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  1. headfinoob

    Headphone frequency response - amplifier behavior question

    Anybody have any insight to this? I don't understand why these headphone amps can't drive a 600ohm load without massive dips in the frequency response. They have similar dips with lower impedance headphones as well. This definitely is a bit unnerving in that I haven't seen this issue discussed...
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    Listening fatigue

    I'll try again with higher res.  You can click on the picture below, then click the "Original" button to see the high res.
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    Headphone frequency response - amplifier behavior question

    I wanted to gain some insight into the following phenomenon. Using REW v5.01 b24 software, calibrated EMM-6 mic, and M-Audio MobilePre MkII interface, I took measurements with the mic orthogonally placed approximately 1cm from the foam covering the driver (touching the imaginary plane...
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    Listening fatigue

      Thanks for the clarification, however, the impression I normally get is that "flat" is generally referred to a response curve that is measured flat.  I haven't been involved in a lot of discussion on headfi, but it seems rare in most places to find "flat" referred to as a response curve EQ'ed...
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    Listening fatigue

    Flat sounds pretty terrible. With flat, I always try to get more bass output by increasing the volume, which just results in overbearing treble. Read up on House Curves if you want good sound. But yeah, EQ is generally mandatory for just about any headphone or speaker system IMO. Shove that your...
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    Transparent Audio Power Wave 10 Conditioner?

    I have been using Furman products for gear protection and noise isolation for all my equipment for years. I bought them from eBay from an authorized seller. I am happy with the Furman gear , but it is hard to provide an accessment of their performance other than to say I don't have noise...
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    Budget Giant Killing Speakers!

    I've read about these in the past. I have no doubt they are a good speaker. I'm curious how much cabinet resonance there is. They might improve with some cabinet damping mods.
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Is this the first time you got to try Tidal with a DAC? I just discovered the service and I really want to try it.
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Depends on build. Cyanogen sometimes supports USB Audio with included kernel. Sometimes you have to switch kernels. I sometimes have to try a bunch of AOSP ROMs before finding success. It is hit or miss. Nexus devices are good about USB Audio, but Samsung and others just depend. Most stock ROMs...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Don't know if you figured it out , but the music stopping is surely the usb connection being disconnected temporarily. You have to hit play in order to resume since music pauses on disconnects. Usually the cable connector gets damaged before the phone port. Cables tend to get messed up if...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    I just posted the following on the Note 4 Sound Quality thread, but figured it is relevant here also: Just tested the Note 4 USB Audio in store! Compare to the other phones I have tested. VZW Note 4 tested with Charger Doctor and an HRT Musicstreamer 2. USB OTG output current: Note4 - 600mA...
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sound Quality

    Just tested the Note 4 USB Audio in store! Compare to the other phones I have tested. VZW Note 4 tested with Charger Doctor and an HRT Musicstreamer 2. USB OTG output current: Note4 - 600mA Motorola Turbo - 900mA Note 3 - 900mA Note 2 - 500mA GS4 - 500mA HTC One m7 - 300mA HTC One m8 - 500mA...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    If you're interested in feature requests, it would be absolutely amazing if the app could be used as a standard player so that files could be browsed with ES File or similar and opened with UAPP. Ideally, it could be used with BubbleUPnP. I have found BubbleUPnP to be the best for me for...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    This just blew my mind. And made my day. I will test on Note 3, Note 2, and HTC One if you want to send me link ;) Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk 2
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (24-bit/192KHz)

    I was hoping that others could give some feedback regarding the sample rate at which audio files are played via USB Audio. I tested both the T-mobile and Verizon variants of the Note 3 with the HRT Music Streamer II+, which has a sample rate indicator.  I found that both variants behaved the...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

      Any device that draws less than 300mA should work fine with the HTC One regarding the power requirements. Besides the power requirements, Android's implementations of kernel-level or OS-level features can affect the compatibility of different USB DACs. Android 4.1, for example, handles USB...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    I confirmed HRT Music Streamer II+ operation with Galaxy Note II with OTG cable only (no additional power required.) With various music players, 44.1k indicator is lit on the HRT Music Streamer II+ when either 44.1k or 96k content is played. With UARP, 96k indicator is lit on the HRT Music...
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    Asynchronous mode on Android USB OTG?

    I am wondering if anybody has a USB DAC with an asynchronous indicator that they would be willing to test on Android. I am thinking of getting the HRT Music Streamer II or II+, but I would not know how to verify asynchronous operation. I was thinking that the Galaxy Note 3 may be one of the few...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    I thought that Android resamples to 44.1/16 Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    I think asynchronous DACs can revert to synchronous operation if it is not supported.  So in theory, the device will still work, but possibly not in asynchronous mode. The HRT Musicstreamer 2 works on some Android phones, but I don't know if it is operating asynchronously.
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (24-bit/192KHz)

    Does anybody have some external hard drives they could test with the Note 3? The Note 3 has a USB 3.0 connector.  Even though no USB 3.0 OTG, or Superspeed OTG, cables exist yet to my knowledge, it would still be very interesting to see what output current is available when using a USB 2.0 OTG...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    Does anybody know if USB DACs on Android will work asynchronously?  For example, I wonder if the HRT Musicstreamer II will work in asynchronous mode with Android.
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    Car audio solution - Note 3 to DAC (HRT - MUSIC STREAMER II?) to Clarion EQ to amps.. Best power solution?

    Also, a battery pack from Anker or the like could provide power. I have one of those cables, let me make sure that my GS4 is friendly with it. That cable requires a special USB OTG + Charge kernel when using it with the Nexus 7. Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
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    Car audio solution - Note 3 to DAC (HRT - MUSIC STREAMER II?) to Clarion EQ to amps.. Best power solution?

    I am doing the same thing, essentially. I was thinking of using the Fiio E17 because I already have one and smart phone and I was actually contemplating the HRT Music Streamer 2 as well. I do not know the power requirements of the HRT MS2, but it likely exceeds the Galaxy Note 3 output current...
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    Samsung Galaxy S 4

    I tested the E17 with the GS4 Verizon variant. It works well out of the box. Also, USB Audio Recorder works just fine with high res files. Unfortunately, there is interference from the GS4 that the E17 picks up, even when the USB OTG cable is removed. Wifi noise, 3G and 4G noise occur. The noise...
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