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    Cleaning ZMF Cowhide Ear Pads

    If you have some, sure, go ahead and use it. But I wouldn't spend too much money on cleaning/conditioning products, since you can buy a brand-new pair of replacement pads from ZMF for around $50.
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    Cleaning ZMF Cowhide Ear Pads

    From https://www.zmfheadphones.com/zmf-guide, "How do I clean the earpads on my ZMF Headphones?": Do not use alcohol, water, or any kind of solvent that isn't intended for specifically cleaning leather. We prefer MoHawk leather cleaning products, but there are many leather cleaners widely...
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    Why do DAC manufacturers use the wrong USB A connection? Oppo replacement needed

    Yeah, sorry. Yes. With luck, everyone will eventually converge on USB4, which uses only USB-C connectors and is compatible with Thunderbolt 3. USB-C ports can be configured as dual-role host/device -- similar to the old-style USB OTG -- so if future iPhones had those ports they could do what...
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    Why do DAC manufacturers use the wrong USB A connection? Oppo replacement needed

    The short answer is that every DAC manufacturer who uses a male "A" or female "B" connector IS doing it right -- USB is a host/device protocol, and those are the correct connectors for the device side. In standard USB, devices can't connect directly to each other. The iPhone has a device-side...
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    How do I balance headphones when Windows 10 offers no left/right control

    No, @NA Blur, that doesn't work for the Dragonfly. It will work fine for built-in audio, but it won't even adjust the DF's volume, let alone its balance.
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    How do I balance headphones when Windows 10 offers no left/right control

    Some devices have it, some don't. Dragonfly Red/Black -- and maybe the other models -- don't. Seems as though AQ could expose the balance controls with a firmware update, but posts have been made here about the issue since at least 2016, so I'm not holding my breath.
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    Band Name Game II

    Traveling Wilburys (RIP Roy, George, and Tom)
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    What's your biggest headphone dissapointment?

    For me it's the Laconic Night Blues Mini or EC Aficionado. HD800 sounds nice with both: smooth and full, but without any loss of resolution. My pair has the SDR mod, so maybe that helps the synergy.
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    What's your biggest headphone dissapointment?

    I love the way my pair sounds with the right amp, but the HD800 is my biggest disappointment anyway: I replaced the expensive OEM cables and pads twice before I realized that they were only designed well enough to last a couple years before disintegrating.
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    Tube amp life and longevity and such?

    Tubes in well-designed gear last a long time. Not an apples-to-apples comparison, but my speaker-system power amps are on 24 hours a day, 51 weeks out of every year. The heatsinks are at a constant 105 degrees F in my 72-degree room, year-round. And those amps have been running like that on a...
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