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  1. JohnSantana

    Atmos vs. DTS comparison

    Guys, In Windows 10, it seems that you must choose which plugins that you must buy and associate your Microsoft account. therefore, I wonder, between Atmos vs. DTS below, which one that you prefer or worth while to buy? Or the below 3rd party application is better than the above two...
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    What does the below graph means?

    People, Sorry for such a newbie question. Which graph is can be trusted to to determine which headphone or earphone is higher quality ? I'm currently trying to understand as to why some headphone maker display these information: Frequency response : 20 Hz–20 kHz Impedance : 32 ohms Max SPL...
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    Yamaha YSP-5600BMK2 Soundbar with NS-SW300 Subwoofer

    Great, thanks, Guys. After browsing through the AV forum around the internet the YSP5600 soundbar cannot pass through HDR bit rate which means the HDR Bluray movies will not be able to display as HDR, but just normal SDR. hence, I give it a pass this time in spending $1959 (discounted sound bar...
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    Yamaha YSP-5600BMK2 Soundbar with NS-SW300 Subwoofer

    Hi Folks, I'm thinking to get Yamaha YSP-5600BMK2 Soundbar with NS-SW300 Subwoofer https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/sound_bar/ysp-5600/index.html Does anyone own or know if this is a good quality sound bar to listen for high def music and Bluray 5.1 DTS movies ? Between DTS:X...
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    Selecting AV receiver for my desktop audio ?

    Hi PurpleAngel, I just saw: Harman Kardon AVR171S 700-watt 7.2CH Networked AV Receiver https://www.ozbargain.com.au/goto/296770 Seven 100-watt-per-channel amplifiers with high-performance digital power supply Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect HARMAN TrueStream technology Six...
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    Selecting AV receiver for my desktop audio ?

    Hi all, My current desktop audio is using Cambridge Soundworks - Desktop Theater DTT2500 Digital Speakers. Like in: https://www.cnet.com/products/cambridge-soundworks-desktop-theater-5-1-dtt2500-speaker-system-for-pc/specs/ However, the receiver head unit is now broken or not working again...
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    Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10240) issue in playing Bluray audio ?

    ok, problem sorted after I use VLC, it's all working just fine. MPC HE the latest version downloaded yesterday also didn't work either.
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    Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10240) issue in playing Bluray audio ?

    ok, for some reason, VLC Player can play it well.... ? so I'm confused as to why this happens on both WIndows Media Player and KLite codec MPLayer Classic.
  9. JohnSantana

    Baldur MKII or MKIII

    So which cable that you end up with ?
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    Baldur MKIII (MK3) reviews

    OK, so between: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261341029843 and http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400548155211 I wonder which one is better choice to repalce the existing stock Westone cable ?
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    Baldur MKIII upgrade cable review and comments required

    Hi All, I'd like to get one of these cable to replace my exisitng stock Westone W4R IEm, so I wonder what's your opinion regarding Baldur MKIII cable : Between: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261341029843 and http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400548155211 Which one do you think is better ? Thanks.
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    baldur mk3 cable with westone 4R

    Cool, that's great. I'm a happy customer of BTG Audio cable as well with my Hifiman HE-500 :-)
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    Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10240) issue in playing Bluray audio ?

    @Duck I'm using Media Player Classic that is part of KLite Codec pack.
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    Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10240) issue in playing Bluray audio ?

    @Duck, Luckily no, I borrowed from my friend, Somehow it happens to me when playing Bluray files under the .MKV format too not just the disc format. What is EAC3 ?
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    After Upgrading to Windows 10 SPDIF doesn't work ?

    yes, that's how I get it set in Windows 8.1 and it works just fine. But somehow it didn't with Win 10. Ok I'll try to do tht hopefully it works, otherwise not sure if I have to find USB sound card with SPDIF connector would work.
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    Westone 4R replacement cable advice.

    Hi Hobo, Which cable that you end up with ? please share it with us :cool:
  17. JohnSantana

    Replacement Cables for my Westone 4r and SE535

    Hi Guys, Does this cable: Westone W4R, UM3, ES3, ES5 Earphone Upgrade Cable / Headphone Replacement Cord (55 inches) by Geekria From: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NV1U9SS is better than the stock Westone 4R cable or not ? mine is broken and would love to get a replacement.
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    Westone 4R replacement cable

    Enkei, which cable that you ned up with ? My Westone 4R cable is deteriorating now, so I'm looking for a replacement cable. Does this cable below: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NV1U9SS Westone W4R, UM3, ES3, ES5 Earphone Upgrade Cable / Headphone Replacement Cord (55 inches) by Geekria...
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    Aftermarket IEM Cable List (Now more Visually Stimulating)

    Sorry for the confusion, it is this one: Westone W4R, UM3, ES3, ES5 Earphone Upgrade Cable / Headphone Replacement Cord (55 inches) by Geekria Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NV1U9SS My stock westone 4R cable is now broken, so I'm looking for a replacement unit.
  20. JohnSantana

    After Upgrading to Windows 10 SPDIF doesn't work ?

    I'm having some problem after successfully upgrading to Windows 10, my USB audio using SPDIF which was working on Windows 8.1 is not working anymore ? Here's the details: I'm using Toshiba Dynadock U model with part number PA3575A-1PRP which has SPDIF cable connected to my Amplifier. I cannot...
  21. JohnSantana

    High Pitch / static noise when playing certain music files in FLAC format ?

    here's the setting: Windows AC3 Codec properties: is this because of the DAC (Oritek OMZ Modz v4.1) is not supporting 24 bit or 192KHz processing while playing the 24-bit /96 KHz HD-track files ? Any kind of help and assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  22. JohnSantana

    High Pitch / static noise when playing certain music files in FLAC format ?

    Hi People, Why is that I get very high pitch (when I wear my head phone this is a painful experience :mad:) or sometimes static noise when playing some FLAC files or .MKV files ? I've just installed K-Lite Codec version 10 on my Windows 7 laptop and using Windows Media Player classic as...
  23. JohnSantana

    Best settings for the Xonar STX?

    can I use this adaptor instead ? http://store.apple.com/au/product/HB631ZM/A/belkin-digital-optical-audio-cable-with-35mm-adapter-2m or this one: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-Toslink-Optical-Female-to-3-5mm-Male-Mini-Plug-SPDIF-Adaptor-Connector-/160909038740
  24. JohnSantana

    External DAC instead of sound card?

    Hi Proton, thanks for the screenshot of the Xonar STX card, it seems to me that there is not TOSLink connector at the back of the card ?
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    Best settings for the Xonar STX?

    Thanks for the clarification Purple Angel, somehow I cannot see any SPDIF or TOSLink connector at the back of the Xonar STX ? from this picture: http://www.head-fi.org/t/629171/lightbox/post/8730714/id/689799, does that means I will have to use analog Coaxial SPDIF output instead of the Fibre...
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