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  1. antonyfirst

    Review by 'antonyfirst' on item 'HIDIZS AP80 PRO-X'

    The AP80 Pro-X is a portable digital audio player made by Hidizs. This player is the bigger brother of the AP80, upgrading from ES9218P to ES9219C DAC chip in order to improve performances and extend format compatibility to Tidal MQA. Furthermore, the AP80 Pro-X has a 2.5mm balanced headphone...
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    Review by 'antonyfirst' on item 'Hidizs S9Pro'

    The Hidzs S9 Pro is an ultraportable amp/DAC adapter for smartphones and computers. It uses ESS9038Q2M DAC chip, in order to support up to 32bit/768kHz (for PCM) and up to DSD512. It has two headphone outs: balanced (2.5mm) anmd single ended (3.5mm). It has a USB Type C input for connection. The...
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    Review by 'antonyfirst' on item 'Hidizs Mermaid MS2'

    This is my review of Hidizs Mermaid MS2. Listening to them has been a great surprise, as they are a very good sounding IEM for an extremely affordable price. Note: Hidizs has kindly sent me a pair of Mermaid MS2 for this review. While appreciate their kindness, this will not influence my opinion...
  4. Hidizs Mermaid MS2

    Hidizs Mermaid MS2

    Specifications: Model MS2 Product Name Hidizs Hybrid Dual Drivers HiFi Earphones Earphone Type Customized HiFi In-Ear Monitors BA Driver Knowles RAD-33518-P183 Dynamic Driver 10.2mm, Dual Voice Coils & Dual Voice Chambers(Hidizs Newly Developed Macromolecule Composite Diaphragm V2.0...
  5. antonyfirst

    USB to Coax converter (Halide Bridge) not recognized anymore by Windows

    Thank you for the reply. :) Yup, I used it on Windows 10, until it stopped working at some point. Thanks for reminding me that it was using Streamlength, across the years forgot about it. I have done some google researches, and I will try to install these two drivers and see if they could work...
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    USB to Coax converter (Halide Bridge) not recognized anymore by Windows

    Hi guys, I have a problem with my Halide Bridge usb converter: Windows only sees it as an unrecognized device. I have tried the basics, like changing the usb port, trying windows update, uninstalling the usb periferal in device management, but everything fails. Is there perhaps some driver I can...
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    Android TV to USB DAC for digital audio output

    Hi guys, I have just purchased a Sony KD55XF9005 Android TV. I would like to use my external DAC (Halide DAC HD) with it (which is plug and play with Linux and Windows). Is there a setting with Android TV? Or maybe an app? I have been trying, but audio only comes out from speakers... What...
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    Regulated USB power supply

    Hi guys, I need a regulated low noise power supply for USB, to use with my twin cable. What is a good one that is not an audiophile rip off? Thank you! Tony
  9. antonyfirst

    Replacement earpads for Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear (first gen)

    Hi! I am looking for some replacement pads for my Sennheiser Momentum. I have been looking on eBay but I can only find cheap chinese copies, which I don't want. I need original replacements, or a well made replacement from a reputable accessory maker. Could you help me? Thank you!
  10. antonyfirst

    Revelation Audio Lab (RAL) ... are they crooks?

    After all these years, Brad solved the issues I was having with him. I randomly recontacted him a couple of months ago and after a couple of days he sent me the cables I was waiting for, along with a replacement for the defective USB cable I had already received long time ago. I received...
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    Reshelling in-ear monitors

    Ok guys, thank you. I understand the issue
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Been listening to the Susvara for a couple of weeks with a Violectric V281 and my custom Weiliang/Museatex DAC. The Violectric is a very smooth amplifier and the Weiliang/Museatex is a very energic, non-digital type of source. The Susvara in this configuration reminds me of a SR-007 with a...
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    Review by 'antonyfirst' on item 'SOtM sHP-100'

    The SOtM sHP-100 is a portable dac/amplifier combo designed for computer audio. It's built on the same principles as their sMS-100 music server, which means tiny size, ease of transport, and good value for money. Some of the most meaningful specifications follow:   DAC Chip: Cirrus Logic...
  14. SOtM sHP-100

    SOtM sHP-100

    Combined USB DAC and headphone amplifier. It has analog pre-output, headphone out and supports USB, Coaxial, Optical, Analog input for 24bit/192KHz PCM and DSD playback.
  15. antonyfirst

    The Stax Thread III

    Hi, sorry for high-jacking the thread. I am going to try custom molds on my SR-003, and I was wondering if someone has already try that. In my understanding, the custom earmold shouldn't be too deep, since "air passage" might otherwise become too tight compared to how the 003 output the sound...
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    Etymotic ER4 DIY pins: how to make quality ones?

    I am interested in trying to DIY some Etymotic ER4 cables, and the biggest problem to me would be to make the right pins for connecting it to the earpiece. In the past, there used to be the page (Xin's page), but the domain doesn't exist anymore. Xin posted thorough instructions...
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    The Stax Thread III

      Fantastic, Frank. That's what I was hoping to hear.
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    The Stax Thread III

    This last week I have been listening to a SR-009, bought by a friend of mine who also owns an AMR DP-777 DAC, as well as a SR-007 and SRM-007t. We invited another friend who owns a Headamp KGSS and another SR-007, which is brighter than the first one, more dynamic and detailed (and I'd say...
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    Revelation Audio Lab (RAL) ... are they crooks?

    Nine months ago I purchased a pair of silver XLR cables from Brad. I paid promptly, and after a few weeks of delay, Brad told me that his father was dead. I tried to be as understanding as possible, but more weeks passed. He kept promising me that he'd have sent me the cables "within the next...
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    Metrum NOS Hex Flagship DAC

    Very informative post, regarding the Audio Note dac, Frank. I heard the Audio Note 2.0 and I had a similar impression than you, and in the end I preferred it to the Metrum Octave. The Hex, as you say, is on a whole different level.
  21. antonyfirst

    Metrum NOS Hex Flagship DAC

    I am wondering: does anyone know if the new Amanero usb boards make the Hex better of worse, compared to the former M2Tech ones?
  22. antonyfirst

    JKenny Audio Ciúnas DAC and Ciúnas SPDIF

    Hey Clem, what usb interface are you using now?
  23. antonyfirst

    Abbingdon Music Research DP-777 Thread

    Fantastic post, thank you.