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post #871 of 1285
ADD: I use the T5p from the HP-P1, and it is glorious for acoustic music! This is a stock T5p. I would like to try the PS500 and the TH900.
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I have both t5p and ps500. And yes...they sound pretty amazing from hpp1 (this amp's power is very suitable for these cans). Actually they are my favorite combination right now smily_headphones1.gif
post #872 of 1285

Hey guys, can you tell me if the Amazon price is good or other better deal? Thanks

 

Any potential issues using this amp with Rockboxed iPods (Video 5G or classic 7G) and EX1000?

 

Wait, I just spent $60 for a LOD cable so it won't work with the HPP1, huh?


Edited by DMinor - 1/27/13 at 2:43am
post #873 of 1285
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

ADD: I use the T5p from the HP-P1, and it is glorious for acoustic music! This is a stock T5p. I would like to try the PS500 and the TH900.
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I have both t5p and ps500. And yes...they sound pretty amazing from hpp1 (this amp's power is very suitable for these cans). Actually they are my favorite combination right now smily_headphones1.gif


Wonderful equipment to appreciate with your music interests. beerchug.gif

 

The PS500 have an excellent stock cable, like the SR325is. I'm very curious about replacing the T5p cable.

post #874 of 1285
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post


Wonderful equipment to appreciate with your music interests. beerchug.gif

 

The PS500 have an excellent stock cable, like the SR325is. I'm very curious about replacing the T5p cable.

Hey...i think we both have the same curiosity biggrin.gif I am planning to recable my t5p with a good copper wire soon if i got a chance to do it. I read somewhere in the forum the t5p is good with coppers.

post #875 of 1285
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Hey...i think we both have the same curiosity biggrin.gif I am planning to recable my t5p with a good copper wire soon if i got a chance to do it. I read somewhere in the forum the t5p is good with coppers.

 

Alfred recommends the high quality copper 18awg. This seems like a good choice to me thus far, I'm not in favor of solid silver as I think this may be a little too hot sounding. Whatever it ends up, I think we will be clearly hearing the limits of the HP-P1.

post #876 of 1285
I am using a piccolino usb for my hp_p1.

I would worry copper could get too murky with the wrong headphones.
post #877 of 1285
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I am using a piccolino usb for my hp_p1.

I would worry copper could get too murky with the wrong headphones.

 

I'm not certain until I actually hear it, it's just a hunch. Maybe it's best to settle half way, Ag coated Cu. 

 

That piccolino of yours is cute as a usb cable can possibly be. tongue.gif I love the look! I also think it would fit in the Fostex HP-P1 carry bag very nicely. The Furutech ADL iD-30PA sticks out a bit much unfortunately, I really like using the carry bag when I actually take the HP-P1 somewhere.

post #878 of 1285
Nice review. I have been looking at dacs and portable amps for my iPod. I will add this one to my list.
post #879 of 1285
Yea, it fits nicely in the official hpp1 bag.

As uou can see in the picture I use a leather case.

The lod was made by head-fi member Qusp.
post #880 of 1285
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

 

Alfred recommends the high quality copper 18awg. This seems like a good choice to me thus far, I'm not in favor of solid silver as I think this may be a little too hot sounding. Whatever it ends up, I think we will be clearly hearing the limits of the HP-P1.

 

yup..i would agree with you on this one...somehow i just feel like t5p is already at the edge of being harsh (but its not). With copper 18awg i hope it can tame a bit at the highs and gives me more lows. The mids i think is already perfect for my taste. But as ExpatinJapan said..i also worried that copper wire will effect the mids of becoming murky. btw should be better to have audition at first. But yes...i think using pure silver wire will make the sound is too hot for my taste.

 

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I am using a piccolino usb for my hp_p1.

I would worry copper could get too murky with the wrong headphone

 

I really love the looks of piccolino interconnect usb for hpp1 (i think a guy named QUSP also make this?). I saw the picture somewhere in this forum (could be yours though biggrin.gif), the way the mod the housing of USB and LOD is pretty sweet. Is like exclusively made for hpp1 biggrin.gif.  Last time i was checking at Jaben Singapore for this...but found the price is painful. Something like >usd200. But i am glad u have it wink_face.gif.

post #881 of 1285
Qusp can make it in copper, silver or piccolino.
post #882 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

Longbowbbs, would you please do the honors?

 

And with iPhone 5......as Expatin says just need the correct connector cable.

OK...

 

 

So...The connection would work like this: MBP Headphone Jack using a 1/8" stereo plug (Not Toslink)>HP-P1 Analog Input jack to the right of the USB connector>1/8" stereo plug to the HP-P1 analog output jack>Receiver input...

 

You could use either a straight 1/8" Male/Male or a Male to L/R RCA depending on your inout connections with the receiver.

 

You could probably substitute the Toslink for the analog output to the receiver and see how that works. The Analog input on the USB side analog in only so the MacBook Pro Toslink out function won't communicate with the HP-P1 in that fashion. Looks like Analog out only. But, the DAC will still process the signal and that is the point, right?

 

Here are the pics of it working for me here....

 

Audio out of MBP via stereo 1/8" plug to analog in on HP-P1

 

 

DAC Processed audio out from HP-P1 via stereo 1/8" plug to amp

 

 

 

Into amp via Stereo RCA L/R jacks...

 

 

 

This bypasses the volume on the HP-P1...The volume has no effect other than turning the HP-P1 on or off. Also, you can unplug the USB, but with a plug in the analog input it overrides the USB as the only active signal. The music sounded great on the HD650's from the MBP using the HP-P1 purely as a DAC for the MBP library.

 

You will need to find a lightning to USB for the iPhone5......

post #883 of 1285
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Hey guys, can you tell me if the Amazon price is good or other better deal? Thanks

 

Any potential issues using this amp with Rockboxed iPods (Video 5G or classic 7G) and EX1000?

 

Wait, I just spent $60 for a LOD cable so it won't work with the HPP1, huh?

Hey D, I'm in Honolulu where you stay?

 

I bought mine from Amazon for $649. The current price you show is about the lowest I've seen for a new unit.

 

HP-P1 will not play with Rockboxed iPods.......I am 99% sure, please anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Post a pic of your cable.

post #884 of 1285
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Qusp can make it in copper, silver or piccolino.

Jeremy made mine too.

 

 

 

post #885 of 1285
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

OK...

 

 

So...The connection would work like this: MBP Headphone Jack using a 1/8" stereo plug (Not Toslink)>HP-P1 Analog Input jack to the right of the USB connector>1/8" stereo plug to the HP-P1 analog output jack>Receiver input...

 

You could use either a straight 1/8" Male/Male or a Male to L/R RCA depending on your inout connections with the receiver.

 

You could probably substitute the Toslink for the analog output to the receiver and see how that works. The Analog input on the USB side analog in only so the MacBook Pro Toslink out function won't communicate with the HP-P1 in that fashion. Looks like Analog out only. But, the DAC will still process the signal and that is the point, right?

 

Thanks for your explanation longbowbbs. Unfortunately I don't think the HP-P1 DAC is doing any processing of this signal? The signal in must be digital, analog signals will simply be going through analog processing, no conversion from digital to analog. Possibly a simple way to check is if the digital filter switch changes the sound at all while this setup is running?

 

I was thinking an app on my iPod Touch could receive digital via WiFi/Bluetooth and pass that to the digital input of the HP-P1 through USB A. 

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