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Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post

How do we tell the mode the m8 is in (192 vs other)?

 

You need to use a player app that shows bit rate.  Just go back a few pages and see what ExpatinJapan did with with FLAC player and the Camera Connection Kit.  Or maybe the in the HiFi M8 appreciation thread...

post #4517 of 5057
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Originally Posted by BasilFawlty View Post
 

Bought a HiFi-M8 and use it with my iPod Classic. 

 

Like it a lot BUT I need a pouch/case for it.

 

Contacted Michael Goodman at Centrance and he recommend me to ask here - Anyone who knows where to get one?

 

Have looked at SF Bags and they have one for the "PS Vita" but it seems a bit narrow.

 

Let me know if you have thoughts!
 

I've ordered a bunch of stuff over the years from SF Bags (Waterfield). If you haven't already done so, go ahead and send them the dimensions. They're very responsive and I imagine will get back to you with some suggestions. The cases they make are precise fits (i.e., very tight) at first, but tend to loosen up with time. I'm considering picking up a Hifi-M8 and was just thinking about a suitable carrying case.

 

UPDATE: I went ahead and emailed Waterfield for some suggestions on suitable cases. I'll post their response as soon as I receive it. 


Edited by mwillits - 3/18/14 at 6:55am
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post #4519 of 5057
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Thanks for writing and sharing the information links below.  I can't say that we can an exact size case for this.  Our padded Gear Pouch Large will fit it well - there are a few padded pocket inside as well to keep cables and other gear from swinging around inside.  Have a look.
 
Gary
 


Edited by mwillits - 3/18/14 at 12:21pm
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Originally Posted by some1 View Post
 

 

 

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/black-star-amp-bag

 

I have one of those for my CLAS db + RX Mk3B,  I should wrap up the M8 and see what its like...

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That's not a bag, it's a straight jacket! I wouldn't want to give my wife any ideas about my next purchase for my "hobby". I wonder if that "bag" would lead to constricted sound?
Edited by pspivak - 3/18/14 at 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by pspivak View Post

That's not a bag, it's a straigt jacket! I wouldn't want to give my wife any ideas about my next purchase for my "hobby". I wonder if that "bag" would lead to constricted sound?

 

Getting too much into snake oil territory, if it fit snug, might dampen external vibration from effecting internal components, but really, we are getting into the realm of the butterfly effect. :wink_face:

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The HiFi-M8 just made InnerFidelity's Wall of Fame for headphone amplifiers -- it leads the portable headphone amp category.

 

Congrats to Michael and company!

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-headphone-amplifiers

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^ Hmmnn, I use M8 at home and UHA-6SMKII on the go.

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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post
 

The HiFi-M8 just made InnerFidelity's Wall of Fame for headphone amplifiers -- it leads the portable headphone amp category.

 

Congrats to Michael and company!

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-headphone-amplifiers

 

This is making the wait for my M8 much more difficult to bear. lol!

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Does anyone here use their M8 with an HE-6? Other than Jude I have not heard anyone else's opinion on this combo.

And for the record I know it should not be able to drive them, they need a speaker amp, bla, bla,. Please if you haven't heard the combo keep your opinion to yourself (because that is all it is).

I have been enjoying the s#!t out of mine for the last three months and it only keeps getting better. So it's not new toy syndrome and I have heard the HE-6 properly driven in a number of systems (worth 10x+ more than the M8) including out of the speaker taps of my restored sx-1250 with the new Sony HAP-S1 as source (only 2.2x the price of the M8). I am not saying they compare but it sure as hell beats carrying the 60lb sx-1250 around.

There is no way the M8 should be able to make the HE-6 sound as good as it does. 

Or is it just me?

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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

Does anyone here use their M8 with an HE-6? Other than Jude I have not heard anyone else's opinion on this combo.

And for the record I know it should not be able to drive them, they need a speaker amp, bla, bla,. Please if you haven't heard the combo keep your opinion to yourself (because that is all it is).

I have been enjoying the s#!t out of mine for the last three months and it only keeps getting better. So it's not new toy syndrome and I have heard the HE-6 properly driven in a number of systems (worth 10x+ more than the M8) including out of the speaker taps of my restored sx-1250 with the new Sony HAP-S1 as source (only 2.2x the price of the M8). I am not saying they compare but it sure as hell beats carrying the 60lb sx-1250 around.

There is no way the M8 should be able to make the HE-6 sound as good as it does. 

Or is it just me?

 

Interesting, my experience of the 6 suggests it should not be possible - this makes me want to try the M8 :)

 

Is it one of those things though where you don't feel like you're missing anything when you're listening to it, but it you'd notice the deficits in a quick A-B with a better system? I love my HE-6 from my Taurus MKII, and even though I've heard them better (from speaker taps on a 110W/channel Luxman integrated amp, I don't feel like I'm missing out when I do listen from my Taurus. If you know what I mean?

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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

Interesting, my experience of the 6 suggests it should not be possible - this makes me want to try the M8 :)

 

Is it one of those things though where you don't feel like you're missing anything when you're listening to it, but it you'd notice the deficits in a quick A-B with a better system? I love my HE-6 from my Taurus MKII, and even though I've heard them better (from speaker taps on a 110W/channel Luxman integrated amp, I don't feel like I'm missing out when I do listen from my Taurus. If you know what I mean?

 If my M8 makes it to the Auckland meet, we should be able to form out own opinion/impressions. :) 

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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

 If my M8 makes it to the Auckland meet, we should be able to form out own opinion/impressions. smily_headphones1.gif 

Excellent!
post #4530 of 5057
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

Interesting, my experience of the 6 suggests it should not be possible - this makes me want to try the M8 :)

 

Is it one of those things though where you don't feel like you're missing anything when you're listening to it, but it you'd notice the deficits in a quick A-B with a better system? I love my HE-6 from my Taurus MKII, and even though I've heard them better (from speaker taps on a 110W/channel Luxman integrated amp, I don't feel like I'm missing out when I do listen from my Taurus. If you know what I mean?

I know what you mean.

 

The Hifi-M8 can be used to listen the the HE-6 but I wouldn't say that it drives them properly. I've got both by the way. It gets the HE-6 sounding good - as in detailed (the HE-6 characteristics) but without the dynamics and energy which gets the HE-6 driven great! Its like the HE-6 is in relaxed mode without the bass definition or slam. All that said - I still use them both together - its great taking the HE-6 to the garden and relaxing listening to music. I have a little tactic to get the M8 - HE-6 a bit louder - I just max out the bass and treble, this gets them singing a little bit more :)

 

  

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