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post #466 of 3283
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

Just got my BH from the mailbox and been listening for apparently the last hour and I have to say that it sounds absolutely amazing. You guys weren't kidding about the voodoo SF switch.

Some quick first impressions before I devote a few days to listening and testing with various genres and songs:
Chain: iPhone 4 -> BH -> AD900X, iPhone 4 -> FiiO L10 -> BH -> AD900X
- Been using Zedd - Spectrum (Album Mix), Porter Robinson - Easy, and Kaskade - 4AM (Adam K & Soha Remix) to test the various switches and outputs.
- Right now, I'm liking OUT1 [GC - Hi, LF - On, SF - On]. OUT1 by itself makes my AD900X hiss, but turning either the SF or Gain on eliminates this.
- I originally thought I'd prefer OUT2, but like the presentation of vocals much more on OUT1
-- I thought my cans wouldn't need it, but turning the gain on really brings my headphones to life. Now, I hear such a fullness that I can't stand the sound coming out my iPhone with just the AD900X plugged into the headphone jack.
- I know there have been plenty of size comparison pictures, but it really is quite tiny and portable. I'm amazed by the size and the amount of power the BH packs.

Just wanted to get some initial thoughts out of the way. I don't have any prior experience with amps, but the sound quality difference with and without the BH is astounding. My E12 should also be arriving this week, so really looking forward to comparing the two amps' sounds, particularly the better quality bass that Bill-P wrote about in his comparison.

Off to listen some more, thanks H20 and others for inspiring me!

Yup, pretty much how I now feel about all my sources headphones outs. redface.gif

Enjoy.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/6/13 at 7:04pm
post #467 of 3283

I don't like the SF switch, it makes the IEM's sound like there's a hollow space in there and changes the frequency response some also.  They make my SM3 sound larger without the SF switch on any ways but I love the gain on high and the LF on, makes the SM3 shine like never before.  Now after H2Ofidelity gives me his Colorfly CK4 I'll be set.

post #468 of 3283

Does anybody know about the battery life of the XO2? does it also run for 80h?

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Does anybody know about the battery life of the XO2? does it also run for 80h?

 

 

Unfortunately the X02 doen't have a 80 hour battery life its only 70 hours. bigsmile_face.gif and that's on low gain high it really gets cut back to only 18 which is still about twice as long as any FiiO amp.


Edited by Techno Kid - 2/6/13 at 9:21pm
post #470 of 3283
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Unfortunately the X02 doen't have a 80 hour battery life its only 70 hours. bigsmile_face.gif and that's on low gain high it really gets cut back to only 18 which is still about twice as long as any FiiO amp.

 

Wonder why......beefier parts? smaller battery? (even tho its larger)

post #471 of 3283

I'd like to get the C&C X02 whan I get a good full sized headphone like the Shure SRH1840 or Sennhesier HD700 because with its 1000mW it has plenty of power.

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I'd like to get the C&C X02 whan I get a good full sized headphone like the Shure SRH1840 or Sennhesier HD700 because with its 1000mW it has plenty of power.

 

Thats why im gonna get it, i dont have enough money (yet) to get good portable and desktop rig so ill use that for awhile as my desktop and portable rig (the XO2). I thought you can use it and still play music at the same time?

post #473 of 3283
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Thats why im gonna get it, i dont have enough money (yet) to get good portable and desktop rig so ill use that for awhile as my desktop and portable rig (the XO2). I thought you can use it and still play music at the same time?

 

Yes, I think so. But for that price I would probably get the iBasso D12 Dual DAC instead. Because a good DAC is also important.
post #474 of 3283
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Yes, I think so. But for that price I would probably get the iBasso D12 Dual DAC instead. Because a good DAC is also important.

 

Im using it with my iPod so i still cant use the dac on it, and i have relatively good DAC on my soundcard.

post #475 of 3283
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Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

 

Thats why im gonna get it, i dont have enough money (yet) to get good portable and desktop rig so ill use that for awhile as my desktop and portable rig (the XO2). I thought you can use it and still play music at the same time?

 

Yeah you can have the amp hooked into your computer and still be able to use it.  Even though it has a long battery life its good to know I can listen while it charges unlike the FiiO E11 which really sounds bad now compared to the C&C BH.

post #476 of 3283

Actually I can not listen to it on my main rig while charging as I got the wrong plug so I need to use the usb on my pc to charge. And then i get noise every 5 second, abit annoying but the ebay seller said he/she was going to send me the right plug soon.

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Not a big problem though as I can charge it at home where i use other amps anyway. Lately I have used it together with my preamp for my bass while playing to I can use higher impedance headphones.

 

Hope C&C release some a dac/amp i the futere or a tube amp, would be interesting as it seems like they know what they are doing with the BH atleast.

post #478 of 3283
Whats cool is that you can listen while charging directly from your soundcard using headphone out + USB. I can't wait to try this amp out from my Xonar DSX.
post #479 of 3283
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You need one of these I gather? But for your country.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330627199288?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

C&C have actually made a tube amp, you can read about it here..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/476455/c-c-tu-portable-tube-amp-review




Pretty beastie looking piece of equipment.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/7/13 at 12:20am
post #480 of 3283

That one do look really nice I must admit, why do i have to stumble upon so much I want all the time.......  Just bought the Bravo Audio Ocean and love that one.

 

And the plug in Norway is abit different, I can get it cheap at a stroe closeby but it has not been a big problem as I can charge it while I use other equipment. With the 80 hours it is really hard togo empty on battery ;)

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