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    EQ not working on Astell &Kern AK70

    I had a different A&K DAP (AK300) about 4 years ago and reported that exact issue to them. They didn't care. They didn't fix it. EDIT: I misremembered. The issue wasn't that it did nothing, but rather that the bandwidth was extremely narrow...
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    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    Appears to have cleared customs, it just updated, I had refreshed it this morning, and it listed that it had arrived at the airport on November 5th. While it just updated today, it actually shows it as having cleared customs on the 5th as well. But I track my shipments pretty obsessively...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    You assume they would try to do it well.
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    This particular convo is about USB cables, I believe. You're right that with headphone cables it would be tough.
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Howdy all, I asked this in the DX150 thread and never got a response. I own a DX160, but I was wondering about this UI, which is nowhere to be found on the newer player: I know that I have also seen it on DX200 screenshots, my question is basically, is that the music player in Android, or did...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I was once duped by head-fi, we're all human. We'd be better off if we could all admit that it happens. And you're absolutely right, I don't know he's amoral. But I definitely think he is. I think many people that sell to audiophiles know exactly what they're doing. You're right that I...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I consider charging what Gordon does for a DAC to be a macro-aggression. Perhaps direct your offense to the snake oil salesmen, not the people pointing out that it's snake-oil. After several posts on a topic about someone who I think is amoral, I'll call them as such.
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    No, we know, you trust the guy selling you overpriced gear over the people that have an understanding of the underlying principles with no skin in the game.
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    And I am sure it all has nothing at all to do with the fact that he sells insanely overpriced audio gear, spouting the same nonsense: Source: https://www.wavelengthaudio.com/Store/ So anyway, believe what you will, but please don't go around duping others. I find people like Gordon to be...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I read it, unfortunately, I also understand how USB works. As I said to you, your description of what errors sound like is wrong. I read that, in its entirety, before replying. The article fails (conveniently) to tell you what an error would sound like. There would be a very audible artifact, or...
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    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    I've never had something shipped with 4px but just Google it, this is par for the course. I'm in the same boat.
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    A DAC listening test challenge. Will it happen?

    And for a long time cheap Android phones were made by manufacturers that didn't care. If it had a 3.5mm output that worked, that was good enough. Good audio is trivial to achieve, but for phone manufacturers it doesn't always matter. Having used tons of Android devices, that was mostly resolved...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    bigshot isn't making any claims of wild differences that he's heard between equipment. He's arguing for the null. I am not sure what test you're asking him to document.
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    A DAC listening test challenge. Will it happen?

    In a test where you faced the opposite direction as I was, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between your Mojo and a myriad of other devices. I own a couple that I promise are just as transparent - I could bring a Schiit fulla, heck, I'll bet if you supplied the source, and just let me...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    You should try out some coat hangers. https://www.soundguys.com/cable-myths-reviving-the-coathanger-test-23553/ tl;dr: Interestingly, the readers of Android Authority, when asked to do a subjective test, preferred the coat hangers by a pretty wide margin. I guess I better replace the Amazon...
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