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    7.2.4 Home Theater first time build advice

    I've been doing research to learn the in's and out's of picking a good setup. That being said, I'm reaching a point where I'm hitting a lot of questions that don't have straight forward answers and is leaving me in hellish indecision loops of trying to find the best bang-for-buck on my budget. I...
  2. K

    Recommendation for sub-£200 over-ear headphones for someone stone deaf in one ear (plus mono sound quality)

    I know these are questions that get asked a lot but I'm seeking some knowledge and advice. I'm looking at getting some headphones for music listening and also during calls in the home office. As the office shares a wall with my other-half's study then maybe closed back is a better option as one...
  3. Biblob

    First turntable - any suggestions?

    Hi all, since a short while I've started to collect some vinyls because I'd like to display the albumcovers in my living room. And I would like to listen to them occasionally but own no equipment yet. I have no knowledge of turntables, cartridges and phono pre-amps! So any advice to steer me in...
  4. VrilDox

    After my first step, my first stumble. Help please.

    This is my first post here, and I am a beginner in all audio matters. I started to get interested in audio and to read the basics about 1 month ago, prior to that the only thing that I already had to listen some music was a speaker set from Edifier (M601DB). I was sending the music directly to...
  5. Mehdiem

    Subwoofer Advice Needed - ~$1500-$2000

    I’m wondering if upgrading my sub from KEF Q400 to one of the below candidates would have a noticeable impact? In that case which sub (and size) would you go for? - REL T7X - KEF KC62 - I considered SVS Micro 3000 and loved the app, but I don’t like how it looks. So unless it’s significantly...
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    Advice Needed On TV Speakers

    Hello, I want a pair of TV speakers of the same size as or similar to Audioengine A2+ (so roughly 14 x 15 x 15 cm or less per speaker) and the colour must be white. The A2+ is currently the one I see the best but open for recommendations. I can’t use Soundbars because of the limited space on...
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    Streamer Recommendations for Denafrips Pontus II

    Hi guy, I’m considering getting a stand alone DAC and I’m leaning towards the Pontus II. I’m currently using a Marantz NA6006. I’m looking for the best streaming transport roughly under $1,000 (if I can spend less for the same quality that’s great). I primarily listen to music from an external...
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    Good outside audio blocking headphones solely for listening to music/gaming

    Hello, I'm looking for some decent noise-cancelling headphones for listening to music and gaming. I value general audio quality and soundstage the most, for reference I previously used the sennheiser hd 599s and those were great (besides comfort factor) so I'm looking for something comparable to...
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    New Member Here with Analysis Paralysis. Am I crazy?

    Hi everyone. First time poster here at Audio Science Review. I look forward to some engaging conversations regarding audio products. I need some sound advice on building a great value audio system. Please check out the thread here. Any helpful advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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    Analysis Paralysis (Best Bang for the Buck System for $600) Please help.

    Hello everyone. I am a beginner with this audio stuff and need some sound advice. Please excuse my ignorance when it comes to audio equipment because I am a bit confused of which components will work well together to power up the Jamo C 91 II speakers cleanly, loudly, and reliably for a desktop...
  11. JeremyFife

    To Stack, or not to stack ...

    Hi All, I'd appreciate some advice as I re-educate myself. I'm contemplating a re-organisation of my setup, possibly starting again from scratch - I'll save a fortune on interconnects now :) Anyway: I may end up with a number of boxes; streamer, dac, phono-stage, pre-amp, power-amp. Possibly...
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    Studio Monitors Upgrade Suggestion/Advice

    Dear ASR Members, This is my first time posting in the forums so a bit nervous. I have a small room (12x11x10) and want to get a decent pair or 2.1 system studio monitors for it. I have been using the Rokit 6 G3s for 7 years now and feel like it’s time for an upgrade. I have treated the room...
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    Help to choose a DAC/Amp

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to create my full audio setup and I've already decided on most of the parts, but after pulling my hair off on trying to understand how one should choose his DAC/Amp, I've decided that the best option should be to ask peoples that know how it works. So, my gear would...
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    [Requesting Advice]: Audiophile beginner looking to expand & upgrade

    Hello Folks, I started of my audio journey during pandemic with a Denon x4500h, JBL studio 530s , an Infinity RC263 center and a HSU Research VTF-15H MK2 sub. Over the past few months i wanted to take the hobby a bit further. Mostly, wanted to improve my AV side and create a dedicated 2 (&...
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    Looking for recommendations for a new setup

    Hello everyone, We will renovate our flat soon and this is a perfect time to upgrade my audio setup. I'd very much appreciate any feedback from the ASR community. This is what I want to replace: - B&W 685 mounted on the wall - Onkyo TX-SR505E integrated amp - currently the only source is a...
  16. LuckyLuke575

    FiiO Q1 Mk II BAL vs Topping A50 + D50s

    Hi all, I'm thinking of upgrading my desk setup from the portable FiiO Q1 Mk II that I'm currently using the BAL output on with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I listen to music all day while I work on the computer, so I want to make sure that I have the best setup possible. I'm...
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    Maximising quality from Samsung Galaxy S10 (exenyos)

    Very new to the world of better audio used to ol' iTunes and Spotify, but would like to make sure im using the right audio services and settings for new IEMS. I'm using Moondrop Starfield IEMS and I'm curious to buy a DAC to bypass the apparently poor quality 3.5mm jack and onboard DAC in my...
  18. foamy

    Amplifier + speaker pairing, have I messed up?

    Hi everyone! I've recently made a new purchase as my entry into the Hi-Fi ecosystem. I'm still awaiting the order to be delivered but am having some concerns about if I've made a huge mistake with the wattage pairing of amplifier and speakers. Some experienced advice would be much appreciated...
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    Audible Powernode 2i Hiss

    Hey all, I've been experiencing a hiss issue and have done everything I can to try to isolate it. Ultimately, I believe it is coming from the Bluesound Powernode 2i I am using to power my speakers. I spoke with my dealer and I got a replacement unit, thinking perhaps it was an individual unit...
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    Fiio K5 Pro or Drop O2 + SDAC

    I live in the EU and ordered the O2 + SDAC but now see that it only has a US plug and the EU plug will either be $16+$26 shipping, or $23 in an EU store. For this price it will be around the same as the Fiio K5 Pro. I see that the Fiio has a stronger Amp but want to know if the Amp is better...
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