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  1. jodgey4

    Comment by 'jodgey4' on listing 'Audio GD NFB 28 amp/Dac'

    What year is this? 2015? Sold?
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    Seeking referral to sources about hi-fi systems

    Haven't posted on here in years, wow. My brother came to me, "the audio guy" in his life for recommendations for a hi-fi setup. He has speakers for now, nothing too fancy, but is looking for a receiver for his new living room setup (DAC/amp). Stereo setup. What forums, sites, YouTube channels...
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    Portable DAC/amp for ~$200

    Long time no see, Head-Fi, seems it's been a few years! Even when I was active I mostly kept up with desktop so here I am: Picked up a new (to me) laptop with a pretty garbage audio codec, figured a DAC/amp could make sense; something that can take USB in, and ideally OTG from my Note 9...
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    Best Headphone DAC w/ Monoprice M560

    You need a DAC/amp combo and not just a DAC.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    How hard are the M1060s to drive? Easier than a K7XX or LCD-2?
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    Doubts about Amplifiers and Dacs.

    NFB-11.28 (current version) "5, Digital filter settings can selectable the different sound flavors for better suite different sound headphones and user's personal taste. 6, Addition a pair jumper pins to change the parameter of analog filter for select the sound neutral or warmer."
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    Find the best used one you can, IMO, the 250ohm isn't actually terribly hard to drive but more power will help.
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    IEM upgrade help!!!

    BA vs dynamic just depends on how well it's implemented, one is not "better" per se than others. They both have their strengths and drawbacks. I'd ask in the e40 threads for advice :).
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    Fidelio x2 defective?

    It's hard to know if the muffled sound is accurate or not - I found the X2s to be a bit veiled (though not as bad as the X1s). Imbalance suggests a greater issue, so I'd return them ASAP.
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    Thoughts on the AKG K712 vs other mid-fi headphones

    The HD600s will have a bit more natural sound than neutral - warmer mids, less low bass (like many speaker setups), and smoothed over treble. The K712 are more analytical and neutral/monitor like. The K712 would probably be my pick, but I already own and enjoy Q701s :P. HD650 vs K712 - that'd be...
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    IEM with Mic Compatibility

    Yes, that final R will just go to ground and you'll be fine :).
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    IEM upgrade help!!!

    What kind of sound signature would you like (or what do you want improved), and what is your budget?
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    Best Speakers with 3.5mm aux (potentially bluetooth) for $100

    Aux will get you much farther than bluetooth... maybe look for a used pair of speakers that has a 3.5mm connector. It's better to get a pair of 5"-6.5"-8" drivers and no sub than some of the "2.1" systems out there that are poorly designed IMO.
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    Fidelio x2 defective?

    What sounds wrong about them? Did you try different sources too? Is there anything that makes you think they could be fakes, and does the seller have good ratings?
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    Upgrade from HD598, mainly listen to classical

    The Massdrop version of the HHD650 is super affordable, and so is the K7XX they sell (versions of those cans and similar K/Q701/702/712 go on sale a good amount too). The HD650 is gorgeous though a bit warm.
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    Should i leave my Schiit Stack 2 on all the time?

    Wellllllll if you wanna get real technical, most Class A and AB amps like to run a little hot, and capacitors are often on their best behavior at operating temperatures - same with the crystal oscillators that control the timing in digital circuits. Leaving everything on is probably slightly...
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    Fiio X1 gen 2 or Hifiman HM700?

    The HM700 is probably worth like $120 alone (they only sell it in a bundle for like $180 including a pair of $50 headphones) so I'd probably roll with that one. They make good stuff, as does Fiio.
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    Need to replace Westone 3

    I can say that the Massdrop Noble X fits the bill, as might some of their other offerings. The 3-driver model of theirs is a very nice v-shaped headphones with the characteristics you describe, though the treble is a bit above average which might be bothersome.
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    Need help repairing my old headset

    It's possible you just wired it wrong, double check your connections maybe? A picture would help.
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    Audio-GD HE Series: HE-9, HE-7, HE-1, HE-350

    With the amount of distortion on the R2R board, it wouldn't make much sense to go so far overkill on other stages of the DAC. Perhaps there will be an upper offering with more R2R boards in parallel, but we'll see.
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    Help me to buy a headphone amp (Want one that sounds warm)

    Unfortunately, due to the strange requirements of tubes, it's often quite costly to design a tube amp with good performance... if you want tubes on a budget, a hybrid like those from Bravo, Garage1217, or Schiit would be a good bet. I'm not familiar with the one linked.
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    Help me to buy a headphone amp (Want one that sounds warm)

    Are you looking for a portable amp or desktop? Some amps are a bit more warm than others, but usually not by much. Some tube amps can really warm up the sound but they're usually for the desktop. IMO your best bet is to keep using DSP / plugins (EQ), or try new headphones or pads.
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    Which is better at low listening volumes: Chord Mojo or iFi Micro iDSD Black Label?

    What do consider relatively low volumes? That probably would only be a problem with much more sensitive headphones than the HD600. Maybe see if you can audition anything first?
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    What is the most effective solution and highest NRR item to block out 'sharp' sounds, in 2017?

    Bose has some of the best IP on impulse responses and cancelling them, Sennheiser has been doing well lately as well though. What's your budget?