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upgrading my clip zip?

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It just dont get loud enough for me. i am using koss portopros with it.So do any of you have any advice for a player with stronger output?
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I noticed this too last night, with my 18ohm Klipsch earbuds I actually have to turn it down one full notch but with my 32ohm M50s I need to use my FiiO E6 which solves the problem easily

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Originally Posted by madmonkey View Post

It just don't get loud enough for me. I am using Koss Portopros with it.So do any of you have any advice for a player with stronger output?

Try updating the firmware, might(?) help.

Daisy chaining a Fiio E6 with it.

post #4 of 15
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i have it rock boxed it just dont have the sound of the cymbals that i like.i guess im a odd duck i like the highs more then the lows .
Edited by madmonkey - 12/1/12 at 5:18pm
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i have it rock boxed it just dont have the sound of the cymbals that i like.i guess im a odd duck i like the highs more then the lows .

The Koss Portapro is treble deficient and not so efficient. I suggest that you try a different headphone. Imo even the $12 JVC HA-S160 sounds better than the Portapro. It certainly has better treble. The new JVC HA-S400 has received great reviews. It is only around $30.

post #6 of 15
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So i guess replacing the headphones will be better? I love everything else about the clip . Just wish it had more treble. Ps im not sure if im using the right terms
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I didn't realize til today I had the volume down one notch since I used my earbuds on it prior which is why it wasn't loud enough, which I did think was weird b/c before it did drive them easily lol


Edited by Lurk650 - 12/1/12 at 10:49pm
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I love everything else about the clip . Just wish it had more treble.

Rockbox comes with an EQ, use it.
post #9 of 15
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I am using the eq
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I am using the eq

Then the PortaPros are the problem. Get some Grado SR60i's and bowl pads for them and you won't need the EQ for the sound you are looking for.wink.gif

post #11 of 15
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are there any cheaper phones that will work? i just bought the portopros .if the i60s is my only choice ill get them
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are there any cheaper phones that will work? i just bought the portopros .if the i60s is my only choice ill get them

Maybe the JVC HA-S400?

post #13 of 15
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yeah they are cheaper for sure .but ill get the i60s if there a lot better...I almost went with the sony v6
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Then the PortaPros are the problem. Get some Grado SR60i's and bowl pads for them and you won't need the EQ for the sound you are looking for.wink.gif

I vote against the Grado SR60i. I had the original SR60 and hated it so much I gave it away. It leaks more sound than any other headphone I used. It was the only hedphone i had which the treble hurt my ears. The Grado SR60 also has a long thick cord which is very annoying. Reviews I read say the SR60i isn't that much different than the original SR60.The JVC HA-FX40 carbon  nanotube IEMs has tons of teble. The new JVC HA-S400 headphone also uses carbon nanotubes. If you can't find the HA-S400 headphone, then I suggest you get the HA-FX40 IEMs. Not only is the JVC HA-S400 around half the price of the Grado SR60i, I have a feeling most people will tell you HA-S400 is better.

 

I have had the Portapro for over 10 years. When I first got it I liked it, but after trying better compact headphones(the Sennheiser PX100, and the JVC HA-S160, I stopped using my Portapro). The Sennheiser PX100 is also bass deficient, but not as much as the Portapro. I have had the JVC HA-FX40 IEM for a few months, and will probably get the HA-S400 when I find it for under $25.

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yeah they are cheaper for sure .but ill get the i60s if there a lot better...I almost went with the sony v6

The Sony V6 is a very neutral, natural sounding headphone. If you are a treblehead, the V6 might not satisfy you. I have had my V6 for 24 years! I say go for the JVC HA-S400 headphone or the JVC HA-FX40 IEM. The HA-FX40 is only around $18. It gives plenty of teble as well as good bass and nice midrange detail. The main fault the HA-FX40 has is that some feel it has too much treble. Its treble isn't harsh or shrill. I like the extra treble of the HA-FX40 with most recordings, however treble heavy content with it can give too much treble for my taste.

 

Imo the Sony V6 is so much better than the SR60. Recording studios, radio stations, and movie production use the Sony 7506(the pro version of the V6). The 7506 is almost identical the the V6(however the 7506 has a slightly stronger magnet and a gold plated plug, as well as a longer warranty).


Edited by JK1 - 12/2/12 at 10:36pm
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