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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    There have been numerous comments about Atlas being heavy and prone to falling out of ears. Both points have merit. Weirdly, though, when using other iems, which are all much lighter weight, I feel something's lacking - it's kind of like...being naked. The heft of Atlas, for me, is an odd...
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    In my respectful opinion, you're seeking far too many specifics. I concede that the Atlas' have a funny shape. However, I also believe that pursuing high end headphone rigs requires nuanced compromises. Maybe you need some custom tips. Chasing the dragon tip may just be frustrating. These IEMs...
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Treble: I've found Mojo to be a nice companion to Elex. It's the only DAC I've used with Elex, but I also had iFi Pro iCan for a while. In terms of treble, the iCan+Mojo vs. Mojo solo was, at most, minimal. I used both Elex cables with the iCan and only heard a little more soundstage and clarity.
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Oh those Seattle summers are spectacular. How do you like the Onkyo with the Elex? I'm contemplating going full portable to minimize my gear.
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Is anyone using Elex with a DAP more than with a desktop system? If so, which DAPs and what are your thoughts on the pairings?
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    ifI iCan Pro - Impressions & Discussion

    All three headphones that I use(d) with this benefited noticeably from high gain: Grado PS1000, Senn HD600, and Focal Elex, which are technically diverse in their power requirements. I'm postulating that headphones generally perform best with more power, assuming that the power is good and...
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Can we talk about the cable? I think it's rad. I'm not a cable junky, but the stock cables seem tastefully made and to be good quality. How do they rank in other people's opinions? I've only used SE. What I find interesting is that it's (mostly) only microphonic north of the splitter. That's...
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    I have the HD600 and thus far the Elex seems better in every way. There's new toy syndrome in force here, but basically I find the Elex to be more fun, refined, and detailed. Who knows how I'll feel in a month or six. Right now though, I'm pleased.
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    Grado PS1000 SOLD

    Speed bump
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Hey everyone. I have a nice pair of PS1000's (non-e) for sale here on Head-Fi. Great headphones, I just don't do much over-ear listening anymore. Thought I'd let the fan club know! Edit: I just read the above posts about not selling the PS1000's. I wish I had all your patience! I do hope these...
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    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    3V being too much depends on your amp. The best thing to do is consult the manufacturer of your gear and ask if 3V is ok or not. I used 2Qute with iFi iCan Pro with no issues at all. iFi told me that the amp could handle 18V(!!) (I can't find my communication with them, but I believe that it was...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    How low are you seeing and where?
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    DC Area Head-Fi Meet and End-of-Summer SchiitStorm! - August 12, 2017 - Gaithersburg, Maryland! - IMPRESSIONS

    I had a few good conversations here at my first meet. And I heard Utopia. Game over. Thanks, Jeff! (I'll never be truly happy again)
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    PS1000 Impressions Thread

    A well-timed post that reflects my developing preference. I thought I was missing something because the general consensus for Grado's is that tubes are the jam. Your experience with gear is much deeper than mine, but with the PS1000's and iFi iCan Pro, I prefer the SS over tube mode. Depending...