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  1. brunk

    The Interconnect and Power Cable Thread.

    If you want to DIY an interconnect, then the best method with common tools and materials is typically to get the smallest gauge you can find, 24-30AWG for example. Dielectric of choice is teflon tubing. Then you would twist the pair by hand with atleast 3 twists per inch, and optionally wrap it...
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    REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

    Seeing that the Alpha Dogs are 90dB/mW, i don't think there would be a problem unless you want to exceed 115dB SPL, then you might have a little dynamic compression.
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    Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)

    I also agree with Purrin, that Teac really is a POS, just really harsh and unrefined. I had it for about 2 weeks doing A/B with the Yulong D18 and it didn't rival the D18 in any area, except features.
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    The general rule of thumb is that if your amps input impedance is 47kOhms or higher and interconnects are less than a meter in length, your system is passive compliant and a passive pre should be used. If any of those requirements can't be met, then an active preamp should be used.
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  8. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    But that makes sense  
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    But where am i going to put the beer?
  10. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

      LOL that would be hilarious.
  11. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    "No issues" as in bass light, bright and clipping. Something isn't right, even when you say the less powerful WA5 doesn't exhibit clipping. You have a sub-optimal preamp/gain configuration somewhere, it's not the power output of the amps.  
  12. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Yeah no issues here either, and the F5 is more than 2x the output of the F1J too. That makes you, potterma, dubstep girl, me and some others I can't think of that are satisfied. Something is fishy. Oh well, atleast you guys found something you are happy with.
  13. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Ooh, maybe PCBs will be openly available soon then. Another First Watt to add to my growing collection 
  14. brunk

    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Sorry, I am sure you have mentioned this before, but what programs are you using?
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Yeah, you could certainly do that, but where's the fun?!    Oh, that would be interesting. Maybe make a lava lamp looking sort of thing...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Food for thought...water-cooling 
  17. brunk

    Hello from a former Lurker

    LOL, a headphone closet Yeah I've seen that too lol. I wonder if that was a wake up call to some of them. Probably not, but happiness is in the eye of the beholder. I hope those guys atleast let their spouses indulge in their own passions half as much as they do...
  18. brunk

    Hello from a former Lurker

    Hehehehe. Maybe let your hubby wrap some up as presents for the family then when you're away so you have room for more  Be sure to tell him your least favorites though!
  19. brunk

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    For something smaller, give some of those gainclones a shot. Besides, I'm curious how they pan out :)
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    REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

    Yeah, the HE-5LE does have a little glare from what I remember when I owned it. One thing I do hear now that i didn't previously was pre/post ringing on the impulse response. It's really only audible on the sharp filter. On slow filter, it is greatly reduced and maybe even inaudible. Pretty much...
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    Hello from a former Lurker

    Yeah I am more of a downtempo/ambient/deep person myself. I used the term EDM merely as a catch all phrase for brevity  Most headphone lovers will find that 2-4 is really all you need, so maybe sell the others except your most favorite 1-2 and move higher up the chain. Like monopoly, trade 5...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Oh ok. Well there's I/V conversion somewhere, i guess it's integrated inside the ESS9023 chip?
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    REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

    Hmm interesting. I have found other DACs to be grainy, but not the DA8. Matter of fact, I find it so transparent that it makes you really step up your game to catch up. Maybe give it a few more days for things to burn in, or perhaps you'll realize you're hearing a clearer window and you have...
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