Great headphone sound? It’s in the CAN! iFi audio ZEN CAN!
Aug 12, 2020 at 6:20 AM Post #92 of 450

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Found and bought some affordable UP-OCC 12 core quality 4.4mm to 4.4mm interconnect @Aliexpress. Just wanted to share! Set up is cleaner than rca.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001226702899.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.a7c24c4dv40Iwb
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Aug 12, 2020 at 8:04 AM Post #95 of 450

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Aug 12, 2020 at 5:25 PM Post #97 of 450
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Aug 13, 2020 at 12:30 AM Post #98 of 450

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Looks like ours alright. Are you happy with this stack :) ?
Yes, very impressed so far. I use solely IEMs on balanced 4.4 out, and previously on the Zen Dac there was audible noise even with the 5V iPower and AC iPurifier.
With the Zen Can at 0dB which is all I need, has totally no noise at all!
I also really like the 3D button, seems to lift the treble which gives you that sense the stage increment. Great product overall :)

@hag6 Can't comment if the 4.4 balanced input makes a difference compared to RCA. But that's the best "quality"(Cryogenically treated) interconnect I could find after searching high and low. Plus the construction is well made. Maybe ifi can comment on sonic differences using balance input.
 
Aug 15, 2020 at 11:53 AM Post #103 of 450

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Hello @iFi audio stacking both is like biting my nails of getting both of them scratching each other thus I put the mat (please see my pos #101). The 4 rubber foots does not really keep each of them away.
Mine haven’t scratched. Maybe your rubber feet have moved? That said I’m contemplating hiding my Zen DAC behind my monitor or down in the computer cabinet and just having the Zen CAN visible on my desk for a cleaner look. It looks a little off with both devices having volume knobs to me.
 
Aug 15, 2020 at 11:58 AM Post #104 of 450

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Mine haven’t scratched. Maybe your rubber feet have moved? That said I’m contemplating hiding my Zen DAC behind my monitor or down in the computer cabinet and just having the Zen CAN visible on my desk for a cleaner look. It looks a little off with both devices having volume knobs to me.

I agree, looks kinda weird with 2 volume knobs for a stack.
 

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