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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

      This isn't present with DAC1, or Hugo, or even 5.5g iPod. It's well published that the Mojo is warmer and less neutral than the Hugo to make it more forgiving to poor recordings but I believe this is what makes it a difficult pairing with IE800s.
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    Mac OS X Leopard impressions thread

    Quote: The dual-pane Finder replacement I'd recommend is Forklift: Interesting - looks good, and much better than Path Finder. Quote: I kind of like the regular Finder though Same here, especially with the new Preview feature in Leopard...
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    October 2007 UK Meet Impressions Thread

    Did anyone who went to the Manchester meet NOT immediately order a Slee Solo when they got home? I just paid for mine but they seem to be extremely busy - not betting on delivery much before the end of the month. Bizzel - good to see you're following through on your conclusions from the meet
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    ipod classic or something else?

    Quote: Still, I've never had any kind of hdd problems with my 160gb.. x2
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    What was your second mp3 player

    I scoffed at my friend's 2GB Mini because it had an IBM Microdrive in it - I said I'd wait till they produced a solid state iPod. Unfortunately I caved in about six months before the first Nano, and bought a 4GB Mini. After two years of importing CDs and buying songs from iTunes, I filled my...
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    ipod classic or something else?

    If you can cope with 16GB flash then see what you think of the iPod Touch. I'm really happy with my 160GB Classic - and now my iPod is the same size as my laptop's hard drive
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    Final Upgrade - Sound card suggestion

    Get a used Corda Move. A portable headphone amp that has a USB DAC inside - effectively external sound cards with free amp included!
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    The Voyager: A new portable amp by Graham Slee

    I listened to the Voyager with both Darth Beyer V3s and HD650s at the Manchester meet on Saturday. Appearance and size: Looks better in the flesh than in pictures, but it's a bit big for a portable amp. Build quality: The plastic is more solid than you might expect. I didn't like the...
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    Noise from my Corda Move while walking around

    My issues with the Move after 700+ hours use: - After two weeks the foam on the battery compartment lid could no longer maintain sufficient pressure on the battery. Since then I've used the all-metal backplate but this requires an Allen key for every battery change. Doesn't bother me too much...
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    New to Mac.. Help me get started! :)

    Quote: My issue is that I hate iTunes - always causes problems in my experience. Er - if you hate iTunes, why get a Mac? The whole operating system is like iTunes - in fact, the new Finder in the latest release (Leopard) looks and works pretty much exactly the same!
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    Reasonably Priced Laptop with Optical Out?

    The Move accepts 1/8" analog or USB. Rather than buying a special sound card just to feed an S/PDIF (TOSLINK/coaxial) signal to a DAC, I prefer to choose DACs that support USB. This way, the DAC itself acts as the sound card. This gives you a more direct route, is less hassle and probably...
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    The official "most OVERRATED headphones" thread

    MDR-R10... I just don't get it.
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    October 2007 UK Meet Impressions Thread

    Quote: The difference between an Audigy 2 ZS and a Meridian G08 is pitiful. Cans > Amp >>>>>> Source. While it's clear that my ears hear totally different things to Duggeh's, I was surprised how good a decent pair of headphones could sound on a poor (but suitable e.g. has sufficient...
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    October 2007 UK Meet Impressions Thread

    Er, I saw it in the room very late on...
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    October 2007 UK Meet Impressions Thread

    Here's my top 3 headphones from the meet: 1) K-1000 - mainly for the imaging and the strange effect they had on Duggeh 2) Omega 2 - because they're so smooth, pleasant to hear, and have such beautiful treble. 3) HE60 - like a cross between the 650 and Omega 2. Thanks milkpowder for...