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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    Hi, I can give you some of my impressions on an M11/Andro combo. Bear in mind that this is the only dap that I currently own and I can't make comparisons against other models. Comparing unbalanced vs balanced using the Andros, there is a different sound signature due to the different output...
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    I've been thinking really hard of buying used Andromedas lately but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I saw some early 2016/2017 Andros for sale for around 500 to 570 euros. Is it worth it? I recently bought a pair of Fiio FA7 which makes this decision quite tough. I mainly use a Fiio M11 (using...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    Yes I did get a new unit via the shop where I bought it. It was a long process but I got a unit that does not have that issue though this one has a couple of stuck pixels visible when at full brightness and a black background. Otherwise it's not very bothersome. Though Fiio really needs to...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    Hopefully I get a response by tomorrow and a possibility to exchange the product. Though do you think it's possible to go to one of their stores and demand an exchange? There's a store that is around one and a half hours by public transport that I could go to or do they handle returns and...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    I just purchased a brand new Fiio M11 in France and when I got it today, I couldn't help but notice a strange screen artifact on my unit. The screen has a rectangular oblong zone where it's a bit brighter on the inside than it's on the outside. Here's a picture showing this problem @FiiO...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Custom cable for my HE-500. Using 4x Mogami W2549 (a 22AWG cable, I know it's overkill) wires measuring 3 meters. Sleeved using Paracord 550 Tan colour and terminated using a Furutech FP-704 1/4" jack. Viablue splitter at the joint wrapped in carbon fibre look vinyl wrap.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Something really weird happened to my HE-500. Yesterday or the day before I noticed that there was a channel imbalance on the right driver. It was slightly quieter than the left one. It was really noticeable in bass heavy tracks where the right driver didn't hit as hard on the drums and bass...
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

        I had an idea of building a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Hifiberry Digi+ SPDIF output board as my music player but I don't know if its worth the hassle.   Through USB it already sounds mighty good so I might just stick with that for now.
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

      So if I want to use it to its full potential, I need to buy a USB to SPDIF converter then. Are they different from one brand to another or are they relatively similar?
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    Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit

    I just received my Modi Multibit today     I upgraded from a cheap but good Sabre ES9023 DAC and from my first impressions, the difference is absolutely noticeable. The Sabre DAC sounded congested with poor imaging and an unnatural digital sound. The Mimby is just smooth, natural, musical...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    I'm thinking of making another custom cable for my Hifiman but this time using 8 22 AWG OCC conductors (4 per channel) in a paracord braid and terminated with a Furutech 1/4" Jack. Is it overkill or should I just use thinner gauge wires?
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      You can always use nylon sleeves like this: http://viablue.de/com/sleeve_black.shtml but sadly I only know where to buy it in France. I have no idea where to find it in Greece.
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

    It's easy to block someone on BlackBerry Messenger. Just delete the contact. Job done. BTW: What's that GIF from. It's vaguely familiar to me but I can't remember.
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      Well since you're buying 8 of them that price seems reasonable and with only £2.50 in shipping you're not paying much really. If you want to make it even nicer, buy cotton or nylon sleeving. Or you can strip the jacket and shielding and sleeve each 4 conductor individually and braid them.
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      If you want to buy from France and pay for 14€ of shipping, Audiophonics.fr do carry the Mogami W2549. Here's the link: http://www.audiophonics.fr/en/cables-modulation-cables-symetrique/mogami-neglex-w2549-cable-modulation-symetrique-60mm-p-4937.html     ViaBlue makes some very nice...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      How much expensive? All I know is that Neutrik makes very affordable connectors. They have some expensive ones but they rarely go past €50.   Here for example: Neutrik NYS 373 for only 1.90€ a plug in which you need to buy 4 so that means 7.60€ and will gladly accept up to 8mm cables.  ...
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

      Haha! The only Windows 7 sample song worth listening to.
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

      Yes of course. Mogami is a good cable brand. They're like the Neutrik of cables (ie. the standard of cables). They're very easy to work with and are relatively cheap. What will be the RCA plug that you're going to solder the cable to? Because that's also important and make sure that the...
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

      She's 17 years old and I don't think she's lonely since she has her sisters and her high school friends to talk to. I hope it's just a phase and hopefully will find someone she'll like that is in no way blood related.
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

    No way lol. And it doesn't seem that she has an interest in manga and anime. So our conversations are always about nothing in particular and nothing remotely interesting.     Oh yes, I'm 100% positive. She confessed to me via BlackBerry Messenger.
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

      1. Her father is my father's brother. 2. She's moderately attractive 3. She's underage.   I did that some days ago and while she did understand, she still loves me and she suffers from that syndrome of always being glued to her smartphone, texting, whatever she's doing. And yes, it was...
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

    What would you guys do if your cousin (let's say a girl), some years younger than you and still in high school falls madly in love on you and she doesn't stop texting you, so much so that when you only read her message without replying she becomes mad and starts pinging/poking/whatev. like...
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    「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge

      I know for a fact that the metric units have concrete definitions for each units imposed by the International Committee for Weights and Measures or CIPM (Comité International de Poids et de Mesures) such as:   Length SI Unit: metre (m) Official definition: The distance travelled by light...
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