1. MaxwellsEq

    Isn't it great that people can have world class sound quality for so little money!

    I'm listening to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories (OK, the 24 bit 88kHz version) via my PC though my Sabaj A10d and into my Truthear x Crinacle Zeros with no eq. The sound is excellent with a nice balance and great detail retrieval. It's only cost me a few hundred! In the 1980s I had an...
  2. PaperBoat

    Audiophile music player for Windows/Mac and your opinion...

    The best audiophile music player for Windows/ Mac as per your choice and why do you like it?
  3. S

    DAC / Preamp after failure of Topping D90SE at 82 days

    Advice please on which SMSL DAC / Preamp to choose. The SU10, or the D400EX, or the D400ES, or other of similar capability. Great XLR output quality (power & SINAD) highest priority. LDAC is desireable but not essential. Two Topping failures in less than 8 months makes me nervous, so a company...
  4. PaperBoat

    Fungus on soft dome tweeter...

    My studio monitor's soft dome tweeters are infected by fungus... Will it deteriorate the sound quality of those tweeters?
  5. Thunder

    Best budget studio monitors?

    Budget $200 for each Some examples: KRK Rokit RP5 G4 Yamaha HS 5 Adam T5V
  6. PaperBoat

    Fiio BTA30 Pro

    I'm looking for a good Bluetooth receiver and I see the Fiio BTA30 Pro is probably a good choice. But I'm seeking clarification on the volume control method of the Fiio BTA30 Pro so I reached out to Fiio support and asked about the volume control method. The Fiio site tells that "the BTA30 Pro...
  7. K

    Objective measurements of DAC vs AMP volume control

    Hey does anyone have a link to a thread or reliable video that has objective data comparing the different out output qualities of an Amp when volume is controlled on the DAC vs when its controlled at the amp. I tried searching the forum and found a few discussion threads but no real hard data...
  8. PaperBoat

    Apple music lossless

    Is there any free way to download lossless music from the Apple Music? I have AM active subscription but I don't know how to download my desired songs in .ALAC from Apple music and keep it forever and listen to it when I don't have an Apple music active subscription..?
  9. Thunder

    Bookshelf speakers vs studio monitors for just entertainment?

    I'll be using them with my PC to listen to music, watch movies, play games always at nearfield position and I'd like a very good sound quality, I won't be doing any music production, mixing, recording... I have no specific budget. I'm giving 2 examples. Speakers: ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2...
  10. Thunder

    Would the KRK Rokit RP5 G4 + Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen be a good combination for a budget entertainment setup?

    I want to upgrade to studio monitors for my gaming setup, I play games, watch movies, listen to music and I'd like the best audio quality possible for my budget (500€), although I don't have a limited/specific budget, it's an objective for me and I could save money if it'd be worth it to get...
  11. J

    What is "over produced"?

    Apologies in advance if this is too much of a noob question but I have seen the term "over produced" mentioned in the audio world some here but more elsewhere (i.e. podcast Sound Opinions uses it all the time). Obviously this term is subjective at best and at worst dismisses some forms of music...
  12. JSmith

    DAC Build Quality

    So like many here I'm considering upgrading parts of my system. I'm pretty much decided on a Hypex Ncore based amp from either March, Boxem, Apollon or Nord... leaning towards Boxem due to superb looking build quality and auto on/off as most DAC's don't have a 12V trigger. Leaning away from...
  13. C

    Sound quality of PC and laptop headphone/line outputs

    In Another Place, someone asked for advice on whether to use a streaming DAC or a USB DAC to connect to a laptop to provide audio for a study/kitchen. Driven by lossy streaming sources. There was clearly the assumption that the analogue output from PC/laptops/tablets/phones is so bad that it is...
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