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Here's my HiFi setup at home. But the M8 also go with me anywhere. The ipod classic is permanently mated to it.

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

I initially used my M8 to drive the Beyer T1 (in balanced mode) when I first bought it. I had to set the M8 to high gain and volume to 3 o'clock to get to my descent listening volume. Then for a few tracks I have to set the volume all the way  to max level.

 

It made me think I really needed a desktop amp to bring out the full potential of the T1. I went on to try and audition 2 desktop amp. (Mjolnir & MusicFidelity M1) but to my surprise I can't seem to hear much difference compared to M8. (

 

It appears after barely a week of burning in the T1 it appears to have open up more and now I find the 3'oclock position too loud.

 

Now I only listen at 1:30 position and the SQ is noticeably better especially the bass, which is what I was looking for when I choose the T1 over the H800 (Price difference also another reason :) )

 

I kinda thought that was why Beyer brought out the T5p...

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

The same should then be true with your ALO International

 

INTERESTING
I'll give it a shot!!
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


It must be big. Bigger is better. Seriously, Michael and crew having a bit of fun maybe?

Ah, just a typo, sorry :)

Now corrected. Thanks!


Edited by mgoodman - 9/21/13 at 9:13pm
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Originally Posted by customNuts View Post
 

Just got my M8 & I must say, I am very very impressed by this little beast. With some talk of the centrance house sound being very neutral & potentially dry, I was really surprised to find such a musical, hi-end sounding unit. This truly is desktop sound (& good desktop sound at that)  in an all in one portable box. With my Modded, balanced D7000's, it was really quite spectacular. With a far more expensive fully balanced desktop system to compare it to, I wasn't expecting to be as impressed as I am. 

With the multitude of features the m8 offers & with SQ & musicality at this level, I can't see anything noticeably surpassing it for quite a long time.

Amazing job Michael. 

 

Thank you very much! This means a lot!

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Guys I have a question related to pins actually not directly to the M8 itself.

 

There is a 4 pin XLR balanced and RSA type balanced output. The question is, is there a difference in sound between these two? I mean, I am planning to use it with my ciem, thinking about RSA balanced output could be better for me (Many people reterminate c/iem cables with RSA balanced type). Then again, in the future I am most probably get one high end can like HD800 or something. When I get new cables for it, if I use RSA balanced termination instead of 4 pin XLR, will I lose something on the sound?

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Guys I have a question related to pins actually not directly to the M8 itself.

 

There is a 4 pin XLR balanced and RSA type balanced output. The question is, is there a difference in sound between these two? I mean, I am planning to use it with my ciem, thinking about RSA balanced output could be better for me (Many people reterminate c/iem cables with RSA balanced type). Then again, in the future I am most probably get one high end can like HD800 or something. When I get new cables for it, if I use RSA balanced termination instead of 4 pin XLR, will I lose something on the sound?

 

I have actually been having my cable upgrades terminated in mini 4 pin XLR, because I also had short ends made to go from mini 4 pin to RSA, 4 pin XLR, 1/8", and 1/4".  RSA and 4 pin XLR are actually the same wiring configuration into a different shaped plug end, so I cant see how sound could be affected.  The RSA plus is far lighter the the XLR, so if weight is a consideration, RSA would win.

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

I have actually been having my cable upgrades terminated in mini 4 pin XLR, because I also had short ends made to go from mini 4 pin to RSA, 4 pin XLR, 1/8", and 1/4".  RSA and 4 pin XLR are actually the same wiring configuration into a different shaped plug end, so I cant see how sound could be affected.  The RSA plus is far lighter the the XLR, so if weight is a consideration, RSA would win.

Thanks mate, after this information, I think RSA type would win for me.

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aswesome rig :D

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I've been lurking on this thread for several days. I'm new to HeadFi & very interested in a portable DAC/amp to use with my HD650s. After lots of research (and lurking), I ordered the HiFi M8 with the RSA connecter, then changed my mind and sent an email this morning to change it to 4pin XLR. I was amazed to be cc:ed on a response in a very short time from Michel Goodman himself instructing his staff to make the change on my order. This is outstanding service, especially on a Sunday. I'm stoked and can't wait for my M8 to show up. I chose the iDevice version of the HiFi M8 since I have a MacBook Pro, iPod touch and an older iPod classic 40G that still going strong. I just love my toys.
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Originally Posted by intrinsicNancy View Post

I've been lurking on this thread for several days. I'm new to HeadFi & very interested in a portable DAC/amp to use with my HD650s. After lots of research (and lurking), I ordered the HiFi M8 with the RSA connecter, then changed my mind and sent an email this morning to change it to 4pin XLR. I was amazed to be cc:ed on a response in a very short time from Michel Goodman himself instructing his staff to make the change on my order. This is outstanding service, especially on a Sunday. I'm stoked and can't wait for my M8 to show up. I chose the iDevice version of the HiFi M8 since I have a MacBook Pro, iPod touch and an older iPod classic 40G that still going strong. I just love my toys.
I love the HIFI-M8 with the Hd650's. Really outstanding. I have the same configuration. I don't know if the older classics are supported. The newer ones with the black or silver front work for sure.
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Originally Posted by intrinsicNancy View Post

I've been lurking on this thread for several days. I'm new to HeadFi & very interested in a portable DAC/amp to use with my HD650s. After lots of research (and lurking), I ordered the HiFi M8 with the RSA connecter, then changed my mind and sent an email this morning to change it to 4pin XLR. I was amazed to be cc:ed on a response in a very short time from Michel Goodman himself instructing his staff to make the change on my order. This is outstanding service, especially on a Sunday. I'm stoked and can't wait for my M8 to show up. I chose the iDevice version of the HiFi M8 since I have a MacBook Pro, iPod touch and an older iPod classic 40G that still going strong. I just love my toys.

 

EXCELLENT choice! Congrats!

I've been using my HiFi-M8 (XL4 edition) with my MacBook Pro/Amarra rig + my iPhone 4S, iPod Classic, and iPod Touch (new)
and havin' a BLAST!!  I was kidding in my review (HERE) - I'm totally addicted to this rig.
 

 

and Michael and his team are FIRST-RATE
post #3613 of 5024
Large and strong XLR vs Small and weak(?) RSA is a hard choice.

Mini XLR would be a great middle ground.

I did see this RSA plus RSA adapter to 3.5mm at our Tokyo mini meet the other week....

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In my opinion, the 4XL version is all that you need and i think most people will buy this one. RSA balance connector is small but aftermarket cables or adapters are not cheap, bigger is better :D

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Originally Posted by intrinsicNancy View Post

I've been lurking on this thread for several days. I'm new to HeadFi & very interested in a portable DAC/amp to use with my HD650s. After lots of research (and lurking), I ordered the HiFi M8 with the RSA connecter, then changed my mind and sent an email this morning to change it to 4pin XLR. I was amazed to be cc:ed on a response in a very short time from Michel Goodman himself instructing his staff to make the change on my order. This is outstanding service, especially on a Sunday. I'm stoked and can't wait for my M8 to show up. I chose the iDevice version of the HiFi M8 since I have a MacBook Pro, iPod touch and an older iPod classic 40G that still going strong. I just love my toys.

+1. Me too!

Now if the thing would only get shipped.
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