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post #91 of 892
Hmmmmm are these units made in China??
post #92 of 892
AFAIK they are made in Germany. If you want to be certain why don't you email them? Here I'll make it easy for you:
Headphonia.com - Contact
post #93 of 892
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Originally Posted by Hellenback View Post
Why would you ask that? Have you not read any of this thread where it has been stated a few times that they are made in Germany?
Thats what I thought all along, but the current 2 or 3 week wait coincides with the Chinese New Year where most things are shut down till Feb23rd. The only reason I asked was out of curiosity. I did not mean to infer anything other than to possibly explain the coincidence. I previously have had 3 different versions of Robert's Lyrix and thought they were all excellent. I can assure you that I have read the entire thread and apologize if my lack of knowledge retention offended in any way.
post #94 of 892
No offense here..just surprised at the question. Maybe he gets certain parts from China? I don't know enough about electronics to know what is only available where. That's why I provided the link.
post #95 of 892
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post
[*]I'd like to know if it hisses with IEMs with ridiculously low impedance and high sensitivity (IE8, UE11, SE530)? I've been disappointed by ALL amps I ever had except the Headsix. Everything else I had hisses with my IEMs (iBasso T4, Minibox E+, Fiio E5, PA2V2, Go-Vibe Derringer).[*]The ALPS volume pot on my Corda Headsix is cheapest junk, crackling and imbalanced - is this one better? (I wonder if a model with digital 256-step pot will be released, same as the Pico Slim?)[/list]
My RSA Shadow exhibits no hiss whatsoever with IEMS and the digital pot is pure magic.
post #96 of 892
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My RSA Shadow exhibits no hiss whatsoever with IEMS and the digital pot is pure magic.
As I posted. The Mustang also has no hiss, but does the Arrow have hiss (this is the Arrow thread, right)? I will find out soon enough.

Plus, the Arrow is half the price of the Shadow

Summarizing from posts in this thread...the Arrow sounds at least as good as the Pico, has a good analog volume pot, and has adjustable bass, crossfeed, gain, and impedance for only $200 for the 12HE version with a trade in. How can you go wrong really?
post #97 of 892
Actually DFKT, I noticed a little hiss from the Shadow with the FitEar 333 (very sensitive earphones). It isn't as much as the ALO Rx, but there is his. Digital volume attenuators are probably the biggest problem because Ray's other amps are quieter.

The Derringer does hiss quite a bit, but its big brother, the (one with two nine volts) has very low noise floor.
post #98 of 892
As mentioned I don't have IEMs. I am hoping that the same sibilance attenuation in the impedance circuitry will eliminate any possibility of hiss when I buy some. Don't know, but I think it's somewhat logical.
Anyone got recommendations for IEMs under $200? I've done plenty of searching but am finding them to be one of the hardest pieces of gear to get a fix on My brother in law spent $100 blind on some Senn Sport IIs and they are terrible...really terrible!
post #99 of 892
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Originally Posted by Hellenback View Post
As mentioned I don't have IEMs. I am hoping that the same sibilance attenuation in the impedance circuitry will eliminate any possibility of hiss when I buy some. Don't know, but I think it's somewhat logical.
Anyone got recommendations for IEMs under $200? I've done plenty of searching but am finding them to be one of the hardest pieces of gear to get a fix on My brother in law spent $100 blind on some Senn Sport IIs and they are terrible...really terrible!
from what ive read the re 252's are good, the panasonic HJE900's are good, and the triple fi's are good. The er4's are always a good choice, and the monster turbine pro's i think are in that range?
post #100 of 892
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Originally Posted by Hellenback View Post
As mentioned I don't have IEMs. I am hoping that the same sibilance attenuation in the impedance circuitry will eliminate any possibility of hiss when I buy some. Don't know, but I think it's somewhat logical.
Anyone got recommendations for IEMs under $200? I've done plenty of searching but am finding them to be one of the hardest pieces of gear to get a fix on My brother in law spent $100 blind on some Senn Sport IIs and they are terrible...really terrible!
What kinda sound you like? There are all sorts of good options. S4, WM2, Turbine Pro, CK10, RE0, PR1 Pro etc. But it all depends on what sound sig you are looking for. I think the CK10 is a steal for around $200, and the new Monster Cable Turbine Pro Copper is in my ears right now and I would say it is very good also, but in the $250-$220 range. The PFE is closer around $140 (and I saw a used one for $90 in the FS forum) and is close to the CK10. And yes, there is the RE252, IE6 & 7, and so many more.
post #101 of 892
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
What kinda sound you like? There are all sorts of good options. S4, WM2, Turbine Pro, CK10, RE0, PR1 Pro etc. But it all depends on what sound sig you are looking for. I think the CK10 is a steal for around $200, and the new Monster Cable Turbine Pro Copper is in my ears right now and I would say it is very good also, but in the $250-$220 range. The PFE is closer around $140 (and I saw a used one for $90 in the FS forum) and is close to the CK10. And yes, there is the RE252, IE6 & 7, and so many more.
looking at joe's sig...id listen to him and not me
post #102 of 892
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Originally Posted by Hellenback View Post
No offense here..just surprised at the question. Maybe he gets certain parts from China? I don't know enough about electronics to know what is only available where. That's why I provided the link.
He must get certain parts from China, unavoidable IMO.

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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
What kinda sound you like? There are all sorts of good options. S4, WM2, Turbine Pro, CK10, RE0, PR1 Pro etc. But it all depends on what sound sig you are looking for. I think the CK10 is a steal for around $200, and the new Monster Cable Turbine Pro Copper is in my ears right now and I would say it is very good also, but in the $250-$220 range. The PFE is closer around $140 (and I saw a used one for $90 in the FS forum) and is close to the CK10. And yes, there is the RE252, IE6 & 7, and so many more.
I think definitely the RE1 is worth looking at as well, especially with 12 potential volts of amplification from the new Arrow. I don't hear anything lacking in the highs, and the lows are exceptionally better than the RE0s from what I have read. The low end is very good on them, while not overpowering a very well-balanced presentation. The REOs supposedly do much better un-amped though. I think they are both normally $200 on sale direct for $80 right now.

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Originally Posted by Hellenback View Post
just saw this on the Arrow order page: Not sure which are considered "new orders" so if I was waiting I'd email them.

New orders will ship in 2-3 weeks.
I ordered the old model recently, was told it would go out tomorrow when I inquired. Not bad, considering the trade-in went to California, and the amp seems to be coming from Germany. Less than 2 weeks total, but I ordered the older model.

Did anyone else do a trade in?
post #103 of 892
Thread Starter 
going to do one soon, once my AMP3 arrives, if it didn't get lost on the way...

btw, what do you mean by older model, both versions are new...
post #104 of 892
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the older model
Do you mean the one with a little less bass boost in the second position?

As far as sound preference, I like a deep, tight, full sounding can like the HD650 and the Koss portapro (Koss PP = one of the best deals on the market, even after all these years IMO (even if they're not so tight/detailed)
I have looked at the REOs and the price vs. reviews seem almost too good to be true. I want to buy them before the price changes again if they are really that good. Which ones are $79 as I could not make heads or tails of the head-direct website? I will mostly be using an amp but it would be nice not to have to use one on occasion. The Arrow (obviously) which is similar sig. to the Pico with a little wider sound to my ears and better flexibility. I also use sources with both the Wolfson 8740 DAC chip and the BB1796 (Pioneer 58AV) NO added warmth is necessary with the Pioneer. Neutral detailed and deep is what I look for but at $79 I could obviously stand less than perfection
It would be nice to be able to afford two pair as I'd like to hear the Arrow with some low impedance IEMs as well as the higher REOs so I could gain/offer a little insight into it's and other amps' capabilities with both types of IEMs. I'm hoping/planning to do a bit of a fairly extensive comparative review of different value small amps/cans over time.
If I bought the REOs (for $79) which lower ohm IEM would best compliment them for $150-> $200? (You can make it more but I doubt I'd bite unless I could get some used in great condition.) Thanks for any and all suggestions!

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looking at joe's sig...id listen to him and not me
Certainly an impressive list but I need it narrowed down a bit. Minuscule improvement for $50->$100 isn't worth it to me as they will likely remain a seconday HP. If we are talking night and day it would obviously be worth it.
post #105 of 892
RE0 is steady at $79. RE252 is normally $199 but has been reduced to $99 on occasion. ER4P has been compared to these phones and seems to be highly regarded.

I enjoy using the RE0 for its honest rendering of music. It's not perfect but it has excellent highs and although the bass is a little light it's tight and fairly accurate. I've just ordered an Arrow and I suspect the RE0 will benefit from judicious use of bass boost.
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