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    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    If you're ok with local file playback, I think it's a fine device. I have mostly FLAC files in CD quality and higher. Also have some DSD files that decode well albeit not in 'native' fashion. Playback sounds analog to me regardless of format. Wonderful sounding device. My battery (knock on...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Is that typically preferred over no equalization and straight 'wire with no gain'? Seriously curious.
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Bare with me as I'm not as versed as a good deal of you in regards to articulating this stuff. I'll give it my best. . . You're right. I could shift the sound around via the parametric EQ of which I'm a total novice. That said, I never really intended to do so with these cans since they're...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    After running these out of my RME ADI-2 DAC for quite a long while, I decided to try running them out of the Drop THX 789. Not sure why didn't notice it the last time I tried it, but I feel as though I hear an improvement. And this is using RCAs out of the DAC into the amp. After that, I...
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I use them on both the Empyrean and Elite. Same situation either way.
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Thought I was alone in struggling with those connectors. I've been fortunate in avoiding damage but man am I nervous whenever I have to touch them. Those little release buttons are a PITA. Otherwise, great quality. The Meze cable upgrades are solid!
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Listening to Connan Mockasin's Forever Dolphin Love on my Stealth. . .sublime.
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    It varies as I don't use anything like replay-gain. I try to stay at -30db though earlier it was between that and -20db depending on the track. Not sure what the actual level was in my ears. . .not sure how to measure that (willing to learn). I've been making attempts at practicing restraint in...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Kind of curious to hear mine with some of the amps being discussed here. I use my RME to drive mine (hi-power mode) and still enjoy them. Trying to wait it out a bit before upgrading as I've dropped enough quid on Empyreans, Elites, and the Stealths.
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    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    I have a unit given to my niece as a gift. It currently boots to black screen. Don't see anything regarding a factory reset in the manual. Anyone have any insight?
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    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Good source for local rips. But if you seek balanced out and true DSD, they might be deal breakers. With good battery life and great sound, I still enjoy mine.
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Well, this week is off to a great start. . .
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Asks a user with the handle deuter. . .
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Congrats! Glad to read that you enjoy them. If you don't mind me asking, where did you order yours from?
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Thanks. I have a THX 789 I could run off the RME. Anything above those will have to wait a bit after dropping coin on these and the Meze Elites. 🙂
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