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  1. K

    Amplifier help

    Hey All. Looking for some advice, I recently upgraded my home theater system from a 4-channel output to a 7:1 output system... a major difference in quality and sound... wow. I'm looking to amp that up with a powerful amplifier. The equipment I have is a Denon AVR X2800h receiver- 95 watts per...
  2. lkanies

    Best headphone amplifier for multiple users?

    Hi all, I need a headphone amplifier for my desk. The headphones are DCA Aeon Noire, so the amp needs to be pretty powerful. The wrinkle is that others often use my desk (for calls, video games, etc.). So, ease of use -- and ease of switching between headphones and speakers -- is important. I...
  3. D

    Speaker recommendations JBL 530 VS Revel M16

    Hello I’m looking for some speakers to compliment my new Oled TV I recently bought. I’m sitting about 3-5 feet away from my TV and I have stumbled across a pair of Revel M16 for $650 nearby and also found some JBL 530s for $280 these will be paired with a Yamaha A-S301 was really needing some...
  4. MRcrepnoir

    Any better alternatives for the shanling m1s?

    Hi!, i have been getting into audio lately and through buying a cheapo ipod 5.5gen for cheap i have decided to buy a better DAP and through some searching i found the shanling M1s which has plenty of the qualities i want like: -a big amount of storage -physical controls -a decent battery life...
  5. A

    Should I upgrade my DAC/AMP stack?

    I've been told that I need to upgrade my DAC and AMP, but more on upgrading my AMP. I have a THX 789 and an SMSL SU-8 DAC. I guess my higher-impedance headphones like the ZMF Aeolus and Sennheiser HD 600 could use more power. I also recently bought the Sony MDR-Z1R and Fostex TH900 MK2 and...
  6. T

    My endgame plan

    Hello everyone, I finally chose which headphones are going to be my endgames and want some insights into the electronics or possible mistakes I'm making. I'm planning to own both the Hifiman HE1000 v2 (already ordered with the latest sales at 1300€ brand new) and the Meze Empyrean. Why those...
  7. B

    Fiio K7 or Topping A30 pro + D30 pro

    I'm a newbie and just got my DT 1990 Pro headphones. Connected to the headphone jack of my Macbook Pro (2019) they sound pretty good but if I remember right they sounded better in the store with an amp. I'm interested in the Fiio K7 because of the good reviews and I also like how it looks. But...
  8. S

    Living room M16s and a C205 Centre dilemma

    I currently have a 5.1.4 setup in my living room consisting of Sub: Arendal 1961 1s Kef Q350 and Q650c as fronts Monitor audio surrounds and 4 atmos down-firing speakers I can change the fronts to the Revel m16s and the C205 for around £1400. After lots of research, the issue is the 2-way...
  9. Springfeel

    Did I make a mistake?

    Hi all, I recently picked up a used pair of B&W 707 S2's from a Best Buy for $910. I believed at the time that it was good value, but recently noticed on Amazon it is listed for about $950 new, and am now feeling like I should have done more research before buying my first set of speakers...
  10. D

    Help a newbie pick the most appropriate amp

    Hi everyone! I am in the process of building my first Hi-Fi system. I currently have a pair of Vandersteen 1C speakers and a td309 turntable (no amp as of yet!) My main use case will be listening to music (vinyl and some sort of streaming ideally). Movies are a nice plus. After some looking...
  11. L

    Helping a friend find a new pair of headphones (+- 200€)

    Hi, I'm posting this request for a friend who isn't on the forum, and he would like to ask for your advice on the following matter: I am looking for a pair of headphones that have an accurate response without breaking the budget to use at work, so I would be wearing them while sitting down and...
  12. D

    Alternative to Sennheiser HD 660 S2

    Hey there, I am completely new to the scene. I have been using a Logitech G633 for a few years and at this point I'm just tired of its cheap build quality. I wanted to buy a pair of headphones that I never have to replace (unless they break). I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 660S, when I...
  13. G

    New to the Forum! I have some questions regarding the DAC to purchase in my situation.

    Hello everyone! I've been lurking on this site for a while but finally made an account to ask some questions. So currently, I am trying to find the best solution for a DAC to be used as a Headphone amplifier, as well as for connecting to my speaker Amplifier powering a set of Bowers and Wilkins...
  14. L

    Going insane looking for the right <500€ headphones

    I'm going insane doing endless research into headphones. My use would be at work and public transport (general usage). I prefer wired over wireless, and want to prioritise sound quality over features. I've looked at the mezze 99 classics but I've read multiple times that they aren't tuned...
  15. L

    Looking for a sub €500 (wired) closed back pair of headphones.

    Budget: preferably below 500 but I can go slightly over. Source/amp: if an amp is required, I own the zen dac v2 and am looking at buying the zen ifi hip 2. Usage: I would like to use it at the office, on public transport possibly and at home. I know that means basically everywhere, but they...
  16. 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...
  17. L

    Replacing an outdated Blu-ray player

    Hi, I am looking to replace an outdated Blu-ray player by a more capable player. I would like to connect this player to my current amplifier, a Denon 1055R. This model only accepts analogue audio input. Therefore, the Blu-ray player has to be able to output analogue audio, as I do not own a...
  18. S

    Please help me upgrade my desktop speakers (48" tv as monitor makes space limited)

    Hey all, I have kind of a tough situation spatially with my current PC setup. I do a lot of sim racing, fps, and single player gaming and like to use both speakers and headphones. I am very satisfied with my headphone setup, but am rather lost on how to upgrade my speaker setup. I am space...
  19. H

    Looking for a cheap reciever

    I have two 90W peak speakers(4-8 ohms) already set up with speakerwire adapted to aux(can take adapter off) and I'm looking for a sub 150€ used/new reciever in germany. Only thing that cheap able to output I could find that seemed legit and is available was the Fosi BT20A, but I can't find any...
  20. M

    Need advice choosing a DAC

    Hello all, Currently I am using Allo Boss 1.2v with raspberry pi4 and Volumio, but I want to upgrade my current setup and I would like to buy a external DAC (I plan also connect TV), so I would like to get some advice. Currently I am choosing between these 4 options below...
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