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  1. MrJoshua

    Topping NX2 Portable DAC/Amp Impressions Thread

    Hi   I've only had this new DAC/Amp for a day, but I felt compelled to write an initial review of it as I'm astounded by the sound coming out of this tiny thing! I currently have it connected to my iPhone 6+ using the Apple Lightning to USB camera connection kit and the supplied short USB...
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    HiSoundAudio HSA-BA100 **BLACK** !

    I just received my new Black HSA-BA100 IEMs direct from HiSoundAudio!   I contacted Jack at HSA to ask a few questions about the standard BA100 earphones and he mentioned that he was releasing a new version which was black and had "15% better sound", which apparently means that they are more...
  3. MrJoshua

    Graham Slee "Novo" - UK Loaner Program

    Calling anyone in the UK interested in hearing Graham Slee's latest high fidelity headphone amplifier: The "Novo"! This amp sits between the well renowned Voyager portable amp and the hugely successful Solo home amp. It is more compact than the Solo, but it packs a massive punch, while...
  4. MrJoshua

    Fubar II or Keces USB???

    After attending the UK meet yesterday, I came away needing to upgrade my USB DAC... I currently use an Edirol UA-1X, which sounds ok, but compared to a proper line-level source such as a CD Player, it is VERY quiet. I put this down to it being powered by USB and not having enough umph to...
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    I need some new headphones!... Please help me decide!

    Hey all Let me set the scene... Sources Macbook with Edirol UA-1X USB Audio 2g iPod Nano with Qables Copper LOD Amplifiers Meier Corda HA-1 MKII T&D Dreamwork XTRA X-1 Music Breakbeat Jungle (Drum & Bass) Hip-Hop Reggae Ragga Funk Jazz Soul Woman singing with a...
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    2g iPod Nano - Sound Quality Through Dock?

    Hi all This has quite probably been discussed to death, but... What do you all think of the SQ of the 2g Nano when using a LOD? I've not tried mine yet (waiting for my Qables LOD to be delivered), but as I've heard a few people bashing the Nano, I couldn't work out whether: a/ they...
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    Oh dear... Another contender: Storm STB4

    The Chinese seller of the Xtra X-1 just got in touch with me to let me know about this amp: Storm STB4 Specification of the headphone amplifier: 1.characteristic:use brand new 4CH(4 channels) technology,there is no capacitance and inductance in signal channel of amp,directly...
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    Beyer DT990 - Velour -vs- Pleather Pads

    Hi All I ordered some new pads for my DT990s the other day. They arrived yesterday, but they've sent Pleather (I assume it's not real leather?) pads instead of the Velour ones Now, do I send them back straight away, or are they any good? Will my face/ears get sweaty? Thanks in...
  9. MrJoshua

    Anyone else listening to The Proms on BBC Radio 3?

    It's on now... Sounds fantastic I'm not usually a listener of classical music, but this is great!
  10. MrJoshua

    BBC Radio 1Xtra NOW: Urban Classic

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra Click on Listen Online or whatever... Urban music (UK Mainly, HipHop/Grime) with an amazing orchastra, recorded this week in London. Very novel idea which seems to be working really well. If you read this tomorrow, it'll be on the "Listen Again" service online.
  11. MrJoshua

    My Headphone Mini Review/Shootout... 56k Warning

    OK, so I thought I'd take some photos of my headphone (not including IEM) collection, but it turned into a mini shootout! So, the conteders: Beyerdynamic DT531 Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Sennheiser HD25 SP Yamaha HP-3 "Orthodynamic Headphones" The Test: Track 6 on the STAX Binaural CD...
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    Show us your Car!

    I see from the Dream Car thread that people here are into their cars, so... Show us your Car! Here's a few small pics of mine: It's a 2004 Skoda Fabia vRS (TDI PD130). Currently running around 190bhp (flywheel) and just over 300lbft (over 400nm) H&R Coilover Suspension...
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    DIY RCA Switch Box - Help Required

    Hi all you DIY gurus! I'd like to make an RCA switch box to use with my headphone amp, as I have a number of sources that I'd like to switch between. Ideally, it'd have 3 Stereo Phono (RCA) Inputs, 1 Stereo 3.5mm (1/8") Input, 2x Stereo Phono (RCA) Outputs (1 to go to my Headphone Amp, and...
  14. MrJoshua

    Americanizms...

    Hi all... This is the only forum I'm a member of that has a large North American population, so I wondered whether some of you guys could clear a couple of things up for me please? First of all... "I could care less". Shouldn't this be "I couldn't care less"? I just can't see how "I could...
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    Can someone help me mod my Sony SRF-S84?

    After reading about how good these portable radios are, I managed to get one used for £10 GBP (a little scratched, but works flawlessly). So, I checked out fixup.net and saw the photos of his mods, but the board in my radio looks different to the one in his photos. I suspect these are photos...
  16. MrJoshua

    Finally upgraded my USB -> Line Out!

    I popped in to a pro-audio shop today in Sheffield called "Sound Control" and asked them about USB Audio devices. They tried to sell me an all singing, all dancing thing for £150 that seemed to be much more about inputs than outputs... When I turned my nose up at the price, they showed me an...
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    Shellbrook Mini Head "Sig Edition" and Simillarly Priced Amps?

    Hi everyone! First off I want to say that I've read the other thread concerning this amp, and I saw that it quickly turned very much Off Topic... I'd like to try to keep this thread On Topic if possible! Basically, I have 2 cMoy amps. One home-made using a Zip-Amp PCB (with a switched Alps...
  18. MrJoshua

    Headroom Coda LE vs Micro

    Can anyone tell me what the main differences (apart from the case) are between the discontinued Headroom Coda LE and the current Headroom Micro are please? I listened to a Coda LE at the UK meet and really liked it (I think I preferred the ANT Amber though iirc). Either way, do the Coda...
  19. MrJoshua

    I built my first h/phone amp today!

    I stumbled across a seller on eBay UK (who I believe is a member on here) who is selling a really nice PCB for cMoys for £3.50, so I thought "why not" and hit Buy it Now! After a few emails to the seller, he included the required resistors (for free!), the Alps switching pot and a rail...
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    UK TV Show "The Gadget Show" Tests Noise Cancelling Headphones...

    I was channel surfing the other night when I stumbled across "The Gadget Show" on Bravo (Sky)... There was a guy testing out 4 "Noise Cancelling Headphones" on a plane with a PCDP... The line up: Sony on-ear's with built in circut for noise cancelling Sennheiser's with wand-type...
  21. MrJoshua

    My £70* UK "Boombox" (*plus iPod)

    Well, today I visited my favorite discount hi-fi shop - Richer Sounds and bought a set of JBL Control 1 Speakers (in Silver) for £39.99 with the intention of using them with my T-Amp to take to BBQ's and camping with friends (not at quiet camp sites... more like camping parties we have now and...
  22. MrJoshua

    I forgot how nice tapes can sound!!

    Hey everyone! I've just treated myself to a Technics RS-BX501 Tape Deck so I can listen to all of my old tapes and I've got it on now... Tape Deck -> Evilfire cMoy -> Beyer DT-531's = I forgot how nice analogue recordings can sound... Even some of the really crappy old tapes I'm...
  23. MrJoshua

    Write-Up and Photos of my Hot Rod Sonic Impact T-Amp

    Well, after only having my Sonic Impact T-Amp for a couple of days, I was annoyed that my speaker cable wouldn't fit into the flimsey spring clips, and that the quality of the 3.5mm jack seemed a little suspect (probably nothing wrong with it, I just wanted RCA's!)... So I went to Maplins and...
  24. MrJoshua

    OK, we've had Knife-Fi... What about Torch-Fi?

    I just got an Inova X1 LED Torch! Although it's probably got a limited use (due to it's tightly focused beam), it's uber portable, very high quality and has a very bright white light. It comes with a decent belt holster, so I now carry it everywhere with me! Just wondered whether anyone...
  25. MrJoshua

    Can anyone identify these Headphones?

    As worn by Brit-RnB crooner Craig David: ???? (some will notice I have made a drawing of this cover which I use as my avatar!)
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