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post #4846 of 5768
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Originally Posted by mrmax View Post


Haven't exactly spent a lot of time with the hugo since i got it. But my main portable has been the m8.

I'll see if i can free up some time to do a beginners comparison. As the wife dont even know that i got the hugo yet. evil_smiley.gif

 

 

Sounds like your wife is like my wife...

post #4847 of 5768
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Originally Posted by mrmax View Post


Haven't exactly spent a lot of time with the hugo since i got it. But my main portable has been the m8.

I'll see if i can free up some time to do a beginners comparison. As the wife dont even know that i got the hugo yet. evil_smiley.gif

That would be great!  Do you like the M8?  Do you use an iOS device with it?  Look forward to your comparison.

post #4848 of 5768
Just got a pair of Audeze LCD-XC headphones. I plugged them in to the 1/4" jack on M8 (the first time I've used this jack) and it's loose! One of the channels crackles in and out! Is this an easy fix? I'm contacting Centrance support, but I'd hate to have to send in the unit and wait. The 1/8" jack and the XLR jack are perfect.
post #4849 of 5768
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Originally Posted by vigotone View Post

Just got a pair of Audeze LCD-XC headphones. I plugged them in to the 1/4" jack on M8 (the first time I've used this jack) and it's loose! One of the channels crackles in and out! Is this an easy fix? I'm contacting Centrance support, but I'd hate to have to send in the unit and wait. The 1/8" jack and the XLR jack are perfect.

 

Doesn't the LCD-XC include a 4 pin XLR cable as well?  I'm surprised you didn't go straight to that one...

 

...with that said, I use my 1/4" jack all the time and have no issues.

post #4850 of 5768
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

Doesn't the LCD-XC include a 4 pin XLR cable as well?  I'm surprised you didn't go straight to that one...

 

...with that said, I use my 1/4" jack all the time and have no issues.

Ha! Funny enough, I did go right for the XLR. But I figured I should check out the 1/4" jack just to get a sense of balanced vs. unbalanced and that's when I discovered the loose jack. I wanted to see if I could detect a difference in sound between the two, with this being my first experience with balanced. I'll have to wait to do the comparison...

post #4851 of 5768

The M8 is not a balanced amp.

It has a XLR plug which is directly connected to the unbalanced plug.

 

The M8's amplifier is tpa6120 which does not provide balanced output.

It is singe ended.

 

Nobody mentioned this before?


Edited by pink panther - 6/14/14 at 11:45pm
post #4852 of 5768
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Originally Posted by pink panther View Post
 

The M8 is not a balanced amp.

It has a XLR plug which is directly connected to the unbalanced plug.

 

The M8's amplifier is tpa6120 which does not provide balanced output.

It is singe ended.

 

Nobody mentioned this before?

Then why between 1/4" and XLR plug sound different then?

post #4853 of 5768
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Originally Posted by pink panther View Post

The M8 is not a balanced amp.

It has a XLR plug which is directly connected to the unbalanced plug.

 

The M8's amplifier is tpa6120 which does not provide balanced output.

It is singe ended.

 

Nobody mentioned this before?

where did you come across this gem of information. It seems at variance with what Centrance has said.
post #4854 of 5768

So we're fooled to believe that the HiFi M8 is a balanced headamp....according to Mr. Pink Panther???:confused_face(1):


Edited by Francisk - 6/15/14 at 2:12am
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I opend up mine, looked at it and measured it.

Don't know if there are any differences depending on rev. index.

 

I think it is some kind of misunderstanding in what "balanced" means.

They give us the chance to plug balanced headphones without an adaptor; but it ist not a balanced amp (al least my M8 is not a balanced amp). 


Edited by pink panther - 6/15/14 at 2:26am
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Whooaa....let's see what Mr. Michael has to say about this....:rolleyes: 

post #4857 of 5768

I do not want to bash the M8.

It is a very good sounding portable hpa.

It has enough power to drive my HE-6.

 

The only thing that makes me worry ist that it is not a balanced amp (at least mine is not a balanced amp) but people think it to be a balanced amp. That's all.

 

Regards Martin


Edited by pink panther - 6/15/14 at 2:47am
post #4858 of 5768

I haven't tried my M8 with a balanced headphone yet but I'm saving up for a pair of HE-6 or maybe one of the Audeze series so I'm very concerned if the HiFi M8 is not a true balanced headamp as advertised. That's the reason why I purchased it in the first place...thinking that I can eventually upgrade to balanced headphones. Pink Panther, i don't consider your honest input as M8 bashing. If your finding is true then all HiFi M8 owners or future owners should know about this.


Edited by Francisk - 6/15/14 at 2:52am
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post #4860 of 5768

Thanks for pointing out ExpatinJapan...I'm feeling better already after seeing this: "There is a separated circuit board that balances the signal right before the the 4-pin XLR output" from Mgoodman :D 


Edited by Francisk - 6/15/14 at 3:07am
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