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    Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail?

    Sorry for necroposting but just genuinely curious, it’s been 10 years since Mikhail’s disappearance. What’s the current status of the situation? Has he been caught and brought to justice, or does he still remain at large? Does anyone know?
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I received my Clear yesterday. I bought it used so I assume it has been fully burned-in. I compared it with HD650M, Code-X and Verum 1. The amp used was MCTH. Though not TOTL by any means, I feel that the MCTH is an excellent amp for Code-X and Verum 1 in the sub-$1K range, and actually...
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    KGSShv Carbon - hows it sound with the 009s?

    I don't have the Shangri-la Jr. amp around, nor do I know where I can get an audition or a loaner. If you have the amp or know anyone willing to send me a loaner, you're very much welcome.
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    KGSShv Carbon - hows it sound with the 009s?

    I could, if only I had an SR-009 and SR-009S to compare with! The thing is, I'm not really interested in SR-009. I've heard it enough to know that it is way too bright, in an unnatural way, for my tastes. I did try the SR-009 with BHSE in the past and my ears hurt. The Carbon is less warmer and...
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    Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr. impressions thread

    I believe the drop will come back, sometime next year. After listening some more with various headphone and amps, here are my conclusions. In the sub-$1K amp category, 1. If you own the HD800 or Utopia and are looking for the best all-rounder amp below $1K, look no further than the ZDT Jr. 2...
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    Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr. impressions thread

    Product page: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-eddie-current-zdt-jr Disclaimer: @CEE TEE provided me with a review sample last month (identical to production unit, not prototype). However, while my country uses 220V mains, because there were no 220V units in stock, I received a 120V unit...
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    Norne Audio (Was: Norse Audio): Feedback & Impression Thread

    Mmm, I really dig that color. Is it Draug 2, or Draug 2C with Dark Copper option?
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    That's strange. As far as I know, I bought my #33 Stratus from a guy who claims to have bought his from the same guy who is selling his Stratus right now. https://www.head-fi.org/f/threads/donald-north-audio-dna-stratus-230v.803982/#next The pictures in the above thread has currently been...
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    Win a SUSVARA

    I want the Susvara because the HE-1000 V2 is said to be a great match with DNA Stratus (an amp optimized for orthos as well as HD800) and I recently acquired a Stratus and would like to see if this is the endgame ortho setup I'm looking for. I've owned several Hifiman headphones in the past...
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    Eddie Current Zana Deux owners

    A ZDSE cost about $2300 when it was around. Back then, it would've been a good deal at around $1700-1800. However, while the current ZDS costs $2450, it sounds significantly better than the ZDSE that the ZDSE has lost its value in relative terms (I owned both ZDSE and ZDS, and there are many...
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Mine is 3X but I sent it back to DNA for an update to the latest specs. It is identical to the current Stratus units made in 2017.
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Finally, DNA Stratus in the house. I only got to listen to the Stratus once at a small meet many years ago, before the first major update (choke upgrade) was implemented in mid-2013. This Stratus not only has the choke upgrade but also the latest 2017 updates which supposedly provides a higher...
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

      Stock HD800S is better than stock HD800. Modded HD800 is a different story. I've owned HD800S for over a year, but ended up returning to HD800 with mods. Even with Stratus, I would take a modded HD800 over stock HD800 or HD800S any day.
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    Eddie Current Zana Deux owners

      Simple. I haven't heard everything, and ECBA is one of the myriad of amps I have yet to have the pleasure of listening to.   According to people who have heard the BA whose ears I trust, it seems like a better choice than ZDS if I were listening to HD800(S) only as the BA is apparently the...
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Anyone looking for a matched pair of Shuguang Nature Sound 2A3C-T for your Stratus, let me know. 
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