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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


I see that you still have your HD600s, couldn't go through with selling it? biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I can't believe I'm doing this but...

 

Like the title says, I'm thinking of letting my full sized HP combo go. I recently acquired a set of iems that do better justice to my favorite Justin Bieber songs (that, and iems are more convenient at this point in my life), so my HD600 and Asgard are sitting on my desk more as decoration.

 

I'm really in no rush to sell, but I might let it go for a reasonable offer. Both are nearly spotless.

 

Since it's my only headphone, I can send the omega style headphone along too for free.

 

I can send pictures on request.

 

Ah, who am I kidding? 

 
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It's the equivalent of the ODAC. Almost everyone who has owned both can hear no difference between the two.

 

Yep, it's that good. It destroys the ELE is every way possible.

 

Do you have any info on how it compares to the Schitt Modi?

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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

 

Do you have any info on how it compares to the Schitt Modi?

 

That, I don't.

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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

Do you have any info on how it compares to the Schitt Modi?
Most people who have both the Modi and ODAC seem to agree that they sound pretty much the same, so if the Sabre is indeed as good as the ODAC as eke2k6 says, then it should be similar to Modi as well.

EDIT: well the Modi+Magni stack seems to sound the same as ODAC+O2 combo
Edited by blueangel2323 - 7/9/13 at 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post


Most people who have both the Modi and ODAC seem to agree that they sound pretty much the same, so if the Sabre is indeed as good as the ODAC as eke2k6 says, then it should be similar to Modi as well.

EDIT: well the Modi+Magni stack seems to sound the same as ODAC+O2 combo

 

That makes sense... So if you need only a DAC to go with an existing amp (my situation:), the cheap little Hifimediy Sabre DAC would seem to be a very good buy.

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

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Internally, I'm at odds with selling/not selling constantly. I still prefer the DT880s so I don't use them enough to justify the 200+ I'd get from selling but when I do use them, I don't want to sell them. lol Add to the fact that I'm not in a hurry for money, thus they'll probably be a permanent fixture. I would probably trade/sell towards a set of T90s tho. biggrin.gif
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I ordered a pair of these today...

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/pcx-95

 

Released on 6/27/13 and not listed on Senn USA yet but available through the magic of Best Buy online(not in the stores for a while). Anyway, good for those active pursuits and pretty convenient in general since there is no cable tangling and they are easy to wear on the neck when not in use/taking a break. Seems to be the 32 Ohm 115 Sens. driver they also use in their higher priced phones like the CX870/880/895i but $70 instead of double that.

 

The Senns usually benefit from tip change and these have filters Senn call diaphragm guards that can be swapped out and even modded a bit. I did this with the CX870 and CX985. They were nearly identical sounding early on with the same filters. Burn in did prove the 985 had a bit more extension and better mids as they tweaked it a bit or maybe just used a better cable. So, the driver is good as the CX985 is as good as the XBA40, IMO(though different strengths and signature). The 870 with 985 filters was ~90% of that so I'm hoping I can get a high mid-tier sound out of a $69.99 street style active phone.

 

  A nice draw for me is that Senn can do soundstage like in the IE series and these have "angled acoustic piping for sound image projection" and enlarged housings. Phones like the CX870 and 985 have big stages but smaller housings and a more up front sound so if they deliver on the "amazing depth and extension" they will be big and immersive like AT gets out of their dual chamber phones. 

 

I'll see how they turn out and start a thread on the two Senn active phones I have, these and the PMX680. The PMX680 have long ago proven themselves to me with a big stage, great bass, and a fun sound that is ideal for motivation during running etc. I hope to have both my active earbud and in-ears covered for a long while :)


Edited by jant71 - 7/9/13 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

I'll see how they turn out and start a thread on the two Senn active phones I have, these and the PMX680. The PMX680 have long ago proven themselves to me with a big stage, great bass, and a fun sound that is ideal for motivation during running etc. I hope to have both my active earbud and in-ears covered for a long while :)

 

Your post prompted me to pull out my PMX680's! They have been woefully underutilized ever since I discovered head-fi, dsnuts and gang lol.

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

Your post prompted me to pull out my PMX680's! They have been woefully underutilized ever since I discovered head-fi, dsnuts and gang lol.

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They didn't click for me till I took the yellow silicone rings off and put thinner foams on. A bit boomy/too thick and resolution is lost. I like that they try to seal out sweat but the rings hurt the sound. Great match with iriver players and the Rocoo P where the bass was totally high end/jaw dropping good. The longest running member of my stable as it has its purposes(non-isolating, exercise, waterproof rainy day use) and they get the job done. Also much better when ditching the bulky stock extension for an AT one.

 

No reason the discovery thread can't have some German flavor smile.gif!


Edited by jant71 - 7/9/13 at 5:02pm
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Bassos are coming in... Time to see what the hubbabaloo is all about these.
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Dsnuts, time for you to check out the RE400?  :D

 

Originally Posted by Nulliverse View Post


Sorry for the delay. My iMod died, and I'm awaiting the tools to repair it.

From what I've experienced so far, I'd keep the RE-400 over the S2. The hifimans isolate much better, are more comfortable, and are only slightly behind the philips sonically. The S2s extend better at both ends, with a wider soundstage, but are more fatiguing, and less dynamic. RE-400 is very easy on the ear - perhaps too much for some - but has much better depth / layering. Both are kinda neutral, with the S2s having more treble / sub-bass emphasis, and the RE-400s favouring midrange.

For ergonomics and usability, the RE-400 win hands down.

Will comment more when I've salvaged my dap!

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I agree with Nulliverse. I have the S1, and they are sonically (soundstage, extension) superior to the RE-400. But the Hifimans are better in confort, isolation, usability, and build. But I would personaly keep the S1, which bests for me the Gr07 and FXZ100.

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Originally Posted by Sokolnitz View Post

I agree with Nulliverse. I have the S1, and they are sonically (soundstage, extension) superior to the RE-400. But the Hifimans are better in confort, isolation, usability, and build. But I would personaly keep the S1, which bests for me the Gr07 and FXZ100.


Hmmm. While I do agree about the isolation(the S2s are semi-open so I kinda expected this), I find the usability to be about equal, and the comfort a rather small price to pay for S2s sound, which I quite enjoy

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Hmmm. While I do agree about the isolation(the S2s are semi-open so I kinda expected this), I find the usability to be about equal, and the comfort a rather small price to pay for S2s sound, which I quite enjoy

I'll guess I'm lucky since I found my s2 to be very comfortable (using them with Sony hybrid tips). No need for me to consider the RE-400 at the moment.

Edit: RE-400 of course:)
Edited by peter123 - 7/10/13 at 7:13am
post #11790 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


Hmmm. While I do agree about the isolation(the S2s are semi-open so I kinda expected this), I find the usability to be about equal, and the comfort a rather small price to pay for S2s sound, which I quite enjoy

Same sentiment here with my S2. And for those who have no issues with the CKS90/1000 dish shape body, there should not be any worries with the fitting of the Philips IMO. This is the most neutral phone I own and contrary to believe, I don't find it boring but really enjoyable but again YMMV.
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