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post #11011 of 15051
No amp today and couldn't take a photo of my DAP for today, an iPhone 5c


Edited by spurxiii - 3/28/14 at 8:46pm
post #11012 of 15051
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


You can purchase FiiO bands here on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-Two-PCS-Fiio-Silicon-Rubber-Bands-Headphone-Amplifier-MP3-Player-Binding-/271356563152?pt=US_MP3_Player_Armbands&hash=item3f2e1c8ed0&_uhb=1

Other companies only sell them with amp purchases to my understanding. Maybe some others can chime in with options. I have some from Rhapsodio which glow in the dark. Green and blue ones.

*waits for someone to come in and recommend dual lock*

*Recommends dual-lock*

It's not held together by Dual-Lock, but it IS held together by double-sided foam tape from Harbor Freight!

More of a (trans)portable rig:

iPod Classic 120GB --> HRT iStreamer --> FiiO E12 Mont Blanc

Power for the iStreamer typically comes via USB from my laptop at school, still trying to locate a nice looking and long-lasting portable battery for it.

post #11013 of 15051
I want share from my 3 year old headroom micro portable amp :

Source : iPhone 5s
Dac / Amp : Headroom micro portable amp , support only 16 Bit / 44,4 KHz
Iem : Earsonic SM 64 v1 and v2
Music file : WAV and AIFF
Cable :
Mini plug to female mini plug use Crystal Cable Dream Line series DIY
iPhone 5s use lightning to USB > USB to mini USB going to headroom micro portable amp

My impression :
High : clean and clear high , crispy
Mid : very sweet and lush mid like from tube amp
Bass : very deep and impact full
Separation : very good music separation from my old school dac amp
Soundstage : wide with very good depth

Overall :
This classical model Headroom Micro Portable Amp give surprised , that it can pair with my iPhone 5s
iOS 7 , I seldom use my Headroom micro portable amp .
Luckily I haven't sell to my friend , the SQ you can compare to the latest dac amp , the SQ is not much different .
I have compared with my Pico Dac Amp , my Headroom win the SQ
I didn't expected that Headroom micro portable amp can produce so kind of SQ

Please try your headroom amp , SQ is very good pair with iPhone 5s
Don't sell it , you will regret biggrin.gif

Note : I salute with Headroom designer , they already thinking everything for the future
They designed :
Volume controlled Line output
Optical / Coaxial digital input
USB input
Gain setting Low / medium / high
Crossfeed setting

I don't know why their amp now are not so hype like 19 year ago in year 1995
My first small desktop amp was from headroom :Supreme Headroom


IMO






My first portable amp Supreme Headroom from year 1995 still working 100 % looking 90% , he is grandfather from my portable audio beer and the grandmother is my Sennheiser HD 580 first edition from year 1996 : biggrin.gif






My Grandmother Supreme Headroom 1995 and My Grandmother Sennheiser HD 580 First Edition 1996





Edited by rudi0504 - 3/29/14 at 1:43am
post #11014 of 15051
My Ko Jo Tsugaru Blue Edition can drive Ultasone ED 8 Ruthenium In excellent Sound Quality

Source : AK 120 Titan Mod
Amp : Ko Jo Tsugaru Blue Edition
Headphone : Ulrrasone ED 8 Ruthenium recable With Whiplash Hybrid cabang twag / twcu v2
Cable : mini To mini Crystal Clear Dream Line Edition DiY
Music .: WAV and AIFF

My impression :

High : Crisp extended and smooth High , no distorsion at High volume , thats Mean Ko Jo have enought power to drive E D 8
Mid : very sweet and natural and Clear
Bass : ED bass is very Deep With very Good bass impact and Fast Speed bass
Separation : very Good for Close headphone , that i can detect The placement from The musician very Clear
Soundstage : is Wide and very Good Depth

Overall:
One The best Synergy For ED 8 Ruthenium
This Audiophile set Up is very Good For traveling , Ko Bo Tsugaru SQ very Good , Physic is match with AK 120 Titan
Small but Heavy weight
I worry if i traveling through X Ray look like a bomb biggrin.gif




Edited by rudi0504 - 3/29/14 at 2:07am
post #11015 of 15051
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


You can purchase FiiO bands here on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-Two-PCS-Fiio-Silicon-Rubber-Bands-Headphone-Amplifier-MP3-Player-Binding-/271356563152?pt=US_MP3_Player_Armbands&hash=item3f2e1c8ed0&_uhb=1

Other companies only sell them with amp purchases to my understanding. Maybe some others can chime in with options. I have some from Rhapsodio which glow in the dark. Green and blue ones.

*waits for someone to come in and recommend dual lock*

 

 

Thanks!

post #11016 of 15051
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achyllis View Post
 

*Recommends dual-lock*

Better to go whit blue tack, makes it more low profile ;)

post #11017 of 15051
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Originally Posted by vegasf1 View Post
 

I can't even afford the docking stand.   Where do I get those rubber band bracelet looking stuff?  I need some for my setup then I can take some pictures of it looking all tight.  I have a moto x with a RSA predator.  I wish rsa had included bands with their amp.

 

ALO Audio sells them separately, but it says ALO Audio on them.  Your Predator might burst into flames...


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 3/29/14 at 6:36am
post #11018 of 15051
Tonight I have tried AK 240 pair With Cypher Labs Duet :

source : AK 240 use LINE OUT
Amp : Cypher Labs Duet use Low Gain
Headphone : Beyerdynamic T5p stock cable
LCD XC SAA. endorphin balance 4 pin > balance 4 pin to mini plug
Cable : mini to mini Crystal Cabel Dreamline DIY
Music file : WAV ,AIFF , FLAC hi rest 24 bit / 196 KHz and DSD

My impression :
High : very detail and very clear and very good clarity
Mid : very clear and sweet and natural mid that I can hear every clear how the Sanger breath
Very good pronounced and rendering
Bass : very good impact and fast bass reproduction and very clean and detail
Separation : very good separation that for close I can detect very clear the musician placement
Soundstage : wide and very good depth , that I feel not like close headphone
Background : very black background
Hissing : No hiss

Overall :
Duet is new amp , the SQ is one level above my old school Headroom portable micro amp and pico dac amp
With duet pair with AK 240 has very good synergy , very good rendering , at low Gain I have power full
Amp to drive T5p and LCD XC .
The best synergy pair with LCD XC , with T5p the bass is not so tight
Duet is my favorite amp for all rounder music genre
That's why I have two sets Duet one in Silver and one in Copper


Note :

Before I go ins bed , I heard DSD file from OPUS 2 : teach me tonight and Here's that rainy day , wow my hair stand up now , how beautiful DSD sound quality with this set up on my LCD XC , like your musician blow saxophone near you , man o man I love it , I can sleep well tonight hahaha

IMO



post #11019 of 15051
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Tonight I have tried AK 240 pair With Cypher Labs Duet :

source : AK 240 use LINE OUT
Amp : Cypher Labs Duet use Low Gain
Headphone : Beyerdynamic T5p stock cable
LCD XC SAA. endorphin balance 4 pin > balance 4 pin to mini plug
Cable : mini to mini Crystal Cabel Dreamline DIY
Music file : WAV ,AIFF , FLAC hi rest 24 bit / 196 KHz and DSD

My impression :
High : very detail and very clear and very good clarity
Mid : very clear and sweet and natural mid that I can hear every clear how the Sanger breath
Very good pronounced and rendering
Bass : very good impact and fast bass reproduction and very clean and detail
Separation : very good separation that for close I can detect very clear the musician placement
Soundstage : wide and very good depth , that I feel not like close headphone
Background : very black background
Hissing : No hiss

Overall :
Duet is new amp , the SQ is one level above my old school Headroom portable micro amp and pico dac amp
With duet pair with AK 240 has very good synergy , very good rendering , at low Gain I have power full
Amp to drive T5p and LCD XC .
The best synergy pair with LCD XC , with T5p the bass is not so tight
Duet is my favorite amp for all rounder music genre
That's why I have two sets Duet one in Silver and one in Copper


Note :

Before I go ins bed , I heard DSD file from OPUS 2 : teach me tonight and Here's that rainy day , wow my hair stand up now , how beautiful DSD sound quality with this set up on my LCD XC , like your musician blow saxophone near you , man o man I love it , I can sleep well tonight hahaha

IMO




And that's why I can't wait to have my DUET! Rudi.. In copper please.. Lol! :P
post #11020 of 15051
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

ALO Audio sells them separately, but it says ALO Audio on them.  Your Predator might burst into flames...

 

 

LOL yeah.  ALO audio international and the headamp pico were my other contenders for my portable amp choice.   I'm not sure why I eventually settled on the predator.  Must have been some review I read on here.

post #11021 of 15051

 

Iphone/dragonfly/hd598. Sounds good!

post #11022 of 15051
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Originally Posted by zeppu08 View Post

And that's why I can't wait to have my DUET! Rudi.. In copper please.. Lol! :P

Copper Duet is beautiful Amp in looking and SQ
post #11023 of 15051
Today is public holiday for Hindu Religion in Indonesia , than I have time to hear my morning set up with my ak 240 biggrin.gif

Source : AK 240 through Line out setting
Amp : Pico Power
Headphone : LCD XC with SAA Endorphin balance 4 Pin > use 4 pin balance adapter to mini plug
Cable : mini to mini Crystal Cable Dream Line DIY
Music file : WAV , AIFF , FLAC 24 bit and DSD
Gain : Medium
Ak 240 : NO EQ
Size : PIco Power match to AK 240 about the Same size
Duet slightly longer and wider
RS 71 B is smaller than AK 240


My impression :

High : is more or less like my Duet , not so bright my RS 71 B, Duet has slightly more detail and brighter
Mid : good and clear mid , Duet mid is sweeter and natural and more presence , Pico Power more forward
Bass : this the strong Point from Pico power , very deep and very good impact , and faster bass speed than
Duet and RS 71 B.
Separation : very good , Duet and. Rs 71 B are slightly better
Soundstage : not as wide as these two amps Duet and RS 71 B , but better depth
Background : black background
Hiss : No Hiss
Power : pico power has the bigger power compare to Duet and RS 71 B



Overall :
AK 240 with Pico Power pair with LCD XC is very good with high WOW factor , the sound quality overall more forward than the other two amps Duet and RS 71 B , very fast and forward .
I can hear max 2 hours , I feel fatigue to my ears
These set up is very good for Rock and hard rock and Blues like form Joe Bonamassa

IMO




Top RS 71 B below AK 240 below Pico Power Bottom Due


Edited by rudi0504 - 3/30/14 at 9:28pm
post #11024 of 15051
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Today is public holiday for Hindu Religion in Indonesia , than I have time to hear my morning set up with my ak 240 biggrin.gif

Source : AK 240 through Line out setting
Amp : Pico Power
Headphone : LCD XC with SAA Endorphin balance 4 Pin > use 4 pin balance adapter to mini plug
Cable : mini to mini Crystal Cable Dream Line DIY
Music file : WAV , AIFF , FLAC 24 bit and DSD
Gain : Medium
Ak 240 : NO EQ
Size : PIco Power match to AK 240 about the Same size
Duet slightly longer and wider
RS 71 B is smaller than AK 240


My impression :

High : is more or less like my Duet , not so bright my RS 71 B, Duet has slightly more detail and brighter
Mid : good and clear mid , Duet mid is sweeter and natural and more presence , Pico Power more forward
Bass : this the strong Point from Pico power , very deep and very good impact , and faster bass speed than
Duet and RS 71 B.
Separation : very good , Duet and. Rs 71 B are slightly better
Soundstage : not as wide as these two amps Duet and RS 71 B , but better depth
Background : black background
Hiss : No Hiss
Power : pico power has the bigger power compare to Duet and RS 71 B



Overall :
AK 240 with Pico Power pair with LCD XC is very good with high WOW factor , the sound quality overall more forward than the other two amps Duet and RS 71 B , very fast and forward .
I can hear max 2 hours , I feel fatigue to my ears
These set up is very good for Rock and hard rock and Blues like form Joe Bonamassa

IMO




Top RS 71 B below AK 240 below Pico Power Bottom Due


Man, you are one lucky head-fier and I know how it feels doing something u love so much especially when it is music.
post #11025 of 15051
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Originally Posted by chee006 View Post

Man, you are one lucky head-fier and I know how it feels doing something u love so much especially when it is music.

Hi Chee , thank you biggrin.gif
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