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Just got H-200, will have to try them with the C5 at some point

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Of course.

It is a great feeling when you find a rig that does so much goodness!

 

I know... I guess it'll be a while before I take another leap of faith on an upgrade.

BTW, did you notice the significant increase in soundstage height? I did notice that there aint much improvement in the width tho.

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I know... I guess it'll be a while before I take another leap of faith on an upgrade.

BTW, did you notice the significant increase in soundstage height? I did notice that there aint much improvement in the width tho.

Hmm, I have yet to discover the height of the soundstage in that sense, but I surely know for a fact that the width of the soundstage is not very wide at all.

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Finished my review on the C5! smily_headphones1.gif
More or less, my first review lol so it'll probably not be as good as it should be.

All I can say is, I tried.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/673946/review-unboxing-jds-labs-c5-the-definition-of-neutrality

Thanks for the thoughtful and informative review. I love my C5.
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Thanks for the thoughtful and informative review. I love my C5.

It was my pleasure:)

I am really enjoying my C5 too. Great amp.
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Nice review, well done!

 

It reminded me that i had totally forgotten about the gain switch.

Does higher gain sound better on some iems?-I have er4s, i tried to compare the gain settings but it's difficult because of the whole louder sounds better thing.

 

Anyone with ER4s out there?-What setting do you find sounds best?-Or is it just simply louder and doesn't make any difference?

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Nice review, well done!

It reminded me that i had totally forgotten about the gain switch.
Does higher gain sound better on some iems?-I have er4s, i tried to compare the gain settings but it's difficult because of the whole louder sounds better thing.

Anyone with ER4s out there?-What setting do you find sounds best?-Or is it just simply louder and doesn't make any difference?

Ah, yes, thank you.

The ER4S are quite the power hungry IEMs at the requirement of 100ohms, so I'd assume they would work much better on high gain, but don't quote me on that.

Unfortunately, I do not own a pair to test it out for you, but I would suggest using the high gain function for it to get the best out of it.
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Originally Posted by musicbased View Post

Nice review, well done!

It reminded me that i had totally forgotten about the gain switch.
Does higher gain sound better on some iems?-I have er4s, i tried to compare the gain settings but it's difficult because of the whole louder sounds better thing.

Anyone with ER4s out there?-What setting do you find sounds best?-Or is it just simply louder and doesn't make any difference?

Listening to my ER4S with high gain, the bass has more impact and texture. The mids are slightly recessed and if there's a lot of layers can sound congested. With low gain - the treble, separation and soundstage is better.
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Where is the high-low gain switch? My C5 only have bass boost on-off.

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Where is the high-low gain switch? My C5 only have bass boost on-off.

It's actually part of the potentiometer. You just push it into the C5 to toggle the gain. It's pretty neat. smily_headphones1.gif
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It's actually part of the potentiometer. You just push it into the C5 to toggle the gain. It's pretty neat. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks, miceblue smile.gif

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Can anyone tell me how this would pair with my AK100?

 

Thanks

Mike


Edited by mld218 - 7/27/13 at 1:37pm
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Anyone trying to amp any version of the Q701/K701/K702/Annie with this? I find I use a headphone at home so much more if I don't need to be tethered to a desk top amp. 

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Can anyone tell me how this would pair with my AK100?

Thanks
Mike
It pairs very well with the AK100 as the C5 is very neutral and doesn't add or coloured the sound sig of AK100.
I used to own both and need the C5 to properly drive FitEar TG!334 due to AK's 22 Ohm OI. Sometimes I also plugged in Senn Momentum and the sound is pure bliss.
The only reason I sold both of them is I don't want to use any amp to properly drive my TG!334, so it's the design fault of the AK and not the C5.
Sizewise, with the AK leather case, the width is almost the same, only the C5 is much taller.
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Anyone trying to amp any version of the Q701/K701/K702/Annie with this? I find I use a headphone at home so much more if I don't need to be tethered to a desk top amp. 

 

I agree. I came here to ask the exact same question... anyone?

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