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post #1576 of 3314

SkyBleu I enjoyed the writeup. Thanks for taking the time to post.

Don't worry about using stuffy sounding "audiophile" terminologies, it's whatever you hear and however you feel like describing it  and I have found the best  reviews to use different wording and descriptions anyhow. Everyone has to talk around the actual experience.

 

What's that particular cable there? A copper or silver plated job?  Just wondering if you notice anything compared to a regular half decent copper one. ( no it's not a test lol )

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Edited by nick n - 3/30/13 at 1:44am
post #1577 of 3314
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I've never seen them before, they look interesting, though for now I use these ones, I prefer something with a decent size bore.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261173315851?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Here's something interesting for all you BA fans out there, some very interesting information about balanced armatures.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/657603/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-balanced-armatures-by-eric-hruza-from-sonion

Ah, well, I'd classify them as a decent sized bore. They're not too small - pretty close to medium bores, really. 

Here's a picture of them by themselves. 

 

 

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post #1578 of 3314
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

SkyBleu I enjoyed the writeup. Thanks for taking the time to post.

Don't worry about using stuffy sounding "audiophile" terminologies, it's whatever you hear and however you feel like describing it  and I have found the best  reviews to use different wording and descriptions anyhow. Everyone has to talk around the actual experience.

 

What's that particular cable there? A copper or silver plated job?  Just wondering if you notice anything compared to a regular half decent copper one. ( no it's not a test lol )

beerchug.gif

Thank you:) Glad you understood what I was trying to get at haha

 

I, myself, prefer it in a format where non-audiophiles would understand it too, so no one would feel left out:) That's how I like things to be anyways, easy for types of people, whether they may be complex, or simple. 

 

Hmm...not quite sure which cable you are referring to, but I'll link you with both of them:) 

And yes, they're both silver plated copper cables. I had noticed that they sound brighter and cleaner as opposed to those 'decent' copper cables, whereas those sound more darker and thicker in terms of sound. 

 

Here's the mini 3.5m to 3.5mm interconnect: 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LOD-Audio-Cable-7N-OFC-Male-3-5mm-to-3-5mm-Mini-Plug-/180711505030?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item2a133ebc86&_uhb=1#ht_3016wt_1163

 

And the Low-profile(ish) LOD was made by a fellow Head-Fi member, Compicat, or AudioMinor, as some of you may know him as, who made it short for my likings (very nice guy to communicate with and is very considerate and friendly). (They don't seem to be available on eBay anymore, so a link cannot be provided.)

post #1579 of 3314

Awesome, thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I've never seen them before, they look interesting, though for now I use these ones, I prefer something with a decent size bore.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261173315851?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Here's something interesting for all you BA fans out there, some very interesting information about balanced armatures.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/657603/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-balanced-armatures-by-eric-hruza-from-sonion
post #1580 of 3314

Well I`m on my 4th charge as I type. Used almost everyday for 4-10 hours since mid Jan.

Normal run it with Ety ER-4P. Having a spring clean thought I`d try it with my HD650. WOW

With all the switches to on and a silver plated LOD. Holographic, 3D I have never heard headphones this good. I have the HE-6 with the EF- amp and I know my DAC is not great. I`m about to spend 2k on an master 7. It`s got me thinking do I really need to bother :)

post #1581 of 3314

Final update on this amp now it has had about 100 hours playing time.

Output 1 - ON

LF - ON

SF - ON

EDIT: High Gain (It is just better and little movement with the pot doesn`t bother me)

 

Considering I couldn`t listen to the amp with even the LF on it has come a long way in terms of satisfaction. The SF with my Momentums really gives a sense of space now, almost a surround sound feeling but a highly enjoyable experience.

 

Used with my Westone 4`s, very nice indeed but can`t match the sound stage of the Momentums with SF on.

 

If this thing breaks I will re-order from C&C, impressed. 

I will be changing to hifi amplification once I move house but there will always be a home for this little thing.


Edited by Sinth - 4/1/13 at 3:14am
post #1582 of 3314

Sinth, how true. I also hold onto this little gem which satisfies me greatly for what it does. however i keep SF off because when SF switch engaged stage goes into 3D but it loses focus a bit for my taste. so my config is Line 1, High gain, SF off and LF on.

 

it also depends on IEMs, because for some Line 2 might sound better and high gain is not always good.


Edited by Gintaras - 4/1/13 at 4:08am
post #1583 of 3314
Thread Starter 
I don't use the SF switch, very rarely. My configuration is output1 / LF on / low gain / for all IEM.
post #1584 of 3314
H2O, i believe you but my eb50 somehow are demanding iems so i find high gain better for them. Other iems i tried were better without high gain.
post #1585 of 3314
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

H2O, i believe you but my eb50 somehow are demanding iems so i find high gain better for them. Other iems i tried were better without high gain.

CK4 puts out a rather strong line out signal, high gain really isn't needed. I noticed with C3 (mine is on loan) with that DAP I may of used high gain, I can use high gain with CK4 it sounds rather full bodied, possibly slightly bassier, though I can hardly turn the volume pot! I have a pair of Ultrasone DJ1 turning up tomorrow so I'm going to give BH a run with full size headphones and open it up. I also I have iPod classic arriving this week I picked up cheap, so I'll see if I can get that all sounding decent. Need to purchase an SPC LOD though.

The only IEM's I tried that performed well with output2 were T-Peos H-100 and Klipsch X10 so far. Will be interesting to give the DJ1 some juice. I think my BH has pretty much just been idling since I've had it. I hardly ever leave 6 'o clock on the volume pot.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/1/13 at 4:53am
post #1586 of 3314

Simple set up for me,

 

iPod>LOD>C&C BH> Output 2, LF on, SF off, High gain> HD25s

post #1587 of 3314

The best sweet spot for me so far is...

 

iPod 5.5>SPC LOD>BH Output 1, Hi gain, LF on>X10

 

The C&C BH amp delivers absolutely superb sound. Thanks to H20 and this forum for guiding me to pick up this excellent unit!


Edited by digirato - 4/1/13 at 5:44pm
post #1588 of 3314

I'm still a newb when it comes to using the proper cables.

 

I'm currently using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm to connect my C&C BH to my Galaxy S3 (Intl version with Wolfson DAC).

 

I was looking at the thread about USB B to USB micro b and was wondering if that cable would benefit me more than using a regular 3.5mm one?

 

Would these cables work  Or would it only be needed for using an external DAC?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Mini-B-Micro-B-Android-4-0-Above-OTG-cable-4-5-inches-iBasso-Audio-/111036655521?pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhoneAccesories_MobilePhoneDataCables_JN&hash=item19da4ce7a1

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mini-USB-OTG-Host-cable-adaptor-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-I9100-S3-I9300-SIII-S-III-3-/261188653610?


Edited by Swy05 - 4/1/13 at 8:31am
post #1589 of 3314

The USB connection for the amp is for charging so at present you are using the best option.

Getting a Galaxy S3 myself (upgrading from the 2) and with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) audio is available via usb out. Haven`t seen a usb to 3.5mm cable though but limited research.

post #1590 of 3314
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

The USB connection for the amp is for charging so at present you are using the best option.
Getting a Galaxy S3 myself (upgrading from the 2) and with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) audio is available via usb out. Haven`t seen a usb to 3.5mm cable though but limited research.

I though the audio out via usb is digital audio out, not analog.
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