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  1. MrSlim

    Monolith M300 In Ear Planar Earphones

    Looking forward to the pictures.. I've been looking for candidate cheap headphones for the same idea.
  2. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I have this cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F1RH7ZM/?coliid=I2DJT8K6KX3P9H&colid=1W473HGBLSWOP&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it ordered for my M300 Planars. They seem to have decent reviews, and are a very good price. I'll be getting them on Monday, so I can give a better opinion of it then...
  3. MrSlim

    Monolith M300 In Ear Planar Earphones

    What Eq software are you using?
  4. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I bought this https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Hard-Carrying-Passport-Essential/dp/B003LSTD38/ref=pd_cp_201_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6V3QM1QB189H690X007S, but it's a bit big..
  5. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I can't comment on most of your Tidal/MQA questions, but I believe others have mentioned that MQA tracks can be streamed to the 30r. Unfortunately it can't do offline Tidal playback due to it being a custom Linux OS, vs Android that is used on the 300r. There is an equalizer, but I don't know...
  6. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    In case anyone is interested, this is the reply I got from Pioneer re the open source software mentioned on their site: we kindly thank you for your interest. We regret to inform that contrary to the information on the website the XDP-30R firmware does not contain any open source software...
  7. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I'm not noticing this with KZ ZS5's unbalanced. But it really depends what "a little thicker" means in relative terms. Any well known music you can suggest to test with?
  8. MrSlim

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Has anyone found any cheap/good 2.5mm balanced cables with 2 pin connectors for KZ IEMS? I bought one of their 3.5 MM silver "upgrade" cables , and could re-terminate with a 2.5 MM TRRS, but I'd like to confirm if all 4 wires go all the way to the connector. Given that it's pretty cheap to...
  9. MrSlim

    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    How about this: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=5628 I can't vouch for the quality, because I haven't ordered any yet, but they are the only one's I've found with real solder lugs.
  10. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    Nice unit, if it fits within your budget, since it is more than 50% more expensive than the DP-S1 at the moment. Being android based, it can be customized, and I noticed a mention of streaming from a local NAS, which I think would be a welcome option on the XDP-30/DP-S1. Does anyone know how...
  11. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    This: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1354526-REG/onkyo_dpa_pls1b_protective_sleeve_case_for.html/pageID/accessory Amazon.jp has a few too: https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=onkyo+dap+case
  12. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    Sorry, not sure where you are located. I quietly complain about the cost of items in Canada vs the US, but I can appreciate that it can cost much more in other countries. I was able to purchase mine locally for the CDN equivalent of $200US, so I was fortunate.
  13. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    Good question. I was hoping that the various vendors had settled on a standard but apparently not. According to this blog entry http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2016/02/headphone-connectors-pins-pinouts-for.html it looks like AK and Hifiman/Oppo are using two different configurations. I wonder if...
  14. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I thought someone had mentioned another forum where we could post issues that Pioneer/Onkyo may be monitoring. Can anyone elaborate? Or, is there a support email?
  15. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I tried out Tunein right after I got it, and it worked for me to download the latest firmware, but I haven't been able to get it to connect since. I only just received it last week, so I only have experience with the the most recent previous firmware. I just did a little test connecting to a...
  16. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    I don't believe so. You can use it with an external USB dac(enabled again in rev 1.20 of the firmware), but receiving data from a PC via usb is not supported as far as I have read.
  17. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    No, the Company line is that only clients on "qualified" OS platforms can be licensed for offline downloads, and Linux, which this DAP runs is not one of them. I just got mine yesterday, still waiting for a 200GB SD for it, hoping I don't have to spend too much time cleaning up my library...
  18. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    If the XDP-30R isn't "crispy and warm" enough out of the box, then you should be able to get the sound signature you want with the built in 10 Band EQ.
  19. MrSlim

    Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato / Pioneer XDP-30R Private

    If you ever think you might be interested in Tidal, then don't get one from Japan. The Japanese version is not licensed for Tidal and even flashing with N.A or EU firmware doesn't help. There is a vendor on Amazon.ca that has the XPD-30R for a very good price and it is advertised as having...
  20. MrSlim

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Probably not, unless it's a cost issue, since Asgard is $150 less.
  21. MrSlim

    LZ-A3 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Coming to the game a bit late, but I'm very interested in the A3's.  Has anyone had a chance to compare them to the 1More Triple drivers that are getting a lot of positive reviews (almost gushing..). I like the idea of the replacable cables on the LZ-A3 vs the 1More, but there is a price...
  22. MrSlim

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

      I'll name names.  As mentioned before, Bryston offers a 20 year warranty on their analog gear. For them, I believe it was born out of fact that they started building Pro level gear, the kind of stuff that needs to be able to take the abuse of the road, and keep on ticking, as well as being...
  23. MrSlim

    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    Can anyone point me to the removal and replacement procedure for the headphone elastics? The ones on my 601s did stretch from hanging on a headphone stand too long.
  24. MrSlim

    The DIY'rs Cookbook

    Oops, I should have remembered, since you'very mentioned that in many of your posts in this thread. I'm blaming vacation brain and not enough margaritas (just discovered this fabulous from scratch recipe... to bad limes back home are so expensive....)
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