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  1. Soul_Est

    The discovery thread!

    That looks like an excellent choice. I looked at reviews for it and it is described as either neutral-ish or slightly V-shaped in sound signature. The bass would be closer to the HP100 (a major plus). The TIN Audio T2 seems closer to the RE252 but with a soundstage that comes closer to the...
  2. Soul_Est

    The discovery thread!

    Looking over the deals during this 11.11 sale and I am still unsure as to what to get. My gateway into this hobby was the HifiMan RE252. Neutral sound signature with excellent imaging and soundstage. I followed that up with the KZ ZS5 and while I do like it, it is nothing like the RE252 (or the...
  3. Soul_Est

    Shanling M0 - Nano size, touch screen, LDAC & aptX BT, USB DAC/transport and ESS Sabre ES9218P, FW 3.5

    It does not. It is just a Digital Audio Player that can also receive or transmit audio over Bluetooth.
  4. Soul_Est

    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    I have been looking to do just that but had not found a compatible pair in a while. Which Superlux did you use? The closest I see is the HD66.
  5. Soul_Est

    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    Thank you very much for the recommendations. The reason I want to transplant the HP100 drivers are because of the original headphone's sound signature: Reference and flat with an excellent soundstage. I will read over several reviews of them to understand what I may be getting myself into though.
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    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    After seeing all of these excellent headphones, I'm wondering which one I should go for as a donor shell. I owned pair of SoundMAGIC HP100 whose hangers and pads deteriorated. All I have left are the cups and drivers which I'd like to transplant. My list is made up of the: Freeboss MDH9000 MSUR...
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    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    You're making me want to have a look at the Series 5 even though I have a ZS5 sitting in my cart on GearBest. Looking forward to review of those as well. They'll be interesting to pair with the future DAP (I replied to your comment on your blog). An exciting time to get into ChiFi. :L3000:
  8. Soul_Est

    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    So for a HiFiMAN RE-252 sound signature with a soundstage similar to a SoundMAGIC HP100, I should look at the Havi B3 Pro I, Tennmak Pro, KZ ZS5, TFZ Exclusive King, or something else?
  9. Soul_Est

    Chinese / Asian Brand IEM Info Thread

    When I asked my question earlier, I realized that I did not include what genres I listen to and the source I planned to use them with. I listen to a variety of music (Rap, RnB, rock, classical, electronic, jazz, hip hop, blues, etc.) and the source will be either a Shanling M1 or Shanling M2s...
  10. Soul_Est

    AUDIOPHILE LINUX (AP Linux)

    Open up a terminal window and enter these commands (pressing Enter after each one):   xset s off xset -dpms   The first command disables the screensaver and the second command turns of the display power saving features. You can set these commands to run automatically at log on if you wish.
  11. Soul_Est

    Xiaomi Piston 3 vs 1More's Voice of China edition

    I just received these last night. I enjoy the sound signature more than the Xiaomi Pistons III. However, the remote Does not work properly with my BlackBerry Z30. I find that the pressing the volume down button does work (unlike on the Xiaomi Pistons III), but it is problematic. Sometimes a...
  12. Soul_Est

    Xiaomi Pistons 3.0 Impressions Thread

    That was an excellent read. The remote for the every Xiaomi Piston will not work fully on a BlackBerry. The volume down button does not work. I have a 1More Piston 'Voice of China' coming from GearBest which should work. If they do work, we know that BlackBerry phones work with IEMs with...
  13. Soul_Est

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    First of all, congratulations on the creation and launching of the new CIEMS, Universals, and cables.   There is one thing I wanted to ask about the K10 Universal: What is the diameter of the nozzle that the tips attach to?
  14. Soul_Est

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

      I use Arch Linux on every non-Mac computer I own so I know what you mean. Then you have to deal with either oblivious, willfully ignorant, or trolling people.
  15. Soul_Est

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

      Sarvasaha was talking about trying to use FireWire devices on a computer running Windows.
  16. Soul_Est

    Rockbox for iBasso DX50 dual boot with stock firmware

    Read through the rockbox manual for the COWON D2 and it should explain the procedure there. Read through the entire section: http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-cowond2/rockbox-buildch4.html#x7-620004.4
  17. Soul_Est

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    Great to hear. Looks like I can possibly get away with a smaller player as long as it supports uSD cards and rockbox.   While it seems disingenious to spend more money to go lighter, mobility rules for us.   rockboxed DX50 and K10 right? How does it sound? What's the battery life for...
  18. Soul_Est

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    Quote: Thanks for the suggestion Watagump. I tend to stay as light as possible however. I'm also a tinkerer at heart so I was looking at this:   K10 iBasso DX{50||90} running rockbox   I figure even the iBasso DAPs might be too large for how I roll or stroll, but they should have the...
  19. Soul_Est

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

      I could not have said this better myself. Being in the situation looking for work and having employers turn you down because of a lack of a piece of paper is frustrating. All I can say to you retrogradiance is to keep trying and eventually, you'll get through that door!
  20. Soul_Est

    Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

    As I had forgotten to mention in my previous post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/684787/noble-audio-the-wizard-returns/4740#post_10661082), I listen to several genres of music which include electronica, classical, rock, R&B, jazz, swing, rap, and pop. Any thoughts on what might be the best between...
  21. Soul_Est

    What sound siganture do you prefer, and why?

    I'll stick with as neutral as possible. I like to have the sound range presented as close as possible to what was recorded and mastered. It's the reason I found Head-Fi and have loved the HifiMAN RE252. I dislike bass heavy gear like the Shure SE215, hence why I now own and adore the SoundMAGIC...
  22. Soul_Est

    The Official Rockbox for Android Registry

    Device name. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Which version of Android you are running? Android 4.0.4 Is your Device rooted? Yes Any other information that you think may be helpful. Pausing and resuming playback via unplugging and plugging in the headphones works only when Rockbox is in the foreground...
  23. Soul_Est

    Raspberry pi as headless media server with archlinux and Fiio E17

    It's possible to do that on Raspbian as well.
  24. Soul_Est

    Soundmagic HP-100 Review - King of budget Closed can?

    I never saw the need for an amp for these and I currently own them. My Xperia Ray drives them very well. If you do need an amp for these, get the FiiO E5 or E6. Anything more is a waste in my opinion.
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