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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    Hi, I can give you some of my impressions on an M11/Andro combo. Bear in mind that this is the only dap that I currently own and I can't make comparisons against other models. Comparing unbalanced vs balanced using the Andros, there is a different sound signature due to the different output...
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    I've been thinking really hard of buying used Andromedas lately but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I saw some early 2016/2017 Andros for sale for around 500 to 570 euros. Is it worth it? I recently bought a pair of Fiio FA7 which makes this decision quite tough. I mainly use a Fiio M11 (using...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    Yes I did get a new unit via the shop where I bought it. It was a long process but I got a unit that does not have that issue though this one has a couple of stuck pixels visible when at full brightness and a black background. Otherwise it's not very bothersome. Though Fiio really needs to...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    Hopefully I get a response by tomorrow and a possibility to exchange the product. Though do you think it's possible to go to one of their stores and demand an exchange? There's a store that is around one and a half hours by public transport that I could go to or do they handle returns and...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    I just purchased a brand new Fiio M11 in France and when I got it today, I couldn't help but notice a strange screen artifact on my unit. The screen has a rectangular oblong zone where it's a bit brighter on the inside than it's on the outside. Here's a picture showing this problem @FiiO...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Custom cable for my HE-500. Using 4x Mogami W2549 (a 22AWG cable, I know it's overkill) wires measuring 3 meters. Sleeved using Paracord 550 Tan colour and terminated using a Furutech FP-704 1/4" jack. Viablue splitter at the joint wrapped in carbon fibre look vinyl wrap.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Something really weird happened to my HE-500. Yesterday or the day before I noticed that there was a channel imbalance on the right driver. It was slightly quieter than the left one. It was really noticeable in bass heavy tracks where the right driver didn't hit as hard on the drums and bass...
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

        I had an idea of building a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Hifiberry Digi+ SPDIF output board as my music player but I don't know if its worth the hassle.   Through USB it already sounds mighty good so I might just stick with that for now.
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

      So if I want to use it to its full potential, I need to buy a USB to SPDIF converter then. Are they different from one brand to another or are they relatively similar?
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    I just received my Modi Multibit today     I upgraded from a cheap but good Sabre ES9023 DAC and from my first impressions, the difference is absolutely noticeable. The Sabre DAC sounded congested with poor imaging and an unnatural digital sound. The Mimby is just smooth, natural, musical...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    I'm thinking of making another custom cable for my Hifiman but this time using 8 22 AWG OCC conductors (4 per channel) in a paracord braid and terminated with a Furutech 1/4" Jack. Is it overkill or should I just use thinner gauge wires?
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      You can always use nylon sleeves like this: http://viablue.de/com/sleeve_black.shtml but sadly I only know where to buy it in France. I have no idea where to find it in Greece.
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

    It's easy to block someone on BlackBerry Messenger. Just delete the contact. Job done. BTW: What's that GIF from. It's vaguely familiar to me but I can't remember.
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