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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    They're worth the most expensive GPU:gs1000smile:
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Nice words of reassurance. I'm safe, haha! There are many reasons why hifiman will never revisit their classic designs, especially not the HE6. It gets down to three factors, driver tension, foil-membrane integration and FR. Some day I'm going to write a blog about how each factor ties into the...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    I recently come in contact with someone who's disassembled quite a handful of HE6 and SEs. He wishes to keep his identity private in fear of Fang murdering him in his sleep. Here are a few tidbits of information I've gathered from this guy: 1. Unit variation of the SE is significantly worse...
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    Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews

    Static and hum seem to be two recurring issues on this amp. I bought my first unit second-hand last December, in low-current mode there's a constant hum not unlike the transformer hum that completely goes away in high current mode. I returned it. I bought another one in March, it worked fine for...
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    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    I don't get why so many companies completely ignore the CS43198. It's a great chip from a reputable company that features very low power draw and a set of very nice filters. These days it's either AKM or ESS.
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    HIFIMAN HE-R10 Closed-Back Headphones Discussion & Impressions

    I still don't know why hifiman would release a blatant copy of another headphone from a different company. They aren't a startup anymore, they're an established brand co-leading the planar game with Audeze.
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    Introducing the Matrix M-Stage HPA-3U and HPA-3B, review to follow!

    Oh okay. I just bought one, hope it sounds good enough :)
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    Introducing the Matrix M-Stage HPA-3U and HPA-3B, review to follow!

    Are you suggesting that there are two revisions of this amp?
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    Upcoming Ultrasone edition 11 and pro 1480i

    No. The one Edition 11 uses is an IEM type socket.
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    This cable won't work because the signature pros are wired internally as single-ended, matter of fact all ultrasones that use single-entry sockets are wired single-ended. The socket that connects the headphone and the cable is 3-pole which means the extra pole on that cable is either disregarded...
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    Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead

    Frank passed away? Damn. I talked to him a month ago and he walked me thru the steps to repair my veritas. He seems very helpful and friendly. I was eventually able to get in touch with a local EE and had him replace the USB receiver chip and ESS chip on my veritas, which brought it back to life.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    lol the subreddit is blowing up. If I recall right, it says on the user manual that the torque on the baffle screws are set to a specific value as to make the headphone sound right. Can you explain how that works? Like if you tighten the screws a few degrees more the headphone will actually...
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    Khadas Tone2 Pro: Mini Desktop DAC with built-in Headphone Amplifier

    The value proposition of this thing is just insane. XU216+9038, with 4.4mm balanced out, and on top of that 2 AS318-Bs. Jesus Christ, how do you even make a profit?? What does the BOM look like?
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    The brunx, now located in Germany. Lol. Seriously tho, is your username a reference to the bronx?