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  1. ashutoshp

    Sonic Sense Pro Audio

    I saw they were asking for crowdfunding to post their headphone, speaker, etc. samples a few months back but that's it, they fell off the radar.      In the past I've ordered from Sonic Sense on two previous but separate occasions, first for the DT880s and then the Presonus' Eris E5. Both...
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    Reply to review by 'ashutoshp' on item 'HiFiMAN HE400S'

    Great review. If I didnt know any better, I'd have said you were "on the money!"
  3. ashutoshp

    Welcome to the SchiitShow!

    Thank you. I added rather than subtracted :laughing:
  4. ashutoshp

    Welcome to the SchiitShow!

    Where are the updates? I have been waiting patiently in PA for something more official.... but I've had enough. Cmon folks! Somebody....
  5. ashutoshp

    June 28, 2015 - Audio-Video Club of Atlanta 2nd Annual Portable Audio Jam

    I am going to presume you were replying to my post. So if yes, thanks. I look forward to it too.
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    June 28, 2015 - Audio-Video Club of Atlanta 2nd Annual Portable Audio Jam

    I am moving to Athens in August so please do let me know if there's another one like this happening. If not, I will be there next year but I do hope to see some good photos. Have fun.
  7. ashutoshp

    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    @swspiers +1 to his POV as I have a similar experience, albeit with the iPad Air.    which says a lot about the iPad. But thinking out aloud, I'm wondering if this means that you need a really good amp like the Lyr and co. to take the 400i to the 'next' level.   
  8. ashutoshp

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    FWIW, I use the DC-1 with my Fidelio L1s and I am usually listening at the -20 to -40 setting on the DC-1 with absolutely no hissing whatsoever. The X2s should be even easier because according to Innerfidelity, at 35 Ohms, you need ~0.089 VRMS to reach 90 dB SPL on the X2, compared to the L1s...
  9. ashutoshp

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    +1 to that. I have been reading Keith's posts over in the DAC side of things as well and on Emotiva's own forum. Good stuff. Thank you. I hope you keep it up Keith. Patience is a virtue with these endeavours which is NEVER easy to come by, leave alone sustain.  I know I need clarity to see...
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    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    This is GOLD Keith. I am a grown man but I am not afraid to say this- I love Emotiva! I get gooey eyed when I see the DC-1 on my media center every morning and the proudest day of my audiohead life was when my 6-year old said this- "daddy, can I listen to some Lego Chima music on the DC-1 DAC"...
  11. ashutoshp

    Creative Sound blaster E5 - Headphone amp + USB DAC with OTG + Toslink + aptX + recording + more.

    Hello folks. FYI, the E5 is on Massdrop for USD 149.99 (lowest join price). My dilemma- I'm torn between a straight up headphone amp like the Fiio E12 and a USB/DAC amp like the E5 to use with my phone on the go. I have an LG G3 which according to gsmarena has very good audio output already via...
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    Speaker amps for headphones

    Cool thread. Sub'd
  13. ashutoshp

    AURALiC owners unite!

    Did you contact Auralic? Maybe they have a suggestion.
  14. ashutoshp

    NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S

    Makes sense because the connectors are 'unique'. I avoid putting them back in the box because of the connectors. They are a curse for those with thick fingers. I had my wife do it till she gave me a cold "seriously" look one day.
  15. ashutoshp

    NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S

    I know Tyll finds the hifiman's to be tizzy but IMO they are not. I held off on buying a hifiman for that precise reason. IME , they were tizzy to begin with and I was a bit disappointed but give them a day or two and whoa mamma! They seem to straddle the line beautifully... or maybe it's...
  16. ashutoshp

    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Thanks for the advice folks. I am going to try and keep my feet from slipping. It's one reason why I avoided meets :) Maybe it is time for an Audioheads Anonymous thread or something, if there isn't one already.
  17. ashutoshp

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Thanks guys. Looks like I have some more reading material :)
  18. ashutoshp

    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Hey guys, I am in a dilemma and am looking for advice. So I have the HE-400is and I love them. So much that I frequently catch myself lusting for the HE-560 with the expectation of an even bigger 'hit', in a manner of speaking.      Is it worth sliding even further down this slippery slope? But...
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    AURALiC owners unite!

    Cheers for this.
  20. ashutoshp

    NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S

    I hate auto correct. I meant to say MY 400i's are just a month old.
  21. ashutoshp

    NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S

    And 400i is barely a month old. They look good.
  22. ashutoshp

    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Just occurred to me from a previous loudspeaker setup that may have some bearing here. I used to own a pair of 4 ohm power (current) hungry speakers that were fed by Emotiva's XPA-200 amp. Each time I would crank up the volume, the soundstage would collapse and I mean drastically. After some...
  23. ashutoshp

    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    @jkteddy77 "This is where that spacious soundstage area is important to me. It isn't even the distance of the soundstage that's most important, but the feeling that the sounds revolve around me in a circle that I love most about the HE-400. My old DT990 and AKG712 could never reproduce that...
  24. ashutoshp

    AURALiC owners unite!

    @Randle81. You're right. Initially, I had a Sonos in mind but then saw the Bluesound and then the Raumfeld Connector and now the Auralic Mini I think i'm leaning towards the Auralic because of their pedigree. I have been using a PC thus far but even more so than me, my family finds it mighty...
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