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post #2611 of 3080
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

 

 

Well - it appears we were both wrong.  I contacted Rob - and just got reply back.  He says that for the current 4G/4T, the impedance is 3-5 ohms.

 

His exact reply ......

"Hi Paul,


its about 3-5 ohm output impedance now.

Rob
"

Interesting... Would be nice if some people with CIEMs or multi-driver BAs comment on the Arrow 4g/4t. I currently have a Arrow 4g and i'm waiting for my UERMs to arrive next week. The UERM and the TF10s have some of the most varying impedance curves and are very sensitive to output impedance. However, Average_Joe gave the 4g a 10/10 for hiss and 8.3 for Total Quality, High sensitivity IEMs.

 

I would love to get one of those mini interconnects if anyone would sell me theirs.


Edited by thegunner100 - 5/19/13 at 1:59pm
post #2612 of 3080

I personally found that I liked the 3G over the 4G, it has a nice dark sound signature, very warm, but with good sound stage and details and that tremendous bass boost.  The 4G might be a technically better sounding amp, but it was more neutral and boring to me, also the bass boost was diminished.  I am wondering if this was the general consensus, as Robert went back with a warmer sound more musical sound (Ive never heard the 4T just going by his own descriptions), and how the bass boost is compared to the 3G.  I've been thinking about seriously picking up a backup 3G, but I'm hoping the 4T is a good enough amp I could just get one, it would be easier, as I know Robert has a long production and longer repair time.

post #2613 of 3080
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Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post

Interesting... Would be nice if some people with CIEMs or multi-driver BAs comment on the Arrow 4g/4t. I currently have a Arrow 4g and i'm waiting for my UERMs to arrive next week. The UERM and the TF10s have some of the most varying impedance curves and are very sensitive to output impedance. However, Average_Joe gave the 4g a 10/10 for hiss and 8.3 for Total Quality, High sensitivity IEMs.

 

I would love to get one of those mini interconnects if anyone would sell me theirs.

 

getting UERM's?  you should be able to get any mini to mini from any cable maker haha.

post #2614 of 3080
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

 

getting UERM's?  you should be able to get any mini to mini from any cable maker haha.

They're scheduled to be completed and shipped on the 23rd, I'm excited! I have the interconnect from fiio, as well as a DIY cable made by a head-fier, but I really like the form and size of the ones that come with the headstage arrows. I've contacted Rob about purchasing them directly from him, but he stated that he was low on stock on them and won't sell them separately.

post #2615 of 3080

the 1st bold quote answers your 2nd bold quote ;-)

 

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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post

So... after doing a lot of research on portable amps... I'm pretty decided on the Headstage Arrow 4G/T 

 

So it looks like the 4G is a bit brighter than the 4T. I'm looking at either one due to power, battery life and size. I'm going to be using it with my ASG-1 (eventually 2s) and M-100s mostly. I've already demoed the 3G with the M-100s and enjoyed it. However for general usage, I'd like the amp to be more neutral and transparent just in case I get different headphones in the future. 

 

I'll probably get the 4T, because it is easier to find/buy. Anyone have experience with them? Or any input on the sound signatures? I mean I can always adjust both in bass and treble, which is one of the focal reasons why I'm considering the Arrow HE.

 

There is a 4G is on the F/S forum now at 225 plus shipping. Is it worth it? Or should I grab the 4T at full price (and have free shipping iirc)? 

 

Thanks!

post #2616 of 3080

 

mmmmm

post #2617 of 3080

congrats. 

post #2618 of 3080

Has anyone had a problem with the 4G/4T where it won't turn on even with a signal going through?

post #2619 of 3080
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Originally Posted by Schokolade bar View Post

Has anyone had a problem with the 4G/4T where it won't turn on even with a signal going through?

Nope, but is your battery empty?

post #2620 of 3080
Just ordered a 4g from a seller over at abi. I'm looking forward to it!
post #2621 of 3080

ER4S and arrow 4G produce a magical pairing. I kept these two gear just because of their pairing. 

post #2622 of 3080

Yes, exactly same with my 4G.

But also when charging gets very hot...and does not power on at all.

I sent back to Robert 2 weeks ago, hope will be back soon.

post #2623 of 3080

So I just got my 4G. And I think I'm in love already. 

 

For one the size is a perfect match for my J3 (seriously, it is like they were made for each other). And then the sound is just fantastic. The treble boost set to 1 is perfect for my ASG-1.3s. Nearly completely correcting the issues I had with them in the treble region.

 

I'm probably going to put it through its paces tomorrow. Should be interesting. But this is the best thing I've bought for my portable set up since I got my J3 (which doesn't have as much power as my D2)

post #2624 of 3080
Somebody told me that the arrow 4g has a narrow/cramped soundstage because it has good midrange, my arrow 4g has excellent soundstage lol he's gotta be smokin crack.

I know grado's have poor soundstage but I don't think midrange is the reason
post #2625 of 3080
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Somebody told me that the arrow 4g has a narrow/cramped soundstage because it has good midrange, my arrow 4g has excellent soundstage lol he's gotta be smokin crack.

I know grado's have poor soundstage but I don't think midrange is the reason

I haven't listened to enough tracks to make the call, but according to chesky's binaural tracks, this has pretty fantastic soundstage. The 4G that is.
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