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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    I have been hearing the local radio station when at low volume. It's loud enough that it's both noticeable and distracting, I can recognize the song playing. Unplugging my RCA cables doesn't help. Sounds like I might need to build a faraday cage to put the amp in? I can't think of any other way...
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    ZMF Verite Open

    I'm curious how the Verite will stack up against the Caldera for that same type of music.
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    ZMF Verite Open

    The Verite will be better for those, especially electronic. I have the same music taste and the Verite is great for EDM. The sub bass is fantastic!
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    The Signature has been my main amp for a while now, and I finally got a different amp to compare to. All this time I thought my hearing in my left ear was slightly off because the left channel always sounded quieter, but on this other new amp it sounds balanced. I'm even using the Signature as...
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    After having more time to listen to the QS with the Gold Lion tubes, I've noticed that it's a little "hot" up top - some highs are especially piercing on my ZMF Verite. Is this what is referred to as "tube glare"? Perhaps the Beryllium driver is especially sensitive to the harmonics generated up...
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    Since I have a headphone measurement rig I decided to throw the ZMF Verite's on and compare the raw frequency response of my iFi Signature to the Quicksilver (with the Gold Lion tubes). I expected some deviation but the result surprised me: Exactly the same! (Brown & Blue line) It's crazy...
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    ZMF Verite Open

    I've owned my Verite African Blackwood for about a year now; a year which I've spent much of listening to it on my iFi Signature. I've really loved it on that amp, fantastic punch and bass extension, incredible details, etc. After spending the last year reading everyone say "you gotta listen to...
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    Gold Lion 12AX7s just came in (now paired with my Gold Lion 84s), the highs are brought up vs the Mullards and it's noticeably punchier. It tightened up the bass even more so it's very close to my iFi Signature. Still not as "3D" as the original JJ/ Mullard tube combo, though that might be...
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    Good idea! It's a ZMF silver cable, looks like I can buy a custom cable pack and make my own: https://shop.zmfheadphones.com/products/diy-zmf-cable-pack The tough part is I'll have to source my own 1/4 inch female connector, which seems particularly hard to find.
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    The 1/4" connector is pretty serious on the Quicksilver. Compared to everything else I have, it REALLY holds on tight, it takes significantly more force to plug and unplug my headphones, which I do ever time I listen. It's tight to the point where I'm concerned about excessive wear to my...
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    Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amplifier any opinions?

    That's great to hear, now I'm doubly excited for them! I also ordered the Brimer 12AT7s CV455s before I reached out to Mike and also ordered the 12AT7 Gold Lion's - even though Mike said not to use 12AT7s, is that likely because they aren't "optimal" given the amp specifications or is there a...
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    ZMF Verite Open

    Looking at my VO, it appears like the holes on top of it are perfect for having loose hairs fall into. Thankfully it doesn't look like there's a way for them to make it into the driver. (My HD6XX has a hair stuck inside that vibrates at low frequencies, now I'm paranoid about it happening to any...
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    ZMF Verite Open

    Oh yeah, it's smudge city when you shine a bright light on it. Otherwise it looks fine in normal light. Maybe someday I'll build a clean room that I'll suit up to enter, only my ears exposed, so these headphones are preserved forever.
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    I would love to try the Utopia someday, very cool! Yep I got them through the HiFiMan official Amazon store a week after the stealth magnets came out. Even then support wouldn't help me. Maybe someday in the distant future when I've forgiven them I'll try another pair. The sub bass was amazing...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    Thanks for sharing your journey, I feel like these need more burn in than most due to how much driver excursion they have. Within Focal it sounds like you're looking for that Utopia sound, which I've heard has less bass/ slam but more detail. I recently got the Arya v3s (stealth magnet) and...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    After half a year of listening to music the Clear Mg, specifically looking for tracks that sound especially impressive on it in particular, I've landed on my winner. The album Inner G by Zebbler Encanti Experience is the most amazing sounding technical marvel I've heard so far on these. The...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    If your Mg is exactly like the one I had with the ultrasonic issue, here's what I ran to help alleviate it (Equalizer APO with Peace): That said... even with this the issue didn't completely go away (but was much improved). I get the sense that it's not simply the diaphragm being extra...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    Either there was quite a big swing in unit variation (which there definitely could be), or this is audiophile comedy gold. I swear, if you give half of the "professional reviewers" out there two pieces of identical equipment in different colors they'll happily tell you how they each of them...
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    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    All this talk of power levels and IE match.... What is the advantage of say... Eco power mode with no IEmatch at 90db - vs - Turbo power mode with Ultra Sensitivity IEmatch at 90db? It seems to me you're maxing out the gain stage only to "waste" the power through a resistor to achieve the same...
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    I'm having a tough time deciding between the VO and the VC as a replacement to my HiFiMan Arya and a compliment to my Focal Clear MG. I'm getting rid of the Arya due to QC issues and on principal (after their support was unwilling to help me). That said, I absolutely love the sound, especially...
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    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    Just got them (V3 with Stealth Magnets) in! I immediately threw them on the EARS rig and that was the result. I measured multiple times and even swapped them around to the other mics which produced the same result. What's with that 3.5hz dip on the left channel? -6db vs right...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    Does anyone recommend anything as a headband protector considering that the headband can't be replaced like the ear pads? I'm considering making my own that matches the headphone if there aren't other options.
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    On the metallic shimmering that some talk about.... (including the GoldenSound review of the MG), some have it and some don't. I've listened to 3 MGs now, and only 1 of them had this issue which was the defective set. It's a shame because I'd love to hear GoldenSound re-review it without this...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    Without personally having listened to the original Clear, I wouldn't at all call the MG warm like my HD650. Certain songs even sound overly bright on my MG's. I would call out that I currently have a very recent shipment of MG's. I had to send back my first one that I got right after they first...
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    Focal Clear Mg Review & Measurements

    I replaced my Clear MG with a new one (from the latest shipment) because the original pair had a channel balance issue. The new pair sounds noticeably brighter so I measured it as well, and it sure is! New one is the lighter line: I'm curious which one is closer to the "correct" one, and how...
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