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    What books to read to get started with electrical knowledge?

    The Art of Electronics was a the standard text when I was an electronics student many, many years ago. Excellent book.
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    Increased Production at the Audiophile Center of Excellence in Ireland

    This is great news. I live just down the road from you, but didn't realise the importance of the Tullamore site to your global strategy. Good luck and I wish you every success.
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    AP80 - Hidizs next portable Hi-Res music player

    Anybody use this to stream digital to a DAC ? Is there anything you need to set up in the configurations or is it just as simple as plugging in a suitable cable ?
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    Noise Reducing Sports Earphones ?

    Hi, Does anybody have any recommendations for a good, inexpensive pair of noise reducing earphones that are 'sports safe' (sweatproof) ? I'm looking for something to filter out the deafening dance music in my local gym. The sound quality is probably secondary to the noise isolation, after all...
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    Review: 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone with In-line Microphone and Remote

    Mine arrived today. I ordered them from Amazon Germany at lunchtime on Saturday. They were delivered to a courier company in the UK yesterday evening and I had them in my hand (in Ireland) at 8am this morning. Unbelievable.   As for the headphones themselves. I'm absolutely staggered by them...
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    Review: 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone with In-line Microphone and Remote

    I've just pulled the trigger and bought a pair. I've been procrastinating about it all week until I discovered they were €20 cheaper on Amazon. Germany compared to Amazon. Looking forward to using them with my Xduoo X3 at work.
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    Review: 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone with In-line Microphone and Remote

    Sounds perfect. I want something that'll drown out the background conversations but allow me to hear the phone or fire alarm etc. Thanks for the comparison with the Senn HD650. That gives me a good baseline. They really sound superb value. Thanks everyone.
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    Starving Student PCB's

    Hi Fred, is the board for the original Pete Millett 19J6 version or the later one ? I have one I built up a couple of years ago with 19J6s, on perfboard, but I'm thinking of rebuilding it onto a PCB. I've probably even got enough parts left over to build another one as well :-).
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    FiiO X1 II (2nd Gen) w/ Bluetooth!

    Thanks Killcomic. In fairness they do sound like deal breakers to me. The clicking and file browsing would drive me mental. I reckon I'd better sit and wait or else buy the original X1 or maybe even the Xduoo.   The only thing that puts me of the Xduoo is that it looks like it was designed by...
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    Play MP3 & FLAC from USB Memory Stick ?

    Thanks again.   I'll keep looking around, I may even have an old games console lying around that my sons aren't using that I could use. Failing that something like what you've mentioned or the Roberts Radio Stream 93i seem to fit the bill as they're controllable from my tablet or phone.  ...
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    Play MP3 & FLAC from USB Memory Stick ?

    Hi,   Sorry if this is a dumb question, although I'm pretty much a lifetime hifi nerd, I've responded well to my addiction treatment in recent years and have stepped back a little so don't really know what's available any more.   I'm looking for a source component that will allow me to play...
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    Post pics of your builds....

    Very nice Zigis.
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    DIY HE Adapter

    I'd seen that project100 link before as I was thinking of building one for my 600 ohm Beyers but I wasn't sure if the 120ohm parallel resistor was the way to go. I know that nominally headphone outs are 120ohm, but I thought that typically modern amps were much lower and wasn't sure whether to...
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    Schiit Modi USB DAC

    Just found out that my Modi has gone AWOL in transit and it looks like it'll be at least another week before I get it.
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    Millett "Starving Student" hybrid amp

    I've been wondering if there'd be any value in building a 48v linear PSU for this amp rather than the standard switch mode unit. Has anybody tried it?