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post #2476 of 3625

Actually, I don't have the latest firmware updated. Running to town to borrow a Windows computer with the right combination of OS is too frustrating. I'd love to try it, but the S:Flo doesn't play nice with WMWare Fusion. 

 

If the highs are fixed (and I don't trust any opinions on this issue), then I'd recommend skipping an amp all together unless you just want to achieve less hiss (which would have to be a pretty expensive amp).

post #2477 of 3625

I updated the firmware and didn't like how the SFlo sounded so I downgraded the firmware right away.

post #2478 of 3625
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
What earphones will you be using? If you get the S:Flo, listen to its HPO - if you aren't bothered by an audible but not overly aggressive dulling of the treble, then forget the amp - you don't need it. But if you are bothered by it, be prepared to dish out a bit more than what helps lesser players.


Well i already have the s:flo2 on the 2.30 firmware and am using a pair of M50's with them connected straight through the LO with the EQ on -9 across all frequencies. Whenever i switch to the HO, there isn't much of a difference - the sound becomes a little warm and bass gets reduced a little though i haven't noticed the dullness in the treble as yet however slight it may be. It sounds awesome though, better than my 3G touch.

 

I dont have any cash on me right now but will an E5 help if connected to the LO ?

post #2479 of 3625

If anyone's looking for a decent budget set up, the S:Flo2 pairs nicely with my refurb IE6s that I got for ~$55. No hiss/hum, strong controlled bass, and a smooth overall signature. The mids are slightly veiled/recessed and the soundstage is small, but for a setup which could potentially cost under $200 all in, it sounds quite nice.

post #2480 of 3625

The E5 is in every way inferior to every portion of the S:Flo - it will not help.

post #2481 of 3625

Its childish sure, but have you ever tried entering the f-word into the dictionary?  The results are surprisingly thorough and somewhat hilarious.

post #2482 of 3625
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Originally Posted by Stan91 View Post

Anyone pair the sflo2 with earsonics SM3? 

 

Btw, is there any shop in hong kong selling the sflo 2? If yes, roughly how much would it be? 

 

cheers!

Shop MingoHeadphone will sell you Teclast T51 for about 120US$,it is available in their Mongkok branch. try   www.mingo-hmw.com;shops in basement of GoldenShop.Cntr  used to have it for less,but now even in Shenzen,T51 is hard to find.

post #2483 of 3625

I actually timed the battery life between playing through the HO and LO with the same flac file on repeat. HO lasted me around 7 hours while playing through the LO with the volume dial completely off lasted me around 8.5 hours. Interesting.

post #2484 of 3625
Of course your results are in favor of the LO. It isn't running a separate amplifier module where the HPO model is.
post #2485 of 3625
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Of course your results are in favor of the LO. It isn't running a separate amplifier module where the HPO model is.


Yes just wanted to post out the battery life difference. :)

post #2486 of 3625

I did some loaded RMAA tests with the s:flo but i don' t understand the results. The signal is just as flat as the unloaded test, while i was i expecting some variations.

Here's my set up:
s:flo2 (playing the test track) > jack splitter > output 1: headphone or amp
                                                            > output 2: line in of my laptop

Did i forget something?

I'd like to check how flat the signal is with an amp because lately i've been under the impressions that the bass is rolled off with my Stax amp (my Vaio Pocket has much more bass and sounds more balanced).

post #2487 of 3625

The S:Flo, as has been said, has very little deviation even when driving the most impossible earphones, earphones that cause the stalwart Clip to lose a little heart. 

 

RMAA LO tests: S:Flo 2 - through iBasso T3D

 

I've published my HPO results here too, but can't seem to find them... ho hum.

post #2488 of 3625
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

The S:Flo, as has been said, has very little deviation even when driving the most impossible earphones, earphones that cause the stalwart Clip to lose a little heart. 

 

RMAA LO tests: S:Flo 2 - through iBasso T3D

 

I've published my HPO results here too, but can't seem to find them... ho hum.

..and those were with the old firmware, right? The new firmware is said to have fixed most of the distortion issue. If you ever get a chance to update the firmware, hopefully you can give it another go with RMAA. I am interested in seeing how it will fair against the old measurement.

post #2489 of 3625

Thanks shigzeo, very helpful. So the ipod touch LO has better results huh?

I don't know what intermodulation distortion is exactly, but can it have an impact on the sound signature? Like the s:flo being more airy?

post #2490 of 3625

if you are looking at the table below charts it compares iTouch lo with T51 hpo

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