or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › The discovery thread.! New NiceHCK DZ7 1DD+6 BA iem impression by ericp10. Page 2153
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The discovery thread.! New NiceHCK DZ7 1DD+6 BA iem impression by ericp10. Page 2153 - Page 1713

post #25681 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Amps make a clear difference especially very capable ones. I use my 2Stepdance and most recently my ICAN. Both have thrown SQ into overdrive for me and now I want a portable one that I can lug around either with my X3 or DX90..

I used to own the E11 and that was actually very capable for being a cheaper amp. I am looking forward to the E11K,.


Will a cheaper amp make any diference for dx90 though?
post #25682 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

Will a cheaper amp make any diference for dx90 though?

Not sure of other cheaper HP amps as I dont have any in my possession nor dx90, so cant comment about them either....but E11 is an bang for the buck gear that will do the justice,imo.......
post #25683 of 32903

Hi guys,

Which of the findings discussed in this thread recently would you recommend to a lover of forward sound, slightly on the bright side, detailed and transparent enough, but also with a decent bass for rhytmic music (but not overpowering), with energetic guitars and lively vocals, up to the point of beint "screamy"?

The major point is forward, "in-your-face" sound and intimate soundstage, with a feeling of being "on-the-stage" with musicians.

Zero Audio, Ostry KC06, Heaven V, maybe JVC FXT90?

post #25684 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3stun View Post
 

Hi guys,

Which of the findings discussed in this thread recently would you recommend to a lover of forward sound, slightly on the bright side, detailed and transparent enough, but also with a decent bass for rhytmic music (but not overpowering), with energetic guitars and lively vocals, up to the point of beint "screamy"?

The major point is forward, "in-your-face" sound and intimate soundstage, with a feeling of being "on-the-stage" with musicians.

Zero Audio, Ostry KC06, Heaven V, maybe JVC FXT90?

Hmm, out of that list I would say the FXT90 and KC06 are both balanced agressively. Not really Zero Audio Tenore if that's what you mean. Or do you mean like Doppios & Singolos as well?

I don't know much about those two or the Heaven V. Someone else will probably chime in.

post #25685 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ap616 View Post
 

Hmm, out of that list I would say the FXT90 and KC06 are both balanced agressively. Not really Zero Audio Tenore if that's what you mean. Or do you mean like Doppios & Singolos as well?

I don't know much about those two or the Heaven V. Someone else will probably chime in.

Thanks for your input, yes I mean all Zero Audio line, not just Tenore.

Maybe Fostex 05 as well. Any other alternatives priced under $150 (used or new) are welcome.

post #25686 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post


Not sure of other cheaper HP amps as I dont have any in my possession nor dx90, so cant comment about them either....but E11 is an bang for the buck gear that will do the justice,imo.......

the Filo MONT BLANC E12 sounds good with the dx90 with headphones that need an extra boost to control the bass!

however better amps like the Ray Samuels Emmeline sound even better with the dx90.  it responds to the quality

you put in and out of it...

post #25687 of 32903
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post


Will a cheaper amp make any diference for dx90 though?


I hooked up the E11 to my X3 and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a much more powerful, wider sounding X3. Fiio makes some great gear for not much money. The aspect I really like about amps in general is that they change up the way your stock DAP sounds giving you a completely different flavor of sound and ability..Usually larger, deeper stage, better separation, higher end sound and the ability to feed your cans and iems to the fullest. I have no doubts the E11K will be a nice addition to any dap..

 

Even them Topping NX1s which sell for less than $40 on ebay make a sound difference..Both the X3 and the DX90 have capable amp section specially my DX90 but it is nice to change up the sound and add some juice in the power department. Out of my ICAN it sounds world class is the best way to put it.

post #25688 of 32903
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3stun View Post
 

Hi guys,

Which of the findings discussed in this thread recently would you recommend to a lover of forward sound, slightly on the bright side, detailed and transparent enough, but also with a decent bass for rhytmic music (but not overpowering), with energetic guitars and lively vocals, up to the point of beint "screamy"?

The major point is forward, "in-your-face" sound and intimate soundstage, with a feeling of being "on-the-stage" with musicians.

Zero Audio, Ostry KC06, Heaven V, maybe JVC FXT90?


Try out a ATH-CKR-9. Will be worth your cash. Skip A,B,C go straight to Z.

post #25689 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 


Try out a ATH-CKR-9. Will be worth your cash. Skip A,B,C go straight to Z.

Thanks! Seems like an interesting iem to try out.

You make my wallet cry, though.

Besides, I've got narrow ear channels, not sure if they would fit.

I'd prefer something with tube-like design, like Ortofon or Final Audio.


Edited by 3stun - 8/7/14 at 7:39am
post #25690 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

the Filo MONT BLANC E12 sounds good with the dx90 with headphones that need an extra boost to control the bass!
however better amps like the Ray Samuels Emmeline sound even better with the dx90.  it responds to the quality
you put in and out of it...

Ok...looks like RS is an ultimate upgrade over FiiO.....but yeah FiiOs are budget kings for budget-fiers...
post #25691 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3stun View Post
 

Thanks! Seems like an interesting iem to try out.

You make my wallet cry, though.

Besides, I've got narrow ear channels, not sure if they would fit.

I'd prefer something with tube-like design, like Ortofon or Final Audio.


Zero Audio has the same design

post #25692 of 32903
Thread Starter 

Try out a Zero Audio singolo. The Tenors is good but have a lot of people complaining of spotty QC issues with them. 

post #25693 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3stun View Post

Thanks! Seems like an interesting iem to try out.
You make my wallet cry, though.
Besides, I've got narrow ear channels, not sure if they would fit.
I'd prefer something with tube-like design, like Ortofon or Final Audio.
^
Lol

I don't think the FXT90 would be a bad option. They're somewhat intimate, aggressive, and bright. They could be what you're after, and supposed to be pretty comfortable too! KC06 is probably less intimate and has less bass though they are supposed to be fairly bright sounding as well. Plus if isolation is a factor I wouldn't go the Ostry route. I think Exesteils has or has tried the KC06A.

Exesteils is right about the Zero Audio design though I don't think they classify as aggressive and shouty-ish.

Or yeah, try D's suggestion. I don't know much about the Singolos presentation and signature.
post #25694 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ap616 View Post


^
Lol

I don't think the FXT90 would be a bad option. They're somewhat intimate, aggressive, and bright. They could be what you're after, and supposed to be pretty comfortable too! KC06 is probably less intimate and has less bass though they are supposed to be fairly bright sounding as well. Plus if isolation is a factor I wouldn't go the Ostry route. I think Exesteils has or has tried the KC06A.

Exesteils is right about the Zero Audio design though I don't think they classify as aggressive and shouty-ish.

Or yeah, try D's suggestion. I don't know much about the Singolos presentation and signature.

 

The T90s are a really nice IEM....and they are comfortable. Their only flaw, imo, is how they sometime recreate s's and t's more or less as static than the letter itself...well at least both my pairs do [that's how much I like em....bought two, just in case ;) ]. Maybe it's due to my sources, but the NarMoo S1 doesn't have that issue with the same songs, so...I don't know. *shrug*
 

post #25695 of 32903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 


I hooked up the E11 to my X3 and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a much more powerful, wider sounding X3. Fiio makes some great gear for not much money. The aspect I really like about amps in general is that they change up the way your stock DAP sounds giving you a completely different flavor of sound and ability..Usually larger, deeper stage, better separation, higher end sound and the ability to feed your cans and iems to the fullest. I have no doubts the E11K will be a nice addition to any dap..

 

Even them Topping NX1s which sell for less than $40 on ebay make a sound difference..Both the X3 and the DX90 have capable amp section specially my DX90 but it is nice to change up the sound and add some juice in the power department. Out of my ICAN it sounds world class is the best way to put it.

plus one..

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › The discovery thread.! New NiceHCK DZ7 1DD+6 BA iem impression by ericp10. Page 2153