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post #3031 of 3045
OK guys, here is the comparison between the two types of capless diymods paired with the EX1000 (US version) + EX800 cable + capless LOD + capless UHA6S

 

Both are transparent, dynamic, fast, energetic, absolutely hiss-free background.

 

The cons: too cheap  :wink_face:

 

 

 

 

diy iMod, wired with pure silver solid core, CF card

Best bass I have heard so far.

 

Clean, crystal-clear and very tightened/extended bass

 

 

Very good treble just not as good as the treble for the one below

 

Best suitable for listening to pop music

 

Direct-out diymod, wired with pure silver solid core, CF card

Excellent sounding with airy, detailed and dynamic treble

 

 

Still excellent bass but just not as excellent as the bass for the one above

 

Best suitable for listening to classical music also for pop

 

 

If I have to choose only one diymod, I would definitely choose the direct-out. 


Edited by DMinor - 11/15/14 at 3:26am
post #3032 of 3045

I feel like my curiosity, diy efforts and willingness to try different things have really paid off. 

 

Here is my ultimate setup for in-ear audio. It blows anything I heard before out of water. It may sound a little bit hype but I really mean it.

 

Specs:

 

capless diymod (direct-out to lod pins)

256GB CF card

2000 mAh battery

capless LOD with 22 awg pure silver solid core and cotton jacketing

EX1000 (burned-in for more than 4K hrs) with EX800 cable

capless UHA6S-MK2

post #3033 of 3045
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

I feel like my curiosity, diy efforts and willingness to try different things have really paid off. 

 

Here is my ultimate setup for in-ear audio. It blows anything I heard before out of water. It may sound a little bit hype but I really mean it.

 

Specs:

 

capless diymod (direct-out to lod pins)

256GB CF card

2000 mAh battery

capless LOD with 22 awg pure silver solid core and cotton jacketing

EX1000 (burned-in for more than 4K hrs) with EX800 cable

capless UHA6S-MK2

That is so pretty. 

post #3034 of 3045
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Originally Posted by yacobx View Post
 

That is so pretty. 

 

Thanks.

 

These days when I switch from capless diymod to stock ipod video, the headphone out from the stock ipod video sounds like 2D only (no horizontal depth), lacking dynamics, muddy and laid back too. My ears are too picky now. :)

 

That said, the ipod video is still a good sounding dap for some music (e.g. pop) not as demanding as classical. 

post #3035 of 3045
My manual on moddin an iPod Video 5gen, in Polish:

https://plus.google.com/photos/108157956523702366038/albums/6089726151626979457

(detailed descripion of every step in comments under each photo)
post #3036 of 3045
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Originally Posted by paulus germanus View Post

My manual on moddin an iPod Video 5gen, in Polish:

https://plus.google.com/photos/108157956523702366038/albums/6089726151626979457

(detailed descripion of every step in comments under each photo)

 

Nice job. Now you should diymod another one directly to the lod pins from the dac for comparison. They don't sound the same.

 

Also on the imod as you did, I normally run the wires like this with the metal frame filed some. 

 

post #3037 of 3045
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Now you should diymod another one directly to the lod pins from the dac for comparison.
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Did you mean this one? http://beyondwind.duckdns.org/?page_id=119
post #3038 of 3045
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Originally Posted by paulus germanus View Post


Did you mean this one? http://beyondwind.duckdns.org/?page_id=119

 

No, see the pic below (from a fellow head-fi'er). Those two wires are from the 2 pads where you remove the Z caps near the DAC. The two pins are lifted off board for a clean bypass. Those two Z caps are the only thing you need to remove from the board for wiring.

 


Edited by DMinor - 12/10/14 at 11:30pm
post #3039 of 3045
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 
OK guys, here is the comparison between the two types of capless diymods paired with the EX1000 (US version) + EX800 cable + capless LOD + capless UHA6S

 

Both are transparent, dynamic, fast, energetic, absolutely hiss-free background.

 

The cons: too cheap  :wink_face:


 

Image (Click to show)

 

 

 

diy iMod, wired with pure silver solid core, CF card

Best bass I have heard so far.

 

Clean, crystal-clear and very tightened/extended bass

 

 

Very good treble just not as good as the treble for the one below

 

Best suitable for listening to pop music

 

Direct-out diymod, wired with pure silver solid core, CF card

Excellent sounding with airy, detailed and dynamic treble

 

 

Still excellent bass but just not as excellent as the bass for the one above

 

Best suitable for listening to classical music also for pop

 

 

 

 

If I have to choose only one diymod, I would definitely choose the direct-out. 

Hi, is that the beyondwind iphd mod the one with direct out mod? Cant really seem the pin are connected to a caps though. Or you just skipped that step?


Edited by EH-Yeon - Yesterday at 2:52 am
post #3040 of 3045
Quote:
Originally Posted by EH-Yeon View Post
 

Hi, is that the beyondwind iphd mod the one with direct out mod? Cant really seem the pin are connected to a caps though. Or you just skipped that step?


Direct out doesn't require going thru the LOD caps, so it's wired directly to headphone jack or line out pins :)

post #3041 of 3045
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Originally Posted by wgr73 View Post
 


Direct out doesn't require going thru the LOD caps, so it's wired directly to headphone jack or line out pins :)

 

 

Hi, thanks for the reply. What i mean was the connection below. Where AVDD2 and AGND are soldered to.

 

post #3042 of 3045

I have a spare 30gb 5g I think I may crack open and mod (CF card too) and go capless today :)  I have 3 actually lol.  May do both and put one up for sale!

post #3043 of 3045
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Originally Posted by wgr73 View Post
 

I have a spare 30gb 5g I think I may crack open and mod (CF card too) and go capless today :)  I have 3 actually lol.  May do both and put one up for sale!

I am planning to do the CF mod too and have a tarkan adapter on the way here. Hope to get the mod done before the adapter arrive. Are you planning to do the caps at the image above? I am no EE / audio expert, so no technical knowledge behind this. 

 

Never doen that before but i am trying to study the dac datasheet

 

AVDD2         Supply              Analogue supply (supply for output amplifiers ROUT2/LOUT2) 

 

AGND1         Supply             Analogue ground (return path for all input amplifiers, PLL, ADC and
                                             DAC, internal bias circuits, output amplifiers LOUT1, ROUT1 and
                                             OUT3/OUT4 on AVDD1 AGND1) 

 

I think that's the grounding?

post #3044 of 3045
Quote:
Originally Posted by EH-Yeon View Post
 

I am planning to do the CF mod too and have a tarkan adapter on the way here. Hope to get the mod done before the adapter arrive. Are you planning to do the caps at the image above? I am no EE / audio expert, so no technical knowledge behind this. 

 

Never doen that before but i am trying to study the dac datasheet

 

AVDD2         Supply              Analogue supply (supply for output amplifiers ROUT2/LOUT2) 

 

AGND1         Supply             Analogue ground (return path for all input amplifiers, PLL, ADC and
                                             DAC, internal bias circuits, output amplifiers LOUT1, ROUT1 and
                                             OUT3/OUT4 on AVDD1 AGND1) 

 

I think that's the grounding?

 

I'm going to unsolder the LOD caps, then run wire from the Z caps to the LOD pads

post #3045 of 3045
Quote:
Originally Posted by EH-Yeon View Post
 

Hi, is that the beyondwind iphd mod the one with direct out mod? Cant really seem the pin are connected to a caps though. Or you just skipped that step?

 

Not the beyondwind iphd mod. The direct out mod is for line out not for the headphone out. You fly wires from dac (where the Z caps are removed) directly to the LOD pins, with the pins lifted off the board for a clean bypass. 

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