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Hmmmm, I've got the Droid Maxx, dying, was thinking of either rooting it (a bit difficult, Motorola tries to prevent it) or getting the HTC M8. Will this work with either of these? I suppose I need a mini usb out to bypass the DA and amp of the phone. I also just got the Samsung YPP whatever, the 5 inch version of the Ipod Touch (iPhone without a phone, this a Galaxy phone without a phone). Likely that is not too hard to root if need be, would that be a better solution? this is intriguiging, and exciting. I'm in for the Geek Wave, but I'll have to wait 6 months or so to get it.

The HTC M8 sounds fantastic with a usb org cable out to a dac .  the filo E18 Kundrum is surprisingly good for the low cost compared to the competition which is 4-500 more than it.  the phone picked up the dac right away and you can control tracks from the dac.  the M8 also works good with my Ray Samuels class A Hornet usb dac amp and d42 Mamba by I basso. lots of phones ound great right out of the M8 however because it has a boosted amp built in and a good dac chip.  but the E18 made me start dancing when it was in the loop!!!!

 

Im waiting on my GO.  can't get LH to let me know where i am on the que list.  hope it comes soon.  keep listening.  

ps the M8 is a great phone too, and well organized software wise and a stunning design. very very happy with it.

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The only real issues with the DX90 is that because of the jump in power, I can tell it uses more battery than the DX50. 8.5 hours play time vs 11hours. I will probably buy some extra batteries which is not a big deal. And the other issue is that much like the DX50 before it. There are some bugs that people are reporting on the first batch of players..I haven't encountered any issues so far but it wouldn't surprise me to see some new firmwares that will make the player even better in the upcoming months.

 

Otherwise it has been an investment worth taking for certain. A clear upgrade from all my other daps. For many it will be a clear upgrade from their desktop set up. I should have the GO very soon. Maybe early next week or even today. Will report if I get it.


Edited by Dsnuts - 4/19/14 at 7:46am
post #23988 of 32858
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I can't believe how good the Beyer 1350 sounds, who knew????!!!

i knew!  it was the highest ranked portable headphone on a massive he'd-fi review of about sixty portable cans!  and at a bargain price!

and super well made!  but the clamping action is very tight, and i can't wear it for very long without feeling really head squeezed.

tight fit good for out in the field sound isolation and such, but for casual listening it is overkill and uncomfortable.  but sound quality

shows great engineering and planning for flat monitor sound.  good to have available. enjoy.

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Nexus 5 + Cyanogen + Geek Out doesn't work :(

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Nexus 5 + Cyanogen + Geek Out doesn't work :(


Did you use OTG with external power supply?

post #23991 of 32858
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Did you use OTG with external power supply?

Yes. It turns on the Geek Out, but it fails to initialize it in normal audio or in UAPP. My Aune T1 works fine when connected..

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Hello everyone, I haven't been on this site in forever! Not since the JVC fx40 was the topic of this thread lol anyway has anyone found anything better than the fx40 for under $30??
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Check out these phones on this thread.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/703651/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

I can't believe how good the Beyer 1350 sounds, who knew????!!!
i knew!  it was the highest ranked portable headphone on a massive he'd-fi review of about sixty portable cans!  and at a bargain price!
and super well made!  but the clamping action is very tight, and i can't wear it for very long without feeling really head squeezed.
tight fit good for out in the field sound isolation and such, but for casual listening it is overkill and uncomfortable.  but sound quality
shows great engineering and planning for flat monitor sound.  good to have available. enjoy.

Interesting, compatibility of components is a known phenomenon. I didn't like the 1350, using pretty decent playback (Fiio X3 into ALO National, I think I still had the HiSound Studio V at the time, didn't sound coherent even though details retrieval was superlative. The "jump" factor wasn't there, things didn't hang together. Somehow what I was using wasn't a great match, the DO drives it, grips it and makes it dance (still find Senn Amperior more fun, though).
post #23995 of 32858
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Check out these phones on this thread.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/703651/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread
Wow, seems like nothing but good reviews. You've convinced me to buy JVC XX HA 40's, and now these lol thanks
post #23996 of 32858
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Check out these phones on this thread.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/703651/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread
Wow, seems like nothing but good reviews. You've convinced me to buy JVC XX HA 40's, and now these lol thanks
I would look into the Ostry KC06 as well!
post #23997 of 32858
OK after some more listening the AIAIAI Pipe/iPipe is not quite the same as the Momentum on ear but they are close. The Pipe is what I would call a bass/midrange centric IEM. With a rolled off treble that is very similar to the MOE. This means the treble lacks extension but has a similar peak in the lower treble like the MOE. It's stronger midrange makes it a bit more intimate sounding than the MOE and reveals a smidge more detail or at least give the illusion of more detail. Both can be listened to for hours without any fatigue. But the slightly heavier bass impact of the Pipe make it slightly less able to be as loud without fatigue starting to set in for some genres.

Speaking of genres both the MOE an Pipe work best with rock and country genres, followed by jazz and Celtic/folk and are weakest with Classical where you want more detail and air. But I do find they both will do Classical justice for casual listening which happens more often than not when I am using portable gear.
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Dogwalk discovery time (though, I have to confess, the wife did the dogwalk today)wink_face.gif

Some nice, almost straight ahead jazz, great trumpeter/bandleader/composer, for your listening pleasure...



(just a knockout track, thourh GO/Beyer 1350)
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plpl/rock-hard-canadian-maple-headphones

 

Kickstarter has these maple headphones Made in Canada. $225 CAD for early bird "original" version (63/100 left as of this writing). They show the FR curve somewhere in the bottom. RCA audio cables connect to the ear cups which I haven't seen before (in my limited knowledge).

 

There's also a "skate" version where you won't know the color until you open the box (made from recycled skateboards). And a "custom" version where you provide your own skateboard.

 

Anyone have an opinion on these?

 

Hearing the impressions on Geek Out got me browsing through kickstarter again trying to find early birds for audio stuff. It's just hard to front the money on 1st production runs...especially high-priced items.

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It's a gamble, imo. Not familiar with the company, maybe someone else is. Crowdfunding is by its nature a risk... Your giving your money for a product that doesn't actually exist yet, financing a new venture. The pay off is that if it works out you get the product at what should be a significant discount. Many wood earphones have gotten good reviews, could be they'll be a steal, even at the not insignificant offering price. Geek Out was a risk, they didn't get product out at the promised time. What they had going for them is that they already made one of the best DA converters out there.
Thinksound makes a very well regarded wooden earphone at about the same price... Haven't heard it, but many in whose ears I trust love it (have one on order, haven't gotten it yet). Seems like a safer buy, but that's the nature of a gamble, maybe the payoff will be amazing, no way to know for sure.
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