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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Thanks d marc0. Everyone have a great new years and hope everyone has the best 2014..

Yes the dippios sound tuning is meticulous and shows clearly why these are ZAs new flagship model... Zero Audio has yet to make a bad sounding earphone.. I wouldn't be  surprised if these rank up there with some of the highest regarded dual bas in the industry...Very happy with the purchase a great way to start the new year!.

Congrats mate!

I was planning on trying them, as with the Dunu DN-1000 but since my girlfriend has taken control of my wallet it's getting harder and harder to justify the earphone purchases to her lol

I was lucky to get the new JVC HA-S680 without too much arguing lol
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post
 

yesterday i got the new philips shl3300 and i am not sure yet, but maybe i found a succesor to my s500. these are just awesome. deep soundstage, very good detail and as fast as cnt. man and that bass digs deep. its not bloated at all, but sub bass is rattling my bones. i tested a lot 300 $ phones, and until no i would say, these cheapo philips blow them out of the water. they fold up nicely and although the cups are large in diamater these are on ear, but with new breathable pads, that are super comfortable even in the sun and do a strong job on isolation. definetly keepers. everyone should test them!CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

http://www.philips-shop.co.uk/store/catalog/headphones/ear-bud/dj-monitor-style-black/productdetail/SHL3300_00_GB_SHOPPUB/GB/en


I recently purchased the Philips SHL3300 and am in agreement that these are phenomenal headphones, especially at their price point. To bring more attention to these headphones, I have created a dedicated thread for them and review in the Head Gear section.

post #18033 of 25610
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Originally Posted by Wokei View Post

Peter,

Do you have the link to buy this Samsung iems.?

Thanks.

Sorry, I didn't buy them. I got them from a friend who got them with his phone and had no interest in them.

There were a link posted a few days in this thread so maybe someone who remember where to buy them can enlighten us, I am seriously considering picking up one more pair.
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ Looks like a straight ATH CKN rip off, maybe it is a CKN50s OEM??? Would be CRAZY sweet if it was a CKN70 OEM. LMAO

 

Sweet discovery meng, diggin' their look/ blue cable as well.

 

Got me self a set of those LG QB2s from this dood.

 

Can't wait to see what the hype is all about!!! :beerchug:

if they dont have the CKN cable we're all good 

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

 

 

Hey Ds. I've got a favor to ask you:

 

Could you please compare this to XB90EX? I know, they might be quite opposite, but I'm liking the texured deep mids in XB90EX and if the Doppios are better in this regard, I'm intrigued. I've always wanted to hear a good double BA iem and this is shaping up to be a great variant. maybe the crazy subbass I also like in my XB90EX will be missed, but tying out something different is always interesting.

 

 

oh and one more: how's the build quality compared to theXB90EX? I'm mainly worried about cables. are they thick? do they seem durable like sonys?


The build quality and looks of the Doppio is minimal..These unfortunately have thin wires but high quality OFC all the way around. Build is solid enough but not as good as the XBs.  Sound quality wise these are on another level.. Sub bass wise of course the XB90s will have that but these do have the more accurate tonal, even extended treble, precision and imagery the XB90s need for them to be a higher end sound.. Now here is where I would say the H3 would probably be what your looking for even though those are much more expensive. The idea behind the H3 is that they do have that big 16mm dynamic driver for the bass with dual BAs for the mids and highs. 

 

If you want to try something completely different and or don't have the money for something like a H3. Then by all means go get yourself a doppio...It will introduce you to a higher level of sound quality.. It isn't like you can't use your XB90s for your bass fix...

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I've got a question:
Some days ago I read someone mentioning modding the Gratitude's by removing the filters. If my memory don't let me down it was one frequent writer in this thread who mentioned it but I can't remember who. The thing is I would like to try this and would like some advice on how to remove the filters without ruining these lovely IEM's. Any body find this familiar or know how to do it I would really appreciate some advice.
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Take a paper clip ,poke hole in filter not too hard and remove them and walls ....filter modded gratitudes 😎
post #18038 of 25610
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Take a paper clip ,poke hole in filter not too hard and remove them and walls ....filter modded gratitudes 😎

Did you mean voila there?:tongue:

 

I use a needle, btw. A sharper point than a paper clip is easier to poke through and also possibly salvage the screen/filter if possible with minimal damage.

 

Though, you never really described the change in the Gratitude signature though. I'm assuming a bit clearer and maybe quicker with some less bass. Possible separation and/or stage improvement? No negative peaks?


Edited by jant71 - 1/1/14 at 10:17am
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 


The build quality and looks of the Doppio is minimal..These unfortunately have thin wires but high quality OFC all the way around. Build is solid enough but not as good as the XBs.  Sound quality wise these are on another level.. Sub bass wise of course the XB90s will have that but these do have the more accurate tonal, even extended treble, precision and imagery the XB90s need for them to be a higher end sound.. Now here is where I would say the H3 would probably be what your looking for even though those are much more expensive. The idea behind the H3 is that they do have that big 16mm dynamic driver for the bass with dual BAs for the mids and highs. 

 

If you want to try something completely different and or don't have the money for something like a H3. Then by all means go get yourself a doppio...It will introduce you to a higher level of sound quality.. It isn't like you can't use your XB90s for your bass fix...

 

 

thanks for the reply. I was kinda set on getting IM70 but these also seem very good (also the interest in trying BA) but if these are "less" in build quality, it becomes quite difficult to choose :(

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Thread Starter 

Ya but less don't mean they are gonna snap in half every time you throw them in your ears.. Sonys have a strong noodle cord on them but these don't. You just can't be throwing these around..I doubt your gonna treat a $200 earphone like you would a $10 one..

 

I have no reason to believe the doppios will not last a long time. Sure they could have made these more heavier duty and such but I will gladly take them as they are.  The IM70 should be a nice earphone to consider as well.. You have to make a decision and just go for it. Worse case scenario you can sell it off if it don't meet your expectations or return them if you get it from a vendor that allows it.

post #18041 of 25610

+1. If you take good care of your earphones and don't abuse them, build quality shouldn't be to much of a concern.


Edited by kahaluu - 1/1/14 at 12:17pm
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yeah, I know, I should choose, but with limited funds and many choices, making a decision is hard as hell :biggrin:

 

I might go for im70 and save up for doppio or any other BA iem that will be interesting...

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IMO, the IM70's are a good choice considering the price. Good value.

post #18044 of 25610
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

 

I just might, because I will have two soon. KZ actually sent this Micro Ring CKN70 to me for free as a gift for getting these bad boys...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w4002-218018788.38.CECugH&id=36548970532

 

CKM99 type clone for $12. Same materials in the housing and driver. :)

Oh seaweeeeeeet!!! Hook it up bro!!! You got my $10 right now. : P

 

Just tell me when you want it. :)

 

Congrats on the freebie.

 

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"Sent from my baked potato"

 

with sour cream and chives I hope. Or Natto if that's where you brought it in from. Gonna be good either way.

 

+

 

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Mmm... sour cream and chives, that's my fav flavour of Pringles.

However I like my baked potato with Branston baked beans and lots of cheese.

Happy New Year everyone!! Best wishes go out to all of the Head-Fi community.

^ What you fools don't use any of dat holy bacon!!!??? :eek:

 

That's just wrong in SOOO many levels. :triportsad:

 

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Happy New Year guys! I just came back from a ~20 hour party at a friend's house, and I am beat. I guess I'm late for the midnight greeting, so oh well...

 

My GOD!!! Nuff said.....

 

..... LIKE US YOU!!!

 

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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post


Sorry about that, I don't know what the hell happened smily_headphones1.gif

I've got my hands on a pair of the Samsung's and they're truly a discovery!

^ It's ok, we are all sinners. :evil:

 

Great to hear, might be able to get a set from a friend as well since he has the S4 as well. Hmmm.....

 

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post
 

if they dont have the CKN cable we're all good 

^ Yeppp hope the cable is Y-cord and is less rubbery/ springy than the ATH CNKs, but if it is the same i don't mind since it's for $10!!! LoL

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

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Originally Posted by 1ofamillion View Post
 

I received my FiiO E12 today, and I must say I love what I'm hearing. I've only tested the HPH-200s so far, but dat low end is just awesome. I have a question though that I haven't really found an answer for yet. What should be the volume on the source vs the amp? Just curious if there is a good ratio between the two :beyersmile:

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I generally set the source to max volume:

 

- laptop (max volume) -> usb DAC -> E12 (adjust volume)

 

- Colorfly C3 (max volume) -> E12 (adjust volume)

 

- Clip Zip (almost max volume) -> E12 (adjust volume

 

I'm not sure where I got the notion to do that from, but it seems to work well for me. I'm interested in other opinions though. I found this thread, but I don't see a consensus there:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/396139/source-volume-vs-amp-volume

 

I'm sure there are other threads as well.

 

 

Good info in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/605183/high-volume-on-the-amp-and-low-volume-on-the-audio-player-or-vice-versa

 

Question and a reasonable sounding answer....

 

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Originally Posted by Fernito View Post
 

Hey there.

 

Well, this is the question: supposing I have both a very good quality amp and music player, which one of the three following is the recommended?

 

a) Setting the player to the highest possible volume, and then controlling the output volume using the amp volume control.

b) Setting the amp to the highest possible volume, and then controlling the output volume using the player volume control.

c) Neither one. It's better to use both the amp and the player at, let's say, "balanced" volume levels.

 

I'm not sure whether this has been discussed before (I did a fast search and didn't find anything). If so, would you be so kind to link me to that thread?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post
 

If your source and amp are truly of high (or reasonable) quality, you do (a).  Some poorer sources have issues at max volume, and some amps will clip some inputs that are too high in amplitude, so in practice it is a safer bet to set the volume to 80% or something else, as others have described.

 

Lowering volume on the source means reducing the SNR.  The music becomes more noisy, relative to how loud the music is.  Thus you want to avoid lowering the volume on the source as much as possible, unless this creates issues.

 

The exception to the rule is if you're using exceptionally sensitive headphones, generally some models of IEMs.  Most amps, particularly those that aren't that expensive, use a dual potentiometer for analog volume control.  That's the volume control knob.  Because of the way those work in these circuits, at the bottom range of the volume control, the left and right channels may no longer be matched very closely in volume.  If the source is near max volume, with particularly sensitive IEMs, you may need to turn the amp down really low, into this region where the left and right channels are annoyingly not quite the same volume.  Also this means that it's easily possible to accidentally turn up the volume a lot and blast your ears off.

 
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