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post #766 of 813
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Originally Posted by daanh View Post
 

Hmmm, I'd like to have a DAC/AMP combo. Non balanced.

I can only think of the Centrance Hifi-M8 that might be a good pairing. I've never personally heard the combination however, so I can't vouch for its sound. There aren't many of those on the market.

post #767 of 813
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

I can only think of the Centrance Hifi-M8 that might be a good pairing. I've never personally heard the combination however, so I can't vouch for its sound. There aren't many of those on the market.

Yeah, I was afraid it would come to that. ;)

 

I think I'm going to send the Glacier back and try the M8.

 

Thanks!

post #768 of 813
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Originally Posted by daanh View Post
 

Yeah, I was afraid it would come to that. ;)

 

I think I'm going to send the Glacier back and try the M8.

 

Thanks!

You're welcome. Shame the Glacier didn't fit your needs as I really do like it. Good luck with the M8 though :o

post #769 of 813
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Originally Posted by daanh View Post
 

Hi, I just got the Glacier today, and I'm a bit underwhelmed. I don't hear a difference compared to the Fiio E07K. I have a Fostex TH600. Shouldn't I get a remarkable improvement in sound? Maybe the bass is a tiny bit tighter, but overall... Did I expect too much from a different amp?

 

Thx, Daan

 

My experience with the Glacier is that I noticed just a little bit improve in overall sound. But after a couple weeks get used to the sound, I plugged my headphones directly to the laptop and ipod. It really surprised me about the change. So take your time to get used of the sound sign and get back to the E07K to see what happens. If you want to see a remarkable different in sound, may be you can try a darker amp such as Arrow 3G.

post #770 of 813

The arrow is practically a wire with gain. It doesn't really add anything to the sound signature of the headphones you're listening to so it takes a while to notice its merits, like midnightwalker said.

post #771 of 813
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

The arrow is practically a wire with gain.

 

Huh? Did you try it?

post #772 of 813
Oh I meant the glacier, my bad haha
post #773 of 813
hey u guys did apex work on samsung note3 snapdrogon ? , between pure DAP such as DX90 or X5 and note3 + Apex Glacier, which one do u choose
post #774 of 813
If you got an decent IEM I think Fiio X5 would be enough.
post #775 of 813
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Originally Posted by singleended58 View Post

If you got an decent IEM I think Fiio X5 would be enough.

if same price . which one better . 

post #776 of 813
What is your budget?
post #777 of 813

500$ .

post #778 of 813
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Originally Posted by petroconsult View Post

500$ .

Get yourself a Fiio X5 or DX90 would fit your budget.
post #779 of 813
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Originally Posted by petroconsult View Post

hey u guys did apex work on samsung note3 snapdrogon ? , between pure DAP such as DX90 or X5 and note3 + Apex Glacier, which one do u choose


Purely based on sound signature, I think X5 and Glacier might complement each other since Glacier is forward sounding meanwhile X5 is warm sounding.

Never heard the combination but might be worth thinking about.

post #780 of 813
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero View Post


Purely based on sound signature, I think X5 and Glacier might complement each other since Glacier is forward sounding meanwhile X5 is warm sounding.
Never heard the combination but might be worth thinking about.

TBH I have tried Apex Glacier with GS4 (headfiers rave good matching combination of Glacier and their GS3) and my ears did not really like since the GS4 SQ is already good enough.
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