New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Yamaha EPH-100 - Page 227

post #3391 of 4018

On the contrary, the highs seem to be a bit rolled off out of the box. I have my old pair as a basis of comparison. The old ones have better treble extensions and body.  The new EPH-100 has yet to be fully burned in.

Here is my old pair (1 year old).




M
y new pair:
 


Edited by sp3llv3xit - 8/9/13 at 6:06am
post #3392 of 4018
What happened to the old ones? What's your source player...looks great!
post #3393 of 4018


My source is the iRiver AK100.  This rig is my portable rig to drive the T1 if and when I decide to bring it outside.

It can drive the 600-ohms monster with ease and authority.  I only clocked it at 9 to sound moderately loud. At 11 o'clock, I have reached my tolerance for loudness.

----

I love the EPH-100 so much, I bought 2 pairs.

I had the following as my basis for saying I like the Yamahas because they are good:

-- Klipsch S4i, Klipsch S3, Klipsch X10i, Shure SE 210, Shure SE 530, Sennheiser IE80, Sennheiser IE7, SOL Republic AMPS HD, Bose IE2, VSonic VC02 and of course, the UE TF10.
 

post #3394 of 4018
Love the source player...style. Yeah....I have the dt-880 600 ohms and they are indeed hard to drive. Can't wait to finish burning in the eph-100s
post #3395 of 4018
I've had these for a while now and like em. I wonder if there's any way to recable them as I wish they had a remote and mic for my Nexus 4.
post #3396 of 4018
Quote:
Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post


Get a good seal.  I got my second pair (yes, I love 'em that much!) just 2 weeks ago.  Out of the box, even with less than an hour of usage, there was nary a hint of sibilance.  The trick is to get a good seal.  


I have tried all the pairs of tips. When I first tried them straight out of the box there was none. They have been burning in all night and the sibilance is leaving.

post #3397 of 4018
Its probably just the burn in then.
post #3398 of 4018

Finally the eph-100 arrived two days ago. I am in the middle of burning them in.

I will be using them with a samsung galaxy s4 and Poweramp player, and I thought about buying a portable amp which costs less than 40$. I consider the Fiio E6 due to very good reviews and considering the price-performance ratio.

Will it benefit the eph-100? Or are there other portable amps around the price range I mentioned earlier which will make the eph-100 even better? (for vocal trance and metal)

Thanks (and sorry if I am not very clear with my querybiggrin.gif)

post #3399 of 4018

I just bought the eph-100s to use on my HTC one and Nexus 7 using the poweramp app....what a lovely app it is....

 

I bought the D-zero dac/amp from ibasso for this portable rig...read the reviews comparing the d-zero to the Fiio E6. The D-Zero is only $100 US dollars!!! And sounds awesome....it's not about adding volume but more about quality of sound. I have to confess I didn't listen to the E6 but I read the review and chose the D-zero which is really tiny, lightweight and portable....You can connect your mobile device the regular mini interconnect way or if you want to use both the  DAC and AMP stage of D-zero - you can buy a special cable to connect the USB micro connection on your S4 to the mini USB connection on your dac/amp. Forza Audio make that cable - I just bought one and it works with the S4 because your android version newer than 4.1. Just like my HTC one.

post #3400 of 4018
I actually am also considering buying an amp because I have a nexus 4 which doesn't support USB OTG unless you use a mains supply or a powered hub so I can't use a DAC. I was considering buying the Fiio E11 but I don't know I'd it will change the sound of the EPH100
post #3401 of 4018
Quote:
Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

I actually am also considering buying an amp because I have a nexus 4 which doesn't support USB OTG unless you use a mains supply or a powered hub so I can't use a DAC. I was considering buying the Fiio E11 but I don't know I'd it will change the sound of the EPH100

 



I've tested the Yamahas with the FiiO E17.  The pairing was actually quite listenable.

post #3402 of 4018
Quote:
Originally Posted by a11Earz View Post

Finally the eph-100 arrived two days ago. I am in the middle of burning them in.

I will be using them with a samsung galaxy s4 and Poweramp player, and I thought about buying a portable amp which costs less than 40$. I consider the Fiio E6 due to very good reviews and considering the price-performance ratio.

Will it benefit the eph-100? Or are there other portable amps around the price range I mentioned earlier which will make the eph-100 even better? (for vocal trance and metal)

Thanks (and sorry if I am not very clear with my querybiggrin.gif)


I'm in the same situation. Mine got here 2 days ago also :) I dont have the poweramp app but am trying to buy a C&C BH or ibasso d-zero

post #3403 of 4018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I just bought the eph-100s to use on my HTC one and Nexus 7 using the poweramp app....what a lovely app it is....

 

I bought the D-zero dac/amp from ibasso for this portable rig...read the reviews comparing the d-zero to the Fiio E6. The D-Zero is only $100 US dollars!!! And sounds awesome....it's not about adding volume but more about quality of sound. I have to confess I didn't listen to the E6 but I read the review and chose the D-zero which is really tiny, lightweight and portable....You can connect your mobile device the regular mini interconnect way or if you want to use both the  DAC and AMP stage of D-zero - you can buy a special cable to connect the USB micro connection on your S4 to the mini USB connection on your dac/amp. Forza Audio make that cable - I just bought one and it works with the S4 because your android version newer than 4.1. Just like my HTC one.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by a11Earz View Post

Finally the eph-100 arrived two days ago. I am in the middle of burning them in.

I will be using them with a samsung galaxy s4 and Poweramp player, and I thought about buying a portable amp which costs less than 40$. I consider the Fiio E6 due to very good reviews and considering the price-performance ratio.

Will it benefit the eph-100? Or are there other portable amps around the price range I mentioned earlier which will make the eph-100 even better? (for vocal trance and metal)

Thanks (and sorry if I am not very clear with my querybiggrin.gif)

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post


I'm in the same situation. Mine got here 2 days ago also :) I dont have the poweramp app but am trying to buy a C&C BH or ibasso d-zero

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I just bought the eph-100s to use on my HTC one and Nexus 7 using the poweramp app....what a lovely app it is....

 

I bought the D-zero dac/amp from ibasso for this portable rig...read the reviews comparing the d-zero to the Fiio E6. The D-Zero is only $100 US dollars!!! And sounds awesome....it's not about adding volume but more about quality of sound. I have to confess I didn't listen to the E6 but I read the review and chose the D-zero which is really tiny, lightweight and portable....You can connect your mobile device the regular mini interconnect way or if you want to use both the  DAC and AMP stage of D-zero - you can buy a special cable to connect the USB micro connection on your S4 to the mini USB connection on your dac/amp. Forza Audio make that cable - I just bought one and it works with the S4 because your android version newer than 4.1. Just like my HTC one.


I wouldn't pair the Yamahas with the iBasso D-Zero unless I want to tame the highs.  The Yamahas have glorious and sparkly trebles.  Although they may lack extension compared to the ridiculously expensive AKG-K3003s, they are nonetheless one of the IEMs with better treble body and extension.  The D-Zero lessens the highs of the EPH100.

In my experience, the Pico amp is better although a tad narrower in soundstage presentation but the sonic field depth is there.  The ALO RxMK3b gives the EPH100 an airy feel, creating an illusion of enlarging the soundstage but at the expense of hiss (mid & high gain).  The choice of source dap also matters.  iPod Classic pales in comparison with the Walkman F806 or F807 in terms of smoothness and treble resolution.  But the S3, Note II and S4 are even better than either the IPC or Walkman.  However, pairing them with the Zero thins the highs. 


Edited by sp3llv3xit - 8/10/13 at 4:04pm
post #3404 of 4018
So after three months of owning these the left driver seems to be very quiet, cutting out almost. Well, it was fun while it lasted and I really want a replacement pair so I've emailed audio affair.
post #3405 of 4018
Quote:
Originally Posted by a11Earz View Post

Finally the eph-100 arrived two days ago. I am in the middle of burning them in.
I will be using them with a samsung galaxy s4 and Poweramp player, and I thought about buying a portable amp which costs less than 40$. I consider the Fiio E6 due to very good reviews and considering the price-performance ratio.
Will it benefit the eph-100? Or are there other portable amps around the price range I mentioned earlier which will make the eph-100 even better? (for vocal trance and metal)
Thanks (and sorry if I am not very clear with my query:D )

I had the eph100 last year and I have the e11 and I honestly felt like there wasn't a benefit in amping this iem. Not sure if consensus on this has changed since.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: