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Anyone tried out the Fiio M11? Looking into a decent DAP in the under $500... any other suggestions I should look into? Aug 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM

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    1. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone tried out the Fiio M11? Looking into a decent DAP in the under $500... any other suggestions I should look into?
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I had the previous gen X5 3rd Gen. Warmer sound, does a lot of things but master of none. Buggy software, which is nothing new with Chi-Fi. I would bet a Chinese region ZX300 will blow the M11 out of the water.
        Aug 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM
      3. YMO
        YMO
        It's like this, do you want more features like streaming, youtube, video games which you can play on the M11? Or you just want a pure DAP?
        Aug 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        I would like the ability to cache albums from Tidal as I've gotten accustomed to that on my phone, but the sound quality of a zx2/zx300 is probably quite a bit better. Have some time to think on it between now and when the JVC HA-FDX1 is dropped and shipped. Plan on that being my mobile/work system. Thanks for the info!
        Aug 17, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    2. e.schell
      e.schell
      Thoughts on Theta Miles CD Player for use as a transport with GungnirMB? Considering buying one, been wanting a spinner...
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        @k4rstar Of those newer models you listed, will the marantz or cambridge significantly outperform the Onkyo as transports only? Asking since the price difference is significant.
        Jul 29, 2019
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        Never compared them directly so couldn’t really say. They all use the same Sanyo mechanism found in most modern CD players. However the Cambridge is designed with a singular function in mind which is to act as a transport and has their own servo tech found in their top of the line player. It’s probably the best on transport duty.
        Jul 29, 2019
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      5. ColtMrFire
        ColtMrFire
        FWIW famish99 has it hooked up to Gungnir Multibit A1/Aficionado and I thought it sounded great, but I have no frame of reference, since I have not heard Af hooked up to any other transport.
        Jul 29, 2019
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    3. e.schell
      e.schell
      Gungnir MB A1 + LP + Clears = happiness. First time hearing a Cavalli amp. Hype train seat reserved. That is all... enjoy your evenings!
      1. Jinxy245 and hikergrl like this.
    4. e.schell
      e.schell
      Considering Liquid Platinum to have my own little Thunderdome with Lyr 3. Chain will be E22>GumbyA1 with Clears & HD650m. Thoughts/Advice?
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        These days 90% of my listening is done with Clears, that will be my main focus when comparing these amps.
        Jul 14, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        My Gungnir Multibit/LP/HD650 setup has kept me smiling for months now. No desire to alter anything. At all.
        Jul 14, 2019
      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If you're trying to inject a little speed and athleticism into the setup, look elsewhere; the LP is even more laid-back than the Lyr 3. That being said, I think the LP has superior timbre and stage.
        Jul 14, 2019
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    5. e.schell
      e.schell
      Any suggestions for sites with free high quality images? Interfacelift was great for a long time but has been screwy lately.
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      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I splash?
        Jul 3, 2019
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      3. Cspirou
    6. e.schell
      e.schell
      Mars Volta in the studio. Between that and the impending Tool album later in the year I feel giddy as a motherfuckin school girl.
      1. elguapo, PTS, Deep Funk and 1 other person like this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Tool and Mars Volta making new music? Imagine that even the Black Eyed Peas made a good album this year. 2019 has been full of pleasant surprises in music.
        Jun 12, 2019
    7. e.schell
      e.schell
      Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom is a fun album.
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        Gungnir Multibit + Lyr3 (sylvania) + Clears is an addictive combo still for me. ZDT Jr. is great as well but with Clears i feel there is a bit of a bass boost (guessing it's caused by OI even on low output). Depending on mood and what I'm listening to I feel both of these amps fit into my system well. Would still absolutely LOVE to hear a DSHA-3F before saving up to buy one, but thinking that's where I'm headed.
        May 15, 2019
    8. e.schell
      e.schell
      Hadn't owned any of Schiit's small amps dacs... this magni 3 is adorably small!
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        I always knew these things were tiny but until I actually held one it never clicked... really pretty amazing. Looks almost silly sitting between my Gungnir Multibit and Lyr3. hah
        May 1, 2019
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I’ve used a Vali 2 on top of a Yggdrasil, that looks ridiculous!
        May 1, 2019
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        @Elnrik : Vali can only fall so far - as Mrsdegraded's friend told her the other day, the reason old men take Viagra is to stop themselves falling out of bed.
        May 1, 2019
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    9. e.schell
      e.schell
      Want a cheap decent IEM for work. MEE Pinnacle PX or EDC3? Using Galaxy S8+
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Used Periodic Be (with or without mods)? Modded HSE A2000?
        Apr 25, 2019
      2. Aelms
        Aelms
        Been using a HifiWalker A2 ever since the cables on the Fostex TE-02n started failing; very solidly built. All of @james444 ‘s budget recommendations are the real deal.
        Apr 25, 2019
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      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        The Pinnacle PX needs quote a bit of power to get sound good.
        Apr 25, 2019
    10. e.schell
      e.schell
      Just realized I'm a Friend now. WoooHooo! As silly as it may sound that sort of made my day! Haha
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Look at the two e's.. Hanging out, shootin' the shit
        Apr 22, 2019
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Did you receive an honorable dislike from JK47? If not that is a thing here. Sometimes you earn them, sometimes only he knows.
        Apr 23, 2019
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        ^correct
        Apr 23, 2019
    11. e.schell
      e.schell
      Still finding it hard to find any huge faults I dislike about Gungnir Multibit > ZDTjr > Clear. Here's to an enjoyable evening of Morphine!
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Morphine > Clears. Haha

        Hope you're feeling okay.
        Apr 14, 2019
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        Pretty sure I typed Gungnir Multibit, did it auto correct to Gungnir Multibit when it posts? hah
        Apr 14, 2019
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        Okay mystery solved!
        Apr 14, 2019
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    12. e.schell
      e.schell
      If anyone needs a $12k power cable look no further! Killer deal over at HF for only $4.8k!
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      3. PTS
        PTS
        If we still lived in the wild west, these same high end cable guys would travel from town to town in wagons, selling an elixir that will " give you the strength of 1000 men!"
        Apr 5, 2019
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Sounds like Viagra.
        Apr 5, 2019
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @skem "I really wish there were a way to punish these scam companies"

        It has been done. The UK Trading Standards folks prosecuted a cable company for unsubstantiated claims. But afterwards, they probably went on selling the same thing with different words.
        Apr 6, 2019
    13. e.schell
      e.schell
      Since getting Clears replaced been afraid to plug into Lyr 3, dealer i bought them from thinks it might be too powerful for them...
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Maybe it's just me being paranoid, but I always let all of my amps warm up for at least a minute before I plug headphones into them. Volume off, unplug headphones, power down amp is the reverse procedure I use. I've been doing that for years.
        Mar 16, 2019
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @jexby : DC coupled amps (any vendor) have always given me pause during power up before servos have stabilized. Formed the habit of waiting several minutes prior to connecting and now it is routine in my lab. There may be no reason to worry, especially with amps employing protection relays. But I'm set in my habits.
        Mar 17, 2019
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m also cautious and turn on amps before plugging in my headphones, then unplug my headphones before turning off the amp. It may be unnecessary in most cases, but it’s two seconds out of each listening session and saves me a ton of money if it was useful even just one time.
        Mar 17, 2019
    14. e.schell
      e.schell
      ECP Black Diamond + Clears = ? If you have knowledge of this amp and focals let me know what you think pretty please!
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      2. cskippy
        cskippy
        My only concern is OI. With Utopia, my DSHA-1 created a pretty significant bass boost, too much IMO. Will be similar for Clear if OI of BD is high. DSHA-1 low gain is ~20 Ohm and high gain something like 90 Ohm.
        Mar 15, 2019
      3. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        That BD gets not enough respect, it is a great amp. The BD doesn't have that bass bump the DSHA-1 had...
        Mar 15, 2019
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        Thanks! Does anyone happen to know the OI of the BD?
        Mar 16, 2019
    15. e.schell
      e.schell
      YAY! Replacement Clears have arrived. How I missed them even though it was only a week. TSAV took care of me. Great guys to deal with.
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    16. e.schell
      e.schell
      Grabbed a jbl nano patch+ for volume control on lsr308's... works great! More convenient than using one of my amps and sounds good so far.
      1. LetMeBeFrank and westermac like this.
    17. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone have first hand knowledge of a lyr 3 killing a pair of Focal Clears? Or any other HP for that matter...
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      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        This may make me sound clueless but after having a week old pair of Clears have to be replaced I'm trying to figure out why and how to avoid it happening again. Someone more knowledgeable than i says the Lyr 3 could have been the cause...
        Mar 4, 2019
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I do remember reading that somewhere. I don't know if it was validated and it wasn't repeated as far as I know. There was a smoking amp issue in the Loaner program, but I think it finished the tour in one piece (unless it's still ongoing & the thread is dead)
        Mar 4, 2019
      4. Elnrik
    18. e.schell
      e.schell
      Had my Clears for little over a week now it seems the right side has a loose connection. Tested on different amps and cables. Arrrrrrrg!
    19. e.schell
      e.schell
      Clears + ZDT Jr = synergy
    20. e.schell
      e.schell
      UHG! Hate Shipping companies sometimes.Clears supposed to be delivered by 3pm today. 6.5hrs later and no tracking update.
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      3. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        I have the opposite problem. The courier delivers when I'm not expecting stuff (tracking lag) and asks the wife to sign since I'm not there. She has no clue I'm buying stuff :)
        Feb 21, 2019
      4. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        @JK47 just a quiet "delivery attempt" in the tracking updates, despite me being home at the time.
        Feb 21, 2019
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        Holy Shit 12 days! I'd be ripping my hair out thinking anything that could have gone wrong did... after they ran it over with a delivery truck they just threw what was left in a ditch and i would never see it! Clear arrived this morning and man i am happy..these are going to be around for a long time.will be saving for a big boy amp to pair with them... DSHA-3F on short list
        Feb 22, 2019
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Illinois
    Gear List:
    Source: Built PC with Lynx E22
    DAC: Gungnir Multibit A1
    Headamp: ZDT Jr & Lyr 3
    Headphones: Clear, HD650K
    Speakers: JBL LSR308

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