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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    This may have been posted already, but worth mentioning - incredibly impressive array of new gear shown here at Canjam Chicago. Yggradasil was mentioned, new headphones from Spirit Torino which seems to be some serious competition for ZMF, and a spectacular looking electrostatic tube amp called...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I also added a full copper shield because I think shielding plays a major role in optimal fidelity in audio cables. He also braided the 4 wires around a center core to reduce crosstalk. It's still on the way from Singapore so I can post again after trying with the r70x, but the seller above can...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Check with here on Etsy. Arctand in Singapore. He's amazingly friendly and shipping was fast on the last cable I got from him (3.5mm to RCA, the best I've ever heard in my 10+ years in the hobby, and affordable). It's the culmination of much research and contacting quite a few custom cable...
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    Poll:Aftermarket Qutest psu.

    Can you share the details of this custom cable (price, source, internal design photos, etc.)? And can you recommend any good 5v DC LPS? I'm thinking of getting the iFi iDefender and a DC LPS for the sending side (PC side) of my USB optical cable. My thinking is that even though the USB cable...
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    Aliexpress cables

    @dougms3 I was looking at this one from Getwire which looks the same as your photo above, except it doesn't say Odin 2. Was this the kind you had for one year and didn't like as much?
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    It's not expressly uncomfortable, just annoying knowing my ears are bent touching the interior, and that's probably impacting the soundstage or the like. Deeper earpads increase the soundstage usually as a plus. I'll wait until one of you try your earpads, because they do effect the sound...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I tried about 6 earpads on these, that I had laying around. Dekoni and Brainwavz various foam, pleather, dimpled hybrid, etc. Most ruined the sound like varying degrees of too V-shaped or hollow, and one sounded better but still not nearly as good as the stock earpads. And just now I'm realizing...
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    Aliexpress cables

    So cool, I'll order the same type. Guess you meant 'legit fake' as in legit clone, rather than like 'very fake'. Yeah I need a digital RCA coax cable, so I guess that means SPDIF 75 ohm, sounds like what I had before. Mind to tell me which seller you got it from?
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    Aliexpress cables

    Still looking for an RCA coax cable especially. Doesn't seem like there are any Odin 2 in this type, maybe the ones marked Odin Pure Silver really are the same as Odin 2, or are the only available Odin of this type?
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    Poll:Aftermarket Qutest psu.

    Hey guys it's been a while. Currently using my same DC cable recommended here a few years ago - Canre 4S6G from Ghent Audio with added JSSG360 shielding (thick black cable). This is Canare 4S6G OFC copper Star Quad, OD 6.4mm, 4 conductors x 20AWG with JSSG360 two layer copper shielding. I'm...
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    Aliexpress cables

    That looks interesting, but I'm not sure if I would get it - recent experience with audio cables points to the merits of being shielded thoroughly. The best headphone cable I can remember hearing was fully shielded on the outside, and every time I add ferrite clamps to my headphone and RCA...
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    Aliexpress cables

    My Odin Gold AC cable should be coming in a few days. I'm planning to burn it in as the main power cord to my huge power conditioner (Furman IT ref 15i). I probably won't hear any difference regardless of which cable is used or burn in process in that spot, being that it is before a huge power...
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    Aliexpress cables

    It's always nice to see new revelations in the hobby, and congratulations! For me, a possible greatest dream in this hobby would be to completely get away from the digital realm - and combine it with electrostatic headphones! Top flight vinyl system and even reel-to-reel tape with authentic old...
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    Aliexpress cables

    I ordered some of your recommendations from the Getwire store (Gold Odin AC cable and 2 RCA-terminated Ground Loop Noise Isolators). For some reason I got an email with a status update, and on the tracking it says "Processing issue at sorting center", while still in China, and estimated delivery...
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    Audio-GD DI-20

    I took the plunge on your suggestion, and yesterday caved and bought it. From your words and another review I found, seems like a mighty solid performance and transparent refinement can be had from this USB optical cable. I also like the fact that they actually have minimum one meter length, and...
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