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    New V Moda Crossfade M100 Master

    Sorry for the late response. They are very popular headphones for sure. I see them out and about as portable cans quite frequently, and a lot of DJ's use them. I more meant they're not popular amongst the high-end section of the audiophile community.
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    New V Moda Crossfade M100 Master

    I always enjoyed the M-100's as great closed-back basshead cans. I know they aren't popular here, but I'm interested to see if there's any difference in sound on the 'master' version. Apparently the Crossfade 2 Wireless had different tuning, so it's not out of the picture for these to sound...
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    FiiO K3-HiFi Headphone/Desktop Amplifier,USB-C DAC featuring Type-C port,3.5mm LO ,3.5mm + 2.5mm headphone outputs,Coaxial and Optical digital outs,supports up to 384kHz/32bit PCM and native DSD256

    Question for Fiio or those who have it: Is the 3.5mm line out a straight line-level out, or can you adjust the volume with the volume nob (or digitally)?
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    Fostex T60RP

    Good to hear!
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    Now available and a loaner program...

    Perfectly valid reason. So sorry to hear about your injury. For a swift recovery    Todd, because of this delay, could you just tell #5 on the list to send it back to you? There's no way it'll arrive in time, and I don't want the precious Nomad to get knocked around in a college post counter...
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    Now available and a loaner program...

    Who has the lil' Nomad right now? (haha, I just realized the VPI Nomad is being a nomad right now, traveling around to all of us ) Mine needs to arrive at least before I head back to school; I can ship it back from school, but I'll loose to much time if it arrives at my house after I've left.
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    Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch

    So glad the HE-560 pre-order is up! I've cleaned up the original post and added the pre-order link. Thank you everyone at Hifiman 
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    Schiit SYS Passive Preamp

    Quote:   Radio_head perpetually causing head-scratching amongst Head-Fi members 
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    V-MODA XS - V-MODA M-80s upgraded - Pictures and more! [Discussion, Questions] #FirstthreadtocoverXS

    I'm hoping V-Moda cooks up some memory foam pads for this, a la the M-100's XL pads. I think they'd make the XS super comfy 
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    V-MODA XS - V-MODA M-80s upgraded - Pictures and more! [Discussion, Questions] #FirstthreadtocoverXS

    The VTF-100 was technically pre-production, though the general consensus is that it wasn't sonically different from the M-100. You also got a hand-written note from Val 
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    Is there a newsletter or society for people who believe that headphone amplifiers are largely redundant scam products?

    Haven't been able to read everything since my last post, but as I tried to catch up, I came up with a little phrasing:   A DAC is to music files as an amp is to headphones.  Each helps to better present something.  If we could plug our headphones straight into our music, that would be ideal...
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    Is there a newsletter or society for people who believe that headphone amplifiers are largely redundant scam products?

    If you're plugging your headphones into a DAP, smartphone, or laptop/computer, you're using an amplifier.  So why would you not want the amplifier to be better?  Yes, some headphones sound acceptable without a dedicated amp, but almost all I've tested have been improved with proper...
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    Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch

    Definitely.  Unless you're doing critical listening, which I hope you're not doing out and about , most open-backs are ok, in fact better due to being aware of your surrounding. 
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    Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch

    Much appreciation to everyone who's provided links to previews, their own impressions, and photos.  I've added most of the stuff to the original post and will continue to do so!    P.S. That Jade 2 though
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    Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch

    I have no doubt they feature the utmost comfort. It just probably won't look too attractive on anyone's head     Grado headbands never bothered me either, for some reason.
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