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post #826 of 1160
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I think he'll find the anv3 less aggressive and warmer.

I do indeed find the 3rd a touch warmer, this isn't a bad thing especially when you consider I needed to tone my RDB hybrid down a fraction. The tonality balance between the 3rd and RDB hybrid are spot on the mark, really impressed guys. The 3rd seems to have a touch more colour, not as dry as the 2nd edition, it layers and images better also seems to sound less mechanical, a touch smoother. I think (for my pairing) it's the better sounding player. My music sounds so clean, transparent, clear and very coherent beneath the layering. The treble which was also a touch hot on the 2nd edition is calmer but still very detailed. I'm not completely immune from hiss here, but more than usable. It just sounds so damn good, brings out real emotion in my music.

I'm a big fan!
Edited by H20Fidelity - 12/17/13 at 3:27pm
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So anyone know what I can do to make my UE7 pros work better with the Studio 3rd?  I hear a lot of hiss and electronic squeaks when skipping tracks.  They work fine with my DX50 on high gain. Low gain has a little bit of hiss.

 

Would one of those HP attenuators help? The ones with a resistor inline...

post #828 of 1160
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

So anyone know what I can do to make my UE7 pros work better with the Studio 3rd?  I hear a lot of hiss and electronic squeaks when skipping tracks.  They work fine with my DX50 on high gain. Low gain has a little bit of hiss.

 

Would one of those HP attenuators help? The ones with a resistor inline...


Unofortunately adding an impedance adapter will/can alter the desired frequency curve of your UE7, you can try but I cannot promise positive results however what you're thinking by adding an attenuator will lower the hiss levels. Alternatively you could try and find a Rocco BA which I find the most well behaved when hiss is concerned (at least out of my hisound units)

Regarding the squeaks you could try another micro sd card, I have some that give me more problems than others.
I found san disk works well for me overall, but I think we need to face reality that the Studio is never going to be completely immune from these little not so wanted quirks. 

Mine just sounds so damn good when it's ripping out music, I forget about everything else. :etysmile:
 

post #829 of 1160

OK, thanks.  I am using a sandisk class 10 64Gig.  I mostly use the studio with my iGrado at work and they are just fine with it.

post #830 of 1160
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

OK, thanks.  I am using a sandisk class 10 64Gig.  I mostly use the studio with my iGrado at work and they are just fine with it.

I had some of the same issues with my Heir 4.Ai. I also have the same card.

H20Fi makes a good point. The amp I have in my rig completely removes the hiss and clicks, but no matter what goes in the chain you'll find some changes in the sound.

Good luck with the experiments!
post #831 of 1160
I may try my zenhead with it and see if it helps. It has some settings for different types of headphones.
Edited by bearFNF - 12/22/13 at 8:11pm
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Does anyone have anything to say about how this compares to the DX100?

 

I would greatly appreciated it as I am very much torn at the moment.

 

Thanks you :)

post #833 of 1160
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Does anyone have anything to say about how this compares to the DX100?

 

I would greatly appreciated it as I am very much torn at the moment.

 

Thanks you :)

 

The DX100 has a thicker note weight to it. Both are quite detail oriented. The DX100 would have a more natural sound IMO. The Studio V will have a colder sound which is overall more analytical. Both players have great air but really the Studio totally outclasses the DX100 in the air department, it is very airy. This in part would explain the players lighter note weight. What IEMs will you be using with these devices? Depending on the signature I might be able to give you better advice on which to go for.

post #834 of 1160
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

 

The DX100 has a thicker note weight to it. Both are quite detail oriented. The DX100 would have a more natural sound IMO. The Studio V will have a colder sound which is overall more analytical. Both players have great air but really the Studio totally outclasses the DX100 in the air department, it is very airy. This in part would explain the players lighter note weight. What IEMs will you be using with these devices? Depending on the signature I might be able to give you better advice on which to go for.

 

Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it.

 

I have a few pairs of headphones and IEMS, but the ones I have been enjoying the most lately are the Earsonic Sm64s.

 

Also listening to a few of my buddies setups, I think that I have grown to really like a balanced signature, but I am not entirely sure, because I don't think I've really heard anything analytical. 

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Then you might like the DX100 pairing better.  How do your sm64s sound? I've found the Studio to pair very well with warmer headphones with smooth treble. The Studio has wonderful vocals. Some of the best I've heard in any DAP.

post #836 of 1160
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Then you might like the DX100 pairing better.  How do your sm64s sound? I've found the Studio to pair very well with warmer headphones with smooth treble. The Studio has wonderful vocals. Some of the best I've heard in any DAP.

That's the thing, my friend has a pair of UM3Xs that I also like, so I am not sure what I like the most. I can definitely tell the difference between the two IEMs, the vocals from the UM3x are extremely clear.
post #837 of 1160

Well if your IEMs are on the warmer side with smooth treble as I had mentioned you just may very well really enjoy how the Studio pairs with your IEMs. I felt the Studio paired extremely well on the Sennheiser IE80s which is generally a laid back IEM with a vast sound staging. The Senns have extremely smooth treble and lots of bass. The Studios thinner note weight and extended treble  paired very well. The immediacy in the vocals also really helped the Senns out.


Edited by lee730 - 12/22/13 at 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

Well if your IEMs are on the warmer side with smooth treble as I had mentioned you just may very well really enjoy how the Studio pairs with your IEMs. I felt the Studio paired extremely well on the Sennheiser IE80s which is generally a laid back IEM with a vast sound staging. The Senns have extremely smooth treble and lots of bass. The Studios thinner note weight and extended treble  paired very well. The immediacy in the vocals also really helped the Senns out.

Well thank you for your help and advice, I really appreciate it.

 

As far as UI, can you say anything about that? I've heard that the Studio is kind of hard to use, while the DX100 can be a bit buggy at times.

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The Studio V3 with the latest firmware was a PITA.  But roll it back to the stable version, and it's an absolute dream to use - basic, but no issues here.  Thanks again to Lee & Goodvibes for getting me back on track.  Absolutely no regrets getting it.

post #840 of 1160

If your tags are in order (you can check out my tag guide here on headfi) the Studio shouldn't be too much of an issue to use. There are some quirks that I really don't like such as going back to the main menu instead of just going back into the folder view. If they fixed this I would really have no qualms with the unit. Well it would be nice for it to keep all your settings such as random play.

 

The DX100 also has it quirks but in terms of UI it is more versitile and less basic. The Studio UI will be very basic but usable. If you don't mind viewing your files via folder view I don't think you'll mind the Studio so much. With the DX100 I had all my music organized via playlist and I really enjoyed that aspect about it.

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/mp3tag-setup-guide


Edited by lee730 - 12/22/13 at 11:34pm
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