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  1. ThomasHK

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Questions for the Qutest users. I'm a huge H2 fan, but unfortunately the TT2 is our of my price range. Are people running these with good amps while listening on IEMs. I would be very interested to hear about the best stacks people have landed on for this use case (IEM use focused). Cheers!
  2. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    In that case it makes more sense. I very nearly sold my dx300 when I got it with the amp11.1 (you can find my earlier posts here if you're curious). Luckily for my taste the amp11.2 was a lot better.
  3. ThomasHK

    ThieAudio Signature Series Tribrid IEMs

    Got the Monarch mk2 last week. Man... I'm in love with this iem. Great tuning and timbre, huge potential for scaling (listened with TT2 for a few hours today and was absolutely blown away), strong on technicalities. A very easy recommendation. Top spot for me.
  4. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Yeah I'm not about to pour more money into it, I'm actually happy with the amp11.2, thr comments here lauding the amp12 made me curious, but it doesn't wow me in any aspect. I can understand if you really need the extra power though.
  5. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Well, put me in the camp that prefers amp11.2 over amp12. I'm an IEM user first and it's not doing anything noticeably better and one thing noticeably worse. Today I had the opportunity to do an extensive listening session with my dx312, my Hugo 2 and a TT2 (oh my God... my wallet was getting...
  6. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    All you guys with dx300/dx312 need (NEED) to try the Thieaudio Monarch MK2. END OF BROADCAST
  7. ThomasHK

    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    dx312 Monarch MK2
  8. ThomasHK

    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    dx312 PP8 with new Onso cable (Onso: Japanese brand, made in Japan, great build, minimal styling, comfortable and low impedance, not sure why people don't rave about these more).
  9. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Yeah, powering off basically makes ABing impossible.
  10. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Amp12 arrived. Any risk in hot swapping different amp modules or should I power on/off every time?
  11. ThomasHK

    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Classic Drum'n'Bass dx300 feeding into Hugo 2 qdc Gemini Single malt Good night
  12. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    I must be blind, I cannot for the life of me find the info of these different mods on the NP forum. Someone please PM me. Thanks 👍
  13. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    I'm looking for people that have spent significant time listening to the DX220, DX300 in all amp modes and the SP2000, it's your opinion I'm looking for . I am interested in buying a very low cost second hand SP2000 that I've come across in my area. I've always been an absolute fan of the...
  14. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Any amp12 users can feedback on what the experience for amp12 with pure IEM use is like? Any negatives?
  15. ThomasHK

    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    OK, Arya noob here. How can you tell difference between difference Aryas? I see mention of V2 and V3 but Hifiman website makes non mention of such thing. How big is/what is the difference with the Stealth Magnet Version? Thanks in advance!
  16. ThomasHK

    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    I haven't followed the SW developments too closely so I'm out of the loop. Would someone be so kind to tell me The good news The bad news The unacceptable, ie for make or break decisions Thanks in advance.
  17. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Not been following for a while. Who can summarize the general agreement on amp12 vs amp11mk2? IEM use only
  18. ThomasHK

    FiiO M15: Under what usage scenarios is the hardware leveraged?

    Both. The DAC converts the incoming digital audio stream to analog before the amplification stage. All audio on your device will go through this process IF using a wired connection. For BT the digital audio streams gets transcoded to another digital audio stream that can be sent over BT...
  19. ThomasHK

    FiiO M15: Under what usage scenarios is the hardware leveraged?

    Any time you use BT headphones, it will not use the DAC. Any time you plug in wired headphones, it will use the DAC.
  20. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    Spotify owns the streaming market. They're the biggest by a long shot (2x the size of the next competitor, Apple Music). If you think they're going to pay MQA a fee for every stream, you're out of your mind. They call the shots here. Tidal latched onto MQA because it gave them a marketing...
  21. ThomasHK

    Astell & Kern - Zero Customer service. Beware

    I understand this is highly frustrating, but it's not AK's fault. They built an audio player with an SOC running a skinned version of Android (same as 90% of other DAP companies). The age of the SOC will limit what version of Android is supported. If Tidal then stops supporting certain APIs for...
  22. ThomasHK

    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !

    There is a global shortage of semiconductors. Reduced reduction in production due to COVID early 2020 followed by a larger than expected demand in consumer electronics from the second half of the year has effected the whole industry, even beyond consumer electronics (into automotive industry).
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