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  1. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    How does this compare to a truer desktop offering? I would think the Diablo is more because it's "portable." Anyone compared to the signature den Zac stack? That's 600 vs this is 1000
  2. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    Thanks, man. I appreciate everything you're saying and your commitment to this! Ultimately, I've decided on thr DX300. Like I said, I could barely tell the difference and the single unit vs stack is just more convenient. Both sound great, but I have Mesy mkii, Sony Z1r and Hifiman he6se, and...
  3. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    Hi man, Thanks for that thorough reply. I get all of that. I have a list of test tracks; I buy CD's and flacs, including a smaller number of 24 bit; I go back and forth and spend hours doing A/B/C tests. In this case, the difference between the Diablo and dx300 when accounting for all other...
  4. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    Thanks, man. I can't for the life of me figure out why connecting them would have done anything to it. Seems to be a fluke I think. Bummer. As far as diablo vs dx300, the more I go back and forth, the more I realize that there's no way I could tell the difference in a blind test. Maybe some...
  5. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    Ok, so I did the GTO filter update. I don't know if this is in my head, but it now seems more detailed and wider than the ibasso. I'm keeping the diablo and sending the dx300 back.
  6. Unique Melody Mest mkii

    Have a pair of Unique Melody Mest mkii. They sound awesome, but I'm a basshead and need more bass. $1499 through musictek where I got them, but looks like I have to pay a restocking fee anyway, so might as well pass them along to someone else at a discount. All case, tips, cable, etc undamaged...
  7. JoshG1217

    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Hey all, Nee he 6se owner. Got the adorama one. I have been underwhelmed by them. I got them at the same time as Z1r and mest mkii, so perhaps that's why. Driven from dx300 and ifi diablo. My zen dac seems to power them best but it's an intro DAC, so the actual dac in it is pretty basic. Wonder...
  8. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    Anyone had any beicking issues? I plugged this into my m11 using otg and then m11 stopped playing. Didn't think much of it, but then it won't turn on now. No previous issues. Just dead. Worked fine with my phone, but fiio plus diablo did something weird.
  9. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    I actually tried to use the blu go with the hipdac to make the hipdac BT, but it didn't work. I thought hipdac could act as a receiver with usbc out, but guess not. Also, I have to say blu go wireless signal is NOT good. I had to have my phone touching it in thr gym to avoid drops. Sorta defeats...
  10. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Well thst kinda spoils it. Haha. I just ordered the diablo, so that, hip dac, And z1r all come Friday. We shall see what the winner is
  11. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    how is it vs diablo? I tend to agree. I think fiio does the best interface. Ibasso is buggy.
  12. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    I meant the dx300 or sig. Your mest looks sick. I would wear these at the gym with blu go
  13. JoshG1217

    iFi audio iDSD Signature - The saga continues!

    Hey everyone, I'm in a bit of an audio saga, and figured I would ask for input. I got an early bonus and so did a TOTAL audio splurge. Picked up Hifiman he6se v2 from Adorama, UM Mest mkii, Sony ier z1r, ifi blu go, hip dac 2, and an ibasso dx300. The dx300 doesn't run the he 6 very well, and...
  14. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    There you go. I don't want to keep both because of sheer cost, but we will see. I knew if I didn't get both to compare, I would always wonder and I want this to be my endgame purchase. I don't have a legit closed back though, so whichever I end up selling may go toward thr Camofire audio cascade...
  15. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    I'll definitely post some! I'm pretty picky. I definitely like wide stage and effective bass, which is why thr Z5 were my early favorites (and dt 1770 for an overear, though the bass was too loose). Dx300 comes tomorrow, mest Monday and z1r Friday, so I'll definitely post something next weekend.
  16. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    So I bit thr bullet and got both the mest mkii and the Z1r. I'm a moderate sony fan of. Z5 has been my favorite and the first iem that I thought didn't sound like trash. Little did I know at the time how important the right tips were. I also have the Wfxm4 and think they are great, but the aonic...
  17. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    Well, I may end up with both.
  18. JoshG1217

    SONY IER-Z1R

    Holy crap! $8500 for a desktop dac!
  19. JoshG1217

    Comment by 'JoshG1217' on listing 'Hiby R8'

    Still available? If so, I will take it
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