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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    I chose the V2 over the stealth preferring then sense space and placement of the sounds in V2. Knowing that I could use it with Xbass with the Signature gave me that extra comfort that I wouldn't miss out on at little bit of extra bass that the Stealth offered.
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    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    The Devil makes work for idle hands... Inspired by this YT review... 4 pairs of Yaxi pads sacrificed I'll cut to the chase (punintended) - the sweet spot is to cut a 2.3cm diameter hole in the centre of the Yaxi pads. No bigger no smaller.... bigger causes the pads to slip off while walking...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Does the Soloist 3XP have any class A competitors at its price point (other than the FA-10 which is just physically too big)? I've not been able to get my Soloist working properly since purchase and I'm on the verge of returning it and jumping ship although. I find it offers so much of what I...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Interesting! Doubt I'll be going down then cable route but the streamer is possible. Now that I've seen what preamps do, I do like the flexibility that some of them allow... (e.g. the ability to switch between multiple dacs I'm addition to the volume control) Anyone here have experience with...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Thanks for all the replies on regarding preamps. I thought I was done after getting the dac, amp, supercharger and multiple headphones... but no... the rabbit hole is endless... preamps, tubes, non-tube, passive, active.... And now I've learned about DDCs...... (btw Golden Sound's Youtube...
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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    @NtraX nice work on the pads! Looking forward to more impressions on the V2. what are your thoughts on the impact on soundstage (if any). Assuming the bass is better extended and the trebles tamed, is the soundstage (in any direction) compromised? How about other subjective impressions?
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Seeing the earlier posts about using the soloist in power amp mode and controlling the volume from the source has made me wonder whether there is a transparent and good quality standalone volume control that can be added between a DAC with no built-in volume control (Denafrips Ares ii in my...
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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    The burson is lovely and warm. But I'm curious to swam out the opamps to see what it delivers. I'll enjoy it in stock form for a while first. Right now I'm just enjoying a variety of headphones on a modest Xduoo MT-604. Not sure how powerful it is but seems to get crazy loud! Were it not for...
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    Tor Audio Headphone Amps.

    I've been using the Tor Balanced with my Arya. I don't listen at particularly high volumes. I managed to get it to good listening levels at around 2 o'clock. The volume increase beyond that is not much, but I'm impressed that I'm able to have a decent listening experience at all. Anyone else...
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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    These two messages have amused me. Just to fill you both in, there's been a month's long debate going back and forth on the differences which is better. Two camps have emerged, V2 and V3 (Stealth). Personally I chose the V2 when buying my Arya just as the V3 was released. I tried both, both...
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    Thanks for the suggestion but no joy. It has gone in and out of bypass mode. But still no response when I press the dial when I am in the menu mode
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    Burson Soloist 3X Performance Head/Pre Amp - 8Wpc XLR with MUSE72320 volume control

    I set up my Soloist for the first time yesterday. I think mine may be defective. Anyone else have problems when pressing the dial in order to enter menus /select options? Right now I can't enter the gain menu (or other sub menus, only the main menu using the dedicated button) to change the...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    How do these compare to the 60e and 60x?
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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    Having watched loads of your videos I'm looking forward to your stealth vs V2 comparison. But if you can please share (either here or in the vid if not recorded yet) some specific music examples of where you feel the V2 treble bleeds into the mids, (or it being plasticky or off in timbre - if...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Maybe this will help?
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