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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    I already said that I am keeping both, no matter what. I was just sharing my thoughts. But, let me insist once more: I am not claiming in any way the technical superiority or accuracy. The Topping A90 is an objectively better machine, that works flawlessly, and, by the way, doesn't heat up your...
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    You sound actually quite right to me... Another note for the holidays! This is actually an interesting point. Are you @pozz sure that -50db when music is on is beyond audibility? Thank you everyone for contributing with so many thoughts and funny comments!
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    Yes of course. But after matching the volume I can't detect any difference between XLR and RCA.
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    No, no. It is a super well-engineered product. Maybe after some time another pair of “final game” headphones gives me the opposite feeling. Will keep both. Just wanted to share my internal fight with the community.
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    Haha, this has been the case for some time but not anymore. I use the topping only for IEMs now a days. Thanks for explaining a similar case. Human Psycology Plays a big role… that is something we tend to forget when looking at the numbers. I believe both of them use an analogue pot in this...
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    As a matter of fact I tried to measure it with my oscilloscope (not good) over the last months... nothing relevant. Which is not surprising because we are talking about a 10-12 bit ADC. Really curious if anyone else has experienced the feeling of wanting to like a superiorly-engineered product...
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    Lets assume you are right, the question is, how can anyone measure the type of distortion / coloration that one likes without selling the house to buy an APx555? Nonetheless, the main topic here for me was that i want to like the pristine-perfect sound of the A90, but my brain refuses... And...
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    You are right, it was done playing a 1 Khz tone and a quick FFT using a microphone, then adjusting the pot manually until getting the value. Even if the microphone or adc are not the best, it should be matched enough in my opinion.
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    Being an objectivist this feeling is eating my brain... [Headphone amps]

    Hi all, I wanted to share something with you all after months of reflecting about it without reaching any reasonable conclusion or output... Maybe getting older but nothing else xD I have been an "Audiophile" and an engineer for quite some years now, I have had different equipment, from very...
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