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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post

Rob, which of Xin's amps do you have with a problem? I could not fix it but I know someone who might be coaxed into trying.

 

If you want a MiniBox ES amp shoot me a pm I have one that you could borrow for a couple of weeks to see if it is your cup of tea or not.

 

I have the Supermini III - have you heard that one? I really liked the size and sound especially with the Etys, but there may be better stuff out there now (also the super small size isn't as important to me now). I just haven't kept up with the new stuff. Let me know if you can offer a comparison even if its off of memory (if you've heard the the Supermini). Anyway, I really appreciate your offer to borrow the MB or  possibly have the Xin repaired smile.gif - I'll let you know.

post #17 of 25

I had the same Xin amp and regretted getting rid of that little thing.  Most portable amps nowadays has some Li-Ion battery that requires a charger and/or USB cable with power source for recharging.  I agree the Xin sounded great and AAA are impossible not to find.

post #18 of 25

Not only that but the AAA batteries would last a ridiculous amount of time before needing to be replaced.

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

 

I have the Supermini III - have you heard that one? I really liked the size and sound especially with the Etys, but there may be better stuff out there now (also the super small size isn't as important to me now). I just haven't kept up with the new stuff. Let me know if you can offer a comparison even if its off of memory (if you've heard the the Supermini). Anyway, I really appreciate your offer to borrow the MB or  possibly have the Xin repaired smile.gif - I'll let you know.

Yes, I listened to it as well as a previous version. My biggest issue with it was that you had to be careful when carrying the amp in your pocket to not accidentally increase the volume. To prevent this you can use a toothpick to "lock the volume knob" wink.gif. Its sound was fine but IMO the Supermacro was better as well as the Reference. At the time it was the 2nd smallest amp with the Supermicro being the smallest and the BEST sounding amp, IMO of course.

 

However due to size and 1/4" as well as 1/8" output my favorite Xin amp was and remains the Reference with the C5 or the D5 board (have both as well as all the previous versions A through D in the 1 to 5 iterations). Another great one was the Supermacro III Version 6.

post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all of the answers.  I'm going to take a closer look at the Arrow, the Pico Slim, and the CEntrance DACport.  I'll decide which of those to get.

post #21 of 25
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I have looked over my options, and have reached a conclusion.  I believe that the Arrow would be the best amp for me. Thanks for all of the helpful answers, guys.

post #22 of 25

^ Let us know what you think when you get a chance to listen.

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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post

Yes, I listened to it as well as a previous version. My biggest issue with it was that you had to be careful when carrying the amp in your pocket to not accidentally increase the volume. To prevent this you can use a toothpick to "lock the volume knob" wink.gif. Its sound was fine but IMO the Supermacro was better as well as the Reference. At the time it was the 2nd smallest amp with the Supermicro being the smallest and the BEST sounding amp, IMO of course.

 

However due to size and 1/4" as well as 1/8" output my favorite Xin amp was and remains the Reference with the C5 or the D5 board (have both as well as all the previous versions A through D in the 1 to 5 iterations). Another great one was the Supermacro III Version 6.

 

Thanks for the comparisons! Since there are better than the Supermini from your comparison, it may just be time to get a new amp and possibly see if I can fix my broken Supermini for backup, when and if I get around to it. Till then, my Ety HF3 straight out of the iPhone is serving me well.


Edited by robm321 - 7/16/12 at 10:22am
post #23 of 25

Should I be looking at the Headstage Arrow 3G or 4G for my ER-4B? I'll also probably use it with my IE8s.

post #24 of 25

 Dr. Xin's amps is the best chose

minibox e+ from china,is the cheapest option

post #25 of 25
Hey I'm planning to buy colorfly c4. Should I buy? I will use it with ortofon eq7 now. But after sometime buy good headphones. I want best sound
quality
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