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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Not by much, it could just be me thinking about it but im guessing the 2 port holes in the casing are the culprit. Comfort is a massive question mark at this stage. They have this weird hook shape to the body that feels somewhat sharp at first. Within seconds my brain seems to forget about it...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Cant speak for anyone else but i paid for faster shipping to Australia and it seems to have taken about 2-3 days from dispatch. I thought i was sent the wrong cable as getting the cable into the iems took way more force than my previous KZ's, so be careful when you get yours! So far i haven't...
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    ZSR in hand. Now to the testing!
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    That's pretty standard for putting phones that came before fast charging on fast charging ports. Older phones don't usually support more than 1 amp from a charger without overheating/ not charging/ causing issues like touchscreens playing up while plugged in. A lot of people in the android...
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Way back when I bothered with tidal you could get lossless streams in the Kodi plugin with the tick of a box. Things however do change. Don't forget that chrome does its own resampling and mixing in its own engine before sending to the os layer. That said, chrome will happily output to alsa in...
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Kodi/ anything that can stream tidal will do lossless bitperfect when pulse is disabled.
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    Do we know what DAC the dot uses? All i can find is a unknown Texas Instruments chip. The CCA has a AK4430 which is known as a great chip solution. At least on paper the CCA is way better at audio, it has a decent DAC after all.
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    What computer speakers to get?

    A5+'s are fantastic multimedia speakers aka nothing sounds bad on them, even tv sounds really good. They aren't the most resolving things in the world but they can still make your couch shake during movies without a sub which is always a plus. And of course all genres of music sound good, even...
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    What computer speakers to get?

    The gap in power usage is huge, but it's still small for a modern smartphone/tablet/laptop. I made a portable wireless hard drive with a 10000mah battery and even sending hd video to multiple users it lasts at least a day.
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    What computer speakers to get?

    You are correct, I listed them backwards in the low volume section, but the power saving is correct. Poweramps use a bias method to switch to AB as soon as the load is too high for class A to not go full fireball, in reading it said a great class A has an efficiency of just 30%. Ouch.
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    A $70 Audio Player?

    I'm surprised it took volumio that long to be honest, the exact same packages have been available for x86/arm all along. Not sure how I feel about wasting a whole x86 machine on single task like audio, especially given the mountain of drawbacks especially older x86 hardware has. Oh well, more...
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    Your thoughts on DSD today, late 2015. (POLL)

    Yeah, its benefits for file size are actually kind of sad though. Not sure I'll ever see a MQA file in real life without looking specifically for it.
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    Your thoughts on DSD today, late 2015. (POLL)

    Just wait until we are unpacking MQA into high res flac using nothing but a plugin for our favourite music player. The industry still hasn't worked out that all we really want is really well recorded and produced music in a variety of formats.
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Is there any reason your alsa config is so busy? You shouldn't need to use plug or remap channels for stereo. I'd also put money on your connectivity errors coming from that alsa error.
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    For reliability on a music server I would suggest following the guide in my SIG, but instead of using numbers for card use the name instead, as the numbers relate to initialisation order on startup and can change when other devices are enabled or disabled. Removing or disabling pulseaudio would...
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