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Do the guitars have crunch or bite? Because recessed mids make me a little nervous..


LoL, those things don't have recessed ANYTHING!!! deadhorse.gif

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It seems anytime there's larger bass presence, some equals that to recessed mids. I agree with sf, 1K's don't have recessed anything.
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^

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I'm pretty tempted to get the CKS1000s..

Someone told me there are some Onkyo IEMs I should be looking out for. Any idea what he is talking about?
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Onkyo IE-HF300. Looks very interesting.
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Sony xperia z ultra in purple will be mine soon enough :D

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^Xperia Z in ultra purple?  Niceness.

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Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but there is new HiFimeDIY Sabre DAC. It has new usb receiver chip SA9023 which support asynchronous transfer and 88KHz. Highly recommended for anyone searching for good dac under 100$.

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=123

 

They also now have USB isolator sell separately, if someone has issues with USB static noise, this is a nice add on.

 

 

BTW I'm selling my HA-S500 (don't like them), what would be a nice upgrade under 100$? I'm looking for something more musical and engaging.

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Thanks for the news jakkal.

 

I didn't really believe USB receiver chips would have a "sound", and I'm still cautious there, but in my experience so far CM6631 is better sounding than TE7022, in subtle (and unconfirmed) ways, but if they're ditching TE7022 for something else, that's cool.

 

I saw you bolded "Sabre".  Since I have the Hifimediy Sabre and my Chinese ES9018, I can confirm my ES9018 is "way better" sounding, it really is.  Even my "blond" girlfriend seemed to notice, maybe.

 

So for those looking to "invest" in the Hifimediy, or the ODAC for that matter, I beg you to reconsider!!

 

 

Now, musical and engaging HP under $100?  No idea, Koss?

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I saw you bolded "Sabre".  Since I have the Hifimediy Sabre and my Chinese ES9018, I can confirm my ES9018 is "way better" sounding, it really is.  Even my "blond" girlfriend seemed to notice, maybe.

 

So for those looking to "invest" in the Hifimediy, or the ODAC for that matter, I beg you to reconsider!!

 

 

I'm sure ES9018 is better, but isn't it much more expensive than ES9023?

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In case anyone was interested fidelio X1 for $250 even : http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-1-philips-fidelio-x1-headband-headphones

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DAMN...not sure which to invest in: X1 or CTK1000.....different brilliant beasts for different experiences????

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I'm sure ES9018 is better, but isn't it much more expensive than ES9023?

 

ES9018 DAC's typically cost around $1000, even the DIY projects like the "Buffalo" cost a lot.  Only very recently is it possible to find cheaper DIY ES9018's, and perhaps in one place in the world - China - finished ES9018's for just under $200.  The DAC chip alone costs just under $40 I think.  I studied the few I could find on the Chinese internet, and chose the one with the best looking insides (layout, design, capacitors etc.) and when I received it, I felt happy.

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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but there is new HiFimeDIY Sabre DAC. It has new usb receiver chip SA9023 which support asynchronous transfer and 88KHz. Highly recommended for anyone searching for good dac under 100$.

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=123

 

They also now have USB isolator sell separately, if someone has issues with USB static noise, this is a nice add on.

 

 

BTW I'm selling my HA-S500 (don't like them), what would be a nice upgrade under 100$? I'm looking for something more musical and engaging.

 

Get your paws on a pair of ES700s.

 

 

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DAMN...not sure which to invest in: X1 or CTK1000.....different brilliant beasts for different experiences????

 

You got plenty of earphones go for the X1s. It is at a level I am certain your gonna appreciate..

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Yayyyyyyy new Fidelio X1 came in the mail!
Just playing straight out of my iPad they sound pretty great at moderately loud volumes. Not mindblowingly so.
Now I'm looking for an amp/dac solution that might give me that extra bit of performance for the X1
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