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Feiao,
I don't mean to bug you, but have you thought more about my PM?

 

already replied, sorry can't always online and reply in time.

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already replied, sorry can't always online and reply in time.
Same goes for me.

I just didn't know if you get a lot of spam PMs.
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Seems like my post was eaten away by monster posts, I see you guys putting the JDS C421 on the battle.

This http://www.head-fi.org/t/568054/review-audinst-amp-hp-portable-headphone-amplifier has been reviewed by Mike at Headfonia as destroying JDS C421, and while having the more simple and bare functions, and being accurate and separating instruments well, it still has more strong and fast bass than more sub 100$ with bass boost (excluding Digizoid ZO2.3, I mean what could beat this one in bass department ?).

It Is able to power an hungry Ultrasone HFI 2400 without distortion if I recall well.

Actually has discount to 99$.

Nobody want a match between it and E12? I want it.
Edited by Vanarian - 1/23/13 at 6:55am
post #784 of 2985
The E12 does need some reviews against other headphone amps. Looking forward to these.

I read the review of the audinst, and whilst I haven't seen it in real life, nor heard it, it doesn't look as good as the E12 IMO. Also, it's needs by the looks of it a bespoke charger, whereas the E12 is a standard micro USB. Also the E12 has nearly 3 times the power.

However, I would love to see this compared.
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Originally Posted by Vanarian View Post

Seems like my post was eaten away by monster posts, I see you guys putting the JDS C421 on the battle.

This http://www.head-fi.org/t/568054/review-audinst-amp-hp-portable-headphone-amplifier has been reviewed by Mike at Headfonia as destroying JDS C421, and while having the more simple and bare functions, and being accurate and separating instruments well, it still has more strong and fast bass than more sub 100$ with bass boost (excluding Digizoid ZO2.3, I mean what could beat this one in bass department ?).

It Is able to power an hungry Ultrasone HFI 2400 without distortion if I recall well.

Actually has discount to 99$.

Nobody want a match between it and E12? I want it.

Just to clarify...the Headfonia review makes no mention or comparison of the JDS C421, or "destroying" it. The comparison there is the JDS Cmoy. 

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Originally Posted by gavinfabl View Post

The E12 does need some reviews against other headphone amps. Looking forward to these.

I read the review of the audinst, and whilst I haven't seen it in real life, nor heard it, it doesn't look as good as the E12 IMO. Also, it's needs by the looks of it a bespoke charger, whereas the E12 is a standard micro USB. Also the E12 has nearly 3 times the power.

However, I would love to see this compared.

Agreed with you smily_headphones1.gif

I think the Mont Blanc will be more versatile, more functions, more battery/power output (so I guess, bigger headphones driven?), mini-USB as you said and crossfeed switch. Though the AMP-HP is smaller and might not drive headphones as big as the E12, I'd enjoy to hear both (with burn-in done) to see which one provides the better equilibrium in sound quality. In any case, seeing the prices, the winners will be us wink.gif

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Just to clarify...the Headfonia review makes no mention or comparison of the JDS C421, or "destroying" it. The comparison there is the JDS Cmoy. 

My bad, look through comments or JDS C421 review itself, maybe I'm wrong but I remember Mike writing that he'd go for it over the C421 (if I'm not dreaming, it was because of soundstage and warmth, where C421 was more bright, focused on highs and miss, and weak in low/bass)

EDIT bis : Nevermind, maybe I went overboard with the term "Destroying", but look through comments and C421 review, Mike is more objective than me I think wink.gif
Edited by Vanarian - 1/23/13 at 11:24am
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Definitely looking forward to some comparisons with some of the big boys.

 

Moving away from IEMs--and madly in love with my HE-400s--I'm finding my beloved UHA-4 isn't quite up to the task at hand. I found the C421 to be "meh" at best, the UHA-6S doesn't put out that much more juice than the -4, I balk at ALO's prices, and so my eye is definitely on the E12 at the moment--partly, I hate to admit, because I'll eventually be able to just buy it with Amazon points outright.  ;)

 

It'll be quite interesting to see if the E12 can compete with some of the bigger (and considerably pricier) names out there.
 

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For compairsons in my review:

E12

E11

MRB

Rendition 1

 

Possible reference:

Audio-gd or

Objective series

 

The E07K andes is out on lending(temporary trade to borrow the E11), but it will be back. It will probably come back after the review is written up, but if people ask for a comparison, I will add it to the review in an edit.

 

I will test with new units I have received/will recieve or with my own headphones, these many include:

Heir Audio 4ai

Heir Audio 3ai

Heir Audio Tzar 90,

Heir Audio Tzar350

Dunu DN19

RHA MA 350

Sony MH1C

Oblanc NC3-2 

AKG Q701

Ultrasone HFI 580

 

This list may change at any time but this should be what you guys should expect to see as tested equipment.


Edited by bowei006 - 1/23/13 at 3:14pm
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Originally Posted by Mozu View Post

Definitely looking forward to some comparisons with some of the big boys.

 

Moving away from IEMs--and madly in love with my HE-400s--I'm finding my beloved UHA-4 isn't quite up to the task at hand. I found the C421 to be "meh" at best, the UHA-6S doesn't put out that much more juice than the -4, I balk at ALO's prices, and so my eye is definitely on the E12 at the moment--partly, I hate to admit, because I'll eventually be able to just buy it with Amazon points outright.  ;)

 

It'll be quite interesting to see if the E12 can compete with some of the bigger (and considerably pricier) names out there.
 


+1 Definitely would like to see some comparisons to some pricier amps, as well as some testing with larger/harder to drive headphones like orthos or high impedance headphones.

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250mA of current is not enough to make an ortho headphone sing, IMHO. loud volume due to power yes, but enough current to drive an ortho headphone really well isnt.

 

just my 2 cents.

 

 

and the E12 is already using wima caps? i guess i dont need to replace them once i get an E12 for myself, well, until warranty expires =P


Edited by Dyaems - 1/23/13 at 5:34pm
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250mA of current is not enough to make an ortho headphone sing, IMHO. loud volume due to power yes, but enough current to drive an ortho headphone really well isnt.

just my 2 cents.

How loud do you listen???
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Wondering if this will drive MadDogs?
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Wondering if this will drive MadDogs?

My friend was driving his Mad Dogs with the E07K. So I believe it will, I will ask him to get an opinion. Remember, just an opinion :P

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Wondering if this will drive MadDogs?

I'm using the E07k right now to listen to my mad dogs. I haven't done any A/B tests between my O2, but to be perfectly honest it sounds about the same to me. Keep in mind I listen to music at 70-80dB (quiet by most people's standards) and the volume on the E07k is at 24/60 on low gain. The E12 should drive the MDs just fine :)

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And he responds

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

Shout out to Mechy for letting me borrow the E11 for comparison review biggrin.gif

 

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