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  1. Madcat207

    [FiiO M11 Plus LTD] THXAAA-78/Android 10.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output/4.4 LO output, Dual AK4497 DAC chips, 4GB RAM,64G Flash

    Any feedback on how these would do with some classic hd800? My old DAP is dying, and I would love something to drive them when I am sitting at home working; I love the specs and looks of this player, but if they don't mesh well in sound....
  2. Madcat207

    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    So, i am REALLY late to the party, but just this week i found a decent pair of 800, in a pawn shop of all places. Snagged them (after testing them for a good half hour) for $600+ tax. The paint is a little worn (likely gonna try a nice rattle can this afternoon), but they sound great. I...
  3. Madcat207

    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    So, having gotten back into the IEM game with a set i really love, i started falling down the table rabbit hole of sexy cables again (fell victim to this for my LCD-2 and iSine). Mind you, i don't believe the garbage about the cables making one iota of measurable difference (assuming one is...
  4. Madcat207

    iBasso IT04 IEM, 4 Drivers. Enjoy the Music! Release: July 2, 2018

    Ironically, i was the dude that started the thread... :wink:.. indeed i used the para eq recommended (using UAPP on my LG V20/AR M2), and no matter what, was still disappointed. They truly felt like hot garbage before EQ, but to ME, the EQ still couldn't save it. Glad to hear there are still...
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    iBasso IT04 IEM, 4 Drivers. Enjoy the Music! Release: July 2, 2018

    Oh, i used para eq.. it gave a slight improvement in a way, but made them sound worse in others - the sound felt very shallow and harsh. I just could not find any enjoyment in their sound regardless of what i did. I would have managed with the hooks, but the crap sound quality just killed it for...
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    iBasso IT04 IEM, 4 Drivers. Enjoy the Music! Release: July 2, 2018

    So, read this thread start to finish, and am slightly worried about my purchase decision seeing how discussion really fell off mid 2019... But... I have been searching for a set of IEMs which didn't disappoint; honestly, this has been a passive hunt for years, including Sennheiser ie80 - never...
  7. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    I wasn't complaining about the pop. I was pointing it out since i have been told it is a common "feature" of a class A amp; hence, i assumed it was a good indication of what was going on in the hardware.
  8. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    To be fair, the AR site specifically says it was configured to act as a class A. I will say you can hear the "pop" of the amp turning off an on, which i understand is a side effect of a class A, but i realize that is horrible confirmation. That said, while i might be a bit upset if they...
  9. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    Hey! I meant to update the thread earlier, but my bad. Indeed i did, and ill be damned if this player doesn't sound great. Easily better than my Cowon P1 + Cayin c5 stack, all in one player. It easily drives my 2018 LCD-2 with authority, and i don't commonly go over what i estimate 60%...
  10. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    So, in prep for my who knows when it will arrive gift, anyone have any early suggestions on how (or if) I might want to setup my device (eq, etc) for my cans (Lcd-2). I know it's really is wholly subjective, but if there's any universal suggestions, I am all ears...... Hah! Merry Christmas!
  11. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    Honestly? Not really. I have no familiarity at ALL with that player, so....
  12. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    I guess i am just a bit gunshy on buying a player that has been abandoned by the maker, even if it is quality (especially when it is based on an old android build). But beyond that.. is it not good enough for the LCD-2? I don't think i listen at crazy volume, but i do enjoy strong volume.
  13. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    That is a fair point, i am always attached to my phone anyway, so it is still two devices. That said, not having to stack would be slightly more convenient, though i care most about quality in the end..
  14. Madcat207

    Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable

    So, just curious for anyone who might have experience - would you still buy this player at $399, especially compared to others (Hiby R6, iBasso DX120, fiio Q5 & phone)? Right now, i am running a Cowon Plenue 1 stacked with either a Cayin C5 or FIIO E12, feeding a combination of LCD-2 (2018...
  15. Madcat207

    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    I gotta admit, I find the hd650 and lcd-2 comparisons interesting. I have both as well (my lcd are now fazors, but we're originally 2.1), and from the moment I put on my LCD, I never used the 650 again. Maybe my hearing is unrefined, but I didn't feel the 650's did anything better than the 2's...
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    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    So, it took me entirely too long, but finally got my broken cans in for repair. My initial Audeze inquiry got lost to my spam folder (thanks Gmail); and in the meantime, I started looking at other can options. The problem was, anything that would replace them in terms of audio quality, were a...
  17. Madcat207

    Cowon Plenue P1

    So, I love this player, but I wonder what the possible battery replacement solutions are. I can feel that it is not lasting as long as long as it should; I don't want to trash it, as it's in great condition..
  18. Madcat207

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    Oh man... i think i want to cry right now. My classic, beautiful LCD-2's are dead.... at least the left driver is. I checked my source, swapped cables, but for whatever reason, my left driver just stopped working.Even worse, i dont even transport these around; they sit on my work desk on a...
  19. Madcat207

    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    i own OG LCD-2 (downward connectors, single metal and exposed foam headband, Rosewood cups).. the sound is amazing, and you would have to pry em from from my cold dead hands; The bass and mids are to die for IMO..
  20. Madcat207

    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    So, i guess maybe it is a dumb question, but i would just rather not destroy my cans.. anyone have any input? You can call me names if you are kind enough to include a genuine answer..
  21. Madcat207

    Cowon Plenue P1

    @AndrewPL - Thanks for the heads-up, and thanks to Cowon for supporting this player long after they "have to". This kind of support goes a long way, and has earned a loyal customer in me. I am proud to support companies that stand behind their gear.
  22. Madcat207

    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Aye, i am still here, but you will have to give me some time to try to get things together for an update (life is kinda crazy right now). But its a good idea, so i will do what i can!
  23. Madcat207

    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    So.. long lost OP here, returning to the thread, i am strongly inclined to agree with this.. Finally got a chance to pick up a pari of new i10's, and i am certainly impressed with the feel and design. But with the standard 3.5mm cable, out of the box, i was almost ready to return them within 5...
  24. Madcat207

    Cowon Plenue P1

    It really is random - since the latest firmware it has happened all of twice, and a reboot fixes it. Since it is so sporadic, its hard to say what i did before or during use that might have possibly caused it...
  25. Madcat207

    Cowon Plenue P1

    One more on the scrambled sound train. Has only happened once, but scared the bejesus out of me. Like everyone else, no issue past a reboot...
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