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Extra!! Extra!!

 

 

 

Get your CNT porn here!!
 

 

Wow, wtf? :)

 

 

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I'm sure that the Chinese ES9018's punch way above their price, but we are talking about Sabre asynchronous DAC supporting 88KHz for 60$ which is ridiculous good price IMHO.

 

Yes, you're right!  Not to mention, those Hifimediy Sabres are designed in Norway and Switzerland or something!

 

The SA9023 is better than TE7022, have a look at the "YES / NO" checklist in this document... http://www.kinstart.com.cn/backup/documents/pdf-documents/%E4%BD%B0%E6%BD%A4%E5%85%AC%E5%8F%B8USB%E9%AB%98%E5%82%B3%E7%9C%9F%E9%9F%B3%E9%A0%BB%E8%A7%A3%E7%A2%BC%E8%8A%AF%E7%89%87.pdf

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Yes, you're right!  Not to mention, those Hifimediy Sabres are designed in Norway and Switzerland or something!

 

The SA9023 is better than TE7022, have a look at the "YES / NO" checklist in this document... http://www.kinstart.com.cn/backup/documents/pdf-documents/%E4%BD%B0%E6%BD%A4%E5%85%AC%E5%8F%B8USB%E9%AB%98%E5%82%B3%E7%9C%9F%E9%9F%B3%E9%A0%BB%E8%A7%A3%E7%A2%BC%E8%8A%AF%E7%89%87.pdf

 

There are a lot of yeses, but can someone translate the text? bigsmile_face.gif

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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.

 

Audio-GD NFB-11.32 is 299$, and includes a great amplifier too:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/624517/audio-gd-nfb-11-32-delivery-impression-thread

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.32/NFB11.32EN.htm

 

Fully assembled, no DIY required.

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Good point BenF.

 

A Russian site measured that Audio-gd unit and the measurements didn't look very convicning.  Thanks for reminding me, I'll put that in my review!

 

When I say "DIY", I mean expert DIYers make them, in their lab, my sub-200 unit came fully assembled, I just turned it on and bliss. =)

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On another note.. I got myself some new gears today and lets just say as soon as I plugged this new amp to my Meridian Explorer I couldn't believe what I was hearing.. My ME sounded great by itself but when used as a DAC and throw in a much more potent amp to it. It becomes a different beast all together. I ended up getting Dannys used. Meier Audio 2stepdance portable amp from him.

The sound is simply jaw dropping...


The crazy thing is this thing is the size of a deck of cards is completely portable uses a single 9V. The sound of this amp is off the chain nice.. You know the sound is great when the first time you throw your music you find yourself listening to stuff you know all over again like it was the first time. Lol. Thanks Danny.. One tip to you guys. When this man sells his gears. You better snap it up. 9 times out of 10 it will be killer stuff.
Read about this company. This amp..I can't begin to tell you guys just how awesome this thing makes everything I hooked up to it sound.

You think that sounds good? Try the Quickstep. Or try the 15v mod, it's heavenly.

Meier and the tralucents T1 puts a lot of dime a dozen mass produced amps to shame.
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Eric, did you get those Onkyo IEMs yet? How are you finding them?

 

I just got an email that it won't be shipped out until August 22. 

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Eric, did you get those Onkyo IEMs yet? How are you finding them?

How has yours changed now? How are the mids? Good micro details?

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How has yours changed now? How are the mids? Good micro details?

Micros are present. Nowhere near some reference monitors but it's still very much alive. 

Bass has tightened up after close to 100 hours of burn, it was good, but response and extension definitely improved. Vocals haven't changed much, sparkle and layering are slightly better than the S2. They also are easier to drive, I've been using then with my iPhone only most of the time when I jog and they still perform relatively well.

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Micros are present. Nowhere near some reference monitors but it's still very much alive. 

Bass has tightened up after close to 100 hours of burn, it was good, but response and extension definitely improved. Vocals haven't changed much, sparkle and layering are slightly better than the S2. They also are easier to drive, I've been using then with my iPhone only most of the time when I jog and they still perform relatively well.


So when will you be selling those S2s of yours to me??? ksc75smile.gif

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So when will you be selling those S2s of yours to me??? ksc75smile.gif

 

Soon. I'm trying to find differences between it and my H-200s. Should be done before the week. wink_face.gif

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Soon. I'm trying to find differences between it and my H-200s. Should be done before the week. wink_face.gif


SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET let the low ballin' begin!!! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Edit: currently have the S2 in for an audition, pretty sweet sounding. Very similar to the X1s from the brief session i have had with them. Their sound siggy is like ~98% identical to me.


Edited by sfwalcer - 8/1/13 at 11:31am
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You think that sounds good? Try the Quickstep. Or try the 15v mod, it's heavenly.

Meier and the tralucents T1 puts a lot of dime a dozen mass produced amps to shame.

What's this 15v mod? I'm not aware of this, you mean Meier amps could sound even better?? basshead.gif Could you enlighten me please?

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Micros are present. Nowhere near some reference monitors but it's still very much alive. 

Bass has tightened up after close to 100 hours of burn, it was good, but response and extension definitely improved. Vocals haven't changed much, sparkle and layering are slightly better than the S2. They also are easier to drive, I've been using then with my iPhone only most of the time when I jog and they still perform relatively well.

Sounds like the Onkyos could be another serious contender in the $150 - $250 range!

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What's this 15v mod? I'm not aware of this, you mean Meier amps could sound even better?? basshead.gif
 Could you enlighten me please?


http://www.head-fi.org/t/507835/meier-audio-quickstep-also-stepdance-and-2stepdance-discussion-and-impressions-thread/2190_30#post_9494714

It requires carrying a battery pack that outputs 12v or 15v.

More is in the Meier thread
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

Micros are present. Nowhere near some reference monitors but it's still very much alive. 

Bass has tightened up after close to 100 hours of burn, it was good, but response and extension definitely improved. Vocals haven't changed much, sparkle and layering are slightly better than the S2. They also are easier to drive, I've been using then with my iPhone only most of the time when I jog and they still perform relatively well.

 

 

Thank you!! Nice. I can't wait to get mine!!
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