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post #18721 of 23002

Mk. Thanks guys.

post #18722 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Miss Roxy View Post

I've went ahead and purchased C5D...

AND IM OFFICIALLY BROKE! XD

Congratulations mate, I think you'll love it. Does anyone know here I can buy one on this side of the Atlantic?
post #18723 of 23002
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^ Haha.

 

By the way, what do you recommend for portable music player? Probably gonna get that after I receive my next paycheck. 

 



I'm very happy with my DX50, but it has some quirks that rub some people wrong, so do some research on it if you decide to go this route. I liked it more than the X3, thus why I have the Dx50 and not the X3. Its a no frills music player, but as you will read, sounds great. $250.

Also, unless you have tiny ears, order the XL pads. the stock pads are a joke, and the only thing I (greatly) dislike about the M100's
post #18724 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Miss Roxy View Post
 

 

^ Haha.

 

By the way, what do you recommend for portable music player? Probably gonna get that after I receive my next paycheck. 

 



I'm very happy with my DX50, but it has some quirks that rub some people wrong, so do some research on it if you decide to go this route. I liked it more than the X3, thus why I have the Dx50 and not the X3. Its a no frills music player, but as you will read, sounds great. $250.

Also, unless you have tiny ears, order the XL pads. the stock pads are a joke, and the only thing I (greatly) dislike about the M100's

 

Hm gotta wait til' my M100 is here to see if I need XL pads. Is it easy to do? ( to swap the stock pads with XL )

post #18725 of 23002
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Originally Posted by DangerToast View Post
 

Stupid question, and this might not be the best place for it since it doesn't directly concern the m-100, but since we've been discussing amps and dacs that pair well with the m-100 I figure I'll ask it here. Right now I'm using the line out from my ipod classic to my fiio E12 (to my m-100). If I were to instead use the line out of the ipod classic to the C5D's usb input, would I be "double daccing" since the ipod classic already has a dac in it? And if so, would this negatively effect the sound?


I'm not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean line out via 3.5mm to usb?
Or do you mean ipod pinout to usb? 
This is what I mean by the pinout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psnZmoNznpU

post #18726 of 23002
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Hm gotta wait til' my M100 is here to see if I need XL pads. Is it easy to do? ( to swap the stock pads with XL )

 

A little more difficult than some other headphones, but they are swappable with a bit of force.  They snap in.  There are some videos on youtube to help with the process like this one from our buddy miceblue:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgat9VVVLlc

post #18727 of 23002
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A little more difficult than some other headphones, but they are swappable with a bit of force.  They snap in.  There are some videos on youtube to help with the process like this one from our buddy miceblue:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgat9VVVLlc

 

Ah okay. That doesn't look too difficult, lol. 

 

I've always thought miceblue was a girl until I saw that vid... XD LOL.

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Hm gotta wait til' my M100 is here to see if I need XL pads. Is it easy to do? ( to swap the stock pads with XL )

 

The "trick" is to remember that the pad is held in with a bunch of little plastic "hook" type things all around the edge. So instead of trying to force is straight up, think like you're nudging the pad out from under the hooks by pulling the edge toward the center, THEN up (I suggest the bottom corner). I fought with them for a solid five minutes before I figured that out.

 

I'll admit the XL pads feel nice, but... they're not really a night and day revelation. They're just a bit comfier. Worth $20? I don't regret the purchase, but I probably wouldn't have bought them if I had sampled a pair with them first. 

 

Actually, let me play devil's advocate to myself. They look a lot nicer than the stock pads, so that actually does make a difference to me, LOL. 

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Actually, let me play devil's advocate to myself. They look a lot nicer than the stock pads, so that actually does make a difference to me, LOL. 

 

That's funny...I think the originals look and feel better from a texture standpoint.  But the XLs are comfier so it's moot really.  :)

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I actually ordered the XL pad shortly after MCImes's post just because it wasn't expensive or anything... so the person I talked to said that he'll merge the shipment together and refund the shipping cost. :3 

He also said that both will be shipped today... so I should receive it tomorrow since LA is only 1 hour away from me. :D

post #18732 of 23002

just curious but has anyone really used the daisy chain feature? when powering the m100 and another headphone or earphone

 

of course the signal would decrease but does the quality degrade as well? can this be offset by turning up the volume? or using an portable amp? say the fiio e6?

 

the reason i'm asking is that the m100 looks like it can really daisy chain 2 other headphones with the m100 (the cable plus the extra line out on the headphones) (not sure how often that is gonna be used but just asking for the sake of asking i guess)

 

daisy chaining 1 other headphone is probably gonna happen more)

post #18733 of 23002
I haven't chained headphones together but I do use the splitter cable on my Mac at work with the fork going to some self-powered speakers.

Splitting a signal doesn't degrade or decrease the signal. What it does do is increase the impedance on the line. All that means is you need a little more power on the source side to offset the increased load. In other words, a little more volume.

With a caveat: dirt and corrosion on the contact points (plugs and jacks) can degrade the signal. Pretty much everyone making audio connectors and cables uses non-corroding plating of some sort so corrosion shouldn't be an issue. Dirty or oily contacts can be a problem so clean the plugs if they're dirty.

It's not a good idea to mix and match different devices without having independent volume attenuation. Setting the master volume loud enough to drive 600 ohm Beyerdynamics without an attenuator on the M-100's will probably blow out the M-100 drivers and maybe rupture your eardrums for good measure.
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I haven't chained headphones together but I do use the splitter cable on my Mac at work with the fork going to some self-powered speakers.

Splitting a signal doesn't degrade or decrease the signal. What it does do is increase the impedance on the line. All that means is you need a little more power on the source side to offset the increased load. In other words, a little more volume.

With a caveat: dirt and corrosion on the contact points (plugs and jacks) can degrade the signal. Pretty much everyone making audio connectors and cables uses non-corroding plating of some sort so corrosion shouldn't be an issue. Dirty or oily contacts can be a problem so clean the plugs if they're dirty.

It's not a good idea to mix and match different devices without having independent volume attenuation. Setting the master volume loud enough to drive 600 ohm Beyerdynamics without an attenuator on the M-100's will probably blow out the M-100 drivers and maybe rupture your eardrums for good measure.

thank you!! that reply was fantastic! everything i needed to know

 

oh i guess a portable amp would be more that suffice, (at least for most lower impedence gear)

 

your example is a bit extreme but that actually helped me understand it! everything i and most of siblings/friends are all low impedence (basically anything u really find in walmart or bestbuy/future shop) i wouldn't think anything is over 40ohms or lower sensitivity than 99.

post #18735 of 23002
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I'm not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean line out via 3.5mm to usb?

Or do you mean ipod pinout to usb? 

This is what I mean by the pinout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psnZmoNznpU

I guess what I'm asking is: what happens when you plug a DAC into something that already has a DAC? Is that bad? I know double amping is bad but I'm not sure about this.
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