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  1. Signal2Noise

    NEW Shanling M6 PRO - Dual AKM AK4497EQ DAC, New Improved Amplifier, 600 mW Output, Android OS, Snapdragon 430CPU 4GB, 2.5 & 4.4 Balanced

    My interest is piqued after receiving email today about this. However I am a tad concerned about the "Loseless Hi-Res" feature.
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    NEW Astell&Kern SR25 DAP - Available Soon!

    The TL;DR review would be: Yawn.
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    Audiolab 6000CDT dedicated CD Transport

    I have the CDT arriving tomorrow. I discovered I missed listening to physical CDs and wanted to buy a CD transport. My collection of over 1600 compact discs have been ripped to FLAC and I listen via SONOS, Bluesound, and/or Cambridge CXN. In fact, I own a lot of Cambridge gear: CXN, CXU, CXA60...
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    Best recorded albums of all time?

    [reserved for when time has officially ended]
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    Is a DAP audibly better (v.s. a Samsung phone) for easily-driven IEMs?

    Probably not. However, my number one reason to opt for dedicated DAP over phone is the ability to listen to music without annoying notifications interrupting the listening experience. Sure I could go through the rigmarole of disabling phone stuff and such but why?, I still need the phone stuff.
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    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    Don’t sites like APKPure or APKMirror offer older versions? Not sure anymore as I just stick with ARMP Pro now on the M2
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    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    You should be able to get an APK for it.
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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    $200 US + shipping. I opted for cheapest shipping thru regular post and it still arrived within a week with tracking.
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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    I received a Null Audio Tiburon UP-OCC Cryo Copper cable today. Ordered for the EX1000 along with 4.4mm balanced plug. I have to say that this is FANTASTIC! The connectors actually fit the earpieces and threads tighten up perfectly. Much better than the previous NA cable purchased a couple of...
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    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    Lots of folk here seem to already have DX160 yet there is no listing for purchase on iBasso site. Explain.
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    ZX300 remains in my DAP stable. This ZX500 is very underwhelming.
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    Tool - Fear Inoculum

    The physical Special Edition CD is well worth the effort to obtain (at normal msrp)
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    Tool - Fear Inoculum

    There's a discount code for HDTracks here. Also, I just bought the FI Special Edition CD on Amazon.ca for $75 CDN which isn't bad considering what it is.
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    TOOL on HDtracks

    Oddly enough Tool as an 'artist' and all their catalogue including Fear has been pulled from Bandcamp. I can't find it anyway. I read over on Steve's forum that the BC download of Fear in FLAC was 44.1/24 when it was there. I ended up snagging an elusive Special Edition CD on Amazon for $75 CDN...
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    TOOL on HDtracks

    Fwiw Bandcamp has it for 11.99US
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    LG V20 Sound Quality

    ^ I sold my LG V20 when the V30 came out. I miss the 2nd display and replaceable batter on the V20. Good phone.
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    Dragonfly COBALT vs.............Discussions

    But guys, It's BLUE!!!!
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    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    New post on FB today. Thought: Why does FB get iBasso love before we here @ Head-Fi?
  19. Signal2Noise

    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    If you need more help in troubleshooting/duplicating the shutting down issue just let me know. Oh, you will just need to send me a DX220 as well.
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    Sony NW-ZX300

    Technically there's really no way of knowing until you have one in hand. There are software utilities that can check the legitimacy of the card. Ensure there's a good return policy in place for online purchases. To minimize the chances of a fake is avoid 3rd party resellers such as those on...
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    Sony NW-ZX300

    Just beware the counterfeit ones, specially Samsung. I have had two.high capacity Samsung purchased from Amazon (not 3rd party seller) turn out to be fake. Fortunately these were easily returned. I've always, so far, had good luck with Sandisk and Lexar.
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    Dragonfly COBALT vs.............Discussions

    Yes, I will be reporting this to AQ. Thanks for the thought.
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    Dragonfly COBALT vs.............Discussions

    I came on here to check for posts about the USB "wiggle" and lo and behold here they are! I just noticed the wiggle int USB plug AND a bit in the headphone out jack as well today after several days of useage. I checked the DFB and DFR for comparison and they are as solid as can be. Also, every...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Is "hot-swapping" healthy for a tube amp? I'm under the impression even powering on/off a tube amp in quick succession (I.e. less than 3-4 minutes) is not a good idea.
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