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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    Sorry this has probably been asked before but how is the clamp force of the Arya compared to Ananda? I currently have the Ananda's and they clamp quite a bit more than for example my Focal Clears.
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    Sabaj D5: the DAC that is unquestionably a digital to analog converter

    Got the D5 to replace SU-8 and Arcam rHead with an integrated unit from the Aliexpress sale. Initial impressions are good. I think I like the Clear's more from the SE output of the Sabaj than the rHead. I still prefer the P20 a bit more because it has higher output impedance which smooths the...
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    Massdrop x Hifiman edition xx

    Thanks but I already sent it to Drop via UPS as they offered to replace it after sending it back. It did get stuck at export customs so have to wait and see how that goes. (And then import customs for the replacement...)
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    Latest updates: 1. Focal Clear. Used sparingly. Every time I listen to them I am amazed. Only for music. 2. Campfire Cascade. Got this recently. So much fun for some genres but not as versatile as the Clear. Has surprising clarity for a bass cannon. 3. Sony WH1000XM3. Another recent addition...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I've had the MW07 for a while now but a couple days ago when I started listening to the earphones I noticed that right side is quieter than left. I've tested with couple devices and same thing. Also the left side has stronger hiss with the louder volume than right side. Anyone experienced...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Mostly the 1more Triple drivers. But yeah, I can't shake the sound of Focals after getting them. "Endgame" for sure. The Philips isn't my first choice for music. For games and movies its amazing. Not really fair comparison either way. Only other iem I have is the Hifiman Bolt which might be the...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    So I went with the MW07 as there was a local retailer that accepts returns for them. (for 50 days) I saw one review of the earbuds that said that full volume is not enough. This is really weird these are loud for me at a bit over half volume. I know its unfair comparison but I feel these still...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Could anyone compare the MW07 with Jaybird X3? The X3 is my current "do stuff" earphone and I have been thinking of upgrading to true wireless. But I can't justify the price increase to 3x if they don't sound better. I do have the ES100 but thats more convenience at home rather than activities...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I really like it with the Focals. (Balanced in and out) Not as detailed as the Arcam but it adds warmth that I like over the rHead.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Current setup is not all black anymore. I really should wipe the Arcam though... it has smudges.
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    Sony MDR-Z7M2 Headphone Thread

    It might be for lower import taxes? (was it imported?) Some sellers mark down the price for the buyer to avoid huge import taxes. ( 25% here )
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    Coming back to this, I ended up modifying the strap a bit. Took apart the band and moved the right side leather down a bit. I punched some new holes for the screws with a needle and screwed it back together. Now the strap seems to support much more of the weight instead of it hitting the metal band.
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    Arcam rHead Class-A Analogue Headphone Amplifier

    I got the Arcam rHead after a few weeks of deliberating for a first dedicated amp for my headphones. Other options were Aune X7S, Schiit Vali 2 and Massdrop CTH. I dropped the Aune because of lack of info on output impedance. Only thing I found was some claim it was as high as 10 ohms. Schiit...
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    Creative Sound Blaster X7 - Detailed Review & Impressions

    Been using the X7 for a couple of months now and I like it. For music I use direct mode but noticed that the volume steps are weird in it. With direct mode, below 25 volume there is no sound from my TH-X00. Volume increase from 25-35 has really low change. 36 is clearly louder and 36-41 is the...
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    Creative Sound Blaster X7 - Detailed Review & Impressions

    I've had my X7 for a month or so but now I noticed that on my Mac when set to the default 44.1khz, audio is crackling and popping on mid to high sounds. If I set the output to be 48khz, the crackling disappeared from the one song that shows it always on 44.1khz. On Windows, it didn't crackle but...