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    Portable DAC/AMP to drive Focal Elegia

    I have the iFi xDSD for travel, and add the iFi xCan to it at home. Dynamite combination and plenty of power for the Elegia.
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    Audeze DSP presets now available in Roon

    Thank you so much for the quick response - thought so. Really enjoying these :)
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    Introducing the LCD-i3

    I should receive mine Friday, as well. Can't wait to listen over this long holiday weekend :)
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    I've seen a couple of references to Frank88 providing the horseshoe parts (i.e., the piece that clips onto the iSines themselves), but no discussion on logistics for getting these parts from Frank. For those of us who weren't involved in earlier discussion, could someone summarize exactly how...
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    SONY WH1000XM3 - better than QC35 in noise cancelling?

    I've had the first generation Sony's since they came out, and use them almost exclusively for taking conference calls (about 6-8 hours / day) in my home office. The first pair broke as others have reported (where the headband connects to the cups) after about 4 months, but Sony replaced it for...
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Well, it's POSSIBLE, but not necessarily exact - surely you must see the exercise consists pretty much of interpolating values between the known and unknown? i.e., something like this:
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Just use the exact same value someone else gave for 31Hz on your 32Hz slider. No need to change anything.
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    The difference between 31Hz and 32Hz is negligible - it's about ½ step in even temperament (i.e., the note "between" B1 and C1 on a piano keyboard). Don't worry about it.
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    The idea behind a "neutral sound" is that the headphones / speakers / whatever should NOT add their own character to the sound; rather, they should simply pass through exactly what the artist recorded and released. Thus what equipment / gear the artist had is irrelevant, as that sound is...
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    “Lossless” is a word with a meaning. No matter how good you think it sounds, no matter how much you think it sounds like the original, if you cannot reverse the compression and get a bit-for-bit restoration of the original, it’s NOT lossless. It’s as simple as that.
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Same here re: "assaulting your neighbors"! I've gotten where I just take Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear noise cancellers and use those - the sound is crap (compared to my Aeons and other "good" headphones driven by a good amplifier), but it takes me 10 seconds to plug-in and start listening and...
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Ah, now I get it :/ I thought you guys were saying the cable itself was reversed as attached to the headphones (which would be very simple to correct), not that the red sleeve was actually on the wrong side of the cable! My error - carry on.
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    I'm not following. The headphones clearly only fit on your head one way - with the flat side facing forward. The cables are removable - if you received them with the red side connected to the left earpiece, wouldn't you just immediately swap them? How would this be a problem?
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Can't imagine how loudly you listen to music through the car speakers that it would be equivalent to the almost total isolation provided by headphones! I would NEVER wear headphones while driving - I can hear quite well while listening to music through speakers, but can hear almost nothing when...
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    AEON, MrSpeakers' New Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Streaming from Roon through microRendu to LH Labs Pulse X Infinity, balanced.
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