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    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    Two straight defective units. Replacement means shipping to China and waiting for a return. I'm really tired of re-explaining this bc people won't read.
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    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    I am using the stock op amps.
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    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    I tried two headphones with two completely different cables. A third chance requires getting a replacement shipped from China again. Quite the pain
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    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    Oops yeah I meant the Fiio not the iFi. And I'm running DCA Aeon 2 Noire, they need the power. I'll check out the TRI TK2, but Bluetooth is really nice to have. XD-05 BAL trips into PROTECT mode when connected to a balanced cable. 1/4" works fine, just the 4.4mm pentaconn that has this issue...
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    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    IIRC the iFi lacks power and the Gryphon is pricier
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    XDuoo XD-05 BAL Alternative

    I've tried two XDuoo XD-05 Balanced DAC/amps in the past couple of weeks, and both of them failed and went into PROTECT mode requiring an RMA. So I need a portable DAC/Amp that isn't so prone to failure. My use case is not that demanding to be killing hardware. DCA Aeon 2 Noire and occasional...
  7. XDuoo XD-05 Balanced Dac/Amp

    Looking to buy an XD-05 Balanced from XDuoo. Shipping to the midwest US (can provide zip in DM's). Please DM me with offers.
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    Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Discussion/Impressions Thread

    The filters were all a downgrade for me. The base Aeon 2 closed had tuning that made the filters a benefit to curb the treble peaks, but for the Noire's, they just reduce detail.
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    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    I secured a Jotunheim 2! Black version (I wanted silver) from b stock, but still gonna function just fine. Should be here with a few days to spare before the meet. Very excited!
  10. [WTB] Schiit Modius

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in silver. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
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    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    Not a whole lot of people posting in here that they're coming, anyone know if any others are planning to be here?
  12. [WTB] Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in silver. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
  13. [WTB] Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in black. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
  14. [WTB] Schiit Bifrost 2

    Looking to buy a Bifrost 2, wanting to upgrade from my Gen 1 Multibit. Not in a rush to buy, so looking for a great deal. PM me with offers.
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    Audiophile Discord

    I'm starting Audiophile Acolytes, a discord server aimed at making a non-toxic audiophile community. I'd love if some people here joined! https://discord.gg/ft4acFv9da
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