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    HFN&RR/Keith Howard headphone test rig

    The August 2019 issue (P28-33) of Hi Fi News and Record review has a article by Keith Howard on how he tests Headphones for this magazine. I've been reading this mag for 40+ years and have to say that under Paul Miller's editorship it's the best general knowledge home audio/stereo mag around...
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    Benchmark HPA-2 at 600 ohms ?

    Been really enjoying the HPA-2 headphone amp built into my DAC-3HGC - but since one of the headphones it's driving is a Beyer T-1 gen 2 - I'm curious about what the power output is at 600 ohms ? The closest spec I can find for this is for a 300 ohm load -nothing so far for 600 ohm ? Benchmark...
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    returning after years away

    My particular peculiar "need?" is to be able to listen to my over the top /too many ,etc. LP collection most of my listening time . I have a smart phone that was cheap n obsolete when i bought it a number of years ago and is only used as a means of my customers contacting me for emergency...
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    returning after years away

    So here's my latest ; Wanted to try out LDAC on my Sony WH-1000XM3 - (yes -this is a little wacky) bought a Sony SRT-DN1080 receiver- selected one input for optical in and the LDAC /sound quality selected for Bluetooth transmitter.. 24/96 LPCM comes in from my ADC . The highs seem a little...
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    returning after years away

    serman005 nailed it - so Sony WH-1000-XM3 I went in to BB looking for a headphone extension cable and tried on a set of wireless Sony's (my last set of good headphones had been wired Sony's) - managed to resit buyin 'em (and the Bluetooth transmitter) for almost 24 hours !
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    returning after years away

    The last time I dipped into the headphone world -it was because my landlady found any SPL that I found involving objectionable. This time -it's because SWMBO'd has a part time teaching job that gets her up early in the morning and I'm a nightowl. Frankly -headphones were a bit unforgiving about...
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    returning after years away

    way too true - temptation is fueled by information :-)
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    returning after years away

    will be curious as to whether things have improved noticeably from O2 headamp days ? Just ordered a pair of Senheiser RS-950's -will see how those work within my oddball system.
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