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post #5101 of 27055

yep, this are DS thoughts

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Xb90EX=

700

MH1C=

700

FXD80=

700

 

 

post #5102 of 27055
Thread Starter 

Well let me explain. The XB90EX is similar to the other extra bass headphones Sony has. Perhaps tuned in a similar manor but for in ears the drivers are massive. 16mm. Kinda like the XB1000 with a massive 70mm driver. So in comparison. Ya these are for bass guys but the way Sony tunes them the highs are a bit rolled off and the emphasis is in the very full mids and low los. I remember Danny mentioning how he preferred the tuning on the XB90EX over the XB1000. The sub bass is king on these things. Very nice sound stage and one of the deepest.  These take to more power very well. I highly recommend trying out a small amp or the Ele dac with these.

 

The MH1s as you guys know are very well tuned set of earphone as are the XZ700..A well rounded sound from Sony with smooth highs some might see as a bit reserved, full mid section, some emphasis for the bass region again similar to the tuning on the XZ700. I suppose you have to own one to understand the parallels. But I would equate the tuning on this XZ700 to be very similar to the MH1s. And even the new MDR-1R share some similarities. Perhaps a higher end MH1C tuning. I got a message from Sead about how these also take to more power. A small amp makes this sing. Ele dac completely recommended.

 

Then there is the FXD80. I gave it some careful thought. It does have a higher end tuning for the JVC camp and while the sound is not for everyone. I can equate the tuning on them with something like a Denon D2000..The clear extended highs very smooth mids and clean impeccable imagery and a great sense of space. The bass end also is of a similar tune with very nice sub bass.. Of course the sound stage on the D2000 is amazing for a closed can but while the FXD80 does not have a wide a stage. It does give off a nice sense of space for in ears. Perhaps one of the better earphones for a 3D like imagery for your tunes. These earphones are for guys that are willing to use them. You can't just sample these. You have to own them and use them to completely appreciate the sound.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/26/12 at 10:01am
post #5103 of 27055
Got a quick test on sony mh1c today, nice bass, but lacking sub-bass compared to philips she9700. The great news was mh1c produced more pumping mid-bass, i could hear the bass from bass drum pedal much more. Nice iem still. smily_headphones1.gif

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post #5104 of 27055

Ordered mine on Nov. 3, it came Friday, Nov. 23.

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Ya me too. Here is the deal with that Hifimidey Sabre dac..It is the case of buying from CHINA and a vendor that could care less when you get it. I ordered that DAC on the same date I ordered the ELE dac and I have no idea where it is. Their tracking is broken so it says it was shipped out from  Swiss post? That is what it says on the tracking. On the product page it says.

 

Item location: Shanghai China. Lol. I have no idea when I am gonna get it. No idea.

 

Ok it says delivery estimate November 29th- December 17th. I ordered it on the 7th. Lol. They must have shipped it on one of these.

700 So when ordering one of these you gotta consider the 1 MONTH shipping time. Jeebuz!

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well let me explain. The XB90EX is similar to the other extra bass headphones Sony has. Perhaps tuned in a similar manor but for in ears the drivers are massive. 16mm. Kinda like the XB1000 with a massive 70mm driver. So in comparison. Ya these are for bass guys but the way Sony tunes them the highs are a bit rolled off and the emphasis is in the very full mids and low los. I remember Danny mentioning how he preferred the tuning on the XB90EX over the XB1000. The sub bass is king on these things. Very nice sound stage and one of the deepest.  These take to more power very well. I highly recommend trying out a small amp or the Ele dac with these.

 

 

 

 

I just tried me fiio e6 hooked to the clip + and yes, they sound more energetic and "fast" (for the lack of better term) with them. even at the same loudness level, xb90ex with E6 have more control compared clip+ Headphone out...

post #5106 of 27055
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Originally Posted by kong View Post

Quick questions:

Does the ELE DAC come with a USB cable? If not, which kind of cable should I use?

Can I just use my printer's A-B cable? Does the cable length has anything to do with the sound quality?

Thanks!


You can use your printer's cable for anything that fits with the ends of your printer cable.  Cable length does matter.  If your cable is 2 meters (6.6 ft.) long or shorter, you should not have any problems with signal degradation/electrical current loss.  With a USB DAC that does not draw much current from the USB port (which should be the case here), even a much longer cable (>2 meters) would work.


Edited by Alberto01 - 11/26/12 at 11:50am
post #5107 of 27055
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by killerweed View Post

Ordered mine on Nov. 3, it came Friday, Nov. 23.


The Ele dac I got in a 2 weeks or so I am still waiting on the Hifimidey Sabre dac. How you liking your Ele dac by the way.

post #5108 of 27055
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

/ I can equate the tuning on them with something like a Denon D2000..

 

Have you listened to bassgasm on the FXD80 yet?

post #5109 of 27055
Thread Starter 

Ya I am checking it out now. Lol

post #5110 of 27055
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Ya I am checking it out now. Lol

 

 

don't do it with th XB90EX - I tried and my brains fell out :|

post #5111 of 27055
Thanks for all the help. I think I'm leaning towards the Sony XB90EX. I hate amps sohopefully my iTouch and HTC phone are enough to drive them. I did some research and it seems that accessorieJack is the cheapest place to get them. Does anyone have any experience with them? I will not buy anything in bulk packages out of China or Hong Kong for fear of knockoffs.
post #5112 of 27055
Also curious about the final audio adagio III. Anybody have any experience with those phones? How those the sound/built quality compare to the Sonys.
post #5113 of 27055

Hey I was just wondering for those who currently have the CKM500.

How does it compare to the MH1C?
They sound like they may have similar sound signatures.

post #5114 of 27055
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Also curious about the final audio adagio III. Anybody have any experience with those phones? How those the sound/built quality compare to the Sonys.

The Adagio IIIs have a very powerful full sound to them. They share some similarities to the CKS77 solid bass earphones in that they have a really upfront sound perhaps a bit more aggressive and just a wide stage. The bass end is also has much power and is only 2nd to the XB90EX in sub bass..These have even a wider stage than the XB90 but not as deep..I like em as well but I don't consider them an upgrade to the XB90s. I bought my Sony MDR-1Rs from Accessory Jack. They are based out of HongKong but I have never had any issues with them as they only sell legit merchandise. I know many a guys that buy from them as they have some of the best prices for legit stuff. Shipping takes around 2-3 weeks but is well worth it for reasonable shipping rates they charge. My silver MDR-1R was sold on AJ for $50 less than even the Sony store. So I was happy with what I got.

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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Hey I was just wondering for those who currently have the CKM500.

How does it compare to the MH1C?
They sound like they may have similar sound signatures.

More deeper sound. Richer sounding highs and mids vs the MH1s and wider stage too. Similar sound signature but tuned differently. The real upgrade to the MH1s is the XBA-3. The CKM500 I would consider more of a side grade and based on preference an upgrade.

post #5115 of 27055

Thanks Dsnuts, much appreciated. You made my decision easier.

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