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post #9061 of 25592

HM5 pads you can order from mp4nation.net

post #9062 of 25592

Ah, so I can't get them from a UK seller?

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

This is my view at the moment.



I have a NAS unit with 2TB drives, and if I were to convert my music to flac, it would be around 600GB. So I could do it, and I may do it down the road. But at least for the moment, "I don't feel a pressing need for flac, especially with the gear and the ears that I have now."

Btw, any recent geko95gek endorsed trance that I should be listening to?

Yes mate, check out my mixcloud. My April mix has already been uploaded there. ;-)
post #9064 of 25592
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Yes mate, check out my mixcloud. My April mix has already been uploaded there. ;-)

 

Cool, thanks. I see your picture there - sorry for your homeliness ;)

 

Man, have I started to love trance and it's derivatives. Trance.fm is great. Ektoplazm is great (love stuff like this). Gonna have to do more exploring on mixcloud. Do you know what kbps they stream at?

 

I've listened to your #18 and #22 sets quite a few times, and they are wonderful - great work! I'm looking forward to checking out more of your stuff.

 

If you also can recommend any other artists to listen to, I will! Thanks.

post #9065 of 25592
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Some thoughts on the Zero Audio DX210-CB:

 

Ds had me checking out this IEM months ago but neither of us took the plunge because we were busy buying AT stuff at the time but curiosity always remained.  I wanted to purchase the WS77 recently so Ds had me order the DX210-CB also to save on shipping charges.  Of course I had to order a pair myself since he's never let me down yet.  With that out of the way, I'll let Ds write the impressions when he gets his pair but I'll go ahead and start the hype with this short preview.  

 

These only have an overnight burn-in and could not hear any difference in sound from open box.

 

Build and accessories:  Housing seems solid and very light aluminum.  It is bullet shaped and fits comfortably.  There is some driver flex.  The strain reliefs exit at a 45 degree angle from the bottom of the housing so these can be worn over-ear if need be.  The cable is thin and smooth but doesn't seem like it will take much abuse.  L-shaped plug.  Comes with a soft cloth bag and 3 sizes of narrow bore tips.  Simple.

 

Sound:  Bass hits deep and hard when it's in the music.  Sounds excellent with EDM but also did well with faster metal music.  What I like about this bass is that while it reaches deep, it is very punchy with music that doesn't extend that deep.  While EDM brings this bass to the forefront, with other genres, it stays put and blends nicely with the rest of the music.  I was expecting this to be a basshead earphone so this was a nice surprise.  Midrange and vocals are forward but it's never too forward.  Male and female vocals sound good.  There's a good mix of lower notes and upper range to do well with either gender.  Even with vocal electronica, the bass gets big, but it doesn't really hinder the vocals.  Treble is very smooth and not even a hint of harshness.  Treble heads might be left wanting more but doesn't lack by any means.  So far this earphone might sound a little dark or even slow but it actually keeps pace quite well with faster music and can sound very lively.  Soundstage is actually quite big.  It has good amount of width and depth.  This earphone does not even come close to sounding closed in.  

 

I would classify this as a bass earphone but has good balance to do well with all genres.  I haven't tried classical or jazz yet but everything else has sounded excellent.  I would think this earphone is a close competitor to the MH1C but with bigger stage and slightly better balance and less annoying cable.  

 

Let's see how close or off I am after Ds listens to his pair early next week but I am quite impressed by it and glad he convinced me to try it out.  I believe it goes for around $45 US without the Tenso fees so I would say this is a very good buy and worthy of a discovery.  


Nice another good one to add to the collection..I am thinking these are a good alternative from the X3X, CKS77 and the XB90s. In that realm perhaps? Maybe even better. I look forward to hearing them for certain.

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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Can't find them on eBay UK. Didn't want to order from the US but might have to. Not too sure where I can get the HM5 pads from either? 

 

Are there any spacious velours that fit these S500s?


2-5/8'' Rings:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-FASHION-RUBBER-RING-O-RING-BRACELET-3-16-CS-/140600476909

 

HM5 Pads:

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

 

I find AD-900X velours to be extremely comfortable, but don't know how they would fit on the JVCs. or how would they affect the sound.

post #9067 of 25592
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Nice another good one to add to the collection..I am thinking these are a good alternative from the X3X, CKS77 and the XB90s. In that realm perhaps? Maybe even better. I look forward to hearing them for certain.

I guess after reading my impressions, it sounds like any other earphone/headphone I've written about, lol.  I'd say these are in the realm of the iem's you mention and maybe even better in some ways.  Nothing about the sound really disappoints me.  I never owned the X3X, got rid of the S77's because I didn't like something about them, don't remember what and the XB90's I don't listen to anymore because it just doesn't satisfy me except when I want to hear crazy sub-bass.  I'm sure these won't last for the long haul either but it's quality for the semi-budget-fi buyer and possibly one of the top contenders in that category.  

post #9068 of 25592
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

ad900x's are over ear also....just open back.

I know. But I've never heard that type of sound, I think it's one I need to experience.

post #9069 of 25592
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I guess after reading my impressions, it sounds like any other earphone/headphone I've written about, lol.  I'd say these are in the realm of the iem's you mention and maybe even better in some ways.  Nothing about the sound really disappoints me.  I never owned the X3X, got rid of the S77's because I didn't like something about them, don't remember what and the XB90's I don't listen to anymore because it just doesn't satisfy me except when I want to hear crazy sub-bass.  I'm sure these won't last for the long haul either but it's quality for the semi-budget-fi buyer and possibly one of the top contenders in that category.  

I'm tempted to get these, but since I have the CKN70s, I'm thinking: why bother?

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

ad900x's are over ear also....just open back.


AD900X are around the ear

post #9071 of 25592

I just find out that there is new cheaper version of Hifimediy Sabre dac, it is called Hifimediy Sabre Tiny dac and is even smaller. biggrin.gif

Here are the differences between the two:

 

 

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What is different from the slightly bigger brother?
- It uses the PCM2706 USB receiver chip in place of Tenor TE7022, which limits it to max 48Khz/16bit inputs
- 12Mhz osc instead of a crystal used in uae23.
- No optical output
- Might work on more devices (Android etc.)

Volume level controlled by volume hot keys in Mac OSX, does not appear to work in Windows

What is the same?
- Sabre ES9023 chip
- 2.2Vrms output 

Which one should i get?
The new Uae Tiny is almost as good at a lower price. If you don't mind paying the additional dollars, go for the uae23 version (Hifimediy Sabre DAC). If you want to save a few bucks and don't need 96/24 this newcomer should be a good option.

 

The price for Tiny is 30$ and I think that it is very good options for people on a tight budget. 

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107

post #9072 of 25592
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post


AD900X are around the ear

see this is what happens when people use the colloquial names.

 

this is the way i see it

 

in-ear

-iems

-buds

 

over ear

-supraaural - on ear (yes i know supra means "above".... "above" can also mean "over")

-curcumaural - around the ear

post #9073 of 25592
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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

I just find out that there is new cheaper version of Hifimediy Sabre dac, it is called Hifimediy Sabre Tiny dac and is even smaller. biggrin.gif

Here are the differences between the two:

 

 

 

The price for Tiny is 30$ and I think that it is very good options for people on a tight budget. 

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107

This is basically UD100 DAC. Hard to imagine a budget that can afford 36.65$ (shipped), but not 49$(shipped). I think for US it's even 46$ shipped.

Anyone who can't afford 10-12$ is too poor to have the internet connection to place the order.smily_headphones1.gif

I think most buyers for this product will be people who hunt for bargains just for the sake of hunting.

post #9074 of 25592
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Why pay 20$ for the 16/44 DAC when Hifimediy is 24/192 for 42$ and is powerful enough to power HE-400?

Just ask yourself, how good that additional amplifier can be for 3.40$ ? It can only drive SQ down.

Didn't see the post, I'll explain. When anything from outside the EU is payed over 22 euro's / 28,80 dollars for we get charged all kinds of **** for import:

  • 21% VAT
  • "Inklaringskosten", not sure what the English word for it is.

 

Which means the Hifimediy does not cost me 49 dollars  (shipped) * 1.21 = 59.29, + 16,38 (inklaringskosten) = 75,67 dollars.4 times the ELE DAC/amp combo. And besides that, the amp section would be only used accidentally; daily it will be connected to my Pioneer amp which has it's own amplifier ;)

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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

This is basically UD100 DAC. Hard to imagine a budget that can afford 36.65$ (shipped), but not 49$(shipped). I think for US it's even 46$ shipped.

Anyone who can't afford 10-12$ is too poor to have the internet connection to place the order.smily_headphones1.gif

I think most buyers for this product will be people who hunt for bargains just for the sake of hunting.

LOL Or maybe people who want to use it with their portable devices as it's smaller and is possibly supported by more devices like Android phones, tablets etc. I doubt that they went through all the trouble to make a new version just so that someone can save 15 bucks. And I don't think anyone looking for an external DAC for a pc or laptop will choose it over its bigger brother. I guess if it was 20 bucks or the shipping was cheaper it would be selling like crazy.

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