I'm new to audio and was wondering what to get to start. I don't own any amps, dacs, etc. I currently use some gaming headphones that I bought 4 years ago. Anyways I use headphones for casual gaming, listening to music, and watching videos. My budget is around 150 dollars. If you have any suggestions for anything please let me know. Thanks!
How to pair Shanling player with Anker Soundcore IEMs?
I Can't figure out how to pair my Shanling Q1 audio player with my Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro wireless IEMs. Can anybody help?
(I actually didn't even know the Shanling had bluetooth - I don't think it said so in the description on DROP - until this morning when I went to the Shanling site to download the USB driver).
Thanks in advance for any help!
Yes, I'm talking to you, you big black, nondescript, cylindrical-looking bundle of coils and magnets! I have to say, for a guy who looks like a can of Darth Vader brand coffee, you sound damn good! Actually BOTH of you sound damn good ;- )
Yup, I just added a pair of Echo Studios to my bedroom (one on each nightstand). Each Studio contains a five-speaker assortment, including a down-firing 5.3" woofer. And buddy, they WOOF!
What made me finally decide to go this route was laziness; yes I could have found good Bluetooth speakers for less, and maybe even good WIFI speakers, but I confess to having developed a fairly serious relationship with Alexa--we have long talks each morning discussing the weather and the news, etc. And she always plays what I tell her too.
Second reason is my on again/off again relationship relation with Amazon Music. With the advent of Amazon Music HD, we're back on again. One of the benefits of combining Amazon Music HD with the Studio is the...
I've had 4 packages ship for orders in the past year. Two of which have been outright lost by FedEx. Drop's customer support has then made it seem like they were doing me some kind of favor by replacing the lost items and not just taking my money without me actually receiving anything. Now one of my packages, shipped to the same address as the others (which hasn't changed), has a FedEx delivery exception because the "address or apartment/suite number is wrong." And as always, FedEx won't talk to me about it at all, only Drop.
As I've done a number of times now I've fired off a Drop support request into the void and now I'll wait to see what response they'll give me. Hopefully they'll take care of this as they have in the past, but it's aggravating that I end up having to contact their support team with essentially every order I make. Especially given that they refuse to provide a phone number (though I can understand why if other people have as many issues as I've had).
Has anyone had any experience with Douk Audio preamp/headphone amps? I have a variety of headphones that I use, from multi-driver IEM to closed and open back dynamic, including a few sets from Drop. But I recently picked up a pair of planar magnetic from Andover Audio and while they play reasonably well even with just my phone's audio output, I'd like to get a decent entry level amp for some extra oomph.
I found a preamp/headphone amp from Douk Audio that seems to fit generally what I'm looking for, their P1; but I wasn't familiar with the brand and wanted to get some feedback if anyone had any experience with this brand or model.