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post #226 of 376
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Not in this but I did mention it in the other thread. I am still uncertain would the reduction in size mean a compromise in sound? A smaller 627 is truly welcome and the battery hour is just long enough for my trip to and from work but on the other hand the old 627 is not that much larger.
Yep, that's where I heard about it smily_headphones1.gif
post #227 of 376
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Besides, anyone compare the 627 to the Vorzamp Pure II?

Interested to know as well.. Guess that not alot of people have heard both... Im leaning towards the 627x thou unless someone can say the pure 2 is the better buy
post #228 of 376
Well Pure II is smaller and has rave reviews. That is why 627 micro seems interesting.
post #229 of 376
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Originally Posted by skyd171 View Post
 

I have the 627 and the 627x. I find myself preferring the 627x because of the massive soundstage and equality of presentation across lows mids and highs. I find the 627 to have really great mids, as previously mentioned by many. They are super smooth with high resolution and a more upfront presentation than on the 627x. There are many who pref the 627 over the 627x for this reason. However, doing an A/B test between the two, I don't think the 627x has worse mids, it's just that the presentation is not as midcentric as the 627.

 

The 627 manages to sound more realistic because of the upfront nature of the mids: as they're recessed on the gen2  the immersion isn't as intimate. But the 627x has that soundstage, so it's a different kind of immersion being achieved, which i prefer.

Cesar upgraded the potentiometer in the gen 2, and it really does sound like a big brother amp to the gen 1. After A/Bing for about 8 hours, I consistently end up switching back to the 627x for extended sessions. 

 

system:

MOG 320kbps streaming service > ifi mercury usb > ifi iUSB > ifi gemini > ifi iPurifier > ODAC >Audioquest Victoria 3.5 to RCA > ifi iTube > audioquest victoria 3.5 to RCA > 627x > headphone lounge silver occ custom cables on shure se846's.


Could I ask how the bass between the two compare?  I have a 627 and one aspect that I love about it is the (compared to my other amps) impactful, precise, strong bass it delivers.

post #230 of 376
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There is a sale currently on the 627 and 627x. There is also a 10% Christmas coupon which will bring the cost of a new 627 down to a little over 400. I am not sure if the sale is supposed to be the 10% off however after adding the sale price 627 to my cart and applying the code it was around 417 USD shipped in the US.
post #231 of 376
Saw the 627 micro case, that think is tiny, i mean slighlt larger than ipod nano 7g
post #232 of 376
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Saw the 627 micro case, that think is tiny, i mean slighlt larger than ipod nano 7g


Where did you see it?

post #233 of 376
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Where did you see it?
it is on his FB page.
post #234 of 376
Damn I saw it, it is really small !
post #235 of 376
Link to the Facebook page please smily_headphones1.gif
post #236 of 376

After you , what are the best DAP to paired with the 627x ? , thanks in advance

post #237 of 376

Very interested in the Micro but USD $60 for international shipping is way too much..


Edited by pekingduck - 2/1/14 at 6:20am
post #238 of 376
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Very interested in the Micro but USD $60 for international shipping is way too much..

yeap, this actually stopped me on my tracks lol...almost pulled the trigger a few days ago...

post #239 of 376
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Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post

yeap, this actually stopped me on my tracks lol...almost pulled the trigger a few days ago...

That's through fedex which I admit is pretty expensive. If you prefer shipping though USPS which is a little cheaper just send me an email through the website. Thanks!
post #240 of 376
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That's through fedex which I admit is pretty expensive. If you prefer shipping though USPS which is a little cheaper just send me an email through the website. Thanks!

 WOW thanks....I will definitely do that..but sadly my portaphile money is gone this month...had to buy some other stuff for the house...I will take your offer soon enough thou..thanks a bunch

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