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Originally Posted by Brandon7s View Post

So, that new ELE DAC sounds really interesting... can anyone compare it to the FiiS E10? I know the ELE doesn't have an integrated amp, like the E10, but since I rarely ever crank that thing up past #2 anyways, I don't think that'd be a problem. 

 

Petition: Dsnuts to purchase a FiiO E10 for comparison to all his current and future DACs!!! biggrin.gif

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Anyone else having a hell of a time getting ele dac to work? i have windows 7 and it cant install driver correctly or when it does it says dac is non functioning. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. I have to plug it in and unplug it several times... i think i have a dud.
Edited by dflock - 12/4/12 at 7:01am
post #5388 of 32858

tried other usb ports?

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If anyone in Europe who want to buy a pair of white NIA MRH-8801 so check these.

post #5390 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

Yes, you've read right, I prefer their mids over the S500 and their bass over the S400, they're sort of in between the JVCs, certainly NOT an upgrade but a sidegrade. The S500's bass are more impressive but they do kinda sideline the mids a little for me, the S400 mids are distinctive, flows well with the treble but the bass doesn't excite as much. I feel bassheads would prefer the S500 and trebleheads will go for the S400 instead.

Actually I'm quite surprised by their bass, different from the sounds produced by Carbon nanotube drivers but just as deep and satisfying, if you liked the Philip's SHE3580's bass, you would not be disappointed with the bass produced by these.

 

When I'm leaving the house, they're the ones I'll grab along due not only to the convenience of worrying about losing a small DAP and wrestling with the cables, but their lightweight, low price and relatively smaller size are big factors.

 

The S400 at $25 are great value for money but these have a much higher performance/price ratio considering that you're getting a MP3 player and FM tuner thrown in as well, the fact that you can change out the audio cable easily, should you choose to use another audio source factors highly too. 

 

Incidentally, a few points to note for those considering purchasing one:

 

1) If you got a XXXL nogger, you're out of luck, the head band does not have very much extension, I've got an average large head and I have to extend fully the headband for a nice fit.

The S500/S400 extension are at about 60% to fit me.

 

2) The SQ from the build in MP3 player cannot compare to Aux in from a Sansa Clip Zip (but to be fair they're playing 256 kbps MP3 files compared to Wav files)

 

3) Open box sounds like crap, 24hrs of burn sounds much better, singing full song 100hrs later and seems a little better playing thru the aux in.

Thank you Ghostfit! very informative and tempting! Now since you brought up the SQ of the built in MP3 player. How bad when compare to Sansa clip? how does it compare to typical PC sound card? I can feed a good source when at home, but for on the go, if it's decent enough compare to PC sound card, that's good enough.

 

By the way, I really love my SHE3580.

 

Thank you !

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I'll need to burn in the bass edition for 300hrs before comparing so it will be a while smily_headphones1.gif
post #5392 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

tried other usb ports?

Yes, tried several usb ports. Same issue. Windows7 just doesnt recognize the dac very well. I have uninstalled and reinstalled generic usb audio drivers multiple times but still have same problem. Boo!
post #5393 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Brandon7s View Post

So, that new ELE DAC sounds really interesting... can anyone compare it to the FiiS E10? I know the ELE doesn't have an integrated amp, like the E10, but since I rarely ever crank that thing up past #2 anyways, I don't think that'd be a problem. 

 

Try telling that to the ELE DACs, they certainly sounds like they have some sort of amp built in.

 

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Originally Posted by dflock View Post

Anyone else having a hell of a time getting ele dac to work? i have windows 7 and it can install driver correctly or when it does it says dac is non functioning. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. I have plug it in and plug it several times... i think i have a dud.

 

Nope, mine just arrived. Plugged it into the laptop (Windows 7) and the drivers installed themselves, I just had to select USB sound card as the default sound device and they started singing.

 

I thought I ordered a single Black unit....

 

 

 

....but they send a blue unit instead, just as well because the blue looks much better in person and they MATCHES the bunch of blue cables I got locally.

 

 

 

Once again, DSnuts is right !  this thing shouldn't be sounding SO damn good for what they cost !

it improved every phones I threw at it, those awaiting theirs can expect your soundstage to widen up and I don't mean room size wide, I mean concert hall size wide. Bass, mids and highs all gain 15% - 20% fuller body and clarity.

This thing must have some sort of amp built in as I had to reduce volume down to 25% on the taskbar volume and 20% on the player apps, I had the S500 laying around so that was the first to be plugged in and now I can understand why some guys are saying that the S500 are sibilance, the boosted bass sounds so good until you get caught unaware by the parts with the spiky trebles and you scramble for the volume slider. 

 

Currently the MH1C are plugged in and I have not stopped listerning since 3 hours ago, even as I type this, the ELE open up a side of the MH1C I have not heard before. 

 

Can't wait to try out the other phones to see how they synergize with this incredible little ELE DAC.

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...excellent 

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Yeah, i def think there is something wrong with my dac. I cant believe they just shipped it in an envelope with out wrapping it in bubble wrap or something. I think the pcb has issues. Sometimes it works, then stops and audio program hangs and then "usb audio device" disappears from system devices.
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

Gohst, i cant find those Nia Phones on ebay or amazon.
 

 

Neither can I, but the local store had 3 version of the same NIA product, the MRH8801 which is what I got, the MRH8803 same thing but with spare stickers so you could 'bling' your phones ...some info here:(scroll down to see the pictures) http://list.qoo10.sg/gmkt.inc/Goods/Goods.aspx?goodscode=405804993&search_keyword=fm

and a bluetooth enabled version which looks like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180981856132?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

 

Here's the only review I could find on them:http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no/2012/06/useful-consumer-review.html

 

Bro sfwalcer found them under another OEM brand   ...Holy Serpent ! biggrin.gif

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.1.UaeUVE&id=16151413944&ad_id=&am_id=&cm_id=&pm_id=

 

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Originally Posted by LaRzZa View Post

If anyone in Europe who want to buy a pair of white NIA MRH-8801 so check these.

 

I thought the Whites looks good until I saw that they were also available in Red/black (Scroll down): http://www.aliexpress.com/item/40-pics-HI-FI-Headphone-MP3-Player-With-FM-Radio-Mic-Earphone-Card-Reader-Micro-SD/626309011.html

 

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Originally Posted by soil111 View Post

Thank you Ghostfit! very informative and tempting! Now since you brought up the SQ of the built in MP3 player. How bad when compare to Sansa clip? how does it compare to typical PC sound card? I can feed a good source when at home, but for on the go, if it's decent enough compare to PC sound card, that's good enough.

 

By the way, I really love my SHE3580.

 

Thank you !

 

Just checked, the built in MP3 player is just as good as the Sansa clip playing the same 256kbps MP3 files. Note that the built in player does not support Wav, only MP3 files up to 320KBPS.

 

I do not like listening to raw output from generic on board PC sound cards, they sound too synthetic and raw, the built in player is much better compared to generic PC sound cards.

I just received the ELE DAC and this provides a decent audiophile level listening experience using the PC/Laptop as a DAP.

 

Playing thru the ELE, I was A/Bing the S500 and 8801 earlier, initial thoughts were that the 8801 sucks big time with the ELE DAC, The S500 were loud to the point that the trebles was giving me problems and I had to reduce the volume, plugging the 8801 in next I was really disappointed with the SQ, that lovely bass has gone recessed, the mids gone flat and the treble lost it's spackle, not even a shadow to the S500.

Foolishly, I realise that the volume wasn't equalize to the S500 due to their rather balanced response, upon increasing the volume the 8801 came back on full song and oh what a glorious song it was.

I was surprised how much I could increase the volume without the sounds getting distorted or the trebles spikes killing my ears. I think the 8801 phones has higher impedences then the S500, they certainly needed a much higher volume in order to match the S500.

 

So I learnt a few lessons today:

 

1) A cheap DAC does not mean low quality sound.

 

2) 8801 needs higher volume to sound their best compared to CNT S500.

 

3) Phones with a balanced FR can fool you into thinking they just as loud as a V signature phone at the same volume setting.

 

4) CNT drivers CAN be sibilance depending on your setup. (really! ....I never had anything sharp poke my eardrums til today !)

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Thread Starter 

You have to go into your sound option in controls. Select it and look at what your output sound is on. The Ele dac uses a generic driver and it will say (Speaker ,working ) instead of Ele dac.. Select it and go into select advanced and then select the 16 bit 48000Hz DVD quality.  Test. If you hear some chimes when selecting test that means you are hearing the Ele dac. 

 

Glad you got them Ghost. Much like all electronics. I would use the Ele for a while to get max sound out of the chip..Not a real necessity but I would run some music on the dac overnight maybe to burn in a headphone..It seems to help the chip come out in full.

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Thread Starter 

700

700

C.A.N.T                                                   W.A.I.T.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When will they arrive? popcorn.gif

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Thread Starter 

Next week if I am lucky maybe a week n half

700

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