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  1. HyperTension

    Help with Audio-gd Compass and TitaniumHD

    OK..   tried USB..    Windows7 recognized right off the bat...   but no sound   (yes, it's plugged in and power light is glowing).....
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    Help with Audio-gd Compass and TitaniumHD

    OK, I've had this card for about 4 months and I've been using it with my receiver without any issues......     Then I move....   I'm in the process of trying to arrange my PC, and really don't have the room for a receiver, so I decide to run this through my Compass  (been locked up for 4...
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    3 week old Compass and a new, loud buzzing noise.

    Update on this.... More dumb drama. The lady at the counter of DHL put the price of this at $400, which is well above the original cost of about $258 when I first when to ship this product from South Bend, Indiana. Apparently, Audio-GD is refusing to cover the custom taxes based on this...
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    Denon AH-D7000

    Welp, I received mine 3 days ago, with a completed order date of May 2nd (Had them on lay-away for quite some time). Granted, this is with a Headroom Mini-Amp via Elite Pro. My Compass is currently in Chinese Customs limbo, headed back to Audio-GD for a burned out gain switch (can't wait to...
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    Needing help / advise on upgrade path......

    Alrighty, thanks to this site already, I've moved from on board sound, to an Elite Pro... then to DT770 Pros, decided that the sound was still a bit hallow and added an HeadRoom Micro Amp. Recently, I transitioned from VBR MP3 to FLAC (wow.. what the hell was I thinking all those...
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    3 week old Compass and a new, loud buzzing noise.

    Welp, now the waiting game begins. I'm HOPING that the powers that be are willing to cross ship. :::Fingers crossed::: I'm missing my compass already. Back to the Elite Pro, and sound just seems... hollow, lacking depth.
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    3 week old Compass and a new, loud buzzing noise.

    Email sent... And the waiting begins.. Any idea what broke down?
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    3 week old Compass and a new, loud buzzing noise.

    I did a search for "kingwa", with no results, any suggestions??
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    3 week old Compass and a new, loud buzzing noise. and was not even active on my computer at that time. Ideas? I've also just sent an email off to Audio-GD, but I'm really concerned. **UPDATE** It stops if I flip the Gain switch on the back to "High", but as soon as I place it to "Low" (where It has been without incident), it...
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    Questions regarding Vista, External DAC's, and an Elite Pro....

    Alrighty... I am the new and proud owner of an Audio-GD Compass, (and still waiting on my Denon AH-D7000's) to upgrade from my current set of an X-Fi Elite Pro, Headroom Mini-Amp, and DT770 Pro's. Since connecting my GD to the Elite Pro via Optical, I've noticed several things. 1) Sound in...
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    Denon AH-D7000

    Still waiting on mine from J&R, Original order date of 02May.... Received my Compass about 3 weeks ago, and with my old DT770Pro, have not really appreciated a difference in sound yet, so hopefully going to the D7000 will provide an nice transition.
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    Burn in: AH-D7000 + Compass amp/dac

    My compass has been shipped, and I'm #2 on backorder for the D7000's from J&R. This thread has helped, thanks!
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    Headphone Recommnedation (yes.. another one)

    Don't get me wrong, the DX1000's look really nice, but I'd like to stay in the price range listed. The primary reason being is that I can purchase the cans now vs. in a month or two.
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    Headphone Recommnedation (yes.. another one)

    I have a severe lack of places to sample headphones, so I figured this is the next best thing. I'm upgrading (computer as source, FLAC) to an Audio-GC Compass and would really like to upgrade my cans as well. Currently, I am running a DT770Pro to Headroom mini-amp from Elite-Pro. Being how...
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    Why do Metallica endorse Metalli-Cans Skullcandy Hesh and Lowrider???

    Doesn't Metallica use Monster Cables?
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    Thinking about upgrading my sound.. Suggestions / Opinions Please!

    My current setup is a X-Fi Elite Pro, to a Headroom Mini Amp to DT770 (250). Im looking to "up the ante" on my audio setup, and need an opinion on the following: Selling my Elite Pro, and going to an X-Fi Titanium (to maintain EAX in gaming,and I want to use the optical out in the back of the...
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    Time to upgrade my sound setup.. Opinions needed

    Slowly sinking into higher grade sound solutions. Currently have an X-Fi Elite Pro to a Headroom Micro Amp. I am really thinking about upgrading to the Compass DAC + Headamp. If I choose to do so, can I just run if directly from my sound card to the Compass, bypassing external box, and if I...
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    Curious about used receiver (PC Audio)

    Any other opinions? Is this reciever a good buy for what he is asking, or should I look in other directions?
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    Curious about used receiver (PC Audio)

    Alrighty, I have a friend who is willing to sell to me his old reciever, an Harmon Kardon AVR-520 for $100. I'm going to slowly build up my PC for a bit more "robust" audio playback. Opinions on this? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Chris
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    Just Amazing

    After spending an inordinate amount of time looking, and soul searching for a proper way of ... ... ... Hell, All I have to say is that I like Tomato soup..
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    Opinions on a portable DAC

    The only time I would use it would be mid-afternoon while studying.. I have no issues with soaking up a foreign culture, however while studying, I find it a lot easier with selective music being pumped into my head. And I edited my original topic to say "MicroAmp". I was tired.. sleepy...
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    Opinions on a portable DAC

    Alrighty ladies and gents, I need some opinions on this.... I'm leaving for a 2 week vacation to Mexico in 12 days, and I'm looking to purchase a portable DAC to go with this. I currently have a Headroom MicroAmp to go with my 30GB ipod and it WOULD make sense to get the MicroDAC to go with...
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    Just got a pair of DT770/80's *initial impressions*

    It's also a matter of breaking them in. The sound on mine is slowly improving, with my initial thoughts of being shallow, disorting, overwhelming bass, limited mids, and painful highs. After 3 weeks of gaming and music, it's slowly improving. It was a MASSIVE improvement from my...
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    Best headphones money can buy?

    I went from a X-Fi Plat. to the X-Fi Elite Pro, Headroom MiniAmp to my DT770Pro (250ohm). Now that they are breaking in, it's been a night and day difference from my initial impressions, and they continue to get better. I decided to go with those due to my new found entry to Hi-Fi sound. I'm...