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  1. reginalb

    EQ not working on Astell &Kern AK70

    I had a different A&K DAP (AK300) about 4 years ago and reported that exact issue to them. They didn't care. They didn't fix it. EDIT: I misremembered. The issue wasn't that it did nothing, but rather that the bandwidth was extremely narrow...
  2. reginalb

    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    Appears to have cleared customs, it just updated, I had refreshed it this morning, and it listed that it had arrived at the airport on November 5th. While it just updated today, it actually shows it as having cleared customs on the 5th as well. But I track my shipments pretty obsessively...
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    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    Ours are together, as mine was loaded at the same time. It's in Chicago now.
  4. reginalb

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Howdy all, I asked this in the DX150 thread and never got a response. I own a DX160, but I was wondering about this UI, which is nowhere to be found on the newer player: I know that I have also seen it on DX200 screenshots, my question is basically, is that the music player in Android, or did...
  5. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    Oh you sweet summer child.
  6. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I was once duped by head-fi, we're all human. We'd be better off if we could all admit that it happens. And you're absolutely right, I don't know he's amoral. But I definitely think he is. I think many people that sell to audiophiles know exactly what they're doing. You're right that I...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I think I'll quote the banned OP after this conversation and bloviate for a moment. Anyone in the current USB discussion, note I'm going to be tying this conversation back to the OP, and not actually directly addressing the current topic of conversation. You've been warned. This loop is...
  8. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    And I am sure it all has nothing at all to do with the fact that he sells insanely overpriced audio gear, spouting the same nonsense: Source: https://www.wavelengthaudio.com/Store/ So anyway, believe what you will, but please don't go around duping others. I find people like Gordon to be...
  9. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    I read it, unfortunately, I also understand how USB works. As I said to you, your description of what errors sound like is wrong. I read that, in its entirety, before replying. The article fails (conveniently) to tell you what an error would sound like. There would be a very audible artifact, or...
  10. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    If you understand how USB cables work, then you know that what you're talking about just isn't possible. The 1's and 0's get to their destination or they don't. Nothing about warmth, or veils is what would even happen if there was a problem with a usb cable. Lost digits would result in errors...
  11. reginalb

    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    Yeah, if I would have realized I definitely would have just bought it from Musicteck.
  12. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    USB 2.0 is wild overkill for an audio signal, and a 20-year old standard. 24-bit 192Khz audio, as silly as such a high rate is, equates to ~9.2 Mbps. USB 2.0 is specced for 480 Mbps. So long as you have a cable that is within the ballpark of spec, you're fine.
  13. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    Depends on what kind of outputs said Walmart disc player has. You very well might be able to easily adapt it to a switcher. Anyway, if you need more rigor, there is plenty of published research available on the topic. But that's not your own ears, which is what many audiophiles claim is so...
  14. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    Well, I have read those posts, actually. And I have to agree with him. If all you're doing is making a decision for yourself, you don't need extreme rigor, and testing of "Head-Fi" equipment (you know, headphones and their related sources) it actually is pretty damn simple. An A/B switch, a test...
  15. reginalb

    A DAC listening test challenge. Will it happen?

    In a test where you faced the opposite direction as I was, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between your Mojo and a myriad of other devices. I own a couple that I promise are just as transparent - I could bring a Schiit fulla, heck, I'll bet if you supplied the source, and just let me...
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    A DAC listening test challenge. Will it happen?

    There are sometimes differences in the total package. Not a DAC, but I had a really bad amplifier once (Viper audio for the car. This was the brand, though I can't tell you the model, it was nearly 20 years ago...
  17. reginalb

    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    That was the case with PS3 controllers if I recall, I believe that there are wall warts that can "trick" the device, as it's just down to the pinout.
  18. reginalb

    A DAC listening test challenge. Will it happen?

    So, as I said in the other thread, you can literally measure if a DAC is transparent. The spec on every DAC on the market that isn't intentionally colored is beyond the measured capability of human ears to discern the difference. Full stop. Those that aren't transparent would be intentionally...
  19. reginalb

    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    That is just factually inaccurate. Converting digital to analog is trivial at this point, and the accuracy of the conversion is completely measurable. Every DAC on the market that isn't intentionally coloring sound is completely transparent.
  20. reginalb

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Works well for me. As he says throughout, it's all about how your brain interprets it. You guys must have broken brains. :beyersmile:
  21. reginalb

    Think these folks are for real?

    Yeah, but guys, it's a direct drive SD card player. They drive it directly. Totes worth it.
  22. reginalb

    Impactful voice?

    Don't most EQs shift the volume down automatically when you enable them to prevent that from happening?
  23. reginalb

    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    Is your DX160 up to date with the firmware version in the first post (or via OTA)? I had that issue (may have been related to animated covers?) on the previous firmware version (though I was running the lurker mod). Updating to latest firmware fixed it.
  24. reginalb

    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    You missed the biggest difference of all! One of those DACs is an XBox. The others are clearly not.
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