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post #886 of 2020

I hope, one day, my ear canals can be large enough to contain SE5 Way.

post #887 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Alias Gu View Post

I hope, one day, my ear canals can be large enough to contain SE5 Way.

what happened to your NT6 PRO. you should get it by now right?

post #888 of 2020

FYI, there is a new silicon custom IEM from poland. http://www.head-fi.org/t/663051/new-custom-iem-company-custom-art-discussion-review-and-appreciation-thread

 

The pre-order price is really good. I'm ordering the Pro 330. Let's see how it stands against fellow polish custom iem.

post #889 of 2020

Jazzy, how do you find the TP + Quickstep pairing and how do you use Quickstep? With rechargeable batteries or powerpack?

 

I am about to get Quickstep but using it is not same as other amps, recharging system is different or you have to carry some extra stuff with you which I found not nice. Apart from it is not rechargeable like the way any other amp, it seems like a perfect device.

post #890 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

FYI, there is a new silicon custom IEM from poland. http://www.head-fi.org/t/663051/new-custom-iem-company-custom-art-discussion-review-and-appreciation-thread

 

The pre-order price is really good. I'm ordering the Pro 330. Let's see how it stands against fellow polish custom iem.


I saw that...it is very nicely priced...but IMO seems lower quality. Many bubbles while there are none in my SE5.

post #891 of 2020

I like it a lot. Quickstep can drive SE5 better than any amp I have thanks to it's +9V to -9V rail to rail voltage. It's just what SE5 needs.

I bought 2 rechargeable lithium 9V battery. You can get plenty of those in ebay for less than €20. For now, I've been using the panasonic evolta alkaline battery for more than 10 hours and it's still going strong. 

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Jazzy, how do you find the TP + Quickstep pairing and how do you use Quickstep? With rechargeable batteries or powerpack?

 

I am about to get Quickstep but using it is not same as other amps, recharging system is different or you have to carry some extra stuff with you which I found not nice. Apart from it is not rechargeable like the way any other amp, it seems like a perfect device.

post #892 of 2020

Yeah, but for the price I paid I don't mind couple of bubbles as longs as the sound quality is not affected by it.

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I saw that...it is very nicely priced...but IMO seems lower quality. Many bubbles while there are none in my SE5.

post #893 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

I like it a lot. Quickstep can drive SE5 better than any amp I have thanks to it's +9V to -9V rail to rail voltage. It's just what SE5 needs.

I bought 2 rechargeable lithium 9V battery. You can get plenty of those in ebay for less than €20. For now, I've been using the panasonic evolta alkaline battery for more than 10 hours and it's still going strong. 

I trust your impressions, you are someone with a nice taste. Maybe I should order Quickstep before the sale ends and get some rechargeable batteries with charger of course confused_face(1).gif It will just postpone my SE5 Way Reference order btw, I am putting money aside for that one but while there is a discount I don't want to lose it either. I must say I hear nothing but perfect things about Quickstep so I really feel like giving it a try.

 

Man, this hobby is becoming more and more expensive for a student like me. If I didn't have to repeat one of my first semester exam at late summer, I would find a summer job actually, it would help darn good.

 

Btw, do you think I can find these batteries and charger on amazon.de or any amazon europe website? (I don't use paypal since I had problems with them before and I stopped using it, don't think I will ever use it again) I feel like even in local shops these things must be easy to find but still wanted to ask an European headfier. Please consider my condition, I am in Belgium but I speak only English, I am a student in here so French and Dutch is pretty much zero apart from several basic day to day words. So going to local shops and asking what I need can be a bit tricky in here.

 

Also, sorry for ruining the thread a little bit but hey, since I will be using them with 5 way (hoping my ears are big enough) I think you guys can forgive me happy_face1.gif

post #894 of 2020

You can also get it from conrad.be. They have a nice lithium battery from their own brand. http://www.conrad.be/ce/nl/product/251292/Conrad-energy-LiIon-9-V-blokbatterij-500-mAh-72-V-HR6F22-HR9V-HR22-6LR61-6LR21-6AM6-6LP3146-MN1604-A1604-E-Blo

 

SE5 is getting more and more expensive every year so I suggest to get it as soon as possible.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

I trust your impressions, you are someone with a nice taste. Maybe I should order Quickstep before the sale ends and get some rechargeable batteries with charger of course confused_face(1).gif It will just postpone my SE5 Way Reference order btw, I am putting money aside for that one but while there is a discount I don't want to lose it either. I must say I hear nothing but perfect things about Quickstep so I really feel like giving it a try.

 

Man, this hobby is becoming more and more expensive for a student like me. If I didn't have to repeat one of my first semester exam at late summer, I would find a summer job actually, it would help darn good.

 

Btw, do you think I can find these batteries and charger on amazon.de or any amazon europe website? (I don't use paypal since I had problems with them before and I stopped using it, don't think I will ever use it again) I feel like even in local shops these things must be easy to find but still wanted to ask an European headfier. Please consider my condition, I am in Belgium but I speak only English, I am a student in here so French and Dutch is pretty much zero apart from several basic day to day words. So going to local shops and asking what I need can be a bit tricky in here.

 

Also, sorry for ruining the thread a little bit but hey, since I will be using them with 5 way (hoping my ears are big enough) I think you guys can forgive me happy_face1.gif


Edited by Jazzyfi - 6/13/13 at 7:28am
post #895 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

You can also get it from conrad.be. They have a nice lithium battery from their own brand. http://www.conrad.be/ce/nl/product/251292/Conrad-energy-LiIon-9-V-blokbatterij-500-mAh-72-V-HR6F22-HR9V-HR22-6LR61-6LR21-6AM6-6LP3146-MN1604-A1604-E-Blo

 

SE5 is getting more and more expensive every year so I suggest to get it as soon as possible.

Well you give me a link to work with Quickstep and also telling me to buy SE5 asap because it is getting more expensive every year biggrin.gif I think I will keep myself for SE5 way and the things I will build around it will come later. First, the biggest part of the game should come, then I can put things one by one around it I guess. I will also save the link you sent for future, who knows maybe I will not be able to wait and pull the trigger for them. I also need a charger for their batteries too btw happy_face1.gif Thank you for the help Jazzyfi, much appreciated.

post #896 of 2020
You can always get amps in classified. I usually don't buy new stuff unless it's on sale, like the quickstep. So you better browse classified often wink.gif.
I'm very curious about the new Custom Art IEM. I'll get mine in July, hopefully it will sound at least as good as my Miracle. I'm having high hopes for silicon IEM after being spoiled by SE5 comfort and isolation.
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Well you give me a link to work with Quickstep and also telling me to buy SE5 asap because it is getting more expensive every year biggrin.gif
 I think I will keep myself for SE5 way and the things I will build around it will come later. First, the biggest part of the game should come, then I can put things one by one around it I guess. I will also save the link you sent for future, who knows maybe I will not be able to wait and pull the trigger for them. I also need a charger for their batteries too btw happy_face1.gif
 Thank you for the help Jazzyfi, much appreciated.
post #897 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

You can always get amps in classified. I usually don't buy new stuff unless it's on sale, like the quickstep. So you better browse classified often wink.gif.
I'm very curious about the new Custom Art IEM. I'll get mine in July, hopefully it will sound at least as good as my Miracle. I'm having high hopes for silicon IEM after being spoiled by SE5 comfort and isolation.

Well, good luck on your journey then, you can try new things, I didn't even setup my main tools yet happy_face1.gif Eventually I will buy an amp, I was thinking while they were on nice sale maybe I should take it but it will postpone my SE5 way that's why I am a little bit confused. Anyway thank you for all the help, if I need further help about purchasing things online like batteries, chargers, I will bother you again, hope you can forgive me etysmile.gif

post #898 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

You can always get amps in classified. I usually don't buy new stuff unless it's on sale, like the quickstep. So you better browse classified often wink.gif.
I'm very curious about the new Custom Art IEM. I'll get mine in July, hopefully it will sound at least as good as my Miracle. I'm having high hopes for silicon IEM after being spoiled by SE5 comfort and isolation.
are you getting the 330? eager to hear you thoughts...could they best the Miracles at half the price.

I am looking for a new silver cable for my se5. I will certainly go with UM as they do it in one week and accept to put longer pins, suitable for the se5.
post #899 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


are you getting the 330? eager to hear you thoughts...could they best the Miracles at half the price.

I am looking for a new silver cable for my se5. I will certainly go with UM as they do it in one week and accept to put longer pins, suitable for the se5.

Is it easy to find aftermarket cables for SE5 way?

post #900 of 2020
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Is it easy to find aftermarket cables for SE5 way?


You can use UM pins, my UM cables fit well. But the fit will not be "perfect", so you have to ask a cable maker to make longer pins. Most will accept I think.

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