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  1. AudioAlex

    Audio-gd HE-9 MK2

    Which mode do you prefer with your R7HE? NOS or OS? Thanks.
  2. AudioAlex

    Audio-gd HE-9 MK2

    Could you share a link? Thanks. I also ordered HE-9 MK2 (due to arrive in 2 weeks), so one less decision to make.. Hopefully, soon enough I will have similar positive emotions re: the amp and its performance.
  3. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    There is plenty of people here who use either R8HE or R7HE in either NOS or OS mode.. The question was which mode is more preferred statistically? You don't need to have both devices, to answer.. Since nobody replied, are you suggesting that I will get a worse result after I have expressed my...
  4. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    This forum is not helpful to those trying to find the right gear.. For problem solving, yes.. but not for exchange of impressions.. there is virtually nothing here.. That's my honest opinion.. Will be looking for answers elsewhere..
  5. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    I'm curious if the new incarnation of R8HE (Mk2) got any closer to R7HE Mk2 in terms of SQ. Has anyone got a chance to A/B the two? Just got a word from Kingwa that in NOS mode the two DACs are virtually the same, there is a slight difference in OS modes in terms of transparency... In this...
  6. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    Many thanks! Appreciate your input. I guess my current setup (DI20HE(3.32) -> R28) is a bit inferior to R-27HE, but I really enjoy how it all sounds (especially after I added Wireworld Chroma7 I2s 0.5m to the system) . DI20HE brought my R28 up to a whole new level.. In fact, I never imagined it...
  7. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    The combination that I mentioned was R7 HE (Mk2) + HE9. Is it not the set up you personally had until you replaced HE9 with HE9 Mk2? Going through the thread I was under the impression that this set up is the most common amongst Audio GD aficionados . It is only logical to assume that people who...
  8. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    Is my question related to usage of headphones with Audio GD equipment irrelevant to this thread? Any other thread that may address that kind of questions??
  9. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    What would be your personal ideal pairing in terms of headphones for the combo of R7HE Mk2 + HE9 Mk2?
  10. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    Here is a weird question: how does R27HE sound compared to Cayin RU6 in terms of sound signature? Recently I find myself enjoying Cayin more than R28 especially with Shure 1540.. they just sound perfect together.. I can't achieve the same level of enjoyment from my R28 no matter what I do.. And...
  11. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    Many thanks for the valuable input! That's pretty much the info I was looking for. The conclusion I make is that there are improvements with going HE, but now the question for me is whether the improvements are worth the price hike.. Any experience using R27 2021 via DI-20HE? Provided that the...
  12. AudioAlex

    New Audio-gd R-7, R-7HE R-8, R-27, R-27HE, R-28 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs and DAC/amps

    Has any one had a chance to try the new R27HE? As I understand it is a combination of R8 DAC and HE9 amp with regenerative power supply and all the recent improvements to the USB chain. How does it sound in general? Is it comparable to the original R27 or is it a level above it due to the new...
  13. AudioAlex

    Audio-Gd R-28 impressions thread

    I reply to my own question in case someone else needs it. I checked with Kingwa and below is his instruction: Push the "OUT" button once, when the left 1st display blinking, push the "OUT" again to go into the setting menu. Push the "OUT" 4 times , the Right 1st display blinking, push the...
  14. AudioAlex

    Audio-Gd R-28 impressions thread

    Is there any possibility to switch on the Display Auto Dark option without opening the box and playing with jumpers? How does it work in general? What is the timing? Can it be adjusted? Thanks
  15. AudioAlex

    HRT HeadStreamer: WASAPI woes in FooBar

      Thanks  for sharing this info. I initially set all the buffers at maximums (in my mind it was a logical thing to do) and experienced occasional hiccups. Now, following your advice I've gotten rid of all the problems by setting all buffers (in ASIO ) to the very minimum.     JRiver ASIO...
  16. AudioAlex

    HRT HeadStreamer: WASAPI woes in FooBar

      I've experimented with all the three modes and my impression is that ASIO provides the best quality. Direct Sound delivers rather harsh highs and the overall sound stage is awful (IMHO). WASAPI is a bit too bright to my taste. ASIO sounds a bit dark, but this is well balanced by the...
  17. AudioAlex

    Amp recommendations for HiFiMAN HE-500

    Not at full potential in what respect? not enough power?
  18. AudioAlex

    Amp recommendations for HiFiMAN HE-500

    I wonder if anybody tried HE 500 with Matrix M Stage.. Does M stage have enough power to drive HE 500 to its full capacity?
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