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post #5086 of 23907

Which one is easier to drive? The Sony xb90ex or the JVC fx3x? I have been going through this thread because I'm trying to decide which one to buy. I can get the JVC for about half the price of the Sony, will the Sony be worth the extra money?
 

post #5087 of 23907
Thread Starter 

If you want some of the best mids for dynamic earphones with the monsterous sub bass the XB90EX. If you want more of a V shape sound with your big sub bass the FX3X.  Both are very easy to drive. I would give the nod to the XB90 for Hiphop RnB and acoustical music, vocals.

 

The FX3X sounds great with EDM. Great with hiphop but not as good as the EX90EX. For the cost though this is the better value. The XB90 is a nice higher end bass earphone so worth the cash if you decide to go that rout.

post #5088 of 23907
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

/ Now for your sound preference the one earphone that fits the bill is the CKM33 actually. They have a similar sound signature to the open AD700, AD900. /

 

...and popular with Japanese girls too. (link)

 

it's on the way, thx.

post #5089 of 23907
Thread Starter 

Ya let me know how that turned out for you. By the way guys I blame my recent need to upgrade my laptop source to Kiteki here..

 

Having a grip of earphones and headphones is one thing but having the proper sounding DAC/AMP to drive them with is another. It is quite addicting to get even better sound from better sources. I think ultimately the headphones/ earphones are the best sound upgrade but having a nice source to drive them with adds another dimension to the whole thing we call getting lost in our music.

post #5090 of 23907
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I think ultimately the headphones/ earphones are the best sound upgrade but having a nice source to drive them with adds another dimension to the whole thing we call getting lost in our music.

Or the thing we call "getting our money lost" lol
post #5091 of 23907
Thread Starter 

Well see now I think by now. Things I suggest in this thread you guys should know already you will get your monies worth. Maybe that is why you guys read this thread. Believe me nothing pisses me off more than spending a lot to get a dud. I know this is the first time I have suggested a DAC of all things on this thread or any of my threads. It is no different. In fact I will venture to say this little device is one of the best bang for the money items I have ever bought. Because it will enhance your listening greatly for a meager $18.. Is it the best sounding dac I have? No. But it comes damn close which surprises me to no end every time I hear it.

 

Let me put it this way. I just spent $52 on shipping a much higher end DAC/AMP unit in the AUNE T1 back to China just to get my $200 back on it. I can blame that on this Ele dac.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/25/12 at 5:14pm
post #5092 of 23907
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well see now I think by now. Things I suggest in this thread you guys should know already you will get your monies worth. Maybe that is why you guys read this thread. Believe me nothing pisses me off more than spending a lot to get a dud. I know this is the first time I have suggested a DAC of all things on this thread or any of my threads. It is no different. In fact I will venture to say this little device is one of the best bang for the money items I have ever bought. Because it will enhance your listening greatly for a meager $18.. Is it the best sounding dac I have? No. But it comes damn close which surprises me to no end every time I hear it.

Yeah, I know. I was just teasing. My money hasn't been "lost" at all - they have all been great value and I applaud your efforts and recommendations. Now whether or not I need all of these headphones and iem's is another question!

Regarding the dac, I'm just waiting to see what you think of the Hifimediy Sabre Dac (you are getting one of those, right?) before pulling the trigger on the Ele dac.

Cheers
post #5093 of 23907
Thread Starter 

Ya me too. Here is the deal with that Hifimidey Sabre dac..It is the case of buying from CHINA and a vendor that could care less when you get it. I ordered that DAC on the same date I ordered the ELE dac and I have no idea where it is. Their tracking is broken so it says it was shipped out from  Swiss post? That is what it says on the tracking. On the product page it says.

 

Item location: Shanghai China. Lol. I have no idea when I am gonna get it. No idea.

 

Ok it says delivery estimate November 29th- December 17th. I ordered it on the 7th. Lol. They must have shipped it on one of these.

700 So when ordering one of these you gotta consider the 1 MONTH shipping time. Jeebuz!


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/25/12 at 5:27pm
post #5094 of 23907

Well, it seems that at China Post they just put all the thousands of packages on one big pile and if you're lucky they'll grab it and dispatch it fast. I wouldn't say it's the vendors' fault. For instance I've had stuff from mistertao arrive in 10 days or as right now waiting 2 weeks for my VC02 just to be dispatched - the Chinese tracking usually doesn't work and when it does the dispatch date changes all the time. I had a colorfly c3 case ordered like 3 weeks ago and after I received the tracking number the date changed several times and the last time was 3 days ago and I hope that's final - it would mean that the Chinese Post needed only 20 days after receiving the package to ship it. It's funny how many years they are behind Singpost with which it usually takes like 4-10 days to receive the item and not just to have it dispatched. I guess for the Chinese post office air mail depends on the how much air the wind blows into the sails of the ship.

post #5095 of 23907

Someone placed a package for me in Guangdong, China on September 18.  It left China on November 1 (44 days later!).  It got to my local post office on November 14.

 

As more people find out that buying things from China via internet is a great way to go, China's postal services will have more work.  If personnel is not increased, things will take longer to move on through China's postal system.  I have been getting things from China for several years, most of them without a tracking number.  From my recent experience with 4 packages including the example above, all future packages will have a tracking number, even if the tracking service ($2) represents a large percentage of the item's cost, for low cost items.

 

As far as web sites available for tracking mail from China,  some pages will tell you that your tracking number is invalid, when it is not.  Of all the ones that I have tried, the following web site has been the best one:

 

http://www.17track.net/

 

There is click on option on the top left corner of the page, where you can request the page to be shown in English.


Edited by Alberto01 - 11/25/12 at 7:20pm
post #5096 of 23907

Well, lately I've been using only http://www.track-trace.com/ and it does a perfect job but when the tracking system of the dispatching post ofice doesn't work no site will help you. But as a miracle now the tracking system works, so if I had anything from China coming I would hurry and check (oh, I do have some stuff)

 

edit: oh, what a miracle I should be getting the silicone cases for my c3 tomorrow. So it actually needed 20 days to be dispatched and only 2 days to arrive at the customs, so they don't really use ships


Edited by kova4a - 11/25/12 at 6:57pm
post #5097 of 23907

Dear God.

I heard this song on the mh1c and put it on repeat.

 

Haven't heard it sound this good with any other iem. So enjoyable and pleasant. I didn't even think about analyzing/knitpicking the sound when it played.

 

 

 

P.S. If your music is already mixed with a substantial amount of imprecise bass, then the mh1c might not be for you. Unless the bass is what you like and want to listen to.


Edited by atomikn00b - 11/25/12 at 11:01pm
post #5098 of 23907

Hey guys, just wanted your thoughts on how the sony xb90ex compare to the mh1c and the fxd80. Thanks.

post #5099 of 23907
Quick questions:

Does the ELE DAC come with a USB cable? If not, which kind of cable should I use?

Can I just use my printer's A-B cable? Does the cable length has anything to do with the sound quality?

Thanks!
post #5100 of 23907
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by koreanzombie View Post

Hey guys, just wanted your thoughts on how the sony xb90ex compare to the mh1c and the fxd80. Thanks.

Xb90EX=

700

MH1C=

700

FXD80=

700

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by kong View Post

Quick questions:
Does the ELE DAC come with a USB cable? If not, which kind of cable should I use?
Can I just use my printer's A-B cable? Does the cable length has anything to do with the sound quality?
Thanks!

These are too cheap to include a cable. You can try out your printer cable. It should work.

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