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One week with this setup and I want to bang my head against the wall!

iPod sucks.  Big time.  

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What wrong with it? Usually amping it helps out?
 

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That iPod sure is a thing of beauty though..

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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post


One week with this setup and I want to bang my head against the wall!

iPod sucks.  Big time.  


More info please. I've used my ie80s with my iPhone and found that the sound is not as good as out of my PC running through the Fiio E9/E7 combo.

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More info please. I've used my ie80s with my iPhone and found that the sound is not as good as out of my PC running through the Fiio E9/E7 combo.

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

What wrong with it? Usually amping it helps out?
 

 



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I was used to using a Sony F806 Walkman as a portable source.  For some reason, while tolerable, the iPod paired with the RxMK3-B from ALO just don't measure up.  The frequency spikes or jumps are dissonantly unpleasant. It lacks coherence across frequencies.  I can hear the hard-kicking bass as amplified by the RxMK3, and the mids are brought forward up to in-your-face promixity. Then the highs are also given more presence but near peakiness. All of these are presented with great amplitude but lack coherence and musicality.

 

 

 

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That iPod sure is a thing of beauty though..



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It looks beautiful. But beauty has always been skin-deep only.

 


Edited by sp3llv3xit - 5/4/13 at 4:30pm
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I was used to using a Sony F806 Walkman as a portable source.  For some reason, while tolerable, the iPod paired with the RxMK3-B from ALO just don't measure up.  The frequency spikes or jumps are dissonantly unpleasant. It lacks coherence across frequencies.  I can hear the hard-kicking bass as amplified by the RxMK3, and the mids are brought forward up to in-your-face promixity. Then the highs are also given more presence but near peakiness. All of these are presented with great amplitude but lack coherence and musicality.

 

 

 



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It looks beautiful. But beauty has always been skin-deep only.

 


You may want to consider the Studio V 3rd ANV if you don't mine the UI. There is some hiss on the unit though but generally it's a non issue and the sound just destroys my iphone4. Just not comparable at all. It also pairs extremely well with the IE80. :) She also prefers to work alone if you know what I mean ;).


Edited by lee730 - 5/4/13 at 7:29pm
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Tape Mode - Micro Modification

 

hey guys... i have found something very interesting.. i always had the idea that "If these had more open mid's" and did allot of experiments with em.. and found a Variation of the tape mod..

 

   i was puzzled even after adding the tape mod to the face plate ; still the IEM's having plenty of air supply to the drivers.. making a rumble that i do not want when listening to Ultra Fast genres like Black metal , Death metal , even fast trance.. and i found that the IE80's breathing source was the seam of the fitting .. That's right the IE80's seam is not sealed but has a small space to breath... first i thought the Black plate behind the IE80's did the breathing part , but its not..

 

 

 Modification is very basic.. First of all you need to do the regular tape mod.. which is to apply 2-3 layers of clear or black tape on to the face plate.. then as the pictures below are marked you have to tape the seam.. take a stripe of tape and apply it gently through the seam of fitting Starting from the connector jack to the other side of the jack.. make sure to apply a one long tape stripe , and make sure to apply it without air bubbles and edges since the curvy bend is a tricky part.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

once when done give a listen... may be at first you wont feel a difference , remove and see what has happened to mid's.. Micro details on mids opens up and even low's get a lot tighter ..

 

Another small suggestion for ipod classic users... with this Micro Modification use your Lounge Eq Preset.. for me it was just pure audio Nirvana....

 

Plz share your thought's about the mod..


Edited by Sylaw - 5/4/13 at 11:18pm
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Are these much better than the CKS1000's and the IE8's?

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Seeing this mod now I regret selling my IE80's. Thanks for sharing.

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Tape Mode - Micro Modification

 

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Hey Sylaw thanks for going through such length to devise this mod. So I guess the idea is to further restrict the inflows of air into the drivers, hence reducing the mid-bass response? Honestly I've got to say the mids of the stock IE80 are damn nice and have a striking resemblance to the mids of the IE800 in term of presentation, albeit less detailed with not as much depth in the presentation space, but they are probably the most forgiving and also one of the most pleasant to listen to for longer periods. And, believe it or not, the IE80 still manages to get the most of my head time, even when pitted against my IE800 and the ACS T1 Live! (mostly on the go, obviously, since I found the signature and usability near perfect for such occasions).  

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Seeing this mod now I regret selling my IE80's. Thanks for sharing.

 

I feel the same way, I wish I could have tried it before selling them off.

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There I fixed it!

 

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lol :).
 

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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

Are these much better than the CKS1000's and the IE8's?

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Originally Posted by 3nenbgumi View Post

Hey Sylaw thanks for going through such length to devise this mod. So I guess the idea is to further restrict the inflows of air into the drivers, hence reducing the mid-bass response? Honestly I've got to say the mids of the stock IE80 are damn nice and have a striking resemblance to the mids of the IE800 in term of presentation, albeit less detailed with not as much depth in the presentation space, but they are probably the most forgiving and also one of the most pleasant to listen to for longer periods. And, believe it or not, the IE80 still manages to get the most of my head time, even when pitted against my IE800 and the ACS T1 Live! (mostly on the go, obviously, since I found the signature and usability near perfect for such occasions).  

exactly.... it tights up the the low's and get's waaay nicer than my W4's.. Mids are defiantly nice on Ie80's stock ( but wasnt Fluide as the w4) .. But after the mod  Mid range became soo "Dreamy" it flows through your ears with amazing amount of micro detail's that i never heard.  some where around next week ill be getting my IE800's too :)  as for the moment my W4's are no where near as my IE80's. W4's Mid bass response is Mushy Compared to the modded IE80's now. And No wonder u dont use your other IEm's .. 

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