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post #406 of 432
I thought it would be a good idea because I've heard so many good things about the LDM+ and I also heard it fills out the recessed mids in the a700 well.
post #407 of 432
here's a simplistic comparison.

When using my KSC-75 (75ohms impedance) I need to dial
the vol knob to 2-3pm on the low-gain LDM+.
Around 12-1pm on the regular-gain one.
I recall preferring the regular-gain LDM+ with the KSC-75.
Hiss is inaudible in my work environment unless absolutely silent.

When using US Sf3 (13ohms) anything more that 9am is intolerable for me.
Using the UM2 (30ohms) I'm using 9-11am. This IEM seems more tolerant
of volume. It's still too new to tell.

Looking at the ath-a700 specs it's about 65ohms.
But theres more than just impedance.
Hope this helps some.
k_
post #408 of 432
Thanks.
post #409 of 432
Although I am most likely to buy the a700s, I am thinking about the pro700s. Would they benifit from the LDM+, or should I just stick with the a700s? Muchas Gracias.
post #410 of 432
, Well.....i just received my micro+ this morning and after finally finding a charger plug adapter i managed to get it up and running as i didn't know how much charge the batteries had in them...yadda....yadda....

Anyway, I've been lying on the couch for the best part of 3hrs doing listening tests using the A-B feature on my iriver and also getting a mate to switch the feed from the dap line out>micro out>ety's, to the dap headphone socket>ety's for blind comparison and i was going to report that i found the output of the micro appalling, the max volume out of the amp was very much poorer than sound level 20 from the headphone out socket of the iriver on a scale of 40, i just couldn't get this amp to really drive the ety's which i found very frustrating and was feeling a bit peeved off but then i noticed that the volume knob of the amp had a small notch which only indicated a position of 11am, this is as far as i had managed to turn it so far, it came up against so much resistance in the 11am position that i originally thought that was as far as it went, i sat and thought "that's not right?, a volume control should go all the way round (spinal tap went up to 11 ) but i couldn't move it any further without fear of breaking it or so i thought.

I gave it a big twist in frustration more than anything and i felt a very positive click through the volume knob and it turned all the way round to the 5pm position, after quite a few further passes back and forward the potentiometer now has full smooth control from 7am through to 5pm.

What a doozy , now i figured this out i'm going back to explore it properly over the next couple of days and will return with an unbiased report once i lose my prejudice about receiving a product with a sticky volume/potentiometer control, it is a rather nice piece of kit for the money though, but as i ordered and paid for a tomahawk in a moment of madness last night i figure this amp is a prelude to a financially unhealthy addiction.

Can you tell it's my first ever headphone amp?, is it really that obvious?.
post #411 of 432
Congrats musicmonkey! At least it isnt as embarassing as if you had wandered for minutes trying to find a power switch lol! Waiting to hear some impressions with the etys! Im contemplating getting er-4s myself.
post #412 of 432
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Originally Posted by musicmonkey View Post
, Well.....i just received my micro+ this morning and after finally finding a charger plug adapter i managed to get it up and running as i didn't know how much charge the batteries had in them...yadda....yadda....
oo, could you tell me what you used?

I got my LDM a few days ago, still using the power it came with.
post #413 of 432
toric334,

In this country (UK) we have 3 pin plugs and i managed to unearth an old shaver plug (2 pin) adapter i had in my box o' bits to use with it, take a wander up your local high street to any electrical retailer and i'm sure you'll find a very cheap adapter plug to use, should only be a couple of £ at most.
post #414 of 432
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Originally Posted by musicmonkey View Post
toric334,

In this country (UK) we have 3 pin plugs and i managed to unearth an old shaver plug (2 pin) adapter i had in my box o' bits to use with it, take a wander up your local high street to any electrical retailer and i'm sure you'll find a very cheap adapter plug to use, should only be a couple of £ at most.
Yeah, yeah I live in UK. Thats why I was asking :P

Thanks for the tip!
post #415 of 432
Uh...wow. I'm using the LDM+ with Shure E2's...and it's pretty amazing what that amp does for these headphones.

I need to get my KSC75's and see what it does...:P

-The Grinman
post #416 of 432
lookie lookie what came in the mail today... heheheheh



havent burned them in yet. havent even charged them. but tested them to be working fine.

thinking of getting KSC75 and burning them in together

mADmAN
post #417 of 432
Is that an extra battery and polishing cloth?
post #418 of 432

Someone check my math....

OK so I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this amp, want to make sure I'm making the correct choice on the version (low vs. normal gain).

3G iPod -> ALO SV2 LOD -> LDM+ (version?) -> UE T.F 10 Pro (32 Ohm)

Thoughts? Suggestions?

-Jason
post #419 of 432
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post
Is that an extra battery and polishing cloth?
its an extra battery alright. but theres no polishing cloth.

the battery is sitting on an anti-static bag which is what was used to pack the battery. as for the white ones on the left, theyre just cutouts of the foam covering the amp and the adapter.
post #420 of 432

Just ordered mine...

Been trading emails with David over at Little Dot. He advised me to go with the low gain version since I'll be driving the T.F 10 Pro's (@ 32 Ohms).

Will post impressions after running-in both the T.F's and the amp.

-Jason
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