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    Massdrop PLUS Universal IEM

    You're very welcome! I've become a big fan of theirs due to their quality and very fair price. Glad I was able to help make your MD+ experience just a little better :dt880smile:
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    Best sub-$150 portable DAC/amp for sensitive IEMs

    The Da2 sounds great at lower volumes! I definitely prefer going through the Da2 during quiet listening because if I go straight through my Note 9 the hiss becomes more noticeable on my Massdrop+ IEMs. But with the Da2 it's super smooth and very pleasant. The Topping and Da2 both sound great...
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    Best sub-$150 portable DAC/amp for sensitive IEMs

    The Sabaj works great with my Note 9! I haven't been using it a whole lot because although there are ever so slightly blacker blacks with the Da2 there are no other major differences in the sound as opposed to plugging straight into my phone. I have kept it though because it is definitely a very...
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    MFi Lightning to Micro USB cable?

    Quick question for you. I purchased this cable and it doesn't work for me... I'm wondering if I selected the wrong option. I selected the default "Micro USB to Lightning" option. When you bought yours did you select the other "CZY Micro USB to Lightning" option that added $10.90 to the price...
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    Massdrop PLUS Universal IEM

    Thought I'd throw another upgrade cable into the fray for you guys if you're unhappy about the stock cable. I didn't have any problems with the sound of the cable or anything like that, but my connectors were loose and I'd find that my IEMs would come unplugged from the connectors every now and...
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    Massdrop PLUS Universal IEM

    Just received these a few weeks ago and need a little help in figuring out how best to drive them. Thus far I've been using a Fiio E17K with a source of both a laptop and phone with decent results, but I do get some very faint buzzing in the background through this. I ordered a Shanling M0 DAP...
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    Reply to review by 'mwillis' on item 'Shanling M0'

    Are there any other DAPs you would recommend over this for under ~$200 USD? This thing checks all my boxes but I just want to make sure I'm getting the biggest bang for my buck. It will be driving primarily Massdrop+ UIEMs, so output impedance <1 ohm is absolutely the biggest requirement.
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    DAP Recommendations - Fiio or Hiby

    How about the Shanling M3s DAP? Same DAC as the Q5 so I'm sure the sound will be just about the same. Only negative from what I can find is the battery life which doesn't seem too great compared to other DAPs (~13 hours unbalanced, probably measured with MP3 rather than FLAC, but your mileage...
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    Best sub-$150 portable DAC/amp for sensitive IEMs

    That's fair. Considering I got both the Topping and the Sabaj/SMSL (same thing) I think I'm planning on using the Sabaj only as a backup in case I get stuck somewhere and my Topping dies or something, depending on how they stack up against each other. Although to be honest, if they sound similar...
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    Best sub-$150 portable DAC/amp for sensitive IEMs

    Unfortunately there is some hiss with my Galaxy Note 8 because my Massdrop Plus IEMs are very sensitive. If I could get rid of that, I'd be content (as far as my mobile setup is concerned).
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    Best sub-$150 portable DAC/amp for sensitive IEMs

    After scouring the Internet all morning I've come up short and haven't been able to pull the trigger on anything. To set the stage, I just bought the Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs, which are very sensitive with an impedance of 10 ohms. I have been driving them with a Fiio E17K on my desktop...
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