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... DX50 >= X3  > AK100

 

That's kind of a big deal if you ask me...

post #6902 of 14357
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My preference on sound: HM901>DX100 >>> AK120 > DX50 >= X3  > AK100

 

Wow. Really? Just preference or objectively?

post #6903 of 14357
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Wow. Really? Just preference or objectively?

 

My preference and assessment of their sonic merits with the IEMs in my collection... I have owned all of these for at least 4 months continuously except the X3 (and had since sold DX100, AK100, and AK120).  

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My preference and assessment of their sonic merits with the IEMs in my collection... I have owned all of these for at least 4 months continuously except the X3 (and had since sold DX100, AK100, and AK120).  

 

OK. I get why AK100 is placed so low now. They aren't exactly for iems.

post #6905 of 14357

I have a rookie question, if I may...

 

I have a E11 paired with my Lumia 920/M-80 and am using the 3.5 cable that came with the E11. I noticed a good amount of people are using what appears to be custom cables to go between their audio device and amp. Does the type of cable make a difference or is that more for appearance? And if so, can someone suggest some online sources where I may purchase one?

 

Thanks a lot in advance!!

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Just need to balance her and this will b my end game portable 

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Edited by J.Pocalypse - 9/26/13 at 2:52pm
post #6908 of 14357
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

My preference on sound: HM901>DX100 >>> AK120 > DX50 >= X3  > AK100

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>iPod touch?

I kid

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Originally Posted by paulsancheezzee View Post

I have a rookie question, if I may...

I have a E11 paired with my Lumia 920/M-80 and am using the 3.5 cable that came with the E11. I noticed a good amount of people are using what appears to be custom cables to go between their audio device and amp. Does the type of cable make a difference or is that more for appearance? And if so, can someone suggest some online sources where I may purchase one?

Thanks a lot in advance!!

If the cables you are talking about are coming from an iPod/phone, then that is what's called a LOD ( line out dock ) cable. The cheapest is probably from FiiO. While others can reach $200 easily by companies like ALO Audio. There are similar cables for the Sony walkmen series and Sansa Fuze DAPs.
Edited by J.Pocalypse - 9/26/13 at 2:52pm
post #6909 of 14357
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Originally Posted by paulsancheezzee View Post
 

I have a rookie question, if I may...

 

I have a E11 paired with my Lumia 920/M-80 and am using the 3.5 cable that came with the E11. I noticed a good amount of people are using what appears to be custom cables to go between their audio device and amp. Does the type of cable make a difference or is that more for appearance? And if so, can someone suggest some online sources where I may purchase one?

 

Thanks a lot in advance!!

 

Hmm... cable talk. I believe that yes, cables make a difference, but a minor difference. I wouldn't spend over $50 for a LOD. Fiio makes cheap but good quality lods. You can also try to make one yourself.

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Thanks for the input!

post #6911 of 14357
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

 

Hmm... cable talk. I believe that yes, cables make a difference, but a minor difference.

 

Cables make the least difference of any upgrade.  FiiO works fine.  I've been using them for years and I have some pretty descent portable gear.

post #6912 of 14357

I am actually surprised by the discerning differences made by such short LOD cables. But I agree the $200 LOD is a ripoff. Just get some parts and quality wires and DIY. You have both the quality LOD's at much less cost and fun too.

post #6913 of 14357

Not to discredit what you're saying but the difference between a FiiO cable and the ALO-copycats is exceedingly small.  Buyer beware of no-name Asia-sourced eBay crap.  There is a very discernible difference between that junk and everything else, but FiiO makes a quality Sony or Apple LOD.  The Sansa LODs from FiiO are crap though.

post #6914 of 14357
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post
 

Not to discredit what you're saying but the difference between a FiiO cable and the ALO-copycats is exceedingly small.  Buyer beware of no-name Asia-sourced eBay crap.  There is a very discernible difference between that junk and everything else, but FiiO makes a quality Sony or Apple LOD.  The Sansa LODs from FiiO are crap though.

 

Really? Are the ebay cables bad? I had a rather good experience with Furutech SE535($30) cable before. Its build quality was poor, but the sound quality was better than $99 Beat Audio Cable.

post #6915 of 14357

Some may be good but it's really hit or miss.

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