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post #1021 of 1482
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Originally Posted by soundbear View Post
 

So are you describing the DX90 as having more of the iphone4(S) and Tralucent T1 warmth/tonality than the X5 in mids and highs?  I used to have the T51(sflo2) which had a warm tonality as I recall, LOL, perhaps not Total Recall due to Senior Age Restrictions:D 


Haven't yet heard a dx90 but it's on the way.

post #1022 of 1482
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post


Haven't yet heard a dx90 but it's on the way.

I think even if DX90 out classes 3rd Anv, it will never take away Studio V's unique signature and house sound, 3rd Anv with its clean crisp 'incredibly detailed/clear' mid range will remain a solid contender for true audiophiles, hiss and all. ;-) I'm yet to see another DAP even come close to touching those run times. With that said I will demo DX90 and look forward to your thoughts.
post #1023 of 1482

Okay guys, I'm really lost here.

Can't make up my mind about the Studio V 3 as there a lot of divergent opinions, especially about the meaning of warmest and The hissing problem. I'm obsess about how it sound. I will like a comparaison with Hifiman hm601 and Fiio X3.

Is the Fiio X3 was REALLY a Warm player??? Did it sound like it? I find it to be in the same family of dry-but-kind-of-detailed sound than the Colorfly X3 and this type of sound, wich make me think of a sophisticated version of Ipod classic and Sony player  isn't my Everyday cup of tea...it can be good for certain type of music but it isn't enough musicaly evelopping for me.

The first player I got was the ihifi 812 V2 and to my damnation I sold it...the battery life was about 4 hours and it make me panik so I sold it and now I crave for this type of musical warmest, spaciousnes and deepnest. I remember to barely cry when I heard Hope Sandoval voice on this with my grado sr315...I can imagine it will sound superb with my Westone ES2.

Now, I try to give some love to the Hifiman Hm601, even if it's like a goofy version of the ihifi 812 V2....

I listen mustly to Classical chamber music (not a big fan of big orchestra), Jazz (ECM!), IDM (bassy textured and detailed style) and female signers.

I like the violin the sound textured (wich Hifiman can't really offer) and cello sound bassy (that he can do it), as I like to be able to discern every cymbal with great extension in Jazz track. Yep, very demanding but quite forgiving if musicality is the leading word of the device.

So, did the Studio V 3 can sound well with the Westone ES2? Is it VERY different of the Fiio X3? Is in analogue sounding? How is instruments separation and spaciousness? Did the High are pumped up to the point of being impolite?

Sorry for this long message, as I say: I'M LOST.

 

And it make only 2 year I begin this audiophile journey...

 

Thanks for any new feedback.

post #1024 of 1482

The Hifiman 601 is a warm sounding player and not even in the same league as the 3rd ANV.... You might have a preference to a more laid back and warmer sound (muddy to some extent). The Colorfly C3 isn't very warm. It does have some warmth but not what I'd call warm like the 601. The Studio V is a clarity and detail monster. If you love detail and air it is a very good player.

post #1025 of 1482

Linked In tells me it was Jack Fu's birthday yesterday!

post #1026 of 1482
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I think even if DX90 out classes 3rd Anv, it will never take away Studio V's unique signature and house sound, 3rd Anv with its clean crisp 'incredibly detailed/clear' mid range will remain a solid contender for true audiophiles, hiss and all. ;-) I'm yet to see another DAP even come close to touching those run times. With that said I will demo DX90 and look forward to your thoughts.

The ANV3 is a keeper for me regardless of what else comes along. I like HiDef but preferred listening to standard def music through the HiSound over anything on an X5. The a3 is more musical than it has any right to be. I know it's limitations but the package of attributes works for me. There comes a point where you don't worry about a small bit of hiss or some bass roll at the last 1/2 octave and just realize that you're hearng everything available and more importantly, better understanding the message of the musicians. It's about the music, not a line on a piece of paper. Anybody that thinks that they can get an idea of what will better produce music by looking at a spec sheet, beyond extreme issues, is delusional. I know there's better than the A3 and the DX90 may be one of those but it doesn't matter. I'll still use the A3 when appropriate. I considered it a stepping stone when I got it but came to understand that it's not so easily replaced, to the point that it will likely be around forever, even if not my primary player. I picked up a Studio V, that I'll sell at some point since I don't need the extra gain but the A3 is that quirky, entertaining friend you who's company you always look forward to and enjoy. 

 

Happy Birthday, Jack!


Edited by goodvibes - 4/17/14 at 2:59am
post #1027 of 1482

^ Couldn't have put it better :)

 

The issues with the very basic UI and slow start time disappear once the music starts.  That's why mine is not moving any time soon.

 

Oh - and many happy returns Jack.  Thanks for putting me onto the Studio A3.  Still using it.  Still loving it.

post #1028 of 1482
The start time is a pain but I leave it on all day even when not listening. That is the benefit of incredibly long battery life. The UI is primitive but work able. Sound is very good and, unlike some other players, no amp required.
post #1029 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

^ Couldn't have put it better :)

 

The issues with the very basic UI and slow start time disappear once the music starts.  That's why mine is not moving any time soon.

 

Oh - and many happy returns Jack.  Thanks for putting me onto the Studio A3.  Still using it.  Still loving it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

The ANV3 is a keeper for me regardless of what else comes along. I like HiDef but preferred listening to standard def music through the HiSound over anything on an X5. The a3 is more musical than it has any right to be. I know it's limitations but the package of attributes works for me. There comes a point where you don't worry about a small bit of hiss or some bass roll at the last 1/2 octave and just realize that you're hearng everything available and more importantly, better understanding the message of the musicians. It's about the music, not a line on a piece of paper. Anybody that thinks that they can get an idea of what will better produce music by looking at a spec sheet, beyond extreme issues, is delusional. I know there's better than the A3 and the DX90 may be one of those but it doesn't matter. I'll still use the A3 when appropriate. I considered it a stepping stone when I got it but came to understand that it's not so easily replaced, to the point that it will likely be around forever, even if not my primary player. I picked up a Studio V, that I'll sell at some point since I don't need the extra gain but the A3 is that quirky, entertaining friend you who's company you always look forward to and enjoy. 

 

Happy Birthday, Jack!

 

 

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

The start time is a pain but I leave it on all day even when not listening. That is the benefit of incredibly long battery life. The UI is primitive but work able. Sound is very good and, unlike some other players, no amp required.


I agree, despite it's idiosyncrasies, it is a really nice dap.


Edited by red71rum - 4/17/14 at 11:57am
post #1030 of 1482

Thanks Lee730, I take note about this and will surely go for a try.

 

I'm not a BIG fan of the Hifiman hm601...because I really have a curious and severe ear for details, try to be less obsessive about this tough, to not became too much of a music surgeon. The bass of Hifiman is kind of out of control and lot of details are hollow by the NOSDAC that limit high extension so I listen to music that can be appropriate with this player, wich is more in minimalist style. Duo, trio, quartet...but no complex stuff.

Hifiman Hm601 vs IHIFI 812 V2: Like being married with a woman that make you think of another one, but at they end, you know true love isn't there...it was just nostalgia.

 

Did you hear hiss with the 601? I can hear it even when it did'nt play any music...and if the Studio V3 have a more invasive hissing sound I will like to know. In classical music, like fo solo or duo, it can be very disturbing, silence is sacred in music. Did silence CAN exist with Studio V??

 

Last question to anybody that have the Studio V3: What kind of music sound the better and what sound the worst?

 

Any exemple will be appreciate:gs1000smile:

 

 

 

 

 

post #1031 of 1482

I remember hearing hiss on the 601 but the 3rd ANV may be even worse. I'm not really sure now as I haven't heard the 601 in so long. The 3rd ANV was generally a non issue with hiss. But you can hear it with no music going and you pause the music. I'd say 95% of  the time it was a non issue for me though.

post #1032 of 1482
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Originally Posted by GainsbarreAudio View Post
 

Thanks Lee730, I take note about this and will surely go for a try.

 

I'm not a BIG fan of the Hifiman hm601...because I really have a curious and severe ear for details, try to be less obsessive about this tough, to not became too much of a music surgeon. The bass of Hifiman is kind of out of control and lot of details are hollow by the NOSDAC that limit high extension so I listen to music that can be appropriate with this player, wich is more in minimalist style. Duo, trio, quartet...but no complex stuff.

Hifiman Hm601 vs IHIFI 812 V2: Like being married with a woman that make you think of another one, but at they end, you know true love isn't there...it was just nostalgia.

 

Did you hear hiss with the 601? I can hear it even when it did'nt play any music...and if the Studio V3 have a more invasive hissing sound I will like to know. In classical music, like fo solo or duo, it can be very disturbing, silence is sacred in music. Did silence CAN exist with Studio V??

 

Last question to anybody that have the Studio V3: What kind of music sound the better and what sound the worst?

 

Any exemple will be appreciate:gs1000smile:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not the NOSDAC that's limiting the highs but the simple filter design that starts in the upper mids Hifiman has chosen to use that does so. It was a choice by them, not a limitation of the DAC.

post #1033 of 1482

Hi Lee, Hi Brooko...just visiting u faithful guys in this studioV thread...

sold my version 1...been a good companion,

love the longgggggbatteryyyyyylifeeeeee..

that bulge in my jeans,

that amazing energized sound 

that makes every soundtesting in headfoneshops a joy .

 

is it time for me to snag another...

( iu smoother than smooth? those initial firmware/driver updates drove me bonkers, i aint no techqie ;P )

 

or should i wait for version  5?

post #1034 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

Hi Lee, Hi Brooko...just visiting u faithful guys in this studioV thread...

sold my version 1...been a good companion,

love the longgggggbatteryyyyyylifeeeeee..

that bulge in my jeans,

that amazing energized sound 

that makes every soundtesting in headfoneshops a joy .

 

is it time for me to snag another...

( iu smoother than smooth? those initial firmware/driver updates drove me bonkers, i aint no techqie ;P )

 

or should i wait for version  5?

 

LOR!

 

Long battery me love you long time, haha! :D 

post #1035 of 1482

Thanks again! I think I will wait and try to find a way to hear it before buying it.

More I listen to the 601 more I discover weird stuff with the sound, the hissing is just a issue with music where silence is important. But sometime their like ''numerical echo'' to cymbals...don,t know how to explain it, can happen with vocal too...its like a metallic sound that corrupt extension...and I don't know if it ever happen with you but when the battery is completly empty the Hifiman can make a revange and attack your ears with a fatal distorted noise! With iem it's enough to be projected on the wallI.

May finally go for the Astell Kern AK100.

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