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post #5776 of 6020
I broke one of the tabs and cursed myself for even bothering with this mod.
post #5777 of 6020

Sorry to repost.  I got a few replies in the other HE-400 thread.  But not too much feedback.  I've spotted some knowlegeable posters around here so I thought I'd try to trouble you one last time.

 

So I've been sucked into the black hole that is head-fi and lurking for a while now though the endless threads and spending countless hours on research.  I think I finally have come to the determination that the he-400 is what I'm seeking; however, I am not totally sure what I need to complete my setup.  

 

I will use music from the MOG at 320 kbps as my source from both my Galaxy Nexus and PC.  On my pc I have onboard sound which I don't think too highly of.  I would like some portability, so I'm considering the e17/e09k combo.  That way I could use the e17 as a dac when at my PC and use it as an amp for my phone.  The dac in my Nexus does not seem half bad for when I go portable (waiting for someone to hopefully figure out that micro usb issue so I can output to a dac).

 

The other detail here is my father has an old NAD receiver I'm not sure what model, but it has a headphone jack and plenty of inputs on the back.  Is it 1) possible and 2) advisable to output SPDIF from PC to the e17/e09k combo using the e17's dac and the e09k as a preamp then using the rca outputs on the back of the e09k to the back of the NAD receiver for some extra juice? I apologize if this has been answered before, but my search found nothing.

 

Or can someone envision a better alternative?  As I said I would like some portability, but with that said I don't need to be walking around town and would stay confined to a desk while I listen.  Thus, I would be happy to lug around a manageable dac & amp for when I go out of town or when I'm working from the office on weekends.  Money is an barrier.  I'm not looking to spend much more than 650 and would like to make my purchase through Amazon so I can get the 12 month financing.  I'm a poor social worker so its a must.  The only other thing I would say is that I'm hoping this envisioned setup would provide some future proofing in that I would be able to drive some other headphones which may be more difficult to drive if I am to expand my collection in the future.  I have the head-fi bug so I'm sure it just a matter of time before I get the itch again.

post #5778 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I broke one of the tabs and cursed myself for even bothering with this mod.

 

Finger dexterity bro, gotta level that up.

post #5779 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I broke one of the tabs and cursed myself for even bothering with this mod.

 

I bought 6 replacements, so if you're interested I can sell you one or two.

post #5780 of 6020
Hmm, possibly. PM me.
post #5781 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Looks very nice indeed. That cable is pure sex.

 

Yeah the little plastic ring is a bit finicky. You really gotta feel for how much it can take before it gives, in order to install/uninstall it with ease. I never have any trouble manipulating them, for instance.

 

My wife walked by when I was reading this, stopped and said " so a hp cable is sexy?" Of course not. These guys are just crazy, now you are a different story. Gotta think quick at my house. very_evil_smiley.gif (hope she doesn't walk back by). redface.gif

 

Oh, and that cable is dead sexy!!

post #5782 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Looks very nice indeed. That cable is pure sex.

 

Yeah the little plastic ring is a bit finicky. You really gotta feel for how much it can take before it gives, in order to install/uninstall it with ease. I never have any trouble manipulating them, for instance.

 

My wife walked by when I was reading this, stopped and said " so a hp cable is sexy?" Of course not. These guys are just crazy, now you are a different story. Gotta think quick at my house. very_evil_smiley.gif (hope she doesn't walk back by). redface.gif

 

Oh, and that cable is dead sexy!!


You are lucky that the response wasn't:

 

" Okay, then you can sleep with that cable tonight. "

post #5783 of 6020

Lol, that's some funny stuff.

post #5784 of 6020
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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

I managed to break one of the 4 small tabs on BOTH of the grill rings while attempting the grill mod. DON'T try to pry them up from the inside edge...redface.gif They still fit, just not perfectly. I contacted head-direct.com and was able to order replacement rings though.

 

Here's the finished product. Looks just like jerg's.

 

 

It's not a huge difference in sound to me, but it's worth doing. It removes a little bit of the muffled/closed quality of the sound.

 

Looks great!  Where did you get your cable sleeving?

post #5785 of 6020
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Originally Posted by ModMax View Post

 

Looks great!  Where did you get your cable sleeving?

 

eBay. The royal/black and denim.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150769374739

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160913822537

post #5786 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

My wife walked by when I was reading this, stopped and said "so a hp cable is sexy?"


I'll bet money that she didn't shorten "headphone" to "hp".

post #5787 of 6020

I have a question regarding the FiiO E17. My laptop has an SPDIF optical port. Should I be using that instead of the USB cable that I'm currently using? Does it matter?

post #5788 of 6020
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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

I have a question regarding the FiiO E17. My laptop has an SPDIF optical port. Should I be using that instead of the USB cable that I'm currently using? Does it matter?

DAC engineers say that USB is capable of better performance.  However, in each case, the particular implementation can vary, so you can only tell for sure by comparing.  (And whatever FiiO recommends would be the way to go.)

post #5789 of 6020

If anyone is interested, I eyeballed a more flat EQ with electri-Q(using headphone.com measurements):

 

 

I'm liking it so far. Seems to clear things up a bit.

 

Here's a link to download if anyone is interested, let me know what you think: http://www.mediafire.com/?69z3ngg9aojxx80


Edited by chewy4 - 12/4/12 at 7:43pm
post #5790 of 6020
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

If anyone is interested, I eyeballed a more flat EQ with electri-Q(using headphone.com measurements):



I'm liking it so far. Seems to clear things up a bit.

Here's a link to download if anyone is interested, let me know what you think: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?qiit1badco3735d

The download is a picture?
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