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post #136 of 214

I just bought a Yulong D100 II. i am happy with it. the only problem i got is, when i tried to use the toslink input, it seems the socket is not deep enough to house the jack of the toslink cable. any help on this?

post #137 of 214
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Originally Posted by weipei View Post

I just bought a Yulong D100 II. i am happy with it. the only problem i got is, when i tried to use the toslink input, it seems the socket is not deep enough to house the jack of the toslink cable. any help on this?

 

Pics? I've never had a problem with any of the cables I've tried. Though I do notice some variation in tightness from one to the next. But that's a variation in cables and not a problem with the D100. 

post #138 of 214

D100 II can powered up the HE6?

 

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post #139 of 214
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D100 II can powered up the HE6?

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It's not bad with the he6.
It's definitely not an ideal amp due to the weak output but it can power them sufficiently
post #140 of 214
It's interesting that there is absolutely no hiss on even very sensitive IEMs with the D100 II at any point on the volume knob. Is this just very impressive or does the design do something like keep power from going to the amp section until the DAC receives a signal making it seem like there is no hiss?
post #141 of 214
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It's interesting that there is absolutely no hiss on even very sensitive IEMs with the D100 II at any point on the volume knob. Is this just very impressive or does the design do something like keep power from going to the amp section until the DAC receives a signal making it seem like there is no hiss?

 

Some IEMs will hiss, others won't. It depends. But no, there's no special trickery involved, it's just a well done amp section. 

post #142 of 214
Haha I wasn't implying trickery. Design choice or magic maybe wink.gif but not trickery. Maybe my IEMs are not sensitive enough... but they are pretty darn sensitive so I don't know. If there was a gain switch, I would be such a happy camper, but you can't have it all I guess.

I searched the thread and noticed that you said it would be just OK for the HE-500. What would be the minimum good amp for them?

Thanks for responding btw!
post #143 of 214
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Haha I wasn't implying trickery. Design choice or magic maybe wink.gif but not trickery. Maybe my IEMs are not sensitive enough... but they are pretty darn sensitive so I don't know. If there was a gain switch, I would be such a happy camper, but you can't have it all I guess.

I searched the thread and noticed that you said it would be just OK for the HE-500. What would be the minimum good amp for them?

Thanks for responding btw!

 

I wouldn't mind if every amp had a gain switch, no matter what. And somehow it didn't raise the price. And it wasn't ugly, maybe hide it on the back panel or something. Wishful thinking right?

 

For the HE-500 I really like the Lake People G109. It's like a baby Violectric V200 for half price or less, and it sound really good with all planar headphones. Not that the D100 is terrible by any means though. 

post #144 of 214

hey guys will the Yulong D100 MKII give me Hissing if i used my CIEM UM Miracle? 

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I wouldn't mind if every amp had a gain switch, no matter what. And somehow it didn't raise the price. And it wasn't ugly, maybe hide it on the back panel or something. Wishful thinking right?

For the HE-500 I really like the Lake People G109. It's like a baby Violectric V200 for half price or less, and it sound really good with all planar headphones. Not that the D100 is terrible by any means though. 

Haha maybe companies will take note, but I'm definitely with you on this one.

Awesome. Sounds right up my alley. I'll be taking a good hard look at it when I get the HE-500. Thanks! smile.gif
post #146 of 214
How does it compare to Audioengine D1? Is it one league above the D1?
post #147 of 214
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How does it compare to Audioengine D1? Is it one league above the D1?

 

Sorry, haven't heard that model. 

post #148 of 214

Got my D100 MKII today :3 

post #149 of 214

Just got my Yulong D100 today, I love it. Must thanks to this great review, it's really help. L3000.gif

I'm looking to upgrade my headphones from beyerdynamic DT-1350 to flagship like HE-500, HD650 or something like that but not sure which one will go well with D100.

I plan to move to higher grade DAC/Amp in the future (but not right now). Does anyone has suggestion on the headphones?

 

Thanks.


Edited by ellevoid - 8/11/13 at 10:56am
post #150 of 214
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Just got my Yulong D100 today, I love it. Must thanks to this great review, it's really help. L3000.gif

I'm looking to upgrade my headphones from beyerdynamic DT-1350 to flagship like HE-500, HD650 or something like that but not sure which one will go well with D100.

I plan to move to higher grade DAC/Amp in the future (but not right now). Does anyone has suggestion on the headphones?

 

Thanks.

Before doing that make sure of the soung sig that you are after, do you want lifeless, smooth and without colorations sound? go for mrSpeaker AD (600$ flagship) , want smooth laid back ,less treble extend and good bass go for the HD650, want Slightly V-shaped sound sig go for the TH600/900, i went for a lot before, the V/U shape sound sig is the one with a lot of fun and enjoyment which i am always after, don't know about you though, GL ^^

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