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    Too many volume knobs!! Help a noob out

    Okay, I know this question has been answered to death in some form or another, but I can't wrap my head around it and I'm trying to learn. In my bedside listening setup: iPad pro --> SMSL su9n --> schiit magni 3 I have my iPad pro, which has the ios internal volume, the su9n, which also has...
  2. Yamamotokaderate

    How to make a headphone test plalist

    Hello ! I recently came across the ASR's headphone test playlist in a thread about EQ. I went through a good part of it. I now have the following interrrogation: how was it crafted ? I can tell that one would choose music of his taste. I suppose there should be tracks with characteristics to...
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    Would the AE-7 and the DT 990 Pro work well? (or any other ones)

    Hello, I just started created this account. I am relatively new and watch a lot of videos about audio reviews, although they keep giving me mixed answers. I was looking around for a new pair of headphones since my current (HS70) are dying, I was looking around and the DT 990 had amazing reviews...
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    Entry-level AVR Recommendation for HIFI Noob?

    Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my system with a new stereo receiver that is a little more reliable and future-proofed. At the moment my gear is the following (inherited the AVR and turntable from a family member): AVR: Sony STR-VX350 Speakers: Edifier P12 Turntable: Pioneer PL-518 In general...
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    Need advice for my first DAC/AMP set up

    Hello All, I am a noob to AMP/DAC world and in the process of adding desktop DAC/AMP to squeeze more juice out of my Drop Sennheiser 6XX. Current budget : USD 200. IEMs and headphones I own : Etymotic ER3XR, Shure SE215, Audio Technica ATH-M50X, Drop Sennheiser 6XX, Lypertek Tevi Pureplay Z3...
  6. Bling Guy McSqueezy

    Suggestions for first Mid-Fi listening system?

    I would like to start with a greeting from Israel and say that this is the place I feel most comfortable receiving real advice from, because it is the most professional place for the audio around the internet AFAIK :) As of today, I bought Sennheiser x Drop 6xx headphones and they are on their...
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    Weird question about room treatment

    Hello! I have a weird question. My mom is doing cross stitching, so I wanted to ask, what do you think of cross stitch picture with wooden frame as a room treatment? It's a fabric, without a glass and with a wooden frame - worth a try? Thanks!
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    Question(s) regarding THX 789 (THX 887) and DAC (clipping?)

    Hello I'm really a full-blown newbie when it comes to this sort of things unfortunately... I currently have a Monoprice THX 887 (pretty much the same as the Massdrop THX AAA 789 I'm sure, I just made the title THX 789 since it is more well known I guess) and along with it a Chord Hugo 2 as...
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    Topping E30 + L30 vs Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd gen - what I'm doing wrong? I'm stupid?

    Hi there, I just got my new E30 + L30 for my current Philips X2Hr that I use with my PC and Focusrite Scarlett Solo for my XLR mic (SM58) that I use for voice over recoding, meetings, game communications, etc. Also I've ordered HD6xx but still waiting to get them delivered (that why I actually...
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    HD660S balanced cable problem

    I have hd660s and have been using it with the unbalanced cable with the fiio q1 mk2 . decided to try balanced so I bought theses two adapters
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    Upgrading Speakers / From Klipsch RP600M to?

    Hello guys, a few months ago i bought some klipsch rp600m and a cambridge audio cxa81 amplifier. i was happy at the beginning but soon i didnt enjoy them quite much becuase at louder listening levels they came over too bright for my ear. After reading some reviews in this forum about this...
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    Going Down the Rabbit Hole... Starting Point

    I've always been a fan of music and have always paid "just a little extra" for better audio quality. For example, a bit better headphone (Koss Porta Pros for a long time, Sony WH-1000MX3's now). A bit better car audio (currently a Nakamichi head unit with stock speakers). A bit better home audio...
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    Room EQ & component upgrade

    Hi, First of all, I just discovered this forum a few days ago and I must say that it's blown my mind how nice of a community this is. I found this forum because I've been unhappy with the sound of my system and was specifically looking for EQ possibilities. To preface this, I am an absolute...
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    Need advice for buying amp/dac for HD6XX!

    Bought the HD6XX awhile back. I need to buy amp/dac combo or separately since I'm using these at my desk on my PC and my mobo isn't able to put out anywhere near enough to power these cans. So any suggested amp/dac's for this headphone to really make it shine but not break the bank. I'm in...
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    DIY DAC guide?

    Hello, I want to make a DAC on my own and couldn't find any materials to help me. Could anyone point me to something that can explain to me how to make a DAC and all the components? Thank you!
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    KTB + Atom vs Asus Maximus Hero Mobo

    Hey guys, Very new to the audiophile world and I've been patiently awaiting my Atom (back ordered) amp to pair it with my HD800s. In the meantime I've just been plugging up directly to my motherboard. They have worked fine in the meantime with the mobo, but I was hoping if someone had an idea...
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