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post #16 of 170
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

When you say the right source for XBA-4, what do you have in mind?

Something with very low output impedance and good current output. Unfortunately DAP that can do both brilliantly seem to be few and far between. Personally I think LO+amp or even double amping is better suited for XBA-4 for the best possible sound.
post #17 of 170

I still dont know why I kept the darn thing. I have never had such a hard time finding a source for an IEM till I bought the XBA-4. the only source that seem to do a fine job is the clip+, just lacks the detail that I hear from rocoo BA. 

 

Thanks for the review, looking forward to your RE-600 review. 

post #18 of 170
Finally smily_headphones1.gif Thank you for the nice review. I find my XBA-1 to be extremely microphonic though. It's horrible. I have yet to solve the issue. J-cord doesn't make it really suitable for wearing over ears especially for my left ear
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SInce you have the FXD80, I don't think you will find XBA-1 much of any upgrade.

Hope some day you make a review of the fxd70 and 80. You reviews are simply awesome.
post #20 of 170
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Finally smily_headphones1.gif Thank you for the nice review. I find my XBA-1 to be extremely microphonic though. It's horrible. I have yet to solve the issue. J-cord doesn't make it really suitable for wearing over ears especially for my left ear

Oh? XBA series has some of the least microphonics cable in my experience though. Anyway, you can get some ear guide for better over-the-ear fitting. I brought the really good quality Phonak ear guide from this EU seller, not cheap, but Phonak's ear guide is really good in quality and you can use it on future IEM: http://www.headphones4.com/phonak-audeo/PHONAK-Audeo-PFE-Silicone-ear-guides
post #21 of 170
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Hope some day you make a review of the fxd70 and 80. You reviews are simply awesome.

Will do a review on FXD80. Not sure I'll get the FXD70 or not at this point. I am more inclined to save up for the new FXZ200.
post #22 of 170

Thanks for the tip. I managed to try on a collar clip and to my surprise it did quite well

 

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Oh? XBA series has some of the least microphonics cable in my experience though. Anyway, you can get some ear guide for better over-the-ear fitting. I brought the really good quality Phonak ear guide from this EU seller, not cheap, but Phonak's ear guide is really good in quality and you can use it on future IEM: http://www.headphones4.com/phonak-audeo/PHONAK-Audeo-PFE-Silicone-ear-guides
post #23 of 170

I wonder if anyone tried changing the equalizer filter on this, I know they can come off. 

post #24 of 170
Hello ClieOS! Do you recommend using FiiO E11 to drive with these(XBA-4)?
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Hello ClieOS! Do you recommend using FiiO E11 to drive with these(XBA-4)?

I don't see why not.
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It's using the same AMP chip as the E17 right?
post #27 of 170
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It's using the same AMP chip as the E17 right?

Yes, but in very different design.
post #28 of 170

So which one sound better? Talking about the AMP not DAC since E11 don't have one

post #29 of 170
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So which one sound better? Talking about the AMP not DAC since E11 don't have one

I consider them on par as far as amp performance goes, but you might like E17 better because it sounds less thick than E11, which makes it easier to pair with headphone.
Edited by ClieOS - 10/29/12 at 7:12pm
post #30 of 170
Thanks for the help! Will probaby go for the E11 since I never own any AMP before. Will be starting from the beginning.smily_headphones1.gif
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