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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


There were a number, well many, of the silver released. They were made after the black. They also tend to skip less, being less sensitive to vibration due to better suspension. The problem is, is that some of the lubricants are drying up and the unit will not work so you have to take it apart and lubricate the correct part, which isn't hard if you know what you are doing. Also there are some capacitors starting to go bad in the units. Yes they are nice and were excellent for their time and for some years after. But then who plays one cd at a time now and how many buy cd's since you can get hi rez downloads that never warp, scratch or get lost. :^) <<<<< how many people are into high end daps or headphones and how many people still listen to Cd's? there is always a market for everything!


Well you can buy a good working one, and I do listen to my cd's besides all computers come with CD burners and yes you may only burn 17 songs per CD but it's not like I am going to the moon and never come back  and like I said before I could buy any high end dap I want including the Ibasso DX100 or Iriver AK100, but how do you enjoy your music with the Ibasso DX100 with all those bugs, all of the sudden pop noises out of nowhere, not playing the first seconds of a song to name a few, and the Iriver AK100 if you read its reviews, must of them say that are not impressed with the sound at all.

 

Also,  if I want CD quality why would I buy the expensive and huge Algorithm Solo combo, WHEN YOU HAVE REAL CD's, that's just my opinion, if no one had invented the portable cd player before, you will be paying $$$$ to have one if someone came with the idea to invent one now, must of us would be saying " can you believe it CD quality on the go" and no one would care about carrying cd's, or the audiophiles who boutght the Ibasso DX100 care about its bugs or the expensive Terra only playing wav and not having a screen?


Edited by Gorillaz - 1/24/13 at 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz View Post


Well you can buy a good working one, and I do listen to my cd's besides all computers come with CD burners and yes you may only burn 17 songs per CD but it's not like I am going to the moon and never come back  and like I said before I could buy any high end dap I want including the Ibasso DX100 or Iriver AK100, but how do you enjoy your music with the Ibasso DX100 with all those bugs, all of the sudden pop noises out of nowhere, not playing the first seconds of a song to name a few, and the Iriver AK100 if you read its reviews, must of them say that are not impressed with the sound at all.

 

Also,  if I want CD quality why would I buy the expensive and huge Algorithm Solo combo, WHEN YOU HAVE REAL CD's, that's just my opinion, if no one had invented the portable cd player before, you will be paying $$$$ to have one if someone came with the idea to invent one now, must of us would be saying " can you believe it CD quality on the go" and no one would care about carrying cd's, or the audiophiles who boutght the Ibasso DX100 care about its bugs or the expensive Terra only playing wav and not having a screen?

In addition sometimes you have to much music to pick from if you have 120 GB at your finger tips it does not focus your listining experience. Or at least not for me.

 

I have a few DAP's that fit my whole music collection yet I still prefer my MD Player which holds 74 minutes of music. At one piont I used my search and scrole function of my Ipod more than that I actually listened to music. My commute lasts on average 35 minutes I however used to spend most time finding and changing songs.

 

Just my 2 cents but there are many reasons to like CD/MD/Tape aka "Walkmans" .

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Get a good Marantz or Denon cd player and its great for home listening. Lets get back to topic everyone before the mods march in.
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All this talk of MDs (and CDs) has got me thinking about picking one up...again! (I had a Sony portable back in the day - can't remember the model: probably a mid-range one)

 

However, it seems like everyone knows the great MD players (and prices are up there on ebay). Are there any good beer-money player/recorders to be found?

 

Any general pointers would be much appreciated, but I'm in the UK and model numbers are oftentimes different.

 

I'm not even sure why I want one - I just do! (I guess that's how a capitalist system thrives)
 

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Fair enough back to topic.

 

My current go to player - it is a Sony NH3D

 

 

 

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Not sure why people use the e17 as a portable. The dac isn't used if you plug into the aux, only the amp section is used. And the amp section isn't that stellar compared to the e11, which offers more power and punch. Just sayin' cool.gif The e17 fares better as a desktop device since it's dac section is better than most

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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Not sure why people use the e17 as a portable. The dac isn't used if you plug into the aux, only the amp section is used. And the amp section isn't that stellar compared to the e11, which offers more power and punch. Just sayin' cool.gif The e17 fares better as a desktop device since it's dac section is better than most

 

IMO Ild say the E17 sounds far better than the E11.

I find the E11 boomy and quite harsh at times where the E17 offers me a nice clean sound 

That if I chose to, I can add a bit of warmth etc via the EQ.

As for using it as a portable DAC, It is possible to use it as a Portable DAC with some 'Droid devices, 

Though at this stage I think there are still some niggles.

Anyway, For me at least the E17 is definately my Go-To amp now, And always my DAC I use with my iBook G4.

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My latest rig-Clip+ => E11 => TripleFi 10s. The cable between the E11 and the Clip+ is getting worn out, and the TF10 stock cable is very tangly-really need to replace all my cables. Looking at a DAC as well. The comply tips look horrible and gross in the picture, I promise it is just the lighting. They are almost brand new, and I always clean my ears before I put them in.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

Fair enough back to topic.

 

My current go to player - it is a Sony NH3D

 

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That is goyjuss! Sadly, I would guess that prices are commensurate.

post #1585 of 15050
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Not sure why people use the e17 as a portable. The dac isn't used if you plug into the aux, only the amp section is used. And the amp section isn't that stellar compared to the e11, which offers more power and punch. Just sayin' cool.gif The e17 fares better as a desktop device since it's dac section is better than most

 

Could be because it can be used as a DAC only, or as an amp only, or as both. I use an E7 in all 3 modes which made it much easier to justify.

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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

IMO Ild say the E17 sounds far better than the E11.
I find the E11 boomy and quite harsh at times where the E17 offers me a nice clean sound 
That if I chose to, I can add a bit of warmth etc via the EQ.
As for using it as a portable DAC, It is possible to use it as a Portable DAC with some 'Droid devices, 
Though at this stage I think there are still some niggles.
Anyway, For me at least the E17 is definately my Go-To amp now, And always my DAC I use with my iBook G4.

I preferred the e11 to the e17, bigger stage and smoother tone in my experience. The e11 has a decent eq as well, e12 must be even better. What headphones do you use the e17 with?
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I also posted this pic in the Fostex hp_p1 thread, but thought I should share the love :)

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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post


I preferred the e11 to the e17, bigger stage and smoother tone in my experience. The e11 has a decent eq as well, e12 must be even better. What headphones do you use the e17 with?

 

Mainly my HD25's , but on occasion my ie8's or um1's.

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

 

I also posted this pic in the Fostex hp_p1 thread, but thought I should share the love :)

Nice, screams 'I Sound Good" !!!

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Nice, screams 'I Sound Good" !!!

It most certainly does.

The Accudio app certainly cleans up the high end of the ATH-ESW9.  I keep touting that app recently, but is a little wonder....with the Fostex of course.

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