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    Bose tells the NFL: Stop wearing other headphones -- like Beats -- at games

    I'm curious how much Bose paid, too.  Motorola was reported to have paid 40 million during their 13-year run of headset sponsorship, and that was obviously some time ago.   On the advertising of the brand on camera:  I wonder if Bose gave every person on camera headphones.  Then it totally...
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    Bose tells the NFL: Stop wearing other headphones -- like Beats -- at games   Interesting that Bose would use their product placement deal with the NFL to tell players and sideline folks what headphones they can use during broadcasts. 
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    How To Disassemble Logitech Ultimate Ears 9000 Headphones - Battery change-*

    The double-stick tape for the ear cushions is a nice discovery, as is the model of the replacement battery (Sanyo 553436), which looks to be a standard LIon camera battery.  I'm sure it will help me when the battery on my unit dies.  Nice job!
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    AFAIK, the HA-1 was never intended to be a media player like their BD players, only a DAC/amp.  Source playback comes from somewhere else.     I have an Oppo BDP-83 player, and the media interface uses an video-out-based on-screen display.  Since the HA-1 has no video out circuitry, putting...
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    The Fiio X5 Thread

    Take a look at this.  Page 15 is the Pico Amp and Page 21 (last page) is the Pico Power.   The Power does not have the DAC, and the DAC on the Pico Amp is optional (I think Tyll tested the amp only version).
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    The Fiio X5 Thread

    I'm pretty sure it is one of these:
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    Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Impressions Thread

      I wanted to raise this question asked earlier -- has anyone done a head-to-head listening comparison between the HE-500 and the PM-1?  I think this point of the two being similar-sounding is an interesting one, especially given their frequency response curves.  The HE-500 with a bit of treble...
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    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    I too have an M8 and really love its sound, especially when driven by the USB B input (hi res).   On balanced outputs, I've gotten balanced cables for two headphones in my stable that I thought would benefit from it (LCD-2, Alpha Dog).  I use those cables with the M8, although I cannot claim...
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    T.H.E. Headphonium 2014 (May 30th, 2014 ~ June 1st, 2014) @ T.H.E. Show in Newport 2014

    Has the audio or video of any of the panel discussions appeared anywhere on the web yet?  I'm very curious about the ortho discussion.
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    Centrance Hifi-M8 and Hifi-M8 LX (8 versions!) impressions thread

    Did you flip the digital switch to the USB B port side?
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    Centrance Hifi-M8 and Hifi-M8 LX (8 versions!) impressions thread

    Use the USB B port whenever possible with the M8. It makes a noticeable difference in sonic quality when using high-quality music tracks and headphones. ExpatInJapan's setup works for the iPhone 5, and I acquired a short USB adapter like the one shown for this purpose.
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    MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Revealed! - The World's First Production 3D-Printed Headphones

    When I first got the Alpha Dog three weeks ago, I noticed immediately that they had a sonic 'glare' about them -- trumpets in particular were emphasized and sounded zingy at times.  I was coming from the LCD-2v2, so I figured I would give them a few days to see if my hearing would adjust.  ...
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    Good news for Apple Lightning fans?

    Pictures of the module?  Anyone find any?  Or is this a description of the spec only? 
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    Good news for Apple Lightning fans?

    I think you are spot on.  The current Lightning-to-30-pin adapter has a DAC, and it is a line out which means no volume change.  All Apple has to do is make volume change work on this DAC, and it is now a "headphone out."  Of course, it won't work well with hard-to-drive headphones, but that is...
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    Centrance Hifi-M8 and Hifi-M8 LX (8 versions!) impressions thread

    AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and ALAC are all lossless, just different types of it.  AIFF and WAV has no compression and can save battery because of it, but the files are huge.  FLAC and ALAC are losslessly-compressed and are waveform-preserving, so there isn't any difference in sound based on the signal...