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Got a PS vita recently as I heard they were getting out of stock and will not be resupplied. Its can be used as a decent pmp but beware you might run out of storage space.So anyone into gaming and love playing JRPGs (I know its a very small subset), I recommend it.

 

I would've shifted my entire collection if it were not for sony's amazing memory cards.

 

compared it with my usb powered audinst hud mini. its 110$ dac/amp, so entry level.

 

audinst fleshes out sound more ie more details, and is more 3 dimensional. It has more steps between quiet and loud passages and more dynamic. it also drives full sized hps like akg k550 much better.

 

Vita scores in smoothness department. Its completely grain free sound and with no harshness. I have never heard vinyl but from what I have read about it, vita sounds closer to that than audinst, cause no harshness. Also it cannot drive akg k550 well enough. I get enough loudness but instruments sound thin and it does'nt fill soundstage like audinst does.

 

but biggest surprise to me is Vita - Hifiman RE400 pairing. Sound is devoid of any grain or harshness, that can come up when using other devices. Also I think I am hearing more layers of music with this pairing but I need to double check.

 

I am planning to pick some mp3 tracks and fill internal memory with as many as I can jam in there, and use it with RE400 as portable rig.

 

When I want to listen to music, take out memory card, when I want to play games, put it in.

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That's nice to hear. How much did you get the Vita for?

 

I think they'll be replaced with the second gen slim vita's soon

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That's nice to hear. How much did you get the Vita for?

 

I think they'll be replaced with the second gen slim vita's soon


got it for 18k.its slim version.

 

its Japanese import super value pack with 8 gb card, pouch, screen protector, 6 Japanese games that I don't understand.

 

I also heard that it will be replaced but when I checked recently at sony store, they said it was going to be discontinued. So I got it in case  that actually happens.

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Thanks 


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i had a brief ie800 encounter and i can say that it had too much bass to my taste , as much as fx40 but more refined and better control , mids were good , nice sound stage with some fantastic separation , highs do have a few spikes but not sibilant , sounds big warm and powerful . far from balanced but really fun to listen , not power hungry enough , the construction is awkward , unusual shape , cable is short so there is a extension cable . not good with microphonics too .

 i will buy this but for under 25k , not over that , if i have to pay north ward to 30k i will surely go for a custom or westone W50 or 60 .

 and under that i think dn-2000 is fantastic , still far from neutral .

 Where are you going ? if to some 1st and 2nd world countries , you can get some really nice brands there .

Thanks for the info....how is the treble btw? One thing i cannot stand in HP's is sharp treble/sibilance. I generally prefer a mids focus paired with a medium/large sound-stage. I am wondering if the se 846 will serve me better...as I would primarily use it on my commute. Should find other brands when i move, but want to use a small portable option ...and the ie 800's are priced decently on flipkart....hence wondering if i should pull the trigger now.

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HE 400+ E17+E09K combo for INR 21,000.

 

 

Not interested in the combo , how much will you take for the HE-400 ? ....You can PM me with a price , I live in Mumbai ....

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Thanks for the info....how is the treble btw? One thing i cannot stand in HP's is sharp treble/sibilance. I generally prefer a mids focus paired with a medium/large sound-stage. I am wondering if the se 846 will serve me better...as I would primarily use it on my commute. Should find other brands when i move, but want to use a small portable option ...and the ie 800's are priced decently on flipkart....hence wondering if i should pull the trigger now.


  se846 can use an amp to good use but the ie800 dont need an amp , se is more linear and is smoother too , dont have that v shaped sound sig of ie800 . it comes to amp or no amp , if you can help the se846 with an amp to help its inconsistent impedance ( as it is an BA phone its common ) or ie800 with out one .
  for me , i wont go for ie800 , its far more colored and unnatural and fun . if you want a fun sounding phone ie800 , if you want balance and smoother highs with no bass bleed or excessive bass its se846 . and then the price gap creeps in , yeah !! 20k , i can buy an xba h3 or an im02 or a dunu dn-2000 with it .

  you know , i will go with a combo , ie800 and an im02 .


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