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    Feedback on my Foobar2k DSP chain?

    Hello! I've spent a lot of time perfecting my DSP chain over the years, and I'd really appreciate some feedback on the ordering in particular.   Hopefully this might give some of you ideas, too! I'd be happy to help with pointing interested people to the various things used.    ...
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    Vagus Nerve Stimulation technology A friend linked me to this today...looks interesting, but the claims are rather lofty. From the site: "The Vagus nerve is a nerve that originates in the brain. NERVANA electronically signals the Vagus nerve which in turn...
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    Considering a DAC upgrade (Essence One Muses Ed.)--input please!

    Hello, I'm looking to upgrade my DAC from an Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition, and I'd appreciate some input. Currently I'm using a Yulong A28 (balanced) amp with HD800's + Cardas Fatpipe balanced cables. The two models I'm eying at the moment are the Gustard x20 and the Matrix X-Sabre...
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    Simple question regarding the PS Audio Noise Harvester

    Here it is, if you're not familiar: My question is: Do I plug this into my power strip or the wall outlet? Thanks :)
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    When playing music stored on an External HDD, does the USB cable affect SQ?

    I store and play my music from a USB 3.0 external HDD. Does the quality of the cable attaching the HDD to my PC have any impact on sound quality?
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    PCIe USB Cards for better SQ?

    I've just discovered the talk of PCI-E USB Cards benefitting sound quality, and I have some newbie questions: Would any old card provide benefits, or only "audiophile" cards like the SotM or JCAT? Are there any "budget" >$100 options? Anything else I should know?
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    How important are the unbalanced xlr interconnect cables (DAC to preamp)

    Title says it all! I'm using a Xonar Essence One Muses Edition for a DAC and an Yuling A28 fully balanced preamp with HD800's + Fat Pipe Headroom cable (3-pin XLR). For the moment I'm using these cables for interconnects: Do these do my setup justice...
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    Newbie Question: Just got a balanced headphone amp...can't get sound

    Hi, I just got a balanced headphone amp--the Yulong Sabre A28:     I would like to use this with my Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition and my Fat Pipe Balanced 3-pin XLR cables (the kind with 2 XLR outputs at the end instead of one).   I'm embarassed to say...I can't get sound. Could...
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    Slate Digital FG-Bomber

    Wrong forum please delete
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    Any way to apply Sound Blaster Z enhancements to USB mic?

    I'm rather confounded by the Creative SOund Blaster Z's control panel only providing the option to apply microphone enhancements like Crystal Voice to mic's plugged into the front or rear panel jack. I use a USB microphone...might there be any way to get the enhancements working for it? It...
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    Thoughts on USB Regen? Has anyone tried it? Impressions? I'm using a Wyrd and a Jitterbug with quality cables and power source. Definitely interested in putting it in the chain, but $200 is steep and I'm not sure how much more "fixing" things could need.
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    Sennheiser HDVD 800 vs Asus Xonar Essence One Muses

    I own a pair of HD800's (I have balanced cables) and am currently using them with an Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition (using a 1/4 jack cable). Would the HDVD be at all an upgrade over the Essence for the HD800's?
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    VST wrapper that supports multichannel audio?

    Are there any VST wrappers that support multichannel audio? Thanks :)
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    Best way to hook up balanced cables to my DAC

    I have an Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition and balanced cables for my headphones. The Essence has XLR output, coaxial in, and a 1/4 headphone jack. Could you all please recommend how to best to hook my cans up to the DAC/amp? Thanks!
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    How much of a difference does balancing headphones make?

    I'm thinking of getting my PS-500's balanced, but it's rather pricey... Would you all say balancing headphones makes a significant boost to SQ? How much and how so?
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    What would be the next step up from PS-500's in the Grado line?

    Looking to upgrade my headphones...currently using PS-500's but want to stick with Grados. What set of headphones would be considered an upgrade, in your opinion? Thanks :)
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    Good ear tips for Sennheiser IE80's?

    Just recieved a pair of IE80's today, and while they sound great, none of the provided tips fit that well. They're all a bit too big. Would sincerely appreciate any recommendations for specific small ear tips or reliable brands that fit the IE80's nozzles. Thanks much!