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post #5626 of 26095
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Originally Posted by vsls View Post

I ordered from kuyaya520 which is based in HK according to eBay.

I didn't ask for tracking number since I thought it's not offered for that kind of shipment. It's been 2 weeks, nothing worrying so far but it would be useful to have an idea when to expect it.


There is a lot of mail traffic on China Post/Hong Kong Post.  Sometimes there are mail jams and the mail gets stuck for days before leaving China.  Recently I had a package that took longer than 40 days to leave China.  That is an unusually long time, but it is a good example of what I just said.  Once it left China, it reached my local postal office in 13 days.  A 5 to 7 day span from posting to departure from China, would not be a surprise.

post #5627 of 26095
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post


There is a lot of mail traffic on China Post/Hong Kong Post.  Sometimes there are mail jams and the mail gets stuck for days before leaving China.  Recently I had a package that took longer than 40 days to leave China.  That is an unusually long time, but it is a good example of what I just said.  Once it left China, it reached my local postal office in 13 days.  A 5 to 7 day span from posting to departure from China, would not be a surprise.

 



I will be satisfied if I receive it till the end of 2012!

post #5628 of 26095
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Originally Posted by CashNotCredit View Post

Has anyone had any experience with Awei IEMs? They provide frequency response graphs for all of their IEMs, which I found odd for a company that sells them for >$10. According to my untrained eyes, the ES-100 and ES-300 look the best, FR-wise. Can anyone more apt at interpreting these things give them a peek and report their findings? Thanks.

 

Yup, I've got an Awei ES-300     .....they're my go to earphones whenever I need a references on really bad sounding IEMs.

post #5629 of 26095
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Huxley comes out of no where and tells it like it is. Ha glad you are enjoying this one. I am curious to eventually try this.

700

This SMSL Fort it is called is more of a delux model. Uses the same chip that is in the Ele but an equally small round housing w volume nob as it has an amp section to it..Kinda cool if you ask me. Like that volume nob.

 

That knob alone is well worth the extra $ over the ELE DAC !    ...If you ever had to rip your iems out of your ears because you were caught out by the sudden volume increase of the ELE.

 

SQ to my ears is also much better over the ELE, everything is much more smoother and fuller.

If not for these SMSL Fort, I would not have discovered that the ELE DAC's got the left/right channels mixed up when I was A/Bing the two DACs.

 

These SMSL Fort also uses the much easier to handle micro USB connectors instead of the bulkier USB-B (Printer) type cables.

 

I'm really impressed with the size and quality of this thing, it has a nice solid build and that knob is silky smooth like what one would expect from a high end audiphile deck.

post #5630 of 26095
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Originally Posted by darinmc View Post

Got my EL-D01 today.  Open the package, the item is blue.  I check the auction I closed, it clearly states black in the description and says you get what is pictured (4 pictures of a black DAC).  Ok, I can live with blue who cares.  I turn it over, big scratch across an entire corner.  Whatever, I bought it for it's function not it's looks.  Plug it in.  Left comes out of right, right comes out of left.  I contact the seller, slightly annoyed, and explain all of the problems.  They told me they would send a new one (no confirmation of shipment yet) so we'll see.  In the meantime I've had to make an IC specifically for this DAC with goofy footed connections.  Now that it's playing and I'm not thinking about the fact that I waited 3 weeks to get frustrated, had to build a new cable, and had to wear my headphones backwards to demo it until I could build the cable at home, I like the sound.  Very clean, nice sound.  If it's better than audio creation mode on my x-fi titanium it's not by much, but it's definitely better than my phone.  Happy to have something I can carry, connect to anything and have great sound.  Especially look forward to having a phone with OTG usb support in Feb.

 

Seems I've got the same problems (Blue instead of black, left/right channel switched), only that I discovered the switched channels when I did an A/B with the SMSL Fort DAC which arrived recently.

 

Makes me wonder if anyone else's ELE DAC has got the reversed left/right channels problem ? 

post #5631 of 26095

Fuller than the ele, well that's me ordering it.

 

It'll be nice having a volume dial right next to my bed, sames me having to swap things around when i want to use the amp.

 

What is the smsl fort like for power ghost?

 

Btw isn't it a mini usb port not micro?

 

Edit - Just tried my blue ele, same here l/r is reversed.


Edited by Huxley - 12/18/12 at 9:45am
post #5632 of 26095

I was wondering if everyone got the L/R reversed DACs from the same seller

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Quite a few ppl have received their Somic MH463s now, here are their impressions (at the bottom of the OP)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637699/50mm-driver-open-air-full-size-cans-pop-out-of-nowhere-sound-amazing

post #5634 of 26095
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Originally Posted by Huxley View Post

Fuller than the ele, well that's me ordering it.

 

It'll be nice having a volume dial right next to my bed, sames me having to swap things around when i want to use the amp.

 

What is the smsl fort like for power ghost?

 

Btw isn't it a mini usb port not micro?

 

Edit - Just tried my blue ele, same here l/r is reversed.

 

They're efficient, I have my laptop volume set to 50% (100% volume on WMP) and I can't go beyond like 50% on the SMSL Fort's dial without hearing damage, 35% on the knob give a really nice SQ with my FXD80 (28% with the S500).

 

The same can't be said of the ELE, I have to lower the laptop's volume down to 6-10% in order to listen to them, the ELE seem to have the amp portion hardwired to full volume. If you've played with full size speakers systems then you will know what I mean when I say the ELE sounds like speakers driven with underpowered amp (insufficent power headroom) and at the full volume setting, you lose most of the musicality.

 

The SMSL Fort sounds like a well integrated HiFi system, there is more than enough headroom to power any of my phones without any hints of distortion, the sweet spot for most users would be between 25% to 60% on the dial depending on your phones and sources.

 

Dispite what I've said, the ELE still do sound better than the raw output from the laptop's motherboard, it is only upon comparision with the SMSL Fort that the ELE's shortcomings are revealed.

 

Yup, you are right. They have a Mini (Left) instead of Micro (right) port, my bad !

 

 

 

 

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I was wondering if everyone got the L/R reversed DACs from the same seller

 

I am wondering if all of them are like that ?   ...the reds, blacks and silvers ?   .....anyone ?

post #5635 of 26095

haha i have no idea where my ele dac is at, no tracking no nothing, shipping sure is slow as hell probably due to the Christmas madness, etc but still..... Ordered the thing on the 21st of last month and is still not here yet.

post #5636 of 26095

Impatiently waiting for my ELE DAC to arrive now. Has anyone tied hooking one upto a Samsung Galaxy S3/Note 2 yet?

post #5637 of 26095
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

haha i have no idea where my ele dac is at, no tracking no nothing, shipping sure is slow as hell probably due to the Christmas madness, etc but still..... Ordered the thing on the 21st of last month and is still not here yet.


Ha! Your cool calm facade doesn't fool me... sfwalcer is getting a wee bit thirsty lol! tongue_smile.gif

post #5638 of 26095
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post


Ha! Your cool calm facade doesn't fool me... sfwalcer is getting a wee bit thirsty lol! tongue_smile.gif

 

You can read me like a book, you got me WAYNE. IT'S REAL!!!

 

Dying here. biggrin.gif

post #5639 of 26095
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You can read me like a book, you got me WAYNE. IT'S REAL!!!

Dying here. biggrin.gif

Lol! Just think how thirsty you would be if you didn't have your Fire Phoenix or ANY damned dac for your computer!!!
post #5640 of 26095

My ELE Dac must travel the whole Asia, hopefully it will arrive with many experiences

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