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  1. JayNetTech5

    Why has all the dac/amps I've listened to that uses an ESS chip have such a punchy high-end?

    Not saying it's a bad thing, I enjoy the little kick in the highs but sometimes the music can sound less reverby and "fun", it sort of narrows everything and makes the music sound more up close and stage-like, or like a speaker system in a car, or an old stereo, and can be a little...
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    What sounds close to an old AKM sigma-delta DAC, such as an AK4309AVM, AK4309B, AK4310AVM, ect, by today's standards?

    There's a certain charm about these old DACs from the 90s, they sound superb and are really detailed and clean sounding.
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    How do I properly configure system (windows) volume and digital volume control on dac/amp?

    I want to get the fullest resolution, soundstage, and details out of my music, but I have to turn up the digital volume on my dac which causes a very apparent background hiss when trying to compensate for lowering the volume via windows so my headphones don't get too loud, but when I lower the...
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    Channel imbalance issue with headphone dac/amp?

    I just got myself an SMSL X4, but I am having this issue where I'm hearing the center sound favor the left slightly, and vocals/higher frequencies sound more piercing on the left side while the right side sounds a little more muffled or quiet, turning the volume louder makes it slightly worse or...
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    What bit depth/sampling rate should I choose for online music streaming?

    For services such as Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, etc, what bit depth/sampling rate would be best for audio quality/preservation? The highest my DAC goes is 24-bit/96khz, but I notice really high rates cause my music to sound sort of "metallic". I currently have it set to 24-bit/44.1khz, because...
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    Not sure about the AudioQuest DragonFly Black...(overrated product aka the Apple or Beats of DACs?)

    It has a very closed-in kind of soundstage and it's lacking significant detail/separation. The FiiO K1 has better separation and articulation, but has a grittier less refined sound in comparison. I would say, the DragonFly is sonically bland, and not that much better than my motherboard's audio...
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    Hifime Sabre 9018 DAC kind of a disappointment (colored a bit too much on the warm side)

    Too much emphasis on bass, which sort of drowns out the details/articulation in a song, causing music to sound blanketed a bit, and makes my bass light AD700Xs sound muddy with loud hard hitting music, such as rock/metal and other popular music. It has amazing vocal projection and emotion, but...
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    How inaccurate is the sound coming from my Behringer UCA222(using lower impedance headphones)?

    I'm using headphones that aren't suppose to be used with the UCA222 based on what I read about it. The output impedance of the unit is 50 ohms, but my Audio-Technica AD700Xs are 32 ohms, and I'm reading that using headphones which have a lower impedance than the output impedance of the unit can...
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    Looking for a $80-$100 external DAC/amp for my desktop (recommendations?).

    I prefer a sound signature that leans on the warm side which is highly detailed/articulate, clean sounding, has a nice texture, full-bodied, fast-paced, excellent instrument separation, large soundstage, and, can be a little smooth but not muffled or soft/textureless sounding. The problem is...
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    Good $30-$40 DAC and/or DAC/amps for music listening?

    Looking for a relatively inexpensive DAC preferably w/ amp to improve the audio on my PC (Realtek ALC887). I've been dissatisfied with some of the onboard Realtek chipsets in a few of my computers. I find that the audio is not very clean and detailed in comparison to other devices I've used with...
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    How come the audio of a PS4 or Xbox One's streamed/recorded gameplay footage sounds so rich and spacious?

    I'm talking about when you stream or upload a video of your gameplay footage to YouTube or Twitch, and the audio of the stream sounds so rich and high quality, especially on Twitch. It sort of gives off a rich 3D sound. What technology is behind this, and can I get a DAC for my computer that can...
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    Static/hissing/scratching from Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX (possibly defective card).

    I'm getting this really bad faint sporadic background static/hissing/scratching in my headphones, especially when I have them plugged into the back port of the card directly, even when I mute the sound, it's still present. I notice the static goes quiet for a split second when I load a web page...
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    I'm done with Sennheiser!

    Every time I buy a pair of Sennheiser headphones they either come with cosmetic faults or the sound is unequal in both ears creating an off-center or "unfilled" sensation when listening to music. I don't know, maybe it's only their cheap headphones that are crap, but this is ridiculous. This is...
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    Comfortable 3-dimensional sounding headphones for under $150

    Not overly bright or forward, preferably neutral or "fun" sounding, clean/smooth, very 3-dimensional sounding, good for various genres of music, also lightweight and comfortable as much as possible. Any suggestions?
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    Received my AD700(X)s in the mail today and a little disappointed...

    I feel that my original AD700s might have had a larger soundstage with a better sense of directionality mostly width wise. These just feel kinda flat in it's soundstage to a degree, but I feel it might have a little more depth. These newer cans aren't providing me that cool 3D holographic sound...
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    Headphones with surround sound effect for under $200?

    My choices are:   Audio Technica ATH-M50X Audio Technica ATH-AD700/X (already own the AD700s, but broke in like a month) Audio Technica ATH-AD900/X Sennheiser HD 449 Sennheiser HD 518 Sennheiser HD 558 Sennheiser HD 598 AKG K550   Most of these are based on recommendations and...
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    How to get over dropping your new or beloved headphones?

    Yesterday, while trying to put my AT ad700s away in the closet on a box, the box tipped over and the headphones dropped and scratched against the closet wall and caused paint chips and scuffs. These headphones are brand new, and a day before that, my jvc HA-RX900s dropped on the hard floor from...
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    Headphone 3.5mm bits eventually get scratches?

    Why do my gold plated headphone plug bits get scratched by simply inserting and unplugging from headphone jacks? I see they start to form a faded slightly purple ring or rings around the bit, or have a slight scratch on them. Is this normal? Look at your plugs and look to see if you see...
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    My First Impressions on the audio techinca ad700s.

    Having only little time with it as I only received them around 6-7 o clock pm, I am giving my impressions.     Note...This is my opinion and I am hoping to get it accurate as possible. I do not intend to make people purchase this based on my thoughts. This is all personal preference.  ...
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    Receiving AT AD700s in the mail. need to know something about them before opening.

    I can understand many say these have a lack in bass response. Some are saying that they sound tinny like cans. I am worried because I am afraid that they are going to have this sharp sound, like a knife jabbing into your eardrums. Like setting the 4k herts on an EQ to high and you get that sharp...
  21. JayNetTech5

    poor manufacturing, OCD kicking in, or something else?

    Whenever I wear my headphones, the my left headphone never feels secure on my ear. I always feel a breeze from the back of my ear when they are on like the headphone is positioned awkwardly in a way to let air in from behind, like they are not tightly sealed to my left side of my head. It's...
  22. JayNetTech5

    Does burn in affect soundstage/imaging?

    I got my jvc harx900 headphones yesterday, they have a huge soundstage and I've been listening to them and noticed the bass has increased a little. Does the increase in bass cause it to lose the width/dimension of the soundstage and the distance you hear instruments it at. Like worse or better...
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    Something I notice about big headphones.

    Why does it seem like no matter how much you turn the volume up, the audio still sounds low, like it has to be 75% on my ipod in order to sound medium. Even though it still sounds low, is it damaging my ears at 75%? Like is there some kind of danger to this, like is the volume actually high even...
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    JVC HA-RX900 Unboxing.

    Kind of pointless video and it's definatly a sucky video lol. I just did this because I wanted to. I like unboxings in ways because it's like christmas lol.  But I think in someways they are pointless.       NOTE. I wasn't drugged up when I was doing this video, it's just the way I act...
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    Getting my headphones in the mail today and..

    I ordered a pair of JVC HARX900s for $57 at newegg and also a pair of cheap panasonic RP-HT21 headphones that were only $5 at walmart and are supposed to be very durable and good sounding as far as many people claim.     I wanted to know if the harx900 will work with my ipod. My ipod touch...
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