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post #11296 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Belkin Splitter..I have one on my burn in station. I can burn in 5 phones at once or do abcdeing.

 

  My Audinst MX2 has 2 headphones out. It is my A/Bing dac amp of choice but the belkin comes in handy for guys juggling phones.

LOL! conect five of those splitters to another and you'll be doing the whole alphabet

post #11297 of 32897
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

Awesome Ds! I suppose the Belkin Splitter doesn't degrade the SQ at all (or very much), so it looks like it would do the trick nicely.

 

Btw, I just threw on my AD900X's for some trance (been a little while - using them mainly for TV/movies). And you know what? I still love them. I do wish that they had a detachable cable (so that I could put a shorter one on), but that really is about my only niggle I have about them. The SQ is sure lovely. Are yours getting any love now that those big bad X1's have shown up?


Ya love my AD900X. It has the widest stage and I keep them around for female vocals and rock and if your a FPS addict like me. They are simply the best for competitive play..The X1 is more cinematic...Still my most comfortable phones too. The velours on the X1 can get kinda scratchy but the cloth pads on the AD900X are like pillows.

 

The belkin while it doesn't degrade the quality of your source, depending on how many phones you got connected will lower in volume so it will take a stout source to drive 5 phones at once but I have done it on many occasions. They only cost like $11 bucks.

post #11298 of 32897

this is another option for around $20 I think still.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659603/introduction-about-hs2-headphone-signal-switcher

Cheap. New. Is passive so apparently can be used reverse with multiple cans rather than multiple sources. This way also it is switchable so won't toy around with the can/amp interaction as far as impedances/resistances whatever I forget at the moment too tired.

I do know that having a pile hooked up all at once  will probably drop their resistance /impedances down and might screw with the sound. I dunno.  Just a vague memory of hearing about several cans being chained together for studio use and that their individual ohms dropped when this was done.. Please correct me whenever.bigsmile_face.gif

 

there was a nice review posted in this very thread here way back by Jakkal ( man this thread moves FAST )

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-philips-fidelio-s2-shockingly-amazing-pg-724-zero-audio-carbo-basso-pg-601/9675#post_9435100


Edited by nick n - 6/25/13 at 5:18pm
post #11299 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

LOL! conect five of those splitters to another and you'll be doing the whole alphabet

 

Belkin rock star 5-way splitter now in the house! Man, I should have gotten something like this a long time ago. Not only is it awesome for abcde'ing, but I must admit that I like to switch headphones often (can anyone say ADHD lol?), and I can tell that this gizmo and me are going to get along well smile.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ya love my AD900X. It has the widest stage and I keep them around for female vocals and rock and if your a FPS addict like me. They are simply the best for competitive play..The X1 is more cinematic...Still my most comfortable phones too. The velours on the X1 can get kinda scratchy but the cloth pads on the AD900X are like pillows.

 

Happy to hear the AD900X love is still strong!

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

The belkin while it doesn't degrade the quality of your source, depending on how many phones you got connected will lower in volume so it will take a stout source to drive 5 phones at once but I have done it on many occasions. They only cost like $11 bucks.

 

My E12 seems to be handling it nicely. $11? I wish. Not at a brick and mortar store in Canada eh frown.gif! It cost $25 + taxes at Future Shop. A little hard to swallow when I agonize over getting important things like iem's for that price lol. But it's worth it I can see. I could have gotten it off of amazon.ca for about $10 less. But this became something that I needed it NOW!

 

Oh yeah, there was a ReTrak 2way splitter there for $15. But I can see the 5 way will come in handy.

 

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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

this is another option for around $20 I think still.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659603/introduction-about-hs2-headphone-signal-switcher

Cheap. New. Is passive so apparently can be used reverse with multiple cans rather than multiple sources. This way also it is switchable so won't toy around with the can/amp interaction as far as impedances/resistances whatever I forget at the moment too tired.

 

Nickster! Right - that's the switcher that I had read about before from Fiio, and right, for only $20. Thanks! 

post #11300 of 32897

What tips are best for cks77x and basso's?

post #11301 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Well I did ask Amazon for next day delivery.

I was still pretty amazed at the Tenso turnaround.


next day delivery? as in prime?

 

damn 4 days is pretty good.

 

so my list is:

  • carbo basso
  • fidelio s2
  • re-400
  • cks1000 (or some other ATH)
  • TDK BA200
  • TDK ie200
  • phonak 122

 

it's kinda hard to whittle that down for somebody else... I'm leaning towards the carbo basso, provided the sound and build is at least as good as anything else on that list. The downside is if anything happens to them, my brother's not going to be able to deal with customer service from school and he's too far from me next year to take care of it for him.

 

also has anyone purchased through here: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jism/item/4930393700118-35-20220-n/

 

they seem to work straight through tenso. I'm not sure what the amazon process is.

post #11302 of 32897
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post


next day delivery? as in prime?

 

damn 4 days is pretty good.

 

so my list is:

  • carbo basso
  • fidelio s2
  • re-400
  • cks1000 (or some other ATH)
  • TDK BA200
  • TDK ie200
  • phonak 122

 

it's kinda hard to whittle that down for somebody else... I'm leaning towards the carbo basso, provided the sound and build is at least as good as anything else on that list. The downside is if anything happens to them, my brother's not going to be able to deal with customer service from school and he's too far from me next year to take care of it for him.

 

also has anyone purchased through here: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jism/item/4930393700118-35-20220-n/

 

they seem to work straight through tenso. I'm not sure what the amazon process is.

 

 

I have four of the seven on your list (the RE-400 being newest acquirement). First let me just say that the RE-400 is just stunning on horns and piano (with just the right amount of bass - not a basshead earphone by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not lacking either). I've settled on Monster hybrid foam tips on these, which gives it an extra bass boost, but will try the Phonak tips shortly.

 

So from the list here is where I rank in sound quality

 

This is so tough because it's virtually a tie for different reasons (and both have totally different sound signatures), but :

1. RE-400 (these titanium-coated drivers have an edge in clarity and transparency, even before a good burn-in).

2. CKS-1000 (beautiful solid bass that's just hitting basehead, wonderful out-of-head sound experience and nice detail in sound all over, just lacking a bit of clarity that the RE-400 possesses).

3. BA200 (the most analog and dynamic sounding dual-earphone I've ever heard. Beautiful warm sound with just the right amount of bass with a deep seal).

4. IE800 (I'm making of assumption this is what you meant...a bit more bass than the BA200 and great instrument separation, but the BA200 still has a more dynamic sound than this IEM).

 

And yes, not on your list, but the H-200 beats them all in my opinion.

post #11303 of 32897
Thanks for the input. Right now I'm considering in this order:
Re-400
Carbo basso
Tdk ba200
S2
Cks1000

I don't know much about the h-200, and can't find where it's for sale by google. Else I'd add it to the list. I'm going to try and discreetly ask him whether he wants neutral or bassy colored headphones.
post #11304 of 32897

Loving my Carbo Bassos but I want a pair of super comfortable circumaural closed headphones for dance, trance, dubstep, pop etc. that aren't just all bass and nothing else for my big head / ears / glasses. Under 100GBP would be nice. Any ideas?

post #11305 of 32897
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

I'm getting tired of swapping iem's/headphones in my amp when ab'ing them. I know that there are good and inexpensive gizmos out there that would allow you to have multiple headphones plugged into it at once (with the gizmo plugged into the amp).

Anyone have any gizmo recommendations?

Fiio HS2. $20. You can use it to swap between sources or headphones. It's amazing. Build quality is fantastic.

I love mine. Makes A/B so much easier. Think about picking up a second one. It's well worth double the price.

There is a thread that explains how to order. You have to send them a paypal payment then a separate email. It was painless.
post #11306 of 32897
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

this is another option for around $20 I think still.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659603/introduction-about-hs2-headphone-signal-switcher

Cheap. New. Is passive so apparently can be used reverse with multiple cans rather than multiple sources. This way also it is switchable so won't toy around with the can/amp interaction as far as impedances/resistances whatever I forget at the moment too tired.

I do know that having a pile hooked up all at once  will probably drop their resistance /impedances down and might screw with the sound. I dunno.  Just a vague memory of hearing about several cans being chained together for studio use and that their individual ohms dropped when this was done.. Please correct me whenever.bigsmile_face.gif

 

there was a nice review posted in this very thread here way back by Jakkal ( man this thread moves FAST )

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-philips-fidelio-s2-shockingly-amazing-pg-724-zero-audio-carbo-basso-pg-601/9675#post_9435100

 
Damn it nick you suck, don't even need one of these but now i want one!!! BOOO!!! beerchug.gif

 

So is it $20 shipped or do you have to pay extra for shipping???

post #11307 of 32897
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Damn it nick you suck, don't even need one of these but now i want one!!! BOOO!!! beerchug.gif

 

So is it $20 shipped or do you have to pay extra for shipping???


shipped it seems.

 

Sorry SF just trying to help you save some $ by spending some $. That's how it works 'round these parts.

 

Might still be up on their Facebook as was posted in this link, anyhow here's the relevant post it might still be on offer.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659603/introduction-about-hs2-headphone-signal-switcher/15#post_9407762

post #11308 of 32897
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post


shipped it seems.

 

Sorry SF just trying to help you save some $ by spending some $. That's how it works 'round these parts.

 

Might still be up on their Facebook as was posted in this link, anyhow here's the relevant post it might still be on offer.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659603/introduction-about-hs2-headphone-signal-switcher/15#post_9407762


Welp appreciate all the help that's for sure. angry_face.gif

 

Man if only this lil' thing has a built in amp. hoho SWEETNESS!!!

post #11309 of 32897
It's a perfect, compact pass-through. Built like a mini tank. I'm glad that James decided to release it to the Head-Fi community.

You should get one. Do it. You know you want to. *Uses peer pressure jedi power*
post #11310 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

It's a perfect, compact pass-through. Built like a mini tank. I'm glad that James decided to release it to the Head-Fi community.

You should get one. Do it. You know you want to. *Uses peer pressure jedi power*


haha looks like i got no choice. I wonder if they can put like a dac/amp in there that you can turn on/off when you wish. That would be a crazy sweet feature.

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