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post #466 of 5085
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

The 1601SS renders this track incredibly well. The 1602SS is a very close second, but the 01s have that extra edge. A HUGE thanks again to james444 for bringing this gem of an album to my attention.

 

Howard Devoto... Real Life: "The Light Pours Out Of Me". You and James are taking me way back. Great stuff!

post #467 of 5085

^  You really must get / listen to The Complete John Peel Sessions (if you haven't already), though James seems to prefer Play (also excellent). I think the former has better sonics and performances, just a brilliant album from start to finish, really.

post #468 of 5085
Thanks for the recommendation music, will check them out.
I notice it is a BBC recording so they will have probably used LS3/5A as monitors. One of the speakers that to my ears sounds closest in sonic signature to the PF range is that very speaker funnily enough!
post #469 of 5085

Hi everyone,

I'm facing some problems with hissing on my pair of heaven S phones.

Anybody have any methods of fixing this problem?

I've read on a couple places that hissing is because of the source and never the phones, however, I am not hearing any hissing when using my pair of ATH-ES7s.

Is this because the ES7s are not as sensitive as the Heaven S?

 

I tested both of them using my laptop and phone. Don't have an amp(for now), will an amp fix the problem?

post #470 of 5085
What is your source and what bit rate (if listening to files ) do you have. I would say it is a sensitivity issue as I have never heard hiss from my Heavens.

I find hiss increases when using files that are not lossless but that is just my experience, not sure if others would agree or from poorer sources or lesser quality amps.
post #471 of 5085
Thread Starter 

it might happen due to sensitivity of heaven S and ES7? 
correct me if im wrong, if you use several music files & sources, only few that Heaven s with hissing sound, then it might really happen due to your source quality.

post #472 of 5085
The Piano Forte's love Springsteen! Listening to Nebraska, absolutely involving, I am really getting into his story telling with these phones!
post #473 of 5085

Hissing with Final Audio IEMs isn't uncommon in my experience. They seem quite sensitive. In fact, the PFs are so sensitive they pick up ground loop noise. The issue is with the source you have them plugged into.

 

Using an external amp is one way of solving the problem, yes. Keep in mind however not all amps will accommodate sensitive IEMs as well as others, so you may still get hissing unless you specifically go for a portable-type amp.

post #474 of 5085

Most of my files are 320kbps mp3, I also have a couple in flac format.

I really can't understand why there is hiss.

Or could it be the player?(laptop/phone)

 

Any suitable amp recommendations?

post #475 of 5085
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Most of my files are 320kbps mp3, I also have a couple in flac format.

I really can't understand why there is hiss.

Or could it be the player?(laptop/phone)

 

Any suitable amp recommendations?

 

Meier Audio Quickstep.

 

Jan Meier's amps with the active balanced ground are blackest of the black. Output impedance is >1 ohm. They also have great low volume control with the discreet stepped attenuator.

 

Yes, I am a huge fan.

post #476 of 5085
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Or could it be the player?(laptop/phone)

 

Any suitable amp recommendations?

 

 

That's what I meant by it being your source, yeah. It's not the files themselves, but the device you have it plugged into.

 

That's the primary reason for my using a portable amp with IEMs. It's not that I think it changes their sound significantly, but rather it eliminates the hissing I get with my notebook. Since I don't get as much hiss with my Sony Walkman, I don't use an external amp with it.

 

As for recommendations, I rather like Leckerton Audio's amps. I'm not that familiar with portable amps however.

post #477 of 5085
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Originally Posted by lh2705 View Post

Most of my files are 320kbps mp3, I also have a couple in flac format.

I really can't understand why there is hiss.

Or could it be the player?(laptop/phone)

 

Any suitable amp recommendations?

 

It's most likely your player. I used an external usb amp/dac that's usually dead silent with all my other earphones, but the SS still picked up hiss.

post #478 of 5085

BTW, just happened to notice, the Heaven VI is gonna start retailing in early-to-mid October at e-earphone for ¥40,320 (~$515).

post #479 of 5085

Wow... those amps don't come cheap.. I'll keep them in mind, thanks for the recommendations.

What about if I changed the player to say an Ipod classic? anybody using them? or a cowon

post #480 of 5085
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Originally Posted by lh2705 View Post

Wow... those amps don't come cheap.. I'll keep them in mind, thanks for the recommendations.
What about if I changed the player to say an Ipod classic? anybody using them? or a cowon

I have the classic and just tried it with the S straight out of the HP jack, tried some tracks with a lot of quiet passages, zero hiss which surprised me! Sound was not too bad either, nowhere near as absorbing as with the CLAS/SR-71B in the loop mind.

First time I have listened for ages straight from the classic! Now, I did listen to some older recordings and heard the tap hiss but I hear that with my full set up as well. I would still recommend a good amp, for all the reasons given above. You have a great set of headphones, it makes sense to feed them the best signal possible!
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