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I know that this has been asked before, but I have not found a clear answer yet:

  • Balanced CIEM/IEMs: Can a CIEM/IEM that uses a typical 2 pin connector actually run in true balanced mode?
    • Extra Grounding Wire: I am under the impression that each channel needs an extra grounding wire to be carried through all the way to the balanced connector.
    • Porting: If I am correct, then is a balanced cable simply porting the balanced signal to SE?
    • Benefits: Is there any SQ benefit to the setup pictured below other than connection options?

 

I am considering a kit like below for my Hidition NT6pros, but don't want to waste my time if balanced isn't going to make a difference.

 


Edited by Barra - 5/23/14 at 10:31am
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Originally Posted by yurisistable View Post

here http://store.treoo.com/main/fiio-hs7-dual-layer-hard-carrying-case-blue.html, u can also find it on eBay

Got it on the ebay bigbargainsonline
Penon doesn't list it on their website
13 bucks with shipping
post #12093 of 23617
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

I know that this has been asked before, but I have not found a clear answer yet:

  • Balanced CIEM/IEMs: Can a CIEM/IEM that uses a typical 2 pin connector actually run in true balanced mode?
    • Extra Grounding Wire: I am under the impression that each channel needs an extra grounding wire to be carried through all the way to the balanced connector.
    • Porting: If I am correct, then is a balanced cable simply porting the balanced signal to SE?
    • Benefits: Is there any SQ benefit to the setup pictured below other than connection options?

 

I am considering a kit like below for my Hidition NT6pros, but don't want to waste my time if balanced isn't going to make a difference.

 

You do not have to fiddle with an extra grounding wire. The usual 4 pin configuration is a 2x2 ( L+, L-, R+, R-) design and that is what your CIEM's are using. Two pins for the left ear, and two for the right.

 

On the topic of "Porting", what is porting? If you are talking about adapting a cable then sure, loads of people use balanced to SE to be able to use both single ended sources like your run-of-the-mill phone and balanced sources like a balanced amplifier like a RSA SR71B. 

 

And what is "true balanced mode", either a signal is coming from a balanced source as balanced or it's coming from a single-ended source as single ended. (well you can feed a single ended source to some balanced amp that splits the SE signal into a balanced signal but then it is still coming out as balanced.)


Edited by skalkman - 5/23/14 at 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

I know that this has been asked before, but I have not found a clear answer yet:

  • Balanced CIEM/IEMs: Can a CIEM/IEM that uses a typical 2 pin connector actually run in true balanced mode?
    • Extra Grounding Wire: I am under the impression that each channel needs an extra grounding wire to be carried through all the way to the balanced connector.
    • Porting: If I am correct, then is a balanced cable simply porting the balanced signal to SE?
    • Benefits: Is there any SQ benefit to the setup pictured below other than connection options?

 

I am considering a kit like below for my Hidition NT6pros, but don't want to waste my time if balanced isn't going to make a difference.

 

You do not have to fiddle with an extra grounding wire. The usual 4 pin configuration is a 2x2 ( L+, L-, R+, R-) design and that is what your CIEM's are using. Two pins for the left ear, and two for the right.

 

On the topic of "Porting", what is porting? If you are talking about adapting a cable then sure, loads of people use balanced to SE to be able to use both single ended sources like your run-of-the-mill phone and balanced sources like a balanced amplifier like a RSA SR71B. 

 

And what is "true balanced mode", either a signal is coming from a balanced source as balanced or it's coming from a single-ended source as single ended. (well you can feed a single ended source to some balanced amp that splits the SE signal into a balanced signal but then it is still coming out as balanced.)

Thanks skalkman that is helpful.              

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My Mac did not come with one of those . Like the portability of it 

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Can I have the link where you ordered the fiio case from?
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post #12098 of 23617
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My Mac did not come with one of those . Like the portability of it 

 

To carry everything in a backpack, it helps to use this...

 

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Don't know if this counts as a "Portable Rig", but it's what I carry back/forth to work every day (I have an old Sony MiniDisc foam case that everything goes neatly into - not pictured)

 

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AK 240 + Headroom micro dac amp + jh 16 pro Fp


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To carry everything in a backpack, it helps to use this...

 

i've seen organizer before but i can't remember where

what is it i must have one...great setup also 

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i've seen organizer before but i can't remember where
what is it i must have one...great setup also 
Yes , it's very nice, I wouldn't mind one my self.
post #12103 of 23617
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To carry everything in a backpack, it helps to use this...

 

 

Looks custom fitted!

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 

Don't know if this counts as a "Portable Rig", but it's what I carry back/forth to work every day (I have an old Sony MiniDisc foam case that everything goes neatly into - not pictured)

 

 

How are the 598's with the dragonfly/fiio setup? Can you tell a difference between that and just straight from the dragonfly?

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