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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    I can't get above 12:00 with any of my headphones, even in Eco (all full size over ear). So is it better, in theory, to dwell below 12:00 or to switch on IEMatch in order to get up into the 12:00-3:00 range?
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    I ran across this very useful post while researching whether it's theoretically better to run my BL in Eco with volume knob at 11:00-12;00 or Normal mode with volume knob closer to 9:00 (which is on the brink of channel imbalance). This post clears that up, thank you! There was another post by...
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    IFI Idsd micro black label or Schiit Jotunheim

    Do you need it to be portable? If not, many would say you'll get more for your money going with a desktop unit than the Micro BL Plus I personally don't love using battery powered units for non-portable applications if I can avoid it. But if you do want it to be portable then it's pretty hard...
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    Focal Clear-Should I worry or not?

    I've had my Clears since last summer and it's looking pretty dirty. I tried to clean them once but it didn't really do much. Definitely a design flaw. I have had a set of Dekoni Elite Hybrid pads in my Amazon wish list for months now. But at $89 I just can't bring myself to do it, especially...
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    Monolith M1060C Closed Back Planar Headphones impressions

    Hey, cool video. Thanks for that! I must have rather mildly resonant ear canals because the 600 sounds very natural to me, and is perhaps my all time favorite overall headphone for tonality of mids and highs. Actually I'm also quite sensitive to treble, and don't like anything much brighter...
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    How do you all use your graphic EQ?

    I wish, but that's just not possible for me. I guess if I could get the following 3 versions of my Focal Clear, I'd be all set: 1. Stock 2. Closed, for indoor isolation 3. Closed and smaller for portable Actually that wouldn't even do it because sometimes I feel like the slightly smoother...
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    Mid-range as clear for vocals or clearer than the HE500 under $500?

    One more vote for HD 600, but ONLY IF you're willing to properly amp it. Well actually one other caveat: you have to be ok with less bass than what most would call neutral. Many amps have a bass boost feature; I'd recommend that for sure. If you're willing to amp and want significantly more...
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    Recommendations for a $1000 headphone?

    I agree, don't confuse matters by choosing two things simultaneously. Pick the headphones first, as they're the most important component. And the difference between headphones is WAY bigger than the difference between most dacs, and even many amps. It's much easier to match a dac/amp to your...
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    Planars: Ok, I finally get it.

    Thanks. I just looked and the box to show sigs was checked, but they're not showing. Hm. Oh well, I don't really care that much about it. Anyway, I'll check out your links. Thanks!
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    Planars: Ok, I finally get it.

    Yeah I mean I definitely get why people like a nice warm, smooth signature at times. I was looking for that myself, but the LCD2 just take it too far for me. Plenty of folks seem to love them though. So there you go. I can't argue with the LCD2C build quality though. Jeezuz, they feel really...
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    Planars: Ok, I finally get it.

    Um, I'm not seeing your sig. In fact I'm now realizing that I haven't seen anyone's sig in a very long time. Just took a quick look in my account settings but I couldn't find a way to turn sigs on/off, or anything like that. Little help? Anyway, if your mod for the 1060C is to go open then I...
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    The PowerAmp for Android thread

    Resurrecting this to ask about resampling. I have used Poweramp for years, on my last 2 phones, and my current phone is Galaxy S9. Anyway, i just looked at the Audio Info report for the first time (never noticed it before) and was surprised to see that it is upsampling my 44.1kHz files to...
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    Planars: Ok, I finally get it.

    Nice to see how the discussion has evolved. Anyway to update: the Audeze LC2C arrived about a week and a half ago and it's very clear they're not for me. I do like the low end and overall warmth & girth (which is the signature I was after), but there's a hole in the upper mids that I just can't...
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    DAP with full size SD card support as digital transport

    I'm sorry, I just have to ask: why not micro SD? If it's something private personal or embarrassing feel free to PM me the answer. (And then I'll start my own thread telling everyone about it.)