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post #10021 of 21958
Here's my portable rig. 5.5G iMod Used in and around my house, hotel, office. With open back headphones. DT880s 250ohm. 128GB SD card, plenty of lossless music. I see nothing wrong with it. wink.gif sounds awesome.

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post #10022 of 21958
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Originally Posted by farhangleo View Post


You do realize that most good portable headphone amps are designed to drive orthodynamic and high impedance dynamic driver headphones. How many high impedance, closed back headphones or planar magnetic headphones do you know of? A couple from Fostex maybe? If portable rigs weren't intended to be used with high impedance open back headphones, then portable amps with gains of over 12 wouldn't exist. Surely you don't need powerful portable amps for your 16-32 ohm headphones. An amp with a gain of 3 would probably blow your head off with such cans.

Even with low impedance portable cans, most will agree that adding some extra power will improve sound quality. Whether it be by lowering the noise floor, or just feeding some extra current to flesh out details or smooth the treble, the components in a portable amp or DAC will usually improve the sound straight from a portable player.
post #10023 of 21958
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post
 

Telling people to post elsewhere just because they have a different preference isn't exactly mature. Have you ever thought that some people use their portable rigs in a different manner than you? Some use them around the house when they don't want to be tied to their desktop rig. Some use them in quiet areas at work or school like an office or study room. Some use them in hotel rooms after traveling on the job. Some take these rigs to headphone meetups so they can enjoy their full-size cans on the go.

 

Please, before you chastise your fellow headphone enthusiasts, remember that everyone has a different philosophy. None of these philosophies are "incorrect" and all are welcome here.

 

With that said, here is a rig of mine from long ago. Notice the removable single-entry cable.

 

Wouldn't most people that have traveling jobs just bring their laptop instead? So why not take a picture of one's laptop connected to a portable amp with your choice of open-back headphones instead? That would make much more sense to me personally. I mean, I was just confused and didn't mean to sound condescending or harsh at all. Maybe the last sentence, but don't take it too much out of context. I honestly thought it was for commuting/public uses due to the iPod. I didn't and wouldn't make a post like that to pictures with open-backed headphones connected to a laptop, for obvious reasons.

 

So, I apologize if people misunderstood or took my post harshly/condescending. I really am sorry, truly from the bottom of my heart.

 

I mean if farhangleo posted the picture with his laptop instead of the iPod classic, I would have known and understand it was for environments/situations like that. Honestly there is no need for 7 or 8 posts of attacking my post which was out of mere confusion (and some frustration).


Edited by stuartfang - 2/10/14 at 8:16am
post #10024 of 21958
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Originally Posted by farhangleo View Post
 

Also,who on earth would listen to hi res audio on a commute. I mean have you ever used the bus or train? If you have then you know no matter how high end or isolating your gear is, It will still sound like rubbish. So keep your condescending thoughts to your self. 

 

That is not true. Why would you ask if I ever used the bus or train? You're the one sounding harsh and quoting and replying to my post three times. Have you ever tried a high-end IEM, or a CIEM or a high-end IEM with custom molded ear tips? I assure you the results do not sound like rubbish on trains, busses, or airplanes. I am not judging you for your setup, just explain to me the fact that you use it in other rooms and etc. and I'll get it. No need for the consecutive quoting and attacks.

post #10025 of 21958
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Thanks Rudi

After I saw your 335, i decided i must get transparent ciem

Yes transparant is The best , you can see how beautiful workmanship Fitear is biggrin.gif
post #10026 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Here's my portable rig. 5.5G iMod Used in and around my house, hotel, office. With open back headphones. DT880s 250ohm. 128GB SD card, plenty of lossless music. I see nothing wrong with it. wink.gif sounds awesome.

gyzyjyqu.jpg

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How fast is your read/write in the SD? I have a Kingston 128 sd in my rock boxed 5th and the write speed is hopeless.. no more than 2MByte/s

post #10027 of 21958
Yea read and write is pretty bad on mine. I think it's the iPods limit.. Been a while since I transferred music. @DMinor might have a better idea. He's using a 256GB CF card. May be a bit faster. And to him CF sounds better than SD card. I'd love to try it. And 256GB capacity would be awesome. Oh and I'm pairing my 5.5G iMod with a Fiio E17 amp and a silver LOD with no caps.

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post #10028 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Yea read and write is pretty bad on mine. I think it's the iPods limit.. Been a while since I transferred music. @DMinor might have a better idea. He's using a 256GB CF card. May be a bit faster. And to him CF sounds better than SD card. I'd love to try it. And 256GB capacity would be awesome. Oh and I'm pairing my 5.5G iMod with a Fiio E17 amp and a silver LOD with no caps.

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Wait, no caps? You mean the caps are in the iMod right? Can't be cap-less. 

post #10029 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Yea read and write is pretty bad on mine. I think it's the iPods limit.. Been a while since I transferred music. @DMinor might have a better idea. He's using a 256GB CF card. May be a bit faster. And to him CF sounds better than SD card. I'd love to try it. And 256GB capacity would be awesome. Oh and I'm pairing my 5.5G iMod with a Fiio E17 amp and a silver LOD with no caps.

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My 256GB CF writes at 12 mb/s in disk mode enabled in apple's OF. It writes at 8 mb/s from Rockbox.

 

Yes to my ears the CF sounds better (to my surprise) than the SDXC on these DMod's. The CF sounds more dynamic with better imaging.

 

If you are not aware, the UHA-6S.MK2 amp has a specially designed servo circuit which can compensate the 1500 mV dc (from ipod lod without caps). The UHA does not have any dc blocking caps.

post #10030 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Here's my portable rig. 5.5G iMod Used in and around my house, hotel, office. With open back headphones. DT880s 250ohm. 128GB SD card, plenty of lossless music. I see nothing wrong with it. wink.gif sounds awesome.

gyzyjyqu.jpg

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Have you tried other amps besides the E17?  

 

I like the E17 but don't like the button placement.  The top rubber band has to go somewhere and often ends up covering the Menu button on the E17.  

post #10031 of 21958

portable but strictly for indoor use!

 

Ipad 3 playing dff's via Onko HF Player -> iDSD -> RSA Protector - balanced out --> toxic Silver Poison -> HE-500 = Lovely!!! 

 

 


Edited by Turrican2 - 2/11/14 at 3:07am
post #10032 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

My 256GB CF writes at 12 mb/s in disk mode enabled in apple's OF. It writes at 8 mb/s from Rockbox.

Yes to my ears the CF sounds better (to my surprise) than the SDXC on these DMod's. The CF sounds more dynamic with better imaging.

If you are not aware, the UHA-6S.MK2 amp has a specially designed servo circuit which can compensate the 1500 mV dc (from ipod lod without caps). The UHA does not have any dc blocking caps.

ARE WE really talking about the same sequence of bits sounding different on an sd vs a cf card?!?

Lol i dont even have the will to present the facts

Ps: or maybe i have misunderstood?
post #10033 of 21958
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post


ARE WE really talking about the same sequence of bits sounding different on an sd vs a cf card?!?

Lol i dont even have the will to present the facts

Ps: or maybe i have misunderstood?

 

Yeah we shouldn't derail this thread and just drop that discussion. But to make a point tho, I don't give a damn about anything else other than my ears when it comes to this hobby. :beerchug: 


Edited by DMinor - 2/10/14 at 1:42pm
post #10034 of 21958
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Yeah we shouldn't derail this thread and just drop that discussion. But to make a point tho, I don't give a damn about anything else other than my ears when it comes to this hobby. beerchug.gif  

I will agree on your last sentence! Its all about the neurones smily_headphones1.gif
post #10035 of 21958

Here is a hotel update....HP-P1/IPC 7G/HD650's with Toxic Cables Silver Poison's

 

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