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post #391 of 792

I think that I get the concept of depth. My favourite IEM right now is the IE800. It is bold and forward; it does not have the layering of the ES5. Layering is a sense of intricacy where not everything is on the same forward plane. What you gain in subtlety, you lose in "in your face" transparency. There is a trade-off; you cannot have it all in one headphone. Then again, I have never heard a high-end Stax set-up (just the in-ear version). Perhaps that can give you some of the two together.

post #392 of 792
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

I had some good time with the Glacier, just so busy with work, holidays...

 

I had only to reset+gain once to stop the amp from charging from the Dac usb, and the gain switch to bring it to 0, but never had to reset it.

Please note that I never had the chance to connect it to my PC, just using it with my Note2, connected thru usb, giving me one of the best packages, as to the interface of the Note 2 and the SQ of the  Glacier.

 

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What usb cable are you using in this photo?

post #393 of 792
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

What usb cable are you using in this photo?

 

That looks like the iBasso one, available from Toxic Cables. I'm ordering some from them.

post #394 of 792
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

 

That looks like the iBasso one, available from Toxic Cables. I'm ordering some from them.

The toxic cable is mini usb to micro usb not micro usb to micro usb?

post #395 of 792

Does anyone else find that their Apex is slightly loose in its case? Like you can wiggle the headphone jack when it's plugged in and it wiggles the ports?

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Can someone modify one for me and ill pay you? I have the hakshop one which works but it sticks out too much and one of the ends is quite tight when inserting it into a device.
post #398 of 792
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

The toxic cable is mini usb to micro usb not micro usb to micro usb?

Ah yes, you are right there.
Edited by NZtechfreak - 2/13/13 at 2:14am
post #399 of 792

Bass is there, you can hear it clearly and it is tight, controlled and without overshadowing others.

Not boomy or muffed but also not big, its punch is in the upper bass. the bass is energetic and fast, as I said it is a complete package of good things (not only one or two) made in the right quantities which makes me smile.

 

post #400 of 792

Alright guys, just pulled the trigger on it, now the wait begins :D

post #401 of 792
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

Alright guys, just pulled the trigger on it, now the wait begins :D

Congratz, I really hope you like it.

post #402 of 792

Hi all,

 

I'm currently waiting for a pair of Spiral Ears 5 Way to arrive, and was thinking of using my Note 2 with the Glacier & SE5.

Can anyone suggest whether this would be a good idea or not suggestable?

post #403 of 792

Just got my glacier today and WOW first impressions are so far good but gonna wait for it to burn in. One thing that surprised me on this was its ability to make the jh13 churn out some serious sub bass, not alot in terms of quantity but very good in quality. PRaT is also good.

post #404 of 792
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

Just got my glacier today and WOW first impressions are so far good but gonna wait for it to burn in. One thing that surprised me on this was its ability to make the jh13 churn out some serious sub bass, not alot in terms of quantity but very good in quality. PRaT is also good.

Congrats...wait and give it some time.

Make sure to stop the usb dac from charging.

 

It will make you smile, more often than you think, just keep the reviews/impressions coming, and with some pics...cool.gif.

post #405 of 792
Does anyone else only get about 8 hours out of the Apex Glacier from a full charge using it from my S3? It states in the manual you should get about 12-15 hours...
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