Recent content by Vicks7
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    Is Sony NW-WM1Z after 4 years of its release still a pinnacle DAP

    Do you have the link to Nayparm's website as I would be interested in this modification.
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    Advice on New Portable Player

    Hi All, I am looking for advice on a new portable DAP to upgrade my existing AK240. I will be using it with Melody Miracle IEMs (balanced or single ended), Sen 6xx, Grado 325s and a pair of Epsilon R1 Elleven Acoustica modded phones that Fleasbaby made for me. I have a Pico Slim and Ray...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    I am also looking for the Senn XLR cable if anyone has a spare.
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    Iphone 8

    Hi everyone, happy holidays. I have a good portable rig (AK240) but wanted to get ideas for how I can get more out of my iphone 8 for when I don't have my main portable rig. e.g. in office, on metro. I would be using UM Miracles or Grado 325s or Senns 650s. Is there a small dac/amp that I...
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    Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews

    Agree 100% with this - I switched today to a balanced cable for my headphones and huge improvement.
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    This list is already deficient as I missed out the Stax phones!
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    Agree strongly with this. I have been out for a while as well. I have basically gone through all the threads and made a list of the phones that seem to come up the most and for what it is worth I had the following (this is not intended to cause an argument and I have likely missed some great...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    Why the switch?
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    You will all laugh but I think I must have put a pair of Teak Auteur’s into the cart about five times yesterday - deciding on the best cable terminations etc but didn’t follow through. And Zach - great customer service as I had 4 or 5 questions this week and emailed and Zach replied almost...
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    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Hijacking my thread!
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Are many of you using the AK240 with a separate portable amp? I have been experimenting recently with the Ray Samuels SR71B and the Pico from Headamp (which I am currently listening to) and to my ears it is an improvement - more punch, more drive - when using with my Fleasbaby Epsilon R1 headphones.
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    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks. I will look into the 2Qute over the next few days and re-consider if I need the headphone amp or only a straight DAC. Is there a good dealer in the US where i can buy one if I move forward with this? I wish my budget could extend to the Brooklyn.
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    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks All. I am checking out the Gumby. What are peoples' views on the Benchmark DAC/Amps? They may have an older model that comes under budget. Kvik - thanks - I also looked up the Metrum Amethyst recently and emailed them - this DAC is PCM by default and I would need to set conversion in...
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    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks - I wanted to spend less than US$1,000.