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I will put Complys in once I order some more. But these work pretty well as a core...got them on ebay for my TF 10's which have problems right now.

You decore the foam(if it has a core like complys). Kiwi's dont. Spread the foam out with a pencil or something like that. Just shove the foamie onto it. Slide it of around the center post of your silicone tip. ITS EASIER IF YOU TURN YOUR SILICONES INSIDE OUT...so the center post is extended. Now just shove on the earbud nozzle. Thats it. you will probably need to cut your foamtips in half longitudinally to fit on the nozzle under the ovals.

Give it a shot. You wont believe the seal you will get. Mind boggling!

Jgwtriode

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This reminds me of the seal I was achieving with Vmoda BLISS 3.0 tips. Sounds similar on bass regions.
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I agree the VModa bliss are excellent and you cant beat the price if they work. Definetly better than stock. I found them to be a bit larger relative to their size than the klipsch. The klipsch seem a bit firmer. Once you foam them it doesn't really matter. The foam seems to help them seal
better and I find them slightly more comfortable that way. It also may be the small bore opening of the Klipsch ovals. All I know is that the klipsch just floored me. I wasn't expecting that much improvement. I feel like I have in ear customs. The seal is amazing. Far better than I have
gotten with anything else including with S4's. Really never tried S4's with any foam at all. You wouldnt want to I would imagine. The comply would be more comfortable as a core than the kiwi blues I am using. I have one comply t -500 at the moment. I have sacrifed 3 pair already to modding tips with my TF 10's. THE Kiwi blues were the best I have heard with those...but I wasn't getting this kind of a seal. They are only 2.99 for 3 pair on Ebay. Latest are in black. Find them listed for TF 10's. Vmoda's are 5.00 for 5 pair including shipping. Amazing. Comply's pricey
Complys backwards were my previous favourite on the TF 10...but the Kiwi's left more detail and actually slightly improved the bass even over the Comply's. Ahhhh tip rolling...used to roll Vacuum tubes and capacitors back when I sold High end audio. I am content...very content with
H-100s with this setup...just need some comply T-500s. Then I need to get a reasonably priced amp and dac for my Qa 350.

Merry Xmas and Happy Listening!

jgwtriode
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Originally Posted by Vlooienuker View Post

Thanks Raphael.

 

Guess what guys? My C3 just arrived! I was drooling at the box and am still shocked at the weight of this baby. Not much comes in the box, not even a charger albeit lucky enough I have one in my draw. When I tried to put in my SD card I believe I almost broke it... I was putting it in upsidedown and it wouldnt go in and it eventually got stuck in there and thats when I panicked! Had to use pliers to pull it out lol. Its fine now though. I guess I was too excited to use it, or, just careless. This thing takes AGES to transfer music into it and my collection is still going in right now. Before I put my whole collection in there, I put a few songs from Netsky, Armin Van Buuren and Florence + The Machine. In all honesty, I'm not too impressed, the mids do come out a lot but it makes my H-100 boring... And thats with or without the Ohm adapter. The buttons are a bi*ch to get use to and it seems so slow and hard to go through all my music. My S9 is a breeze, it just slides through all the artists but still you have to keep tapping the buttons and it takes forever. Albeit this is only since I am not use to the device yet. No optimized charging? I tried to do it but it wont work. It just says "USB connected". I have yet to try the EQ albeit people are telling me not to use it. And the 3.5mm jack is on an angle when you plug it in. No radio. And how do I go into hold mode?

 

OK so after almost a week of receiving my C3, I just got the time to try it now, fully charge and all, and this thing should come with a warning that you need to be a nuclear engineer to operate the thing bigsmile_face.gif

 

First thing first, I don't regret purchasing this at all, after all, all I ever had were iDevices, so this is my first true audiophile player, but unfortunately, I'm with Vlooienuker here, it does sound boring, even though it eliminates H-100's mids problem, it kinda makes my H-100 sounds like GR07 - to tell you the truth I much, much prefer my other setup with 75ohm adapter + E11, even though I have to deal with slightly veiled mids, the dynamic of the lows and highs make it a lot more interesting.

 

I will spend a few days listening and see if my impression change, will post back in a week or so.

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Get some audiophile into ya!! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post

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I will put Complys in once I order some more. But these work pretty well as a core...got them on ebay for my TF 10's which have problems right now.
You decore the foam(if it has a core like complys). Kiwi's dont. Spread the foam out with a pencil or something like that. Just shove the foamie onto it. Slide it of around the center post of your silicone tip. ITS EASIER IF YOU TURN YOUR SILICONES INSIDE OUT...so the center post is extended. Now just shove on the earbud nozzle. Thats it. you will probably need to cut your foamtips in half longitudinally to fit on the nozzle under the ovals.
Give it a shot. You wont believe the seal you will get. Mind boggling!
Jgwtriode

 

I'll give this one a try for sure, I can get my hands on some cheap foam earplugs from the local chemist, then I'll try and mod my hybrids or even my Shure silicones

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H2O

 

Something was rattling in my ear/brain matrix....something Harvey Rosenberg might have said...The once famous tube amp maven referred to to as Dr. Gizmo.

 

Anyway, The Klipsch oval kiwi foam combo just wasn't quite right.  Mostly it was fatiguing my ears not the sound, but rather the fit.  Just irritated my ears...I found myself yanking them out

between songs while I was working out at the gym.  Tonight I pulled the klipsch of and plugged my Kiwi cores into the Vmoda bliss 3.0's. Not jammed all the way but resting at the indent in

the nozzle so that the nozzle is recessed rather than flush with the end of the tip.  Fit is easier doesn't feel as forced. I can leave it in my ears.  Still will try complys instead of Kiwis.

 

Sound the bottom line...:

 

The klipschkiwi's were dry and slightly sweet. Bass  extended and tight lots of snap. Detail  excellent subtle loss of air and detail compared to my all foamie composite tip. Phenomenal seal/but physically fatiguing and irritating over time. Midrange was more even and the high's bloomed nicely with very subtle sibilance.

 

Vmoda bliss/kiwi's.   Heaven near perfection. H20...liquid...nothing dry...dripping wet sweet and subtlely warm.  Sound is completely integrated.  Even more bloom, sweeter midrange.  Tone baby. These are now like listening to the 2A3 triodes I used to own and love.  Space and size as well...lit and illuminated...alive. Non fatiguing...lovely and emotional. Toss the Klipsch ovals.  Bass is rounder, tight but unrestrained. There is bloom and air in the bass as well. Impact and power...maybe not as tight, but I think that's only because you are paying more attention to the size and

harmonic bloom down low.  I threw away my highend transistors once I heard Single End Triodes for the tone and the emotion.  Pure cream as Dr. Gizmo would say. Oh yeah the seal...seems just as good as the klipsch kiwis and I'm not pulling it out.  Just  noticed on some U2 big bass stuff there is more weight and dynamics in the bass. Sibliance is cut in half over the Klipsch.

 

These H-100's flat kill my TF 10 now.  Amazing.  Wow what happens  when I have my amp dac combo in front of these?

 

Thanks H20 for reminding me about the Vmoda's.

 

Xmas is even merrier now!

 

Jgwtriode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post

Wow what happens  when I have my amp dac combo in front of these?

 

I've raved about this in the past.. but put the ODAC & Leckerton UHA-6S MKII in the front of the H-100 & play some well recorded music..you'll hear an insanely detailed, resolving, transparent sound.. I've owned/heard a lot of gear.. up & down the price points.. and the sound from this combo ranks up there as one of the more memorable ones.  The detailing, instrument separation, & clarity is utterly effortless.

 

I've always loved the ODAC & UHA-6S MKII.. but running the H-100 through it gave me a new found appreciate for it's clarity & resolving ability.  Truly stunning.

 

 

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I've raved about this in the past.. but put the ODAC & Leckerton UHA-6S MKII in the front of the H-100 & play some well recorded music..you'll hear an insanely detailed, resolving, transparent sound.. I've owned/heard a lot of gear.. up & down the price points.. and the sound from this combo ranks up there as one of the more memorable ones.  The detailing, instrument separation, & clarity is utterly effortless.

 

I've always loved the ODAC & UHA-6S MKII.. but running the H-100 through it gave me a new found appreciate for it's clarity & resolving ability.  Truly stunning.

 

 

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That is good to hear mate, I just have to say this that we are glad that you are one of us (H-100 proud owner), as I know a lot of people in this forum trust your audiophile ear L3000.gif

 

Soooo....my wife just said that I can choose what I want for xmas (yipeee...), thinking about my beloved H-100, I thought about buying a new life partner for my H-100, so far it comes down to either iBasso D12, or ODAC+O2

 

Has anyone here had any experience with H-100 paired with either of the above?

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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post
That is good to hear mate, I just have to say this that we are glad that you are one of us (H-100 proud owner), as I know a lot of people in this forum trust your audiophile ear L3000.gif

 

Soooo....my wife just said that I can choose what I want for xmas (yipeee...), thinking about my beloved H-100, I thought about buying a new life partner for my H-100, so far it comes down to either iBasso D12, or ODAC+O2

 

Has anyone here had any experience with H-100 paired with either of the above?

 

Thanks, bud.  I have the O2 also, by the way.. and the ODAC+O2 sounds every bit as impressive (but slightly different) than the ODAC+UHA.  Both are very resolving & transparent.. the O2 is a touche smoother than the UHA.  The O2 presents a wider soundstage than the UHA's amp.. but the ODAC itself possesses an excellent soundstage.. so that's important to factor in.  I haven't heard the D12 personally.. but have read many good things about it.  Seems you can't really go wrong with either one..  but I can say the ODAC is my favorite DAC at the moment (waiting for my modded TD-11 & Schiit Modi to arrive, though).  I've spent a lot of time with the ODAC and it's truly a wonderful little DAC.

 

IMO, when you've got phones (like the H-100) that are capable of resolving at a higher level than many budget offerings, I've found a HQ DAC like the ODAC indispensable.  I'm not a FLAC listener either.. nearly all my music resides on the cloud or is streamed via HQ streaming services (i.e. MOG).. and I find all my music to benefit from a good DAC.

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

Thanks, bud.  I have the O2 also, by the way.. and the ODAC+O2 sounds every bit as impressive (but slightly different) than the ODAC+UHA.  Both are very resolving & transparent.. the O2 is a touche smoother than the UHA.  The O2 presents a wider soundstage than the UHA's amp.. but the ODAC itself possesses an excellent soundstage.. so that's important to factor in.  I haven't heard the D12 personally.. but have read many good things about it.  Seems you can't really go wrong with either one..  but I can say the ODAC is my favorite DAC at the moment (waiting for my modded TD-11 & Schiit Modi to arrive, though).  I've spent a lot of time with the ODAC and it's truly a wonderful little DAC.

 

IMO, when you've got phones (like the H-100) that are capable of resolving at a higher level than many budget offerings, I've found a HQ DAC like the ODAC indispensable.  I'm not a FLAC listener either.. nearly all my music resides on the cloud or is streamed via HQ streaming services (i.e. MOG).. and I find all my music to benefit from a good DAC.

 

Thank you for the suggestion, I am leaning towards ODAC+O2 too, the ONLY thing that is keeping me from buying them pronto is the fact that they can't be made portable (well, they can but required some mod to put in rechargeable), while D12 can be portable out of the box - heard good thing about the ODAC+O2 and now you have confirmed the awesomeness too.

 

Yep I am not much of a flac listener either, my music are either 320k from my iPod classic (or 256k AAC through iTunes match), and Rdio/Spotify/MOG 320k stream which I use quite religiously 

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To make the O2/ODAC portable, dont' get the combo unit.. get them in separate units.  JDSLabs has the ODAC in a 50mm case that isn't much bigger than a box of matches (see the pic I posted above.. it rests quite discretely on the UHA-6S MKII).  I use 3M LockTape to secure the ODAC to the O2.  The beauty of this is that you can use the ODAC & O2 with other amps & sources, as well.  Getting them in separate units might be slightly more expensive.. but I find it's worth it for the versatility.  It is important to state the D12, which contains a DAC as well (I think) is a more compact in size than the O2+ODAC (as separate units).  So consider that as well.  Again, both are great units.. couldn't go wrong with either, IMO.

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The process is never ending but always rewarding.  Each small step that makes an improvement is worth taking even if it's only incremental. Their is a minor improvement that just occured to me to improve the seal of the vmoda bliss/kiwi core tips.  You take one of your v moda's and cut a piece of the green core off.  Your actually creating a spacer for the H-100 nozzle.  It is the first thing you put on the noozle. In thickness it needs to be just thick enough to sit precisely at the base of the notch or indent in the noozle.  This prevents two things from occuring,  First no matter how tightly you jam the eartips in it maintains core spacing between the end of the tip and the end of the noozle. I think this spacing creates smoothing of tone and sibilance without really effecting the detail or extension, if it does so its subtle, but it is an improvement over letting the noozle go flush with the very tip. If the barrel of the Vmoda was approximately  1/8" longer this spacer would be unneccessary. It also prevents the Kiwi foam core wrapped around the vmoda barrel from slipping down to the base of the noozle. I think this allows the foam to more effectively clamp the silicone to your ear canal. Its a hint less comfortable but you can feel a more secure seal.  It takes about 10% more effort to break the seal and you feel more of a pop as you do so. Most noticeable thing

is a darker sense of black...more quiet, more of a sense of ease.  Nothing really different just a bit more of the same.  Paycheck tommorrow so will be ordering Complys.  Mostly a concession to increased comfort.  But who knows, its worth finding out.  Hopefully can just buy 1 pair of t-500's.  Don't need any more than that. 

 

Happy Listening

 

Jgwtriode

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Soliciting opinions from others who had delivery of the H-100 to the United States (Los Angeles, California anyone?).

Though I placed my order last Wednesday AM, TPEOS didn't ship til this Monday.  Once shipped, it only took 24hrs. to arrive in Los Angeles, California (USA).  Since then my package has been sitting in "Customs".  My tracking info just says "Customs retention reason : Other".  
 

My thoughts are is it because it came from Korea?  Possibly Christmas rush?

 

I'm trying to determine whether this is normal or whether I should pursue the process of further investigation.  I found an "ems.com" site that reported back that my tracking number was "No tracking information for the shipment, or overdue tracking."  A 2nd site, "track-trace.com" shows the details I've provided above, with no obvious way of pursuing further investigation.

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Soliciting opinions from others who had delivery of the H-100 to the United States (Los Angeles, California anyone?).

Though I placed my order last Wednesday AM, TPEOS didn't ship til this Monday.  Once shipped, it only took 24hrs. to arrive in Los Angeles, California (USA).  Since then my package has been sitting in "Customs".  My tracking info just says "Customs retention reason : Other".  
 

My thoughts are is it because it came from Korea?  Possibly Christmas rush?

 

I'm trying to determine whether this is normal or whether I should pursue the process of further investigation.  I found an "ems.com" site that reported back that my tracking number was "No tracking information for the shipment, or overdue tracking."  A 2nd site, "track-trace.com" shows the details I've provided above, with no obvious way of pursuing further investigation.

 

 

From my experience, the best site for EMS tracking is in fact http://track-trace.com/post

It seems like you got some bad luck there, as your package might have been chosen for inspection...

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