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    RBH HP-2 Ultralight Beryllium Headphones -- The Real Deal

    These headphones are simply outstanding and punch way above their price point. Excellent presentation box with magnetic flap, under a printed sleeve with a durable carrying case which is rare at headphones priced below $150. Comfortable headband, two well constructed cables and well-rounded...
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    Just use a pencil eraser end (or wooden chop stick) and reach in and tighten the loose bolts. Wiggle the ear cups slightly as you tighten them up. This will have to be done every month or so but it's not really a big deal IMO. Just a little preventive maintenance every so often. . .
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    The Official Massdrop/Fostex TH-X00 Owners' Impressions and Discussions Thread

    Nah, that is a perfectly fine succinct depiction of the audio characteristics of the TH-X00.  ;}
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    Best Computer Audio Player Software?

    As of late, I've been using the GOM audio player and it works well with some great features.  I've got several backup players such as Winamp, Foobar, AIMP2, etc., but for the most part it's GOM as a daily driver.
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    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    My Woox X2s had a very noticeable channel imbalance favoring the left side. But I loved the sound signature so much that I modified a variable in-line volume control to adjust the channel imbalance to the center.  That solved the immediate problem.   However, after extended play over the last...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    ml What you want to use is Polishing Compound not wax. Use a moist soft cloth and rub gently especially around the logo. Mine took 3 to 4 applications to remove the bubble wrap marks.
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Likewise!  The long wait is about to be over.  C'mon Purpleheart come to pappa.
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    Is HiVi M50W 2.1 Multimedia Speakers still a good quality speaker?

    Another satisfied Swans M50W owner, here.  These speakers look and sound awesome.  Very accurate and life-like in bass, mids and treble frequencies.  Fantastic price/performance ratio. Unfortunately my headphones are starting to feel a bit neglected, the M50W's are that good!  I recently...
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    The Fiio X5 Thread

    I just noticed a high frequency hum out of the HO jack when paused or in quiet low volume passages.  Because I usually pair the X5 with a Cayin C5 amp I never noticed this problem before.  Fortunately the LO works well and the sound is nice and black while paused.  Has anyone else experienced...
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    The JVC FX850..Woodie perfection?. (A review)

    Yes, the replaceable cables on the FX850 is a marvelous feature.  My original cables became intermittent after a years worth of use/abuse.  I ordered some Moon Audio cables, popped off the old cables and now their back in service.  The Moon Audio Silver Dragon cables sound great but they are...
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    JVC new top tier Wooden IEM : JVC HA FX 1100

     Thanks, Lescanadiens.  I ordered the Moon Audio cables for $225.00
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    JVC new top tier Wooden IEM : JVC HA FX 1100

    After a year of daily use/abuse at work the right side MMCX cable connection on my FX-850 has become intermittent where the cable meets the connector.  Does anybody have any recommended upgrade replacements?
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    NEW! Fostex TH610 Premium Reference Closed-Back Headphones

    I'm really looking forward to acquiring these Fostex TH-610's especially having missed out on the latest Massdrop of the TH-00X because of some debit card snafu.  Sometimes things work out for the best.   The detachable cables on the TH-610, though rather large, is a big plus IMO.  The matte...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Hang in there Oinkers, I'm in the same boat. . .  I can't wait to see & hear these Fostex woodies.
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    How does the TH-X00 compare with the Philips X2?