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    The Stax Thread III

    Thank you for posting this mod. I love that the Stax actually has some bass now (I did it to my L300 Limited). Have you experimented with different gaps in the seal? I am hearing some slight boominess/bloatedness in the upper bass or to midbass on some tracks. It just doesn't sound as clean as...
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    Albuquerque, NM meet - June 29 2019 Impressions

    Thanks again to everyone who made the meet happen, I had a great time and it was a cool environment with a lot of teaching and guiding thorughout. Highlights for me were finally hearing some of the ZMF headphones for the first time, the LCD-X, and of course the Stax 007A mk2, which to me was...
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    Schiit Fulla 2 Impressions Thread

    Have you double-checked your wiring paths? Cables should cross perpendicularly if possible. I've heard what you describe (with other hardware), and I don't think changing your PSU would fix it.   My suggestion would be to try a different mouse, a choked (ferrite bead) USB cable for your...
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    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Interestingly, with actual testing, I've found that the volume output of my Audeze headphones is actually closer to my hd650. I assume that is due to the unreported sensitivity rating.   At the same time, I am leaning more towards the Modi Multibit to just compliment my M3 rather than jumping...
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    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Ok. Thread consensus seems to be the Chord Mojo. It's not the form factor I was looking for but I'm coming to believe it may fit my needs the best. I may end up seeing how it works out in my mixed up use cases, then add a Fulla 2 / Modi Multibit to my M3 just so I'm not taking the Mojo with me...
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    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Thanks, I'm comparing that to the compiled list in my last post. The only question is with the Audeze headphones, but I'm not sure where they get their upper range to be at 4w (EL-8) and 1w (Sine). Since they don't seem to overpower my M3, they should be fine in practice with the Mojo or similar...
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    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Part of the reason this is becoming complicated for me is that I have 4 different setups that I'm trying to figure out how to allocate everything between. In my original search, my X-DAC was still alive. Its death shuffled everything around.   Setup 1: Home theater. Gaming/Movie use...
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    Schiit Fulla 2 Impressions Thread

    Maybe I don't understand your issue, but I don't believe you need OTG implementation if your phone has USB-C. I use a simple Cable Matters USB 2.0 Type C (USB-C) to Mini B (Mini USB) to connect my Fiio E17 to my Pixel.
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    DAC Dying/Dead?

    My latest setup has my Musical Fidelity X-Dac connected to my PC over S/PDIF, and has been working fine. Yesterday when I powered up my headphone amp (the DAC is always on from the included wall-wart power supply), I heard a moderately loud buzz/hum with distorted audio, similar to whenever a...
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    Recommend me some closed cans, up to £600

    Any luck? I'm looking for something similar. I really like the sound of my open EL-8, but the reviews on the closed are very negative
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    Looking for a more comfortable SR-60e replacement

    Was really hoping I could justify the Vixen as that seems like an awesome idea. Then got to the price...$450...started to feel like I shouldn't. Oh and that doesn't include the drivers, so we're actually looking at headphones that start at $685. Too bad. I'd need a lot of time with them to...
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    Looking for a more comfortable SR-60e replacement

    Many years ago, at a head-fi meet far far away...   I left with the impression that- Grado sr60 were sufficiently different and awesome from most of the show Sony Qualia / mdr-sa5000 were super comfortable, and almost sounded different enough from what I had to justify the price My...
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    FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought

    Quote: Did you get this worked out? I haven't ever had problems running it from my PS3 slim via optical. Are you sending video over hdmi? If you need me to I can hook it up again and look through all my settings.
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    FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought

    Received a new E17 Monday and so far, I am pretty impressed with it. Sound quality is good (can't say any more without listening longer), and I love the flexibility -- I'm using it mostly to replace my Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro which was adequate enough for usb->optical, and also for...
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    Seeking Budget HT Advice

    Quote:   I've had them in 4 different setups - different rooms, 7.1 in the bigger two, 5.1 in the smaller. I do measure and try to set it up based on my constraints, using information like given...
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