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Most if not all of the HeadRoom amps, desktop and portable, had switchable crossfeed; in fact, it was their 'calling card'. There were (are? haven't looked lately) a variety of them.
What are your sources? My listening is almost 100% from computer, do I do crossfeed in software. (I use a Mac so the following may not be helpful to you, but...)
Wow, the Leckerton amps are very reasonably priced (starting at $219 for a portable DAC/amp?!? )That might take the HeadRoom used amps out of contention unless the price is really right. Thanks hayden.
I believe some of the iFi portable gear has something called 3D which they say is better than crossfeed eg. https://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-idsd/, https://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/nano-ican/
I know these two with integrated crossfeed + more I own both of them the minidsp HA-DSP for travellinghttps://www.minidsp.com/products/dsp-headphone-amp/ha-dsp
I too read through the long manual but could not find a single mention of crossfeed in it.
I mucked with the XEN Audio implementation in several ways and never found it to be worth it or that it really made a whole lot of difference.I find that finding well recorded (mic'd) material hjas a more pronounced affect of the listening experience.
So if you indeed find a crosfeed circuit implemetation that you like..it may work you with some material and be even worse on other material.
Dane,What headphones do yoiu use?Alex
CrossfeedI love crossfeed. I use it all the time. My first serious head-amp was the Meier Corda Jazz because it had crossfeed. Usually, recordings are mixed for speakers in a stereo setup. This results in strong channel separation that can cause fatigue when listening over headphones.RME gives you 5 options to remedy this. The 2nd option is actually based on Jan Meier and thus is a DSP emulation of the hardware crossfeed found on Corda amps. The 4th option is supposed to emulate a stereo speaker placement in 30 degrees at a 3m distance.The experience is definitely not as strong as some gimmicky head tracking or surround emulations, but for that, they stay clean and precise. Except for the 5th option, I haven’t noticed any mud or lack of resolution introduced. As I often see false information: These are not equalizer settings! Crossfeed considers the time domain and treble adjustments of the opposite channel. Also, crossfeed is not the same as crosstalk. The latter is information with the wrong polarity, effectively damaging the signal.
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