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All the reason I need. (that's from a UHA-6 review) Not that I would use one (my T50RP) out-and-about. Actually I would, to be honest.

 

 

Just as aside, I think the reputation of orthos for being hard to drive is quite exaggerated around here. The HE-5 and 6 are really the only ones that are truly hard to drive.

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Just as aside, I think the reputation of orthos for being hard to drive is quite exaggerated around here. The HE-5 and 6 are really the only ones that are truly hard to drive.

Just from reading around, I can agree. Even just from reading the concept of how ortho and dynamic drivers operate I kind of understand it. I guess if I don't buy anything "mid-fi priced" (or later "hi-fi price"), which is highly unlikely to my chagrin, I guess my T50RP is set to not have monstrous amping.

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That would be a good reason to ditch the ipod.  Itunes sucks, at least on windows.  Of course the whole DAP market sucks so I don't really have any recommendations for you except maybe the old standby of the Clip+/Zip.

Actually I use foobar... I just don't know what I'm doing. Is there a way you're supposed to organize your music with foobar??
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I've seem to have set my eyes on the Leckerton UHA-4, and reading about them, quite frequently lately. I see that my wallet is shaking in fear. But I digress. I know some of you regulars here have it, so I'm wondering how well/bad it is at driving full-sizes? Not that I want to use it exclusively for that, just that it would be quite beneficial for auditions in stores to use my own music.

 

The UHA-4 has about 3/5 the output of the UHA-6. (The difference between the 6 and 6S is optical input and that's all, for whatever it's worth)

 

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That really does seems annoying. Well Leckerton seems like a great contender in the bigger scheme of things. Can't wait for the used UHA-6S when the mkII hits LOL.

 

Unless Nick offers a cheap trade-in path -- I don't know why he would -- I'm unlikely to sell my UHA-6S for MkII. The improvements are enticing but not enticing enough. I'm more inclined to try op-amp rolling, really.

 

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Just from reading around, I can agree. Even just from reading the concept of how ortho and dynamic drivers operate I kind of understand it. I guess if I don't buy anything "mid-fi priced" (or later "hi-fi price"), which is highly unlikely to my chagrin, I guess my T50RP is set to not have monstrous amping.

 

I think part of the reason why orthos generally have a rep for being hard to drive is partly because of the HE-6, and partly because a lot of bassheads were buying LCD-2s and T50s then trying to play them at headbanging volume out of cellphones and DAPs.

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Actually I use foobar... I just don't know what I'm doing. Is there a way you're supposed to organize your music with foobar??

 

I meant that you'll have to use itunes if there are no more working hacks to transfer music to whatever kind of iCrap you have..


Edited by maverickronin - 5/27/12 at 5:43pm
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whatever king of iCrap you have..

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Now now.

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"king"

 

Wow.  Look at all the typos I make when I have a bird trying to walk around on my keyboard...

 

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Hey now I really like my iCrap gear.

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Hey now I really like my iCrap gear.

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It's not really a group buy, but Heir Audio is discounting the 8.A by 30% for a limited number of purchasers. See Kunlun's post:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/584763/heir-audio-the-appreciation-thread/915#post_8415189

If I hadn't already decided not to buy another custom IEM until this fall, I would be signing up for this right now. It's a great deal.
Edited by ardgedee - 5/27/12 at 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post  It's not really a group buy, but Heir Audio is discounting the 8.A by 30% for a limited number of purchasers. It's a great deal.

 

Yeah that's a really intense deal. Heir is being really aggressive about pricing.

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I got back from my headphone meet a couple hours ago, it was a rather fun time. There were only three of us but it was a fun time none the less. I got to play with some headphones who were the proud recipients of ortho transplants. I took a few of my IEM's with me and Sally. For those interested Sally was actually able to drive the orthos I threw at her. The end result wasn't awesome by any means but it was still quite impressive considering I didn't think she had the grunt to even put out an acceptable amount of volume. In other news I never realized the iBasso T3 was so tiny, it's little more then the length of a gum stick.

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Could someone on here borrow me 900 bones? I messaged Heir Audio with pics of myself (ok the pics were from a muscle magazine) and kind words but my pretty face and smooth words weren't enough they still demanded money. Damn this monetary system we live in.

 

EDIT:

Time to start raising some funds, spring cleaning sale folks


Edited by DigitalFreak - 5/27/12 at 9:30pm
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I am back from NY! I gotta take my sweet time and read the last 20 pages or so.

 

So first things after I came back, due to the way I stored my O2, which applied some pressure on the cable joint, now my left channel is cutting out. biggrin.gif

 

And in my usual fashion, I opened the left driver, and saw that the connection to the bias of left channel is broken. It's connected from the cable to the driver with some sort of metal thin film soldered on both sides. Tomorrow I will make a trip to school and solder the thin film back. 

 

And now I see why Stax made a Mk 2 for the O2, and why people said that cable design on O2 Mk1 is flawed. Any strong side way pressure could potentially break the thin film, thus breaking the electrical connection. Due to the arc shape, the one that is most likely to break is the thin film at the middle.

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