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post #76 of 92

Between the E11,A10,ZO2 and JDS cmoyBB, how would you differentiate all of them? I'm currently using an iPhone 4s or iPod 2nd Gen with the Fiio e6, and mainly with my GR07. I might get the rock-it R50 soon or the M100. And I'm looking for more of a fun and engaging sound. Which would suit me the most? Or should I just get the Fiio X3?

post #77 of 92
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Between the E11,A10,ZO2 and JDS cmoyBB, how would you differentiate all of them? I'm currently using an iPhone 4s or iPod 2nd Gen with the Fiio e6, and mainly with my GR07. I might get the rock-it R50 soon or the M100. And I'm looking for more of a fun and engaging sound. Which would suit me the most? Or should I just get the Fiio X3?

 

These:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620775/the-sub-200-portable-amps-shootout-11-8-amps-compared

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-10-1-amps-compared

 

But the real question is, do you really need extra amping?

post #78 of 92

I mainly get amps due to the improve in SQ... But I'm not really sure is it worth it?  Or would i be better of getting a better DAP. 

post #79 of 92
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I mainly get amps due to the improve in SQ... But I'm not really sure is it worth it?  Or would i be better of getting a better DAP. 

 

That's depends on two things: how well you source is driving your headphone and how demanding your headphone are. I don't really see a demanding headphone there and therefore I don't think there will be a big improvement. Personally, I think SQ improvement vs. money spent usually go like these: headphones > source > amp.

 

I think you should ask yourself these question in order:

(1) are you happy with your current headphone?

(2) are you happy with your source?

 

If (1) is no, spend money on headphone first. If (1) is yes, move on to (2).

If (2) is yes, then decide whether you want to improve it or not. If yes, get an amp. If no, be happy.

If (2) is no, get a new source.


Edited by ClieOS - 6/1/13 at 7:08am
post #80 of 92

Ah.. I see. Thanks alot then for your help ^_^ Looks like time to get the Sansa Clip... somewhere in Singapore...

post #81 of 92

My A10 just died after about a year and a half :(

When I plug in the headphones it turns on for a split second and then turns off. It's fully charged so that's not the issue.

Must be something with the on/off switch.

post #82 of 92
FYI: My A10 is up for grabs: LINK.
post #83 of 92

Hi there, I own a Vsonic VC1000 which has quite a flat frequency response and am considering the SoundMAGIC A10 as a portable amp to help give it a little more warmth but I'm primarily looking for a mid bass boost. Since I read that the amp will provide a good amount of sub bass and not a whole lot of mid bass is this not a good idea? I don't have a problem with the sight coloration as long as it's not too bad. Would something like a FiiO E11 be better? My source is an Ipod Classic. Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

post #84 of 92
Despite the slight treble extension, does this amp accentuate sibilance at all?
post #85 of 92
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Despite the slight treble extension, does this amp accentuate sibilance at all?

 Sibilance is usually peaks around 4kHz to 8kHz.

post #86 of 92
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Despite the slight treble extension, does this amp accentuate sibilance at all?

generally, no. it depends on the source material and IEM/Headphone. if anything this amp is more warm and slightly bassy. 

post #87 of 92
Vsonic VC1000+IPod Classic. I recently purchased a Cayin C5 and it barely pushed the Vsonics over my sibilance tolerance. The C5 has been described as neutral/bright sounding so it wasn't a huge surprise.
post #88 of 92
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If you want sibilance, you should have gotten a sibilant headphone. Tryin to get it from the amp is like trying to open a tin can with hammer.

post #89 of 92
Sorry I should have clarified, I would like to cut back on sibilance. I'm hoping this amp would do the trick if it adds lushness to the entire spectrum.
post #90 of 92
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Sorry I should have clarified, I would like to cut back on sibilance. I'm hoping this amp would do the trick if it adds lushness to the entire spectrum.

 

Try different eartips if you can, especially foam tips.

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