Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI) - Page 279

post #4171 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I've always wondered that too. The 5.5 Rockboxed already sounds very nice to me without the iMod procedure. 
I still have rockbox on one of mine but in the end It turned out that less settings enabled sounds better, so i choose the regular firmware because its ease of access and I like everything completely flat

Also a cf card makes a worlds worth of difference
Edited by mpawluk91 - 5/19/13 at 6:04pm
post #4172 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greed View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQtzCXAXtok

Not saying I believe it, but there is people that do, and tests that have been done similar to the one in the video. 

Audio-homeopathy?
post #4173 of 14073

      Quote:

Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Can you please explain the sonic difference from Imod and ipod, I want to get an Imod but I don't know what to think. How much better are we talkin? I also use an arrow 4g with my 5.5

 

You can browse through the DIYmod thread for many impressions.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g

 

Depends on the capacitors used but I personally say the DIYmod line out with BG caps is definately worth it, if you can build it yourself.  Darker background, and you get slight warmth, and nice "texture" is added to mids and bass, resulting in great synergy with Arrow.  No difference in treble (it's what I feel with BG caps and this may change with other caps).  You will need to pay much more for other source gear to achieve better results. Like a CLAS and 6G onwards Classic.  And then I don't like iTunes, I want to use my own m3u playlists, plus the extra support for other file formats is useful, so I stick (I'm stuck) with a Rockboxed DIYmod for a few years now.

 

You can look through my portable gear album to see what I done with mine.

 

Not sure if it's worth paying so much for RWA and built ones, or paying others to do it. I won't personally pay over $300 including everything - the 5G/5.5G itself, LOD and CF, Tarkan CF adaptor, BG caps, good solder and perhaps new battery and exterior parts).

 

If you need to pay over that, I suggest thinking about a Fiio X3 as it looks very promising. I haven't compared yet, but the only obvious things other than sound, that an imod should be better is smaller size and Rockbox compatibility.

post #4174 of 14073

IPC160 + RSA Intruder + HD650

 

 

 

IPC160 + Pico Power + Momentum Black

 

 

post #4175 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by IceClass View Post

Audio-homeopathy?

Honestly, I don't really have an opinion about it. I have a set for my portable rig, but bought them for the protection from dust and wear. They also look quite nice so also for aesthetics. Anything else shouldn't be discussed here.
post #4176 of 14073
Yet another recent addition to my growing collection....

DIYmodded iPod -> ALO Rx mk3-B -> Aurisonics ASG 1.2 IEM







I must say that the ASG 1.2 are one of the most comfortable IEM's I have ever put into my ears....the fit is amazing and the sound is unbelievable. excellent bass response and amazing mid range (especially vocals). I hate to say this but at the moment I feel that I prefer the ASG1.2 over and above my A.4i.
post #4177 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

IPC160 + RSA Intruder + HD650

 

 

 

IPC160 + Pico Power + Momentum Black

 

 

Great collections my man...keep buying and collecting them....

regards

jaytee189

post #4178 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaytee189 View Post

Great collections my man...keep buying and collecting them....

regards

jaytee189

 

Actually i am i the process of retiring biggrin.gif

post #4179 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

 

Actually i am i the process of retiring biggrin.gif

Retiring?

Retiring from what? 

Retiring from buying low end iem's and mid fi iem's and moving to heavyweight iem's class rite ??? tongue_smile.gif

Never say retiring when you still on the process to reach a real sound nirvana my man.....ksc75smile.gif

Still remember my words brotha ??? "Harus Beli"......evil_smiley.gifevil_smiley.gifevil_smiley.gif

 

Regards,

Jaytee189 

post #4180 of 14073

"Harusl beli custom" more like it , there is no retirement from this hobby

post #4181 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

 

Thank you very much!

Unfortunatly there are no double pocket ones like you use on the site. I believe you had mentioned it was a custom build for the techs...

 

Too bad, as the double case is nice, and thanks again for the info!

beerchug.gif

Sorry TrollD, I just think it was a model they were making at the time these are 4 to 6 years old! You could always give them a call and see if they had any left in old stock. 

post #4182 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaytee189 View Post

Retiring?

Retiring from what? 

Retiring from buying low end iem's and mid fi iem's and moving to heavyweight iem's class rite ??? tongue_smile.gif

Never say retiring when you still on the process to reach a real sound nirvana my man.....ksc75smile.gif

Still remember my words brotha ??? "Harus Beli"......evil_smiley.gifevil_smiley.gifevil_smiley.gif

 

Regards,

Jaytee189 

hi jaytee189 are u still keep yours 2500K LED torch ? evil_smiley.gif

post #4183 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

I do.....


ALL THE IDACS

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

I'm not even sure what to say...  *picks bottom lip up off floor...

I love I device since 1st Gen iPod Classic click wheel

Normally every time iPhone launching for sure I buy one biggrin.gif
This time I pass iPhone 5
I am waiting the next iPhone 5 S or maybe Iphone 6
post #4184 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Some tests show that sonic changes regarding noise floor has been experienced. Obviously YMMV.

Yes it has slightly better SQ with coax cap , more focus and better detail too
Hearing is believing

Quote:
Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

Rudi forgot his Fostex, then it would be "All the iDacs".....

Rudi, please tell me you haven't pre-ordered the HiFi-M8.  I'd like to have one iDevice amp/dac before you......biggrin.gif

Yes I haven't put my Fostex hp p1 and Sony PHA 1
No this this i pass HiFi M8
Please go a head and please share your impression here
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

Very nice Rudi! I absolutely love the Pico Power in orange. Also, do you detect any change in sound with/without the coax 'caps'?

This caps make better focus for your Dac

Quote:
Originally Posted by xinghui0711 View Post

There shouldn't be any sonic change.
The coax/optical cap is suppose to be used to prevent dust.

Except to prevent the dust , I do for improvement in SQ as well
post #4185 of 14073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greed View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQtzCXAXtok

Not saying I believe it, but there is people that do, and tests that have been done similar to the one in the video. 

Thank you for the link
I have heard the caps make your Dac or amp more focus better detail as well
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)