For the cards, iem is to be avoided, sounded bad with SE5 to my ears, with sort of sibilant raspy mids. Balanced is good and discrete is more neutral. Never tried Minibox.
Never listened to DX9O.
Didn't realize it til reading this thread but, for some reason, I only use the physical volume buttons on my r10 (guess I prefer gradual volume adjustment that NO slider I've ever used can provide).
UI is a bit different on the r10 vs dx100 but (from pics an videos I've seen) onscreen volume slider appears same. I do recall reading in one of the threads here (sorry, not sure if it was the r10 or dx100 thread) that power output may have been a bit reduced on the r10 to help increase batt life. So it may not have exact same max volume as dx100 but all reviews I've read on both still say they can drive difficult headphones.
Never maxed my r10s vol yet (not willing to test this theory; may change when I finally buy some hungrier phones) but I don't doubt it could have similar issues if not careful with onscreen slider.
Hey guys I just received my SE5, all is good except I cannot pull the right pin out of the shell. Seems glued and I dont want to force and rip the internals apart.
Any of you ever had this problem, how did you solve?
lol sounds scary...
Woah I hesitate a lot to buy se5 now I am afraid.
Your se5 are not so old.
What 's going on ?
lol I'm sure Mimou is being facetious. I don't know about tupac though.... When he mentions 7 pairs he means other CIEMs ;)...
Personally I wouldn't risk changing cables very often at all on the SE5 being that it is silicone. I changed it out a couple times but won't do that anymore. Sounds marvelous on the old gold cable.