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  1. uncle b

    Astell&Kern KANN CUBE software question

    Not sure if I’m missing something with my new A&K Kann Cube: under any given artist, their albums are displaying alphabetically (A-Z, top to bottom on the BIG screen) and I can’t figure out a way to display them by release year (oldest to newest, top to bottom). My entire music collection...
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    Anyone here using AK240 or AK120 II with WESTONE IEM's?

    Just wondering if anyone here is using one of the new Astell & Kearn DAP's with WESTONE IEM's? I am thinking of investing in an AK240 or an AK120 II, and not sure if my current IEM's (WESTONE W4 or UM3X) would compliment the sound put out by one of the AK...looking to upgrade to a top-shelf...
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    Wanting to take the Astell & Kern plunge...

    Strongly considering purchasing either the AK120 or with a little hunkering down in the saving department, the AK240 ($$$$!!!!!). Wanting to upgrade from my current iPhone 5s and iPod Classic 7g listening experience(s). I currently use WESTONE W4 and UM3X for all my listening, and am not...
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    Long-time Westone IEM user, looking for decent full-sized

    Hey y'all, As a long time Westone user, and current owner and enjoyer of a pair of W3, I was looking for spending $150-$250 range for a part-time pair of full-sized headphones to listen to out of my iPod. I listen to all kinds of music, but mostly soul, funk, R & B, and see my signature. Any...
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    What volume setting for iPod Classic using LOD?

    Just got my first ALO Bling Bling LOD to use with my newly purchased iPod Classic and my existing RSA Hornet. Let me tell you, I am completely blown away and now know what everybody has been raving about. My one question for any and all of you is: what volume should I have the Classic set to? It...
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    Back In The Game: new 120G Classic+W3+RSA Hornet...Now What?

    After kinda falling out of the amp/IEM pairing game for a while due to non-LOD sources (x5L and 8G Zune), I finally got a brand-new iPod Classic to go along with a new pair of Westone W3. I already have a RSA Hornet that I never had modded by Ray that he was doing right after the Hornet's...
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    Zune 8G+headphone amp?

    Happy Holidays, my girl just got me a Zune 8G for gym use and such, would this player benefit at all from use of one of my amps listed below?
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    Matthew Sweet-"Girlfriend" Legacy Edition

    A true power-pop classic, and obviously an incredible album with an incredible back story, gets the deluxe treatment that seems to be handed out to too much stuff these days. Well, "Girlfriend" certainly deserves it. The songs, the production, the performances, and ohhhh, the guitars, all...
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    Matthew Sweet-"Girlfriend" Legacy Edition

    A true power-pop classic, and obviously an incredible album with an incredible back story, gets the deluxe treatment that seems to be handed out to too much stuff these days. Well, "Girlfriend" certainly deserves it. The songs, the production, the performances, and ohhhh, the guitars, all...
  10. uncle b

    Matthew Sweet-"Girlfriend" Legacy Edition

    A true power-pop classic, and obviously an incredible album with an incredible back story, gets the deluxe treatment that seems to be handed out to too much stuff these days. Well, "Girlfriend" certainly deserves it. The songs, the production, the performances, and ohhhh, the guitars, all...
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    ICE Magazine...still publishing?

    I'm sure quite a few of y'all are (were?) readers of ICE Magazine, the monthly compact disc release magazine that started publishing several years ago as a rather humble black & white pamphlet, and evolved into a glossy, colorful magazine full of new release info. Last month's issue, which...
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    James Honeyman Scott of The Pretenders

    After a chance meeting with "Mystery Achievement" by The Pretenders on XM a few months back, I re-discovered the singular greatness of The Pretenders debut album. Though my fandom of The Pretenders basically waned many years ago, that album will always be one of my all-time favorites, and...
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    Arctic Monkeys...is it too much, too soon?

    OK, I'll be the first to admit that I have been burned SEVERAL times by the UK hype machine...but those first-time discoveries of the Smiths, the Stone Roses, and Oasis were such incredible experiences that here it is 2006, and I'm still looking overseas to be blown away every once in a while...
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    Anyone using an amp with their iAudio X5?

    Just ordered a iAudio X5, and was wondering if anyone who already has one is using a portable amp with, and what kind, performance, etc.? Thanks for replies...
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    iAudio X5 file sorting controversy

    Hey Y'all, Now that my beloved iRiver iHP-120 is basically shot, Ia m looking into a 30G iAudio X5. My thing is what is the big deal about the file structure on the X5? I may be kinda dumb when it comes to a lot of this stuff, but on my iRiver here's how I used to have things loaded: What I'd...
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    Bummer...need to re-seat iHP-120 HDD

    My beloved iRiver iHP-120 gave me the dreaded "Check HDD Connection" and 0000 songs, 0000 files, hard drive spinning noisily, etc. Waiting for a T5 wrench to get in and re-seat the hard-drive. I'm hoping for the best...I'd hate to have to walk away from this incredible player.
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    F*&KING copyright protected cd's!!!

    Man, I AM pissed. As a long-standing supported of the recorded music industry, purchasing compact discs every Tuesday basically for most of my adult life, I can't stand these new copyright protected cd's, the ones with the MediaMax software on it. As you see on my long-standing signature...
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    SR-71+iRiver iHP-120+Tivoli PAL Radio=!!!!!!!!

    Another BIG surprise occured yesterday for me... On a whim, I needed to hook myself up with some non-headphone listening, so I hooked my iRiver iHP-120 to my SR-71 amp, then ran it through my Tivoli Audio PAL Radio, and guess what, it sounded GREAT!!! I mean, maybe not an audiphile's...
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    amount of space for formatting ZEN MICRO?

    I was wondering if any of the many Zen Micro owners here would share how much space formatting takes up on your player? On mine, my avaialable space is like 4749mb, so I'm thinking there's about 200mb or so floating around in format land. That seems like kind of a lot for a 5G player.Is there...
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    "Heavy Duty" 9V's in SR-71

    I thought I had read somewhere here that "Heavy Duty" (in particular, a Walgreens' brand) 9V batteries work quite well sound-wise in headphone amps, esp. SR-71. I just bought some of these batteries for my SR-71, what should I be listening for, so far as improvement?
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    Sound of SuperMacro running out of power?

    I thought I read this somewhere already, but can anyone confirm to me what it sounds like when the SuperMacro is running out of power. I'm assuming it is when static seems to wash into the sound, some distortion comes in, yet the amp basically keeps on playing. Tha last time, which was the...
  22. uncle b

    Westone um2's Comply Tips

    Here's my deal: I've used the larger comply tips with my Westone um2's, and have really embraced them as my tip of choice, after a brief flirtation with shure tri-flange's on there, as well. Here's my problem, sometimes when I pull out 'phones out of my ears, the foam comes apart from the...
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    Has anyone ordered a Delphi XM Radio MyFi?

    Just wanted to know if anyone here has ordered/plans on ordering the new Delphi XM Radio MyFi, the first portable radio with a built-in satellite antenna? I'm pretty excited about this product, as lack of portability has really kept me from getting into satellite radio.
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    tri-flange w/Westone um2 question...

    Hey any Westone um2 users: I really enjoy these 'phones, but I've been sort of going back-and-forth about which tips I am getting the best seal/sound from, the included large comply foam tips, or the Shure triple flange tips. I've cut most of the stem off of the tri-flange tip, looking for a...
  25. uncle b

    All Zen Micro Owners...A Question

    I was just wondering, how much of your drive on your Zen Micro is devoted to formatting? In the System/Information area, my player reads "Available Space 4749MB", is that a normal amount and similar to everyone else's? I know that space gets used up for formatting, etc., but when you're talkin'...
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