post #61 of 1868
2/18/09 at 8:12pm
Yeah, posting an hour later and still listening to them...
"snip" There is a slightly bit of hiss with the volume turned down with Blutarsky's Apogee Duet but not enough to be bothersome once the music starts, and that is of course the fault of the Duet. I can also get very quit listening volumes with those without having to deal with channel imbalance at the low end of the volume knob until they are so low that the sound is almost gone.
|Original by HeadphoneAddict: Well, Blutarsky has the ES2 and loves the heat activated ear canal portion. I'm just a little OCD about my stuff, and it "seemed weird" for my to think about owning them made from 2 materials, even if it might actually be better.|
To listen to the Duet I'm using a Firewire cable from the Apple Store by your house, with the 800 plug on one end and the Firewire 400 plug on the other, then plugging the ES3X directly into the Duet headphone out with a stubby 1/4" adapter. It is a very low level of hiss with the volume turned down, but like I said before it isn't enough to interfere with quiet music. It's more like "unplug headphone = silence", "plug in headphone absence of silence".