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  1. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      That's some excellent engineering Jason. Hats off to you guys for taking the time and effort to manufacture something which will probably sound excellent at a reasonable price, but also to design it in such a way that it can be easily torn down for faster and more efficient repairability. One...
  2. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      If you want more bass and body, i would suggest going for the Airist Audio Heron 5. It makes the HE-560 sound fuller with better bass impact and smoother treble.
  3. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      Whatever you're comfortable with. It's not always possible to keep with that schedule. If you're hungry after that, you can eat something. It's automatic to keep to the schedule for me nowadays. Just try to keep a schedule for 2-3 days. After that it's easy.   If you have further queries...
  4. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      That's one of the benefits. But the main reason is to detoxify your body, so that you don't feel sick, parched or even nauseous when fasting. When i first fasted, i got cramps because i had eaten fried stuff the previous day. Eating healthy the previous day helps keep your cravings in check...
  5. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      You need to prepare for fasting. The day before fasting, stay well hydrated and avoid alcohol and eating heavy/oily/starchy food like steaks, chips etc. Also avoid or reduce salty food. This way you won't feel parched, hung-over or too queasy. As an additional step, i would suggest drinkng...
  6. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I fast because i find it very relaxing and stress reducing. I have always been lean and avoided starchy and processed foods in general. Growing up my mom was diabetic, which meant that all the food at home was as starch and sugar free as possible. Which is kind of a big deal as i am Indian and...
  7. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

        I have doing fasts since i was 14. I fast every Thursday and also after holidays in general. I do a 3 day fast twice a year. Really clears my head and body of junk. The funny thing for me is that after fasting, my body craves oil-free and healthy food even though i sometimes feel like...
  8. nicolo

    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    You do now that time exists only as a concept to human beings so that we can get things done. To the universe the concept of time is meaningless. LH Labs understands this and practices it. How can you even ask for a time-frame when time doesn't exist. They're trying to show you and all of us...
  9. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      The only other DAC/Amp combo i can think of which has both the tonality and power you require to drive is the iFi Micro iDSD. The iFi house sound is basically resolving, neutral to slightly warm. It also fits into your budget at $549 for the "Black" label edition of the iDSD. Link below:  ...
  10. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      Have a look at the below link. Its an integrated DAC/Amp offering tremendous sound and value. Best of all it has  dual AKM Veritas 4490 chips.   http://headfonics.com/2016/12/the-adi-2-pro-by-rme/
  11. nicolo

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    The wireless LS50s are perfect for me. I will be connecting them to the Fidelizer Nimitra Computer Audio Server i am planning to get shortly. What makes this server solution so attractive to me is that it has JPLAY streamer and DIRAC room correction, both of which i love.
  12. nicolo

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Just set up my home work space. Will be getting the new active LS50s soon. Seems to be great value with network streaming and in-built DAC and amplification.
  13. nicolo

    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    I am selling my mint condition X2s (original WOOX) headphones with a 21AWG Norne Audio OCC litz copper cable. PM if interested:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/826307/fs-only-mint-condition-fidelio-x2-norne-audio-4-foot-21awg-occ-litz-copper-cable
  14. nicolo

    Yamaha PRO Headphones.

    I am selling my largely unused Pro 500s. PM me if interested. Looking for $150 + shipping + Paypal fees. Comes with the original packaging and accessories.
  15. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      THe problem is it's been commandeered by my wife already. She's listening to Abba. I utterly loathe and hate ABBA!!
  16. nicolo

    iBasso DX100:24 bit for bit, PG 1> Reviews & Impressions, Downloads, VIDEO, NEW Firmware 1.4.2.

    I am selling my mint condition DX100. It comes in the original box with all the original accessories. I am also throwing in a free 1-foot Norne Audio SIlvergarde "S" pure OCC silver line-out cable with rhodium plated pins.    I am selling it mainly my wife ordered me too. Also my traveling...
  17. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I am very reluctantly selling my grill modded HE-560s (Focus A pads), along with a like-new balanced Draug v2 cable with black & brown sleeving, terminated in 4 pin XLR. I am also throwing a Draug v2 4 pin XLR to 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter for free. The listing is below:  ...
  18. nicolo

    Focal Elear and Utopia Review / Preview With Measurements - Head-Fi TV

    That's a pretty interesting ratio. Basically you're selling 3 Utopias for every 5 Elears, which is incredible as the Utopia is 4x the Elear's price. Wow!
  19. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      There's no such thing as business ethics. People have ethics, not organizations like private/public/for profit/non profit etc. Schiit's founders are ethical because they treat their employees fairly and they communicate transparently, not because they buy American parts. That's a personal...
  20. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      One of the best amps for the HE-560 and planar headphones is the Yulong A18. Since it's no longer manufactured, you could try to get it second hand on the for sale forum here or on ebay. It really makes the HE-560 shine and sound beautiful.I personally would go for a Schiit Bifrost or Gungnir...
  21. nicolo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      +1000   The Yulong A18 pairs magically with the HE-560.
  22. nicolo

    Philips Fidelio X2?!

      I have both the HE-560 and the X2. I wanted a fun and warmish headphone with great bass to complement my HE-560. To my ears it's a headphone with a sound profile where the treble, mids and bass are perfectly balanced, with a large soundstage and excellent detail retrieval. However you do need...
  23. nicolo

    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      Schiit only offers non-transferable warranties. What are you on about?
  24. nicolo

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      Yup right. Back to the regularly scheduled Schiit!
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