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post #12481 of 25522
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Yayyyyyyy new Fidelio X1 came in the mail!
Just playing straight out of my iPad they sound pretty great at moderately loud volumes. Not mindblowingly so.
Now I'm looking for an amp/dac solution that might give me that extra bit of performance for the X1

 

 

It will get there. Get at least 100 hours on it.

post #12482 of 25522
Thread Starter 

An Ipad is not gonna be able to drive the X1 to how we hear them.. Something with decent power is almost a necessity to bring out the best of the X1.

 

I got some earphones today and I will share some impressions soon when I have a chance to write up about them. The VSD1s are indeed impressive for what guys bought them for. Not bad at all. 

 

Also the Zero Audio BX500. These things are impressive they sound like a more refined tenor to me. I will gather some thoughts about these 2 and post about them soon.

 

Also have the GR07 BEs in the house..

 

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.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/31/13 at 10:37pm
post #12483 of 25522

the 700m have burned for 2 days so i think the sound has set in. dsnuts review is pretty spot on, highs keep a sparkle and bass is basshead kind of bass. i only have the xb90 to compare them to, and the sonys are a diff league in terms of quality and clarity, but they are a diff sound to begin with. these are the standard kind of basshead phone done right (yet to hear the cks77x or the 1k). on top of that they are built like champs, considering the price. very polished and solid, and arent frankenbolts.

 

if i were to put some phones on a spectrum from a muddy/mid bass to clear it would be corecool>dx210>700m>xb60/90=>FXZ>FX3X (i may have to get another FX3X at some point, amazing ruble they have)... maybe someone can help place the two ATH phones. 


Edited by daveyostrow - 7/31/13 at 10:42pm
post #12484 of 25522
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

the 700m have burned for 2 days so i think the sound has set in. dsnuts review is pretty spot on, highs keep a sparkle and bass is basshead kind of bass. i only have the xb90 to compare them to, and the sonys are a diff league in terms of quality and clarity, but they are a diff sound to begin with. these are the standard kind of basshead phone done right (yet to hear the cks77x or the 1k). on top of that they are built like champs, considering the price. very polished and solid, and arent frankenbolts.

 

if i were to put some phones on a spectrum from a muddy/mid bass to clear it would be corecool>dx210>700m>xb60/90>FXZ>FX3X (i may have to get another FX3X at some point, amazing ruble they have)... maybe someone can help place the two ATH phones. 


I'll be more than happy to sell your FX3X's back to ya'. wink.gif

 

Just give me a PM and it's a done deal.

post #12485 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

An Ipad is not gonna be able to drive the X1 to how we hear them.. Something with decent power is almost a necessity to bring out the best of the X1.

 

I got some earphones today and I will share some impressions soon when I have a chance to write up about them. The VSD1s are indeed impressive for what guys bought them for. Not bad at all. 

 

Also the Zero Audio BX500. These things are impressive they sound like a more refined tenor to me. I will gather some thoughts about these 2 and post about them soon.

 

Also have the GR07 BEs in the house..

 

You get the X3 yet Ds? It will be interesting to hear how the X1's sound out of it. I'm looking forward to seeing which of the C3/BH or the C3/E12 combos will win over the X1's :)

 

Glad you're trying the VSD1's and the BE's! I get along better with the VSD1's tbh.

post #12486 of 25522
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

I'll be more than happy to sell your FX3X's back to ya'. wink.gif

 

Just give me a PM and it's a done deal.

 

the FX3X had highs that were a tad sharp for me... and its the same fear/suspicion i have with the ATH in general and cks77/1k in specific. i would give them another shot, but id love to audition these ATH phones beforehand.

 

how are you liking them, are they collecting dust?

post #12487 of 25522
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

 

the FX3X had highs that were a tad sharp for me... and its the same fear/suspicion i have with the ATH in general and cks77/1k in specific. i would give them another shot, but id love to audition these ATH phones beforehand.

 

how are you liking them, are they collecting dust?


Actually i use them more than i thought i would. Mostly just use them when i am waiting for pickup Bball games at the local gym. Nothing beats the boredom of waiting for the next game with some big bass rumble. Plus they isolate so well even inside a noisy gym. Pretty surprised by that tbh despite their "open" design.

 

But since i just got my VSD1 i think it will replace these FX3Xs for my gym use.

 

The ATHs has much more aggressive attach and sound but the highs are not THAT sharp. They can be fatiguing for prolong use no doubt due to their more overly forward nature.

post #12488 of 25522
Eric, did you get those Onkyo IEMs yet? How are you finding them?
post #12489 of 25522
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Onkyo IE-HF300. Looks very interesting.

These might be my CKS1000 alternative. And they have a detachable cable!!

post #12490 of 25522
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

These might be my CKS1000 alternative. And they have a detachable cable!!

Wouldn't say they will be an alternative. The HF300s have a (very)slightly v-shaped sound sig, so yes, they have a fair amount of bass, but no where near the CKS1ks' level.
post #12491 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


Wouldn't say they will be an alternative. The HF300s have a (very)slightly v-shaped sound sig, so yes, they have a fair amount of bass, but no where near the CKS1ks' level.

I meant an alternative for me, I guess I should've been more clear.

post #12492 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

An Ipad is not gonna be able to drive the X1 to how we hear them.. Something with decent power is almost a necessity to bring out the best of the X1.

 

I got some earphones today and I will share some impressions soon when I have a chance to write up about them. The VSD1s are indeed impressive for what guys bought them for. Not bad at all. 

 

Also the Zero Audio BX500. These things are impressive they sound like a more refined tenor to me. I will gather some thoughts about these 2 and post about them soon.

 

Also have the GR07 BEs in the house..

 

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.

Damn it, when will they release the doppios? I have so much bias for those iems that I might get them as soon as they are out :D

post #12493 of 25522

Extra!! Extra!!

 

 

 

Get your CNT porn here!!
 

post #12494 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

Get your paws on a pair of ES700s.

 

 

 

Thanks I'll check it out

 

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

You get the X3 yet Ds? It will be interesting to hear how the X1's sound out of it. I'm looking forward to seeing which of the C3/BH or the C3/E12 combos will win over the X1's :)

 

Glad you're trying the VSD1's and the BE's! I get along better with the VSD1's tbh.

 

X3 will be available next week from mp4nation:

FiiO X3 Preorder Update: We are expecting to get the first batch of X3 units in early next week, preorders will promptly start to ship shortly after stock arrival.

 

 

Also there is new Brainwavz headphone:

 

 

Brainwavz HM9 Headphones

Brainwavz HM9 Headphones

We are proud to introduce our new Brainwavz HM9 Headphones, these gorgeous headphones are on preorder and will be in stock middle of August, get one today!

The Brainwavz HM9 use 40 mm drivers which have been tuned meticulously to deliver audio with accuracy, high fidelity and a deep bass extension that doesn't suffer from distortion. From the most subtle notes to deep, punchy bass, the HM9 make no compromise to deliver high-quality sound suitable for any genre of music. The large earpads cover your ears to provide a seal that blocks out almost all outside noise, leaving your ears to hear your music only.

The HM9 have been crafted from high grade, light weight aluminum, allowing for durability in any environment. Be it walking outside, relaxing at home or DJ’s mixing tracks in a club, no compromise was made in style or comfort.  As a plus for compact storage, the HM9 can also be folded up.

Features:

  • Punchy, accurate bass
  • Warm, fun and exciting sound signature
  • Large, memory foam earpads.
  • Foldable for compact storage
  • 3 sets of detacable cables: 1.3m cable with microphone & remote for phones, 1.3m cable, 3m cable.
Get it today at the preorder price of $119.50 (Normal price $149.50)
 
post #12495 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

 

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.

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.

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