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Clas or fostex ?

post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 
Hello
I know this question was asked before, but I really would like to have more information on this.
I own a pico slim and um miracles.
What configuration would yield the most noticeable improvement: clas with pico, or fostex hp p1 ?
Also, what kind of sound will I achieve with the fostex paired with miracles?
Thanks in advance for your help.
post #2 of 61
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Originally Posted by John0405 View Post

Hello
I know this question was asked before, but I really would like to have more information on this.
I own a pico slim and um miracles.
What configuration would yield the most noticeable improvement: clas with pico, or fostex hp p1 ?
Also, what kind of sound will I achieve with the fostex paired with miracles?
Thanks in advance for your help.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/567552/fostex-hp-p1-vs-cypher-labs-algorhythm-solo
post #3 of 61
Thread Starter 
I already read this post. But my concern is more towards the amp section of the fostex, compared to the pico slim... I heard the amp section of the fostex wasn't that great compared to others contenders...
Thx
post #4 of 61
CLAS with the Slim sounds really good, but I can't compare it to the Fostex - sorry.
post #5 of 61

To compare the DAC section, HP-P1 simply gives more detail than CLA. Using HP-P1 does not force you to use its internal amp, you can still pair up with other amp of your choice. I would say go for HP-P1

post #6 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. The thing is, I probably will sell the pico to finance the hp p1. That's why I was wondering about the amp section of the latter; if it could rival with the pico slim.
post #7 of 61
If your question is, will the Fostex sound better than what you're currently hearing from the Slim, the answer is yes.
post #8 of 61
Thread Starter 
Right... biggrin.gif so which configuration would be the best then: pico +clas or fostex...?
post #9 of 61

Still, fostex.

post #10 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thank you. So that's a done deal redface.gif
post #11 of 61

try dx100 heheheh

post #12 of 61

I haven't tried the CLAS. But I have been using the Fostex HP-P1 for 3 days in a row listening for about 8 hours each day. I'm sorry to disagree but I'm completed disappointed with the Fostex. Simple put, very harsh and fatiguing. At the beginning I thought the amp section was really bad, but after using only the DAC and outputting the analog signal to my iBasso D10 I still felt the edgy and fatiguing sound. So it didn't work for me and is going back to the store...

...by the way I listen with my custom JH-16s

good luck


Edited by jark - 7/24/12 at 11:34pm
post #13 of 61
Thread Starter 
If you felt this way with the jh16, which is quite heavy on bass, I can't imagine what it will be with my miracles...
Still in the dark then... frown.gif
post #14 of 61
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Originally Posted by John0405 View Post

Still in the dark then... frown.gif

 


I'm a Fostex HP_P1 owner with about 100 hours on the device and using them mainly with my new FitEar TO GO! F111 IEMs.

I don't hear the harshness that the other poster mentioned, fwiw.

post #15 of 61
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Originally Posted by gkanai View Post

 


I'm a Fostex HP_P1 owner with about 100 hours on the device and using them mainly with my new FitEar TO GO! F111 IEMs.

I don't hear the harshness that the other poster mentioned, fwiw.

 

I understand nobody likes to hear bad things about there own gear but I guess that tells you 2 things: 

 

1. Everybody have different ears

2. What may sound perfect with one IEMs may sound pretty bad with others.

 

Moral of the story:

 

No matter how much we ask for opinions in the forum (which is always useful as a guide but not for conclusions), the best recommendation is to LISTEN as much as you can at the store before buying anything and try to match the best AMP/DAC with your particular IEMs/HEADPHONES etc...


Edited by jark - 7/25/12 at 3:15am
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