Combining Topping E30 W Schiit Midgaurd... And why
Drop gives us a chance to play around with cool audio at appealing prices. Sometimes very unlikely choices just work way better than anyone could hope for. Some time back I bought a Topping E30 to get better sound out of my laptop at work. Well covid hit so I didn't set it up. I already had a Mytek Brooklyn for headphone duty at home. Then I was being cheap and wanted to see of Drop may have a Topping 70 or 90 head amp for a super special price. If it happened... I missed it. So I went ahead and ordered a Schiit Midgaurd to combine with it. I use Audrivana (just like on my main system). AKG 701 Headphones. How does it sound? Honestly it's really a lot of fun. The sound is way better than I could expect. Mixing and matching turned out to just balance the best features of each and I grin every time I listen. Classic, Jazz, Indie or Rock. Hope you all have some fun and grins too.
Safety Concern with No Power Button on Drop BMR1 Nearfields
I recently received the new speakers from Drop and must say that they have an amazing sound, but there is a massive safety concern that I can see with this product. I do not like having my devices powered on at all times in an effort to save on electricity and reduce fire hazards. Since this new product does not have a power button I must unplug it once I shut everything down to make sure it does not draw power. In order to turn the speakers back on, I must re-plug them with a glaring issue: ******** There are sparks whenever I re-plug the power to the speakers ******** These sit on my desk now which means there is a possibility of paper (from homework, mail, etc.) near these speakers. Needless to say I do not want sparks being created near an area where flammable items such as paper may be. It boggles my mind why drop engineers decided to omit the functionality of a power button when there is a button on the device. The most the button does is rest the device, which could be...
After powering the unit up for the first time I experienced a couple of issues. First, there was no audio out of the passive speaker and the gain level was so high as to hear the noise floor. I checked all of the connection to no avail and then powered down the unit. After powering the DUT back up there were no more issues. I haven't tried BT, only the 3.5mm unbalanced input. Listening to my Classic Rock Station off air I found the sound to be well balanced and the level of gain to be very high, (loud without much input). They sound clean with detail and most certainly have wide dispersion. I don't hang my hat on any speakers without giving them time to break in, which is what I'm doing today, (07-06). One thing to note, after a few hours of playing at a med-low level the powered speaker was very hot at the bottom. Far more so than I would have expected and close to a burn potential to people, (I don't keep my finger on something hot so I'm ok). The plastic may not...
Hi... I'm a songwriter/producer. I have Drop Senn HD6xx HPs. I just bought a Topping L30 II SE HP amp to enhance my monitoring. It honestly sounds pretty good. The audio interface I'm using (an Audient iD22) has balanced outs. For those of you who've listened to the HD6xx using balanced amps and cables, do you think I should invest in that kind of setup to take advantage of the Senns potential?
Just joined, I am a fan of FiiO, and Shure SE series Earphones.
I have used Shure earphone for over 10 years and FiiO DAC/Amp's for almost as long. primarily with my iPhones and BT. With Apple finally going to the USB C connection I can connect my FiiO BTR7, and BTR15 up with a direct DAC connection. I plugged the BTR7 into my Mac Studio with my Shure SE-535's. I was astounded by the sound. At this point I realized that a desktop DAC/Amp was a necessity because these FiiO portable DAC/Amp do not really have to power for headphones. FiiO makes powerful desktop DAC/Amps but I am looking at what is out there. I used to run ASUS Xonar Essence DAC/Amps but they are not longer made. I will lurk and learn.
I am having a problem with my PC38X with Xbox X. My first headset was and is the SteelSeries Arctis 7X+ and when playing online with others, they are able to hear me. When I switch over to the PC38X (plugged into the Xbox wireless controller), they are not able to hear me. I can switch back and forth between the two headsets, and they hear me immediately with the 7X+ and then can't hear me the second I switch over to the PC38X. The Xbox software shows in the controller settings that the headset mic is set to on, and I have mic monitoring turned all the way up and can hear myself talking into the mic. But even while hearing my mic'd voice say "Testing, can you hear me?" they tell me they can't. Is there anything I'm forgetting to set?
iPad with m1chip with ru6 into cth-sdac through SPDIF (unbalanced) but listening through balanced 4 pin headphone connector output Frankly I don’t believe but I’d be interested for somebody else to try it …to my ears with a high rez file the audio is amazingly clear and lively musical the fidelity is unbelievable but I would like to know some body else s honest opinions .,, is there anybody can supply that setup and review it??????¿