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post #796 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

hifiman are $10 shipping, and sunrise probably free, check ebay or lendmeurears

Sadly I'll most likely then be hit by VAT and import fees, which would add another 20-30usd.
Making something like the RE-ZERO almost double the price of a pair of Etymonic MC5s for instance (what I've been recommended so far)
post #797 of 1234
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post


Sadly I'll most likely then be hit by VAT and import fees, which would add another 20-30usd.
Making something like the RE-ZERO almost double the price of a pair of Etymonic MC5s for instance (what I've been recommended so far)

 

i see. but head-direct use express delivery, like DHL and TNT. i got my RE0 via TNT with no extra fees

post #798 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

i see. but head-direct use express delivery, like DHL and TNT. i got my RE0 via TNT with no extra fees

Fair enough, I'l look into it
First things first though, need to get me a Fiio E9 to replace my current soundcard which I won't be able to use from tomorrow, otherwise I won't be able to use my headphones :/
post #799 of 1234
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post

First things first though, need to get me a Fiio E9 to replace my current soundcard which I won't be able to use from tomorrow, otherwise I won't be able to use my headphones :/

E9 is just an amp. What you want, for soundcard replacement, is an USB DAC like E17 or E10.
post #800 of 1234
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

E9 is just an amp. What you want, for soundcard replacement, is an USB DAC like E17 or E10.

Picked up an E7 last week smily_headphones1.gif

Asked for some advice here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/626297/what-amp-dac-combo#post_8696449

Still open to scrapping the Fiio setup and getting a different dac/amp combo or whatever.
Edited by GeorgeStorm - 9/14/12 at 12:56am
post #801 of 1234
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Yep, that would work.
post #802 of 1234
Yeah, just trying to find a half decent priced one in the UK.

Went for that combo since I thought it would be cheaper than other options, but at this rate possibly not...

Couple of things in the classifieds have cought my eye, the Hippo CriCri+ looks like it could be half decent, and I could just get that rather than get an E9 to go with my E7, would probably cost less, and possibly sound better.
post #803 of 1234

Clieos, how is the sound of the Audiofly af45 ?

post #804 of 1234
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I haven't had enough time to assess AF45 yet, so I don't want to post any thing prematurely. All I can say for now is that the build quality is excellent.
post #805 of 1234

Sunrise Xcape Impressive Edition or VSonic GR06 for rock/metal?

post #806 of 1234
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EOps noisezero Sport+ added.


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Bass 4. EOps noisezero Sport+ (link)
Bass dominance with relative smooth and slightly laid back mid and treble. Bass hits big and hard, but doesn’t carry excessive body or decay, meaning it hits in a fairly controlled and tight manner, comes fairly fast and leaves without any sense of drag. It isn’t the head-shaking type and, despite being classified as bass dominance, is still quality over quantity. Mid and treble are noticeably more laid back when compared to the bass, but they are not overly laid back to lose their own characters. Even though vocal doesn’t come as a particularly sweet, it is still well textured and clean. Treble rolls just a tiny bit off at the top which affects the overall airiness, but remains mostly crisp, especially on the upper female vocal. It is smooth, but not dull. Soundstage is actually fair, due to the combination of slightly laid back nature of mid and treble and the tight control of the bass. It is the kind of combination that gives good speed and impact without any aggressiveness in the presentation – very enjoyable and easy going, almost like the Radius DDM.
Pro: Well built. Good design
Con: Availability, Price.
post #807 of 1234

I just bought a pair of soundMAGIC E10s.

The fact that you rated them lower than the Etymotic mc5s (which I also own), and even after recognizing that the mc5s sound "Dry and soulless. Not quite Ety sounding", sort of makes you lose credibility in my eyes.

post #808 of 1234
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Well, never thought of pleasing everyone anyway wink.gif As I once said, SQ is in the ears of the beholder.
post #809 of 1234

I recently let go of my GR07 MK2, looking for something smoother and less bright.. Have my eye on EPH-100 but sold out at most shops that carry it here =.=

 

Any others that I may wanna try?

post #810 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

I recently let go of my GR07 MK2, looking for something smoother and less bright.. Have my eye on EPH-100 but sold out at most shops that carry it here =.=

Any others that I may wanna try?

Actually I believe DG Lifestyle store @ NorthPoint (2nd floor) has two boxes of EP100, at least they were there last Saturday when I was in Singapore. If you want something really smooth, TDK IE800 isn't a bad choice as well and can be found on the same store.
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