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post #13621 of 18328

soundsgoodtome was wondering if you have ran the he400 balanced on the matrix mini?

post #13622 of 18328
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Originally Posted by JBal4 View Post
 

soundsgoodtome was wondering if you have ran the he400 balanced on the matrix mini?

I'm running my HE 400 balanced on my NFB 10ES2... and I feel it did improve the sound quality. Made the entire sound tighter and better spaced. The mids bass and highs... where alittle more focused and tighter. That and the bass got a little more visceral 

post #13623 of 18328

the reason I was considering the mini-i was that I read it sounded slightly dark and its balanced outputs. but now looking into the compass2 which is in the same price range and has a balanced dac. and now your talk of the nfb 10es2... so many different setups I feel like I could spend weeks reading up on it all and still be just as unsure lol

post #13624 of 18328
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Originally Posted by JBal4 View Post
 

the reason I was considering the mini-i was that I read it sounded slightly dark and its balanced outputs. but now looking into the compass2 which is in the same price range and has a balanced dac. and now your talk of the nfb 10es2... so many different setups I feel like I could spend weeks reading up on it all and still be just as unsure lol

NFB 10ES2 is about $600 dollars, don't bother with it. 

 

If your looking at the Compass2 or the Mini i, stick with what's in your price range! The benifit of balance is noticed on my cheaper Pb1 amp as well, point being the benifits of balance are the same with most balanced amps. So if your thinking of going balanced, and your price range is around the Price of the Compass 2 and Mini i stick with amps in that price range xD

 

I aplogize for brining the NFB 10ES2 up. still Audio GD makes a nice combo unit :D JOIN us.... JOIN US xD

post #13625 of 18328

^ How do you know what's his price range? Quick to turn people away from a product you just praised? LoL

post #13626 of 18328
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Of course, I get lots of private messages on forums and PSN asking me if I'm a girl due to my name and avatars.

Boys will be boys. I always tell them I'm a girl just because I find it hilarious.

YES, YOU JUST GOT YOUR BUTT KICKED BY A GIRL.

I get asked that too, even in public chat, because when I don't have a mic plugged in I end up not being able to resist sending text PMs about an awesome kill or if they made me laugh. It's actually gotten to the point where I flat out told them I really am a guy, and they don't believe me!

Even bigger LOLs from a friend of mine who had the same thing happening for the same reason. Guy sent him a message saying something like "I think you're cute. I'm just really lonely right now."
My friend plugged in his mic, made his voice as deep as possible and sent the reply "ME TOO!"
post #13627 of 18328
HAHAHA.

Yeah, you know I never use a mic, so I get those 'Hey, do you have a mic' pms on PSN a lot.

It's been quite a while since I've played CoD (since I reviewed the MA900 over a month ago)... I kinda wanna play a little today.
post #13628 of 18328
Thread Starter 

Too bad you don't have the Sony in your possession. :tongue: I got an offer to buy another one, mint, for $100. Must resist the urge!!

post #13629 of 18328
Wuuuut, nice. Mike told me about selling his to me, but mine should be here within the week. I can't seee myself owning two of the same headphone, especially as broke as I am.
post #13630 of 18328
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Wuuuut, nice. Mike told me about selling his to me, but mine should be here within the week. I can't seee myself owning two of the same headphone, especially as broke as I am.

I hear you there >.> I want to try a New Kenwood Kh K1000 but its like $350 new... and I have no idea how quickly I could turn it over... that and it compares to the Modded w1000x I hear... >.> I blame steam on my current brokeness [steam and the HE 400 xD] 

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Originally Posted by JBal4 View Post
 

the reason I was considering the mini-i was that I read it sounded slightly dark and its balanced outputs. but now looking into the compass2 which is in the same price range and has a balanced dac. and now your talk of the nfb 10es2... so many different setups I feel like I could spend weeks reading up on it all and still be just as unsure lol

This is why,

 

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

^ How do you know what's his price range? Quick to turn people away from a product you just praised? LoL

if he's looking at the Mini I for Price and a Dark sound, then the more expensive and much brighter NFB 10ES2 doesn't seem to be his cup of tea atm. It's slighty bright and more expensive than the Compass 2 and Mini I

 

So I would safely assume he would be more satisfied with somthing in the price range and sound signiture of the the Compass 2 and Mini I, which the NFB 10ES2

 

Still though... there is a happy middle ground! The NFB 10.33 it's slighty warmer than the 10ES3 and cheaper, 

post #13631 of 18328

The SA series is made to be more musical and pleasant.

post #13632 of 18328
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

The SA series is made to be more musical and pleasant.

another good suggestion, he could also try one of the PCM dac options. Ive always been a big fan of NOS and PCM dacs [first heard them in my hm 601 and hm 801 respectivly] I'm still amazed at how detailed the hm801 is :O [very close to the 10ES2 honestly, but slighty warmer ] 

 

so I think the Compass 2 has a PCM dac option 

post #13633 of 18328

^True, that might give a more organic sound sig.

post #13634 of 18328
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

^True, that might give a more organic sound sig.

I think it would, and I'm persoanlly looking at upgrading to a PCM based Dac in the future, I might try an NOS based one as well, if the PCMS get short on supply [APprently they don't manufactor as many as they used to, but they still manufactor them] 

post #13635 of 18328

After looking into all the options suggested I am leaning towards the compass 2, looks really nice, balanced dac, and i really like all the options to customize it. I am thinking of going with the Dual WM8741

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