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post #4666 of 12671
A fellow head-fier popped by for a listen tonight and brought his HE-500. You guys were right. Those cans on the DX100 is really something special! His Alessandros were really nice as well but we both kept coming back to the HE-500/DX100 combo. Vocals are exquisitely crisp and detailed, yet remain natural.
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I'm not sure if you ordered the 1964 Ears Quads IEMs but this is one iem that has a very full sound with very good bass, sound staging and imaging. Knowing you, you'll be able to sqeeze out that much more with the pairing of after market phone cables. beerchug.gif
 

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I am getting my hybrids next week, grey shells with a carbon fiber face plate. The designer was in China on Wednesday and listened to them and has reported back very positively. My 20 drivers, 10 per side are going to be ready after the holidays at the end of the month, so early May. 

 

The DX100 as a standalone player is, I am still of the opinion, better suited to driving cans than IEMs. I have a quite a few lined uptongue_smile.gif, the FAD being one of them........



 

post #4668 of 12671

You can purchase the HD 650's from razordog on ebay. He specializes in Sennheisers. Offer him $350 and the deal is on. In my opinion they are quite a bit better than the 598s and they pair nice with the DX100. Razordog is a factory authorized dealer. beerchug.gif

 

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You recommend the Sennheiser 598 really that much with the DX 100? Do they come in Black/Grey besides the advertised Beige?? I just looked at the website and seems only beige......



 

post #4669 of 12671

I will jump on the DX100 bandwagon when this thread hits 600 pages. Looks like it won't take too long.

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OK, let us see...., thank you

 

Ended with a popbigsmile_face.gif, how annoying.....this pop is, indeed.


ffs mate it's pop-music.... what was you expecting something audiophile'ish?
 

 

post #4671 of 12671
Not going into an argument but I don't think you have really audition the actual 801 but just seen the reviews and pictures from website.

You can't have the volume all the way full but still lack of power, as I am using probably 10% of the volume to use with my JH16 and IE8, and around 20% of the power with some cans.

This is with stock amp module, not even using the balanced amp module.

Tested both DX100 and 801 on some other headphones, and confirmed the power to drive is better from 801 than DX100.

And it is not plastic if you have really touched it. You can never think it is plastic as it is metal cold for the whole player if not playing, and sweetly warm when playing for an hour or more. Whole front and back is aluminium metal, my friend.

Suggest that you find time to really do an audition. It does not hurt you if you know that it is a better player than DX100, and don't do blind defending of the DX100, though we all know it's strengths as well.


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I did demo the 801 and also borrowed it. I did not get to hear it with the other aditionally priced amps. Actually with the stock amp I had it at full volume so power was lacking. The upgrade amps will make the 801 cost more then the DX100. Also the 801 did NOT sound as good as the DX100 but it DID sound nice. Another issue would be the material of the 801 which is Plastic TOY material.
 

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You will be pleasantly surprised of 801 sound, if you have a chance to do a serious audition. Don't look at 24/96 and 24/192 difference, as C4 can play 24/192 music as well but 801 sounds alot better than both C4 and 801. The 2 pieces of PCM1704U-K remains the potent DAC that produced very smooth and analogue sound, yet very micro details if you use the balanced or GAME amp module. PCM1704U-K chip has been known as the best DAC ever produced, and can compete easily with the newer modern digital chip of DX100.

 

BTW, how did you know that I am using the Crystal Piccolino cable for my JH16? With this combination, 801 sounds clearer and smoother than DX100.

 

Happy to let you test it if you are in KL Malaysia.
 



 



 

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I'm not sure if you ordered the 1964 Ears Quads IEMs but this is one iem that has a very full sound with very good bass, sound staging and imaging. Knowing you, you'll be able to sqeeze out that much more with the pairing of after market phone cables. beerchug.gif
 



 


Hi Buddy, I was waiting to read your review especially from a professional musician's stand point before putting it on my list of to have CIEMs...

 

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Originally Posted by DWbirdseye View Post

You can purchase the HD 650's from razordog on ebay. He specializes in Sennheisers. Offer him $350 and the deal is on. In my opinion they are quite a bit better than the 598s and they pair nice with the DX100. Razordog is a factory authorized dealer. beerchug.gif

 



 


I will take this recommendation, as the 598 are a bit too Beige for me........thanks for the price guide on the 650. I will try and get a pair this weekend in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

post #4673 of 12671

Holy crap Android and apps for it are poor compared to iOS. Sorry if this sounds trollish, but I couldn't even rename power profiles in the Go power manager without it coming up with errors. Reminds me very much of Linux distributions half a decade ago where you could have a UI, but good luck getting anything to work properly without hacking it.

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I had the 801 for 8 days striaght and also demo it at Jaben in Hong Kong. Used JH13 and then MG6Pro customs had it at FULL volume. Looks plastic and even feels plastic. (LOOKS, FEELS). As I said it did sound good but not that much better then I already had at that moment and this was before I received the DX100.

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Originally Posted by fanboy2012 View Post

Not going into an argument but I don't think you have really audition the actual 801 but just seen the reviews and pictures from website.
You can't have the volume all the way full but still lack of power, as I am using probably 10% of the volume to use with my JH16 and IE8, and around 20% of the power with some cans.
This is with stock amp module, not even using the balanced amp module.
Tested both DX100 and 801 on some other headphones, and confirmed the power to drive is better from 801 than DX100.
And it is not plastic if you have really touched it. You can never think it is plastic as it is metal cold for the whole player if not playing, and sweetly warm when playing for an hour or more. Whole front and back is aluminium metal, my friend.
Suggest that you find time to really do an audition. It does not hurt you if you know that it is a better player than DX100, and don't do blind defending of the DX100, though we all know it's strengths as well.


 

post #4675 of 12671
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Originally Posted by strannik View Post

A question for any JH13 or JH16 owners: at what volume number do you typically listen at? I don't want to blow my ears out :) Any perceived SQ difference between low and high gain?



JH13 here.  Using low gain at around 160-170.  I haven't tested many different gains with the JH13...but with my RS-1's, the high gain almost seems more dynamic/punchy than medium (even with volume equalization).

 

post #4676 of 12671


Anyways the 801 is almost dead so I will be waiting for the 802 or 901 which ever the new name will be. I hope it sounds great so I will buy it.
 

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Originally Posted by fanboy2012 View Post

Not going into an argument but I don't think you have really audition the actual 801 but just seen the reviews and pictures from website.
You can't have the volume all the way full but still lack of power, as I am using probably 10% of the volume to use with my JH16 and IE8, and around 20% of the power with some cans.
This is with stock amp module, not even using the balanced amp module.
Tested both DX100 and 801 on some other headphones, and confirmed the power to drive is better from 801 than DX100.
And it is not plastic if you have really touched it. You can never think it is plastic as it is metal cold for the whole player if not playing, and sweetly warm when playing for an hour or more. Whole front and back is aluminium metal, my friend.
Suggest that you find time to really do an audition. It does not hurt you if you know that it is a better player than DX100, and don't do blind defending of the DX100, though we all know it's strengths as well.


 

post #4677 of 12671


Play it at a volume that sounds good TO YOU.
 

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Originally Posted by strannik View Post

A question for any JH13 or JH16 owners: at what volume number do you typically listen at? I don't want to blow my ears out :) Any perceived SQ difference between low and high gain?



 

post #4678 of 12671
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I will jump on the DX100 bandwagon when this thread hits 600 pages. Looks like it won't take too long.


Nah - I'm going to wait for the DX200 bandwagon and watch current owners rushing to sell their DX100s while I hit the purchase button on the iBasso site. wink.gif

 

That's the beauty of this hobby - there is always something better just around the corner. Of course, that wont happen to me when the DX300 is released 12 months later, will it ?   eek.gif

 

post #4679 of 12671


You can choose to be enjoying THE NOW or just THINK and wait for something better in the near future then when you arrive to that future time you can THINK again and wait some more for the upcoming models. While this is being done I will be listening to the DX100 which is out right now.
 

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


Nah - I'm going to wait for the DX200 bandwagon and watch current owners rushing to sell their DX100s while I hit the purchase button on the iBasso site. wink.gif

 

That's the beauty of this hobby - there is always something better just around the corner. Of course, that wont happen to me when the DX300 is released 12 months later, will it ?   eek.gif

 



 

post #4680 of 12671
801 is known to be able to drive the hardest to drive headphones, such as HE500, and it can drive it with authority with the standard high power amp card and still easily with the standard low power amp card.

You don't have to buy the balanced or GAME amp card if you want even better details, as it comes standard with free 2 different amp modules, one meant to be for IEM and the other for the hardest headphone.

I can't use the high power amp card with my JH16, as it will blow my ears even with the lowest volume.. With the low power amp card, I can use my JH16 at the lowest volume, and it is still slightly too loud for sensitive phones.

So even basic amp modules can drive better than DX100.

Tell you what, if you are in KL next time, I will let you test my 801, so that you won't write reviews based on just website pictures.
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