A bit less appetising ;)
I think it is time for him to invest in a new pair ;)
Then apply for the NH900 at the least if you want an almost hi-end unit without battery hassles as it has an AA attachemnt too.
If you ever feel the urge to sell, you know where to call.
I have a couple of NH1 and they sure wouldn't mind company.
You Sir, have created a monster. The bass on the R501 is very smooth and punchy without being boomy.
Try it with an amp and let me know. Maybe its just the simplicity of the MD that it "just works" and for quicker transfer, rip to WAV and copy over to MD through Sonicstage.
The speeds aren't that bad and the sound is good. I use FLAC and sometimes convert them to WAV, import into Sonicstage and copy to the MD thru USB.
This is exactly what Ive done with my 3Gs White 32gb.
Airplane mode is on permanently lol.
Kind of a low quality photo from an iDevice. Had a meet with a fellow Head-Fi member in Akihabara today :-
CLAS-dB+RxMk3, Go-DAP 4.0 (behind), DX100, MHd-Q7 amp, Go-DAP X LME49860 OpAmp (behind), RWAK100, Signature Pros, 1Plus2 Hybrids
Nope...line out of the CLAS is behind. Can't be seen. I'm guessing you're talking about a spare LOD on next to the CLAS that's completely unplugged?
It says TO AMP.
You have your LOD going to this socket.
But this socket is also an output is it not???
EDIT, Im looking at a different model arent I? LOL Sorry dude, MY BAD
Lol :D. Yeah. CLAS -dB (balanced). Yeah, with the new models, they moved the coax from the back to the front. I guess that's what threw you off. NP.
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.
+1. In addition, the E17 hisses much less with sensitive IEMs (like the Westone UM3X) than the E11 did. The EQ settings are also very nice to have on the go, in order to avoid using the distortion-prone iPod EQ presets (talking specifically about the 5.5 gen iPod here).