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post #14191 of 21991
God I'm missing my PB2 in balanced mode! New battery on its way so we will see what the score is then!

Good job it's not my only amp.

What you see is the iPod 5.5g Video, ( rockbox'd ) Silver Leopard LOD, Graham Slee Voyager and Beyerdynamic T70p's.

I had some time to myself yesterday so thought I would start re reading Raymond E Feists Riftwar Cycle from the beginning.
Add copious amounts of coffee, Mozart and a nice relaxing vape and you have a pretty blissful afternoon!



Edited by Paul Graham - 10/9/14 at 12:00am
post #14192 of 21991
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Monday and Thursday commute rig.

Touch 5G 64GB, Flacplayer app, Venturecraft 7N lightning cable, Hifi-M8 Dac/Amp, DITA-The Truth IEMS.
post #14193 of 21991
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

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Monday and Thursday commute rig.

Touch 5G 64GB, Flacplayer app, Venturecraft 7N lightning cable, Hifi-M8 Dac/Amp, DITA-The Truth IEMS.

 

Looks like a nice rig there Expat! 

Ive never really shown much interest in the HiFi-M8 in the past but I must say it looks like a robust DAC/amplifier.

I think I may have to consider it when I start looking at a Balanced DAC/Amp combo.

So far Ive only looked at the RSA Intruder and ALO's International.

I love my iBasso PB2/DB2 stack but it would be nice to have a fully balanced rig with a smaller profile...

post #14194 of 21991


My first portable gig ever: X1 + E12 + IM70. Couldn't be happier smily_headphones1.gif
post #14195 of 21991
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My first portable gig ever: X1 + E12 + IM70. Couldn't be happier smily_headphones1.gif


Nice work on the X1 skin. If you want to change out the cable to something more neat check out one of these.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200959830373?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200959802306?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Or the FiiO L16: http://www.amazon.com/L16-Professional-3-5mm-Short-Cable/sim/B00KL7C10O/2

post #14196 of 21991
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Will it work with original firmware and iTunes?

Yea, it will. I dual boot the iOS and Rockbox.
post #14197 of 21991
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SE846 + AK100 MKII

my daily driver

Nice - I was wondering regarding DAP . I've a Samsung S4 Android phone with USB Audio player PRO app as a DAP. Does S4 +UAPP Sound quality almost compare with AK100 MKII ?

post #14198 of 21991
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

God I'm missing my PB2 in balanced mode! New battery on its way so we will see what the score is then!

 

Nice man, I like mine in balanced mode too <3 so much so all my headphones are balanced q.q

post #14199 of 21991
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
 

SE846 + AK100 MKII

my daily driver

Nice - I was wondering regarding DAP . I've a Samsung S4 Android phone with USB Audio player PRO app as a DAP. Does S4 +UAPP Sound quality almost compare with AK100 MKII ?


I wish. Even if you have the international s4 version it's still not at that level. It will be an enjoyable experience don't get me wrong. Even my iPhone 5s which has a super flat frequency response doesn't match it fully but yeah the iPhone is still my most used dap due to portability when I'm out and about. I do use the AK100 in winter though, as I have more pockets (jacket, etc).

The soundstage is bigger on AK100, detailing is better and so is separation. Bass is slightly more controlled. In my opinion it's about 10~15% improvement in sound. Mind you I only listen to EDM so for classical and other genres the difference may be even bigger. I also noticed female vocals don't give me goosebumps from the iPhone as they do from the AK100 MKII but it's a very subtle difference.

Don't do what I did and buy a bunch of DAP's until you find the perfect one. That schiit is too expensive. Do your research and buy the best for your preferences. I was gonna save for AK240 but the small size of AK100 is godlike for me (as is the price in comparison). Just make sure you will be okay with the interface before you buy. I hated the X5 and HM700 DAP interfaces with a passion, even though they sounded terrific. I commute 4 hours daily and wear fitted pants (no hipster srs) so I need hyper portables like AK100. The best smartphones for audio in my experience are: iPhone 4s/5/5s, Exynos based Samsung phones plus associated kernel tweaks, galaxy s1+ voodoo, HTC M8, HTC one. If you listen to music on bus, car, work I don't believe big stacks are worth it from an ergonomics/annoyance standpoint (for IEM's! on full size headphones [i.e DT770 Pro 80ohm, sound under powered plugged straight in to phone] an amp can make quite a big difference). This is coming from the guy who walked around with a theorem 720 strapped to his iPhone 5 for 4 months. Not worth it for IEM's.


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Edited by Scorpion667 - 10/9/14 at 8:41am
post #14200 of 21991

Interesting. I was thinking of buying a Theorem 720 for my iPhone4S so I could be anywhere and have 'improved sound quality than iPhone headphone port' and have all day uninterrupted play time.

 

My current DAC+AMP is the VentureCraft Unit 4.0, been using for a while, even got two so I could swap over to a fully charged one when the other's drained. However, the music stops when your source battery depletes. Incoming the need to use headphone port while phone charges. I can live with the sound quality, though its not preferable. So I was thinking of getting the Theorem so that my iPhone is always alive and to have preferable music quality all day.

 

How inconvenient/frustrations did you find with the Theorem attached to the iPhone? I could see that I would need to have a coat/jacket on me to carry it around... but at home it wouldn't be an issue.

 

Information about my decision to use an iPhone: My iPhone is purely a source device that I use over a desktop set-up because I enjoy the portability, the ability to place the phone anywhere for easy access/control of music e.g. near my mouse, and because I've heavily modified my Music app for easy rating and music navigation it trumps over controlling music and rating via iTunes with a mouse. I love it.

post #14201 of 21991
Current setup I use is an ak100ii. I like this in particular because obviously its a nice sounding dap, but also when I just want to stream music that I wouldn't normally listen to or YouTube etc, it works as a USB DAC via otg on my s5. And its smaller than a lot of the other options as far as USB DACs are concerned, so when I am commuting I have a standalone dap, when I go away for the weekend I take an otg cable and have the best of both worlds.smily_headphones1.gif
post #14202 of 21991
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Originally Posted by Luthus View Post
 

Interesting. I was thinking of buying a Theorem 720 for my iPhone4S so I could be anywhere and have 'improved sound quality than iPhone headphone port' and have all day uninterrupted play time.

 

My current DAC+AMP is the VentureCraft Unit 4.0, been using for a while, even got two so I could swap over to a fully charged one when the other's drained. However, the music stops when your source battery depletes. Incoming the need to use headphone port while phone charges. I can live with the sound quality, though its not preferable. So I was thinking of getting the Theorem so that my iPhone is always alive and to have preferable music quality all day.

 

How inconvenient/frustrations did you find with the Theorem attached to the iPhone? I could see that I would need to have a coat/jacket on me to carry it around... but at home it wouldn't be an issue.

 

Information about my decision to use an iPhone: My iPhone is purely a source device that I use over a desktop set-up because I enjoy the portability, the ability to place the phone anywhere for easy access/control of music e.g. near my mouse, and because I've heavily modified my Music app for easy rating and music navigation it trumps over controlling music and rating via iTunes with a mouse. I love it.

it's just about size, weight and ergonomics. Everything else is great.

post #14203 of 21991


My current portable with new HM5 velours. Yes I use this on the train
post #14204 of 21991

post #14205 of 21991
Just off in a mo for a morning walk to the docs....
So today's low profile rig of choice.

iPhone 5 with FLAC player.
Sennheiser HD25 1.II Adidas Originals.
Adidas Originals IPhone case to match. ( Lol )

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