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    FiiO multi-channel TV digital to analog convertor-D07 will on the market

    Bump. as I am also looking for the same info - between D03K and D07 are the dac chips and output opamps same ?
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    SPDIF -> Apple 30 pin - does such a connector/adapter exist ?

    I have the Pure i-20 ipod dock and I feel the dac in it is pretty good so I was wondering if there was a way to use that as a regular dac for other sources ? the only input on the dock is the ipod 30pin connector. So one would need some kind of an adapter that converts from spdif to the apple 30...
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    Pure i-20 dock - should ipod/iphone volume work ?

    I have a Pure i-20 dock that I using with a 4th gen ipod touch and am still not clear whether I should expect the volume control slider on the device (ipod, iphone) to work or not. Because sometimes it does work like a normal volume control and sometimes it just doesn't. When I say it doesn't I...
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    Macbook Pro v/s Air - question about Line IN and DAC

    Hi, I am considering purchasing a Macbook Air or Pro (current versions) and still deciding between the two. Something that would help me decide would be answers to the following questions -   Does the Air and Pro both have a "Stereo Line IN" option ? I am not asking about a Mic In. I am...
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    MX581 alternative earbud (not iem)

    I have a pair of MX581 and they work great for me. I like the sound and more importantly they are a good fit in my ears (small). I have tried many other earbuds they become uncomfortable (too big) for me after just a few minutes of listening. Even the apple headphones that came with my 4th gen...
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    Frequency response and distortion measurements of 4 earbuds

    I got all these headphones while searching for a good earbud. After listening to them I thought I'd measure them and see if my subjective impressions match with objective measurements or not.   First is just a basic frequency reponse comparison - JBL Tempo (Magenta) JVC 150 Gumy (Yellow)...
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    Is there a general 'headphone' cable ?

    Thanks. I will check what is the thickness/diameter on those although I can get some idea about the relative size as compared to the pin, from the picture. but yeah if it works out thats exactly what I am looking for.   Senn makes a cable for HD222/414/424 that might work too, and also...
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    Is there a DAC that sounds better than the Ipod/Ipad line out ?

    Quote: Do you mean the headphone amp ? or the line out opamp ? or both ? My original question pertains to the line out analog only.
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    Is there a DAC that sounds better than the Ipod/Ipad line out ?

    I have seen a lot of discussion about bypassing the Ipod's dac, and there seems to be some options available to bypass the internal dac and extract the digital signal out of the device. However, there seems to be no clear concensus as to whether bypassing the internal dac really does gain...
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    Is there a general 'headphone' cable ?

    Broke my AKG K81DJ cable and tried splicing and soldering it but the strands are too thing and have really weird insulaton coating on them - they just break up when trying to scrap the insulation off. So I have no choice but to replace the whole dang cable all the way from the drivers to the...
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    Dont like IEMs. Any 'earbuds' out there in the $25-30 range ?

    Been listening to the JBL Tempo and MX 581 for a couple of days now. After several hours of break in and listening I think I have reached a conclusion that MX 581 is a clear winner.   There is something lacking about the high registers of the JBL Tempo - they are very subdued - and I did not...
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    Dont like IEMs. Any 'earbuds' out there in the $25-30 range ?

    I dont like inserting IEMs into my ear canals. I am ok with the apple ipod style earbuds. I just need something a bit more comfortable and better sounding. What can I consider for earbuds in the $25-30 range ?
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    Why cant I seem to find an Ipod/Ipad LOD cable with RCA plugs ?

    anyone here used this ?
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    Why cant I seem to find an Ipod/Ipad LOD cable with RCA plugs ?

    guess I should have mentioned.. I believe paying anything over $10 for such a simple thing is ridiculous...
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    Why cant I seem to find an Ipod/Ipad LOD cable with RCA plugs ?

    There are tons of lod cables (like the Fiio L3, L10, etc..) that terminate into a 3.5mm plug. But why am I not able to find a lod cable terminated with RCA plugs ? I understand I could buy a dock and then add a 3.5mm to RCA cable but I don’t want to do that – its got to be more simple and...
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    Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

    This thread would be incomplete without the Nuforce NE-600, its got to be in this comparison. Looking forward to seeing the "Sound" score on these as compared to others.
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    DacMagic+ or MF V-DAC II or Peachtree DAC.iT

    I have narrowed it down to these 3 DACs and I need your help in deciding which one to go for. DacMagic Plus - Music Fidelity V-DAC II Peachtree DAC.iT...
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    What is the best way to connect an amplifier to your computer

    Quote:   I know this is an old thread but it showed up in a google search so had to post to correct this information. I have the schematic of the HK-3490 right here in front of me and the AK4384 is NOT the DAC that plays when using the digital inputs. It is actually the AK4589 that is...
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    What are these holes for in this driver/transcuer (AKG K81DJ) ?

    The main mod is to apply some rope caulk on the inside of the plastic cases to prevent unwanted vibrations that color the sound. There is already a "blu tac" mod for this headphone. I am planning on taking this further by applying a layer of fiberfill to damp backwave reflections. This idea came...
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    What are these holes for in this driver/transcuer (AKG K81DJ) ?

    I am in the process of modding my AKG K81DJ and noticed that the back of the driver/transducer has a set of holes. Sorry couldn't take a better picture the holes but I am asking about the 4 spots that are on the metal back of the driver. One of them was completely open and the other three were...
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    POLL: When buying a used headphone would you prefer modded or original ?

    If you were in the market to purchase a used headphone for which there are some known mods that can make it sound better then would you prefer to purchase it as it came from the manufacturer(no mods applied) ? or with the mods already done ? I have a AKG K81DJ that I am going to sell soon but...
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    Need quick decision - AKG K 44 v/s AT M10 v/s Senn HD201 v/s Koss UR29 or Portapro

    I am buying a digital piano bundle that comes with a headphone. The vendor is including a AKG K44. I am wondering if there are any others that I could consider instead of that headphone ? Other options are the Audio Technica ATH-M10, Senn HD201, Koss UR29 or Portapro. These will be primarily...
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    Ipad internal DAC and sound quality

    Does anyone know for sure what exactly is the internal DAC of the ipad ? especially the ipad 2. Also, does the ipad have a true "line out" even if via a dock like the ipods ? And then finally how does the sound quality (on a decent pair of headphones ofcourse) of the ipad compare to the ipod...
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    FS: Go-Vibe V6 - AD8620/10

    pm sent. sale pending.