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    Actually making you chicken soup?
    If it's from scratch she must love you!

    My ex's idea of cooking chicken soup was opening a can, pouring the contents into a pan, and heating it up.
    Even then she'd burn it.
    The woman could burn water

    Persevere with the Chromecast Audio - it isn't difficult to get working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    Actually making you chicken soup?
    If it's from scratch she must love you!

    My ex's idea of cooking chicken soup was opening a can, pouring the contents into a pan, and heating it up.
    Even then she'd burn it.
    The woman could burn water

    Persevere with the Chromecast Audio - it isn't difficult to get working.
    That's hilarious, a bit sad but hilarious!
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    GF managed to get it working through phone, on Spotify. Don't ask me how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    GF managed to get it working through phone, on Spotify. Don't ask me how.
    Because it isn’t rocket science?!?
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    Is there a break in period on this Xiang sheng? Also is it much different in 'tube' mode? At the mo sounds a bit thick and warm.
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    Have a good old listen in both states Mike playing the same tracks in as quieter conditions as you can muster and see what you prefer.

    Play a familiar track in tubless mode then play the exact same track again with the tube in the chain. I reckon you will hear a difference even if only a small one.

    However what you prefer might take time to work out.

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    Don't like this Xiang Sheng dac, presentation is too warm with my Quad 909, should I get a Topping dac instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Don't like this Xiang Sheng dac, presentation is too warm with my Quad 909, should I get a Topping dac instead?
    I liked the XiangSheng, but I moved on to the Topping D30 and found it a bit brighter and quite a bit more detailed and open sounding. I think the Topping is a better DAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Is there a break in period on this Xiang sheng? Also is it much different in 'tube' mode? At the mo sounds a bit thick and warm.
    Why don't you just try the tube mode? All you need to do is move the RCAs.

    You can easily change the sound by changing the valves.

    I dislike solid state DACs as this isn't an option.

    I don't think it changes with burn in. Mind you I don't think anything gets much different with burn in. If you don't like it move on to something else.
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