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    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    Hello Thanks for the impressions. Did you compared both headphones out of ZOTL3 hpa or passlabs XA25 ?
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    Benchmark HPA4 Headphone / Line Amplifier Impressions

    Hello I recently acquired Hifiman speaker adapter for he6se to try with a loaner Krell S275 stereo power amp/hpa4 as preamp vs hpa4 as headphone amp. According to Hifiman, He6se have the same sensitivity as susvara. After reading many conflicting posts about hpa4 driving susvara/he6/he6se. I...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Hello Plz check your PM as this is not the right place to discuss LPS/ER. Thanks
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    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    Congrats! I once had hugo2 with lcdi4. I raved about it a lot & frankly enjoyed it as well (my impressions are buried deep in this thread). At that time I didn't had exposure to DACs. But after listening to NOS sound my preference changed. I can confidently say that i4 sounds mind blowing with a...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I have farad super3 for etherregen(ER) feeding modded metrum ambre (pi4b4gb & audiolinux)/Pavane. I wish I could try abyss TC on my system.I had tried susvara & phi cc a year back & preferred former (not on my system tho). Edit: A dedicated LPS & ER has improved my system to unbelievable levels...
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    I usually take my hpa4 to audio shops/meets to test different DACs. If you planning to invest big in DACs like pavane then why don't you try different NOS DACs including tube based which I think are easily available for demo especially at 2ch stores (eg. Adelphi). If I am in your shoes I will...
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Try AES if possible. Get a good DDC like gustard u16/ singxer su1. Avoid directly connecting PC/MAC to onyx via USB. Btw how are you planning to use Ether Regen ? Do you have roon nucleus/NUC/Metrum Ambre ?
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    I had tried onyx before getting pavane for a month and preferred coaxial over USB. I2s was an instant step up. Never tried AES. Btw pavane has an excellent pairing with hpa4....Will try with abyss TC and susvara asap...
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Totally agree with you. I am rediscovering my library after addition of Ether Regen and audiolinux for pi4 on ambre. I have upgraded to pi4b. Better than pi3b+(stock). Modded ambre is in same league as DCS network bridge according to some reports.
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    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I have shared my impressions with portable & desktop amps here: Post #2993 Lcdi4 scales very well with desktop/quality source/amp. Cipher cable tonality is spot on but lacks behind in other areas. Lately(after acquiring hpa4), I have realised that source(DAC/streamer/clocks etc.) matter...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    There are few comparison b/w aqvox se & ER on audiophilestyle website. Just search for aqvox check this: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Listening Impressions #358
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I also got the EtherRegen(ER) from December batch. I am using DIY supra cat8 throughout my chain. Supra cat8 definitely made an improvement. But, with ether regen (after 100hrs) its day n night. I have not tried SOtM cables but I think ER will have a more positive effect than cables.
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    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Thanks Do you have any recommendations? These are the stock pads which came with my hd540. They are made of some fabric I guess. Not sure about the exact material.
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    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    I got these for my hd540 & hd250. The plastic ring which comes with hd540 is required for these leatherette pads. They also come with 2 pairs of foams. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32647688054.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2ec34c4d8QzL6E
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    2017 Audio Technica new flagship ATH-ADX5000

    Hi Check out this post Post #598. The a2dc connectors by Forza audio works fit perfectly. Just email matt about specific connectors/cable for any hps not given in their catalogue. Noir HPC MK2 is definitely better than stock unbalanced/balanced cables.
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