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Frequency graphs? I don't mess with frequency graphs. lol confused.gif

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

So I have no way of knowing this, but based on what I have read I would think that the IE800 and the BA200 are quite close in sound signature (as close as dual dynamic and dual BA IEM can get being in the same family). Regardless, in very brief and initial impressions I must say I'm quite impressed. I wasn't in the first 20 minutes, as the sound seemed quite thin (but I know better and that dynamics need some time to blossom as I believe in burn in). Well, in about three hours of listening the sound is filling out quite nicely. 

 

What was noticeable and impressive right off the back are the mids. I was just telling someone in an inbox how amazing and progressively forward dynamics have become in having clarity and transparency that you could only get in a BA no more than two years ago. Clarity is outstanding in the IE800's mids and vocals. The only IEM that I can think of now that the IE800 comes close to is the RE262. The RE262 beats the IE800 in soundstage (not that IE800's soundstage is too close to the listener), but I think the IE800 may be the winner in vocal details. Clarity is almost draw (sometimes the TDK edging slightly ahead, and sometimes the Hifiman). I thought the RE262, but the IE800 is beginning to reveal it's great bass. The RE262, however, still has the better, fuller and more natural drums sound at the moment, although not by that much. Strings have more emotion and depth through the RE262, but again, not by that much. I think the IE800 is going to be the bass winner. The mids are so close between these two though, except has a wider soundstage than the other. This is a very good investment for $150. The sound is nice and smooth and refined. Depth and imaging are fantastic. Okay, back to more intense listening. Oh, the TDK respondes well to amping (listening through the Fiio E10/E9 combo right now).

 

hello mate - in your opinion how close is the sound to FA Tandem? as it is also a dual dynamic that focuses on the mid.

post #5313 of 32862
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

So I have no way of knowing this, but based on what I have read I would think that the IE800 and the BA200 are quite close in sound signature (as close as dual dynamic and dual BA IEM can get being in the same family). Regardless, in very brief and initial impressions I must say I'm quite impressed. I wasn't in the first 20 minutes, as the sound seemed quite thin (but I know better and that dynamics need some time to blossom as I believe in burn in). Well, in about three hours of listening the sound is filling out quite nicely. 

 

What was noticeable and impressive right off the back are the mids. I was just telling someone in an inbox how amazing and progressively forward dynamics have become in having clarity and transparency that you could only get in a BA no more than two years ago. Clarity is outstanding in the IE800's mids and vocals. The only IEM that I can think of now that the IE800 comes close to is the RE262. The RE262 beats the IE800 in soundstage (not that IE800's soundstage is too close to the listener), but I think the IE800 may be the winner in vocal details. Clarity is almost draw (sometimes the TDK edging slightly ahead, and sometimes the Hifiman). I thought the RE262, but the IE800 is beginning to reveal it's great bass. The RE262, however, still has the better, fuller and more natural drums sound at the moment, although not by that much. Strings have more emotion and depth through the RE262, but again, not by that much. I think the IE800 is going to be the bass winner. The mids are so close between these two though, except has a wider soundstage than the other. This is a very good investment for $150. The sound is nice and smooth and refined. Depth and imaging are fantastic. Okay, back to more intense listening. Oh, the TDK respondes well to amping (listening through the Fiio E10/E9 combo right now).

ok you've got me interested. I love my mids very much and already like what those tdk-s are turning uot to be :D how's the highs? are they well extended?

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Nice ericp I am tempted to try one but I am saving up for you know what. Keep us updated.

 

Speaking of. I will definitely get a FXZ100 or FXZ200 but not till middle of next month. My friend will be in Japan visiting family next month and will get me a pair then. For the price of the FXZ100 on ebay I can get the FXZ200 in Japan. So we will see.

 

just get both. you'll be the cool kid on the forums. :D

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Frequency graphs? I don't mess with frequency graphs. lol confused.gif

 

Oops I meant Joe Bloggs lol. I need more sleep.

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Hey folks!  Just wanted to chime in that I received my Sony MH1C from ebay to Canada in about ten days.  Wow!  Sound amazing right out of the box with no burn in!  Love that the flat cable doesn't tangle.  Hate that the control is just below the left ear!  Functions work fine with my Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7.  I haven't tried using it to answer calls though as right now the phone is just a music player for me and doesn't have a sim/plan.  The cable is definitely fairly microphonic and could be a pain for people using them to jog etc.  A/B'd them against my Grado 225's with senn pads as well as my Panasonic RP-HTF600's and they seemed to hit a little lower bass-wise. Very easy to drive and fit really comfortably with the stock tips in my ears.   Will A/B them against my Monster Pro Coppers and Golds and my Atrio MG7's and my JVC HA-FR201's soon :)

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Thread Starter 

So I just hooked up a well worn Hifimediy Sabre dac to my Bravo Ocean Tube amp..

700

 

This sound I am hearing from my tunes is crazy...Sold on the Sabre chips! Did I tell you guys how much I love my Bravo! 

 

700

 

SQ is off the chain. !

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^ haha the Fire Phoenix don't seem to get much love from you these days. biggrin.gif Dat blue ocean tube thingy is sexy as hell looking, that's alls i gots to say!

 

edit: hmmm it goes very well with my spiffy blue Ele dac.........................not even gonna go there, my S500s and other gears already sound amazing naked, no need for all this amp/ dac nonsense!!! tongue_smile.gif $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$s


Edited by sfwalcer - 12/1/12 at 12:58pm
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so, hifimediy is good right? wonder what it'll do with my fiio E6 :) I know it's not a sexy tube amp, but it is better than nothing...

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^ haha the Fire Phoenix don't seem to get much love from you these days. biggrin.gif Dat blue ocean tube thingy is sexy as hell looking, that's alls i gots to say!

edit: hmmm it goes very well with my spiffy blue Ele dac.........................not even gonna go there, my S500s and other gears already sound amazing naked, no need for all this amp/ dac nonsense!!! tongue_smile.gif $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$s

^ Prolific liar tongue.gif:D
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ haha the Fire Phoenix don't seem to get much love from you these days. biggrin.gif Dat blue ocean tube thingy is sexy as hell looking, that's alls i gots to say!

 

edit: hmmm it goes very well with my spiffy blue Ele dac.........................not even gonna go there, my S500s and other gears already sound amazing naked, no need for all this amp/ dac nonsense!!! tongue_smile.gif $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$s


 I switch up every day and get blown away by another high end sound. Whats not to love in this hobby..I was correct in my assumption of how good the synergy might be with an open can using the bravo connected to the Hifimediy..I can't get my HD595s off of my head..I missed having a properly driven open can..I have never heard my HD595 sing any better.  If Joes Somic phones comes anywhere close to what I am hearing with this open sound that is gonna be a big hit. I will eventually try one out myself. For now I am focused on the JVCFXZ earphones..Got my eyes on the prize.

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 I switch up every day and get blown away by another high end sound. Whats not to love in this hobby..I was correct in my assumption of how good the synergy might be with an open can using the bravo connected to the Hifimediy..I can't get my HD595s off of my head..I missed having a properly driven open can..I have never heard my HD595 sing any better.  If Joes Somic phones comes anywhere close to what I am hearing with this open sound that is gonna be a big hit. I will eventually try one out myself. For now I am focused on the JVCFXZ earphones..Got my eyes on the prize.

Forget about those crappy overpriced JVCs, these cheapos needs lovin' right now, DO IT!!! NOW! LoL What if they sound better than your HD595s??? dun dun dun... tongue_smile.gif

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Thread Starter 

There will be a few more guys soon that will have them. They sold out of them on ebay. Will check out some impressions soon..It could be a good one.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Listening to the Sabre Dac some more using my HA-S500.. The sound quality is quite excellent..Glad I made the purchase..If you end up trying one I doubt anyone will be disappointed with the sound quality. This being said. The build quality on the dac is kinda so so however.


The all plastic housing looks kinda flimsy. This is where the Ele dac is clearly the winner.. I dig the all aluminum box the Ele dac comes in. I suppose if the Hifimediy folks used an all aluminum housing it would add to the cost. So this dac is all about function over looks. Mine has what looks like a dig in the middle of the plastic housing. It looks used. lol.

 

Listening to the same tracks using the Ele dac..Yup. It is like I stated before. Sounds just as nice..The clarity, the dynamics, musical depth, precision. It is all there. The only real difference I am hearing is the bit cooler tonality vs the bit warmer slant on the Hifimediy. Both are far from a cold sound or a dark one on the Hifimidey. The steak and the lobster. Both are excellent..

 

The Ele dac works really well with amps that give some warmth to the sounds. Both the E11 and the Bravo amp does this. While the hifimediy would benefit from more of a neutral one.

 

Can you pls help to comment on the clarity / details of the two? I have the Sabre 9018 and it's forte is clarity. Does this flow to the 9023? Thanks

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Thread Starter 

Clarity is very nice on the Hifimediy. Perhaps the best out the recent finds. Now I can understand why these chips are in some very highly regarded equipment. I have been using the Hifimediy non stop to make sure I get every bit of the chip I can to give a good analysis of the sound. Today I used a combination of the Hifimdiy. My bravo tube amp which adds smoothness expands the sound and imagery with a touch of warmth output to my HD595. Just mind blowing in every way...

 

This being said I very much enjoy my Ele dac using the same combo as well. So both have a very dreamy clean an accurate sound that are very enjoyable. The Hifimediy sounds a bit more spacious while the Ele has a fuller sound to it which also explains why it is the lesser of the 2 in spaciousness of sound.. Both are extremely enjoyable..I am listening to my Ele now using my Bravo. Damn. I can't believe how good this sounds for a $18 unit. Lol. The cost may be a joke but this is no joke my friends. This is the the biggest bang for dollar audio item I have ever had the pleasure of using. Both these do not need an amp especially the ELe  as long as you are using some decently efficient headphones and earphones..

 

I just realized I spent not much on both these dacs and I am getting some seriously ridiculous sounds happening. With 2 different sound signatures..Call me cheap but I love the sounds that are coming out of my $18 Ele and $45 Hifimediy. Believe me fellas there is nothing cheap about the sound I am hearing. I think all you guys that are either getting the Ele or the Hifimediy or both will be impressed..If not I will question your ability to hear. Lol.


Edited by Dsnuts - 12/1/12 at 6:32pm
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^ Cool  smile.gif

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