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  1. TexasBuck

    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    I never had any sibilance issues. I found the cable provided any extra layer or detail and opened up the sound more. I loved the HD800s before but the 3C cable took them to even even higher level of performance.
  2. TexasBuck

    Massdrop x Noble X Universal IEMs Review / Preview

    I'm one of the posters here that has complained about fit. I stumbled on a solution which works with the tips that come with the Noble X: All I have to do is leave the wires dangling from my ears instead of draped over my ears. For some reason, when the wires are over my ears, it pops the...
  3. TexasBuck

    Massdrop x Noble X Universal IEMs Review / Preview

    I'm using the single-flange silicone ear tips (L). I think of a "fun" sounding sig as a V where something is added and something else is taken away. I don't really hear anything extra being added or anything being taken away, other than harshness. The X's do have good bass, but I don't think...
  4. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    I have an older model Violectric (HPA 181) and it works great with the XC. It really brings out the planner bass thump. The V280 has even more power and likely the same neutral tuning. Should be a great choice.
  5. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    Mine sounded really bright to the point it was just a harsh glare that made them really difficult to listen to. I tried many things. Vegan pads: Which helped a small bit. A warm copper cable helped more than I expected. The ultimate solution was I switched out my bright/analytical Burson...
  6. TexasBuck

    Your Favorite Albums Released In 2017

    It's that time of year again. The top album's of 2017 lists are starting to come out. What does your list look like? Here's mine: 1) Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life 2) Slow Dive - Slow Dive 3) Desperate Journalist - Grow Up 4) Spoon - Hot Thoughts 5) Queens of the Stone Age - Villians 6)...
  7. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    The XC's are very resolving and detailed. If anything, a touch on the bright side, but with tremendous tight bass. I actually had a lot of problems with harshness and brightness when I paired the XC's with a bright/analytical DAC/Amp combo. With a more neutral amp, the XC's sound fantastic to...
  8. TexasBuck

    Yulong DA9

    Curiosity got the best of me. I ended up adding a Violectric HAP V181 amp to the DA9. I think I've found, at least my intermediate term endgame system. The V181 adds a bit more punch and dynamics to the DA9, which I already loved. Was wondering what volume level I should be at on the DA9...
  9. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    I find the vegan pads are more comfortable because they are softer and give more. Less pressure on the ears.
  10. TexasBuck

    Yulong DA9

    I downloaded the DA9 driver, not the 256. I wasn't sure what the 256 was and now that I know, I really don't have a need for that. Regardless if this fix works or not, the sound on the DA9 is worth some inconveniences. I'm really blown away by it on a nightly basis. By far my favorite rig...
  11. TexasBuck

    Yulong DA9

    I took the plunge on the DA9 and have been listening over the weekend. Initial impressions are extremely favorable. The sound stage and airiness are reminiscent of my old D18/A18 combo but the DA9 is on a much higher level. The D18/A18 made just about everything sound good but a fair amount...
  12. TexasBuck

    SOLD - Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso (V1 - 4Watt Version) W/Sabre DAC-ES9018

    ***SOLD*** - Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso (V1 - 4Watt Version) W/Sabre DAC-ES9018 The DAC is very detailed and revealing. The amp is 4 Watts and will drive just about anything with authority. It's a heavy piece of equipment with the best build quality I've seen. I've enjoyed it for about a...
  13. TexasBuck

    SOLD- Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso V1 W/SABRE DAC-ES9018

    ***SOLD*** For Sale - Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso (V1 - 4Watt Version) W/Sabre DAC-ES9018 The DAC is very detailed and revealing. The amp is 4 Watts and will drive just about anything with authority. It's a heavy piece of equipment with the best build quality I've seen. I've enjoyed it...
  14. TexasBuck

    SOLD - Beyerdynamic T5p Gen2 For Sale- Fantastic Condition!

    Greetings, For sale: Beyerdynamic T5p Gen2. Asking $650 net to you. (Includes PayPal fees and shipping) I acquired them in Mar 2016, in like new condition, from a fellow Head-Fi member. (He bought them directly from Beyerdynamic) I've treated them with gentle care since. The only...
  15. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    My XC's with the stock cable were overly bright and the treble was just a distorted mess on some recordings. Clarity was awful at times. It was so bad, I was contemplating selling my headphones or having them checked out by Audeze to make sure they weren't faulty. With the 3C Cardas cable...
  16. TexasBuck

    Massdrop x Noble X Universal IEMs Review / Preview

    Thanks for the recommendation. Just ordered a pair. I'll report back after I've had a chance to test them out a bit.
  17. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    Good point.  Agree. My XC's also depend on the recording.
  18. TexasBuck

    New Beyerdynamic T5p 2nd generation

    It depended on the Dac/Amp combo for me.  With my Yulung A18/D18 combo (warm and forgiving), I preferred the LCD-2 pre-fazor.  With my Burson Conductor/Virtuoso (Analytical), I preferred the  T5p.2.  The LCD2's sounded about the same on both systems, but the T5p.2 went to another level on the...
  19. TexasBuck

    Charleston Cable Company Headphone Cables and Interconnects

    Another satisfied customer of C3 Audio...and then some.  I recently traded out my Audeze pre-fazor LCD-2 for a 2016 Audeze XC since I needed a closed phone.  However, the XC had overly bright, harsh treble that took away clarity and distorted many recordings.  I tried swapping the standard pads...
  20. TexasBuck

    Double Helix Cable Molecule 2.0 Litz OCC for HD800 and HD800S

    For Sale:  Double Helix Cable (DHC) Molecule 2.0 Litz OCC Copper Headphone Cable for Sennheiser HD800 or HD800S.   8' length, Eidolic gold 6.3mm plug with red carbon fiber.   I acquired this cable just a couple months ago from a fellow Head-Fi'er. It's in excellent condition.  It has good...
  21. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    Unfortunately, my DAC/Amp only has a 1/4" connection so I'm not sure about the 4 pin balanced cable.  I do know the singled ended cable I had for my LCD-2's was more than adequate, and I think the XC cable is the same one.
  22. TexasBuck

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    Yes.  That is it.  Warning though, I have a feeling my stock cable was flawed.  I believe the C3 cable to be of high quality and an excellent value for the price.  However, I doubt very much I would have seen this kind of dramatic improvement if there wasn't something wrong with my stock cable...
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