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post #2551 of 3095
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Originally Posted by StimulatedBoy View Post

Anyone have experience with the Arrow 4G and Sennheiser HD650 (or similar headphones)? Will Arrow be capable of running them? Is it a good match?

Any input welcome!
The 4G has no problems driving my HD600 and HD650 simultaneously on Gain Level I. The dual outputs are a tremendous feature when you feel like A/B-ing different headphones.
post #2552 of 3095

I put my order in on the 4T just out of curiosity, I wonder about the new opamp...most likely though I'll be looking for another 3G as my desktop amp, and as a backup lol.

post #2553 of 3095
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

I put my order in on the 4T just out of curiosity, I wonder about the new opamp...most likely though I'll be looking for another 3G as my desktop amp, and as a backup lol.

Congrats, please let us know how you like it. I am too broke to experiment anymore :-D
 

post #2554 of 3095

Crossing my fingers on the 4T. Hope we can get  it soon on beginning of next month.

post #2555 of 3095

My problem right now is I can't get past that 12db position II bass boost on the 3G, it sounds clean, wide, with that bass, and anything less I don't think I'll be happy with lol. We'll see..

post #2556 of 3095

Lol you are real bass head. Bass boost II on 3G is too much to me, I only use the bass boost I

post #2557 of 3095

I'm enjoying my Arrow 4G very much, but I'm wondering: what would be a clear upgrade in perhaps the sub-$600 range?  

 

Goals:  The tonality and coherence of instruments and voices is great.  I'm not willing to give up on the good midrange, but if I can add more extended and definitive treble (sounds more like metal cymbals, for example) and better imaging and soundstage, I'd be up for an update.  In my current setup (below), I'm using the treble | setting but find it slightly too much.  I'd like an amp where the default "flat" response is extended and detailed enough without a boost.  I use the | gain setting because O and || have some treble problems and it damages the midrange integrity, that hard to describe sense of realism. 

 

Setup: now using my iPad 3 --> L11 adapter --> unknown but slightly better cable --> Arrow 4G --> Cardas Clear Light --> HD650 (no foam).  The cable made a good difference... so now I'm looking for a great cable but less bulky and about 6" long... advice would be welcomed!!

 

Oh, I sometimes use the iPhone 5 --> L9 LOD (looking for something better) --> Arrow --> Audeo PFE 232.  

 

I use the 

 

 

Forgive me if I missed another post answering this... but with medical and tax stuff, no time to read comprehensively, although I do try searching often.  

 


Edited by Stoney - 4/12/13 at 2:22pm
post #2558 of 3095

^Without a doubt it would be portaphile 627X! Downside it is single ended and has a battery life of 10 hours but from the reviews I have read it is as good as it can get! 

post #2559 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Stoney View Post

I'm enjoying my Arrow 4G very much, but I'm wondering: what would be a clear upgrade in perhaps the sub-$600 range?  

 

 

I would say the Apex Glacier. Couple years ago, I were about to give up portable headamp because its portability and then I found the Arrow which is relatively small and quality in term of sound. I used the Arrow for 1-2 years from 3G to 4G and now I am using the Apex Glacier. It is clearly an upgrade to the Arrow. Additionally, you can also take advantage of the Glacier's DAC section when you are using the iPad via CCK.

post #2560 of 3095
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

^Without a doubt it would be portaphile 627X! Downside it is single ended and has a battery life of 10 hours but from the reviews I have read it is as good as it can get! 

 

I am really interested in the Portaphile 627/627x but since the battery issue, I will not gonna buy it new, may be I will buy an 2nd amp and then resell it after a week trying. The 627 => 5 hours battery / 4 hours charge and the 627x => 8-10 hours battery / 7 hours charge....I have no idea why it takes so long to fully charge the amp :(

post #2561 of 3095
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

 

I am really interested in the Portaphile 627/627x but since the battery issue, I will not gonna buy it new, may be I will buy an 2nd amp and then resell it after a week trying. The 627 => 5 hours battery / 4 hours charge and the 627x => 8-10 hours battery / 7 hours charge....I have no idea why it takes so long to fully charge the amp :(

8-12 hours is reasonable in my opinion as all the high end DAP and iDAC have a battery life of that amount. 

 

If I had the budget I would have try this setup

DDsocket i (OPA627SM)+Poraphile 627x+ipod classic+ER4S= (eargasm!)

it would be at true OPA627 goodness!

post #2562 of 3095
Am I able to send headphonia my arrow 4g and pay the difference for the arrow 4t? I hope it's only like 50 bucks
post #2563 of 3095
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Am I able to send headphonia my arrow 4g and pay the difference for the arrow 4t? I hope it's only like 50 bucks

 

Why don't you just sell yours on here for around 230 and order the 4T? Save time :)

post #2564 of 3095
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

Why don't you just sell yours on here for around 230 and order the 4T? Save time smily_headphones1.gif
Well I just bought it recently for 200 as a refurb and I don't have the box or nothing, I'm sure that the arrow 4t's warmer sound would love my grado sr225i but it might be to dark for my ue6000
Edited by mpawluk91 - 4/12/13 at 11:52pm
post #2565 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Stoney View Post

I'm enjoying my Arrow 4G very much, but I'm wondering: what would be a clear upgrade in perhaps the sub-$600 range?  

Goals:  The tonality and coherence of instruments and voices is great.  I'm not willing to give up on the good midrange, but if I can add more extended and definitive treble (sounds more like metal cymbals, for example) and better imaging and soundstage, I'd be up for an update.  In my current setup (below), I'm using the treble | setting but find it slightly too much.  I'd like an amp where the default "flat" response is extended and detailed enough without a boost.  I use the | gain setting because O and || have some treble problems and it damages the midrange integrity, that hard to describe sense of realism. 

Setup: now using my iPad 3 --> L11 adapter --> unknown but slightly better cable --> Arrow 4G --> Cardas Clear Light --> HD650 (no foam).  The cable made a good difference... so now I'm looking for a great cable but less bulky and about 6" long... advice would be welcomed!!

Oh, I sometimes use the iPhone 5 --> L9 LOD (looking for something better) --> Arrow --> Audeo PFE 232.  

I use the 


Forgive me if I missed another post answering this... but with medical and tax stuff, no time to read comprehensively, although I do try searching often.  



 


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