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  1. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Just got the Lokius, but I'm curious how much difference those big nickel testes would make on the actual sound quality. The preset saving feature is definitely interesting in itself, though.
  2. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    Not sure if it was because of the defect, or if there's been a silent revision, but I am finding the bass controls noticeably better on the new unit (had some distortion when cranked all the way up on the first unit, not on this one).
  3. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    Can confirm the knobs have changed. Just got the replacement for my faulty unit, and the knobs are larger (you don't see the recess in the chassis anymore), and the level indicator is now a dot rather than a line. Also, I can't help but feel like the original unit I got had black anodizing all...
  4. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    The first switch selects between XLR and RCA input, and outputs it both unbalanced and balanced.
  5. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    Got my unit today...welp. I auditioned it for about 30 minutes, after which it just died out of the blue. Tested the power adapter, 18.2VAC output, a bit high for the 14-16VAC rating on the Lokius, but enough to burn the unit? In any case, kinda disappointing QA didn't catch this one before...
  6. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    I got the same knobs in glossy black; they don't look much different to the matte ones.
  7. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    I placed an order for one last week and it's already shipped, despite the 6-8 weeks indicated on the product page.
  8. Benjamin6264

    Schiit Lokius Impressions & Reviews

    Are those replacement knobs the glossy or matte version? I can't find a comparison picture. Also, is there any chance the .625 size would fit?
  9. For Sale  Five 6SN7 military tubes (single)

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    These are the five 6SN7 tubes I kept to use with my Bottlehead Crack. I tried several dozens, and these were the cream of the crop in sound quality. I have parted with the amplifier, and thus no longer have a use for them. They were all purchased as lightly used NOS, and I put less than 50...
  10. Benjamin6264

    HiFiMan HE-R10 Wooden Headphones Available at Audio46

    I would argue that they are misleading and borderline replica; they are implying a relation to the R10 with the name, when it appears they just copied the housing. A lot of people will believe these are a modern take on the R10, when they are unrelated headphones with plagiarized cups.
  11. Benjamin6264

    HiFiMan HE-R10 Wooden Headphones Available at Audio46

    If it looks like a duck, and its name sounds like duck, then it must be a ploy to cash in on the fame of discontinued headphones from another company. No aknowledgement of the "inspiration" anywhere in the product description either, for legal reasons I assume...
  12. Benjamin6264

    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    That honestly looks 100x better.
  13. Benjamin6264

    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    The gold color is fine, but the remaining silver parts clash a lot IMO, especially the cable connectors and the cups' intermediate section.
  14. Benjamin6264

    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    Too much color mismatch, not a fan. :(
  15. Benjamin6264

    Grado Modders Go Turbulent X

    Reviving this thread; there is a new version of the Turbulent driver that released last month. Curious to see if anyone has auditioned it yet.
  16. Benjamin6264

    iBasso DX220 MAX DAP Now Available!

    Disappointing that it is not compatible with the DX200/DX220 amp modules.
  17. Benjamin6264

    My Audeze LCD-X's made my uncle cry with a lot of help from Stevie Wonder

    One of my biggest pleasure with audiophile sound quality is sharing the experience with people who have never heard it. Glad to hear you have been able to do just that.
  18. Benjamin6264

    LCD-XC Cups and dampening

    Reviving an old thread, but I would be curious about this as well. I am getting custom wood cups for my LCD-XC and will have to figure out the dampening myself.
  19. Benjamin6264

    iBasso DX200 Bug Thread - Post Any Firmware Bugs/Issues Here

    Has anyone found a fix for this? I am experiencing the same problem and getting very frustrated with it...
  20. Benjamin6264

    SONY WH1000XM3 - better than QC35 in noise cancelling?

    I just managed getting an EQ setting that sounds right for me. Here it is in case anyone wants to try (EQ from USB Audio Player Pro on iBasso DX200). Neutral-fun sound, works great for most genres of moderately well recorded music, especially anything modern that has moderate to high bass (I...
  21. Benjamin6264

    Is 80% of "hi-fi" just EQ?

    Screw the purist elitism. EQ's make a world of difference. I didn't enjoy my high-end setup a fraction of how much I do since I threw in a Schiit Loki in the mix. Albums are all mastered differently, and most of them aren't "Audiophile recordings". EQ's lets you bring the sound to what sounds...
  22. Benjamin6264

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    I didn't see much comparison of the AMP4 vs AMP4s vs AMP8 modules; does anyone have experience using at least two of them? The description on iBasso's website makes them seem more similar than different.
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    Does anyone know of a woodworker willing/able to make custom LCD-XC cups?
  24. Benjamin6264

    ZMF Eikon, Ori and Pilot Pads on MassDrop

    Do you plan on having another drop soon? Also, do you have a pad suggestion for Audeze LCD-2/3? (Auteur/Eikon, perforated/suede/etc.)