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That is not true. Today I received my Sony EX-1000. They are dynamic and have 32 ohm. They need a little more juice than my Ultrasone Signature DJ which is also 32 ohm. Both benefit from using the E12 vesus using a DAP only. Ok I am not talking about 8 or 16 ohm IEMs but you do not need a 300 ohm can to benefit from the E12 or other headphone amps. Benefit means better bass, better mids and better treble.

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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

That is not true. Today I received my Sony EX-1000. They are dynamic and have 32 ohm. They need a little more juice than my Ultrasone Signature DJ which is also 32 ohm. Both benefit from using the E12 vesus using a DAP only. Ok I am not talking about 8 or 16 ohm IEMs but you do not need a 300 ohm can to benefit from the E12 or other headphone amps. Benefit means better bass, better mids and better treble.
Same here

As I've mentioned before I have the Westonw 4r which is 31 ohm and it benefits immensely with the E12. Mind you it's a quad driver IEM so take that as it may.

For more simple IEMs with under 20 ohms I say the E12 is roadkill.
post #2373 of 3695

Just posted a few days ago about my experience with the E12/TF10 combo.  I won't listen to these great IEM's without the E12 unless I absolutely have to!

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Same here

As I've mentioned before I have the Westonw 4r which is 31 ohm and it benefits immensely with the E12. Mind you it's a quad driver IEM so take that as it may.

For more simple IEMs with under 20 ohms I say the E12 is roadkill.

I sure hope you meant "overkill"

post #2375 of 3695
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How to reduce the EMI noise when clipping the FiioE12 together with the iPhone ?
Apparently, GSM cellular phones create more EMI than CDMA phones like Verizon or Sprint. Too bad... I was totally into the idea of web surfing while on a phone call.

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Same here

As I've mentioned before I have the Westonw 4r which is 31 ohm and it benefits immensely with the E12. Mind you it's a quad driver IEM so take that as it may.

For more simple IEMs with under 20 ohms I say the E12 is roadkill.
LoL man. Lol.

I mean, it's overkill for volume, but it provides a nice reservoir for current and it has a negligible 0.5 Ohm output impedance so it doesn't suffer from impedance mismatching. I had success pairing mine with my very sensitive Etymotic ER•6i IEMs (though they don't have 20 ohm impedance).

I'm starting to think that more ohms for headphone impedance can actually be a good thing for ease of driving, given that you can reach adequate volume.
Edited by Evshrug - 10/12/13 at 6:24pm
post #2376 of 3695

Lol, you guys know what I meant... :rolleyes:

post #2377 of 3695

It creates roadkill from the titannius in your mid, obviously :tongue_smile: 

post #2378 of 3695
Evs, now that you have your iphone 5 have you thought about venturing into a higher quality IEM? I know you love your Etys, but I wanted to mention that from my home rig to portable my smile stays just as big :-)
post #2379 of 3695
iPhone 5S, thank you very much. Actually, I'll use Siri to type this for me.

I haven't thought about upgrading my IEMs. I thought about perhaps getting the ERP fours, but ice use my and 100 portable more often to be honest. It's just easier to put on and take off. Why, what do you use? You did end up getting the case 712 right?
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

-That is not true. Today I received my Sony EX-1000. They are dynamic and have 32 ohm.

 

*but you do not need a 300 ohm can to benefit from the E12 or other headphone amps. Benefit means better bass, better mids and better treble.


-well that's why I left 1% for these kind of IEM cans.

* my 2GB shuffle,c-120gb (r.boxed) and SGP 5" wifi drives my Senny HD600 well BUT E12 brings out the full potential of HD600 when assigned it's job. so definitely there's a lot benefits around entire sound dynamics. mostly HP amps primarily bought to drive the HPs and second only to get details IMHO.

 

EDIT: said that, "primary reason" will fulfill the "secondary reason" as well for the power-hungry full sized HPs.


Edited by Shawn71 - 10/12/13 at 10:47pm
post #2381 of 3695
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Originally Posted by "Evshrug" View Post

iPhone 5S, thank you very much. Actually, I'll use Siri to type this for me.

I haven't thought about upgrading my IEMs. I thought about perhaps getting the ERP fours, but ice use my and 100 portable more often to be honest. It's just easier to put on and take off. Why, what do you use? You did end up getting the case 712 right?


iPhone 5S, yes, please excuse me lol.

 

Yea, I got my "case 712" about a week ago and am really glad it's in the family. As for on the go, I'm using my Westone 4R more often than the M80 even if they're IEMs. I kind of prefer them and with their fit they are pretty easy to take on and off. Though, I wish I would find a portable over ear/on ear that I'd be happy with. The M80 is very nice (especially for the price I got it for) but its sound quality just doesn't contend with what I'm used to. I guess my ears are getting spoiled... :o . Not the M80's fault... and definitely a "roadkill" on my wallet... :(

 

I'm probably going to sell them and use the spare cash towards my Upgrade to the Alpha Dog. Still a bit skeptical because I absolutely love my Mad Dogs; just wish they were more portable so I can use with my portable rig (F806>LOD>E12).


Edited by Change is Good - 10/12/13 at 10:15pm
post #2382 of 3695
Ha ha yeah Siri did get a few things wrong, but it sure beats typing. I actually think it's really impressive how accurate it came out. Your ears probably are spoiled!

I like the roadkill on my wallet analogy; it's like the demands of quality headphones just blitz right on through your wallet with no regard!
post #2383 of 3695
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Oh that question was directed at me? I thought it was the other person. But yes, I never switch the gain since it's too much effort for me to get a sharp-ish object and slide it. That and even with the Mad Dog, I never had to go past 12 o'clock on the potentiometer, so having the higher gain seems pretty useless for me.

Crossfade off, gain on "0 dB," bass boost off, running on battery.

If I remember correctly the picture you posted showed your preference of potentiometer position below 9 AM where it is not balanced. You must be able to hear a pin drop a mile away. How do the M100's sound without an amp? The review on InnerFidelity said that they are sensitive enough to work on a portable device, so maybe for these an amp is not required.
Edit: At least the amp may not be required for the M100, but other devices maybe they are a good thing.
Actually you have to go up to headstage arrow price range to amp the M-100. They don't need an amp, at all. They respond very well to EQing, though.

How do the M-100s sound without an amp?
Undescribable. Clear, like a M80 but way better. I tested them against Senn. Momentums - Momentums didn't win.

I don't know how to describe how they sound - it's like trying to explain what 2010 dubstep sounds like to someone who only listens to Pop music.
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Dubstep is pop now. frown.gif
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Dubstep is pop now. frown.gif
Are you serious?
No, people are trying to copy Moombahton and Dubstep and put in into little bits of pop, but overral dubstep, REAL dubstep wouldn't go near pop.
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