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post #16 of 38

$5 vs $199??

post #17 of 38

I've used BBE before on my iaudio player. However, even without aggressive settings (all knobs less than halfway) on this BBE sonicmax pro app, I'm noticing distortion?
 

post #18 of 38

I've used the app together with hpp1 which should take digital signal directly outta ipod but i realized the app still works. Does that mean the app is manipulating the digital signal?

post #19 of 38
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It sounds to me like it adjusts the digital out and headphone output on my Ipod touch, and yes blazer78, there does seem to be a fair bit of distortion, particularly bass "erosion", maybe it pushes the iDevices output parameters too far? I also use a FiiO E7 usb amp/DAC and while it is a cleaner, less colorful sound and doesn't need any tweaking, that's part of the fun with the app, is when the settings are just right, it feels like the music opens up, is more colorful and you don't need a portable rig to do it, but all in all it's kind of a cheaper, cheater way of accomplishing nearly the same effect.

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post #20 of 38

I've used the app with hpp1 which is supposed to take digital signal out of ipod but it seems the bbe app still takes effect. does this mean the app is altering the digital signal?

post #21 of 38

I have 2 of the actual BBE hardware boxes and I love them.

post #22 of 38

i have tried all sound enhancing apps including "EQu, equalizer, My tunes pro, SonicMax Pro.

Trust me go for the Denon audio app, its the most amazing software audio synthesizer and whats the best is its free.

If interested i can show my personal presets.

 

post #23 of 38

well, heres the preset i use

 

my source-

ipod touch4 + RxMk3 + Hfi580

 

for some reasons i dont use this app any more , neither this posted curve, that gives some serious bass though.


Edited by jared basshead - 4/17/13 at 11:13am
post #24 of 38

this app is really something special. JVC has one that looks better with some presets but $2 more. anyone know of another like it? 

post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

this app is really something special. JVC has one that looks better with some presets but $2 more. anyone know of another like it? 

try stereophonice equalizer , the best part i like in them is wide soudstage, that can be customized, better SQ

this app and the denon are really cool.

post #26 of 38

what denon?

post #27 of 38

I have this BBE app too after debating whether to get the Cowon Z2, and I found the sound a bit too artificial and kill off some of the highs (tested with B&W C5 mostly).  Now I wonder how's the sound from the app compare to the Z2 or other BBE players?


Edited by DrSheep - 11/19/12 at 9:39pm
post #28 of 38

i also noticed the highs disappear, i would think its just the app. i guess the app is meant for the bassy feel. 

post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

what denon?

denon audio, try searching in itunes, if you like BBEsonicmax then you are going to love denon, the main thin is it doesnt distort to that extent like others, though software EQ it might be but it works as if it is the default driver and whats more with its lovely UI

but i still kinda prefer stereophonic, sounstage man, try with any IEM you can customize sounstage in it. cks77 makes it complete portable set:))
post #30 of 38

The soundstage effect just makes it sound distant in a very artificial way... maybe you found a good setting. I do like the denon app, free too.

But im beginning to think that no EQing is best. music with these apps sound washed out even before applying any EQ. I'll play with it at some point.

Thanks

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