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I so didn't want to do this, but just swapped over the digital cable, and could hear more depth and cohesion, thought I was kidding myself, but then arranged for a blind test, and passed that... Think that is a whole new element of weirdness in my book!!
what volume do you listen at, and which version of kit Kat are you on?
@Darkseth Yup, look at my signature, and you'll see how not quite right you are with that post (with relation to me at least)... Additionally, I can assure you that the M8 does clip quite badly - I've been posting about that in both this thread, and also over at XDA, and - ultimately does not have a very good output when compared to higher end sources... That is NOT saying that the M8 is totally bad, but - what I am saying is that the M8 certainly isn't reference grade,...
Thanks avl06 for respecting the ethos of this thread Re the other thread, it is on cooldown for a couple of days, I don't see any reason why it won't be re-opened, worst case scenario if not opened within a couple of days, would be to start a new thread, and then - once / if re-opened, the two threads could be merged...
You do raise a good overall point...[edit - amended for contextual purposes!] - I feel your fears / concerns, portable rigs are getting more and more expensive, and - ultimately more and more of a target for thieves...For example, my portable rig that I wonder around with every day is worth US$4,000... - Should not walk down dark alleys!...Thankfully, most thieves would hopefully not know the intrinsic value of our gear, and go more for our mobile phones...
...From the E18 or the M8?M8 - common issue with clipping / distorting I'm afraid...E18 - not heard about that if that is the case......As to the poster that says to use the M8 rather than the E18, there is one key reason not to - if you have ANY hi-res (above 16/48) files - the M8 cannot do hi-res of any description without offloading it to the USB...
Cables are definitely where I'm at now, this patch cable I'm using can easily be bettered I'm sure... Waiting for a 'studio grade' BNC cable to pitch up (to use with the included adapter) - will see how that changes things before going for the more esoteric cables you guys are tempting me with! ...Still in awe of what my portable rig as a whole is capable of, whether it be Vivaldi, Jazz or EDM, just doesn't put a foot wrong... ...Happy, Happy chappie
That is not a good thing though, I find them unusually fussy re system matching, which is an element most people seem to be missing...
That seems odd?! - I haven't used it as stock since the day I got it, however - try connecting earphones to the headphone out, defeating boomsound, and then plugging the E18 back into the USB port, see if that works...
IE800 with Hugo is supremely clear (never heard treble like this from an IEM!), articulate, airy - a really, really good match, even after having had the IE800 for eight months already, hasn't stopped Hugo re-inventing my music for me all over again... That being said, I have not heard either the Roxanne or the 846, so - cannot compare
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