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    Empire Ears - Discussion & Impressions (Formerly EarWerkz)

    You rang?    A lot of my links got removed in that thread unfortunately, but understandably because it refers to a certain banned members blog posts.    But basically the impedance increasing adapter just adds resisters inline to make it easier for the amp to drive the headphones and to do...
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    Steve Kondik (CyanogenMod) working on USB Audio!

    It's a constant wip, I keep an eye on the jira issues, the problem is that they fix it, then something or someone else breaks it. Usb audio is Linux, actually all audio is very weird and a bit of a spider nest. Now on Android it's even worse, because of hw issues, that being said there...
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    The Xonar Essence STX Q/A, tweaking, impressions thread

    Quote: Ok heres the big issue, the HD800 cost $1000, they need a $1500 headphone amp, and a $1000+ DAC to shine. anyone with 2 braincells or that knows anything about them will tell you that (Go check in the Summit-fi section)   Also, they do have boosted treble peaks. And they knows to...
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    [LIST][OPINION] Amp recommendations for Fostex/Denon Headphones.

    just got back from an overseas trip, going to do some research etc.
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    Reply to review by 'wir3d' on item 'Zalman ZM-RS6F 5.1 surround sound headphones'

    You would have to be deaf and psychotic to like them.
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    [New] Philips Fidelio X1

    Quote: Never ever ever ever ever ever seen that.
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Quote:   Quote: Correct on all counts, they are not portable, and will fall off your head, don't isolate too well, and leak sound. They also aren't built tough, and the cable is too long and inflexible for portable use.  There is a link in my sig explaining what to look for in amps...
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    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread)

    Quote: check your PC date is set correctly
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    Aune T1 USB Tube DAC+ SS Amp Discussion Thread ***See first post for FAQ--Updated on 02/14/15***

    Quote: Agreed, btw I am going to get the T1, and since I need to organise another group buy for thomann I will buy the HD-681 and the HD-668 and then report back. Albeit in 2 months. But regardless. If I don't see the value in upgrading, I'll eat humble pie. But I'm betting my famous left...
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    Themed Monthly Avatar Committee (TMAC) discussion thread

    Quote: woah well done! We look like brothers, one good one evil
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    Aune T1 USB Tube DAC+ SS Amp Discussion Thread ***See first post for FAQ--Updated on 02/14/15***

    At 4am in the morning and working all night you would have to forgive my lack of cohesion. I tell you what Next time I do a batch order from I will get one mmkay?  But if you honestly think a $50 can will beat the K242HD, Denon D2000  which are just examples of under the limit you...
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    The Opamp thread

    Quote: Yeah I know, its their flaw, that and some wonky upper mids sometimes.    if you like smooth go THS4032 - or if you want as much detail as detail as possible without going discrete AD797 (its gamble on whether it will oscillate) and to me its a bit harsh, I prefer a smoother...
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    Themed Monthly Avatar Committee (TMAC) discussion thread

    Quote: I laughed for like 5 minutes straight
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    Yulong Sabre D18 thread: reviews, impressions, discussion (full review added 2/5)

    Quote:   Quote:     hold on both of you, I don't really like the looks of the Audio GD. Its just not utterly crap.    Here is what I like (and yes i know most are tubes): Vinylsavor -cream my pants.   Opera Consonence Cyber 211 -damn gorgeous and different.   ...