ethos123

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Best sub $1200 headphone as complement to 99 Classics
Besides budget, I tend to prefer something slightly warm and enveloping over supremely analytical... more interested in getting lost in the music and enjoying the sense of being there than finding that last shred of detail. Comfort is important to... 
Best high-end headphones with noice cancellation ...
If you’re committed to ANC, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 are often said to be the best of the ANC IEMs for sound quality if the small and travel-friendly form factor of in-ear is important...haven’t heard them myself. 
Best high-end headphones with noice cancellation ...
I asked a similar question a few years ago and was convinced by the responses that instead of looking for headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) that sounded better than my Bose over-ear I was looking to upgrade from that I’d be better of... 
What's the best integrated amp in the $1500-$2000 range?
I have the creek evo100a you noted as having not been mentioned above. I paired it with Kef LS50s and love it. I have a friend with a peachtree nova300 and we both preferred the creek when swapping them out... however both amps are good enough tha... 
Cheap starter system for kids
Thanks for all the input. Unfortunately for those who recommended used gear, the buyer here is definitely not comfortable with that even though its probably the best value.I'm definitely not locked in to powered speakers, but my friend has heard A... 
DragonFly Red stopped working
Got nowhere in terms of just fixing it or determining if it was hardware of the device or software related, but I was pleasantly surprised that they would replace it for just the cost of shipping... just not sure whether that will actually fix the... 
DragonFly Red stopped working
Also, if this is a problem that a new replacement doesn't solve or it recurs with the new one, what similar product would you guys recommend? Good sound is important of course, but portability like these USB stick DACs or similar is key. Thanks 
Focal Aria sounds muffled and far away being run on a denon AVR-X3400H
I’d re-run the setup configuration on your AVR...it’s possible the settings are wrong and it’s sending the wrong signal to your speakers due to either the setup or room correction. 
Fear of Streaming
Another advantage I’ve found with streaming compared to vinyl is that I’m much more likely to turn on music in the background while doing errands around the house, cooking in the next room, or other work where I don’t want the repeated interruptio... 
Any like the Cambridge CXN v2 streamer?
Has the CXN v2 been firmware upgraded to include Airplay2, or is Airplay2 only available on the series 2 model? I’ve been looking online and so far have only found that Cambridge planned to add Airplay2, but none of the spec sheets say that it has... 
Naim Mu-so v2 as Soundbar?
David,Can you clarify what made the original mu-so “not great” as a soundbar? Something about the sound quality when used for TV/movies or more integration or lack of surround effects, etc? My concern is that perhaps since it isn’t designed to be ... 
Naim Mu-so v2 as Soundbar?
I haven’t purchased yet. Definitely appreciate the positive comments though and plan to get it in a few weeks when the re-decorating is finished and I know we haven’t gone too far over budget in other areas. A bit surprised I didn’t get other reco... 
Naim Mu-so v2 as Soundbar?
The bedroom is about 15x14ft with 8ft ceilings. TV is a few yrs old 42” Samsung HD set that’s about 10-12 ft from where we would be watching while in bed. It does have ARC for HDMI. 
Recommendations for modest budget
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/elac-debut-f5-speaker-system-review#2uy9oZr4J38koSGZ.97 
Recommendations for modest budget
At that budget, I’d check out accessories4less.com for a receiver. Personally I’d want something 4ohm stable and with pre-outs (so you have the flexibility for upgraded speakers and/or to add a separate amp later if you want to). The Marantz SR501...