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post #2776 of 3080
I can get the 4T and the 4N. What are the main differences in sound and presentation? I listen bass heavy EDM music mostly.
post #2777 of 3080
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Originally Posted by Frankyspanky View Post

I can get the 4T and the 4N. What are the main differences in sound and presentation? I listen bass heavy EDM music mostly.

 

The 4T reportedly has more of a tubelike sound where the 4N is bascially a solid state type sound. For EDM I would go with 4N. Or refurb 3G which reportedly has a better bass boost than the others. I have the 4T, 4G and 3G in the house but haven't compared them side by side yet. Maybe this weekend.

post #2778 of 3080
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Originally Posted by Bobo Fret View Post
 

Anybody been told their Arrow is about to ship and then weeks go by?

 

Normal that they don't reply to emails?

 

I have no problem waiting, but if it supposedly shipped then I am a little concerned about the amount of time that has passed.

 

Just came today.  Hang in there.

post #2779 of 3080
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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post
 

 

The 4T reportedly has more of a tubelike sound where the 4N is bascially a solid state type sound. For EDM I would go with 4N. Or refurb 3G which reportedly has a better bass boost than the others. I have the 4T, 4G and 3G in the house but haven't compared them side by side yet. Maybe this weekend.

 

Yes please!  

You are in a rare position to compare them.
 
I have a 4G and wonder about the 4T in comparison.  The different gain settings and headphone impedances can make differences.  
post #2780 of 3080

is there something to take in consideration when pairing the arrow with a samsung galaxy note 2 ?

 

just 5 hours after sending my first email to headphonia i got a answer from robert.

 

he said that waiting list is not long it would depend on where i lived. 

 

in Germany they have stock. and in California they get new stock the upcoming week.

 

(the order orders took long becouse of production problems he said).

post #2781 of 3080

I wonder if anyone who has been extremely impatient and/or critical throughout the waiting process has bothered to send in an email to indicate their Arrow has arrived? Once an item is shipped there is very little a seller can do about the delivery speed.

 

I've waited over a month many times for items shipped from China/Hong Kong. Now that people are receiving their amps maybe we'll see some decent reviews!

post #2782 of 3080

Did email Lisa once I received mine, and thanked me.

 

Got a smile while tinkering the settings (I actually can do this!) the sound I want from my M2tech Hiface DAC paired with an Audeo PFE 232. My current preferences are:

 

Cross: 0 Bass: I Treble: 0 Gain: 0 

post #2783 of 3080

So I'm considering getting the 4N or 4T. Currently just to drive my Shure SE530 (will be my first amp), but plan to purchase a pair of fullsize headphones within a few months. It will mainly be paired with my Rockboxed iPod Classic. At some point I'll also get a separate DAC for my laptop and then feed the line-out of that DAC into this amp.

 

The 4T is described as having a 'tubish' sound and the 4N should just be neutral. What does tubish entail exactly? Does that mean warmer? Will it really warp the way things sound? I suppose it would be better overall to get a neutral amp and then adjust EQ settings if I want to change the sound a bit, right?

 

Any suggestions, tips, ideas?

post #2784 of 3080

I got mine today!

2 months after ordering..

Rob should put some sort of item counter on his website.

post #2785 of 3080

think so,Cables and other gear are obviously up for a debate and clearly off-topic.thanks

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post #2786 of 3080

 

3G - disappointed. Bassheads will love, but me...

I sometimes use portable recorders. And have tried using them to check imod quality (stupid but works).

All of them sound clearer, even the ones in sub £100 range.

Thought that something built for purpose, would sound better.

 

@rettalking, Silver/gold cables! Only silver cables tend to mess with highs and loose bass.

post #2787 of 3080

@starfly, 

you have the right idea - neutral.

 

 

post #2788 of 3080

Success!!

 

Now that I have my Headstage Arrow 4T my setup is complete! 

 

A portable 32/384 - DXD player. Well 24/384 actually, UARP recognizes my DAC upto 24/384 only.

 

Had me smiling the whole time!

 

Smartphone: Sony Xperia Z

DAC: M2tech Hiface 32/384 DAC

Amp: Headstage Arrow 4T

IEM: Phonak Audeo PFE232

 

 

 

 

post #2789 of 3080

@m-i-c-k-e-y, nice setup! How does it sound though?

post #2790 of 3080
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

Success!!

 

Now that I have my Headstage Arrow 4T my setup is complete! 

 

A portable 32/384 - DXD player. Well 24/384 actually, UARP recognizes my DAC upto 24/384 only.

 

Had me smiling the whole time!

 

Smartphone: Sony Xperia Z

DAC: M2tech Hiface 32/384 DAC

Amp: Headstage Arrow 4T

IEM: Phonak Audeo PFE232

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is a kick ***** setup you got there! How do you like the 4T and have you ever heard or owned any of the other Arrows? 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

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