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post #31 of 113

just to be clear i didn't mean Craig told me that.

It the sell person and some other head-fier in my country saying so

post #32 of 113
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just to be clear i didn't mean Craig told me that.

It the sell person and some other head-fier in my country saying so



Oh I'm sure he wouldn't have.  Sometimes people misunderstand finer details, that's all.

post #33 of 113

warp08, thanks a lot for your detailed review, much appreciated!

 

I've been talking to Craig about picking up a whipmod and the normal whiplod, but holding back because of some concerns, you might be able to advise me on this one.

 

Right now, I mostly use my Westone 3's for on the go, if I could only pick up one thing, should I go for the whipmod + LOD (possibly the fatboy, as you coin it), would it be worth it with only my humble little Westone 3's?
 

OR

 

a set of custom iems?

 

Which would I benefit more from, immediately in your opinion?

 

*note* 

 

Currently, my lowly humble portable setup includes: iphone 4, ipc120, headstage arrow HE12 (will be the newer Gen as soon as Robert sends it back to me), and a micro twag from Craig (as soon as it arrives)

 

Thanks in advance!


Edited by dragonfyra - 10/20/10 at 8:01am
post #34 of 113
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a set of custom iems?


You got it in one. Upgrading your IEMs first is probably your best bet.

post #35 of 113
I did the iems first as well.
post #36 of 113
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warp08, thanks a lot for your detailed review, much appreciated!

 

I've been talking to Craig about picking up a whipmod and the normal whiplod, but holding back because of some concerns, you might be able to advise me on this one.

 

Right now, I mostly use my Westone 3's for on the go, if I could only pick up one thing, should I go for the whipmod + LOD (possibly the fatboy, as you coin it), would it be worth it with only my humble little Westone 3's?
 

OR

 

a set of custom iems?

 

Which would I benefit more from, immediately in your opinion?

 

*note* 

 

Currently, my lowly humble portable setup includes: iphone 4, ipc120, headstage arrow HE12 (will be the newer Gen as soon as Robert sends it back to me), and a micro twag from Craig (as soon as it arrives)

 

Thanks in advance!


I really liked the Westone 3s while I had them.

 

Assuming that they customs you are referring to are at the level of a JH13Pro or 16, I would have to agree as being the next "biggest bang for the buck."  But you will still need a TWag IEM cable+TWag LOD to pair up with your iPhone 4 (a micro LOD would be fine).

 

The JHA stock cable is average at best.

 

The biggest issue you'll encounter with the iPhone is the relatively low storage capacity, especially if you have lots of apps like I do.

post #37 of 113

Thanks for the advice guys!  Will get the iem's first, then bug Craig again about them whipmods~

 

Planning to get the ES5's, since I really do love the sound of W3's and UM3X.

Was going to send a pair of iems up to China to create some monster mash custom iems like some do, but I figure, might as well go for the real thing.

 

 

Will probably be mainly using it with the Ipod 120gb and Headstage Arrow amp.

 

Thanks for letting me semi hi-jack your tread~

post #38 of 113

Hey Warp, just received my whipmod and referemce. I really think it needs some serious burn in time. So far not that impressed or rather cannot tell the differene between the iMod and WhipMod. But not comparing apples to apples yet. I need to load up Rockbox ... did yo rockbox the WhipMod?

post #39 of 113
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Hey Warp, just received my whipmod and referemce. I really think it needs some serious burn in time. So far not that impressed or rather cannot tell the differene between the iMod and WhipMod. But not comparing apples to apples yet. I need to load up Rockbox ... did yo rockbox the WhipMod?



Yea burn in is really required for both the WhipMOD and the WhipLOD........

 

=)

Craig

post #40 of 113
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Hey Warp, just received my whipmod and referemce. I really think it needs some serious burn in time. So far not that impressed or rather cannot tell the differene between the iMod and WhipMod. But not comparing apples to apples yet. I need to load up Rockbox ... did yo rockbox the WhipMod?


No I haven't, but Craig is correct, you do need some serious burn-in, especially for the Fat Boy.  Remember, your iMod has already been subjected to--I assume--some serious listening time. In fact if you can't tell the difference between them with the WhipMod/LOD combo out of the "boxes," I'd say it's a compliment.  You'll see marked improvement between 150-200 hours, but some improvement over the first 50.

 

Since the iMod and WhipMOD are sharing the same components except the the Cryo-treated PCB board and upgraded internal wiring, burn-in is even more important than before, because it's that synergy with that TWag IEM cable is that ultimately gives you the superior all around performance.

 

My Fat Boy is still improving, albeit more slowly and I have well over 350 hours on it.

post #41 of 113

350 hours already!

 

you are a beast!

post #42 of 113

Hey Warp,

 

Thanks for the detailed info. And Craig this is by no means a complaint. I just wanted someone other than the owner of the company's info on their experience.

I have always been impressed with Whiplash which is why I went ahead and dropped the cash on the WhipMod/FatBoy combo. Looking forward to the burn in and synergy between these and the OM cables I already own and have burned in.

 

Thanks again.

 

post #43 of 113

Warp one other thing ... rockbox or no?

post #44 of 113
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Warp one other thing ... rockbox or no?



I thought I answered that one, but I don't see the point owning both of the HIfiMAN players, I don't need FLAC support on the WhipMOD.  It's fairly easy to convert from one to another both on Windows and especially on the Mac.

 

Cable synergy is extremely important in both the portable and the conventional systems, IMHO, once you begin to approach the "high-end" in either category  That is why I was intrigued by the WhipMOD concept as it seemed to extend that synergy inside the device.  My WhipMod was already pre-burned by about 200 hours as it was one of the first ones made and I put about another hundred before I did my review if my memory serves.   My Super iMod--which I have subsequently sold--had about 500 hours or so at that point to give you a reference.

 

post #45 of 113

I actually Rockboxed the WhipMod this evening and am loading up FLAC files. I think there is a slight difference in the quality. And I really am not a fan of iTunes so  ... now

only 300 plus hours of burn in time to go ... but hey who's counting?

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