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  1. Starcruncher

    National Hearing Protection Month

    I'm a piano technician and wear earplugs (Ear Peace) for most of the piano tuning process. Only at the end for the fine tuning pass do I remove them. People think it's odd that I wear ear plugs, but hitting every note 10-20 times, often at forte or above, adds up. I need to protect my money makers!
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    There have been numerous comments about Atlas being heavy and prone to falling out of ears. Both points have merit. Weirdly, though, when using other iems, which are all much lighter weight, I feel something's lacking - it's kind of like...being naked. The heft of Atlas, for me, is an odd...
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    They're kind of a pain to get in the States, too.
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    NEW - Campfire Comet and Atlas

    In my respectful opinion, you're seeking far too many specifics. I concede that the Atlas' have a funny shape. However, I also believe that pursuing high end headphone rigs requires nuanced compromises. Maybe you need some custom tips. Chasing the dragon tip may just be frustrating. These IEMs...
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Treble: I've found Mojo to be a nice companion to Elex. It's the only DAC I've used with Elex, but I also had iFi Pro iCan for a while. In terms of treble, the iCan+Mojo vs. Mojo solo was, at most, minimal. I used both Elex cables with the iCan and only heard a little more soundstage and clarity.
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Is anyone using Elex with a DAP more than with a desktop system? If so, which DAPs and what are your thoughts on the pairings?
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    ifI iCan Pro - Impressions & Discussion

    All three headphones that I use(d) with this benefited noticeably from high gain: Grado PS1000, Senn HD600, and Focal Elex, which are technically diverse in their power requirements. I'm postulating that headphones generally perform best with more power, assuming that the power is good and...
  8. Starcruncher

    Grado Fan Club!

    Hey everyone. I have a nice pair of PS1000's (non-e) for sale here on Head-Fi. Great headphones, I just don't do much over-ear listening anymore. Thought I'd let the fan club know! Edit: I just read the above posts about not selling the PS1000's. I wish I had all your patience! I do hope these...
  9. Starcruncher

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    I'm going to sell my black 2Qute. It's in excellent condition. I thought to put it on here before the For Sale Forums. PM me if you're interested. The deal will be good, but I'm not desperate to let it go.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Welcome. First thing I recommend is to not read the entire thread. I mean, you can, obviously, but my goodness there are tangents and repeated questions galore. You surely know the basics of this device by now and using it with Mac and iOS is fairly simple. The best thing for time's sake is to...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Ah, ok. I saw similar prices. I thought something changed further. 300 - 350 is pretty fair IMO.
  12. Starcruncher

    DC Area Head-Fi Meet and End-of-Summer SchiitStorm! - August 12, 2017 - Gaithersburg, Maryland! - IMPRESSIONS

    I had a few good conversations here at my first meet. And I heard Utopia. Game over. Thanks, Jeff! (I'll never be truly happy again)
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    ifI iCan Pro - Impressions & Discussion

    I also put mine on +9dB even though my Grados are easy to drive. There is just something a bit better about that setting. I will never go past 9:30. My DAC outputs at 3V. That is also something to consider for listening volume.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Putting out a feeler post. Is there any interest in a package deal consisting of: Mojo iPod touch 128 GB, 6th gen Penon lighting to micro USB cable
  15. Starcruncher

    PS1000 Impressions Thread

    A well-timed post that reflects my developing preference. I thought I was missing something because the general consensus for Grado's is that tubes are the jam. Your experience with gear is much deeper than mine, but with the PS1000's and iFi iCan Pro, I prefer the SS over tube mode. Depending...
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    PS1000 Impressions Thread

    Has anyone found a way to increase the clamping force on these? I have bent the headband with mild results, but I would like quite a bit more pressure. These headphones are great, but sheesh, this is quite poorly designed.
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    Campfire Audio Vega (and Dorado and Lyra II) - Head-Fi TV

    Is there anywhere in Chicago where I can demo at least the Vega? Ideally I would like to try all three models, but Vega is the main interest.
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    Grado Aluminum Gimbals and Rodblocks. Finally found a place to buy them now. Just got mine. Photos included

    Do the rodblocks lock the gimbals in place or do they at least grip the gimbals more firmly than the original rodblocks?
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    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Does anyone know where I can find the wall wort for U.S. power outlets? I got 2Qute in a place with UK outlets, but am in the States for a while.
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    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    I think the light stays on the last sample rate that went into 2Qute
  21. Starcruncher

    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

      First, welcome to Head-Fi. I don't have this amp, and I won't fault you too hard for a noob question, but if you stick around, you will learn that gear pricing and the hierarchy of components are not so basic or linear. Your intuition that an amp should not cost more than the headphones is...
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    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

      I am interested also. They seem to have similar philosophies.
  23. Starcruncher

    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

        Mojo. Using Mojo with music-making software, there is almost no lag, like as low as 1.3 ms depending on sample rate. I'm guessing that's important for gaming. Plus, it sounds really good.   Edit: It has a battery, but can be plugged in for power too.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    The blue light probably indicates that your phone is upsampling. I don't use Android products, but this seems to be a common occurrence on them. The interesting thing is that you like it. I only say that because people tend to try and avoid upsampling. If you're digging it, no need to think...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    This unravelng thread :/
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