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  1. KickAssChewGum

    Effect Audio cables thread

    I have extensively tested all the Effect Audio range with the Solaris and by far the best pairing is the Janus Dynamic.
  2. KickAssChewGum

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    I own both (amongst many other Noble offerings) and I would say that the Encore has a significantly different sound (particularly in the lower and higher ends as well as the imaging, placement and separation). The K10 is a classic but the Encore is a masterpiece. Add a cable like the Effect...
  3. KickAssChewGum

    CanJam SoCal 2019 Impressions thread

    No. I think I maybe made a mistake in not trying different tips, now that you mention it.
  4. KickAssChewGum

    CanJam SoCal 2019 Impressions thread

    Loads of great stuff at Canjam Socal. Best IEMs I heard were the new 64 audio unnamed flagship. Really spectacular. Close runners up were the Jomo Audio Trinity, the TOTL hybrid SoftEars (Moondrop) and the Shozy x AAW Pola 39. Was surprisingly not a huge fan of the Noble Khan. I'm a huge...
  5. KickAssChewGum

    CanJam SoCal 2019 Impressions thread

    Thanks for a great Canjam guys! Your hard work is much appreciated by many! Cant wait for London!
  6. KickAssChewGum

    Effect Audio cables thread

    I think it really depends what IEM you are pairing with them. They are both spectacular cables. The Basso is amazing on my U18ts and the Dynamic is amazing on my Solarises. Unfortunately I could only afford one but I sure wish I could have both.
  7. KickAssChewGum

    Effect Audio cables thread

    Honestly, the Janus Dynamic was the better pairing with the Andromeda for me and an absolutely superb pairing with the Solaris too. I even commented to Eric that it was as if the Janus Dynamic was created specifically for the Solaris. It will undoubtedly be my next Effect Audio purchase (apart...
  8. KickAssChewGum

    Effect Audio cables thread

    I had the great pleasure of meeting Eric at Canjam Socal and getting to try out the whole range of cables with multiple IEMs (U18t, Solaris, Katana, Encore and Andromeda). He was incredibly accommodating and it was so great to hear his thoughts on all the best pairings for each IEM (which were...
  9. KickAssChewGum

    64 Audio B-Stock Sale 30% Off

    When do you think there might be another B-stock sale?
  10. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Yes. I’ve listened extensively to both the regular SP1000M and the Gold variant. The Gold is definitely warmer but still VERY detailed. It’s a slightly richer (and, dare I say, fuller) sound than the standard SP1000M. The Gold is my preferred signature of the two by far and, paired with the...
  11. KickAssChewGum

    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    Could you please send me a link to the previous firmware. Thanks.
  12. KickAssChewGum

    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    By the way, in Safe Mode, the same thing happens except the message on screen is "Bluetooth has stopped" whilst the endless on/off cycle plays out,
  13. KickAssChewGum

    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    The latest update keeps disconnecting bluetooth, then reconnecting, then disconnecting on an endless cycle. The error message "com.android.bluetooth keeps stopping" giving you the options to "open app again" or "close" app. Clicking either does nothing to stop this endless cycle. @Joe Bloggs...
  14. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Thanks for the suggestion but it’s definitely an official Samsung charger as it was purchased at an official Samsung store. My SP1000M’s symptoms seem to be those of a faulty battery (which was clearly the problem with my previous one) but it seems like crazy bad luck to have two in a row from...
  15. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Appreciate the guidance but the charger that I am already using is to the specs quoted by A&K so it shouldn’t be a problem. And I am using the supplied cable too.
  16. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Here's the charger. Bought from a Samsung store in the UK. Definitely not a counterfeit.
  17. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    It's an official Samsung charger so definitely not a counterfeit charger.
  18. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I've also just noticed that, after charging to 100% last night and immediately switching it off, I have now switched the Sp1000m back on and it has drained to 85%.
  19. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hi Jason. I am using a charger exactly as per the recommended specs. I had one SP1000m die on me after a few days. Literally just switched off and wouldn't restart. Thinking it had maybe just run out of juice, I charged it and it very soon got so hot that I could barely touch it. I took it back...
  20. KickAssChewGum

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hi there. Quick question... My SP1000m gets pretty damn hot while charging. Is this normal?
  21. KickAssChewGum

    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

    Actually, I think you'all find that it's a faulty balanced port on the R6 rather than the balanced cable. I have the same problem and tested it with 4 different cables, all replicating the issue. I have DM'd @Joe Bloggs about the issue but have not heard back from him yet.
  22. KickAssChewGum

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    I'm super impressed by the Noble EDC Bells. For the price point they are nothing short of outstanding. Such a fun listen. Well done to The Wizard and Brannan for yet another fantastic addition to an already astonishing range of IEMs.
  23. KickAssChewGum

    Noble Audio Holiday Giveaway! & Fire Relief

    1) 120,567 2) 124,873 3) 129,207
  24. KickAssChewGum

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    I don't often contribute to these forum's but I feel the need to jump to Brannan's defence on this one. My experience with Noble could not be further from what you describe. In fact, when I eventually met Brannan in person yesterday at CanJam London, I made a point of complimenting him on the...
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