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post #1231 of 1379
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Let say if you play the similar Bon Jovi's songs, which one has a wider sound stage and separation, C3 or HM 601?

C3 has the wider stage by quite a margin, better sense of imaging and a touch more separation.

Their sigs are complete different though. C3 is the more neutral soundingk, airy ,has advantage in detailing levels. It's just it doesn't have the power like HM-601 and their presentations are rather different. If you want soundstage, air, detailing and imaging C3 is the better player, though if you want an upfront, warm, full bodied, musical presentation with deep low end 601 is a better choice, rather soothing. For precision listening C3 is the better player IMO. But for just rocking listening to tunes 601 is hard to beat here. When listening you just forget about the staging and imaging because what it does it does very well

Something really addictive with this player and my T-Peos H-100. Almost taste the flavour, an essence if you will. smile.gif
post #1232 of 1379

If one of my DAP's got hot from playback, I would stop playing it out of fear the battery was about to explode....blink.gifeek.gif

post #1233 of 1379
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

If one of my DAP's got hot from playback, I would stop playing it out of fear the battery was about to explode....blink.gifeek.gif

Haha, I've thought about that.

I think it gets hot from the high volumes levels. It's pretty funny dude, because the volume this pumps outs pretty insane. It's LOUD, I can't go to full volume.. So there you are with your rock albums cranking, volume screaming and the player heating up, it's pretty impressive and contributes to the experience. It gets hot from to back front you can feel it seeping through the casing. I'm not sure what's does it the amp section or the battery.

When only using normal volumes it's runs cool biggrin.gif

Edit: Also gets really hot if you pause it and leave it on. tongue.gif
Edited by H20Fidelity - 12/30/12 at 9:02pm
post #1234 of 1379

Anybody else hearing the grain in the music? I have the latest firmware applied (.11). I hear it with all of my headphones. This grain isn't discernible with my other DAPs so it's not my ears.

 

An advantage to having updated however, is that now, my 32 GB Kingston is now detected even after turning off the player for hours at a time. 

post #1235 of 1379
I hear slight grainy sound in all digital music , I would not say it stands out on the 601, what players are you comparing it to ?
post #1236 of 1379
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

I hear slight grainy sound in all digital music , I would not say it stands out on the 601, what players are you comparing it to ?

The Sony X Walkman and Clip +. Upon further listening however, I could discern it (albeit mildly) in the Clip Zip also. It's a lot more pronounced on the 601 though. 

post #1237 of 1379
My kids clips and pluses sound MUCH grainier than 601 to me, compared using DT1350,T50P,ES7,ES55
post #1238 of 1379

Can anybody recommend an amp for my 601 to use with DT1350?

post #1239 of 1379
Graham Slee Voyager, very special combo
post #1240 of 1379

Any other suggestions? I was looking at the jds labs c421, would it be good with my combo?

post #1241 of 1379
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Originally Posted by colorday View Post

Any other suggestions? I was looking at the jds labs c421, would it be good with my combo?

I'm using that combo right now. Love it...makes everything sound so much better

post #1242 of 1379

That's good to hear since the Voyager is kind of out of my price range.  BTW, which opamp do you have on your C421, does it really make a big difference if I go with OPA2227 instead of AD8620?

post #1243 of 1379

I'm using the 2227. I'm not sure how much of a difference it would make when you pair it up with the 601 but the opamps themselves generally have different signatures. I've heard that the 2227 is more 'lively' where as the AD8620 is more analytical. I've looked into other amps like the Voyager and the Pico slim as well but they were also out of my price range. I had the chance to test out the Pico slim with my 601 and I found that my C421 was a better deal overall offering more options and the ability to power harder to drive headphones. (was able to power my K702 decently).

post #1244 of 1379

Thanks a lot for your reply. Just ordered the C421. I know I'm going to enjoy this greatly. BTW, Happy New Year everyone and hopefully our wallets stay full.

post #1245 of 1379

Can anybody suggest a decently priced interconnect cable? Say around $30?

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