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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by K_19 You should definitely be keeping your OS system volume at 100%. You're losing some bits in the sound otherwise. In that case, 12 o'clock is plenty loud. SR325is. Also, why do you lose bits?
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by alont I'll add to that question - My grados are pretty easy to drive but I need to crank the volume up to around 2 o'clock to get to proper listening levels - is that normal? Oh and by normal listening levels I really do mean normal - I don't like to...
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    I'm no proper audiophile, my audiophile lexicon is non-existent, and I have little experience with different equipment. So with that in mind, combined with my inability to write nor read extended paragraphs about music equipment out of reasons of boredom/disinterest, I'll try to give a brief...
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Just got mine in the mail. Extremely fast shipping--ordered it last Friday, and it arrived here (in Switzerland) today. It was $25 standard priority international (Amazon estimated it'd come in April). So far so good! Edit: works in Linux perfectly. Plug it in, select your source (under...
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by RobLikesBrunch Oh, neat. If I ordered it, how long would I have to send it back? Also, do you guys ship to Europe? Nevermind that, found the info on the website. Just ordered it.
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by jasonl Give it a try, you can send it back for a full refund (minus your shipping cost). I think more people will receive the HDP this week and we should see many more comments next week when people have time to breakin and do some serious listening...
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    Icon HDP vs. HeadRoom Micro DAC/Amp

    In effort to keep this concise, I'm curious how the two set-ups perform in comparison to each other (as I'm looking for a DAC and an amp). If you have any other DACs or amps to suggest (with a $600-800 budget for both) please do. I'm going to be using the Grado 325is as my primary headphone...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    My first listen. I really like it.
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    Looking for a USB DAC + amp to pair with SR325is's

    Anyone else have any input? I know you must get these threads a lot and I searched the forums prior to posting--no thread really has a "definitive" answer and they usually just seem to end up in arguments.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Nothing like 10 A.M. Automatic.
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    Can iPhone act as remote desktop?

    Quote: Originally Posted by krmathis With "remote desktop" you mean remote controlling your computer desktop, right? If so, then there are a handful VNC clients for iPhone out there which allow you to do so. Jaadu VNC 6 Best iPhone VNC Clients & Remote Access Apps | VoIP Sol...
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    ASUS Xonar STX vs. DAC + Amp

    B-b-b-bumpidy!
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    Where do you enjoy your music the most?

    At 3:00 AM, in the dark, when everyone is asleep. It's quiet and I know I'm being extra naughty by staying up. I'm doing that now...listening to "The Rain Song" by Zeppelin, and it's simply wonderful.
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    ASUS Xonar STX vs. DAC + Amp

    Hello, I currently have an ASUS Xonar STX and am enjoying it thoroughly. I'm off to college soon, and I will be unable to take my computer with me--which entails that if I want to keep my STX, I will have to build a new computer exclusively for audio (it'd be rather low-powered...so it would...
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