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post #31 of 38
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Didn't try an amp. But for the SE535 there's little chance an amp makes much difference, because the impedance is very low. Now with the Sansa (or iAudio J3) is have no issues with power or control. I think changing the player saves the space of an additional amp. I didn't feel the need anymore for an additional amp, even with my Phonaks with higher impedance. So i'd try any amp you can get your hand on to try it out to see if an amp is what you're looking for. Why are you looking for an amp?

 

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 Ok, i've got my Sansaclip + Phonak Audeo PFE-232. :)
post #32 of 38

Thanks for your reply :) 

Well.. I am using my Shure 535s with my Blackberry, since I lost my Iphone. The sound is too sharp, bright and high... I don't really know how to explain it... but some songs seems sharper than it used to be. So I wanted to see if any amp could equalise the sound by boosting up the bass a bit? If I am making sense... 

 

I just ordered a nano online... don't know if this would be the solution... If an amp or the nano isn't the solution then I might get a cable upgrade. Not sure if I'm going down the right path..... :confused_face:

 

Looking forward to your reply !

post #33 of 38
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Thanks for your reply :) 

Well.. I am using my Shure 535s with my Blackberry, since I lost my Iphone. The sound is too sharp, bright and high... I don't really know how to explain it... but some songs seems sharper than it used to be. So I wanted to see if any amp could equalise the sound by boosting up the bass a bit? If I am making sense... 

 

I just ordered a nano online... don't know if this would be the solution... If an amp or the nano isn't the solution then I might get a cable upgrade. Not sure if I'm going down the right path..... :confused_face:

 

Looking forward to your reply !

well if you get a nano and a line out dock, then some type of amp you should be good. you will be bypassing the internal ipod amp and using your external amp. yuo might be fine with the sound of just the nano if you arent acustom to other dap's or setups.

 

a cable is a good idea. depending on your setup though. if you feel its too bright a good occ copper cable could do the trick. pure silver will brighten up things a bit farther then they already are, at least with the blackberry. so as you can see poicking the right cable that is going to give you what you are looking for is key.

post #34 of 38
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I'd go for a proper dap/dac first. I'm not familiar with the Blackberry, but it probably will be the biggest reason for poor sound.

So try the Nano, see how that sounds. Then decide you need an amp or a different cable.

 

Also take note that the SE535 is very prone to sharpness / hissing highs.

Not sure what material the cable is made from. Is it silver?

If it's already copper i'm not convinced that would be a solution.

 

In the end it might also be just the wrong headphone for you, like it was for me. 

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by Xstream View Post
 

I'd go for a proper dap/dac first. I'm not familiar with the Blackberry, but it probably will be the biggest reason for poor sound.

So try the Nano, see how that sounds. Then decide you need an amp or a different cable.

 

Also take note that the SE535 is very prone to sharpness / hissing highs.

Not sure what material the cable is made from. Is it silver?

If it's already copper i'm not convinced that would be a solution.

 

In the end it might also be just the wrong headphone for you, like it was for me. 

are you talking about the stock cable if no, no i dont believe it is silver i dont know any iem's that come with silver cables unless your talking about 1k+ uiems. its possible a high quality copper cable could tame down the mids and highs while adding some other benifits.

 

the blackberry is a very poor choice, in fact IMO all phones are poor choices with the exception of the note 3 possibly, as phones are meant to be phones and not DAPS. so they lack the dac and amp section you might find on a moderately price DAP like say the x3,dx50,ect

 

i wouldnt say the se535 are prone to hissing, but it really comes down to the source components you are using with them, they are very sensitive IEM'S so they are going to pick up easier on say floor noises of amps that otherwise wouldnt be heard by other iem's.

post #36 of 38

Thanks for your replies!


Edited by s00601647 - 10/30/13 at 6:25pm
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Xstream View Post
 

I'd go for a proper dap/dac first. I'm not familiar with the Blackberry, but it probably will be the biggest reason for poor sound.

So try the Nano, see how that sounds. Then decide you need an amp or a different cable.

 

Also take note that the SE535 is very prone to sharpness / hissing highs.

Not sure what material the cable is made from. Is it silver?

If it's already copper i'm not convinced that would be a solution.

 

In the end it might also be just the wrong headphone for you, like it was for me. 

Hi! The nano makes the highs less bright but no dynamic. Everything is so loud though. I might go for an amp?? If not then I will find a suitable cable. Apparently the shure 535s cable is made out of copper... I am looking for new headphones because I've had my 535s for a while but there are no distributors in the uk! Thanks again for your help :)

post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

are you talking about the stock cable if no, no i dont believe it is silver i dont know any iem's that come with silver cables unless your talking about 1k+ uiems. its possible a high quality copper cable could tame down the mids and highs while adding some other benifits.

 

the blackberry is a very poor choice, in fact IMO all phones are poor choices with the exception of the note 3 possibly, as phones are meant to be phones and not DAPS. so they lack the dac and amp section you might find on a moderately price DAP like say the x3,dx50,ect

 

i wouldnt say the se535 are prone to hissing, but it really comes down to the source components you are using with them, they are very sensitive IEM'S so they are going to pick up easier on say floor noises of amps that otherwise wouldnt be heard by other iem's.

Hi. The sound is less bright now with the nano, but everything is so loud overall like there is no dynamic. I might get an amp and see how it goes. Not sure what is solution is really, but deciding between cable and amp as I'm stuck with the nano now. Thanks for your help :)

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