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  1. tas236

    AirPods Max

    Are you referring to bass bloat and mids dip on the Sony ANC models?
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    SOLD Audio-gd NFB 28.38

    Sorry I haven't logged in since September--this is gone.
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    FiiO BTA10, Bluetooth Adapter/Amp for Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Headphones.

    Unpopular opinion over here, perhaps, but it's my firm opinion that these 'phones, while a great value, are simply not resolving enough for the listener to tell the difference between wired and wireless over AAC or aptX and decent hardware. And I say that as a happy owner of the M50x.
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    Audio-gd NFB-28

    Hi all, I have read the last 10 or so pages of this thread (since the 28.38 came out in 2017) and am leaning pretty heavily towards a 28.38. I'd love to hear from current or past owners about how things have shaped up since you've had the unit. I'd actually be using it mostly as a preamp for...
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    FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7.

    I cross-posted this in the review tour thread, but I'd be interested to see a comparison between this and the CEntrance BlueDAC. Seems like it's one of those for me (iPhone and CIEMs).
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    The Review Tour of FiiO Q5 Flagship Bluetooth and DSD-Capable DAC & Amplifier Starts Right Now!

    Anybody have a CEntrance BlueDAC to compare to? Seems like the closest competitor and I wanted to see a comparison before making my decision.
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    CEntrance BlueDAC - Anyone aware?

    I haven't seen any discussion of the new BlueDAC which is now open for pre-order:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rcX2_YkAdE&feature=share   As a current HiFi-M8 owner I am tempted to get in on the pre-order. Haven't seen any activity here. Anybody have thoughts?
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    Wanted: CEntrance DACportable

    Would love to get someone's lightly used DACportable. I have a Hifi-M8 (which I'm currently selling on this board) and would love to try CEntrance's new product! Let me know if you have one up for sale and we can negotiate.
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    Review: CEntrance DACport Slim DAC/Amp Combo

    Any HiFi-M8 owners here? I'd like to know how the Slim or HD compare to it if someone has both!
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    UA Apollo Twin questions

    Hi all! I currently own a CEntrance HiFi-M8 and really like the sound. However, I also do recording/mixing and need a new interface, and I've been looking at the Universal Audio Apollo Twin. Money is tight enough that i'd have to sell the HiFi-M8 to get the new interface.    Anybody have...
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    PONO - Neil Youngs portable hi-res music player

        I really think the PONO ecosystem can only be good for us, the pre-PONO audiophiles, if you will. Sure, they may not have anything actually original in terms of format or hardware, but they do have 1) an integrated ecosystem and 2) a good start on the marketing. If PONO is successful by...
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    WTB: 4-Pin XLR Male to 2x 3-pin XLR male cable, 6-9 feet

    For connecting my CEntrance HiFi-M8 to my studio monitors.   PM me if you know where I can buy one or have one made! If you're a cable maker we can negotiate a reasonable price.
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    [PRICE DROP] CEntrance DACport

    This is my workhorse DACport, in perfect working order. I've taken great care of this thing and it's in very good physical condition. I also am including the USB cable, belt clip, and the little faux-velvet pouch. Pics to come; I'm at work right now. $230, shipped to CONUS.      
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    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    True. If we are expected to use the full-size XLR jacks for our full-size balanced headphones, the power should definitely be there. Version 2 (more battery life, smaller balanced jack, single-ended jack) can be a bit less powerful, probably. Of course, why not both? :)
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    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    What would happen if I tried to connect my balanced studio monitors to the XLR outs? Explosion? 
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    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    I'm wondering if the announcement of a new Apple dock connector will change any of the plans here at all...the fact that it's all-digital should make things easier for DAC manufacturers, right?
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    SOLD: Maverick Audio A1 Integrated Tube Amplifier (w/ Raytheon 6AK5 tubes)

    For sale is a Maverick Audio A1 headphone/speaker amp. I bought this a couple months ago and since I have now moved to a portable setup, I need to pay for it...   The Maverick A1 is a very powerful headphone amp as well as a 20Wpc speaker amplifier. Works great as both.   This amp...
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    Best match for Maverick Audio A1?

    In an ideal world, yes. However, since I need to cram a power amp, DAC, speakers, and a headphone amp onto a dorm room desk, it behooves me to find one product that does as many of those functions as possible with the best quality. The A1 is that product - size, functionality, and price. I guess...
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    Best match for Maverick Audio A1?

      The A1 is a tube head/speaker amp (tube + solid state for the power amp) that I'll be purchasing soon: http://www.mav-audio.com/base/product/tube_magic_a1   I basically went on Headroom and found the best headphones under $500. I have the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and am looking for a step...
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    Connecting DAC to Headphone and Speaker Amps

    I'm really lazy. I don't want to have to unplug anything behind my components.   I want to connect a standalone DAC (recommendations ~$200 please?) to both a Schiit Asgard and a speaker amp (~$200 as well, I'm thinking either Fiio A1 or Nuforce Icon Amp...any others I should consider?)...
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