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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post


What amp are you running there?
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RSA Intruder

changing the set up a little 

post #9093 of 13869
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Rudi:

Remember seeing a recent pic of your Sony XBA-H3. How do you like the H3? Does it sound anything boomy/muddy to your ears?

Hi DMinor
Sony XBA H3 sound quality is smooth warm , you need brighter amp to pair with Sony XBA H3
I just found out very good set up for Sony XBA H3 :

Source : IPhone 5s
Dac : Cypher labs Class Solo original edition
Amp : RSA the Intruder
Iem : Sony XBA H3

High : is smooth not sparkle like xba 4 or xba 40
Mid : natural sounding midrange
Bass : not as tight as xba 40 or ex 1000 , more to subwoofer bass , i like very good bass impact
Soundstage : not as wide as xba 40
Separation : not as good as xba 40

In my opinion this Sony XBA H3 is to warm and smooth for me , I love detail and bright sounding iems
If you like smooth and natural sounding iem , than XBA H3 is the right choice for you

IMO

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Note : I just change the DAC with Go DAP DD 1 muse 01
Sound quality change , now it sounding more open and Breiter
sony XBA H 3 need Breiter Amp and DAC to make to their best SQ

High : more sparkle now , I love it more now
Mid : more clear and clean
Bass : has better detail and very good impact too
Separation : is better now , now I can better know the instrument placement
Soundstage : is wider and deeper

Now I love my Sony XBA H3 than before and with these set up is better than my Sony XBA 40
Before I don't like the SQ from my Sony XBA H 3

It is very important in audio the Synergy , with very good synergy can change dramatically the sound quality
Edited by rudi0504 - 12/28/13 at 12:01am
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Rudi:

 

Thanks for checking on the H3. I am so used to the EX1000 sound that I am afraid the H3's "subwoofer" bass may render the music a little bit muddy to my ears. I am very sensitive to muddy/boomy sound and have near-zero tolerance for that. Just curious about the H3 as I am offered for a trade (definitely not for my EX1000).

 

With so many gears to test at your disposal, I guess you can always find a good synergy for a mediocre phone to sound good. :)


Edited by DMinor - 12/28/13 at 12:45am
post #9095 of 13869
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Rudi:

Thanks for checking on the H3. I am so used to the EX1000 sound that I am afraid the H3's "subwoofer" bass may render the music a little bit muddy to my ears. I am very sensitive to muddy/boomy sound and have near-zero tolerance for that. Just curious about the H3 as I am offered for a trade (definitely not for my EX1000).

With so many gears to test at your disposal, I guess you can always find a good synergy for a mediocre phone to sound good. smily_headphones1.gif

Your taste is like mine , I don't like muddy sounding bass, I think the bass from ex 1000 so far is the best from all xba series
IMO
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I want share best app for android phone : USB audio player pro

Source : Samsung Note 3
Dac / Amp : Cypherlabs Theorem 720
Headphone : Sennheiser HD 700

Sound Quality with USB audio player pro is better than USB audio recorder pro



post #9097 of 13869
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Hi DMinor
Sony XBA H3 sound quality is smooth warm , you need brighter amp to pair with Sony XBA H3
I just found out very good set up for Sony XBA H3 :

Source : IPhone 5s
Dac : Cypher labs Class Solo original edition
Amp : RSA the Intruder
Iem : Sony XBA H3

High : is smooth not sparkle like xba 4 or xba 40
Mid : natural sounding midrange
Bass : not as tight as xba 40 or ex 1000 , more to subwoofer bass , i like very good bass impact
Soundstage : not as wide as xba 40
Separation : not as good as xba 40

In my opinion this Sony XBA H3 is to warm and smooth for me , I love detail and bright sounding iems
If you like smooth and natural sounding iem , than XBA H3 is the right choice for you

IMO

0d7e7fbc854475936980a0062d9de17b_zpsa9492153.jpg

da0457ed2bd1f190673cd3263d80e07d_zps856ac5cf.jpg

Note : I just change the DAC with Go DAP DD 1 muse 01
Sound quality change , now it sounding more open and Breiter
sony XBA H 3 need Breiter Amp and DAC to make to their best SQ

High : more sparkle now , I love it more now
Mid : more clear and clean
Bass : has better detail and very good impact too
Separation : is better now , now I can better know the instrument placement
Soundstage : is wider and deeper

Now I love my Sony XBA H3 than before and with these set up is better than my Sony XBA 40
Before I don't like the SQ from my Sony XBA H 3

It is very important in audio the Synergy , with very good synergy can change dramatically the sound quality


Unlike you , I actually like the smooth and warm sound signature, this made me more curious on the xba H3

post #9098 of 13869
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Unlike you , I actually like the smooth and warm sound signature, this made me more curious on the xba H3

Every body has their individual taste , i like detail and bright but not harsh , you like the opposite warm and smooth biggrin.gif
post #9099 of 13869
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Every body has their individual taste , i like detail and bright but not harsh , you like the opposite warm and smooth biggrin.gif


Yeah , everyone has what they like, thats why there is no universally best headphone

Rudi are you going to jaben or mikes place in the near time? I want to try the XBA H3

post #9100 of 13869
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post


Yeah , everyone has what they like, thats why there is no universally best headphone
Rudi are you going to jaben or mikes place in the near time? I want to try the XBA H3

Not in near time
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Switching to Fostex
Fostex TH 900> Intruder> Dx50
post #9102 of 13869
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Not in near time

oh okay that is fine , thanks

 

 

 

new everyday rig, Dell venue 8 pro with ak 100 and ER4p(luckily found this for around 200 odd instead of 300), the dell venue 8 can used the ak 100 as a dac as well for music not inside the ak100

post #9103 of 13869
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

I want share best app for android phone : USB audio player pro

Source : Samsung Note 3
Dac / Amp : Cypherlabs Theorem 720
Headphone : Sennheiser HD 700

Sound Quality with USB audio player pro is better than USB audio recorder pro



 

 

 

Good to hear Rudi.  Have you tried USB Audio Player Pro on your Sony ZX1?

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now can anyone give me a nice couple of bands for keeping this rig together?

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

They are expected to sound the same if they were wired the same with the same BG caps. I would be surprised if they won't sound the same. RWA iMod is no secret and that's how other diymod's followed its suit.

 

Thanks to a head-fi'er's post, which led me to this thread. The OP was flamed for his claim and now he closed his thread. At that time, I was just curious and wanted to try these unconventional caps to find out all the fuss. He didn't say anything specific about what he used, but that piece of info is enough to lead me to try and arrive at today's total satisfaction. I wish I could let the OP know that I have confirmed those were indeed fools.

 

It took me three tries in that direction and it was the last try which got me to where I am. I remember the very next day after that last try I ordered a dozen of these caps. Since then my music life couldn't be any better. :)


What make are the green caps? Tried some supercaps (white) with no success... Gave up. 

I got Objective 2 kit for Christmas. Took me half a day to put together - loving it. Happy Holidays

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