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    Review by 'smallcaps' on item 'Hidizs MS2'

    Disclaimer Hidizs kindly reached out to me to offer the MS2 Mermaid (from here, referred to as the MS2) for review. While I am grateful to them for providing a review sample, I remain committed to providing an objective review. This review is based on my own experience and may differ from your...
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    Audio Technica ATH- ES 10 Impressions Thread

    If I remember correctly, I got perforated lambskin, angled pads and cooling.
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    knife-fi?

    Very nice... Is that custom? Who's the maker? The scales and pivot are beautiful. Would love to see the blade. Agree, I have a small Sebenza 31 and I'm really not a fan. Carried it for 1 day and now it sits in a tray waiting to be sold. I also have a small Inkosi tho and like it much better...
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    you must keep two headphones only

    Google Pixel buds for work. ZMF Verite Closed for play.
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    knife-fi?

    Thank you kindly! I lucked out on the rebar pattern on the handle.
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    The iBasso DX300 connected to the AAW Halcyon via an ISN GD4 cable.
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    You could use both a Max and a DX300, one for each ear, with 2 sets of IEMs, again one for each ear, and IEM match based on individual ear hearing and device output profile. You would just need to press play at the same time.
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    There's so much overhead just to run windows for such a device. At that point I would almost want to just run a Raspberry Pi with a custom-built case, DAC hat, a batterypack, and touchscreen. Would be cheaper and just as buggy lol!
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Mr Oizo - Flat beat (Official Video with Flat Eric - 1999 - F Communications)
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    As a mobile setup, it's not ideal. As a portable and transportable setup, it works very well.
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    I drive my VCs to great effect on my iBasso DX300. Honestly this setup is making some of my budget desktop gear obsolete.
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    Time for some first impressions. So far I've been taking the DX300 though some light paces, installing some apps that I enjoy for media consumption such as Netflix, YouTube, VLC, an eBook reader, comicbook reader, Baconreader, Spotify, etc. For media consumption, the DX300 is looking to be an...
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    The only evidence of burn-in I've seen is the spontaneous combustion of my wallet due to this forum.
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    ugh... I just pulled the trigger on this. Promised myself to never buy an Android-based DAP and now here I am. Going back to the top of the thread to read everything like a filthy casual. See everyone in a bit.
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    knife-fi?

    Certainly not an expert and more of an enthusiast that appreciates the design and functionality of knives, so please take my comments with a grain of salt! I think choosing a knife is really about the use-case, much like choosing any other tool. And while functionality is important for any...
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    knife-fi?

    Buck Knives are an American classic. They have been tried and tested over the ages, and you'll find Buck knives in use for many applications. That being said, there are much better knives out now in terms of ergonomics (Spyderco), functionality (Benchmade), and materials (Lionsteel), for the...
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    knife-fi?

    Edit: here's a link to a reputable seller https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP11TIPD/spyderco-c11tipd-delica-4-flat-ground-vg10-damascus-plain-blade-titanium-handles
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    knife-fi?

    Is he left or right handed? For $200 you can get a pretty decent knife that will last beyond a lifetime. Check out Spyderco, Benchmade, Lionsteel, We Knives and Cold Steel. For a retirement knife that's both beautiful and usable, Spyderco makes a Titanium Damascus Delica that's pretty nice...
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    knife-fi?

    That's a beautiful example. Love the spine work!
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    Amp for Hifiman + Drop HE4xx?

    Don't need much to make the 4XX shine. You could do well with an Atom, Spark or Magni. If this is your first amp, I would stick to solid state and go from there.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Shout - Otis Day & The Knights
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    The only tube amp I have is a S.E.X., which is a SET design. Still patiently waiting for my VC to arrive, and will share my impressions compared to my hybrid (TA-20) and solid state (789) once I have some time alone with the VC.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Destiny's Child - Girl (Official Music Video)
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