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  1. darkarn

    Good 4K 60Hz HDMI Audio Extractor with TOSLINK/Coaxial Out?

    I am looking into getting the audio out of several HDMI devices, namely an Apple TV 4K and my computer, into a DAC like my Modi Multibit Are there any good recommendations of such HDMI audio extractors that you all use with your home audio setups?
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    Most "Tonally Balanced" (Like the HD600) Closed Back Headphones?

    If HD600 is the most "tonally balanced" open headphones, what would be the equivalent for closed back headphones?
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    Inline Remote and Mic?

    What's the current situation for inline remote and mic? I will like to have one that can work with my Sennhieser IE80 and Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro so that I can skip songs on my Onkyo DP X1A or pick up calls on my phones (Android and iOS) and even on the computer too for Skype
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    iBasso DX50/DX80/DX90 as USB to Coaxial Device?

    Quick question here, has anyone tried using an iBasso DX50/DX80/DX90 as an USB to Coaxial Device?   As in, connecting it to the computer and then using its coaxial out to other DACs?   Thanks!
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    Coaxial Out in Desktop PCs: Optical to Coaxial Converter vs Coaxial Backplate vs USB to Coaxial Converter?

    Hi, I am planning to DIY a new desktop PC (high chance Skylake based) soon that may be using a Schiit Modi Multibit via its Coaxial In (the other two inputs will be used by other sources) but realised that most motherboards do not have Coaxial Out (but still have Optical Out) unlike in the past...
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    Any DAP that Can Work with USB DACs (USB In or Coaxial In)?

    Hi, just wondering, is there any DAP that can work with USB DACs?   The idea is to have something portable that can be used in shops to audition headphones, amps and USB DACs. Currently I am using my handphone (Sony Xperia Z3C), which I don't think can power any higher-end headphones properly...
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    Amps with Pre-Amp RCA and Headphone Out: Possible to Switch Between Both?

    Hi, here's my current setup:   Computer > USB cable > Audinst HUD-MX1 > RCA to 3.5mm > Fred's 12AU7 tube amp > 3.5mm to RCA cable > RCA switch > RCA cable > Swans M10   Computer > USB cable > Audinst HUD-MX1 > RCA to 3.5mm > Fred's 12AU7 tube amp > 3.5mm to RCA cable > RCA switch > RCA to...
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    Upgrade to New DAC or just Power Supply for Audinst HUD-MX1?

    Hi guys, here's my current setup:   Computer > USB cable > Audinst HUD-MX1 > RCA to 3.5mm > Fred's 12AU7 tube amp > 3.5mm to RCA cable > RCA switch > RCA cable > Swans M10   Computer > USB cable > Audinst HUD-MX1 > RCA to 3.5mm > Fred's 12AU7 tube amp > 3.5mm to RCA cable > RCA switch > RCA...
  9. darkarn

    [PSA] Buying TF Cards and DAPs During Black Friday/Cyber Monday

    Alright, just a short one before I go do stuff... 'tis the season (or week rather) to grab larger and faster TF/SD/MicroSD cards for your DAPs cos' of all that deals! Or wait, just go get a new DAP!  But please make sure the following: 1. The cards can and will work on your DAP cos not...
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    Project Sunrise II, Project Starlight or Little Dot 1+?

    Hi guys, I am choosing a new tube amp since my Bravo V2 died on me and have narrowed down my choices to the following:   1. Project Sunrise II: Having 12AU7 tubes already helps greatly in cutting down costs, but this is the most expensive. I really liked the ability to change the colour of the...
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    Amps that Need only One Tube v.s. Amps that Need more than One Tube?

    Hi guys, I am now tube amp-less and thus am planning for my next move (i.e. should I buy back same model or...?)   I noticed that the market has amps that need only one tube (e.g. 12AU7) and amps that need more than one tube.   Is there any difference between them and what should I (not)...
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