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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Just got my HE-500s in a few days ago, and I've been enjoying them quite a lot. I was glad to find out that my DIY cable worked (I made it before I had the headphones, and had no way to test it!) and I think the 'bent' style I applied to the connectors worked out well, as it gives the cable more...
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    Mr. Speakers Mad Dog 3.0 - 3.2 Amp Pairing Recommendation/Discussion Thread

    I just picked up an iBasso D12 last week, and it pairs very nicely with my Mad Dogs.  It's quite an improvement over the Fiio E17 (which I bought, and then promptly got rid of).  The amp portion has plenty of power and my portable rig sounds much better.  
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Just finished up my "On the airplane" setup.  Now that iOS 7 lets you output to an external DAC via USB (albeit through the CCK and a USB hub) I took the idea and ran with it.  My source is my iPhone 5 to an iBasso D12 and out to my Mad Dogs.  I managed to stuff the CCK, a tiny USB hub, and...
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    ios7, iPhone and Apple CCK

    Well, guys, I got my iBasso D12 today, and it works great!  Granted, you have to run it through the CCK and a hub to avoid the "too much power" buzzkill, but I think I've found a way around all that cumbersome stuff.  I managed to find a tiny aluminum project box on Amazon, and I crammed a CCK...
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    ios7, iPhone and Apple CCK

    I've got an iBasso D12 incoming sometime this week.  I'll test it out with my rig (iPhone 5 w/ iOS 7.0.3) and let everyone know how it goes.  I'd imagine the results will hold true with any iBasso product.
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    ios7, iPhone and Apple CCK

    I can chime in here with my own results of playing around with different combinations.   Fiio E17: The chain is as follows:  iPhone 5 (iOS 7.0.3)> CCK> Unpowered USB hub> Fiio E17.  There are some oddities, though.  Apparently I can still control the volume on the iPhone, which I did not...
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    ios7, iPhone and Apple CCK

    So far I've heard some conflicting things on this thread and hopefully someone can clear it up for me.   Regarding iOS 7 and the Fiio E07K / E17:   Has anyone seen success with the following setup:  iPhone 5 (iOS 7) > lightning CCK > Fiio E17 (or E07K)?   Specifically I'm wondering if it...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Quote: Yeah, I know what you mean.  I took a shot of mine in direct sunlight, and I think it gives a better idea of the actual color:  
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Well, I think this is my last cable for awhile.  i took some inspiration from Fraggler's infamous Burgundy Sennheiser cable, and made one of my own for my HD650s.  The construction consists of the usual suspects: Mogami 2893 sleeved with #1 paracord.  The cable is 12 feet long, and was a bear to...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Just finished my latest cable!  One of the things that has always bugged me about HifiMan headphones was how low the connectors tended to hang.  On the stock cables the strain relief on the connector end would kinda poke into my collarbone, and when I put them on an Omega-style headphone stand...
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    **MrSpeakers Mad Dog: Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote: Nah, I didn't paint it after I was finished.  And it doesn't look too bad, either:     As far as having a barrel full of patience, well, this cable is only a third of the story.  I made 3 cables this weekend, and all of them are 12 feet long braided and sheathed in paracord...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Just finished a new cable for my Mad Dogs, and figured I'd share:   The wire is Mogami 2893 sheathed in #1 paracord and all done up in a 4-wire round braid.  The plugs are 6.3mm Switchcraft on one end and 3.5mm Neutrik right-angle on the other. I had to file down the end of the Neutrik plug...
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    **MrSpeakers Mad Dog: Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    I just finished DIY'ing a new cable for my Mad Dogs.  What with the dearth of aftermarket cables (and a lack of suitable 90 degree connectors) I figured some of you might be interested in making your own.     The wire is Mogami 2893 stripped out to its individual strands and sheathed in #1...
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    NEW - Schiit Asgard 2

    Quote: I'm in the same boat.  I ordered mine on the 23rd, thinking that they would get all the orders shipped out by the 30th or so.  I emailed Jason last week, just to see when they'd get them all out, and his reply was brief and to the point (if not overly helpful)   "It'll ship out...
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