Recent content by SantinoSan
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    The New Fantasia are not for you if you believe they are not, but they are perfectly serviceable for those who just need a cheap but decent, transparent cable.
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    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    Dynamic driver IEMs do it commonly and is not an issue.
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    The measurements of Oratory say otherwise. Takes quite a bit of eq to get them to Harmon target.
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    Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions

    I'm interested in the recommendations too as I'm looking for a bass heavy closed can under $500 that has good clarity and EQs well.
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    Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions

    Neither do the 770 80 ohm. I do disagree with the bass being slow...these have epic bass that, to my ear, was very fast if not a bit overdone. Again, a little eq and it does help.
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    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    Just got my new Elear from FedEx far I am very impressed. They were factory refurbished and they looked brand new. Sound. I haven't had the time I need to have any opinion other than a first impression, but WOW. They are very dynamic and clean sounding. These are a steal at $400...
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    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    Supposed to be delivered Sunday. I am very anxious to hear them. I have tried to keep tempered expectations, the DT1770 that I just returned were exceptional except for the sibilance...I wanted to love them. Alas I am too treble sensitive.
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    Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions

    I can't find any specifics about the bass versus the DT770 Pros. I understand it is better bass but how is the relative level versus the 770s. I love the 770s but I do have to boost up the bass a little.
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    Schiit Modi /Magni and the Digizoid Zo.

    I have a pair of Hifiman HE-400s and I just ordered the Schiit Modi/Magni combo to power them.  I love what the Digizoid Zo (First release with fixed gain) does to the sound of the 400s, but am not sure the best place to put it in the source/amp chain. Any recommendations? I was thinking between...
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    Sub-$100 Soundcard or USB DAC

    From my experience listening to both amps...the E7 has a no hiss that I can hear with any of my phones while the E5 has a little...very slight.  Other than hiss I noticed very little if any difference.  I will say the E5 is built a bit cheaper, and I had to re-solder one of the volume micro...
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    Amp for Etymotic ER4P

    I can confirm that with the lowest impedance Ety HF5, the Fiio E7 does not hiss.
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    Sub-$100 Soundcard or USB DAC

    The E5 would fix this problem.  My triple.fis do not play well with the UCA202 because of the impedance output, but when I added the E5 in the line and measured the response, it was ruler flat. The UCA had a terrible frequency response with them.  The impedance swings with a dual ba would...
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    Electri-Q (posihfopit) question

    The interface is a bit quirky, but for the price (free) and functionality, I like it. It crashes a lot with Foobar too if I "play" with it too much. 
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    Sub-$100 Soundcard or USB DAC

    If you do not need an integrated amp, the Behringer UCA202 is a great buy.  It does have a headphone out, but it doesn't like low impedence phones. Adding a Fiio E5 to that is a rather good entry level combo for under $50 from amazon.