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    iFi micro iDSD Black-Label - In-Depth Review

    Would you say your source of information is reliable?
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Not particularly interested in sporting any logo, actually, not even Focal's own. Would be looking forward to wiping off all names and logos to achieve a stealth black look.
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    I tried a 3rd party replacement headband cover meant for DT-770/880/1770 and, yes, Stellia headband is too thick for this one too. Woolens on eBay would work but it would look too 'motherly'. I sincerely hope there is a way to make the cognac/mocha color turn to black without damaging the...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Every time I pause VLC media player on Mac for a minute before resuming play, RME ADI-2 goes completely disconnected. I need to unplug and plug RME's USB into Mac to make it work again. Is this normal? No such issues with iTunes player, though.
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Has anybody tried to 'repaint' Stellia? If so, I would love to know what medium/materials have been used. The only reason I can't take Stellia outdoors is the cognac/mocha shade it comes in that I feel attracts too much attention. Black headband cushions in wool or leather can only cover the...
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Would one recommend Empyrean to someone who owns and enjoys both Clear Pro and Stellia?
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Would one recommend Empyrean to someone who owns and enjoys both Clear Pro and Stellia?
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    Focal For Bentley Radiance Headphones

    Stellia is wonderful headphone but I find its copper color very hard to carry myself with. Wish they could release the same in all-black. Bentley Radiance looks exactly like the same wishes granted but it might not be as wondrous as Stellia when it comes to actual sound reproduction. But it...
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    Unique Melody MEST Indigo/MEST MKII/MEST/mini MEST Announcement and Impression Thread.

    Could you share the link to one such review, if it isn't too much trouble? I would love to know more about the reviewer's observations.
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    Could be Elegia replacement and/or $1000 BT. Certainly looking forward to the catching the big reveal. Certainly glad it is not sporting Stellia-like color that turns too many heads.
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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    Certainly not directed at you. Quite a few potential buyers of R8 and its thread members are possessed by the fear of hissing. Have a great weekend.
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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    You actually dedicated a bullet point to 'hissing or not' to nip in the bud the possible misconception that 'R8 hisses' as a rule. Exhaustive work as usual from you and maybe the first R8 review out there that's actually useful.
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    RME ADI-2 Pro - DAC, Headamp, an a lot of more stunning features

    Is it true that ADI-2 Pro allows an incoming normal CD-quality tune to be upsampled to DSD quality and also record the result?
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    Unique Melody MEST Indigo/MEST MKII/MEST/mini MEST Announcement and Impression Thread.

    I am unable to find any description of the cable MEST comes with (or the replacement cable for MEST that UM sells at $430). Anybody has any idea what went into the making of this cable?
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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    Ditto, here. I have come across many an Andrew in audiophile seller community but the Musicteck one is the best I have ever done business with.
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    Lotoo PAW S1 - Designed for HIFI on the go with Lotoo PAW quality and the first USB DAC-AMP with dual 3.5mm & 4.4mm output

    Some say the S1's 120mW@32Ω output at 4.4mm balanced (and/or its high output impedance) might be too much for sensitive IEMs and advocate the need for an attenuator cable. Is this true?
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    Not everyone who might be on the run is a criminal. Some could be whistleblowers. Some could be investigative journalists. Some human rights activists. Some crusaders against oppressive regimes. Some ordinary students fighting powerful lobbyists. Risking their lives for the truth that goes on to...
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    AP80 - Hidizs next portable Hi-Res music player

    When you own thousands of tracks on SD card or access just one or two streaming apps and doesn't like the track you are listening to, you can skip it and keep skipping tracks until you find the one you enjoy among the maybe 5000+ tracks you own or all the millions the streaming app provides. If...
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    E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)

    1) Does this mean the GPS location of an Android DAP can be tracked even if the owner doesn't like to be tracked as and when he turns on its Bluetooth? 2) If yes, the same thing holds true with non-Android DAPs like Sony 1A/1Z or Android-based UI DAPs like A&K SP2000 or Cayin N8 too? 3) Is...
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    The Altmann Tera Player - Thread

    So the best way to enjoy TeraPlayer is by using it as a ToTL audiophile iPod Shuffle of limited number of tracks? Avoid adding to the SD card the mediocre tracks that are part of otherwise great albums and let it play? Like an espresso?
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    Thank you. I shall hope the included tips would work for me too. I can always try third party ones, if they don't. Tips are, fortunately, one thing that doesn't cost much in our line of hobby.
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    Thank you. This is helpful. My only fear is concerning the nozzle and the fit from the pics and reviews I came across. SpinFit CP100 (medium) helped with other IEMs in the past. Would these fit Z1R nozzle radius well, by any chance? Or could someone suggest any other brand/make tips?
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    You are saying "Sony launching new flagship IEM in the coming months?!" sounds like 'an outburst' to you; and you are recommending adding an "Is" as in "Is Sony launching new flagship IEM in the coming months?" You do realize there are thousands of users who read this thread and some of whom...
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    Inquiring about the possibility of a product's update by its manufacturer in its own thread sounds pretty random? Sure.
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    Please check your own post. Can be phrased wee bit better.