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  1. EagleWings

    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    @strider1007 , it really depends how bad the USB on your PC is. If it’s very noisy, you are better off powering the Modius using the power adapter. When I run it from my Mac, the sound quality isn’t as good as powering the Modius separately. But when I run it from my Shanling M6 without external...
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    ThieAudio Legacy 9

    Yea, the marketing is a bit misleading although, politically, they are not completely wrong either, as electrets do come under the electrostatic transducer family. So far, I have heard 4 IEMs with the Sonion ESTs and I doubt I can tell a Sonion EST apart from a BA tweeter, let alone perceive any...
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    ThieAudio Legacy 9

    You are mixing things up. What you are calling as an external voltage adapter is a step-up transformer, which takes the input signal and steps up the voltage for the stator. The transducer assembly (stator+diaphragm) is housed inside a BA like enclosure. But the transducer tech/type is still...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Not only is it not available in our country, but I wasn't even aware of its existence. I can't find it on Cayin's website either. Is it voiced to be on the warmer side like the N8, or the reference side like the iDAC-6?
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    To be fair though, I must also acknowledge the possibility that you actually did have a breakthrough in desktop audio, but still preferred IEMs over HPs.
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Our beliefs and opinions are based on our own experiences. So I can't convince you otherwise. But in my experience, even my EQed LCD-i4, which to me is a tier above some of the best IEMs, just doesn't come close to my desktop chain. You could go through 100 different gears and still not have a...
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Head-Fi is not a great place for desktop gear advice. I have seen many folks try headphones, get disappointed and move back to IEMs. It’s due to reasons like: A) A lot of sub-par sounding HP/gear getting a lot of hype B) Making purchase decisions based on measurements and chasing the...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Why isn't Cayin making a desktop DAC based on N8's DAC section? It's bloody good. I will literally shill for you guys if you make one.
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    Chord Hugo 2 vs desktop setup.

    It really comes down to these aspects: 1. the headphones 2. your preference If you are using a high impedance dynamic driver headphone (Sennheisers, ZMFs) or a power-demanding planar headphone (Abyss, HE6, Susvara, LCD4), it might be advisable to you use a suitable amp in the chain even if you...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Hey guys, when the Bifrost 2 is shipped domestically, is there an invoice included in the box either outside or inside? I am asking because, import duty that Indian Customs charges is high (~75%) and I am trying to use a shipping forwarding service. If there is no invoice included in the box, I...
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    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    While i4’s bass, transparency and imaging work in favor for gaming on the tactical front, it’s physical factors such as, the finicky fit and zero-isolation, distracts me from the game that, I prefer using the IE800S over the i4 for gaming.
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    McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier - $2400 + shipping

    This is an awesome amp. Pairs well with both planar as well has High-Z HPs. Please don't skip it because it doesn't have balanced out. It will crap on most of the balanced amps out there. GLWS.
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    Schiit Modius discussion - $199 balanced AK4493 DAC

    Some Initial Impressions from SE Out: Chain: MacBook (Jriver) > Modius (SE) > EC BW2 > HD800 (SDR+ Mods) Sonics: - From a high level, this is a very nice DAC for $200. No serious flaws or oddities. - The DAC’s highlight is the presentation and the resolution. It separates instruments very well...
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    Rockna Wavelight

    @Focux thanks for letting me know. That's a sweet price for this DAC. I just might take this route if and when I am ready. My only 2 concerns are, Indian customs charges 100% import duty and does not allow you to ship items like this overseas for repair, in case an issue were to arise.
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    WTB: 230V Schiit Bifrost 2

    As the title says, I am interested in buying a 230V version Schiit Bifrost 2. Pls let me know if you are planning on selling yours.
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Ah, the tiny Cowon made me think it was one of the larger Souverans. But @Toddy , how were you able to tell it was a M600?
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Nice. Is that an M800 or a 1000?
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Just when @Rockwell75 thought he was done, Ken Ball throws a curve ball:
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    DUNU LUNA - Impressions and Discussion

    @twister6 don't let these comments get you down. Number of Likes may not be a great indicator, but unfortunately, there is no counter to keep track of how many members have truly benefitted from your advise so far. And if there was one, you'd be on top. You don't have to prove anything to...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    @golov17 , Does the D3 have fuller or thinner mids than the T-dot?
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    flinkenick's 17 Flagship IEM Shootout Thread (and general high-end portable audio discussion)

    Did you guys know there is a new flagship from Oriolus by the name Trailli? The price? Don’t even ask..
  22. EagleWings

    would any of these 5 headphones be an upgrade to my lcd2 classics?

    - Dynamic HPs, particularly the high impedance dynamic HPs can be quite picky about the amps. Not that they are difficult to drive, but they sound more enjoyable on certain amps over the others. - The HD800 will be an upgrade in a few areas over the LCD2C, but you need the mods, a tube amp and...
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    (Sold) WTS: Rose Technics Maria earbuds

    @golov17 , how come you are selling it?
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