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post #436 of 13143

Very Nice...Love the braided DIY cables!

post #437 of 13143
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

I've played around and finally figured out a good resting place for me and my full-size portable setup. I use this daily pretty much when ever I go some where, even if it's just to the grocery store, campus, or just out to the bistro. I can't wear IEM's, they just bother my ears too much sadly. I don't like on-ears, as they are just annoying to me comfort wise. I like big headphones. I've always enjoyed how they look, how they feel. Style is also important, when it comes to big headphones. I've gone through quite a few headphones (sigh) looking for a sound and feel coupled with a build quality and isolation that would work as a full size portable. I've kayaked in Denon D5000's. But end of the day, the headphone that had all the qualities and look that I wanted, were the Beyer DT770 Premiums. I love the style of them, retro, but metro. Great passive isolation. Lots of room for tinkering which I've done too.


Nice, I've been getting some weird looks with my 770 premiums on-the-go too, good to know I'm not alone:D
post #438 of 13143

Heya,

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Originally Posted by monkeyboylee View Post

 

Lovely set-up - currently got a similar set up but with just a clip+ using hp out, do you think the fuze and lod gonna be a worthwhile upgrade?

 

Depends on the headphones you're using. If you're using any Beyer, going to the Fuze with LOD plus an amplifier will definitely increase dynamics of your Beyers. Even the low impedance Beyers need current. Beyers are quite efficient, and make volume easily, but achieving full dynamics takes some juice with them in the lower registers. So if you're using a Beyer, I think it's absolutely worth while going to a setup that allows you to use LOD -> Amp, rather than just using the output of the Clip+ (which is great, but not enough for an 80ohm headphone or higher really).

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Originally Posted by PinoyPogiman View Post

 

if you have the following amp/s paired with the Grado Sr80i please respond.

how much do they improve with a:

2)Fiio E11

 

 

I used to use my SR80i with my Fuze + Fiio E11. Sounds great. They do not benefit heavily from amplification, they're so efficient as it is. I did however like the pairing with the Fiio E11 for a different reason. The Fiio is kind of a dark amp, so it helped roll the treble down a little bit without having to resort to the awful EQ built into the Fuze (and I don't rockbox because it's EQ was not to my liking either). And sometimes, I did like putting the E11's bass EQ up a touch for some music, because believe or not, Grados can be pretty bassy. With EQ2 set and L-cush pads, the Prestige series can be used for dub-step if wanted.  So if you find your SR80i bright, and if you want to add a little warmth, the Fiio series can do that. Though maybe the Fiio E6 for $20 is a cheaper way to play with that. The E11 these days is already cheaper, usually $50~60 tops, even less used. So either way not an expensive way to "play".

 

 

Very best,

post #439 of 13143
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

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Heya,

 

Depends on the headphones you're using. If you're using any Beyer, going to the Fuze with LOD plus an amplifier will definitely increase dynamics of your Beyers. Even the low impedance Beyers need current. Beyers are quite efficient, and make volume easily, but achieving full dynamics takes some juice with them in the lower registers. So if you're using a Beyer, I think it's absolutely worth while going to a setup that allows you to use LOD -> Amp, rather than just using the output of the Clip+ (which is great, but not enough for an 80ohm headphone or higher really).

 

I used to use my SR80i with my Fuze + Fiio E11. Sounds great. They do not benefit heavily from amplification, they're so efficient as it is. I did however like the pairing with the Fiio E11 for a different reason. The Fiio is kind of a dark amp, so it helped roll the treble down a little bit without having to resort to the awful EQ built into the Fuze (and I don't rockbox because it's EQ was not to my liking either). And sometimes, I did like putting the E11's bass EQ up a touch for some music, because believe or not, Grados can be pretty bassy. With EQ2 set and L-cush pads, the Prestige series can be used for dub-step if wanted.  So if you find your SR80i bright, and if you want to add a little warmth, the Fiio series can do that. Though maybe the Fiio E6 for $20 is a cheaper way to play with that. The E11 these days is already cheaper, usually $50~60 tops, even less used. So either way not an expensive way to "play".

 

 

Very best,

 

 

You provide excellent write ups and you smoke a pipe. You sir are a champion.

post #440 of 13143

My new rig that I'm very happy with: Z2 w/ 96gb storage, UHA-6sMKII and Mad Dogs, case is a Tamrac camera bag.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #441 of 13143
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Originally Posted by PinoyPogiman View Post

anyone can recommend an Amped Grado Sr80i iPod Video setup?

if you have the following amp/s paired with the Grado Sr80i please respond.

how much do they improve with a:
1)Headroom Total Airhead portable amp
2)Fiio E11
3)BBlabs Homemade CMOY Altoids amp
4)Gary's Electric Avenue PA2V2    <<


i've been thinking in an amp lately.
its not needed with Grado sr80i's but im thinking in one to improve some bits of sound, besides Bass. i dont need more bass

If you can stretch your budget, the Fiio E17. If not, the E11 is good as well.
post #442 of 13143

my current setup, the performance is absolutely beautiful =)

 


Edited by conheo - 11/20/12 at 6:14am
post #443 of 13143
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Originally Posted by conheo View Post

my current setup, the sound is absolutely beautiful =)

 

 

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Sony DAP -> O2 ->A2A sticker -> KSC35?

post #444 of 13143

ah yeah,

 

Sony HD5 > O2 > KSC35....you are correct.

 

HD5 has the line-out from the headphone jack, and it works very nice. Not much improve with O2 but with my home set-up, it is a big-step up from my old dac....

 

ps : yeah a2a sticker =))


Edited by conheo - 11/20/12 at 6:27am
post #445 of 13143
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by olorosooso View Post

My new rig that I'm very happy with: Z2 w/ 96gb storage, UHA-6sMKII and Mad Dogs, case is a Tamrac camera bag.  

 

 

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Nice rig and very nice pics...

post #446 of 13143
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Originally Posted by conheo View Post

 

 

HD5 has the line-out from the headphone jack,

I'm confused - it this not a contradiction?

post #447 of 13143

 

Got E7+E9 amp/Dac today, testing E7 with 5th.Gen. 

Sounds much cleaner and spacious than via ipod headphone out.

 

E11 is coming on this week ^^,

post #448 of 13143
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

My friend set up :
Alo Pan Am + Alo Passport external Battery power supply + Alo Class + iPhone 4 S
+ LCD 2 rev 1
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My set up :
Alo RX 3 B + Fostex hp p 1 + iPhone 4 S + LCD 3
be2e9a6b3d0485a29d36f918a894327f_zpsacb96ba3.jpg

 

 

who makes that thin gray rubber padding material ?

where would one buy it ?

post #449 of 13143

Looks like shelf liner that you can get for $1 a roll at your friendly local Wal-Mart or Target or such.

post #450 of 13143
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

I'm confused - it this not a contradiction?

the manual said that the 3.5mm connection has 2 ways for the sound out : 1 headphone and 1 line-out (fixed volume, no eq) for connecting to the home multimedia system. You can switch audio output headphone or line-out by change the setting. I has seen this setting in Nokia mobile or Samsung (old model) before...and it works pretty same.

 

or maybe i use wrong words and make you confure :P


Edited by conheo - 11/20/12 at 7:16pm
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