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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      My NFB-11 hasn't worked via USB since Windows 10 auto-applied the Anniversary update. I haven't felt like messing with it to get it working again, so I've just been using it via optical connection to my soundcard.
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    TEAC HA-501 Headphone Amp

      I was definitely tempted by the 503 as I am not really interested in modding and I've heard the 503 is a nice upgrade from the 501, but I was able to get the UD-501 in silver to match my HA-501 for about half the price of the UD-503 in black. The UD-503 in silver is outrageously overpriced at...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      Yes that's what it's supposed to look like with the new drivers installed. That's how mine appears and I'm connected via USB. All is well.   Also, I think this is specified as normal somewhere on the Audio-GD website.
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      SPDIF still allows for the sound card to apply DSP effects, but in no way colors the sound, as all analog conversion duties are still handed off to the DAC in the NFB
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    Omg after all the back and forth I had with Kingwa trying to get them to swap my NFB 11 for the new model with switch, I can't believe I spaced on that. I guess after I gave up and just cut the wire, all memory of my efforts to get the new model was wiped clean... lol Based on my own...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    Yes but you do pay a hefty premium for the DSD support, and then you either have to perpetually put up with that annoying mute delay or else cut a wire inside and then DSD tracks have a reasonably loud popping sound when they start playing back and every time you change or skip around in DSD...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    I've heard a lot of people prefer the NFB-15 for the HD 600 heaphones.
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    Connect 1/4" plug to smartphone case with small opening

    My smartphone case has a very small opening for headphones to plug in to. I want to use a pair of Senn HD 555's with it, but the included 1/4" to 1/8" adapter is quite bulky and doesn't taper off anywhere near as much as needed in order to fit into the opening. Is there a different adapter I can...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      Those look interesting, however they are about $150 more than I paid for the HD 650's that are currently my favorite pair from among the headphones I've tested so far. Also, I prefer cloth ear pads over leather, so there'd be the additional expense of replacing the ear pads. It would be nice...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    What gain setting is everyone using and what's your reason for choosing high or low? I was using high with a pair of Senn HD 650, but I was getting annoyed at not being able to turn the dial past 10 o' clock, so I tried switching to low to see what kind of volume play that would allow. I figured...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    I have an email conversation with Audio-GD customer service asking the same question that reached about 30 replies back and forth before I gave up, and the ultimate outcome was that they definitely weren't willing to do a simple exchange. They were willing to accept a return but I've received...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      Well damn, I guess I'll just go ahead and cut that **** and stop getting worked up about it. Probably just use via KS audio and do DSD->PCM conversion to avoid ever hearing any pops etc. It's not like I play many DSD files anyways.    Thanks for taking the plunge and cutting the wire and...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

    So cutting the wire totally resolved the problems you were having?   Have you tried DSD audio yet? Cutting the wire isn't supposed to disable DSD playback, but supposedly the mute is implemented to avoid a loud "popping" sound when first starting DSD playback and I'm curious just how bad/loud...
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    Audio-GD NFB-11.32 & NFB-11 (2014) (Delivery & Impression Thread)!!!

      I was using the USB for a little bit just to test it out with the new driver, and I occasionally heard some bizarre fuzz feedback, almost sounded like RFI or something. I was using foo_dsd_asio output with the driver set to 64-bit mode.
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