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  1. keiron99

    Foobar and iPod Remote app

    I'm configuring my PC so that I can use my iPhone remote app to control Foobar.   However, what I notice is that the Remote sees EVERYTHING in my library (ie in Windows folders) even though those files are not in Foobar.   This is a problem because  I have all my files as lossless and...
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    se530's quiet left channel.

    Could just be a bit of wax lodged in there.
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    Using full sized integrated amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by scompton Heretic The only reason I'm thinking of replacing my NAD is I'd like the tone controls to work with the headphone out. Some of my vintage headphones are bass light and are supposed to take boosted bass very well. You want tone controls, and...
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    Ibasso D2 Boa . . . new and smaller . . . with updates on 1st page. .

    Quote: Originally Posted by synaesthetic more like 162 usd. Oh, yeah ignore me. This seems to be exactly the right product at the right kind of price. Looking forward to some reviews.
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    Ibasso D2 Boa . . . new and smaller . . . with updates on 1st page. .

    Quote: Originally Posted by Kerby1280 Wow interesting little amp. Nice price too at a little over $160 USD. I might have to order one to try. If I'm seeing things right, it shows as 104 euros, which is about $250, isn't it?
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    Review: Portable amp roundup! 56 portable amps reviewed and compared - FINAL update 12-20-10 added RSA SR-71B

    Quote: Originally Posted by keiron99 What is "image specificity"? Anyone?
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    E-MU 1212M Best sound card for price range

    Quite a basic question, but what sort of connections are the "balanced outputs" on the 1212m? Is it these outputs that provide the line out for connecting to your amp?
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    Is the Shure SE530 a significant upgrade from E3?

    Quote: Originally Posted by intoflatlines Why not get them from headphone.com, they have a 30 day no questions asked return policy. I'm in the UK. And in fact, it seems I can actually get them cheaper over here, which is a novelty. There is a place here called Play.com which...
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    Is the Shure SE530 a significant upgrade from E3?

    Can anyone tell me whether the outer packaging of the SE530 is "sealed" in any way? I'm thinking of getting them from Play.com (Jersey based) and they accept returns within 7 days as long as the package is unopened. Obviously, if there's any kind of shrinkwrap/seal sticker I'm stuffed if I...
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    Is the Shure SE530 a significant upgrade from E3?

    Thanks. You guys are costing me a fortune....
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    Is the Shure SE530 a significant upgrade from E3?

    Anyone, please? What I'm looking for is not so much extra bass or treble (I'm happy to use EQ these days) but an increase in "intimacy" and "transparency".
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    What EQ do you use for your iPod?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Punnisher If I had a classic, I'd likely use the customizable EQ every once in a while, but my 5.5g does not, so off is the next best thing. (I know, I'll rockbox it later) The Classic doesn't have customisable EQ, does it?
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    Sony Announced NWZ-A820 series.....finally 16GB Sony DAP's

    Quote: Originally Posted by Loc13 What color were you lookng at? The black A810 doesn't feel like plastic at all, but the pink one does... Mine's black. I'm still positive it's plastic.
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    Sony Announced NWZ-A820 series.....finally 16GB Sony DAP's

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sceleris Keiron99, have you had a chance to compare your 818 to the new line, build-wise? No. The new line isn't in the shops here in the UK yet, at least not around my neck of the woods.
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    Sony Announced NWZ-A820 series.....finally 16GB Sony DAP's

    Quote: Originally Posted by selfnoise The NWZ-A818 has plastic buttons, but the entire front and back is made of magnesium, not plastic. I think you guys are confused. Well they've done a pretty good job of making it look and feel exactly like plastic! Is there any way of...
  16. keiron99

    Is the Shure SE530 a significant upgrade from E3?

    I've had the Shure E3 earbuds a couple of years now. They only get light use for various reasons (I use Stax at home and don't get out with my portable much!) but I'm looking at changing my setup and possibly upgrading the Shures. They will be used with my home rig, a Sony 818 and iPod. Now I...
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    Amazon finally has 16gb Sony NWZ-A729!!!

    I agree that the sound quality of my Sony 818 is significantly better, but I can't agree with the other comments. I think the interface of the Ipod is much more intuitive and there are more flexible options regarding playback, playlists on the fly etc. I'm also a tad disappointed in the build...
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    Shortening a Shure E3 cable

    Thanks. I may give it a go (when I can find a modestly proportioned 3.5mm jack plug - they all seem massive!) When I tried with my Sony phones years ago, the fag lighter trick didn't melt the varnish, and there was also a bundle of fibre like strands which got in the way of everything. I hope...
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    Sony Announced NWZ-A820 series.....finally 16GB Sony DAP's

    Quote: Originally Posted by novasol I don't own the 829, so I can only say that I didn't notice any difference in sound quality between it and my 818 in the store. It's not critical listening, but I did transfer some of my high quality CD rips at Lame VO to the 829 . How did you...
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    Sell Zen to get an A818?

    I've had an 818 for a few days now. Got it as a "freebie" using bonus points from my Sony credit card. I really didn't need it because I have a 4g Ipod but had nothing else to spend the points on. Well, blimey. The sound quality is incredible. I haven't used the supplied buds (I have only...
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    Shortening a Shure E3 cable

    I've had a pair of Shure E3 earbuds for a few years now and hardly ever wear them for one single reason: the cable is too long and heavy. I've treied everything from zip ties to Smartwraps and come to the conclusion I really need to shorten the cable. Before I set about it I was hoping...
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    Sony Announced NWZ-A820 series.....finally 16GB Sony DAP's

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sparky191 Hes in Japan they have a 900 series. At least I can understand the Ipod range
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    Shure e3 gone quiet in one ear

    I have a pair of Shure e3 earbuds for use with my Ipod. They're several years old and I must say I haven't used them for about 6 months. I've got them out to take on summer hols with me and unfortunately the left earpiece has gone quiet. seemingly across the whole frequency spectrum. There's no...
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    Soundcard with 2 digital outputs?

    I want t use the optical out of my sound card (Av710) to connect to my receiver and DAC (for headphones). Unfortunately, when I put an optical splitter on the output of my card, the receiver can't lock onto the signal I assume this is a consequence of the power of the signal being reduced. (My...
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    Can I use a soundcard as well as onboard audio?

    I've just built a new PC. There is on board audio on the motherboard, and I also have a PCI sound card. For various long winded reasons, I want to operate both at the same time. However, as far as I can tell with Vista, I cannot do this. I have to go into the settings and switch between the two...
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