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post #676 of 1377
whoa resize bababooey...not all of us have 20 inch screens!
post #677 of 1377
tinypic...sorry.
post #678 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Khanate View Post
Well that will sound lovely! I'd wear a man purse if I had a portable rig like that...
No need for a man purse a small camara bag that fits on belt does fine

post #679 of 1377
This is my portable/transportable rig.

iRiver IHP-120 with Rockbox -> Optical Digital Out -> iBasso D1 -> Line level output -> iQube

Precious IHP-120 with adhesive PDA screen guard, iQube shrink-wrapped.
iBasso D1 provides clean line-level output when it detects a signal from the optical in.



Line-level out from D1 to iQube



Because of the arrangement of interconnects, the iRiver's display has to be set to "upside down" mode.
Can't do that with an iPod Classic.
post #680 of 1377
5.5 Imod with cotton dock and vcap portable with custom cyro x rca to mini interconnect to pico amp. Used with Sennsaphonics 2x-s iems. It all fits nicely in a headroom micro bag.
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post #681 of 1377
I think some of you have forgotten the meaning of the word "portable" haha.
post #682 of 1377
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Originally Posted by wsilvio View Post
5.5 Imod with cotton dock and vcap portable with custom cyro x rca to mini interconnect to pico amp. Used with Sennsaphonics 2x-s iems. It all fits nicely in a headroom micro bag.
That is one sweet looking rig
post #683 of 1377
It sounds as good as it looks!
post #684 of 1377
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Originally Posted by synaesthetic View Post
I think some of you have forgotten the meaning of the word "portable" haha.
lol I agree...imo some of these setups are overkill.
post #685 of 1377
Haha it was a matter of time before the "transportable" set ups starting popping up. I hope I didn't start it by posting my computer. Woops.
post #686 of 1377
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
Haha it was a matter of time before the "transportable" set ups starting popping up. I hope I didn't start it by posting my computer. Woops.
Ahh... the ringleader as been outed

As soon as we start strapping amps to our ipods and the like, the idea of portable starts to go out the window.
post #687 of 1377
I guess I should have posted a pic of my ipod touch instead!
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Golden Portable Rig

Hello, guys!

Finally I decided to post my golden portable rig pictures. As you see it is golden in terms of money spent and in terms of color too. Please let me know what you think. I wanted to go with imod first, but after reading favorable reviews of ipod touch line-out decided to go with it instead, no regrets so far.

Quite old but still loved Westone UM2 are to be replaced by Livewires (provided they fit from the first attempt) in a couple of weeks (hopefully, as Livewires does not reply to my e-mails at all). Perhaps after that I would be set for a few years ahead (though touch 64G would be nice). I was also thinking about portable v-mod, but finally decided to settle down with this, as an addition of a "portable" v-mod makes the whole rig barely transportable and obviously not portable by any means.

Predator is still undergoing though burn-in (so is the golden frame), but it already sounds very nice, especially I love the bass it produces and the instruments separation. Before this rig, I was quite happy with my Keenwood HD30GB9, which I had been using for about two years. I should say that Kenwood sounds closer to my current rig than anything else I tried. So, if you are not a portable amp kind of guy, then Kenwood is a no brainer. The only problem was Kenwood Media Keg, which I replaced with Monkey Audio and of course Keenwood lossless is not a format you would like to stick with for life.

And of course I tried to listen to touch out of its headphone out. It sounds too metallic, artificial and just flat boring. The other problem I found with it was the bass, which was kinda bass-boost type of bass, rather than a real deep and controlled one I get with predator.

The current rig is the best balance between portability and sound quality (and I should add aesthetics) I could think of. I thought customs would improve the sound and comfort a bit, so I ordered lifewires. As soon as I receive them I would let you know what I think (or should I say what I hear), especially in comparison with UM2, Etys 4s, Senns 580 and AT 900, which I have.

Regards,
Sergey

P.S. I don't think I would hear any difference between ALO Cryo, Jumbo Cryo, Jumbo Cryo Silver or Au/Ag, but I just chose SCD Au/Ag based on color match
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post #690 of 1377
If the fit isnt right, dont forget them, work at it, it will be worth it, and shouldnt take more than an extra go if you are lucky.

They are very busy at the moment, and really should sort themselves out, and get more people in. Small business + great product + high demand = growing problems!

Nice rig. You wont be spraying your Livewires stock gold connectors black then, or getting them to do it?

PS: Listening to mine now, 128k MP3 through a cheapo dac and dac's amp combo (cant be used just as amp through 3.5mm, USB only) bass is great, crisp and clear, great highs, they have dissapeared, cant feel em, cant hear my annoying sister, result! Worth the wait, seriously.

Shame i have a bad cold. So they dont sound great today, and i cant find a song i fancy
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