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    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    Gone and transferred files between my two MicroSD cards, oddly enough the SanDisk Extreme card was playing sort of okay with the HiBy before I did that, but anyhow for now it has the Evo 128GB in it. I'll monitor it but so far it seems to be more responsive, scans the library much faster and has...
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    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    Yes to both, but caveat is that it occurs on even modest bit rate MP3s sometimes and it also sometimes plays a hi-res file with no issues whatsoever. As mentioned I have a SanDisk Extreme card (rated for R160/W90), which is a significant step over the more basic Ultra line. Specifically a 128GB...
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    Help with this RCA-TRS speaker setup...

    Bass, treble, volume, sfx/loudness controls are on a wired control pod. Currently I'm considering purchasing a preowned MX5021 and using the satellites from those with speaker-wire-RCA convertors, or perhaps getting Harman HKTS 30SATs, if those use RCA connectors, if this setup turns out to be a...
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    Help with this RCA-TRS speaker setup...

    Here's the best illustration I can give at the moment. If it's not clear then do let me know what needs elaboration. At present, the source is a 96kHz optical signal being fed from a dedicated sound card into an amp, which the Altec is connected to by its supplied 3.5mm cable. Then the Altec...
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    When the battery flakes out due to end of life span or similar things, most high end players like the DP-X1 don't look easy to disassemble. You might wind up taking it to the relevant service centre for a battery replacement, only to get charged a not-small-amount for service-out-of-warranty...
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    Something got it stuck in a boot loop, it might be a software or a hardware issue, besides the battery being a little flaky. I'm not entirely confident in SONY players going forward, and it doesn't help that their Hi-Res credentials are questionable. Most DAPs, especially of this tier, all seem...
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    Users of this DP-X1, have there been any reliability issues with it? What about its battery life? Since my NWZ-ZX1 is down for the count, the DP-X1 is a consideration, but I'm hoping its battery is designed to last more than 500 cycles... edit: I notice in the RMAA link on the first page that...
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    So far most of us here feel the A3 is almost identical to the Z5 with some differences in signature rather than "quality". Also, if you're living in Europe, someone here also mentioned the A3 is not sold in Europe. Of course there's also the difference in material - the Z5 has an all-magnesium...
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    As I recall the XBA-4 is a slightly darker sounding and bassier IEM vs the XBA-3. The XBA-A3/Z5 have fairly similar, but similar treble signature, so if you dislike the XBA-4 you might not enjoy the A3/Z5. The M50 is a full-size headphone and shouldn't be really compared, but I have that too...
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    When you say supplied balanced cable, are you referring to the one with an inline-mic? Sony sells the MUCM12SM1 cable as a official "upgrade cable", the much-talked about KimberKable option discussed here. The A2, A3 & Z5 all come with a semi-flat oxygen free copper cable that is bi-tone...
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    the "Glow" in-ears with Corning Fibrance cable, double Knowles armature

    So I heard recently about an ongoing Kickstarter for the Glow, a "smart headset" designed for smartphones, and in particular to cater to Android users who have up to now not really had a third-party headset that fully offered controls. The Glow's most defining feature is its use of a...
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    Sony NWZ-ZX1 - 35th Walkman Anniversary model

    I'm unfamiliar with the JH13pro, plus I'm a pleb by standards - I'm not completely versed in the audio jargon dictionary so my idea of terms are likely different to you. As far as I can tell though the XBA-3 is often described as being ice-cold, and other earphones I've liked have been described...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Thanks. I made a minor edit though. Since I'm obsessive about such things I realized I should've tried a more direct comparison with DVC disabled on both (I use DVC disabled on the F806 normally.) The ZX1's bass isn't much weaker, if at all perceivable by me, than the F806, but it does sound...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Quoting myself with the edit I made in the ZX1 thread earlier;
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    All my portable stuff as of 11/2014. Use the ZX1+XBA-3 mainly. Then phone/tablet if not available. Creative SBAXX200 speaker on the go too.
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