Head-Fi.org › Forums › Sponsor Announcements and Deals › Epiphany Acoustics join Head-Fi with the EHP-O2 portable headphone amp
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Epiphany Acoustics join Head-Fi with the EHP-O2 portable headphone amp - Page 4

post #46 of 130

Interesting - you go to London for holidays while London people dream of getting out of the city and going somewhere nice like Greece. Oh, wait ....

post #47 of 130

what are the dimensions of this amp?

thanks

post #48 of 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Interesting - you go to London for holidays while London people dream of getting out of the city and going somewhere nice like Greece. Oh, wait ....



I would love to go to greece once the current situation is fixed.

 

TBH I would love to go to ANYWHERE in europe.

post #49 of 130

small-scale Chinese shipping can be pretty expensive from what I've seen, and customs have the legal right to confiscate audio gear. :/

 

I'm guessing if a medium sized company has a contract with DHL, UPS, FedEx etc. it becomes cheaper.

 

Not sure about your Perth story Estreeter, but when I ship with DHL within Australia it arrives in less than 24 hours.

 

 

Either way, it's lovely to have this reference high-end portable amplifier "Designed In USA" and "Made In England", don't you think? ;)

 

 

post #50 of 130


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

what are the dimensions of this amp?

thanks



Case Datasheet: http://datasheet.octopart.com/B2-080SI-Box-Enclosures-datasheet-547377.pdf

post #51 of 130

Predictably, Friday came and went with no sign of my EPH-02 - our shop is just across from the Post Office, and I swear that at 5pm there was a loud cheer from inside their building, and someone yelled out 'So long, suckers, I'm outta here !'.  Reassuring.

post #52 of 130

That was nice of you Oliver beerchug.gifIMG_0543.JPGIMG_0544.JPG

post #53 of 130

I have mine and it's fabulous. I imagine especially good for harder to drive cans. Better bass, not just more bass, but tighter and better defined. Better 'air' around the instruments, ie, improved separation. Maybe some golden-eared individuals will do a better review. I used it with my Cowon x7 and the Shure SRH-940, comparing with and without using the outboard amp. This combination has superb synergy. One needs to spend a heap more money to get even more realism from a setup. ( I should add the the Cowon does a great job driving these cans all on it's own, but it's simply better with the amp). As always, YMMV.

post #54 of 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkinnyPuppy View Post



I would love to go to greece once the current situation is fixed.

 

TBH I would love to go to ANYWHERE in europe.



+1

post #55 of 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Either way, it's lovely to have this reference high-end portable amplifier "Designed In USA" and "Made In England", don't you think? ;)

 

 



I thought nvavguy was english? I dont know WHY I thought that, Errr I think the phrase high end is stretching it with this amp, dont get me wrong I like my O2 despite having a few avoidable problems which I have now fixed but high end is not how I would describe the O2, I would class it more as a good budget amp which is really exactly what it is, I compared it last night with my other portables & it is better than a Fiio but that is not hard to improve on at all but a little worse than my Neco V2 which only set me back £69 so still a pretty hard amp to beat in this real budget end of the market of sub £100, the O2 is still a decent little portable amp though but now having one myself I do think like the Fiio it has become overhyped for what it does, high end definately not, good budget definately yes, although I do still think my pimeta DIY has the edge on channel seperation, low impedance drive & clarity, the O2 has clarity but has more sibilance which my ears do not take kindly too.

post #56 of 130

I think people associate "high-end" way more with price than with performance. If something performs good enough to have inaudible flaws, I would consider it high-end.

 

And how is Fiio overhyped? They have the best price-quality ratio out there. Most people can't tell an E9 apart from something much more expensive. If you say you're pairing a K701 with an E9, all hell rains on you. But if you're using something that costed 5x more and uses tube distortion, then suddenly you're an audiophile.

post #57 of 130

Predictably, my EPH-02 sat in my local Post Office for the Xmas/New Year break, arriving in the office this morning.

 

Oliver, I want to commend you on the professional appearance of the EPH-02 : I know that most of the parts were made elsewhere, but the overall impression is of a commercial amplifier, not a DiY project, or at least not one I would have assembled  ;)

 

The amp is smaller than any of the photos would have had me believe - while its wider than any of my other portable amps, its no higher or deeper. Wont be able to listen until I get home tonite, but its good to have a little new-toy joy.

post #58 of 130
Thread Starter 

Many thanks for the positive feedback, guys, I'm glad you like it!

 

If you have time, please feel free to right a short review or even just click 'I Own It' on this EHP-O2 product page:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/epiphany-acoustics-ehp-o2

 

 - it would be much appreciated!

post #59 of 130

How to charge? Plug the AC adaptor in and switch the power to ON?

Got mine already biggrin.gif

cN82_2071.jpg

post #60 of 130
Thread Starter 

Either with the power on or off - it doesn't matter.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sponsor Announcements and Deals
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Sponsor Announcements and Deals › Epiphany Acoustics join Head-Fi with the EHP-O2 portable headphone amp