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    Truthear x Crinacle Zero:RED IEM Review

    I found that the less sensitive version is not always adequately sensitive with older recordings. We have really got used to *very* loud production but millions of old albums, classical and jazz especially, were produced at quite low levels but with great dynamic range. At home this doesn't...
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    Truthear x Crinacle Zero:RED IEM Review

    No need for snarky comments about deafness. A more sensitive IEM is better with less powerful portable devices but sometimes less satisfactory with headphone amplifiers and similar, that's all. And this may be a surprise but there is far more to portable and home audio than an iPhone and an...
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    Truthear x Crinacle Zero:RED IEM Review

    I'm a year late but never mind. I already owned the original Truthear Zero and finally got around to buying the Red version reviewed here. I've had them for a few days and have put a lot of hours on them. They are a little different to the original. There are two quite noticeable...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    In the UK https://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ is a JDS labs retailer and they ship internationally. I've bought JDS Labs and Final Audio products from them several times and they are really reliable. The Atom + Amp is sold out at the moment but you could contact them and ask when they expect...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    When I buy an item that works both as pre-amp and amp I require that my one time purchase includes a live-in person to switch the item between modes on my command (by blinking - speaking is too onerous) because pulling out the jack from the amp causes me muscle ache and anxiety. Also it has to...
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    Planar Magnetic open back headphones for Mixing/Mastering under 1000$

    A different perspective, as an owner of Sennheiser HD6xx and HiFiMan HE4xx: the design of the headband is as crude as can be, and the way the headband is attached to the speaker units is also as crude as can be. The way the earpads are attached to is as crude as can be and good luck replacing...
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    Planar Magnetic open back headphones for Mixing/Mastering under 1000$

    You're welcome. If you're itching to spend that money I have a paypal address you can send it to. Your mixes will sound even more awesome.
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    Planar Magnetic open back headphones for Mixing/Mastering under 1000$

    If nobody has complained so far then stick with the HD650s.
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    Planar Magnetic open back headphones for Mixing/Mastering under 1000$

    If your goal is accuracy for mixing/mastering then why narrow that field by specifying planar magnetics or a particular price range? Any headphone which is accurate will be suitable.
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    Himalayan salt lamps as a HiFi tweak

    I tried the scented candle. Once.
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    Himalayan salt lamps as a HiFi tweak

    If any of my brothers and sisters here at ASR cannot afford Himalayan Salt I can help. Simply send me $5 (USD, paypal please) and a desperate plea (in English please). I will show your missive to Guruji and when he responds I will pass on to you his comments. They are always Himalayan and...
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    Himalayan salt lamps as a HiFi tweak

    Thank you. Take your hat off fully. Sell it. Send me the remittance. Blessings will follow.
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    Himalayan salt lamps as a HiFi tweak

    Guruji is weeping. His tears are corrupting the deerskin with which he covers his cruelty-free kusha grass seat. Why? Not for himself, but because his sincere disciple (that would be me) remains without acknowledgement and tribute. In particular, financial tribute. Suffering souls! Open your...
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    Himalayan salt lamps as a HiFi tweak

    The problem with these Salt Lamps is that they have not been blessed by Guruji. Normal Salt lamps may have some small audible benefit, so long as the salt is genuine Himalayan Salt from the correct confluences of river. These would be not even necessarily be in the order of the confluences of...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    It clearly is ridiculous and irrational to expect or demand the same level of service for a $100 amp as for one selling at $8000. Why do people even introduce this kind of specious nonsense? If your $100 amp goes wrong you should get a refund or replacement. If your $8000 amp goes wrong you...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    In UK there is an official retailer, hifiheadphones.co.uk I'm not affiliated but I have bought a few things from them, some new and some ex demo or open box, and they are very reliable and easy to deal with. Their JDS Labs stuff is well priced and definitely cheaper than importing a single...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    As far as the original Atom amp goes, and the new one is powered on in exactly the same way, there is no pop on or off noise as the unit starts at minimum volume i.e. to switch it on you move the volume knob from zero. Obviously switching it off is the same but in reverse. Zero noise, even with...
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    In the review and some of the comments it is noted that the aluminium* cover is perceived as an improvement over the original's plastic. I *like* the plastic! The more plastic or polycarbonate or whatever the better! I've had so many audio devices over the years that have been poorly...
  19. J

    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    Me too. Purchased January 2020, used daily. Boring and reliable. Only excitement comes from the music it's fed!
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    JDS Atom Amp 2 Headphone Amplifier Review

    I own the original Atom amp. What I'd really like to know is if there is even the possibility of hearing a difference between the original Atom and this new Atom 2? Assuming I'm using Sennheiser HD6xx on high gain or Truthear Zero on low gain, seriously will I hear a difference between the...
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