Church of The Electrostatic~

    Hello, forum newb here! (Well actually I've been here for a few months but am just now getting around to making my newb thread.) Figured I'd try and get this new member tag removed from my back. For my first topic I'd like to discuss the one and only: Stax. I've owned various hifi-headphones...
  2. Omega139

    TOTL DAP's- does the sound quality justify the cost?

    Hey guys, I was interested in getting a good DAP audio player. I was wondering if the sound quality of the SP1000 was justified by it's cost, or if you're paying a lot for brand name and interface. Discounting IEM's and speaking from the context of just the DAP, would the SP1000 sound much...
  3. A

    Suggestion for a DAP able to manage a 30,000 titles library

    Dear friends, All DAPs I was interested in are managing libraries with less than 20,000 audio files. Do you have any suggestion for a DAP able to manage 30,000 files below 350$? If it has Bluetooth 4.0, that will be perfect!! Thank you so much! Laurent
  4. DJtheAudiophile

    Looking for a DAC to connect to JBL LSR305 speakers

    Looking for a DAC to connect to JBL LSR305 speakers. So far I’ve came across Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, and iFi Nano iOne Home Audio DAC. Is there another great alternative out there $200 and under? Would I need a amplifier as well? What cables would I need to connect the...
  5. ZeeMox

    DAC bitrate limitations, how much do they matter?

    I've been agonizing for a while over what DAC/amp combo to get for my LCD-XC's, and have found an extremely good deal on Audeze's own Deckard DAC/amp, which seems perfect since it was virtually made for these cans. My only hangup is that the DAC doesn't go above 192kHz/24-bit on Windows. Seems...
  6. bana

    Amazon CDs

    Team, I have for some time have received some, about 5% of CDs from Amazon that were not WAV but MP3. It did not matter before as I was mostly listening on my portable device, (not enough time at home). Now that I have upgraded to the Sony NW-WM1Z, where the playback limit is endless, I'm feel...
  7. denniskuz

    Yamaha HS5 setup help?

    Hello guys, here's the setup before I get started: Hooked up to my PC: Yamaha HS5 (x2) (2 XLR's to 1 3.5mm) Yamaha YST-FSW100 (RCA to 3.5mm) ASUS Xonar DX Sound Card So I have this setup and I'm having issues. Turns out connecting XLR to a mini jack creates noise as I've just learned the mini...
  8. S

    Cheap/Easy Digital Link Between Computers?

    What's the best way to get digital audio out of one computer and into another? I've got a several years old Desktop PC and a Macbook Air which I frequently use simultaneously. For many years I've been using a male to male 3.5mm aux cable between the computers, outputting from the Macbook and...
  9. H

    Looking for Best Sound Quality under $50

    I am going to use them in my quiet room on my computer. I don't care about isolation, sound leakage, headphone type or tonal balance. All I want is the best sound Quality I can afford. I mostly listen to rock and classical music if that helps.
  10. hankypanky2

    Recommend me the best Amplifier for my bookshelf speakers under $150

    Need your help. Thanks to all that respond :)
  11. musicmaker

    End game dac under $3k

    Headphones: Sony Z1R, Fostex TH900 mk2, Possibly Utopias in the future Amp: Violectric V281 Looking for a end game dac under $3k. Must be balanced. I value soundstage and a neutral presentation faithful to the source without being analytical and cold if that makes sense. Looking for a full...
  12. ChordElectronics

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    CHORD ELECTRONICS ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE Qutest is a UK-made standalone digital-to-analogue converter based on our multi-award-winning Hugo 2 technology. Qutest doesn’t follow the norm, it sets the standard with a brand new compact chassis design by John Franks with a stunning black...
  13. illram

    JBL LSR305 Hiss question (again)

    Last thread on this was 2 years old so figured this could get it's own new thread. Simple question: My LSR305's have no hiss when plugged into my phone (or not plugged into an audio source), but have a very noticeable hiss when plugged into a USB DAC (run either directly or via powered hub) or...
  14. Music Alchemist

    Aggressive DACs under $500?

    I'm looking for a more aggressive DAC than the Chord Mojo, which I currently use with speakers. I don't mean tonally aggressive or anything like that, but powerful dynamics, impact, physical energy, grip, incisive detail...know what I mean? The closest I've gotten to that under $500 is the...
  15. franzdom

    Chord Mojo or Schiit Multibit

    Mojo or Multibit (Modi, Bifrost, Gungnir, Yggdrasil)   Soundwise for the DAC function specifically, which do you prefer and why?   I wanted to get a general weight on this subject as people here see it. I am clearly in one camp, no question. I am having a hard time seeing the other side.
  16. Bloos

    Stax SR-L300 Impressions Thread

    Since I haven't seen a thread for these. I thought I would start us off. So what are your guys' impressions? :)
  17. OK-Guy

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

      The all new Chord Chordette 2Qute DAC announced at CES... details to follow
  18. ZackP

    Lets Talk Metal

    To cut down on all the threads (darkest desires, thrash metal, black metal, death metal) I thought we should just used 1 big thread to keep discussion high and not have to search for one thread just to make a post about a death metal band. List of Genres: Death Metal Death Metal...