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  1. zachary80

    The Stax Thread III

    Thank you for posting this mod. I love that the Stax actually has some bass now (I did it to my L300 Limited). Have you experimented with different gaps in the seal? I am hearing some slight boominess/bloatedness in the upper bass or to midbass on some tracks. It just doesn't sound as clean as...
  2. zachary80

    Albuquerque, NM meet - June 29 2019

    Glad if I can help. I have the 3.5mm and Lightning for the Sine but no lightning source to use there. I'm hoping the new lightning to USB-C adapter anker released sells in black soon
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    Albuquerque, NM meet - June 29 2019

    I should be good for the following: Audeze LCD2C Audeze Mobius Audeze Sine Grado SR60e Sennheiser HD58XJ Stax L300 w/ L500 pads Stax L300 Limited Edition Fiio BTR3 Massdrop THX AAA 789 Schiit Modi Multibit Stax SRM252s Topping D50 Topping DX3 Pro Topping NX4 DSD
  4. zachary80

    ***SOLD*** LCDi-4

    You might be surprised, the iSine20 is totally useable in an office environment. Good luck with sale
  5. zachary80

    FiiO, Schiit, & Stax

    ITEMS NO LONGER FOR SALE FiiO E09k and E17 Alpen $130 Price for both as E17 docks into E09k. Good condition, verified authentic when purchased (first owner) Schiit Fulla 2 $SOLD Good condition with a few cosmetic scratches, barely used, first owner Stax L300 with L500 pads. SRM-252S with...
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    FiiO, Schiit, & Stax

    ITEMS NO LONGER FOR SALE FiiO E09k and E17 Alpen $130 Price for both as E17 docks into E09k. Good condition, verified authentic when purchased (first owner) Schiit Fulla 2 $SOLD Good condition with a few cosmetic scratches, barely used, first owner Schiit Modi 2 Multibit (Mimby) $215 (Very...
  7. zachary80

    Audeze EL8, Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee, Stax L300 w/ 500 pads

    ITEMS NO LONGER FOR SALE Audeze EL-8 Open $SOLD Like new with box, verified authentic when purchase (first owner). Barely used Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee + fabric bag $140 Like new condition with box and adapter, only used a couple hours, first owner Stax L300 with L500 pads. SRM-252S with...
  8. zachary80

    AMB Labs M3 Amp Versus Competition

    Was your comparison of the M3 to the Jot including a Sigma11? Right now I still have my trusty Elpac    Thanks
  9. zachary80

    Schiit Fulla 2 Impressions Thread

    Have you double-checked your wiring paths? Cables should cross perpendicularly if possible. I've heard what you describe (with other hardware), and I don't think changing your PSU would fix it.   My suggestion would be to try a different mouse, a choked (ferrite bead) USB cable for your...
  10. zachary80

    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Interestingly, with actual testing, I've found that the volume output of my Audeze headphones is actually closer to my hd650. I assume that is due to the unreported sensitivity rating.   At the same time, I am leaning more towards the Modi Multibit to just compliment my M3 rather than jumping...
  11. zachary80

    Schiit Fulla 2 Impressions Thread

    Maybe I don't understand your issue, but I don't believe you need OTG implementation if your phone has USB-C. I use a simple Cable Matters USB 2.0 Type C (USB-C) to Mini B (Mini USB) to connect my Fiio E17 to my Pixel.
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    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    That's good to hear about it becoming intuitive with use. I'd really like to demo one in person because something about it just isn't "clicking" with me. With respect to the size, I was thinking more about amplifiers and their power supplies, having seen the internals of some of the other...
  13. zachary80

    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    I have never heard a Chord Mojo, but if a small form factor can apply equal sound as a larger, what compromises are being made? Are full-sized components purposely using large enclosures and charging extra mark-up?   My other issue with the Chord is I do not like its design. I think it looks...
  14. zachary80

    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    I use a Windows PC I built, oldest part is a few years old, solid psu with a UPS (pure sinewave), motherboard outputs optical and analog. (Mobo Asrock z97 killer with Realtek ALC1150   I can also use an old turtle beach audio advantage micro for optical, or my ps3/xbox one. May also use with...
  15. zachary80

    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Thanks everyone for the input so far.
  16. zachary80

    Amp/DAC options up to ~$500

    Headphones used will be HD650, El-8, and Sr60e, so I would like adjustable gain and a neutral sound signature. I am expecting most of my use to be via USB input, but optical would be a nice option. Additionally, having a line out that I can send to my speaker amplifier would be nice as well. I...
  17. zachary80

    AMB Labs M3 Amp Versus Competition

    I'm curious about this as well
  18. zachary80

    DAC Dying/Dead?

    My latest setup has my Musical Fidelity X-Dac connected to my PC over S/PDIF, and has been working fine. Yesterday when I powered up my headphone amp (the DAC is always on from the included wall-wart power supply), I heard a moderately loud buzz/hum with distorted audio, similar to whenever a...
  19. zachary80

    Recommend me some closed cans, up to £600

    Any luck? I'm looking for something similar. I really like the sound of my open EL-8, but the reviews on the closed are very negative
  20. zachary80

    Looking for a more comfortable SR-60e replacement

    Am currently trying out the Sennheiser hd414 pads. A slight improvement but mostly the same issues.   I'll give this one last bump. To clarify I'd look at models up to about $400 with a similar sound signature if they had vastly improved ergonomics. 
  21. zachary80

    Looking for a more comfortable SR-60e replacement

    Was really hoping I could justify the Vixen as that seems like an awesome idea. Then got to the price...$450...started to feel like I shouldn't. Oh and that doesn't include the drivers, so we're actually looking at headphones that start at $685. Too bad. I'd need a lot of time with them to...
  22. zachary80

    FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought

    Quote: Did you get this worked out? I haven't ever had problems running it from my PS3 slim via optical. Are you sending video over hdmi? If you need me to I can hook it up again and look through all my settings.
  23. zachary80

    FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought

    Received a new E17 Monday and so far, I am pretty impressed with it. Sound quality is good (can't say any more without listening longer), and I love the flexibility -- I'm using it mostly to replace my Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro which was adequate enough for usb->optical, and also for...
  24. zachary80

    Seeking Budget HT Advice

    Quote:   I've had them in 4 different setups - different rooms, 7.1 in the bigger two, 5.1 in the smaller. I do measure and try to set it up based on my constraints, using information like given...
  25. zachary80

    Soundcard with quality 5.1 optical out

    My motherboard is pretty basic, only analog audio out.   Here is another question: How well do the ATI Radeon cards pass audio over HDMI? If my receiver is decoding the signal anyway then a soundcard might be redundant
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