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  1. PedroH

    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    What settings do you use most with the iDSD?   For pop, rock, jazz with Beyer T5p I use always: - Xbass - 3D - Minimum Phase Filter   This combination sounds the most musical / exciting to me.
  2. PedroH

    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    I'm very happy with the sound quality of my iFi IDSD.   However, one thing that happens and surprises me is that battery runs out while I'm listening to it connected to a powered computer.   Shouldn't my MacBookPro be able to power it via USB? Looks like the iDSD spends more power while...
  3. PedroH

    iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression

      I'm experiencing something similar on the Micro iDSD connected to a MacBookPro. The USB charges the Micro (if I turn power off the blue led shows) but seems that if I'm listening it consumes more power than is getting from the USB until running out.   Is this normal? Do you have to leave it...
  4. PedroH

    AK 240 Stainless Steel Edition Thread

    I was about to pull the trigger on the AK240SS but these tape pictures just turn me off. I'll pass on this one.
  5. PedroH

    iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression

    Listening now to the iFi iDSD via the Beyer T5p and sounds very very good. I would say amazing for a portable system. 
  6. PedroH

    Best DACs under $10k?

    What would be the short list today? 4 years after the last post...
  7. PedroH

    AK 240 Stainless Steel Edition Thread

    Lost my AK240 and I'm thinking of getting the AK240SS.   What's the probability of a AK240II with upgraded hardware and software being released soon? The AK100II and the AK120II are already in the second series...
  8. PedroH

    iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression

    Just bought the iDSD. Great component for my travelling set. Happy with the sound right out of the box.
  9. PedroH

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Ok. It's working! Thanks!!
  10. PedroH

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Thanks.   What's the "sound" app on the Mac?   I've configured: use the AK240 for sound output in the Audio MIDI Setup...
  11. PedroH

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I've connected the AK240 to my Macbook as a USB dac.  Adjusted Audio Media setup to play sound via the AK240. However no sound from the headphones connected directly to the AK240.   Question: when used as USB dac the AK240 headphone amp is bypassed / I have to use an external amp?   Thanks.
  12. PedroH

    The Stax Thread III

    When listening to the SR009, if you shake your head do you listen to noise? My SR009 does an unpleasant noise if I tilt my head... maybe the cable pushed against my shoulders... is this normal?
  13. PedroH

    High-end Headphone Decision

    Why did you discard the STAX?
  14. PedroH

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Initial impressions (paired with Earsonics EM6):   1. Physical build and quality is superb i.e at least on par with an iPhone and I would say higher quality as the body is more complex. The box, the leather case and the AK240 itself all scream high end.   2. Sound quality surpasses anything...
  15. PedroH

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Just ordered a AK240!
  16. PedroH

    Chord Hugo - The PORTABLE discussion thread

    @ALRAINBOW, Why is an iPod worse than an iPhone?   @flaco, thanks.
  17. PedroH

    Samsung Galaxy S5 and?.............

    Is it certain that the S5 works flawlessly with the Hugo?   I'm ready to jump and buy a Hugo but struggling to find user reports on S5+Hugo working together to play high resolution 24bit files.
  18. PedroH

    Chord Hugo - The PORTABLE discussion thread

    Thinking about pairing the Hugo (or an alternative) with a Samsung S5. Will the Hugo work perfectly with the S5 and high resolution 24bit files?
  19. PedroH

    Best iPhone 5S case

    I've the iPhone 5S with the new Apple case.   The problem with that case is that the headphone socket is too narrow to connect my EarSonics (I've the impression that only the oficial Apple headphones will connect through the cover). So I just opened a larger hole in the cover with a knife. Now...
  20. PedroH

    EarSonics EM6 - 6 Driver Custom IEM

    Any EM6 owner regrets having bought them? I'm about to pull the trigger...
  21. PedroH

    Upgrading my EarSonics SM3 to EM6 or should I switch to another custom brand / model?

    I like the sound of my SM3 and have been happy with them.   Now I want to try custom IEMs. The natural path is to keep with EarSonics and upgrade to EM6.   But as I've never tried custom IEMs... I would like your advise on what's the best one. Maybe the JH16? Don't know...   I don't have...
  22. PedroH

    iFi iDAC & iUSBPower appreciation thread

    What's best: iDac or Meridian Explorer?
  23. PedroH

    EarSonics S-EM6 & S-EM6v2 Six driver universal IEM

    I'm now upgrading from the SM3. What's the value proposition of the SEM6 vs the EM6 given that price is the same? I would expect the custom to be better than the universal but there must be a reason for the SEM6 to exist.