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  1. Darren Cotter

    EarMen Sparrow

    Thanks, but I did want one a bit closer to home.
  2. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    Here is the reply from EarMen that arrived within an hour! Hi Darren, Our volume pot is analogue, not digital, so until it is worked out it can make noise. That's it with all devices, from every manufacturer who makes analogue volume pot. Regards, Milos
  3. Darren Cotter

    EarMen Sparrow

    Hi. I'm in the UK and the only short USB C to Micro USB (Samsung S7 Edge) cable I can find is an Amazon Basics one. Can someone suggest a more audiophile solution from within the EU? EarMen say they have no plans to produce one themselves, which I find strange as arguably their main competitor...
  4. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    On a more positive note, EarMen has told me a better quality USB cable is in production and they will send me one free of charge when available. I realise it's an easy cable to replace, but if you wanted to "Keep it in the family", just message them on their site. What aftermarket cables are you...
  5. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    Hi. I get that crack at exactly the same volume on my iFi iDSD Signature, so it must be a thing with volume controls that also act as on/off switches and not a quality issue as I suspect with the static. Your workaround for the static issue is a good one but would like a technical explanation as...
  6. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    Hi. Yes, every time the volume is adjusted, you get a sort of crackling noise. If there is music playing it's inaudible, but it doesn't instil confidence in the quality of components used. I've never had this issue in 30 years in this hobby.
  7. Darren Cotter

    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    But you would have to search for the thread every time you wanted to read it.
  8. Darren Cotter

    EarMen Sparrow

    I've reinstalled the XMOS USB Audio drivers and now everything works as it should for both the TR-Amp and Sparrow. I haven't done anything differently, so no idea what this issue was.
  9. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    I've reinstalled the XMOS USB Audio drivers and now everything works as it should for both the TR-Amp and Sparrow. I haven't done anything differently, so no idea what this issue was.
  10. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    Thanks for the reply. The iDSD plays sound from any source with FooBar still open, as does my Fiio M11 Pro in DAC mode. All three amps were using Kernal Streaming in FooBar. I've read lots of reviews on the TR-Amp and no one has mentioned the noise on the volume pot.
  11. Darren Cotter

    EarMen Sparrow

    Thanks for the reply. I did install the drivers and the sound output was set to XMOS USB Audio. The two other outputs being Panasonic TV and Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), my laptop's internal speakers. So why do my iFi iDSD Signature and FiiO M11 Pro in DAC mode work with any sound...
  12. Darren Cotter

    EarMen Sparrow

    Hi. I received my Tr-Amp and Sparrow today. I can only get sound out of either using Foobar and setting it to the correct output. Despite having the laptop set to XMOS USB Audio output and the volume turned up, nothing else works, YouTube, MPG's, anything. Plugging my iFi iDSD Signature back in...
  13. Darren Cotter

    EarMen TR-Amp

    Hi. I received my Tr-Amp and Sparrow today. Firstly, the volume pot makes a noise when turned. This can't be normal? Secondly, I can only get sound out of either using Foobar and setting it to the correct output. Despite having the laptop set to XMOS USB Audio output and the volume turned up...
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