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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

There are currently 949 reasons why I don't have the T1, I'm afraid...

I hear you. LOL

 

I just got an almost new pair used for much less and am burning them in. I cannot do a comparison with my HD650s being fed by my DX100 since I screwed up the headphone output. But I will be trying them out and comparing the two headphones with my Continental amp.

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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

OK, after saving up I am finally in a position to order my DX100 next Friday.  Does anyone have insight into how long I'll have to wait for shipping to the US?


It can vary but I have gotten an amp from them in 3 days but it depends upon when it is sent. They are very fast to deliver

post #10323 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Painterspal View Post

 

You're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of pouring scorn on what this guy is doing, you should be applauding him. He's obviously someone with a hell of a lot of passion for music, someone who appreciates quality, someone with a bit of entrepreneurial spirit who gets off his backside and tries to do something worthwhile, something that benefits other people's musical enjoyment and hopefully makes him a few bucks. More choice in high end products is a good thing, surely?

 

I probably wouldn't want to buy one myself, but I certainly think he deserves respect for making them. And, while a screen of some sort is obviously useful, I don't think user convenience is the be all and end all. If people want to buy them, then that's fine by me.

 

Apologies for sounding off, but the vehemence of the criticism here gets on my wick sometimes. 

 

 

 

I don't think anyone was pouring scorn on this guy and his product or his entrepreneurial spirit.

Personally I accept that this is a niche within a niche product and will appeal to a very small number of people. However, I'm not one of them as it is lacking in certain areas for me....but good luck to him.

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Sorry!

 

For your information, i am still on the 1.27 firmware and surprisely the DX100 paired very well with the Grado PS1000.

I tried a RS1i and it sounds a little bit brighter than the PS1000.


Edited by kazuya95 - 2/1/13 at 11:08am
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Originally Posted by Chuki View Post

Have you tried your Grados with 1.3.5 ? Interested in your impression about their sound on that firmware.

 

For your information, i am still on the 1.27 firmware and surprisely the DX100 paired very well with the Grado PS1000.

I tried a RS1i and it sounds a little bit brighter than the PS1000.

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I liked the SQ of 1.3.5 FW. hopefully they fix most of the major bug and release the FW by end of next week.

1.3.5 is better to my preference, when pairing with W4. would like to hear more to 1.3.5 impression, i still feel the instrument separation is better thus wider soundstage i suppose.

 

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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

 

I don't think anyone was pouring scorn on this guy and his product or his entrepreneurial spirit.

Personally I accept that this is a niche within a niche product and will appeal to a very small number of people. However, I'm not one of them as it is lacking in certain areas for me....but good luck to him.

 

while MP3 CBR 320kbps, flac and alac is still popular to public, supporting of more codec will be an advantage to the sale.

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

There are currently 949 reasons why I don't have the T1, I'm afraid...

There sure are A LOT of Momentums, barely used, in the FS section... I don't think that's a good sign. 

 

What sort of sound are you after and how much money are you willing to throw down this particular drain?


Yeah, I'd noticed that too, doesn't inspire confidence, although some of the reviews I've read have been quite positive. Perhaps they're okay with a less revealing source or for more casual listening.

 

Cash wise, probably around £400 at most, but I'm happy to buy used. I listen to a mixed bag of music: quite a lot of classical, some world music, a bit of folk and country - Fleet Foxes, that sort of thing - some indie-rock too sometimes. I probably sit slightly on the warm and music side of things, rather than analytical, but I like naturalism and transparency. I love my HD800s, but only because I'm using them with a tube amp. Actually, they don't sound too bad with the DX100 either, and I like my Westone 4Rs with the iBasso too, but find them a bit inconvenient.

 

So something with a similar signature to the Westones would be ideal. I'd like to try the Beyer T5p but sadly they're a bit out of my price range, even used.

 

Any thoughts would be very welcome.

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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

To me it's bizarre that anyone would pay that much money, or even a fraction of that price, for a DAP that doesn't have a GUI and only plays wav files.

I would personally liken this players 'experience' to that of listening to an LP.  I could imagine someone loading up an SD card (or a few) with classical music and just switch on and let it run....I quite like that idea. I'd love to try one personally.

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You may want to consider the mdr-1r, but make sure to try it before buying it since its sound signature is not for everyone smily_headphones1.gif

personally I like it with the dx100 (low gain at 185) smily_headphones1.gif

also, a modded T50rp eg Paradox smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by xnuthecaveman - 2/1/13 at 2:45pm
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post


I agree with your sentiments. And while this world could use more of a live and let live attitude, I guess the folks who enjoy criticizing and critiquing others are also exercising their rights to spout off smily_headphones1.gif

I have sometimes been drawn in, both in criticizing and in being criticized and what I find is that it is never very satisfying. It is much more interesting to me when there is just an exchange of perspectives without having to make anybody wrong. There is room in this world for a lot of different ways of being right.
+1 many times over... Very well put Nirmalanow

If only more could follow this simple and respectful philosophy... In a forum for music and technology enthusiasts, it seems unnecessary that critiques on equipment should attract personal attacks. It spoils the humour and value of the mostly helpful information found here.
post #10331 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Painterspal View Post


Cash wise, probably around £400 at most, but I'm happy to buy used. I listen to a mixed bag of music: quite a lot of classical, some world music, a bit of folk and country - Fleet Foxes, that sort of thing - some indie-rock too sometimes. I probably sit slightly on the warm and music side of things, rather than analytical, but I like naturalism and transparency. I love my HD800s, but only because I'm using them with a tube amp. Actually, they don't sound too bad with the DX100 either, and I like my Westone 4Rs with the iBasso too, but find them a bit inconvenient.

So something with a similar signature to the Westones would be ideal. I'd like to try the Beyer T5p but sadly they're a bit out of my price range, even used.
Having been through this same question lately, I have found it hard to find the right headphone from other people's reviews. All our ears and hearing are different and technical graphs are only useful for a comparison from one phone to another but even then so much else is subjective. I did find the 107 portable head phone shoot out here very useful. Probably ljokeri has written some of the best comparisons in an layman's language you'll find. It certainly helped me short list.

That said, I purchased a set of DT1350s which I found I can only use at home in a quiet environment. While others seem to get good isolation and you might too, I don't and therefore they just won't do in even moderately noisy environments. I have the suede pads on the way and hope they seal better because I do like the overall sound of these when I can get them to seal which they do seem to do as the pads warm up and get more supple. This however is totally unsuited to travel and casual use.

I purchased a set of Amperiors and I think these are well worth you trying. They have nice detail and stronger bass than the Beyers but not as detailed IMO. But I found the mid bass hump a little too much for quiet listening. Unfortunately I did not try them in noisy environs before returning them. I just knew over time I would rarely listen to them. Still I would like to try the HD25-1 as a comparo. I auditioned a set of Momentums when I returned the Amperiors, end these are much more comfortable but to my listening not suitable either.

What I did try and like for travel is a set of B&W P5s. Before everyone asks why??, let me say they are not perfect but in a plane and for casual listening, I quite like them because they are comfortable for long flights, compact to pack into my travel bag, easy to put on or off or hang around my neck when the steward/ess talks to me, do a reasonable job of isolation (but not up to QC15 standards but don't require batteries and are on ear compacts and much better sounding than QC3). And finally, they are not too different sounding than my W4Rs which are my favorite IEMs with the DX100 and I note you have these. I also find them pretty good with classical music. The slightly warm signature delivers lush strings. Of course EQ can adjust most phones but I prefer neutral or near neutral phones, but in some places you just have to have a bit more warmth which seems to be why Golden Ears target frequencies for IEMs have a slightly elevated DB for bass.

I don't have HD800s and not heard them unfortunately and I couldn't risk them in public if I had them, but feel based on your budget, the Amperiors or P5s worth a listen to or if you are near an Apple store, you can purchase and return within 14 days if you don't like them. The ability to do that is worth the slight price premium in my view.

Just some rambling thoughts from a not too technical novice.
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After turn DX100 off, I cannot turn it on again. even I plug in the powercord, still have no response. Anyone has this kind of problem? is it able to solve? or it is really dead? I used it only for few weeks!!!!!
post #10333 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Painterspal View Post

 

You're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of pouring scorn on what this guy is doing, you should be applauding him. He's obviously someone with a hell of a lot of passion for music, someone who appreciates quality, someone with a bit of entrepreneurial spirit who gets off his backside and tries to do something worthwhile, something that benefits other people's musical enjoyment and hopefully makes him a few bucks. More choice in high end products is a good thing, surely?

 

I probably wouldn't want to buy one myself, but I certainly think he deserves respect for making them. And, while a screen of some sort is obviously useful, I don't think user convenience is the be all and end all. If people want to buy them, then that's fine by me.

 

Apologies for sounding off, but the vehemence of the criticism here gets on my wick sometimes. 

 

 

 

 

Well I suppose you're right.

 

I'll stop now.  If people who buy it like it, then that's all that matters.

 

but it's definitely not for me.

post #10334 of 12526
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


It can vary but I have gotten an amp from them in 3 days but it depends upon when it is sent. They are very fast to deliver

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Turrican2 View Post

I would personally liken this players 'experience' to that of listening to an LP.  I could imagine someone loading up an SD card (or a few) with classical music and just switch on and let it run....I quite like that idea. I'd love to try one personally.

 

I've said my last on this.  I hope you do get a chance to try it.

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