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LCD 2 > Alo Rk Mk3b+ > iPod video 5.5th Gen > Fiio L3 > custom cable 35in with 3.5mm plug (Balanced plug coming in two weeks)

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Thanks,

 

 

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Now you need a balanced CLAS in there!

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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

How does USB Audio Recorder Pro sound against Poweramp?

 

I haven't tried Poweramp, but I've heard varying comments about it, some say it's the best player around, while some whine about bad sound quality... I reckon there is a trial version you can download and hear for yourself about the sound quality. 

 

As for USB Audio Recorder Pro, the only reason I bought it is because it's the only player I've heard of that supports digital audio output through USB OTG cable. It works splendid, powers my FiiO E10, Audioquest Dragonfly, and feeds my stationary Musical Fidelity X-DAC V8 with audio. Sadly it's not at all intended as a music player, since you have to load every song from your Music directory (there is a primitive "playlist" function), and it's not possible to change the volume digitally (for example - the Audioquest Dragonfly will only output max volume level) but the ability to extract digital audio makes me overlook these things... 


Edited by sjolander21 - 8/18/13 at 3:36am
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Another possible combination: Galaxy S4 --> USB Audio Recorder Pro --> USB OTG --> Audioquest Dragonfly --> FiiO E7 (or E11) --> Focal Spirit One

 

 

Another possible combination: 
 
Galaxy S4 --> USB Audio Recorder Pro --> USB OTG --> Audioquest Dragonfly --> FiiO E7 (or E11) --> Focal Spirit One
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My Blackberry Z10 + Neutron Music Player set up as high end DAP ( my IMO )

Source : Blackberry Z10 + Neutron Music Player
Amps : Ortofon MHQ 7
Sony PHA 1
RSA The Intruder
Iem : Unique Melody 3 DD
Cable : Wagnus mini to mini

High : very detail , clean and very clear , clarity very good
Mid : very clear , clean and sweet midrange
Bass : very detail and clean and very good and deep bass impact and very good bass speed
Separation : very good that I can know the instrument placement
Soundstage : very wide and very good depth too
This soundstage can adjust with the Neutron setting
Black background : has black background and low noise floor


Conculsion : Blackberry Z10 as DAP has excellent SQ , my IMO is as high end DAP
With external Amp , we can refine the excellent SQ in better way



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Edited by rudi0504 - 8/18/13 at 7:30am
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

They actually didn't sound too bad at all.

 

I demoed them yesterday and they sound even worse than the originals. No soundstaging whatsoever (they sound about as headphoney as headphones can get), very sloppy bass control, ANC hiss without any cancellation whatsoever, and very shallow, uncomfortable pads.

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

They actually didn't sound too bad at all.

 

I demoed them yesterday and they sound even worse than the originals. No soundstaging whatsoever (they sound about as headphoney as headphones can get), very sloppy bass control, ANC hiss without any cancellation whatsoever, and very shallow, uncomfortable pads.

The soundstage wasn't any worse than the Amperior from memory using the same music tracks. The earpads were plenty comfortable to me (i.e. Bose QC15 comfy). Bass control was never a thing with Beats by Dre headphones. gs1000.gif

 

Your pair must have been defective then since the ANC was pretty dang good on my pair.

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Originally Posted by sjolander21 View Post

 

I haven't tried Poweramp, but I've heard varying comments about it, some say it's the best player around, while some whine about bad sound quality... I reckon there is a trial version you can download and hear for yourself about the sound quality. 

 

As for USB Audio Recorder Pro, the only reason I bought it is because it's the only player I've heard of that supports digital audio output through USB OTG cable. It works splendid, powers my FiiO E10, Audioquest Dragonfly, and feeds my stationary Musical Fidelity X-DAC V8 with audio. Sadly it's not at all intended as a music player, since you have to load every song from your Music directory (there is a primitive "playlist" function), and it's not possible to change the volume digitally (for example - the Audioquest Dragonfly will only output max volume level) but the ability to extract digital audio makes me overlook these things... 

 

I've been using Poweramp with the S4 and its been working well with USB audio so I was jut wondering how it sounded... Thanks though!

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Idevice DAC/Amp and Audio Technica audio pron.

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Back of the Hifi-M8.
From left: impedance switches 1ohm, 2ohm and 11 ohm, 3 gain settings, 3 bass and 3 treble.

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Back of the Hifi-M8.
From left: impedance switches 1ohm, 2ohm and 11 ohm, 3 gain settings, 3 bass and 3 treble.
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Nice Expat! Any thoughts on the M8?

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Nice Expat! Any thoughts on the M8?

This is the impressions thread,

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/662881/centrance-hifi-m8-and-hifi-m8-lx-8-versions-incoming-impressions-and-appreciation-thread#post_9415207

 

I have two earlier trade impressions written up and i dont think my overall impressions have changed greatly since then.

I have written up a Hifi-M8 vs Fostex hp_p1 impressions post but need to work on it a bit further. Suffice to say i will be selling my Fostex hp_p1.

 

The Hifi-M8 is a great piece of audio kit (and comes in 8 different combinations). It sounds and performs excellent, the various hardware switches, the powerful amplifier 1.5W......

 

This is probably the fullest review to date so far

http://headfijourney.blogspot.sg/2013/08/centrance-hifi-m8.html?m=1

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Back of the Hifi-M8.
From left: impedance switches 1ohm, 2ohm and 11 ohm, 3 gain settings, 3 bass and 3 treble.

7u4eta3u.jpg

 

 

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Back of the Hifi-M8 LX:


Edited by wormsdriver - 8/18/13 at 11:35pm
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What is the point of having different impedances and different gain settings at the same time?

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

What is the point of having different impedances and different gain settings at the same time?

That was exactly what I was thinking...

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