Recent content by Randonneur
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    The Bose NC 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Do you usually strive to be this... snidely defensive of whatever gear you happen to have an emotional investment in? Or do you have some issue with newbies giving listening impressions? My usual heaphones are the 6XX/800S driven out of an EC amp. Naturally I wasn't going to use these as a...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I wouldn't call my Bifrost hot at all. It's a bit warm, but I can comfortably keep my hand on it. I was expecting it to run hot.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    To be fair, the original comment did have the words Modi Multibit in the sentence immediately prior the MM!
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    This is one of the best but understated changes! The laser-bright LEDs on my Schiit gear get covered in two layers of slightly naff looking dimming film to bring them down to tolerable levels. On the other hand, I'm really not sure that remote is worthwhile if it doesn't incorporate volume...
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    [WTS/WTT]Sony MDR R10 Reterminated 2 pin 3.5mm cable

    Hi, I'm not sure I understand the ad, is this for a set of IEMs, or is this for half of an MDR R10 headphone cable?
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    Recommendation for Computer

    Both the speakers and the headphones seem to be bluetooth connected, which means they have their own built in DAC and amping. I do not think there is any point with a separate budget DAC or amp. If you want to improve sound quality, look into something wired instead.
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    DAC/Amp Upgrade?

    Bit of a troll post, no? Sounds like you've already got your mind made up. But if you were not simply trolling then the only way to decide for yourself is to try for yourself. Because this and other forums are already full of the same arguments about ABX or DBT testing that don't need to be...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    You're running a $500 USB cable attached to a $400 dac/amp combo? Or as a connector to a DAC and the V280?
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    Why do we classify headphones/earphones by form factor?

    How did I find myself in a thread where someone is seriously trying to argue this: Today I have discovered that functionally, my open backed circumaural headphones should be replaced by earbuds. Because isolation is the sole determinant of headphone functionality. If there was some more...
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    Aliexpress is just about the last place on Earth I would consider ordering power cables from. I've ordered computer gear from them, and end up using my own generic power cords (the ones supplied have a noticeably inferior plastic insulation even on the outside).
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    FS Massdrop/Cavalli Hybrid Amp No DAC

    Hi, is the warranty with massdrop transferrable?
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    New Member Introductions thread

    Greetings. Been moving into audio recent, headphones because of space constraints. Intending to make use of collctive wisdom to keep inventory small but hopefully effective. Currently on Mimby feeding an MCTH or a Black Widow. Massdrop 6XX.