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bringtequila
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Aug 15, 2022
Aeon Closed X powered by If Zen Can Air
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Drop + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Closed X Headphones
exscars
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Aug 15, 2022
Will a THX AAA amp be enough to drive these, Or should I consider the Schiit Vali instead?
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Drop + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Closed X Headphones
Yanto
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Aug 15, 2022
Are the 6XX a good match for classical music?
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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones
Rkfan101
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Aug 15, 2022
Should I get a better DAC or headphone Amp? Would this be a noticeable upgrade over what I have? Current setup: Drop x grace standard DAC Schiit Magni 3+ headphone amp Drop x Sennheiser hd6xx
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SMSL SU-8s DAC
dcosby
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Aug 14, 2022
Is this the YD01? I ask because you refer to it as the "TD01" in the description.
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Cayin Fantasy YD01 IEM
ldmbis
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Aug 14, 2022
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Worked flawlessly
This is my first tube amp. I have an eye towards good return on investment and the price / value was tempting. My system uses a macbook Pro hooked to a CalDigit TB3+ and a FocusRite Solo hooked over USB to the CalDigit. I had the line out of the FocusRite feed the DarkVoice (cable 1/4 to RCA). At first, I heard crackles and hiss as I moved the mouse on the computer. I was *shocked*. It caught me by surprise. The sound seemed good, but the hiss was too distracting. I checked online and found many post discussing ground loops and the need to add a device to isolate the "PC" (my mac) from the audio. I couldn't believe that a machine as good as a macbookPro would have an issue. So I tested various components to try and understand. At some point I thought: "Wait a second, the macbook is powered from the CalDigit over a TB cable and the data to the CalDigit goes over the same cable. What if.... I powered the macbook Pro from its actual power supply ? I tried and _all_ noises disappeared instantly. Powering the macbook from it's power supply and keeping TB to feed the CalDigit was all it took. Now the DarkVoice produces an amazing sound and I couldn't be happier. I might tube roll later on, but this is already really really much better than the analog output from the focusrite. Highly recommended, awesome value for the price.
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DarkVoice 336SE OTL Headphone Amp
Kojjy
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Aug 14, 2022
Shipping
How do I track my shipped order because i've been looking on my profile and haven't found anything yet? Please can someone help me? Greatly appreciated.
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Sounds very good!
I upgraded the stylus to the AT-VMN95SH Shibata stylus, replaced the OEM cables with Morrow Audio turntable cables, and added a Record Doctor low profile record clamp. Connected this to a Cambridge Audio 540P phono preamp, then van den Hul D-102 MkIII cables send the signal to the iFi Pro iCAN Signature headphone amp. Some headphones are Elite, LCD-5, Arya Stealth, HEDD and Utopia. I have a ProJect RM-5 turntable with the classic Shure V15VxMR cartridge (aftermarket styli) to compare this with, and it compares well. Very happy with this purchase at the super sale price + Drop rewards of $254. Can't beat it at that price. With the aftermarket purchases (stylus, cable and clamp), though, it came to a bit more than the full asking price, but I think its worth it.
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Drop + Audio-Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
InskeepE
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Aug 12, 2022
Please, FFS, make these super affordable (because there are solid options above $300-$500 most folks would go for unless these were objectively better) and please tune the frequency response so it doesn’t have any weird humps (like what seems to be a common 1-3KHz small hump in a lot of small active speakers) or awful treble spikes. I have high hopes for these! Don’t let me down, please! I don’t have experience with Kanto’s speakers, but so many small affordable active speakers have a hiss above 10KHz that’s hard for me to deal with. Even a 15-17.5khz hiss that some folks don’t notice much makes speakers unbearable for me after a brief listen. My PSB Alpha PS1’s had a small hiss whenever they were on/active in that region above 10KHz (probably close to 11-15KHz, which increased proportionally with volume, but I haven’t measured to find out exactly where in the frequency response that hiss exists ) that was barely noticeable and at an acceptably low level( when playing anything, so it wasn’t audible), when I got them, and I liked them, overall, so I kept them. Awesome form factor and great in combo with the tiny subwoofer PSB sold with them. Stupid mistake on my part, because it got worse over time and now they’re unbearable. Literally gives me a headache. (Hopefully, PSB will fix or replace them…) So, please, keep in mind some of us can still actually hear up to 17-19KHz, so hiss and frequency response spikes SUCK (in general, but especially high frequency ones…like mosquito sized ice picks to the brain…) I’d also love to see a color scheme option that isn’t just black/gray. KEF’s newer speakers like the LS50 Metas, etc., have some gorgeous colors/finished, as a random example. And being a guitarist/musician, I know I’d adore any speakers with a natural mahogany, sapele, padauk, macassar or striped ebony, bird’s eye/flame/quilted/spalted maple, koa, cocobolo, cherry, pau ferro, rosewood, zircote, purpleheart, etc. veneer (as long as it isn’t a fake wood grain/pattern or some generic stained ash veneer—those look like sh*t), and I’d pay an extra $25-$50 for it. Bamboo’s fine, but it just isn’t interesting to me compared to beautiful traditional tone-woods that look simple at a distance but stunningly gorgeous upon closer look. Not a fan of really contrasting exotic wood looks, like zebra wood & all—they go too far for most home spaces.
Dangears94
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Aug 12, 2022
Just arrived 🙌
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SMSL M400 Bluetooth DAC
Snarge
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Aug 12, 2022
Let me go on the record... player for the first time
Hi, I'm looking at getting into the record player game. Thank you for your time in advance, I know this is a long read. Anyways... I have some Massdrop x AKG M220 Blues and a Little Dot Mk 3 220v tube amp from the Mega Mystery Box from way back when, and I've really only used the AKGs a few times, but enough that I can tell they're WAY beyond the quality of music I can push to them. I need some recommendations on some speakers, a record player, and maybe an amp if what I'm working with is totally inappropriate. I'm really new to the audiophile game, so if there's another piece of kit I'd need to get the most out of a setup, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm giving rough budgets, but if you know of something that's a little outside the range but is a much larger leap in performance and features than the leap in budget, I'm game. If anyone knows of a good place to get new and old records for good prices, I'd like to know that too! The intent is to have a nice place to sit...
Steve007
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Aug 12, 2022
They sound even better
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Sennheiser IE 600 IEM
GoldenAxe
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Aug 12, 2022
OS Compatibility: will this work on MacOS 12+ and Windows 11?
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EPOS GSX 300 External Sound Card
Meffaliss
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Aug 12, 2022
Do the HD6XX connect work with the Fostex headphones like the TH-610 or TR-X00?
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Tripowin GranVia Headphone Cables
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