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    Review and comparison: Focal Spirit Classic & Sennheiser HD380Pro

    Review and comparison: Focal Spirit Classic & Sennheiser HD380Pro         1) Introduction:   I've been a member of Head-fi for almost 4 years now. When I first joined, all I had was a pair of already worn out Sennheiser HD212Pro's. I've been in love with music since I can remember, and...
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    Asus Xonar D1 is very impressive

    I got this card recently for my media PC to use it for the optical output, but damn, the thing is very good. I mean, I've got plenty of other much more expensive DAC's, and I've used the Essence ST in my main PC for a long time, but to be honest, I think D1 is virtually indistinguishable from it...
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    FS/FT: Beyerdynamic T1

    I'm selling the Beyerdynamic T1, sn.9817, no warranty, comes with everything you see on the pictures plus it's original cardboard outer box.   Visually the headphone is in virtually perfect condition as you see on the pictures. Earpads are in very good condition, regularly cleaned. Same goes...
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    Brief smartphone sound quality comparison

    So I'm getting a new smartphone at the moment to replace the old Samsung Galaxy S, the first one. The number one things I'm looking for is sound quality trough the headphone output. I don't play games, I don't use the camera, I don't need superfast CPU, a lot of RAM or memory, all I wan't is a...
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    Little Dot MKIII volume pot wiring

    Hey,   I have a little request if anyone would be kind enough to provide an answer. What I need is info on how to wire the volume pot on the LD mkIII headamp. There's an Alps 16 volume pot inside, with 5 wires going from it to a small 5 pin adapter, which is then plugged onto the MkIII PCB...
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    Soldering Little Dot MKIII volume pot

    Hello guys,   Does anyone know how to solder the wires onto the MKIII volume pot? Which wire goes to which spot? Possible maybe to get a picture of an already soldered pot? :P   This is what it looks like: http://imageshack.us/a/img856/6421/06ox.jpg...
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    Beyerdynamic T1 - disappointing performance in my setup

    I've recently bought the T1's and I'm currently using them with a Nuforce HDP dac/amp.  I know this is not a perfect combo, but the DAC section seems pretty decent with the AKG K701, and there's enough power for T1 to get them way too loud nowhere near 100% on the volume knob.  But, the thing...
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    Which one is "it"? T90, D600 or M4U2

    So, quite a weird list I have here with three completely different headphones.   The thing is...I'm looking for a upper mid - high end can, so not quite HD800 / T1 / LCD2 level, but above DT880 / HD600-650 / K701.     What I don't care about AT ALL is sound neutrality. I don't care if...
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    Onkyo A-5VL - A game changer

    I want to spend a few words about the device I bought today after thorough testing (3 hours in a silent room in the shop) against three obvious DAC/headamp combos between 500 and 700$. First let me say that before I entered the store, I didn't even know this device existed.  I went in to return...
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    Need help with chosing an integrated amp

    So, what I'm looking for is an integrated amplifier for speakers, which would run some small bookshelf speakers, and it also needs to have a great headphone output.  Its for a setup that would be used 50% for speakers, 50% for headphone listening.   I used my HD650's today on a NAD C326 (the...
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    Samsung Galaxy S vs. Musical Fidelity M1DAC - unbelievable, does my DAC work?

    Let me start off by saying that this comparison was made totally by accident, it was not meant in the first place to compare the DAC's in my phone and in my 800$ standalone DAC praised by many as one of the best best on the market, but what I found after just being curious about how the phone...
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    Asus Essence One vs. Musical Fidelity M1-DAC+ AudioGD C-2.2

    So, I'm upgrading from my current Asus Xonar STX + Little Dot MkV setup to something more high end.   Which DAC or DAC/amp combo up to about 600-700 dollars would you recommend? I can get a used M1-DAC for 300 dollars, which is why its included in this comparison, otherwise it would be too...
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    Most fun headphones you've ever heard...

    So...a simple question.  What are the most fun headphones that you've ever heard? By fun I mean, they made you dance, they made you feel the music, they were just very engaging, alive and...fun. :P   Mention any headphones, regardless of price, size, type, sound signature, etc....and give a...
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    Pro-ject Headbox SE II (2011 version) first impressions, short review (full review coming soon), and comparison to Fiio E9

        I decided to upgrade my headphone amplifier from Fiio E9 to Pro-ject Headbox SE II.  I went for it mainly because I wanted 2 headphone outputs and separate volume controls...   I paid 300$ for it with the discount (its 350 usually), and so far I'm not fully satisfied with my...
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    Beyedynamic DT990 (32) vs DT770 (250) (NEED HELP QUICKLY :P)

    Ok guys, I need help quite quickly (until tomorrow lol).   I planned on buying the DT770 (250) headphones, but as I walked into my local store and asked the salesman to order them for me , he offered me the DT990  32 ohm version that he had on the shelf.   He said that 990 are better...
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    Sennheiser HD558 impressions / review

      So...I've had the HD558's for about 3 weeks now, and after about 100 or so hours of burning in, I think It's time to do a little review. I'm not an expert by any means, these are the most expensive headphones I've ever owned, so I wont use any technical data, I'm just gonna give an honest...
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    Bad sounding HD558's

    So, basically, I've had my Sennheiser HD558's for a few weeks now, and the longer I have them , more disappointed I am. I'm pretty sure the reason for all the fuss is the fact that I have an onboard sound card (realtec alc887) and a crappy amplifier inside Logitech Z2300 that I'm using to plug...
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    To DAC, or not to DAC....?

    Hello everyone   I have a simple question. I recently bought the new Sennheiser HD558 headphones. I'm quite happy with the sound, but I want to improve it.  I'm only using my headhpones at the home,  using my PC as a source for music in FLAC format. This is my current setup:   Onboard...
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