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    Model No for thse Comply tips ?

    Hi All,        As most of us know, Comply normaly run with model nos like 'T-200', making it easy to find a local retailer who has the tips you need. Not so with the tips for my CX5.00 :   http://www.complyfoam.com/products/sen-isolation/       I went to the AU Comply site, and these are...
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    Vorbis over AAC - is it worth making the change ?

    Hi All,         This is hardly groundbreaking stuff, but I think its worth a post or two for those of us looking to fit more files on portable devices. Ripping to FLAC then transcoding to a lossy format makes sense when you find yourself with a 16GB SD card (as does pruning a lot of the 'once...
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    Using Portable Headamp as an entropy generator ..

    Not sure how many outside the IT/electrical engineering realm find random number generation an interesting topic, but watching this vid made me think how relatively easy it would be to use the noise generated by a cheap portable headamp for this purpose:  ...
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    What is the current (2016) Sony flagship open headphone ?

    OK - I surrender - I've seen claims that the Z7 is a better headphone than the Z1000, but we all know how that goes. I only staggered across these phones when reading reviews of Sony's PHA-3 : not in the market for either ATM, just asking.   Thanks in advance,   estreeter   Edit: looking...
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    Auralic Taurus Mk i with Audioquest XLR cables

    Offered FS is my Mk 1 Taurus - please refer to the Taurus thread for details regarding the upgrades Auralic made for the Mk II and the 6Moons review below for more details regarding the Mk I. This amplifier has served me faithfully for the last 11 months and is an absolute tank in terms of build...
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    Audeze LCD-2.2 - no cable

    Offering for sale my LCD2.2 - Bamboo with leather pads - in excellent unmarked condition. Used sparingly in an environment free of pets, smoke or children.    Release 2 of the headphone that turned the Head-Fi world upside down and singlehandedly reignited interest in orthodynamic headphones...
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    PRICE DROP: iFi Stack - complete from iUSBPower to iDSD nano DAC amp

    Complete USB stack from iFi per my photo.   iUSBPower -> Gemini cable -> iPurifier -> iDSD nano   http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-iusbpower/ http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-gemini/ http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-ipurifier/...
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    Sony NWZ-ZX1 + PHA-2 DAC/amp bundle

    Selling as a bundle without manuals but with all the cables you need for a superb portable rig : just add headphones and your music. I consider the sound from the PHA-2 to be desktop quality, particularly with high quality source files, and the ZX1 is as good as any DAP I've heard from the...
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    Can someone pls point me to the 'Review Guidelines' for Head-Fi ?

    Reading one of the more contentious threads on HF recently, I noticed reference to said guidelines and the fact that we are required to state whether we purchased the gear ourselves or if it was supplied as a review unit. I googled 'Head-Fi Review Guidelines' but this is the best I could do, I...
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    My first iPod Classic in 5 years ...

    And I doubt that it's any different to the 2009 model but I caved to the generally held belief that the Classic is for the chopping block - not helped by Tim Cook's recent comment that Apple's iPod business is 'declining'.   http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iPod_Classic   Even though I've...
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    My first iPod Classic in 5 years ...

    Apologies for the double post. 
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    Question for the Dream Theater fans ...

    Love the band, adore Petrucci's God-given talent and musically I think the current self-titled album is an absolute treat BUT LaBrie would have to be the single worst vocalist I've heard out front of a big name prog rock band. I'm assured that this vocals will grow on me - that was 5 years ago...
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    Maybe I've overdone the whole 'desktop audio' thing ....

      This is what weirdos get up to in bedrooms all over Thailand. Kinda embarrassed by the size of my dac, though  ;)   Mike Lavorgna copped a serve for having an 'untidy' desk when he reviewed a pair of larger-than-usual bookshelf monitors, and I'm sure I'll get flack for putting the laptop...
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    Finally, a (slender) single box that makes my iDevice sound good ....

    It's been a long time coming, but I feel I'm finally at the point where I can ignore whatever comes down the pike from HiFiMan, Fiio, Sony and the other guys, even if iTunes still annoys the crap out of me. The ADL X1 is a fantastic little toy, but the best part is that I know that firmware...
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    Not usually a fan of guitarists who cover others on YT, but ...

    This guy kicks butt, even if he does look a little bored at times. Enjoy     Insomnium also kicks butt - melodeath rools, OK ?    :D
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    Meridian Director DAC - 699 USD - USB/SPDIF/Toslink - 24/192

    Felt it was time we started a new thread after Steven Stone posted a link to his review in the Explorer thread:   http://audiophilereview.com/cd-dac-digital/the-new-meridian-director.html   estreeter
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    OS X Mavericks

    Hi All,   I expect that many watched the keynote this morning (Oz time) - not too fussed about the iDevice update but I'm happy to wait for Mavericks on the basis that Apple are offering improved battery life on their laptop Macs and a simplified interface. Dont know how Apple implements...
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    Question for the MoTs re freight forwarding services

    Hi All,   Just curious to know which MoTs are happy to ship to freight forwarders in the US:   http://www.shipito.com/usa-address-mail-forwarding   Saves us both a lot of messing around, and the guys in Thailand swear by the shipito service when it comes to getting gear through...
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    Stereophile goes back to '91 to revisit the HP1

    Prepare to feel old - really old ...   http://www.stereophile.com/content/grado-hp-1-headphones   Other than the odd review from Wes Philips, Stereophile havent spent a lot of time exploring the headphone world - obviously, that all changed with the establishment of Inner Fidelity, but...
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    Amazon and the logistics of our 'small world'

    I appreciate that this topic will be about as interesting as watching paint dry to many, but I'm sure there is a mountain of mathematics and some extremely sharp pencils behind the way freight is shipped around the US and on to other countiries vis the big carriers like DHL. I just cant help...
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    iPhone 5 (and new Touch) has totally new dock connector - 'Lightning' - adapters available but no line-out

    Guys, I did try searching on 'iPhone5' and 'iPhone 5' - no luck - feel free to ignore this if its been posted elsewhere. That chunky CLAS stack just got a little chunkier with the requirement for an adapter. I can only assume that the '19 pin-to-30 pin' adapter will still work with the CLAS and...
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    Zero-day exploits - I'm over it

    Ok, i've just disabled Java applets in my browsers, disabled Java in Win7 and even disabled Javascript (read below) purely out of frustration. http://www.deependresearch.org/2012/08/java-7-0-day-vulnerability-information.html For the uber-geeks out there, I know that Java and Javascript have...
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    Portable NAS - anyone using one of these with an iPad ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStash-Expandable-Capacity-Wireless/dp/B006473T9M   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00576APEI/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=1278548962&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B006473T9M&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0V7Y6PZSGY2BCD4XY2KB  ...
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    Vibration and the Computer Audiophile

    Hi All,        Just watching the 'Greek Audiophile Club' vid, its obvious that many with turntables are prepared to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to combat vibration, and that carried through to high-end CDPs - this makes sense to me. We now have the potential to store our music...
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    For those who value the journey - a beautiful vid

    I find a lot of the audio-related stuff on Youtube to be decidedly hit-and-miss - either slick advertorials or extremely poor quality 'unboxing' style vids. This, by contrast, bought a tear to the corner of my eye - probably because I'd settle for this guy's discards.  ;)   If you can avoid...
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