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When I get resettled (moving) I want to balance my HF2. Any idea on how they might sound balanced?
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Listening now via: Cowon S9->Protector->TWag->JH13s

I just received my balanced TWag today and plugged them straight away into the Protector. The soundstage varies between not much better than SE to several inches out of my head. I guess it depends on the recording and how it was mastered. I've only listened to it for a few hours now, but there have been several jaw dropping moments. I'm actually hearing sounds outside my head, which I didn't believe was possible with an iem. Not quite the 12" someone said, maybe half that, but the amp still needs another 60 hours or so 'til 200.
There's also more space between the instruments. And the bass on some tracks is sickening. Man i'm in audio bliss!!
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Originally Posted by Lexington View Post
Listening now via: Cowon S9->Protector->TWag->JH13s

I just received my balanced TWag today and plugged them straight away into the Protector. The soundstage varies between not much better than SE to several inches out of my head. I guess it depends on the recording and how it was mastered. I've only listened to it for a few hours now, but there have been several jaw dropping moments. I'm actually hearing sounds outside my head, which I didn't believe was possible with an iem. Not quite the 12" someone said, maybe half that, but the amp still needs another 60 hours or so 'til 200.
There's also more space between the instruments. And the bass on some tracks is sickening. Man i'm in audio bliss!!
Ugh, these types of reviews make me want to order the twag balanced right now before my 16's arrive..
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Well, got to enjoy the Predator today with balanced HD201's and almost a balanced IE8, but missed out. Very good amp - that is for sure. Bright and fun and powerful, but that connector is trouble: Japanese but looks to be discontinued here. Still not hard to re-pin to a more useful system.

Edit: bolded text above should be Protector, not Predator.
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
Well, got to enjoy the Predator today with balanced HD201's and almost a balanced IE8, but missed out. Very good amp - that is for sure. Bright and fun and powerful, but that connector is trouble: Japanese but looks to be discontinued here. Still not hard to re-pin to a more useful system.
Did you mean Protector?
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Spelling error: yes, I meant Protector! Yes, the portable balanced amp from RSA - thank you for fixing my error. Finally heard it today. The man who owns it owns about 15 customs and every portable amp I've ever heard and want to hear. You think some at HF are junkies? Wow, this man probably hasn't seen money in years!
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Larry's comment here:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f149/t...0/index10.html

In particular, this "If I use the TWag cable + single ended adapter with Pico Slim Demo Amp or RSA P-51, I can enjoy it just as much as with the Protector single ended. But when I remove the SE adapter and go balanced, then the soundstage opens up and also becomes more transparent (I have about 160 hours on the Protector)."

has made me decided to just stick with my Protector and forgo the Slim. I read this as the Protector, Mustang and Slim being on a fairly plane when SE, but when the Protector is used in balanced mode things are taken to another level.
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you should use your own ears, and not the ears of someone else on the internet.
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I have not heard the Pico slim yet but I do agree Protector SE is the same as Mustang.
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Money is overrated!!!
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Money is overrated!!!
YUP, and keep sending to Craig for the TWag cables...
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YUP, and keep sending to Craig for the TWag cables...
Not a bad idea!

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you should use your own ears, and not the ears of someone else on the internet.
With limited resources, and with the excellence that is head-fi that provides me with good information, I choose to trust 'someone else on the internet', especially one who has had the opportunity to compare both.

Besides, perhaps even you have doled out advice in the past... Take just one of your posts: "The big problem with the denon d5000s is the tone, so balancing won't fix their problems."

Wait, what? The big problem is tone, according to whose ears? Yours? OK, since I shouldn't trust your ears, so is just reading your post is wasting my time??

Of course not! This is head-fi We're here exactly to read about others' opinions! Given all my monetary and informational constraints, I'll listen to those whom opinion I trust, just as I assume you will.
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