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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Yep unfortunately so, since it is a speaker amp - all you'll need is an adaptor for your HE-500 cable converting it into 4 banana plugs
I'm sure a DIYer here can make one for you - or BTG-Audio which has make plenty of them
Ask Emotiva thread on how to convert your current cable to banana plugs
Basically what I did was convert the stock cable to XLR 4 pin and an adaptor with 4 pin XLR to banana plugs (most common way I think)
Not 100% if 6.3mm jack can be converted to banana plugs hmmmmm
I actually had Brian do that for me with the silver cable at one point but that cable is long gone now. I realize speaker taps is a good way to go but I think I'd rather stick to the LYR or possibly dac/amp combo that's not overly expensive.
post #20912 of 26070

Ahh fair enough :)
Lyr is a great option too! It's power output is insanely good for Hifiman orthos (orthos are known to scale with more power), so definitely recommended

You've already got a great DAC in the Yulong

post #20913 of 26070
Awesome! Thanks for the help and I might have to try and scale those soon. I'll most likely never sell them then.
post #20914 of 26070
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Awesome! Thanks for the help and I might have to try and scale those soon. I'll most likely never sell them then.

Np, let us know how it turns out

Eager to hear how much it blows away your old setup :P


HE-500 are a keeper for sure, only reason I'll sell them is for the new Hifimans or the HE-6

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ASG-2 vs XBA-H3 for any interested:

 

 

 

 

 

interesting eke. Well, at least I can say we agree that the H3 and AS-2/ASG-2 are on the same level in the same playing field. :beerchug:

post #20916 of 26070
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Yep unfortunately so, since it is a speaker amp - all you'll need is an adaptor for your HE-500 cable converting it into 4 banana plugs
I'm sure a DIYer here can make one for you - or BTG-Audio which has make plenty of them
Ask Emotiva thread on how to convert your current cable to banana plugs
Basically what I did was convert the stock cable to XLR 4 pin and an adaptor with 4 pin XLR to banana plugs (most common way I think)
Not 100% if 6.3mm jack can be converted to banana plugs hmmmmm


EDIT: There was somebody who was modifying Emotiva amps with a 1/4" female jack on the front of the chassis, not sure what happened to that lol

Yup, lots of DIYers, including myself can make these. I've made three so far. You can do banana plugs to a 6.3 jack, that's what the I made were.

Finally, you can use a drill press on the faceplate and wire in a jack to the taps inside. I saw that the fellow that did it had one up for sell. Looks great.
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


Yup, lots of DIYers, including myself can make these. I've made three so far. You can do banana plugs to a 6.3 jack, that's what the I made were.

Finally, you can use a drill press on the faceplate and wire in a jack to the taps inside. I saw that the fellow that did it had one up for sell. Looks great.


^ Hey meng can you make me a thin jack cable such as the FiiO RC-MH1 for cheap??? Have no idea what materials they use on those cables but it seems pretty decent sounding but @ $35 a pop no thanks.....

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-rc-mh1-headphone-upgrade-cable/reviews/10046

 

If you can let me know what's up via PM, thanks in advance!!!

 

 

3.5mm Male Jacks (Goes into the M100 headphones) ^


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/31/14 at 8:51pm
post #20918 of 26070

If you guys are looking in to the AKG 545 be aware there is an issue with a few so far, check the main thread first on those by dweaver.

post #20919 of 26070

I have to say all the praise for the Pistons are true.  Really, really good sounding earphone.  Nothing else to add.  

post #20920 of 26070
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If you guys are looking in to the AKG 545 be aware there is an issue with a few so far, check the main thread first on those by dweaver.

^ Yeppp something about the drivers flexing/ crinkling??? The dood on that thread seems to only have bad luck with the orange colors sets though......... will see if there are any further developments.

 

 

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I have to say all the praise for the Pistons are true.  Really, really good sounding earphone.  Nothing else to add.  

^ Nice!!! But HOW good are they??? Bests the ATH CKN70s for you??? The Philips S2s??? The RHA 750s??? Closest to the sound siggy of which iem you have heard so far??? :ksc75smile:

 

YOU"RE ON FYRE OF LATE DANNY DON'T STOP NOW!!! :bigsmile_face:

post #20921 of 26070
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Yeppp something about the drivers flexing/ crinkling??? The dood on that thread seems to only have bad luck with the orange colors sets though......... will see if there are any further developments.

 

 

^ Nice!!! But HOW good are they??? Bests the ATH CKN70s for you??? The Philips S2s??? The RHA 750s??? Closest to the sound siggy of which iem you have heard so far??? :ksc75smile:

 

YOU"RE ON FYRE OF LATE DANNY DON'T STOP NOW!!! :bigsmile_face:

It's not at CKN70 level but I like them better since the CKN70's were too sibilant.  Doesn't beat the S2 or MA750's.  I would say they remind me of the NE700X.  It's very good budget phone, possibly the best but doesn't outdo the likes of $100 plus phones.  Comes real close though and it's a fun and very refined sound for where it stands.  Midrange is actually very good.  No problem with the treble and bass is a mixed bag depending source.  Nice depth to the sound.  I'm seriously impressed.  

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It's not at CKN70 level but I like them better since the CKN70's were too sibilant.  Doesn't beat the S2 or MA750's.  I would say they remind me of the NE700X.  It's very good budget phone, possibly the best but doesn't outdo the likes of $100 plus phones.  Comes real close though and it's a fun and very refined sound for where it stands.  Midrange is actually very good.  No problem with the treble and bass is a mixed bag depending source.  Nice depth to the sound.  I'm seriously impressed.  


Oh SWEET!!! Sounds like something right up my ally then if they are similar to those NE700Xs, but i would imagine they are more "balanced" unlike the bass end of the Nuforces. Might have to cop me a set when ericp sells his. hoho ;)

 

Anywho regarding the possible problems of those AKG K545s:

 

Quote: http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Over-Ear-Headphones-K545WHT/product-reviews/B00FYMA7AW/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
 

AKG K545 (QC issues):

After extensively reading the large thread on the AKG K545 on Head-Fi I began to grow a large interest for this headphone. It seemed to check all of my boxes and fall into a very affordable price bracket. I took the plunge and purchased a pair. Horror was in the near future… Initially, I purchased an orange pair; however, it was defective right out of the box. The left channel was noticeably lower in volume and had an enclosure rattle whenever large quantities of bass were played back. I immediately sent those back for an exchange. My replacement arrived defective out of the box. This time, there was driver flexing in the left channel whenever a seal was formed and I would adjust the cup on the side of my head. Also, the left channel was noticeably lower in volume and would distort on bass notes. Contemplating on whether or not to just get a refund and buy a different headphone I eventually thought: “Why don’t I just buy a black pair from BestBuy and see if I run into bad luck with this horrible QC again from AKG”.

The black pair I purchased from BestBuy was working out of the box. The channels were balanced with no distortion on bass frequency sweeps. Finally, I was able to experience the reputation these headphones have built online. My first impressions were exceedingly positive. They in summary managed to take the M-100 and HP50 and create a sound that incorporated their strengths.

 

The amazon review is the same dood that was on that AKG Thread.

post #20923 of 26070
That's what you get for going orange :-)
post #20924 of 26070
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

It's not at CKN70 level but I like them better since the CKN70's were too sibilant.  Doesn't beat the S2 or MA750's.  I would say they remind me of the NE700X.  It's very good budget phone, possibly the best but doesn't outdo the likes of $100 plus phones.  Comes real close though and it's a fun and very refined sound for where it stands.  Midrange is actually very good.  No problem with the treble and bass is a mixed bag depending source.  Nice depth to the sound.  I'm seriously impressed.  

DannyBai I was curious about how is Piston compare to NE700X and asked this question in this thread a while ago so from your impression can I just say that they are similar in term of sq?
post #20925 of 26070

it's  discovery thread, so I may as well put it here:

 

http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/products/smartphones/idol_xplus.html#.Uu0PFmfxuUk

 

 

it's a Chinese smartphone with ES9018 DAC and Maxim9720 headphone amplifier (whatever the heck it is)

 

I'm getting the phone anyways (for 350$ it's hard to resist) but do any pf you guys know what this amplifier is?

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