1. Hicamajig

    Schiit Questions

    Currently looking for a new stack as my desktop one both has major interference and has started pushing my headphone jack out of itself making for a great excuse to get some new gear. I currently have a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 SRs which I have heard are very easy to power but might be picking...
  2. Warder45

    ATH-M50 Upgrade Question

    Hi all, Sorry if this is a common question. I've had 2 M50's for years and love them (one for home and one for work). I've cut wool socks to cover the ear pads for extra comfort and longevity. With the holidays coming up I've been trying to think of gifts and started wondering about an...
  3. theaudiologist


    Hey there. I have a linux distro called nitrux OS running on my Macbook pro (based off ubuntu with KDE Plasma home). so one day I connect my external hard drive to my computer, and listen through ANY music player and NOTHING comes out. on deadbeef, i have to resample to 48khz max to be able to...
  4. RayTrace77

    Asus Essense STX II 7.1 Line-Out question

    Hi Everyone, I got an Asus Essense STX II card and can't find any information regarding the RCA out, I want to connect it to a Little Dot MK II using Phono - Phono cables but I'm aware you shouldn't connect an already amplified source to another device than can amplify again. I've searched...
  5. D

    Computer settings for headphones

    Hello, I'm new to DACs, AMPs, and headphones... to things like equalizers, configurations and all kinds of settings. What I own are: Hifiman He-400i DAC/AMP: Herus Plus Wires: Impact SE Headphone Cable - 3.5mm Mono I have concerns about my He-400i. In that i'm not sure if i am getting the...
  6. Daniel750

    Xiaomi Mi A1 Post December 31st Oreo Update Sound Quality

    Hey Guys, Thanks for your time here. Umm..... So, I bought the Xiaomi Mi A1 to drive with my headphones, primarily the SoundMagic E80 (no microphone) and the Creative Aurvana Live. So, the E80 is really really clear sound. And that part is really important for me. The previous driver (phone) I...
  7. FelixAr

    Uproar wireless, T450BT or something else (30usd)

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and I wanted to ask about what headphones should I buy, but I don't know what of those two, to pick. The Skullcandy Uproar Wireless or the JBL T450BT. I listen some electronic music, so bass and clarity are my priority here (I also hear some rock, so clarity should...
  8. gaiastar

    Audirvana 3 and windows alternative ,help

    hi under macos ,i use Audirvana 3 and the output is really amazing i 'm not sure, maybe are my ears ,but it sounds better then other players is it true? are their encoder/decoders? and is there a windows alternative ? i use foobar ,but it doesn't play like Audirvana 3 thanks
  9. DarthGandalf

    Best $400-ish headphones?

    I have a pair of HD650s but i don't like the sound signature and comfort.
  10. theaudiologist

    very stupid question about headphone amps

    i just wanted to know is it possible to connect headphone amps/dacs to speakers (via an adapter or whatever). or i need to get a stereo amp?
  11. Meetite

    Is it possible to plug in a female 4-pin mini XLR connector into a male 3-pin mini XLR connector?

    Hello all, I am building myself a custom cable which combines a microphone input and headphone output into one cable and want to use 4-pin mini XLR for part of it and to do so I need to be sure that I can plug a female 4-pin mini XLR connector into a male 3-pin mini XLR connector. Does anybody...
  12. Bloos

    Amplifier DC Offset question

    I have an old Channel Islands VHP-1 amp and when I measure its DC Offset it's very close to 0v, showing 0.0 mV on my multimeter. But when I change the volume, gain setting, or turn off the device the DC Offset can spike up to 30, 80, 175 mV respectively, then slowly make its way back down to 0mV...