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I thought that was Jingles after the Jets Lightning game last week..;)  (Big Bolts fan here!)

post #1892 of 13869
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Even Jingles approves of my new rig

1000

 

iPod 7th Gen 160 GB, CLAS -db, ALO RX MKII

Rig is being held together by dual lock

Nice rig DF, do you like ALO RX MKII more or the UHA-6SMKII?

That solo -db looks really attractive, but I am quite not sure if it is worth $200 more from solo R.

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I'm also little bit curious with rx mk2.. how it's sound without the CLAS... i thought I want to buy Rx mk2 if that can make my w4r little bit brighter instead of rx mk3b.... since my source is HM 601...
 

post #1894 of 13869
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Originally Posted by Santo8891 View Post

I'm also little bit curious with rx mk2.. how it's sound without the CLAS... i thought I want to buy Rx mk2 if that can make my w4r little bit brighter instead of rx mk3b.... since my source is HM 601...

Have you tried using a silver cable for your W4R to help brighten them up a little?

It's hard to tell when your profile inventory is blank. smile.gif
post #1895 of 13869
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Originally Posted by xinghui0711 View Post

Nice rig DF, do you like ALO RX MKII more or the UHA-6SMKII?

That solo -db looks really attractive, but I am quite not sure if it is worth $200 more from solo R.

If you want a balanced DAC this is it for another month or so, $200 for it.

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Whoa, I wasn't expecting so much interest. OK, first of all the MKII and the UHA-6S for me are a tough call as far as which is the better amp. The MKII has the bigger soundstage and is smooth and has more bass impact. The UHA-6S has op amp 209 in it and the sound stage is smaller but it sounds more detailed and has a more aggressive in your face kind of presentation as well as excellent clarity. The good thing about the Leckerton is you can op amp roll and change the signature to whatever you like.

 

Second of all the RX MKII isn't a bright amp it's more about smoothness and slightly more bass impact. I own the W4 and I think it's an awesome pairing but if I was to choose I'd still pick my Sony MDR EX600 or Jphonic K2 sp's as the better pairing. Both these IEM's are on the north side of neutral (meaning their more brighter sounding then the W4) and I find pairing them with a slightly  smoother amp works very well for them. My personal view is the K2 sp pairs better with the Leckerton while the EX600 pairs better with the MKII. If you want to try to bring more treble into the W4 try going with a shallower fit. The W4 is very fit dependent and I found using the supplied white tri flanges recesses the W4 treble quite a bit. My advice as far as the W4 treble is concerned is don't be afraid to experiment with different tips. I settled on a Comply T500 tip and it made the W4 treble passable for me.

 

Now as for the CLAS, I really really like the new CLAS. When I first read about the new -db I was a little hesitant to buy it because I had read impressions saying it was overly warm and mellow sounding. Well my amps aren't exactly known for being mellow so I'm guessing I may have had the right amps on hand for the -db because my current chain doesn't sound mellow and if anything the -db adds a lot of depth and instruments sounds very realistic and natural. It's so good with the right recordings I can now differentiate the different notes of a bass guitar and a stand up bass now sounds like a real stand up bass while a trumpet sounds like a real trumpet. For me the -db just took everything to the next level and showed me how crappy mainstream MP3 DAC's really are.

 

As for the price, well everyone will decide for themselves whether a product is worth the asking price. For me the fact that the -db opens the door to experimenting with a balanced setup and the fact I can also use it on my laptop making it both a home rig and mobile rig to me makes it worth the money. Of coarse thats just me others will read the specs look at the price tag and say it's a huge waste of money. Everyone's mileage will vary.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/4/13 at 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Have you tried using a silver cable for your W4R to help brighten them up a little?

It's hard to tell when your profile inventory is blank. smile.gif


no acctually... I still didn't think to recabling my iem... I choose amp, so I can pair up with my another setup... even for desktop use sometimes
but, now I'm little bit confused, which one I must prefer... I starting to see ortho setup for my desktop like HE500, but I still confused with the amp...

otherway, I'm also looking for better portable amp to pair with... I'm ever thinking about rx mk3, for portable and desktop... but haven't reach best decision myself....

 

sry about my profile... I'm still new, so still dont know how to fill up my profile...

 

 

 

 

@DigitalFreak

thanks for the answer of alo rx mk2...

well, acctually I'm not only looking for brighter treble... but for speed also... since my song list little bit fast, but not so fast... and my equipment all for mellow one... including my desktop...

 

 

 

anyways, these are my newest DIY interconnect... arrived last week...

 

the look is not fancy though...

post #1898 of 13869
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I never owned these headphones and I am not an expert. Whatever people tell you, the only real informed decision you can make is by trying the amp. I have bought really expensive amps and thought their sound was great, but not necessarily what I was looking for / not necessarily matching my IEMs.

Then it depends if it is for on-the-go or more just a transportable rig. For on-the-go, attaching an amp is in my opinion never convenient, even more so to a phone !

If it is to take to campus and listen there, an amp can improve the way the iphone drives your HF, then you should ask people which one as I am not an apple user. I think all in one players are better. I use a DX100.

On DAC/AMP that I tried and is really nice and VERY portable is the Apex Glacier from TTVJ. Check out the dedicated thread for more information.

Awesome, thank you! Ill check that out
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Apologies for going OT with DF. Rightfully so, a picture thread :-

 

 

 

Hey AnakChan, I was wondering what volume do you listen at ?

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Originally Posted by gEEkzz View Post

Hey AnakChan, I was wondering what volume do you listen at ?

 

Hmmm...what do you have that we can compare? On my RWAK100, I could listen anything from 45-60 on the meter (it maxes at 75). On the iBasso DX100 I could listen 175-185 on high gain. And with the CLAS -dB balanced to Rx Mk3 on low gain, I could max that out easily (usually start switching to medium gain then).

 

In general compared to my wife, I do listen rather loud. However, meeting up with another head-fi member (Bootsy1), it seems we listen at the same volume. Funnily compared to Val Kolton (CVO of V-Moda), he listens probably a tad louder than me.

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Battle of two high end Dac for I device :

cyberlabs class solo vs go dap dd1 with muse 01 and muse 01 upgrade op amp 

 

source : iPhone 4 G

dac  : cyberlabs class solo old

          Go dap dd1 with upgrade op amp muse 01 and muse 02

amp : RSA RS 71 A

headphone : VModa M 100

                     LCD 2 rev 3 with angle connector 

SQ : go dap dd1 with muse 02 > cyberlabs class solo. >  go dap dd1 with muse 01.

 

these two Dacs are the best potable Dac on the market to date 

 

 

 

 


Edited by rudi0504 - 2/5/13 at 9:02am
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Battle of two high end Dac for I device :

cyberlabs class solo vs go dap dd1 with muse 01 and muse 01 upgrade op amp 

 

source : iPhone 4 G

dac  : cyberlabs class solo old

          Go dap dd1 with upgrade op amp muse 01 and muse 02

amp : RSA RS 71 A

headphone : VModa M 100

                     LCD 2 rev 3 with angle connector 

SQ : go dap dd1 with muse 02 > cyberlabs class solo. >  go dap dd1 with muse 01.

 

these two Dacs are the best potable Dac on the market to date 

 

 

 

 

 

That looks just BEAUTIFUL! and i bet it sounds even better ;L3000.gif

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Hey folks!

 

I'm new to Head-Fi, and figured I would start out by posting my portable rig to get into the swing of things L3000.gif

 

- Heir 3.ai with Magnus 1 cable

- C&C BH portable amp

- Sansa Clip+ with Rockbox

 

>Can't seem to figure out how to post images, so I'll toss one in here when I'm able! The following link will have to do, for now.<

http://i.imgur.com/L8OZv1z.jpg

 

Sidenote:

As I've heard so many people say, the Clip+ doesn't need an amp to sound good - I just happen to looOoOove the audio skullduggery and voodoo magic the BH employs with its LF and SF switches.

 

I also have to say, in spite of what I had seen of the C&C BH and the Heir 3.ai and 4.ai IEMs, when I finally got my hands on both the amp and the IEMs, I was still surprised at how small they were!


Edited by NorthernEnd - 2/5/13 at 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by NorthernEnd View Post

Hey folks!

 

I'm new to Head-Fi, and figured I would start out by posting my portable rig to get into the swing of things L3000.gif

 

- Heir 3.ai with Magnus 1 cable

- C&C BH portable amp

- Sansa Clip+ with Rockbox

 

>Can't seem to figure out how to post images, so I'll toss one in here when I'm able!<

 

Sidenote:

As I've heard so many people say, the Clip+ doesn't need an amp to sound good - I just happen to looOoOove the audio skullduggery and voodoo magic the BH employs with its LF and SF switches.

 

I also have to say, in spite of what I had seen of the C&C BH and the Heir 3.ai and 4.ai IEMs, when I finally got my hands on both the amp and the IEMs, I was still surprised at how small they were!

Let me be the first to say: 'Welcome to Head-fi. sorry about your wallet.'  

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Originally Posted by NorthernEnd View Post

Hey folks!

 

I'm new to Head-Fi, and figured I would start out by posting my portable rig to get into the swing of things L3000.gif

 

- Heir 3.ai with Magnus 1 cable

- C&C BH portable amp

- Sansa Clip+ with Rockbox

 

>Can't seem to figure out how to post images, so I'll toss one in here when I'm able!<

 

Sidenote:

As I've heard so many people say, the Clip+ doesn't need an amp to sound good - I just happen to looOoOove the audio skullduggery and voodoo magic the BH employs with its LF and SF switches.

 

I also have to say, in spite of what I had seen of the C&C BH and the Heir 3.ai and 4.ai IEMs, when I finally got my hands on both the amp and the IEMs, I was still surprised at how small they were!

And nice gears you are setting the bar high beerchug.gif

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