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post #1231 of 1373
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/686039/cosmic-ears-ba4f-review <- that!

 

Also, I've spent €1300 on headphone stuff the last 4 months. I need to get some money back :x

Good job!! If only I could convince my parents to give me that amount of money. I was extremely interested in customs back then… until I realized that you don't get them while still growing unless you're willing to spend for all the reshelling… woe is me. What are you using as a source for these on a portable set-up?

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Good job!! If only I could convince my parents to give me that amount of money. I was extremely interested in customs back then… until I realized that you don't get them while still growing unless you're willing to spend for all the reshelling… woe is me. What are you using as a source for these on a portable set-up?

Yes, that's the downside of customs! Which is also why I didn't by a €1000 TOTL cIEM. I might do that someday, if I have a job etc.

 

I'm using the DX50 as a source, as is 50% of head-fi nowadays :p

I also bought the JDS C5 as a a portable amp, but the DX50+C5 was way too big and heavy for me. The insignificant increase in SQ wasn't worth the added discomfort. And the worst part, I couldn't give a rats *ss about that small increase in SQ when I was standing in the train.

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Yes, that's the downside of customs! Which is also why I didn't by a €1000 TOTL cIEM. I might do that someday, if I have a job etc.

 

I'm using the DX50 as a source, as is 50% of head-fi nowadays :p

I also bought the JDS C5 as a a portable amp, but the DX50+C5 was way too big and heavy for me. The insignificant increase in SQ wasn't worth the added discomfort. And the worst part, I couldn't give a rats *ss about that small increase in SQ when I was standing in the train.

 

Right now, I'm actually wondering how the soon-to-be-released AK10 will fare against portable sources such as the DX50 and the X3. Astell & Kern seem to know what they're doing after all. It's actually amusing how their more flexible product would also be the cheaper one… but I guess that's the only way to keep the higher up AK players "premium." Just some food for thought… 

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Right now, I'm actually wondering how the soon-to-be-released AK10 will fare against portable sources such as the DX50 and the X3. Astell & Kern seem to know what they're doing after all. It's actually amusing how their more flexible product would also be the cheaper one… but I guess that's the only way to keep the higher up AK players "premium." Just some food for thought… 

That's a pretty cool device. I do rather like having seperate devices for different purposes. I'm also not that much into 'stacking' my cellphone.

 

Haha nice, that comment just made me a headphoneus supremus!

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That's a pretty cool device. I do rather like having seperate devices for different purposes. I'm also not that much into 'stacking' my cellphone.

 

Haha nice, that comment just made me a headphoneus supremus!

 

What's the point of having a 64 GB iPhone if you can't listen to music with high quality sound… hehe

 

Congratulations!! I'm flattered that the comment was a reply to me, a rather young and inexperienced head-fier. :wink_face: 

 

Oh one more thing that's nice about the AK10 is that unlike other iDACs like the CLAS, Theorem, etc. Astell & Kern are actually planning on updating the compatibility of the AK10 with other devices… hopefully this would include the older iDevices… more importantly, I hope they'd pair well with the BA200

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What's the point of having a 64 GB iPhone if you can't listen to music with high quality sound… hehe

 

Congratulations!! I'm flattered that the comment was a reply to me, a rather young and inexperienced head-fier. :wink_face: 

 

Oh one more thing that's nice about the AK10 is that unlike other iDACs like the CLAS, Theorem, etc. Astell & Kern are actually planning on updating the compatibility of the AK10 with other devices… hopefully this would include the older iDevices… more importantly, I hope they'd pair well with the BA200

I actually have a fierce hate against apple music players. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that they can't play flac. 

Will they have the AK10 work with android devices? :0 

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I actually have a fierce hate against apple music players. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that they can't play flac. 

Will they have the AK10 work with android devices? :0 

 

I actually don't mind the inability to play flac files. ALAC and .WAV formats are supported by iTunes and the apple stuff… my only problem is the wav files not being able to display album art… but that's just me. I really love the presentation and the user-friendliness of Apple's devices… though I have a strong dislike for the newer softwares and especially the round icons of the iPod Nano.

 

Yes. So far, the AK10 works as a USB DAC and supports compatibility with the Apple products with the lightning connecter as well as the Samsungs. Check out the link below!!

 

http://www.astellnkern.com/eng/htm/ak10/ak10_spec.asp

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To all the ba200 users, please be careful not to place your iems close to any kind of magnetic materials. I don't know if this should apply to all ba iems, but I recently spoiled my beloved ba200 when I accidentally placed them too close to a pair of magnets at work.

 

The left earpiece immediately got stuck to the magnet. I quickly pulled them apart but the damage was already done. When I tried them on I discovered, to my utter dismay, that the left bass driver has stopped working. :-(

 

I love my ba200 to death. I just hope I will be able to claim the warranty.

 

Have a good day! 

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Originally Posted by omastic View Post
 

To all the ba200 users, please be careful not to place your iems close to any kind of magnetic materials. I don't know if this should apply to all ba iems, but I recently spoiled my beloved ba200 when I accidentally placed them too close to a pair of magnets at work.

 

The left earpiece immediately got stuck to the magnet. I quickly pulled them apart but the damage was already done. When I tried them on I discovered, to my utter dismay, that the left bass driver has stopped working. :-(

 

I love my ba200 to death. I just hope I will be able to claim the warranty.

 

Have a good day! 

 

 

thank for the info :bigsmile_face: 

 

Fiio RC-UX1


Edited by wkkm007 - 11/11/13 at 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by wkkm007 View Post

 

Fiio RC-UX1

 

or maybe you can save yourself some couple bucks and get one from ebay :wink_face:

post #1241 of 1373
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or maybe you can save yourself some couple bucks and get one from ebay :wink_face:

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Daiso 100 yen store

I use this before just MYR 5 only about 1.56 US Dollar

Now I am using Audio Technica ATH-EQ2 (Blue)'s extension cable.

Maybe Fiio RC-UX1 consider an upgrade :wink_face: 


Edited by wkkm007 - 11/15/13 at 10:03pm
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I have been looking for a suitable IEM since I sold my X10. I mostly listen metal, so I need an IEM fast enough with realistic treble. I did like my dba-02, but they had too much treble (causing fatigue). hf5 has the amount of treble that I am fully satisfied with, but they were too bass light for my liking. I wonder how does ba200's treable compare to hf5 or x10. please respond if anybody have experience. thanks.
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I have been looking for a suitable IEM since I sold my X10. I mostly listen metal, so I need an IEM fast enough with realistic treble. I did like my dba-02, but they had too much treble (causing fatigue). hf5 has the amount of treble that I am fully satisfied with, but they were too bass light for my liking. I wonder how does ba200's treable compare to hf5 or x10. please respond if anybody have experience. thanks.

Well, you need to use the BA200 with silicone tips if you want any kind of qualitative treble.

With silicone tips, I found the treble to be really good. It's sparkly, very slightly high pitched and cymbals sound really nice. I listen to a lot of metal too, and I quite like them for metal.

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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Well, you need to use the BA200 with silicone tips if you want any kind of qualitative treble.

With silicone tips, I found the treble to be really good. It's sparkly, very slightly high pitched and cymbals sound really nice. I listen to a lot of metal too, and I quite like them for metal.

Would you prefer a TWFK-based IEM over BA200 for metal?

post #1245 of 1373
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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post
 

Would you prefer a TWFK-based IEM over BA200 for metal?

I don't think I've ever owned one. But the BA200 works really well, with any genre really. But you do need silicone tips for the best sound. The downside of this, is that you do lose out on some isolation.

 

But it might be due to the strange shape of my ear canal, that demands silicone tips.

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