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I contacted Hifimediy to ask if their new optical-out in the Hifimediy Sabre supports 5.1 DTS and they answerd "we don't know".

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6 driver iems sound good to me. How much? Those IE800 are interesting. Look forward to hearing your impressions on both.

 

I was thinking. A 6 driver iem. How would all the drivers share in the complete sound?

1 tweeter for the highs 

1-in between the lower high and upper mids transitional driver?

1- mids

1 lower mids to bass

1-mid bass to low bass

1-vibrator motor just to make you feel the 20hz low lo?Lol. That is 3 drivers more than I have ever heard in one ear so that should be interesting.

 

As for the pack in ears for the Go gear muse. My question is hows the dap.? I have always been curious about Philips daps never owned one. How's the SQ? It seems those pack in earphones are not sold individually these being the closest to them design wise The SHE9500

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Those pack in earphones look like a cross between these and the SHE9700 in design.

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An open back SHE9700? That would be interesting.  I haven't been able to find them being sold separately.

 

 

Well I know DACs should not be mentioned on this part of the forums but I think it is all related.. It is one of the better discoveries for me. Once a few of you guys get them and hear them you all will understand.

 

 

I think their introductory price (meaning it will go higher) is $600 for the V6. So it's around the price of the 232 and some of the other top tier universals.  Will give you guys a full report on the IE800 when I get it.

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I just went and auditioned, among other things, the Panasonic HTF600 (of original nutman fame), HTF890, Philips Fidelio X1, Sony XB500, XB900 and JVC FXZ200. And... let's just say the Somic MH463 I've been raving about are impressing me more and more. tongue.gif

im sold. just ordered some somic biggrin.gif

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I just went and auditioned, among other things, the Panasonic HTF600 (of original nutman fame), HTF890, Philips Fidelio X1, Sony XB500, XB900 and JVC FXZ200. And... let's just say the Somic MH463 I've been raving about are impressing me more and more. tongue.gif

I'm curious about a few of your thoughts on the FXZ200, please?

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n/m


Edited by Zelda - 11/29/12 at 8:14am
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Good call Wayne. I know you was holding out until the Sabre dac come in. The way I see it. Both these units use different chips giving a different flavor. As I mentioned before on another thread. I like my steak with my lobster.. Oh by the way I have to go to the post office tomorrow to pick up a packet. Could it be? We will see.

 

Are these chips swappable? Like some who roll the ones in certain CMOY setups? Ha, I'm one of the 54, I was about to get a fiio dac for $50 but figured I would just save the money. I just picked up a notebook and have a long vacation coming up, this will be perfect.

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I just went and auditioned, among other things, the Panasonic HTF600 (of original nutman fame), HTF890, Philips Fidelio X1, Sony XB500, XB900 and JVC FXZ200. And... let's just say the Somic MH463 I've been raving about are impressing me more and more. tongue.gif

I'm curious about a few of your thoughts on the FXZ200, please?

 

Like I said, I didn't really listen to them enough to form much of an opinion other than that they weren't my cup of tea.  Its bass is solid as may be expected of the woofer but I don't hear the refinement that one may expect out of the other two drivers.  My ears are hard to please though, there are few phones that I finish auditioning with a "bleh" these days if I don't have my full EQ suite at hand.  The ones I've heard that won't make me go "bleh" without EQ can be counted on one hand: Etymotics line, Sony XBA-1 (and I've heard 1-4), Hifiman RE0, MH1C and now the Somic.  The latter two could really use some bass reduction though and all but the MH1C could really use some more precision tuning in the treble.

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So I finally got the Hifimidey Sabre dac.

 

I was very surprised to find even a smaller box form than the ELE dac.. It seems the guys in HongKong that sells these are middlemen. I thought it was a mistake that it was shipped via Swiss Post but I think that is where this dac is made. It seems it was sent from Swiss Post. Anyway I am glad I can finally hear how this little unit is. 

 

My initial impression of it is. Yes this little dac sounds great.Very nice music I am hearing from the Dac.

 

Here is more of a surprise. See that Ele dac next to it?..From what I am hearing the Sabre dac is not a clear winner here in sound. Another surprise. I suspected there was a bit of amping happening on the Ele dac. Now I know for sure.. The volume is much louder on the Ele dac meaning the sound is indeed being amped. The Sabre dac seems to be a pure Dac with zero amping of any kind.

 

I will use the Sabre dac all day to get a good idea of the sound qualities but as of now. Minus the fact that it can and does 24 bit audio. Its not the clear upgrade I was expecting from the Sabre dac.  I will have more impressions of it later..

 

I think this is not a case of how good the Sabre dac is. Music sounds fantastic on this little guy but more of how good the Ele dac is. I find it completely surprising the Ele dac not only is much louder but sounds just as nice. This could change with more use so we will see.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/29/12 at 10:02am
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Like I said, I didn't really listen to them enough to form much of an opinion other than that they weren't my cup of tea.  Its bass is solid as may be expected of the woofer but I don't hear the refinement that one may expect out of the other two drivers.  My ears are hard to please though, there are few phones that I finish auditioning with a "bleh" these days if I don't have my full EQ suite at hand.  The ones I've heard that won't make me go "bleh" without EQ can be counted on one hand: Etymotics line, Sony XBA-1 (and I've heard 1-4), Hifiman RE0, MH1C and now the Somic.  The latter two could really use some bass reduction though and all but the MH1C could really use some more precision tuning in the treble.

I'm assuming you mean only midbass on the Somic? Because if it means it could use a reduction in subbass, then it just might be the perfect open can for me because that would mean it is close in sound to the mh1c, yes?

Also. Are you implying that that re0 was pretty darn close to perfection for you? If so, could you pm me a comparison of the re0 and mh1c?

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Like I said, I didn't really listen to them enough to form much of an opinion other than that they weren't my cup of tea.  Its bass is solid as may be expected of the woofer but I don't hear the refinement that one may expect out of the other two drivers.  My ears are hard to please though, there are few phones that I finish auditioning with a "bleh" these days if I don't have my full EQ suite at hand.  The ones I've heard that won't make me go "bleh" without EQ can be counted on one hand: Etymotics line, Sony XBA-1 (and I've heard 1-4), Hifiman RE0, MH1C and now the Somic.  The latter two could really use some bass reduction though and all but the MH1C could really use some more precision tuning in the treble.

 

 

Okay, I appreciate that right there. From what you typed I can tell our sound signatures likes are complete opposite. While I don't have to have booming bass monsters in my ears, I lean more toward being a basshead than not. And liked the Etymotics I owned at one time (HF5), but the lack of bass wouldn't allow me to keep them. Thanks again for your input.

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Thanks for the impressions Dsnuts.  How long did you wait in shipping, total?

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Lets see it was ordered on the 7th of November. I just got it on the 29th.   22 days. Lol...

 

Ok so now I am starting to hear a bit more differences in the 2. The Sabre seems to have a bit more warmer tone wise than the Ele dac. The Ele being more on the cooler side of sound..

 

I am thinking because of the tonality. The Hifimidey would go better with open cans and maybe BAs. And the Ele more with dynamics and closed cans.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/29/12 at 10:15am
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Interested in the TDK IE800, let us know what you think after you get them.

 

Will do Carlsan

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Wait wait, so you mean it's made in and shipped from like... Geneva, or Zurich... and not, err... Shanyang, or Zhengzhou?!


Edited by kiteki - 11/29/12 at 10:21am
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Wait wait, so you mean it's made in and shipped from like... Geneva, or Zurich... and not, err... Shanyang, or Zhengzhou?!

lol...kiteki...lol

 

anyway. for the ELE, which cable should i get? cant use the printer one

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