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I actually contacted ALO early on and they said that Apple released the lightning connector before anyone really had a chance to decipher a pin out solution but that everyone was working at a feverish pitch to come up with LOD's and adapters!

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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Hugo best SQ is coming from Coaxial input

Like I done with

As transport :
Source : iPhone 4 s / iPhone 5 s
Dac : venture craft go dap dd 1 LE muse 02 , I use only as USB to SPDIF
Going to Hugo use : coaxial cable

As DAC and Amp
Dac / Amp : Hugo , I use as DAC and Amp

This way is almost the same like with ak 240

IMO

 

so you can use the DB2 just as USB->COAX without using the iBASSO Internal DAC !

 

Just like an Audiophilleo or a... Berkeley Audio Designs Alpha USB ?


Edited by bmichels - 4/23/14 at 2:45pm
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so you can use the DB2 just as USB->COAX without using the iBASSO Internal DAC !

Just like an Audiophilleo or a... Berkeley Audio Designs Alpha USB ?

Hi Michel
Yes it is , this is the only way , if our transport AK 100 / 120 / 240
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Today's rig for the office
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hi all,
I did A-B Iphone source vs optical AK240 source. For me, I can't tell the difference, but if it isn't my imagination, AK240 sounds more forward versus a more laid back Iphone CCK configuration.
if I were to advise, I would get the Hugo first then look at improving your source/driver, since I believe most of us would have a phone that can serve as a acceptable source.
and since the A-B, I gotten a refurb iTouch to permanently drive the Hugo.

=)

oh....TG334 was the IEM used


Edited by muah - 4/23/14 at 5:35pm
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Took my son to a photography outing for his class assignment, so I grabbed a few shots of mine with the iphone 4s.

 

Isolation is a none issue for the iem's. Brahm's piano concerto #1 easily overpowered the waves.

 

I am done with my gear upgrade. Well truth is, I have never actually upgraded anything. Sold all my other phones and other amp and this is the only thing left, plus a few solid state 480GB's and 256GB's to entertain my growing appetite for music.

 

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Today's rig for the office

I have HPH -200s, I Imagine they'd be good for office use as you're not completely isolated if someone calls you. I can't use them set flat though, I use Rockbox EQ on a Sansa Zip. When I EQ them they sound great! Owned them twice.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/24/14 at 7:12am
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My night time listening rigs
Source : iPhone 4 s
Dac : Venture Craft Go Dap DD 1 LE with op amp SM 627
Amp : Duet
Headphone : loaner LCD X
Cable : Norse Audio Reign 8 bride x 26 Awg in balance
RSA
Gain : low
Music file : WAV

SQ :
excellent SQ even in low gain and low listening volume sound so full , with rich in detail and clarity , very thick and very good pronounce in the midrange , very good bass detail and impact .
IMO

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Took my son to a photography outing for his class assignment, so I grabbed a few shots of mine with the iphone 4s.

Isolation is a none issue for the iem's. Brahm's piano concerto #1 easily overpowered the waves.

I am done with my gear upgrade. Well truth is, I have never actually upgraded anything. Sold all my other phones and other amp and this is the only thing left, plus a few solid state 480GB's and 256GB's to entertain my growing appetite for music.



Very nice rigs on the go and very nice shoots beerchug.gif
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Helping the day go by faster...

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Man, just popped in for one quick look and I'm fantasizing:blink: This place is like porn for the portable music lover:rolleyes: Especially for the likes of Contributors and Headphoneus Supremus's, may as well have - Portable Porn Pro after these titles:D Great shots, great rigs:beerchug:

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I have HPH -200s, I Imagine they'd be good for office use as you're not completely isolated if someone calls you. I can't use them set flat though, I use Rockbox EQ on a Sansa Zip. When I EQ them they sound great! Owned them twice.

What frequencies do you pull up/down?
They were an absolute steal at $58 delivered but will sell them sometime. There's a bit of veil and murkiness, plus they're slightly too dark
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Very nice rigs on the go and very nice shoots beerchug.gif

 

Thanks Rudi. One thing, if you have not tried yet, then you should try the IC's made of pure silver (solid core) with cotton jacket. Two biggest surprises from my DIY experience so far. One is the cotton-dielectric silver solid core, and the other is the transparency brought by a capless diymod to a capless amp. With a reference phone, this has literally ended my desire for anything else I need for my music.

 

Now of all these hi-end amps you have, which one is the most transparent (i.e. black background, airy, effortless, spacious with convincing clarity)?

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What frequencies do you pull up/down?
They were an absolute steal at $58 delivered but will sell them sometime. There's a bit of veil and murkiness, plus they're slightly too dark

I drop the mid and sub-bass a little between 60hz - 500hz then boost the upper mids, especially at 4k and treble at 8k, like you said to lift the veil, you can get them sounding crystal clear. It makes them nice, airy and I found the seperation improves, they'll grind out detail in the upper mids. It's just the stock Rockbox clip zip EQ frequency settings I adjust.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/24/14 at 5:20pm
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I drop the mid and sub-bass a little between 60hz - 500hz then boost the upper mids, especially at 4k and treble at 8k, like you said to lift the veil, you can get them sounding crystal clear. It makes them nice, airy and I found the seperation improves, they'll grind out detail in the upper mids. It's just the stock clip zip frequency settings I adjust.

Oooh I can't wait to give it a go on the DX50. And Thanks

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