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    Apogee Groove Dac / Headphone Amp

    Mine is plugged into a USB 3.0 port on my Dell Precision 7510 running windows 10. It has worked flawlessly for me.
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    Linum update and the new Linum Super BaX on tour

    I  have my review ready. I was going to post it in the reviews section, but can't find the SuperBAX listed, and for the life of me can't figure out how to add it. It's pretty long or I would post it here. I would prefer to just post a link.
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    In a word? Awesome. I've had them for a month or two now. Don't really remember. They are beasts for live stage use. You just hear everything. And that's with some of the lower end wireless iem systems. For mixing they're great also. Like a microscope for the mids. Especially in the XIV setting...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Hello again. It's been a while since I checked in. FWIW I've bought an Apogee Groove and it just showed up. I was interested in it because of it's "Constant Current Drive" amp. However I had read it doesn't play nice with some multi-ba phones. Not the case with my Zeus XR-A. Thankfully as I was...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Well the G1, is the only ADEL module I don't have. Might as well get the custom one. :)
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Talk to Jack. I believe they changed the tuning of the Zeus XR about the time they announced ADEL. And really the production of the XR model. Originally the XR was just something they had done for the demos, so people could try both sigs. The demos I had, had this previous tuning. It was night...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Thanks. Feel free to copy. I wanted something simple but still cool. I was afraid if I went for something more, I would've gotten tired of it eventually. Almost went for carbon fiber faceplates. But I was already way over budget, and like being able to see the inner workings. So smoke won out...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Here's mine. Not much of a photographer. Haha. And I can only seem to post one pic at a time on mobile. So maybe I'll post some more later.
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    Linum update and the new Linum Super BaX on tour

    Matte82 Ardmore OK 73401 2-pin TRS EE Zeus XR-ADEL custom, 64 audio u3, u4se, u6. IPhone 6S and my Antelope Audio Zen Tour
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I see there's been some other recommendations. Daft Punk RAM is an album I'm blown away by every time I listen to it. So organic and "analog" sounding. Norah Jones day breaks is what I'm listening to right now. Albeit on my HF3's. Sounds like you're sitting in...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Yep. That's what makes the XR so amazing. It's like 2 in 1. They're not worlds apart, but different enough to both have their place.
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Tuning the mam to your anatomy is probably the biggest benefit. Still haven't mastered that though. Still working on it. For me yes. The customs are more dynamic sounding. Especially in the low mids and lows. Probably mostly due to bone conduction. But not an insignificant difference. I much...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Still need to post pics of my Zeus. And what cable are you using? I ask because when I first received mine, the right side seemed off. Kind of usable but not right. Left side was absolutely spot on. I think they showed up on a Friday. I played with them over the weekend. Used them at church on...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    Do you have customs or universals? I ask because I spent quite some time with the non-adel zeus XR universals, before ordering my customs w/ADEL. And at least to me, my customs w/ADEL have more low end and punch compared to the universals without. I'm chalking it up to bone conduction, but it...
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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

      IMO you want to get an Adel version. For me the health benefits make it worth it. The way it adds width and openess to the soundstage is a super nice bonus. And the ability to tweak the signature is also very handy. But there's not huge differences in modules. The XR switch does way more than...
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