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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

it's  discovery thread, so I may as well put it here:

 

http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/products/smartphones/idol_xplus.html#.Uu0PFmfxuUk

 

 

it's a Chinese smartphone with ES9018 DAC and Maxim9720 headphone amplifier (whatever the heck it is)

 

I'm getting the phone anyways (for 350$ it's hard to resist) but do any pf you guys know what this amplifier is?


http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX9720-MAX9720B.pdf

post #20927 of 27238
OK, did a quick A-B W40 (out of box) vs W4...there is definitely a family resemblance, but W40 is definitely an upgrade. Wider soundstage, more open, that is, the stage has the feel of empty space between instruments, more than W4, detail better, the "lifting of the proverbial veil" that I didn't realize was there until I compared the W4 to the 40. Neither is a bass monster, but both go really low (no bass emphasis I can hear). Both detail well, W40>W4.
That's it for now, go for the dog walk/random iPod play walk...
post #20928 of 27238
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I saw that but I couldn't really find output impedance data. I'm not very technical, so...

post #20929 of 27238
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, did a quick A-B W40 (out of box) vs W4...there is definitely a family resemblance, but W40 is definitely an upgrade. Wider soundstage, more open, that is, the stage has the feel of empty space between instruments, more than W4, detail better, the "lifting of the proverbial veil" that I didn't realize was there until I compared the W4 to the 40. Neither is a bass monster, but both go really low (no bass emphasis I can hear). Both detail well, W40>W4.
That's it for now, go for the dog walk/random iPod play walk...

Thought they were the same! Hmm, guess they did make some sonic improvements

post #20930 of 27238
Might as well add the vivo Xplay 3s, if we're discussing HQ phones
post #20931 of 27238
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Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

DannyBai I was curious about how is Piston compare to NE700X and asked this question in this thread a while ago so from your impression can I just say that they are similar in term of sq?
I'll try a proper a/b later today.
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OK, know everyone is waiting with baited breath for me to get back...went out listening to the Shure 1540, planning on changing to the AT ANC-70 at some point, listen to the new arrival, but, couldn't do it, couldn't take them off (probably a safety issue walking with the Shures, makes me want to close my eyes and listen, definitely not recommended crossing the street, but hey, sweet sounding cans. Growing on me as I listen more, at first I thought the highs were missing in action, now I'm starting to be more aware of them, smooth but detailed. Anyway, 1st up, a song, not about football, but does reference it in a small way, and I really like this, here goes


Modern and retro at the same time, fun


Great big band, under appreciated...Play the Blues, boys


OK, this isn't the Alex Mcmurray track I heard, can't find it on Youtube, so I posted this one...something about his singing and songs that tugs at my heart


Again, not the track by The Bad Plus that actually played, but they straddle the jazz/rock worlds (at least in fans), and are best known for their covers (don't do so many of these anymore, still great to listen to/see)


OK, could go on, enough for now...
post #20933 of 27238
No, they don't sound the same to these ears, definitely can hear the family resemblance, but W40 does take W4 up a notch, from my early listening. I was a bit surprised to hear such a difference right away.
Edited by doctorjazz - 2/1/14 at 10:03am
post #20934 of 27238
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, did a quick A-B W40 (out of box) vs W4...there is definitely a family resemblance, but W40 is definitely an upgrade. Wider soundstage, more open, that is, the stage has the feel of empty space between instruments, more than W4, detail better, the "lifting of the proverbial veil" that I didn't realize was there until I compared the W4 to the 40. Neither is a bass monster, but both go really low (no bass emphasis I can hear). Both detail well, W40>W4.
That's it for now, go for the dog walk/random iPod play walk...


That's nice that they improved on the SQ. I thought the SQ may be the same as old ones, only cosmetic changes.

post #20935 of 27238
Been quiet here for 4 hours, must be you all have lives...OK, wasn't going to post more music (yeah, heard that before), but, I've never seen any jug band music posted (maybe with good reason), but, here comes some at ya
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and one from the 20's, covered but never beaten...


(not HiFi, but lots of soul, in the generic meaning...)
Edited by doctorjazz - 2/1/14 at 3:40pm
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Small comparo of the NE700X and Pistons.  

 

NE700's have a little more mid-bass and Pistons have a little more sub-bass.  The differences are small.  Bass sounds better on the Pistons.  Vocals are slightly more forward on the 700's but sounds smoother on the Pistons.  Treble sounds smoother on the Pistons as well.  These actually sound real close to one another and the differences are small.  The Pistons have bigger stage.  I am preferring the Pistons as I a/b these but both are too close to call.  

post #20938 of 27238
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Small comparo of the NE700X and Pistons.  

 

NE700's have a little more mid-bass and Pistons have a little more sub-bass.  The differences are small.  Bass sounds better on the Pistons.  Vocals are slightly more forward on the 700's but sounds smoother on the Pistons.  Treble sounds smoother on the Pistons as well.  These actually sound real close to one another and the differences are small.  The Pistons have bigger stage.  I am preferring the Pistons as I a/b these but both are too close to call.  

^ Oh WOW!!! They sound THAT similar??? :blink:!!!

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^ Oh WOW!!! They sound THAT similar??? :blink:!!!

I think it does and I believe Ds thinks so too but he'll have to chime in since I could be wrong.  

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

I think it does and I believe Ds thinks so too but he'll have to chime in since I could be wrong.  


Hmmm this is certainly an interesting development. Wouldn't it be trippy if they were made/ tuned by the same OEM but these Pistons uses that SUPER DUPER rare material (take that with a grain of salt) whiles those Nuforces has that titanium driver coating or something along those lines. LoL :triportsad: 

 

edit: Oh forgot to ask, is the metal housing the same size for both iems???


Edited by sfwalcer - 2/1/14 at 6:43pm
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