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post #361 of 371
So I received my replacement yesterday. Everything works this time. I have about 20 hrs of burn in so far. I really like this amp so far. It sounds great with my 701's! I'm going to have to use an attenuator with the e500's. But the e500's sound good too. Although I'm really getting annoyed at how cymbals sound with these iems. I'm thinking of trying something else. Maybe triple.fi or Going all out for ue11's! My 500's have custom sleeves from sensaphonics. I'm not sure how I will like going back to universal fit!

Anyway, So far this amp is a winner. I really like the large soundstage and the warm deep bass. Great for all my old jazz recordings.
post #362 of 371
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Originally Posted by wsilvio View Post
So I received my replacement yesterday. Everything works this time. I have about 20 hrs of burn in so far. I really like this amp so far. It sounds great with my 701's! I'm going to have to use an attenuator with the e500's. But the e500's sound good too. Although I'm really getting annoyed at how cymbals sound with these iems. I'm thinking of trying something else. Maybe triple.fi or Going all out for ue11's! My 500's have custom sleeves from sensaphonics. I'm not sure how I will like going back to universal fit!

Anyway, So far this amp is a winner. I really like the large soundstage and the warm deep bass. Great for all my old jazz recordings.
What do you think?
TTVJ Hybrid Millet has a very huge soundstage. It's bigger than SM LE, Bigger than SR-71, definitely bigger than the hornet. The sound is very organic and big, exceptionally musical.

It's a very musical mellow amp. Excellent for slow dance, romantic mellow music. If you are looking for something very intimate, emotional, Millett win hands down! Try any piano instrumental(Up where we belong, John Tesh), Chinese audiophile vocal, Try Diana Krall(I'll string along with you), Secret Garden

Once you listened to the Millett for intimate music, then when you swap to SM LE or Hornet, the sound becomes very dry, skinny, shrill, and digital sounding. I tend to go back to Millett for long term relaxing listening. The sound is very soothing. The bass also extends VERY DEEP, not strong not impact type, but it's very deep and articulate.

By the way I find surprisingly shocking with my UE9 compared to SM LE and HORNET, TTVJ Hybrid Millett actually sounds best with UE9
post #363 of 371
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What do you think?
TTVJ Hybrid Millet has a very huge soundstage.....
If you are looking for something very intimate, emotional, Millett win hands down!.... The sound is very soothing. The bass also extends VERY DEEP, not strong not impact type, but it's very deep and articulate.
I think that this is a beautiful description of what makes the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp so special! With my Grado SR225's, it gives me all the "crunch" and "chunk" (with gorgeous vocals) that I love for rock and impactful electronica. With my Senn HD600's, it gives me all the textural and timbral subtleties of voice and instruments (even a full orchestra) to convincingly portray live music. All in one amp! And the soundstage and personally moving qualities of the sound are exactly as you've described. This is one very special amp, indeed!
post #364 of 371
Yeah, it just keeps getting better as it burns in. I have about 60 hours on it now. I have also found that I really like my e500's with it. I think they work well together. Cymbal decay is much better. Still not as good as my 701's but better than it was with the hornet. Of course, not the fault of the hornet.
post #365 of 371
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Yeah, it just keeps getting better as it burns in. I have about 60 hours on it now. I have also found that I really like my e500's with it. I think they work well together. Cymbal decay is much better. Still not as good as my 701's but better than it was with the hornet. Of course, not the fault of the hornet.
The Hornet and The Millett complements each other in terms of sound signatures. Both are great amps serving different purposes. Hornet is very fast paced, very powerful, very involving. I use Hornet everytime I go to the Gym.

60hrs on Millett is not enough, I didn't really get the WOW factor until I burned-in over 200hrs. Otherwise the top end is still thin and shrill for my taste. The bass is lose. After 200hrs the bass will also deepened, tightened by a lot. The whole FR becomes more balance. Enjoy!
post #366 of 371
Wow, it gets even better! I do notice some harshness in the highs at the moment. I will continue the burn in so I can get to 200hrs ASAP. All I know is this is amp is very musical and fun to listen to. I also find that it's more detailed than I expected.
post #367 of 371
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Congratulations! Now go and buy more music.
Hey Mrarroyo,

Do you still own an Ety ER-4S? You should try it with the Millett. It's exceptional. Ety has always been known to be shrill sounding, peaky high, thin, no decay, lifeless, bassless, unless you use Supermacro of course, it helps a lot.

Accidentally I plugged in my my ER-4S with Millett and the sound was very big, liquid, smooth. The harshness was gone, the high became silky. The soundstage really opened big. All the instruments become big, like a fullsized headphone, and the decay improved a lot. Bass is not bad, although I prefer with bassboost in SM LE.

I thought I would let you know my findings. I'm a strong believer of synergy.
post #368 of 371
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Originally Posted by jlingo View Post
Hey Mrarroyo,

Do you still own an Ety ER-4S? You should try it with the Millett. It's exceptional. Ety has always been known to be shrill sounding, peaky high, thin, no decay, lifeless, bassless, unless you use Supermacro of course, it helps a lot.

Accidentally I plugged in my my ER-4S with Millett and the sound was very big, liquid, smooth. The harshness was gone, the high became silky. The soundstage really opened big. All the instruments become big, like a fullsized headphone, and the decay improved a lot. Bass is not bad, although I prefer with bassboost in SM LE.

I thought I would let you know my findings. I'm a strong believer of synergy.
I do not have either. I do miss the Ety ER4S and I have thought of getting me another pair.
post #369 of 371
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I do not have either. I do miss the Ety ER4S and I have thought of getting me another pair.
I find that whenever I'm in a noisy environment I prefer ER-4P and in a very quiet environment I prefer the ER-4S. ER-4S is also fabulous when supplied with Amazing recording. If your recording is not good, you hear pretty much everything.
Up To now, I find Ety to be a great IEM to keep.
post #370 of 371
I'm using a 2nd Gen iPod Nano loaded with 320 kbps cbr mp3s and an ALO Copper Dock as the source today for the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp using my SR225's. The sound quality is on par (in terms of listening involvement and enjoyment, to me) with my (very much enjoyed and appreciated) home rig, with PPA and SR225's. The soundstage is not as large as that on the home rig, but the fullness, lifesized-lifelikeness and dynamic/timbral cues from the subtlest to the most impactful are solidly there. I'm finding this rig so far to be really well suited to both subtly-crafted, jazz-influenced, intimate, ambient electronica (The Starseeds, Parallel Life and There Is Enough For Everyone), and in-your-face, pounding Rock (Guano Apes, Proud Like A God). The iPod is mine, and I've been letting my family members use it basically all the time. Seeing that pairing the iPod with the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp makes for SUCH an awesome listening experience, I see the iPod spending a fair bit more time with me from now on.
post #371 of 371
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Originally Posted by sbulack View Post
I'm using a 2nd Gen iPod Nano loaded with 320 kbps cbr mp3s and an ALO Copper Dock as the source today for the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp using my SR225's. The sound quality is on par (in terms of listening involvement and enjoyment, to me) with my (very much enjoyed and appreciated) home rig, with PPA and SR225's. The soundstage is not as large as that on the home rig, but the fullness, lifesized-lifelikeness and dynamic/timbral cues from the subtlest to the most impactful are solidly there. I'm finding this rig so far to be really well suited to both subtly-crafted, jazz-influenced, intimate, ambient electronica (The Starseeds, Parallel Life and There Is Enough For Everyone), and in-your-face, pounding Rock (Guano Apes, Proud Like A God). The iPod is mine, and I've been letting my family members use it basically all the time. Seeing that pairing the iPod with the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid Amp makes for SUCH an awesome listening experience, I see the iPod spending a fair bit more time with me from now on.
I guess it's time for your to upgrade to iMOD -> VCap. then you would be spending all the time with iPOD hehe.
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