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THX Onyx Review (headphone adapter)

raistlin65

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Does anyone know whether or not the Onyx has auto impedance sensing? I hope not.

I've decided it's time to find a well-measuring dongle that I don't have to always trick into high gain for my low impedance, lower sensitivity headphones.
 

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Does anyone know whether or not the Onyx has auto impedance sensing? I hope not.

I've decided it's time to find a well-measuring dongle that I don't have to always trick into high gain for my low impedance, lower sensitivity headphones.
I own an Onyx and several LG phones. Thankfully the Onyx doesn't do any kind of impedance switching.
 

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Does anyone know whether or not the Onyx has auto impedance sensing? I hope not.

I've decided it's time to find a well-measuring dongle that I don't have to always trick into high gain for my low impedance, lower sensitivity headphones.
Even if load sensing isn't a problem with the THX Onxy, the ~125mA current limit may be one when you plan to drive low impedance, low sensitivity headphones.
 

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Does anyone know whether or not the Onyx has auto impedance sensing? I hope not.

I've decided it's time to find a well-measuring dongle that I don't have to always trick into high gain for my low impedance, lower sensitivity headphones.
That was a HUGE pain in the ass with the TempoTec Sonata HD Pro dongle, which led me to return it. Shame, as it otherwise worked well for cans that didn't need a lot of power.
 

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That was a HUGE pain in the ass with the TempoTec Sonata HD Pro dongle, which led me to return it. Shame, as it otherwise worked well for cans that didn't need a lot of power.

The Onyx has dropped to $150, back ordered, on Amazon. The price is encouraging me.

I don't find my Sonata HD Pro a "HUGE pain in the ass" to use the extender to fool it into high gain. As I'm always plugging in the dongle to use with my Android phone, so it only adds a few seconds. But I could see how it would be an annoyance if you wanted to leave your headphones plugged into a computer and had to replug everything in when restarting your computer every time.

So in my case, I think I'm mostly looking for an excuse to buy a new piece of tech :)
 
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