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    Schiit Modi multibit with Swans speakers

    Hi guys,   I recently built a high end gaming PC. I initially thought Asus STX II would be a good option since it supports Dolby. On second thoughts, I choose Schiit Modi Multibit. It is connected to a Swans M50W 2.1 set up. This is my first Schiit product and I am just blown away. Of course...
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    STX II op amp and cable

    Hello,   I am about to buy Asus Stx II. I have read the default op amp isn't good. Could you please advise the best op amp for this sound card? Also, I would like to buy a high end cable for connecting the sound card to my 2.1 set (Swans M50W) because the current cable picks up some...
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    Swans M10 vs M50W

    Hi guys,   Here is a short comparison of Swans M10 and Swans M50W for people considering to buy 2.1 multimedia systems. I own them both.   M10:   Mid Woofer: 5" Tweeter : 20 mm Frequency Response: 42 Hz - 5 kHz      Sound signature: Neutral & warm. Typical Swans sound which makes...
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    Schiit Modi 2 Uber equalizer

    Sorry for the late reply.    No the mobo specifications do not mention any combo jack. I guess it must be the regular 3.5mm jack. Too bad. 
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    Schiit Modi 2 Uber equalizer

    Thank you for the reply. I am quite comfortable using the realtek equalizer and like the presets so was hoping if I would still make it work. My mobo does not have an optical output so I would need to connect it via Toslink to 3.5mm cable. 
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    Schiit Modi 2 Uber equalizer

    Hi All,   I am about to buy schiit modi 2 uber. If I connect it to my PC (windows 7) via optical out or USB, will I be able to use the windows default equalizer by realtek HD audio manager?   Thank you for your help in advance.     
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    32 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

    IMHO, Sony (though not a dedicated headphone companies) should have been placed higher. They do have some horrendous headphones in their line up, but they do have some very very good ones as well. I find Sony does have a taste for good sound (which is relative and may not be the same as neutral...
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    Fake flac identification

    Thanks for the explanation. 
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    32 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

    Exactly. I came across the list through a FB advertisement by Audeze. Thought the list could be a marketing ploy. 
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    Fake flac identification

    Could you please explain how AcurateRip / CUETools image works? Sorry, I am completely unaware of these tools. 
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    Fake flac identification

    Yes, I meant flac that has been converted from a lossy format yet somehow the highs are not cut off (if that is possible). It seems the only way to confirm is to listen to the original track as you suggested.  
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    32 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

    I was surprised too. Expected Sennheiser or Audio-Technica at that position. 
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    Fake flac identification

    Sorry if this is a noobish question, just to confirm if I understand you correctly: if a flac has high frequencies and still sounds bad, it could just be a bad rip and definitely won't be fake?  
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    Fake flac identification

    Hi guys, I use a software call Spek to identify fake flac files. It shows frequency range of the files and a cut off around 15 Khz usually means (unless the songs was recorded like that) a fake flac. However, something bugs me about this analysis. Suppose Spek shows the frequency response of a...
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