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Fostex: HP-A3 - review

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Hey guys, I think there was a couple people interested in my thoughts on the Fostex HP-A3. It's taken me a bit longer than I thought to get through this one but here it is. The £300 USB powered DAC & headphone amplifier from Fostex. This unit was loaned to me by SCV London.

http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/fostex-hp-a3-review.html

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RE: Fostex: HP-A3 - review

Sounds interesting, but a bit of a faff.

As I was looking for something to use with my computer at work together with some well sealed closed back headphones, I think I'll save my money and just bring in my FUBAR III which I don't use that much at home anyway.

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RE: Fostex: HP-A3 - review

Hey ID, would you be needing the optical connection, or did I over emphasise the faffiness?

I'm curious about the Fubar DAC & amps actually, I must try and hunt down a distributor!

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Headphone: Q701HP100HE500, M80TH900Mad DogD7000DT880M100K550TH600 

DAC: E7U100rPACModi/Magni120DsHP-A8DAC2 HGC, BDP 105EUEHP 02DiDAC 

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RE: Fostex: HP-A3 - review

Sorry, been away for a while.

Probably a combination of faffiness and the fact that I'd like other inputs that would give me better flexibility in how I can use it. Then again, if it  pops up locally at a good price...

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Desk-Fi: Mac Mini - NuForce Icon HDP - Fostex PM0.4n - Audio Technica ATH900x - Sennnheiser HD595 - Grado SR80i

Bedroom system: Esoteric RZ-1 - PMC DB1i / iPod Classic - Onkyo NDS1000 - Firestone Audio FUBAR IV