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  1. Francki Conniff

    Official Head-Fi Houston Fourth-of-July Weekend Meet: Saturday - July 2nd, 2016 @ Looscan Library

    I have not been checking the forum as frequently as I use too since I returned back from work in Saudi Arabia and just today saw about this meet so I would love to attend though I'm still fairly new to the forum I've been a long time Hi Fi fanatic since the 80s when I was leaving high school. I...
  2. Francki Conniff

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I almost purchased this model on EBay once. I loved that it had forced air cooling on the amplifier. Same power rating as the A501. I actually was collecting SAE items recently but now that I'm in KSA I'm resorting to just relaxing and listening to music in my spare time. Shipping to Saudi is...
  3. Francki Conniff

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Has anyone mentioned a SAE A14 Integrated amp yet? I still have mine but not with me here. Its on the other side of the world in Mexico. I love that amp 120 wpc and I used it for pushing a set of Bose 601 series II's. I would like to hear the Grado's on it. Purchased it in early early 80's when...
  4. Francki Conniff

    Reply to review by 'francki conniff' on item 'FiiO EX1 Nanotech Titanium Diaphragm In-Ear Monitors'

    Good Job on the Review... I need to get me a pair as my old IE's are worn out and I only use my Sure SE215's when I cant use my NAD HP50's on the plane. But I want some IE's for home use and I will have to give these a try. Oh and hold on to that HP Touchpad hehe I still use my White 64gb as well :)
  5. Francki Conniff

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Wow ,  I still use SAE stuff ! Namely an A501 amp with a working 2100 Preamp and 1800 parametric Eq. And I remember the DAK sell out days.. sad day for SAE nuts but in that time my first amp was the integrated SAE A14 with a T14 tuner. Those were the days. Guess now getting back into the HiFi...
  6. Francki Conniff

    NAD Viso HP50 : Another superb headphone from Paul Barton?

    I completely agree here. I just got a Lyr2 (Shiit Desktop Amp) which right now using tubes on it but have the LISST's for future experimentation ,and with testing the HP50's and a SR325e's ( Grados) on the amp I hear a frequency range difference where the HP50's sound flatter than the Grados...
  7. Francki Conniff

    Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 On-Ears Review by mark2410

    I have the exact same set up hehe.. I use the HP50's for travel on my long flights from Saudi to USA and have the MOE's ( black pair which I got for 90 bucks at Best Buy) for use when in KSA. I use a FiiO X5 DAP with an E12DIY amp and these MOE's just make it so nice just sitting and zoning out...
  8. Francki Conniff

    Geek Wave: Limited Time Indiegogo Only Pricing

    what type of material is the screen made of. How much power will that consume. Just curious.is the volume control on the screen or physical. Can I ask these questions? will it be available internationally as in KSA. I know of a FiiO authorized dealer but haven't seen anything from LH Labs.
  9. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    I read through some of you guys posts and a feed back msg to you XP_98... I use a pair of NAD HP50's and running a X5/E12 DIY( and the HS6 kit) and it is a definite improvement for me .I listen to quite a variety of genre and I am very well satisfied with my portable rig. To me it made a...
  10. Francki Conniff

    NAD HP50s vs Momentums - a short review & comparison

    Just traveled from KSA to Virginia and listened to them ( HP50)through airports and on the plane. At one point the earphone cups were hot I guess from me falling asleep with them but that was me having slept on the plane for 5 hours. Listening to them with the E12 DIY amp makes a big difference...
  11. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    Like you ( now that I finally got my X5 unit in KSA-- not much love for audiophile purity in the area that I've seen thus far) I'm not seeing areas where I can complain much at all. I have the NAD's as well and sound excellent. Albert King sounds fresh and new again compared to my other Mp3...
  12. Francki Conniff

    NAD HP50s vs Momentums - a short review & comparison

    I just toyed around with mine and tried to simulate exactly what your describing. at first I don't notice it but once on my head what your talking about I hear only of course when no player plugged in. I tried to make them "Creak" at the point of almost breaking but I didn't get that to happen...
  13. Francki Conniff

    NAD HP50s vs Momentums - a short review & comparison

    cool deal that'll work thanks!. I think the HP50's are  very promising considering some of the posts on them here and elsewhere.
  14. Francki Conniff

    NAD HP50s vs Momentums - a short review & comparison

    If you purchase the FiiO X5 let me know how they are with the HP50's .. I'm about to set myself for long trips with this type of rig and particularly with some of the recordings you tested it with ( be it classical ,rock, blues, jazz etc..) . I also have some IEM's from Shure which are subpar...
  15. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    I have definitely been learning the idea of patience. I'm here in Saudi Arabia stuck without the X5 which was delivered to my home in USA back on Apr 7th. And to make matters even more frustrating is that I have access to 128GB memory easily here and even got me another set of Headphones from...
  16. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    I couldn't agree with you more PTravel..I'm staying away from B&H... I just passed on to the 30 expats I know here in Saudi that B & H  might not be a good idea with how there reputation is on handling customers loyalty. I just did a Pre Order with someone else more reliable. Thanks for the...
  17. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    If they don't get it shipped out to me in next 2 weeks I'm going to see if they got the HAP S1  available and buy that and use that instead. I need something that I can listen to the FLAC files with . I have a musical fidelity DAC but id rather something portable or something that I can access...
  18. Francki Conniff

    The Fiio X5 Thread

    Looks like FiiO just updated ship out to Distributors and retailers>>   ~~March 29th: New Zealand: Sound Essentials Malaysia: E1 Personal Audio Israel: Turtle Voice Amplifiers LTD France: AUIDO GARDEN Poland: Audiomagic.pl USA: Liquiana INC USA: Office direct USA: Office Direct Sales...
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