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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    I mean I’m not entirely sure where you are suggesting we differ since I mostly agree with you about the problem you are complaining about, but I am guessing you mean my nest feathering. Fair call. But the money is flowing somewhere - either by the reviewers or by the manufacturers and PR reps...
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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    But If I ran head-fi, why would I bother? People come here and they like it. The people who don't like it leave. Suppressing hype would actually hurt people's extremely passionate engagement with the site, and putting front page negative reviews will hurt relationships with sponsors. You are...
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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    I think the situation can continue, because it is profitable and people enjoy it. I don't think head-fi regards the 'situation' as a problem, and the audience that does regard the 'situation' as a problem have probably elected to get their information elsewhere. If you believe that there is an...
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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    Also, I should add, some outlets like The Verge have a specific policy that review units are NOT to be used for personal use. This kind of thing makes sense to me for a smartphone, but seems absurd to me for audio products. I don't expect any people to have the mental ability to compartmentalise...
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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    I don't necessarily think companies want to make better products. Companies want to sell more products so that people can go home and feed their families. Making better products is one way of doing this, but getting a lot of people talking about your product and buying it is obviously another...
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    When trust disappears, Reviewers are simply “noise”

    Hey Brooko, some good thoughts here. Regardless of how we may think differently about crowdfunding, I agree with you that there is an increasing issue with the sheer volume of information and reviews. Unfortunately, after a long time I have come to think that there really is little possible...
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

    Has anyone else tried talking to Apple Support and seeing if they have a specific response to this problem yet? I think my support case must have been closed because I returned the phone.
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

      Those measurements look great. If there was any extraneous noise on the output you would expect it to turn up on the graphs right? Wish I understood what was going on. *sigh*     I got the rating from...
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

      As far as I know this forum is basically the only place where people are actively talking and swapping notes about this issue. You would expect this kind of discussion about an issue that only really affects users with some fancier IEMs (so far we have not been able to nominate a single pair...
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

    Every now and then you might still hear some buzz from some background activity on the phone. Background app refreshing, etc. Maybe if you switched to airplane mode you could eliminate most of the buzzing.
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    What is the sound quality of iPhone, iPad, iPod (Touch)?

      Hey Yuriv, it's Lachlan! Nice work on the measurements, I'm looking forward to seeing more results. We're discussing the EMI noise and your measurements in this thread, so it's nice to get some actual numbers.
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

      Thanks elfary, this is interesting stuff. Do you have the source link?
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

      I had a Samsung 6S, vwinter has a TSMC 6S+. Both hear the buzzing.
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

    @Whitigir No worries about your comments, I understand where you are coming from. I've learnt from the past that in these cases it's best to verify these sorts of things before posting about them, which is why this time I was very careful to confirm on the demo units that I could hear the noise...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    At the moment I'm waiting to receive a replacement Takstar Pro 80 that was purchased for me by LHLabs.   The replacement Geek Pulse I received is working well enough and I quite like it. On firmware version 1.4 it occasionally drops out after a few hours of use and requires a reset. Apart from...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    Okay, I know this is very off topic, but it's very interesting. My Zoom H2n does 96/24 recording, so I was able to do my own tests.   So first of all, I ran the high frequency test tone file at http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_frequencycheckhigh.php through Musicscope and got this result...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      That's really interesting. Thanks for sharing that. I never realised that iTunes did that. I'm assuming they filter the ultrasonics to avoid equipment damage, but it's a bit annoying not to know that. Do you have any idea what iTunes does with 96kHz files? I might try messing around myself...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      I'm surprised that the application isn't agnostic to the multi output setup. It's an OSX system level thing where it combines the two outputs and treats them as one single output device that shows up in any application as a output hardware option.   Where did you get the idea that iTunes...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      I really want to be clear on this: in the 1 month my ticket was open, I did not simply just sit there for a month biding my time. There was back and forth on the support ticket. I was given no indication in any way that I was being treated anything differently from a regular customer or that...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Gavin, I appreciate the time you are taking to write this statement.   But if you have watched the video and read the ticket, I have described the problem: after the unit has been on for some time, the LED starts to flicker. The unit will then send a popping noise through the headphone when...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Well of course I would be surprised if they decided to share the survey, but it never hurts to ask ;)   Technically according to the Indiegogo terms of service "Campaign Owners will respond promptly and truthfully to all questions posed to them by Indiegogo or any Contributor."
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Sorry, misspoke. I mean sharing this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/AR827KTu3t   That's where that response about the Beats Solo is coming from.
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Would you consider sharing your survey among the contributors just to arrest any question about the numbers and get a more accurate sample?
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Sure, looking forward to speaking with you.        No, the ticket was opened in the new support system. To be clear - I wasn't completely ignored. The ticket was assigned to Jody, and then to Manny, and then to Tami, and then 9 days ago to Michael, who finally sent me the RMA form last...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    So during the discussion last night, an RMA was arranged for me after I directly provided my support ticket number. Again, I originally submitted one support ticket and a forum post to see what an ordinary customer experience would be like. I had to go outside the support ticket system to...
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