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post #1441 of 2088
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Originally Posted by bolinao View Post
 

I have just ordered the Samsung HS3000 to use with my iPod Touch,if I feel that I am lacking audio quality due to lack of aptX then I will order the KOKKIA i10s + aptX

 

Hopefully everything will work out for me.

 

Sounds like a plan. Don't forget that you'll need the Nokia AD-53 adapter too, since the IE800's short cable plug is only 2.5mm.

post #1442 of 2088
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Originally Posted by bolinao View Post
 

Thanks James

 

I am mainly after a device that supports Spotify as this is where I get 90% of my music from,so an Android or IOS compatible device is needed.

But I really need something wireless as I have on several occasions ripped the ie800s from my ears accidentally due to the cable being caught in clothing or I have forgotten that I am wearing them :eek:

 

I have just ordered the Samsung HS3000 to use with my iPod Touch,if I feel that I am lacking audio quality due to lack of aptX then I will order the KOKKIA i10s + aptX

 

Hopefully everything will work out for me.

I don't want to offend, but if most of your listening is done with streaming and you plan to use a wireless adapter for your iem's; I think you should consider downgrading your iem. I'm sure you can achieve similar performance levels with a Westone 4R or SE535 all while saving 500$ and still gaining in convenience. Plus you'd get detachable cables lol.

 

The IE800's will still sound better with the way you'd use it, but it's definitely being held back.

post #1443 of 2088
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

I don't want to offend, but if most of your listening is done with streaming and you plan to use a wireless adapter for your iem's; I think you should consider downgrading your iem. I'm sure you can achieve similar performance levels with a Westone 4R or SE535 all while saving 500$ and still gaining in convenience. Plus you'd get detachable cables lol.

 

The IE800's will still sound better with the way you'd use it, but it's definitely being held back.

  

 

Well, streaming sound quality is better than what it was a few years ago, but still not Flac quality, LOL.

 

You do have a point.

post #1444 of 2088

Good recordings will still sound good even though its only 256kbps imo

post #1445 of 2088
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I don't want to offend, but if most of your listening is done with streaming and you plan to use a wireless adapter for your iem's; I think you should consider downgrading your iem. I'm sure you can achieve similar performance levels with a Westone 4R or SE535 all while saving 500$ and still gaining in convenience. Plus you'd get detachable cables lol.

The IE800's will still sound better with the way you'd use it, but it's definitely being held back.

I'm going to disagree.

Assuming your extensive testing of this exact setup has indeed proven that the streaming quality is subpar. The W4r et al will be similarly stifled by said crappy streaming. On top of that, it arguably has a lower baseline to start with. You're talking about data integrity and bandwidth not driver performance. The W4 will still sound like the W4 and the IE800 like the IE800. Nothing will get around that.

Let the man enjoy his new toys.
Edited by vwinter - 9/12/13 at 7:01am
post #1446 of 2088
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Sounds like a plan. Don't forget that you'll need the Nokia AD-53 adapter too, since the IE800's short cable plug is only 2.5mm.

Yes,I have already ordered that.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

I don't want to offend, but if most of your listening is done with streaming and you plan to use a wireless adapter for your iem's; I think you should consider downgrading your iem. I'm sure you can achieve similar performance levels with a Westone 4R or SE535 all while saving 500$ and still gaining in convenience. Plus you'd get detachable cables lol.

 

The IE800's will still sound better with the way you'd use it, but it's definitely being held back.

The wireless will be used only when i am on the road,when at home where I will be doing most of my listening will be with full cable.

No way will I be selling the ie800's to buy something else,I love them too much.

post #1447 of 2088
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

I don't want to offend, but if most of your listening is done with streaming and you plan to use a wireless adapter for your iem's; I think you should consider downgrading your iem. I'm sure you can achieve similar performance levels with a Westone 4R or SE535 all while saving 500$ and still gaining in convenience. Plus you'd get detachable cables lol.

 

The IE800's will still sound better with the way you'd use it, but it's definitely being held back.

 

Don't want to offend either, but do you have personal experience with said setup to back your statement?

 

I wouldn't recommend it if I hadn't extensively tested it myself:

 

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

... wireless sound quality was virtually indistinguishable from a wired rig in mobile surroundings. 

post #1448 of 2088
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

 

 

I wouldn't recommend it if I hadn't extensively tested it myself:

 

 

... wireless sound quality was virtually indistinguishable from a wired rig in mobile surroundings. 

 

 

 

This is why I want to try wireless,if it doesn't work no big deal., I will just chuck the dongle in the bottom of the draw with the other great ideas I have had over the years ;)

 

And as for streaming I listen to at least 5 hours of music a day with the ie800's and I like to listen to all sorts of different music ranging from The Prodigy to Chopin,so the only solution is to stream music from Spotify which is excellent quality streaming at 320kbps.

That way I am listening to different music every day.

I download music from Spotify and listen to it offline when i am not at home,still at 320kbps,the ie800's are ideal for this.


Edited by bolinao - 9/12/13 at 8:56am
post #1449 of 2088
@Bolinao, just remember at 5hrs a day, you'll want to keep the volume down to avoid hearing damage (true for any earphone, headphone or speaker system at any price).
post #1450 of 2088
I don't mean to be mean or condescending, I was just proposing downgrading iem's to save some bucks (as a student, value for the money always comes first).

However, he said himself he loves them too much to sell them, so that's all that matters! I have had experience with wireless adapters for iems, and I would get the occasional glitch, but it's very practical; what i disagree with more is the streaming...

Anyhow, it's about accomodating ones own needs and tastes, and we don't all use the same methods to reach satisfaction.

Enjoy the IE800's
post #1451 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

@Bolinao, just remember at 5hrs a day, you'll want to keep the volume down to avoid hearing damage (true for any earphone, headphone or speaker system at any price).

Thanks for the advice,I usually have the volume between 1/2 and 3/4 that way the volume is not too loud.But occasionally I like to crank it up a bit ;)

 

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I don't mean to be mean or condescending, I was just proposing downgrading iem's to save some bucks (as a student, value for the money always comes first).

However, he said himself he loves them too much to sell them, so that's all that matters! I have had experience with wireless adapters for iems, and I would get the occasional glitch, but it's very practical; what i disagree with more is the streaming...

Anyhow, it's about accomodating ones own needs and tastes, and we don't all use the same methods to reach satisfaction.

Enjoy the IE800's

 

Hey no problems thanks

post #1452 of 2088

Just won a new Samsung HS3000 on ebay for £21 and got the little adapter for the 2.5mm jack for like £2. Should be here in the next few days, cant wait to listen to my music with some wireless freedom again. Will report back with findings on quality.

post #1453 of 2088

Oh God, what has the audiophile community come to? Now we have a certain james444 getting people to get wireless sets for a $1,000 phone! What about all those expensive aftermarket cables that make a night-and-day difference sonically? And all those expensive portable amps that dramatically change the sonics of (high-end) IEMs? And what of those mandatory lossless / Hi-Res files?

 

Head-fi is certainly not what it used to be.

post #1454 of 2088
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
 

Oh God, what has the audiophile community come to? Now we have a certain james444 getting people to get wireless sets for a $1,000 phone! What about all those expensive aftermarket cables that make a night-and-day difference sonically? And all those expensive portable amps that dramatically change the sonics of (high-end) IEMs? And what of those mandatory lossless / Hi-Res files?

 

Head-fi is certainly not what it used to be.

 

 

"Apres moi, le deluge"

post #1455 of 2088
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
 

Oh God, what has the audiophile community come to? Now we have a certain james444 getting people to get wireless sets for a $1,000 phone! What about all those expensive aftermarket cables that make a night-and-day difference sonically? And all those expensive portable amps that dramatically change the sonics of (high-end) IEMs? And what of those mandatory lossless / Hi-Res files?

 

Head-fi is certainly not what it used to be.

I know,its really really really terrible what has happened isn't it . ;)


Edited by bolinao - 9/12/13 at 11:03pm
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