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post #4936 of 5043
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Originally Posted by mrmax View Post


I love the m8 with my hd 650. W/o the hugo i would've been contented with the m8 (it made the CLAS -db & RxMk3B+ moot for me). But once i got the hugo and it paired well with all my iem's, the m8 has been secondary. I'd like to stress that the m8 paired well with the hd650. But i sorta didn't like the hd650 & hugo combo.... Yet.

For me, everything comes down to the pairing.

In general terms i found the hugo more musical/analog than the m8 w/c sounded more neutral/clinical. For my hd650 its a no brainer, i'll use the m8. For my ie800 & jvc fx200 i can use both but prefer the hugo.

Lastly, in a 2 min listening session, i had the chance to demo the q701 in balanced mode with the m8. I couldn't stand it as the highs were piercing my ears.

I hope this helps.

Great!  Sounds like I just need to get a M8.  

post #4937 of 5043
@francisk yep, the m8 is great.

@jtwrace. Also if you want to dial to taste, there're switches that you can use. As much as possible i don't touch them. From my early use of the m8 the adjective i could describe it aside from neutral/clinical was that the music sounded cleaner. Ymmv as i'm not familiar with the alpha dogs. Happy listening.

Btw i also used the m8 with the re400. It was my go to for months as portable combo. Couldn't be happier.

I got the one with the optical so i can use my AK and idevices (w/ cck). Which proved to be the right choice.
post #4938 of 5043

I just tried the new Grado 325e and it pairs very well with M8. Especially with the tape mod, I am enjoying this combo more than the M8 > T1.

post #4939 of 5043

Really nice to hear that the mini M8 will get coaxial since I have just switched from Ipod classic +Hifi M8 to Ibasso DX90. I do really miss the sound of my HIfi M8, but it is just too heavy for EDC and DX90 is just way more flexible compare to the Apple products.

 

P.S. Doesn't mean that I have sold my Mate. I use it at home with my other headphones:D 


Edited by fire23wong - 7/5/14 at 3:29am
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Looking good.
post #4941 of 5043
Sounding good, too! We will be opening up the preorder soon. Hang in there!

ExpatInJapan graciously opened up another thread, so we will move all Mini-M8 related announcements there.
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So I received my M8 last week, and not to my surprise, it only works with UAPP on my android, so I've ordered a FiiO E17 for its optical output to feed my M8 from my phone for ALL android audio. What I need now is a mini 3.5mm to toslink optical cable that is short for portable use. Thoughts anyone? I'm not interested in dropping a lot of money into it. Maybe $30-40 if it looks nice and would be ergonomically beneficial. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!

post #4943 of 5043

Sorry If i mis-post as i am not an android guy.

 

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Thanks to wormsdriver.

 

 

*Galaxy S4:Samsung S4 > ibasso otg cable > Hifi M8 

As expected, it only works with USB Audio Recorder Pro app. (same as my Dacport).

 

Thanks to Wormsdriver.

post #4944 of 5043
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Originally Posted by kayza View Post
 

So I received my M8 last week, and not to my surprise, it only works with UAPP on my android, so I've ordered a FiiO E17 for its optical output to feed my M8 from my phone for ALL android audio. What I need now is a mini 3.5mm to toslink optical cable that is short for portable use. Thoughts anyone? I'm not interested in dropping a lot of money into it. Maybe $30-40 if it looks nice and would be ergonomically beneficial. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!

Hi, 

 

I was checking on line but I can't see any optical output on the e17... it does have an optical input. Why don't you buy only the uapp instead? It works pretty well imho, once you pay it you can use the app on every android unit that shares the same account.


Edited by thomascrown - 7/7/14 at 8:44pm
post #4945 of 5043
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Originally Posted by thomascrown View Post
 

Hi,

 

I was checking on line but I can't see any optical output on the e17... it does have an optical input. Why don't you buy only the uapp instead? It works pretty well imho, once you pay it you can use the app on every android unit that shares the same account.

/facepalm. it's is already in the mail. crap. appraently i got some specs mixed up in my head and never bothered to confirm before ordering.

 

i have UAPP and it works fine. I want compatibility across the board for android because I use Google Play Music All Access, and often times get sick of my 64gb limited collection on my phone through UAPP. when most of those songs on the 64gb card are 24/88.2 or higher, 64gb is not a lot of albums.

 

well, anyone have any knowledge on other cheaper usb DACs that have optical out? that is literally all i will need the DAC for is to feed my M8 an optical signal. Thanks!

post #4946 of 5043

Fiio L12s + Toslink/Mini adapter should work.

Pls check on ebay "Optical audio adapter TOSlink Male to TOSlink mini 3.5mm Female"

Not tested yet as both the M8 and the cables still are in transit

post #4947 of 5043
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Originally Posted by jorge8 View Post

Fiio L12s + Toslink/Mini adapter should work.
Pls check on ebay "Optical audio adapter TOSlink Male to TOSlink mini 3.5mm Female"
Not tested yet as both the M8 and the cables still are in transit
thanks!
I picked up a right angle adapter, a mini to normal TOSlink adapter, and the l12s. I also got an asus xonar u3. Just a simple usb to optical converter for when listening to my 320k mp3 collection streaming on Google play music, or Pandora or siriusxm apps. I did some quick reading and saw someone claiming it is plug and play for a galaxy s3, and since my note 3 has worked with almost all other dacs Samsung has historically supported, I'm expecting compatibility.

Thanks you guys for pointing things out and making suggestions. I'm excited for my new setup to come Thursday!
post #4948 of 5043

For all us folks whose hearing is not really balanced, wouldn't it be just groovy to have a balance control on the next version of the HiFi M-8?  Just a few dB of left to right trim (maybe 3 dB each way?) in the digital domain to account for my poor ears, equipment issues, and bad recording engineers.  An analog control at the amplification stage would be OK too.  

 

 

PETER

post #4949 of 5043
If you are using and iphone/touch under settings/accessibility there is a left/right balance control.
post #4950 of 5043

Anyone using Fiio X5 with HiFi M8? Does the FiiO X5 coax out also supports optical? Or only USB connection is possible?

Ty

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