakoon Japan HDA-5230, a portable amp

    If this is anything like the Korean Bakoon HPA-21 desktop amp it will be very quiet, exceptionally detailed and it's signature will depend on the impedance plot of the headphone its's driving. It is an inherent function of its current mode operation. This means it should work really well with...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    A DAC upgrade would have been largely symbolic as a means to justify the pfice increase. Products like the Dethonray 1 prove that the choice of DAC chip is far less important than the implementation. The QPM is still on the Questyle site with a retail price of $2050 so let's see what happens...
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    Questyle QP Master New Upcoming DAP.

    Not so much the UI, but the feature set needs updating in my opinion. They need to offer on board streaming, bluetooth capabilities, etc. to justify the price increase. I should not need to use my phone as a transport to get this functionality in a $2000 player in today's market. The...
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