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  1. phillyd

    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    Two straight defective units. Replacement means shipping to China and waiting for a return. I'm really tired of re-explaining this bc people won't read.
  2. phillyd

    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    I am using the stock op amps.
  3. phillyd

    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    I tried two headphones with two completely different cables. A third chance requires getting a replacement shipped from China again. Quite the pain
  4. phillyd

    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    Oops yeah I meant the Fiio not the iFi. And I'm running DCA Aeon 2 Noire, they need the power. I'll check out the TRI TK2, but Bluetooth is really nice to have. XD-05 BAL trips into PROTECT mode when connected to a balanced cable. 1/4" works fine, just the 4.4mm pentaconn that has this issue...
  5. phillyd

    xDuoo XD05 Balanced

    IIRC the iFi lacks power and the Gryphon is pricier
  6. phillyd

    XDuoo XD-05 BAL Alternative

    I've tried two XDuoo XD-05 Balanced DAC/amps in the past couple of weeks, and both of them failed and went into PROTECT mode requiring an RMA. So I need a portable DAC/Amp that isn't so prone to failure. My use case is not that demanding to be killing hardware. DCA Aeon 2 Noire and occasional...
  7. XDuoo XD-05 Balanced Dac/Amp

    Looking to buy an XD-05 Balanced from XDuoo. Shipping to the midwest US (can provide zip in DM's). Please DM me with offers.
  8. phillyd

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Discussion/Impressions Thread

    The filters were all a downgrade for me. The base Aeon 2 closed had tuning that made the filters a benefit to curb the treble peaks, but for the Noire's, they just reduce detail.
  9. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    I secured a Jotunheim 2! Black version (I wanted silver) from b stock, but still gonna function just fine. Should be here with a few days to spare before the meet. Very excited!
  10. [WTB] Schiit Modius

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in silver. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
  11. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    Not a whole lot of people posting in here that they're coming, anyone know if any others are planning to be here?
  12. [WTB] Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in silver. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
  13. [WTB] Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Looking to buy a Jotunheim 2 + Modius stack, preferably in black. Will discuss shipping location in PM, but in the midwest for a general idea. I also have a Bifrost 1 Multibit and SMSL SP200 I'd put in as trades for these items
  14. [WTB] Schiit Bifrost 2

    Looking to buy a Bifrost 2, wanting to upgrade from my Gen 1 Multibit. Not in a rush to buy, so looking for a great deal. PM me with offers.
  15. phillyd

    Audiophile Discord

    I'm starting Audiophile Acolytes, a discord server aimed at making a non-toxic audiophile community. I'd love if some people here joined! https://discord.gg/ft4acFv9da
  16. phillyd

    Flat or 90° USB-C to female USB-A OTG

    Looking for a usb-c male to usb-a female OTG cable, very short, that has 90° connectors on both, or has a flat cable. Basically looking to avoid the bulging, kink prone cable sticking out the bottom of my stack that puts pressure on the connectors. It has to be usb-a female for the iFi Hip DAC...
  17. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    Updated gear list: DCA Aeon 2 Noire + Audiophile Ninja 4.4mm Cable Audeze LCD-2 Fazor Sennheiser HD650 Schiit Bifrost Multibit (1st gen) SMSL SP200 Antique Sound Labs MG Head OTL MK3 w/Sovtek tubes iFi Hip DAC RHA T20i Sennheiser IE8s
  18. phillyd

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Discussion/Impressions Thread

    My Impressions Listening Setup: Tidal MQA (software decoding)/HiFi >USB> Schiit Bifrost Multibit >RCA> SMSL SP200 >SE Cable> Aeon 2 Noire (no filters) Background/Sonic Preferences: For the last 5 or so years, I've been primarily listening to music through my Sennheiser HD650's and a plethora...
  19. phillyd

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Discussion/Impressions Thread

    The very first thing about these headphones I noticed when putting them on is the clamp force. I'm coming from a very worn-in pair of HD650's that I also adjusted the clamp force on by bending out the metal adjustment pieces. The Noire's gave me a headache on the first day I wore them. Day 2 was...
  20. phillyd

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Discussion/Impressions Thread

    There's no general thread for Aeons/Aeon 2's that I could find, so I figured these should get their own thread. Please let me know if I somehow missed the thread Starting off with a picture, I'll post my impressions soon.
  21. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    Looking forward to hearing your speakers! Wish I could show off my Cornwall III's, they've been treating me excellently.
  22. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: May 15, 2021

    Just snagged a pair of DCA Aeon 2 Noire's, and realized I'm severely lacking in good SS amplification to pair with them. I'll be snagging a Drop + THX AAA One amp, but it's not likely to ship until after this meet. Hope to try out some other stuff to give these room to really glow. It's been...
  23. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: Nov 7, 2020

    They Arya's definitely too pricy for me unfortunately.
  24. phillyd

    Nashville - Center Hill Lake: Whiskey-Fi / Head-Fi Meet: Nov 2, 2019 Impressions

    Wish I had gotten to make it to this meet! I think I'll be able to make it to the next one, it's been a while since I've been to one! (4 years I think)
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