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THX Onyx Review (headphone adapter)

Jimbob54

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thanks for the answer.
I dont need an systemwide EQ. I want the most neutral presentation of the sound. Flat is what i am looking for. No dramatic boosts or cuts.

it would cool if you would name a few so i can do a research. I already removed the dragonfly-s from my list.

Right now i am looking at the Volectric Chronos and Earmen Colibri.

The THX Onyx is still at the first place but as my budget is almost triple the price of Onyx i am looking for even more magic.
Top of the dongle heap is the luxury and precision w2.
 

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Top of the dongle heap is the luxury and precision w2.
i cant find a review on audiscience or a comparision to onyx? the only thing i know is that it drains more battery. other than that it looks fantastic
 

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i cant find a review on audiscience or a comparision to onyx? the only thing i know is that it drains more battery. other than that it looks fantastic
Look on l7 audiolab for a review.
 

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do they have enough power to drive hd650s loud? :)
thanks for your help! that site is in chinese? :D
It gets auto translated for me on chrome. Hint, the lottoo doesn't fare too well.

But seriously, for the price you're looking to spend, I'd get 2 things, a dongle like the tempotec sonata HD pro for mobile use, then a good $100 desktop amp like the JDS Atom, fed from the same dongle as a DAC for desktop use.
 

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It gets auto translated for me on chrome. Hint, the lottoo doesn't fare too well.

But seriously, for the price you're looking to spend, I'd get 2 things, a dongle like the tempotec sonata HD pro for mobile use, then a good $100 desktop amp like the JDS Atom, fed from the same dongle as a DAC for desktop use.

Yep. I have the Tempotec Sonata HD Pro hooked up to my THX 789 amp. But no one wants to believe that a dongle DAC is just as good as the desktop DACs that cost more money. I love it because it doesn't take up any space. Just hangs out back with the cables. lol
 

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try clicking the link.

it says
Latest Firmware: 8640
Release Date: June 25, 2021
 

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That's what I saw. I just wondered if I was missing something and there was something new.
I got the device April 2021 and had missed the FW update available from June 2021, sorry for causing a stir.
 

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I just received this to test and it sounds very veiled in the high frequencies. I'm not sure if this is the filter, placebo, or both, but for what it's worth:
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I experienced the same thing. I put it back in the box on the shelf of products to sell. I haven't tried it again. However after checking the review here it might be because I tried it with my planar headphones. I will try it with normal headphones and see (or actually hear) what the results are.
 
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