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  1. sludgeogre

    FiiO M11Pro | Dual AK4497 | THX AAA 78 Headpone Amp | 5.15" 18:9 720P | Exynos 7872 | 3G Ram+64G Rom |

    I was using a Schiit Bifrost Multibit and Asgard 2 desktop setup before I got the M11 Pro and I think the M11 Pro beats the pants off that old setup. I'm using LCD-2 heaphones with a balanced Forza Audio Works Noir cable and it sounds immaculate. Tons of resolution and slam, which is really what...
  2. sludgeogre

    Forza AudioWorks Impressions Thread

    I think you're already right. I use the M11 Pro at my desk most of the time and the extra length is actually quite nice so far for that. Cheers!
  3. sludgeogre

    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    Using the N3 with the USB-C to Coax cable that costs $40, but is quite a nice cable and super strong. Baffled by how incredible this little guy works as a source. Dead silent, gapless playback works flawlessly, and the battery life in this mode is incredible, I can probably use it for a week at...
  4. sludgeogre

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Wish I did. I like V-moda's designs. I actually haven't heard any IEM's besides cheap crap. This is my first foray into them. I was getting tired of over-ear headphones when flying and traveling and wanted something that would fit in my pocket and allow me to move my head around unrestricted. I...
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    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    It really is a stellar little player. There is no theoretically "best" setting for it, it's just personal preferences and a little to do with what headphone you're using. I love using medium gain and the sharp filter setting with my Periodic Audio Be, since they have pretty darn plentiful bass...
  6. sludgeogre

    Periodic Audio IEMs Mg, Ti, Be, C

    Thanks, heh. I was raised on funk and soul music and I still love the old school stuff (especially the new high-res rips on HD tracks, amazing stuff), but 80% of my listening is death metal. I always want headphones that can do both genres well, which is hard to find for me, but I felt that the...
  7. sludgeogre

    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    Wow, that's pretty darn strange. It's probably some piece of generic hardware like a USB receiver that might be common to those computers and which doesn't play nicely with USB audio. Hopefully Cayin is able to pinpoint it. The iBasso DX80 that I used to have went through a long and intense road...
  8. sludgeogre

    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    Sorry for bringing up an old post, just bought this player and am reading through the thread. I had to comment as I had this issue with any DAC I use with a Dell laptop that I have for work. It's one of the business class latitude laptops, but any in that series do the same thing. I think it has...
  9. sludgeogre

    Forza AudioWorks Impressions Thread

    "In stock" for them just means they have all the parts to make the cable, you still have to wait for them to get to making it. Shipping through Polish post is really cheap, but not the best service, so that's out of Forza's hands. You have to select one of the other carriers at a much higher...
  10. sludgeogre

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I found it really fascinating that there were so many fans of Opeth and other great metal bands in the favorites list. Lots of classical and orchestral stuff I've never heard of as well, which I expected, but I was really glad to see so many awesome metal bands listed. It seems Schiit really...
  11. sludgeogre

    New Site Platform Bug Reports and Feedback Thread

    Sorry for being whiney before. I'm growing to like the new site a lot more. It's a lot faster as well. Good job dealing with the problem you were dealt.
  12. sludgeogre

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Thanks a lot for this, makes total sense. I'm glad they were able to keep most of the functionality up to date. I see now why some content was lost. I have noticed that the site is a lot faster now, and some of the bugs with the old site that irritated me or were very outdated are now gone. I'm...
  13. sludgeogre

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    I've had that same experience with them. I'll go a while without using them, think I can sell them, but then I put them back on and my jaw drops on some of my favorite songs and I can't resist headbanging. Magical stuff. I'm never selling them.
  14. sludgeogre

    Schiit Owners Unite

    I had the same experience when I bought it for a smaller system. Very transparent. It's crazy how some volume knobs alone cost hundreds of dollars and that thing gets the job done for 50 bucks. Glad you got the multibit too, it is worth it.   Quote: That's when you know you have a good...
  15. sludgeogre

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    Gotcha, this is all mental memory so I must be off there. Something about the dynamics of it sounds a bit different, it just didn't feel as aggressive as I remembered at times, but who knows, I'm probably just off base with it. I still love it, but something about the latest variant somehow...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I just had a new idea for an April Fool's joke for Schiit to pull on MQA next year.   Post a new product that is a digital music download. Call it a sampler of your new music format that is going to blow the whole music industry apart because of it's stellar quality and zillions of other...
  17. sludgeogre

    The Audeze LCD-2 Ortho thread (New)

    It seems to be most common on the 2014-2015 early fazor models. You are covered under their 3 year warranty, just have to pay shipping. If they fail outside of that window it's 250 bucks to replace drivers. If they go for 3 years I suspect it's a good pair and won't fail.   Mine failed twice...
  18. sludgeogre

    Schiit Fire and Save Matches! Bifrost Multibit is Here.

    You should leave it on all the time. Multibit DACs apparently benefit from operating at thermal equilibrium. Since these chips are intended for dedicated purposes outside of home use, it makes sense.
  19. sludgeogre

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Emotiva has finally come around to the Schiit way of pricing at last. I was really getting tired of waiting until certain times of the year to get my gear, knowing that sales were always around the corner. Their club thing they got rid of long ago was an even worse idea. I'm just glad I got my...
  20. sludgeogre

    Seattle Meet at Bottleheadquarters 05/06/2017

    Is anyone going to have a ZMF Eikon or Atticus with them? I really want to hear those and it would be great if I could drive up there to give them a listen. I would also bring my Schiit Bifrost Multibit, Asgard 2, Audeze LCD-2, and iBasso DX80 with me if anyone wanted to hear that combo. Would...
  21. sludgeogre

    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    I've never seen the white ones, just the black pair that I own. I believe they are the same material, though, just a different color, and my black pair looks pretty much brand new, still, after a lot of use and more than a year of ownership. I wouldn't be worried about it at all. They don't seem...
  22. sludgeogre

    Schiit Owners Unite

    He has no axe to grind. He has thousands of posts over what he prefers with headphones, he's just enjoying speakers a lot and prefers them now. People like different stuff. People change. People in this thread need to stop taking people's opinion's as "axes to grind". He's still using a Fulla 2...
  23. sludgeogre

    Schiit Owners Unite

    The LSR305 manual says to not use cheater plugs on the speakers, I suggested that in my post early and edited it out after reading the manual further.   You could try it on the laptop power cable, though. I don't know if they give a crap. The only other thing I would try is a power filter. It...
  24. sludgeogre

    Schiit Owners Unite

    Reading the LSR305 manual:   The 3 Series Speakers are equipped with balanced XLR and 6 mm (¼") TRS inputs for connection to professional computer audio interfaces, mixing consoles and audio production equipment as well as unbalanced consumer audio products including personal music players...
  25. sludgeogre

    Schiit Owners Unite

    Interesting. *shrug* I guess my computers just suck or something. It's quite possible. My work laptop is a Dell low end piece of poop and my PC is self built and probably 5+ years old now. Works like a champ, though.   It makes sense that there is a ton of noise via the headphone output of the...
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