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post #9331 of 16807
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Why bother with the E07K at all?

The iPad actually has a pretty well implemented internal dac and amp, and the brief listen I had with my wife's friend's iPad confirmed to me that it is perfectly OK straight out of the headphone jack.  More than OK IMO - actually pretty good.

The 225i is low impedance, high sensitivity, and doesn't need amping.  IMO - it gains nothing from being amped - except extra volume which you don't need.

So save yourself the hassle - and listen to the 225i straight from the iPad.

If you want to EQ - consider going software (apps like Equaliser or Accudio Pro) instead of a hardware option.

Not sure about sound difference between the FiiO E07K and iPad 2. But indeed, the iPad2 does have some excellent DAC/amp in it. I like it better than iPhone 4 and most iPod. My sister's iPad3 are even better thought but just so slightly not as huge gap as day and night.

Side note: I am actually using my iPad2 as my portable rig with the iPhone 4 for backup only.

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #9332 of 16807
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post

We are talking about an older ipad with 30 pin dock connector aren't we? I don't believe you can get audio out from the newfangled lightning port, and if you use the adapter they sell, you then get audio from a £20 DAC in the adapter, not the DAC on board the ipad.

Correct, I'm referring to the 30-pin. The Lightning adapter, despite having a Wolfson DAC in it, is horribly laid out and sounds terrible, just FYI.
post #9333 of 16807
I noticed a difference between using a LOD and the iPod headphone out. Without using an external amp, like an E17, E11 etc. i heard some significant distortion, especially in the lower frequencies. This was not apparent with ear buds but was very noticeable with all my Grados. The distortion dissapeared when I used an amp via a LOD cable.
post #9334 of 16807
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I noticed a difference between using a LOD and the iPod headphone out. Without using an external amp, like an E17, E11 etc. i heard some significant distortion, especially in the lower frequencies. This was not apparent with ear buds but was very noticeable with all my Grados. The distortion dissapeared when I used an amp via a LOD cable.
My iPod 4g (may it live forever) sounds amazing through my Fiio e17 via LOD into some IEMs and pretty damn good into my 325is. I would say better than using the onboard DAC on the fiio.
UPDATE I may be getting my iPod gens mixed up. First one that could play video, 80gb.
Edited by jimbob54 - 9/13/13 at 6:15am
post #9335 of 16807

looking for some suggestions for an equalizer solution,

new studio/professional type, behringer, peavey, etc

or maybe a home component type, yamaha , onkyo, technics , etc ?

post #9336 of 16807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

looking for some suggestions for an equalizer solution,
new studio/professional type, behringer, peavey, etc
or maybe a home component type, yamaha , onkyo, technics , etc ?

For what purpose? (Home use, studio, etc)

A digital parametric is going to be better than all but the top end hardware parametric EQ. Most good software will provide an option for a quality parametric

The home style graphic band EQ are useless, without a parametric there is no point to EQ

Ymmv and all that of course
post #9337 of 16807

For those that care and are grados fans. 

 

http://4ourears-authorizedbygrado.shop.rakuten.com/p/grado-sr60i-headphone-stereo-mini-phone/203308540.html 

 

grados sr60i headphones on sale 80 bucks free shipping. Read most of the reviews seems to be a good quality headphones

post #9338 of 16807

Free shipping is nice, but if you're in the US that's the normal retail price.

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/grado-sr-60i.php

 

Though it really seems like someone is trying to rip people off on Amazon...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR-60i-Headphones/dp/B0006DPMU4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379093267&sr=8-2&keywords=grado+sr60i

post #9339 of 16807
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


For what purpose? (Home use, studio, etc)

A digital parametric is going to be better than all but the top end hardware parametric EQ. Most good software will provide an option for a quality parametric

The home style graphic band EQ are useless, without a parametric there is no point to EQ

Ymmv and all that of course

home use

for my files on the computer, there is equalization on jriver, but was wondering if there was something i could use for when i stream from the web, spotify, mog , etc. , was thinking i could insert an equalizer between the dac and headphone amp

post #9340 of 16807
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post
 

Free shipping is nice, but if you're in the US that's the normal retail price.

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/grado-sr-60i.php

 

Though it really seems like someone is trying to rip people off on Amazon...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR-60i-Headphones/dp/B0006DPMU4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379093267&sr=8-2&keywords=grado+sr60i

 

Hope that this is a big mistake on either Amazon or the sellers part!

I almost feel like calling and asking, how is this possible?

post #9341 of 16807

Reviews on the seller state that they ship out of China so they may be fakes, I'm not sure.  I can't find them in Grado's authorized dealers.

post #9342 of 16807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

home use
for my files on the computer, there is equalization on jriver, but was wondering if there was something i could use for when i stream from the web, spotify, mog , etc. , was thinking i could insert an equalizer between the dac and headphone amp

I see. I don't stream, ever, so I never thought about that (doesn't Jriver have streaming options?)

If it were me in that case I'd probably be able to live with a graphic EQ since IMO even the best streams are pretty coarse and I'd be looking for cheap personally. Sorry can't help more smily_headphones1.gif
post #9343 of 16807
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

Hope that this is a big mistake on either Amazon or the sellers part!

I almost feel like calling and asking, how is this possible?

 

 

The vendor is not located in the U.S.  In this case, the product ships out from China.  If you happen to check eBay too, you'll see a few Grados for quite high prices.  You'll see that those ship out of Japan.

 

Edit: I didn't see where another response was made to this regarding China.  Oops.

post #9344 of 16807
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


I see. I don't stream, ever, so I never thought about that (doesn't Jriver have streaming options?)

If it were me in that case I'd probably be able to live with a graphic EQ since IMO even the best streams are pretty coarse and I'd be looking for cheap personally. Sorry can't help more smily_headphones1.gif

some streams, tracks are better than others, it varies widely, streaming through jriver, i'll have to look further into that, i didn't think so

but i may be wrong,

behringer makes a pretty basic one for that can be found for under $70 bucks, either that or something used off ebay

post #9345 of 16807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

looking for some suggestions for an equalizer solution,
new studio/professional type, behringer, peavey, etc
or maybe a home component type, yamaha , onkyo, technics , etc ?

"Solution" to what?

Am I remembering correctly that you have a quality dac and amp? If I stuck any "black box" between my dac and amp, then I would need a "solution".

No offense intended, in all things hi-fi, it's the K.I.S.S. method for me.

IMHO of course.
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