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  1. Rideau

    Amp advice for ATH-W1000X

    You also may want to take a look at the ALO Amphora Amp, I love mine.
  2. Rideau

    amp popularity check

      Entry Level: 133 ALO Audio Rx (1) Amity HPA4S Audio-GD Compass (8) Audio-GD Fun (5) Audiotailor Jade (3) AudioTrak imAmp (1) Aune DAC/amp (1) AV123 x-head (1) Bravo Audio (4) Bottlehead Crack (1) Creek OBH-11 (1) C & C XO (1) Corda Headfive (2) Darkvoice 336SE...
  3. Rideau

    Amphora Headphone Amp Impressions

    Quote:  mrarroyo,  I'am most definitely enjoying it.  This amp is priceless    Quote: Kboe, I agree with you so much.
  4. Rideau

    Amphora Headphone Amp Impressions

    I just received my ALO Amphora #50 today and I must say this Amp is just beautiful, one thing I will say also you can tell the difference between a $250 amp and this beauty.  Ken and Vinnie you guys have done a wonderful job with this Amp.  I just enjoy listening to this Amp with my W1000x. Oh...
  5. Rideau

    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

  6. Rideau

    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

    Quote:   Crazy*Carl,  You could use any quality toslink, but I was getting all kinds of interference, whenever I was using the supplied toslink.  Everything was resolved by replacing the OEM cable.
  7. Rideau

    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

    Quote: Crazy*Carl,  I have been using the  Optical, also use a different toslink cable than the one supplied.  I noticed a difference switching from the stock toslink to my kimber Kable OPT1 cable.
  8. Rideau

    Got my ES-10s - one problem..

    I ran into that problem once before, but just had to adjust the headphones.
  9. Rideau

    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

    It could use some Rubber feet.
  10. Rideau

    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

    Ok just received my Sparrow Version A with the USB, DIR9001 and DA8740 Wolfson upgrade.  Just alittle out of the Box impression; it has more power than the Audinst HUD-MX1 for sure, also good Bass punch, nice wide soundstage and detail while listening to some Alicia Keys.  By the way i'm using...
  11. Rideau

    Ultrasone HFI-780 Amp Suggestions?

    Scrivs,  If you head on over to, Mike there is doing tons of comparison between low end and high end DAC's.  I'm sure you would find some guidance there.
  12. Rideau

    Review: Audio Technica ATH-W1000X & ATH-ESW10 Japan

    Monsieurguzel,  Very good review, I love listening to these headphones so much I think it is time for me to get a dedicated amp,  just not sure on which.  However I did recently order a Audio-gd Sparrow version A which should arrive any day now. I just like moving around my house alot, so size...
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    Ultrasone HFI-780 Unboxking.

    Scrivs,   The Ultrasone 9 Pads add so much comfort to the HFI-780 it is ridiculous, these pads are so soft.  The only thing is you would have to purchase the Beyerdynamic earpad kit to get the center earpad filter or like Ken from "ALO Audio" stated try a piece of panty hose to cover the exposed...
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    Ultrasone HFI-780 Unboxking.

    Quote: Scrivs,   I love using my 780's with Movies and Gaming.  If you plan on keep them for a while you should really look into getting the Ultrasone 9 Pads for them.  These pads does wonders for comfort and looks, but they are not cheap $158. for the...
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    Official Audio-gd Sparrow thread

    I ordered my Sparrow Version A late April and it shipped out on May 7.  
  16. Rideau

    D7000 VS. W1000X (quickie)

    Good to hear that you are enjoying your Concerto.  Looks like I really need to invest in a nice dedicated amp.
  17. Rideau

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    1. ATH-W1000X 2. ATH-ES10 3. HFI-780 (ED9 Pads)
  18. Rideau

    ATH-W1000X Thread!

    Moniseurguzel, Good to hear that you finally received yours. When testing could you use your wooAudio amp, i'm trying to make a decision on getting the WA6. Have fun.
  19. Rideau

    Review: Audinst HUD-mx1 USB DAC/amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by TLN hi! I got an AKG K271S phones and looking for a new DAC-Amp. This one seems to be a good choice for my needs. But still want to know, would this be enough to drive k271? I've heard they have not-so-high Sensitivity. previuosly i got an audiotrak...
  20. Rideau

    D7000 VS. W1000X (quickie)

    Nice write up.
  21. Rideau

    Review : AUDINST HUD-MX1 DAC/amp - a promising newcomer (compared to Audio-gd FUN, AMB Gamma2)

    Quote: Originally Posted by omniloathe great job, waiting for further analysis. Was planning on getting a uDAC + amp, but this seems more promising. Just a normal USB port can power this, correct? USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Full Speed compliant.
  22. Rideau

    ATH-W1000X Thread!

    I totally agree with you. sokolov91, How do they sound with your Meier Concerto?
  23. Rideau

    What are some your favorite "FUN" headphones?

    Really enjoying my ATH-W100X