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Oh! Whoops! I thought WAYNENUMM was talking about the Efi-82 MT. Guess not. My bad.

Still a great deal for an ELE.
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Thread Starter 

Speaking of. This is the first time I tried my Ele with my AD900X. Excellent!

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Oh! Whoops! I thought WAYNENUMM was talking about the Efi-82 MT. Guess not. My bad.

Still a great deal for an ELE.

he was! tongue.gif my bad. sorry. for some reason i had the ELE in my head rolleyes.gif

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I would just like to say....................................................................Go........................................................................Broncos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wise words :)

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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

By the way, if anybody's interested in more reviews / rankings, the following digital book seems to have much of the same content as Ghostfit's magazine. Reviews similar to the ones he posted start on page 96.

プレミアムヘッドホンガイド 2013 WINTER :: ActiBook

Thank you for this~! 

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With the ELE DAC, is an amp required or even recommended with iems and cans? I thought i remember reading it wasnt but i wanted to be sure. 

 

Laptop > ELE > iem\cans

 

Laptop > ELE > amp > iem\can

 

Also has anyone tried using the ELE with a tablet such as the note 10.1 or ipad mini? 

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The only IEM I've tried with the Ele that it can't sufficiently push on its own is the ER4S.
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Originally Posted by Nightmistx22 View Post

With the ELE DAC, is an amp required or even recommended with iems and cans? I thought i remember reading it wasnt but i wanted to be sure. 

 

Laptop > ELE > iem\cans

 

Laptop > ELE > amp > iem\can

 

I got the ELE DAC a few days ago. And I have the Fiio E11.

 

It really depends on what you are looking for out of the amp. If you use an amp to essentially increase power/volume to your headphones, then the ELE DAC does that to a certain extent. For example, my Uptowns required 100% power out of my laptop to get reasonably loud. But with the ELE DAC, the same loudness is achieved at about 60% (100% is too loud). The ELE DAC also just seems to produce a really nice, full, clear, detailed sound.

 

But, if you are wanting to increase the bass for example, the ELE DAC doesn't really do that. So, I could attach my E11 (with EQ2 setting) to provide more bass. Or, I can just use the equalizer in my PC's music player program (currently trying out foobar2000 and liking it).

 

Edit: I should point out that I love my S500's and Uptowns with no EQ'ing when attached to the ELE DAC.


Edited by waynes world - 1/12/13 at 7:29pm
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I got the ELE DAC a few days ago. And I have the Fiio E11.

 

It really depends on what you are looking for out of the amp. If you use an amp to essentially increase power/volume to your headphones, then the ELE DAC does that to a certain extent. For example, my Uptowns required 100% power out of my laptop to get reasonably loud. But with the ELE DAC, the same loudness is achieved at about 60% (100% is too loud). The ELE DAC also just seems to produce a really nice, full, clear, detailed sound.

 

But, if you are wanting to increase the bass for example, the ELE DAC doesn't really do that. So, I could attach my E11 (with EQ2 setting) to provide more bass. Or, I can just use the equalizer in my PC's music player program (currently trying out foobar2000 and liking it).

 

Edit: I should point out that I love my S500's and Uptowns with no EQ'ing when attached to the ELE DAC.


Oh forgot to ask you WAYNE did you win the ELE L/R Channel Sweepstakes??? Or were you too immersed in audio nirvana to even care. LoL  

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

I got the ELE DAC a few days ago. And I have the Fiio E11.

 

It really depends on what you are looking for out of the amp. If you use an amp to essentially increase power/volume to your headphones, then the ELE DAC does that to a certain extent. For example, my Uptowns required 100% power out of my laptop to get reasonably loud. But with the ELE DAC, the same loudness is achieved at about 60% (100% is too loud). The ELE DAC also just seems to produce a really nice, full, clear, detailed sound.

 

But, if you are wanting to increase the bass for example, the ELE DAC doesn't really do that. So, I could attach my E11 (with EQ2 setting) to provide more bass. Or, I can just use the equalizer in my PC's music player program (currently trying out foobar2000 and liking it).

 

Edit: I should point out that I love my S500's and Uptowns with no EQ'ing when attached to the ELE DAC.

I don't typically listen to anything very loud. I think i have a lower comfortable listening level then most. With that said if the only thing an amp will add is volume then i don't feel any need to invest in one at this time.

 

I have been doing some A\B\C-ing between my 3 sources. Laptop with realtek audio, HTC Evo 4G, Desktop with Creative X-fi sound card (cirrus logic 4382 DAC) 

of the 3 i can say the X-fi sounds the best as one would expect.  I'm confident that the ELE will be an improvement for my laptop but im wondering if it will be better then my X-fi soundcard. 

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In the dac only scenario, most ppl would get an amp and use it as volume control. I'm not well versed in the subject but I caught bits of conversations about lowering the volume in Windows will lower the dynamic range of the source when the dac is 16 bit and source is 16bit. You can lower the volume in Windows without loss of quality if the dac is 24 bit and source is 16. . I've been hanging out in the modi/magni threads. biggrin.gif
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That's really cool. Hopefully someone could shed some light on what everything says. Can you post the rest of the other headphones that are being reviewed?I wanna know their scores ksc75smile.gif

 

Edit:   ....nvm, see my next post !!!! biggrin.gif


Edited by Ghostfit - 1/13/13 at 7:50am
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Audio-Technica ATH-CKN50
Code:
Balance (FR)    Deep Bass |---|---|---■---|---|---|  Mids / Highs

Soundstage      Deep      |---|---|---■---|---|---|  Wide

Presentation    Powerful  |---|---|---■---|---|---|  Delicate

Rock      ★★★★         Jazz ★★★★☆

Classical ★★★★         Club ★★★★


(In the rankings above, I'm using "☆" to denote a "half star")

Don't shoot me if there are any mistakes! tongue.gif

 

Thanks for making me the happiest man alive ! biggrin.gif   ....if you ever got an itch you couldn't scratch then you'll understand what I went thru looking at those Japanese reviews.

 

Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !

 

 

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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

By the way, if anybody's interested in more reviews / rankings, the following digital book seems to have much of the same content as Ghostfit's magazine. Reviews similar to the ones he posted start on page 96.

プレミアムヘッドホンガイド 2013 WINTER :: ActiBook

 

Actually, that link you provided IS the digital copy of the hardcopy in my hands.   thanks for sharing !!!!

 

All bros here should download it understand what true poisoning is !!! evil_smiley.gif


Edited by Ghostfit - 1/14/13 at 7:12pm
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Speaking of. This is the first time I tried my Ele with my AD900X. Excellent!

 

Yup, they sounds great with the Ele but with the SMSL Fort, they are at least a level up ! L3000.gif

 

The Fort gives them just the right amount of warm that all the notes just  becomes fuller and smoother.

Going back to the Ele, they sounded a touch too cold for me but then they're $17 compared to $47.


Edited by Ghostfit - 1/13/13 at 10:44pm
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Thread Starter 

How you liking your AD900X Ghost. I take it your still burning them in?

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