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post #166 of 321

Are you guys trying these phones with an AMP?? Without an amp my HTF600 sounds meh! Yea it has good bass but audio is not exactly clean, bass is not detailed, soundstage is like my IEM(maybe worse lol) With just my built-in amp in Asus soundcard its lightyears better.. 
 

post #167 of 321

Yes, I amp them with a Little Dot 1+, as I listen to them at home.

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Yes, I amp them with a Little Dot 1+, as I listen to them at home.

 

How much better is the SQ with this amp?

post #169 of 321
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Nice picture, and impressions with the new cable....hearing is believi'n!


Let me help everyone out here, cuz don't understand why cute doesn't just post this up himself.  This is a direct quote from him regarding his fully re-cabled Somic MTs with the pads mods ect.

 

"$130 plus shipping, includes the Somic's HM5 or 840 pads, and the cable job.  Haven't you ever heard of Cardas wire/cable?  Double entry gets rid of that crap riding on your left shoulder.....this is a quality job and quality sound.  The wire is 23.5 gauge Cardas Litz, great bass, lusciuos mids, detailed highs, fantastic soundstage and imaging.  I have made 8 cables for my HD600 and HD580's, and the difference can be heard in each cable.  My wife can even hear the difference, and that is as blind of a test as you can get.  But women hear better......biggrin.gif"- cute

 

Not sure how much he would charge for only the re-cable though. Lets get this gotta the way once and for all so people don't have to keep asking/ wondering how much his re-cable/ pad mods will cost.


Edited by sfwalcer - 4/1/13 at 10:28pm
post #170 of 321
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Let me help everyone out here, cuz don't understand why cute doesn't just post this up himself.  This is a direct quote from him regarding his fully re-cabled Somic MTs with the pads mods ect.

 

"$130 plus shipping, includes the Somic's HM5 or 840 pads, and the cable job.  Haven't you ever heard of Cardas wire/cable?  Double entry gets rid of that crap riding on your left shoulder.....this is a quality job and quality sound.  The wire is 23.5 gauge Cardas Litz, great bass, lusciuos mids, detailed highs, fantastic soundstage and imaging.  I have made 8 cables for my HD600 and HD580's, and the difference can be heard in each cable.  My wife can even hear the difference, and that is as blind of a test as you can get.  But women hear better......biggrin.gif"- cute

 

Not sure how much he would charge for only the re-cable though. Lets get this gotta the way once and for all so people don't have to keep asking/ wondering how much his re-cable/ pad mods will cost.

 

gibosi paid $10 plus shipping both ways  biggrin.gif , you can ask him!  For sfwalcer it is $900, LMAO!  And that is the last quote I will give him!


Edited by cute - 4/2/13 at 12:45am
post #171 of 321
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How much better is the SQ with this amp?

 

I have never plugged my Somics into a phone or music player. But I assume I am getting the normal benefits of amping, that is extra power provides better dynamic range. And of course, as the Little Dot is a tube amp, the SQ depends significantly on the tubes. The stock tubes provided with the Little Dot were not so good. But with the tubes I am using now, the SQ is excellent. biggrin.gif

 

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gibosi paid $10 plus shipping both ways  biggrin.gif , you can ask him!  For sfwalcer it is $900, LMAO!  And that is the last quote I will give him!

 

Yes. Cute offered to rewire my Somics for only $10. How could I pass on that? I ordered the Hifiman pads directly form Hifiman for $16 shipped. So my total cost: $16 for the pads, $10 for the recabling and about $18 shipping both ways, or about $44.

post #172 of 321
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Edited by Beocord - 10/27/13 at 2:57am
post #173 of 321

You forgot to add IMO.......

post #174 of 321
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You forgot to add IMO.......

 

It's implied.  wink.gif

post #175 of 321
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gibosi paid $10 plus shipping both ways  biggrin.gif , you can ask him!  For sfwalcer it is $900, LMAO!  And that is the last quote I will give him!

 

I'm surprised that you would give that rat-alter-ego of mine ANY quote at all! beerchug.gif

post #176 of 321

gibosi is a nice guy.......master troll's need to pay initiaion to join club!  jealous troll!

post #177 of 321
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gibosi is a nice guy.......master troll's need to pay initiaion to join club!  jealous troll!


^ Who you want gone cute, i am on to it!!! happy_face1.gif

 

 

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............ real jealous. rolleyes.gif hoho

 

post #178 of 321
@Beocord
 
I agree with you, they're good but nothing special. I paid $30 more for my Takstar Pro80 and find them better (to my ears/taste) in every way. The Pro80's are definitely worth the extra cash.
post #179 of 321
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@Beocord
 
I agree with you, they're good but nothing special. I paid $30 more for my Takstar Pro80 and find them better (to my ears/taste) in every way. The Pro80's are definitely worth the extra cash.

 

Did you do the pads (HM5 or 840) and dampening material mods when trying them?

post #180 of 321
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Did you do the pads (HM5 or 840) and dampening material mods when trying them?

Yes, I've tried HM5, 840, DT770 and Hifiman leather and velour pads in addition to internal damping.

 

Don't get me wrong. I don't think they're bad and at the pricepoint they're good but I don't find them to be something special. For just a little more you can get the Takstar Pro80, Fostex t50rp and M-audio Q40 just to mention a few that I own and think is superior to the Efi-82MT. To me they don't have any particulary strong area, just decent all over. 

 

But as always this is my impression in my system with my preferences.

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