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post #1006 of 2807
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

 

 

I don't know which, if any, of these, is colored to sound a certain way.

 

I do know I enjoy listening to the E12 - it's very dynamic, and does 

have a softer high end than the C5.   

 

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Originally Posted by canikickit1 View Post


I have both the c5 and e12. I would say the c5 is noticibly brighter and more fatiguing than the e12. Overall sound is excellent.

I can listen to the e12 for longer periods of time because of the softer highs and sweet mids.

 

 

I also have both, and like both - for different reasons.

I agree with your observations about them...

 

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Yeah I agree with you there.

 

...as does miceblue

 

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

 

Just curious which phones you guys are using?

 

Mine are listed in my Community Profile.

 

(I'll save you a click and cut/paste them here:

Sony MDR-7520, AKG K702, Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (250 ohm), Sony MDR-MA900,

Sony MDR-Z1000, JVC HA-S500 (carbon nanotube), Yamaha HPH200, Audio Technica ATH M50,

Sony MDR V6, Sennheiser PX100ii)

post #1007 of 2807

i went ahead and had upgraditis and sold the C5.

 

i was using the westone 4r with the C5.

 

my new setup is the Alo audio RX MK2/Chypher Labs Algorhythm Solo/Alo Audio SXC Solo cable combo................let's just say that if the c5 is on earth, the setup i have now is many many many universes ahead.

 

but the c5 and c421 are still excellent amplifiers for the price.

post #1008 of 2807
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

i went ahead and had upgraditis and sold the C5.

 

i was using the westone 4r with the C5.

 

my new setup is the Alo audio RX MK2/Chypher Labs Algorhythm Solo/Alo Audio SXC Solo cable combo................let's just say that if the c5 is on earth, the setup i have now is many many many universes ahead.

 

but the c5 and c421 are still excellent amplifiers for the price.

 

It's funny that the ipod is so popular that they used that as the icon for their "source" input. :-P

post #1009 of 2807
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I've been using the C5 with the V-MODA M-100's (with my portable rig) and K 701 (gaming and movie-watching).

I love the k 701. I assume those are bright with the c5? I dont have a pair, but have used them and i always found them like the er4s, where they sound incredible, but a little bass light... How much flatter does the bass boost make them in the lows? Or does it technically overdo it a bit?

I think it's still too much bass for it to be neutral; a +6.5 dB gain at 80 Hz is definitely a lot. It does add some nice punch to the K 701, which lacked it, as well as sub-bass to compensate for the bass roll-off. But yes, it's brighter with the C5 compared to the O2.

post #1010 of 2807
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

 

It's funny that the ipod is so popular that they used that as the icon for their "source" input. :-P

haha yeah, its like subliminally saying ''use a ipod with this amp'' ''use a ipod with this amp'' ....but in its defense it was more or less made to be used in conjunction with the algorhythm solo which is made to use for a ipod..and using both the rx mk2 and cypher CLAS they realy do synergize together.

 

i do still feel like jds labs are one of the amp companies out there. they are offering excellent build quality, EXCELLENT sound quality, incorperating great features in their amps. and last but definitly not least excellent pricing.....which makes them a hard company to beat on the price vs sound quality spectrum.

post #1011 of 2807
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

haha yeah, its like subliminally saying ''use a ipod with this amp'' ''use a ipod with this amp'' ....but in its defense it was more or less made to be used in conjunction with the algorhythm solo which is made to use for a ipod..and using both the rx mk2 and cypher CLAS they realy do synergize together.

 

i do still feel like jds labs are one of the amp companies out there. they are offering excellent build quality, EXCELLENT sound quality, incorperating great features in their amps. and last but definitly not least excellent pricing.....which makes them a hard company to beat on the price vs sound quality spectrum.

 

Very true

post #1012 of 2807

I'm going to be flying from boston to dallas in July.  Does anyone know if I can bring my C5 on the plane with me? I would be really upset if they confiscated it at the gate or something.  I know it's just an amplifier, but would they know and allow it?  Anyone have any experience with this?

post #1013 of 2807
Thread Starter 
I've always been fine taking mine on planes. O2, C421 among others. Even a DIY cmoy.
post #1014 of 2807
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

I'm going to be flying from boston to dallas in July.  Does anyone know if I can bring my C5 on the plane with me? I would be really upset if they confiscated it at the gate or something.  I know it's just an amplifier, but would they know and allow it?  Anyone have any experience with this?

 

I've flown with C421 several times. C5 looks similar in X-Rays and will get through security fine.

 

Devices with 9V batteries are flagged, from what I've been told. It's a gamble to take O2 or a cMoyBB into an airport--especially for international flights.

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post #1015 of 2807
Thread Starter 
John, which amps do you personally use?
C421 or C5?
post #1016 of 2807
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

i went ahead and had upgraditis and sold the C5.

 

i was using the westone 4r with the C5.

 

my new setup is the Alo audio RX MK2/Chypher Labs Algorhythm Solo/Alo Audio SXC Solo cable combo................let's just say that if the c5 is on earth, the setup i have now is many many many universes ahead.

 

but the c5 and c421 are still excellent amplifiers for the price.

I'm guessing you did the appropriate tests, but were you comparing the C5 directly to the RX MKII directly (i.e. keeping the source and DAC the same)?

post #1017 of 2807
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

John, which amps do you personally use?
C421 or C5?

 

C5 all the time!

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post #1018 of 2807

I had this amp since last month and this amp just blow out my mind

how can this $200 amp sound as good as my $450 amp

and the bass boost just amazing, they gives the right amount of bass and don't mess up the music
 

post #1019 of 2807
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Originally Posted by Divine33 View Post

 

What's your $450 amp?


Apex glacier it's more transparent but the C5 bass boost just blow out my mind

post #1020 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

 

I've flown with C421 several times. C5 looks similar in X-Rays and will get through security fine.

 

Devices with 9V batteries are flagged, from what I've been told. It's a gamble to take O2 or a cMoyBB into an airport--especially for international flights.

 

Yes Agreed ! Been there done that !
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