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post #1336 of 1822
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

They should be wearing headphones biggrin.gif

You mean the bear necessities!  bigsmile_face.gif

post #1337 of 1822
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

They should be wearing headphones biggrin.gif


Mr Hudson and Mr Bay seem to agree with you. I think they're bass heads, they went straight for some of the bassiest cans I own.

 

post #1338 of 1822

Hey there fellas, I just happened to find an RE-0 available on kijiji, here in wpg!
It's been a while since I posted, but I just wanted to share this to anybody interested in the RE-0.
I have my own pair and I have to say, I really do enjoy them; regardless if I haven't experienced many IEM's yet.
http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-Hifiman-RE-0-In-Ear-Monitors-NEW-IN-BOX-W0QQAdIdZ475385435



P.S. is it one of you guys selling this?  tongue.gif

EDIT: Oh to my surprise, there's also the little dot mk3 available!
http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Little-Dot-MKIII-Tube-Headphone-Amplifier-Pre-Amplifier-W0QQAdIdZ475414047
 


Maybe it was just me, but I was thinking it was hard finding these sorts of things here in Winnipeg. redface.gif


Edited by PhrozenLife - 4/17/13 at 7:04am
post #1339 of 1822

The RE-0 are an okay price, I think they generally sell for less on HeadFi.  But NIB the price is fair.  The little dot is a good price.  Lack of speaker outputs makes them not for me.  I need both speaker and headphone outputs now.

post #1340 of 1822

Huh, that guy's in Lindenwoods...

post #1341 of 1822
Hmm.. I've always wanted to use a tube amp; to try it out. But the lack of availability in stores to demo or lack of money has held me back. :s
post #1342 of 1822
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Originally Posted by PhrozenLife View Post

EDIT: Oh to my surprise, there's also the little dot mk3 available!
http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Little-Dot-MKIII-Tube-Headphone-Amplifier-Pre-Amplifier-W0QQAdIdZ475414047
 

 

 

Oh I've met that guy before. Nice fella... I forget his name though. It might have been yet another Andrew rolleyes.gif (or maybe Anthony? eh don't quote me on that)


Edited by Armaegis - 4/17/13 at 12:31pm
post #1343 of 1822

I did it again. lol My Shure SRH 1840`s just arrived!

post #1344 of 1822
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Originally Posted by ElmerK View Post

I did it again. lol My Shure SRH 1840`s just arrived!

nice!

post #1345 of 1822

hey guys, ive been entertaining the idea of buying a new DAC to replace my e10 for a while now, and ive been considering the bifrost based on what ive heard at meets/read in reviews/price point etc.

But then i saw that the Kingrex UD384 32Bit/384Khz DAC got posted on a certain group buy site we arent allowed to mention. If it gets to the lowest price it'll be $339 + $10 shipping and it includes USB input. I haven't been able to find many reviews on it though, except for an initial impression here on headfi that didnt state a clear opinion and a review on moon audio. Considering they're selling it though their review may be a tad biased.

 

What are your guys thoughts on the two DACS? Or if you think there's something better in the same price range or slightly lower i'd love to hear some opinions.

post #1346 of 1822

I'm curious what site it is that we're not allowed to mention blink.gif

 

I've seen vague mention of the Kingrex, but not enough to know anything about it. It seems ones of the features is the 384kHz capability... but are you ever going to use that? I found a couple more reviews:

http://www.headfonia.com/black-holes-and-revelations-kingrex-ud384-dac-and-upower-psu/

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/kingrex9/1.html

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/kingrex_ud384_e.html

http://www.stereomojo.com/Kingrex%20UD384%20DAC%20Review.htm/KingrexUD384DACReview.htm

 

Something else to consider is that since you have the e10 which can act as a usb-coax bridge, you don't necessarily have to get a usb capable dac (or get the Bifrost without usb and save the $100 that way).

 

My personal opinion is that between headphone/speakers vs amps vs dacs, the dacs suffer from the greatest diminishing returns. 

post #1347 of 1822
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I'm curious what site it is that we're not allowed to mention blink.gif

 

I've seen vague mention of the Kingrex, but not enough to know anything about it. It seems ones of the features is the 384kHz capability... but are you ever going to use that? I found a couple more reviews:

http://www.headfonia.com/black-holes-and-revelations-kingrex-ud384-dac-and-upower-psu/

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/kingrex9/1.html

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/kingrex_ud384_e.html

http://www.stereomojo.com/Kingrex%20UD384%20DAC%20Review.htm/KingrexUD384DACReview.htm

 

Something else to consider is that since you have the e10 which can act as a usb-coax bridge, you don't necessarily have to get a usb capable dac (or get the Bifrost without usb and save the $100 that way).

 

My personal opinion is that between headphone/speakers vs amps vs dacs, the dacs suffer from the greatest diminishing returns. 

Rhymes with brassdrop tongue.gif One of the mods wasnt too happy with it being talked about in the deals thread a while ago.

Yeah i highly doubt id ever use the 384kHz capability, but i figured for the same price as a bifrost it couldnt hurt right. I'll check out those reviews, hopefully i can get enough info to make a decision before the group buy ends in 10 days.

If i was to use the e10 as a bridge, would it just be using the e10's dac and then passing the already processed signal into the next dac? Or would it upsample it. A lot of the buzz words with dacs tend to confuse me since ive never really researched them.

 

So do you think it would be worth upgrading from my e10? I mean i know there are dacs out there that are leagues better but for the money do you think i'd see a huge improvement?

post #1348 of 1822

hmm. it appears i'd have to buy the power supply separately which runs around $180. Thats a pretty big turnoff

post #1349 of 1822

Personally, I don't find DACs have a lot of differences unless you're looking for a certain sound signature nor if all the current technologies for USB DACs have any significant or audible difference.  A good DAC will always be a good DAC even aged like my EAD DPS-1000 as long it does the job you want it to be.  With Nathan, amplifiers and speakers make the biggest difference.  Now that doesn't mean a DAC can throw out a large sound stage and what not. but, given some of their price points, I find investing in an amplifier is more money well spent.

 

However, another DAC that I've been interested in due to sheer flexibility is the Grant Fidelity TubeDac11.

post #1350 of 1822
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Originally Posted by mythless View Post

Personally, I don't find DACs have a lot of differences unless you're looking for a certain sound signature nor if all the current technologies for USB DACs have any significant or audible difference.  A good DAC will always be a good DAC even aged like my EAD DPS-1000 as long it does the job you want it to be.  With Nathan, amplifiers and speakers make the biggest difference.  Now that doesn't mean a DAC can throw out a large sound stage and what not. but, given some of their price points, I find investing in an amplifier is more money well spent.

 

However, another DAC that I've been interested in due to sheer flexibility is the Grant Fidelity TubeDac11.

perhaps my money might be better spent in upgrading my turntable then lol

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