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hmmm... do I want a more spacious sound, or a fuller sound... decisions.. decisions. 

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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.

Do you still love the Fire Phoenix? I've never amped headphones in my life and that was the one I was thinking about getting. But now you've pointed out these cheapos and it's very tempting. I would be using the amp with S500s and MDR-1Rs mainly once I get them. I might use it for the MH1Cs as well. I guess what I'm asking is how does the ELE compare to the Fire Phoenix?

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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.

Sorry djvkool, but I never heard the Tandem.

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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?

 

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

 

 

Yes, highs are extended but not harsh. The highs are not recessed as let's say like the dual DDM earphone (which was basically all bass and mids). This is a fairly balanced earphone, but the mids get the more attention.

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Ya say no to onboard realtek nonsense..Looking forward to your take on these my friends. I know it is cheap. In fact I want you guys to expect equally a cheap sound. Just do it. It will surprise you more. lol!

 

So far it is black with the most sold 53. 54

 

Silvers are second with 14

 

and blues come 3rd with 7

 

lastly the red with 2 sold...I think average shipping time from China to the US is anywhere from 2 weeks if your lucky to 3 to a month if your not so lucky..

 

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.

 

That can't be right !    ...I won a bid for 10 pcs of red last week !  confused.gif

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10 Pcs? One for every PC you own?

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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.

 

I've just auditioned the FXZ100 (curtesy of Boleh7) a short while back.

 

In a few words, .....I'll HAVE TO GET BOTH OF THEM !

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10 Pcs? One for every PC you own?

 

LOL,    ...they're cheap enough to give away to relatives as christmas presents, especially to those who were given JVC FX40 earlier !

 

...Now I'm known as uncle Hi-Fi ! biggrin.gif

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Do you still love the Fire Phoenix? I've never amped headphones in my life and that was the one I was thinking about getting. But now you've pointed out these cheapos and it's very tempting. I would be using the amp with S500s and MDR-1Rs mainly once I get them. I might use it for the MH1Cs as well. I guess what I'm asking is how does the ELE compare to the Fire Phoenix?


My Fire Phoenix? With my A900X. It sounds fantabulous.

700

This unit is great but I believe Kiteki found one better. Should sound very similar to this unit for less. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFI-NEW-Version-DAC-Decoder-TE7022-CS4398-24Bit-96Khz-USB-RCA-headphone-output-/140751305382?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item20c56e7aa6  The only real issue with the Fire Phoenix is the mixed QC they have. I know more than a few guys that had to return their Fire Phoenix so this other one while it will not have the same type of power that is on the Fire Phoenix. Should have just a nice sound.

 

Now how does the Ele dac compare. Well I can say the Ele dac for it's ease of use and sound is the clear winner for value especially if it is your first foray into a great sounding DAC. Something like this Fire Phoenix is a complete DAC/AMP so a much more powerful and complete unit.. Sound wise these sound elegant. The Hifimediy dac has more in common with the sound to these than the ELe dac. Sound wise the CS4398 chip that is in this unit is somewhere in between the Hifimediy and the Ele in sound..Great spaciousness of the Hifimidey and a bit less in fullness to the Ele. So somewhere in between. All 3 having great clarity in the sound..None lacking in any way.

 

One thing I did realize was. The Sound chip is one thing but based on how it is amped it can sound completely different in different units. I have some Op Amps that I ordered I will be switching out in the amp section on this unit to find out if I can improve the sound. Which I should be able to. We will find out soon enough.


Edited by Dsnuts - 12/2/12 at 11:56am
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I've just auditioned the FXZ100 (curtesy of Boleh7) a short while back.

 

In a few words, .....I'll HAVE TO GET BOTH OF THEM !


I saw your impressions. Nice..I am just waiting till either prices settle or my friend who is going to Japan here soon will pick me one up. Ebay prices are stupid.

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LOL,    ...they're cheap enough to give away to relatives as christmas presents, especially to those who were given JVC FX40 earlier !

 

...Now I'm known as uncle Hi-Fi ! biggrin.gif

 

Wow, you're one heck of a cool uncle!

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I saw your impressions. Nice..I am just waiting till either prices settle or my friend who is going to Japan here soon will pick me one up. Ebay prices are stupid.

Agree... I'll wait till they are something like 130-140~ish and then buy them...
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Ok, as much as I love these MH1Cs they are probably just not the right IEM for me. I really really do love the sound that they produce, and musicality of it all and the vibrancy. But I am only able to hear this when I'm in a still position, and that is ever rarely. Despite the the shirt clip, and the using it as an over ear design, it still keeps on falling out of my ears. I use my IEMs on the go, and these IEMs just won't let me move without coming out. So as much as I love them I may trade them or sell them, I could always keep them just to say I have them, which I'm kind of considering, but I don't see the point in it just lying around when it could be used by someone who may suit it.

Unfortunately I can't make a listing for some reason so if you are interested please PM or something, 
I'm thinking of the CKS77 and FX3X as trades with extra cash perhaps, but we'll see if anyone bites first haha!

 

If only this IEM came with the perfect cord! I would keep it in a heartbeat!

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Well they do make one like that it is called a E17. Recently on sale on Amazon for $112 or so.. I know we are treading on more expensive hardware. But I think we need to take these little audio devices for what they are and try not to extend them too much. These were made to use on your computers so that is what I am using them for. My Fiio E11 does an awesome job on the portable front if I need an amp on the go. To be honest getting a good dap with great sound quality is always best for portable use. I don't like lugging around extra stuff if I don't have to if you guys know what I mean.

 

My Z1060 sounds great with everything I have so I usually use that. Now when I am at my work place that is when things get a bit more interesting so far as my sources go..

 

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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

 

Strangely, I was thinking exactly the same thing while strolling with my family thru a local shopping mall and came across a unknown brand - NIA ...this on-ear headphone looks a little like the current sony offerings except that it has a micro SD card slot, NO cables and lotsa buttons and dials.

 

The price was too low not to experiment with so I took the plunge. (found on Ebay for around $20) 

 

Back of the package, does that looks like the Sonys to you ?

 

The specs as stated on the sides

 

 

Pictures of the headphones - Nicer top padding than the S500

 

Much better stock ear padding than both JVC headphones

 

Much lighter than the S400 even though there's steel re-inforcement in the headband

 

Forward / backward and start / stop multi function dial

 

Charging port and on/off switch

 

Volume and EQ multifunction dial

 

3.5mm jack for those who must have cables, note antenna port for superior FM reception.

 

 

Imagine if the S500 and S400 had babies   ...the NIA MRH-8801 would be it.   slightly more bass than the S400 and better mids than the S500. I was quite amazed that something like this could sound so good.

Construction is pretty much similar as the JVC, that is to say, good quality plasticky build.

 

Simply load all your favourite music into a Micro SD card, plug it into the headphone and you're good to go for 12 hours. No need to worry about cables or DAP, just grab the headphones and go ! biggrin.gif

I've been enjoying these for the last couple of days and thought I'll share this find with you guys who hate having to deal with messy cables and/or easy to lose DAPs, I've also discovered that NIA makes a version that connects via bluetooth ver:2


Edited by Ghostfit - 12/2/12 at 12:45pm
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I saw your impressions. Nice..I am just waiting till either prices settle or my friend who is going to Japan here soon will pick me one up. Ebay prices are stupid.

 

Totally agree, those Ebay sellers are just way overpriced, I'll see if I can get my sis who stays in Toyko to get them for me.

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