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  1. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: Momentum True Wireless

    Is it my imagination or has touch responsiveness improved with the latest firmware update?
  2. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: Momentum True Wireless

    Same. I deleted the app and redownloaded it. Now it works.
  3. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: HDV 820 Digital Amplifier

    Yeah, no word MQA support or native macOS DSD drivers since being hinted two years ago. I'm not hopeful at this point.
  4. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: Momentum True Wireless

    Agreed. Sometimes it seems like the MTW was designed by two people working in parallel, one on the wireless/power electronics and one on the audio components, who only discovered they’d have to compromise too late in the game to offer a cohesive consumer electronics experience. I hope this...
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    Sennheiser Q&A: Momentum True Wireless

    Sennheiser has never claimed that the power drain issue was fixed because they’re essentially saying it is by design. See their most recent comments in this forum. I understand why people are peeved at the case-drain behavior but, to me, the tradeoff allowing instant-on and amazing sound...
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    Comment by 'winterhalter' in item 'Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless'

    Well, I got a pair today and have verified they are using AAC on both iOS and macOS. And they sound great.
  7. winterhalter

    Beoplay E8

    I just got the E8 2.0 and the latest firmware listed in the iOS app is 5.3.0. Did they remove 5.6.0? Bass and subbass are pretty tight but lacks midrange and there’s siblance on the high end. There’s less noise isolation than I expected which is non-optimal for train commutes. Very comfortable...
  8. winterhalter

    Meet the Sennheiser HD 820

    Phone + DAC: I use the HD820 with my iFi xDSD and love it; buckets of power and no problem driving it in s-balanced mode. DAP: My FiiO M9 is too anemic and struggles to drive them with "Balance Boost" turned on. Not recommended. I'm sure a Walkman or an A&K could do 'em justice.
  9. winterhalter

    CanJam NYC 2019 Impressions Thread

    The Beyerdynamic USA twitter account responded to my inquiry about US availability of the Lagoon ANC today: "Stay tuned! Details coming next week."
  10. winterhalter

    Sony NW-ZX300

    The Beyerdynamic USA twitter account responded to my inquiry about US availability of the Lagoon ANC today: "Stay tuned! Details coming next week."
  11. winterhalter

    FiiO M9 , Android based Hi-Res smart DAP with 3.5/2.5 powerful output|AKM4490 X2 |WiFi|aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA(LHDC)|USB DAC|USB AUDIO OUT

    Not sure what you mean regarding the circle/cross symbol. Can you do a screenshot? “Balanced Boost” is a gain adjustment. Crude and ugly but I’ve been surprised by how good it sounds within the context of the dual-AKs: I don’t like how the M9 sounds on its own single-ended. Mushy. The op-amp...
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    FiiO M9 , Android based Hi-Res smart DAP with 3.5/2.5 powerful output|AKM4490 X2 |WiFi|aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA(LHDC)|USB DAC|USB AUDIO OUT

    Yes, but it struggles quite a bit if you run them balanced. But "Balance Boost" sounds pretty good so no worries.
  13. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: HDV 820 Digital Amplifier

    Sennheiser, are DSD drivers for macOS and MQA support on the way?
  14. winterhalter

    Node 2i and Audeze

    You'd need a separate amp. The Node 2i is basically transport-only.
  15. winterhalter

    Nuforce HEM Discussion & Impressions

    They are fun and warm with a lot of punch but I wouldn't call them reference-quality or transparent mostly due to the poor BA crossovers. I can see why they never caught on. The accessories are great and they're very comfortable but overpriced for what you get.
  16. winterhalter

    Sennheiser Q&A: HDV 820 Digital Amplifier

    I would like to use my new HDV 820 with Tidal Masters. Any updates on support for MQA?
  17. winterhalter

    CanJam NYC 2019 Impressions Thread

    Right? I used to be a Shure fan but I don't even know what they're (not) doing anymore.
  18. winterhalter

    CanJam NYC 2019 Impressions Thread

    Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC update: I just saw an email from Beyerdynamic on Reddit indicating a mid-April drop for the USA. Fingers crossed.
  19. winterhalter

    Meet the Sennheiser HD 820

    What's the best place to order HD 820 replacement parts online? I'd like to refresh the stock ear pads + headband but the Sennheiser site isn't exactly user-friendly for locating parts. (I got the Dekoni Elite Hybrids for the 800 but they're terrible: They move my ears too far from the drivers...
  20. winterhalter

    FiiO M6-FiiO releases the new firmware 1.0.2 for M6

    A Bluetooth pair to the Apple Watch would be great for controlling the M9 during commuting or skiing. Any plans for this? :L3000:
  21. winterhalter

    Nuforce HEM Discussion & Impressions

    I prefer a neutral sound so the strong bass out of the HEM8 feels like a bit too much at first listen. I'm currently using the SE braided cable out of a Fiio M9 which may be part of the problem; the M9's unbalanced output is not very good. I'm rewiring for balanced and giving it another try on...
  22. winterhalter

    iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

    I see above that iFi has no comment on LDAC at this time. (That would be amazing!) My xDSD, too, has both the Bluetooth reset bug and the on/off disappearing audio bug mentioned above. Not a huge deal but it is a bit annoying.
  23. winterhalter

    iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

    "Different digital filters are available for PCM & DSD. For listening enjoyment, we recommend the transient optimized minimum-phase 'Listen' filter but feel free to choose the frequency response optimised ‘Measure' filter." I can't tell the difference between the two but I've only begun playing...
  24. winterhalter

    iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

    Most of this is a 6.35mm to XLR4 Sukira cable plus other stuff I had laying around.
  25. winterhalter

    iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

    Thanks for the confirmation! I'm making a custom 3.5mm to Neutrik XLR4 for my Focal Elex and made the mistake of thinking it'd be the same as the 2.5mm balanced TRRS. Will update with progress. UPDATE: The imaging, the depth, the fullness of the Elex with the balanced cable makes a huge...
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