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  1. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Awesome! Patiently await to hear your thoughts on them once they arrive. Blur Thread: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/blur-earbuds-lovers.884062/post-14357627
  2. WoodyLuvr

    XDuoo XD-05 Portable Dac/Amp Introduction - Impressions

    Forgot to mention that my preferred music genre is electronic (classic, ambient, motion picture soundtrack).
  3. WoodyLuvr

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    Personally, I have had little success in eq'ing out applied "house tuning" especially significant tuning performed by certain manufacturers... with that said, some have had luck doing it so give it a whirl and see if you can "unveil" to your liking/preference. The Blur house sound is most...
  4. WoodyLuvr

    XDuoo XD-05 Portable Dac/Amp Introduction - Impressions

    Anyone have any insight on the difference, if any at all, between the AD827SQ (Mouser $51.02) and the MIL-STD-883B processing variant AD827SQ/883B (Mouser $68.43). Apparently, everywhere I looked they are "not-in-stock" and require a six-week or more lead-time.
  5. WoodyLuvr

    XDuoo XD-05 Portable Dac/Amp Introduction - Impressions

    @Dramlin it has been mentioned on another thread and forum that the most favorable Op-Amp rolling results for both the XD-05 and XD-05 Plus is when they are used in HeadAMP mode only. Meaning that AUX IN is used, completely bypassing either the AK4490 or AK4493 DAC chip. Just wondering what...
  6. WoodyLuvr

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    Ah okay, the Blur 300ohm OFC... I believe he nicknamed this earbud model <<Henna Gaijin>> "Strange Foreigner"
  7. WoodyLuvr

    XDuoo XD-05 Portable Dac/Amp Introduction - Impressions

    So what brand and model is your slightly higher quality adapter?
  8. WoodyLuvr

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    Looking forward to seeing what version he sends you!
  9. WoodyLuvr

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    My Blur 美魔女 Beautiful Witch "Dark" (300Ω) ear buds being driven by a XDuoo XD-05 Plus Black Edition HeadAMP:
  10. WoodyLuvr

    Modifying WM1Z/A

    Here is an example of a wooden case I fully lined with Conductive Adhesive Copper Foil Tape for EMI shielding purposes. This DAC and headAMP are both highly susceptible to EMI interference... but with the copper foiling... a ringing smartphone literally sitting on top of it (or a noisy PC right...
  11. WoodyLuvr

    Modifying WM1Z/A

    A well known brand and reliable... it is similar to regular eutectic solder but with a small (2-4%) silver content... the question though is if the price is worth the application especially if what you are soldering has no silver content (components, terminals, and/or wires). If no silver...
  12. WoodyLuvr

    Modifying WM1Z/A

    Hence, my previous comment... since the 1970s we really have found nothing that shields as well for the price than copper foil tape... plus, it conveniently molds to nearly any shape no matter how complex or odd it may be.
  13. WoodyLuvr

    Modifying WM1Z/A

    Nothing has yet beaten the price vs performance of Conductive Adhesive Copper Foil Tape. A not so elegant but successful solution in most cases... please pardon the pun :wink:
  14. WoodyLuvr

    Modifying WM1Z/A

    What opamp did you choose to put into your xDuoo XD-05?
  15. WoodyLuvr

    Your HeadTIMELINE

    The Great Depression (2014) nearly ended my relationship with headphones altogether and was in many regards nearly as bad as the Dark Ages (1995-2005). It began with a silly foray into open-back territory again with the purchase of a pair of new old stock Audeze LCD-2 planars (circa 2012 model)...
  16. WoodyLuvr

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    Wong is well known for giving very solid recommendations so whatever he recommends is most likely a safe bet. Also, he does individually tune by request so carefully explain what tuning you desire; your preferred music genre; and your typical listening level. Regarding impedance... that is a...
  17. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Referring to Wong Kuan Wae @ Blur Earbuds :wink: Love me Blurs! Instagram@1974_boleh7 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1515692960 https://m.facebook.com/groups/1776232929304900 Link to Blur Earbud thread HERE
  18. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Enjoy, these earbuds were promptly swiped from me not once but twice by my wife and then daughter upon arrival!
  19. WoodyLuvr

    XDuoo XD-05 Portable Dac/Amp Introduction - Impressions

    From where did you purchase your AD827AQ Op Amp from? Does yours look like this: https://th.rs-online.com/web/p/op-amps/7590052/ Made in the Philippines?
  20. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Megaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! As in Sony's Mega Bass feature
  21. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    A long time ago, during the the time when telephones had magic wires that went into mysterious holes in our walls, we would place these magic items over our heads... carefully placing the band over and on top of our heads while seating the buds into the outer canals of our ears. At the the other...
  22. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Check out our new HISTORY OF EARBUDS (Key Models Timeline)
  23. WoodyLuvr

    Earbuds Round-Up

    HISTORY OF EARBUDS (Key Models Timeline) GOLDEN AGE 1981 - Kenwood KH-0.5 "Petit Horn" (32Ω) 1982 - Sony MDR-E252 (18Ω) 1982 - Kenwood KH-0.3 (32Ω) 1983 - Kenwood KH-0.7 (16Ω) 1985 - Aiwa HP-V1 (17Ω) 1988 - Sony MRD-E484 (18Ω) 1988 - Aiwa HP-V99 (16Ω) 1989 - Sony MRD-E555 (16Ω) 1990 - Aiwa...
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