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post #931 of 3412
How is the rxmk3b? What other iems do you use? I would love to hear how it pairs with the se846 and also how it compares with the hm901 amp.
post #932 of 3412
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post

How is the rxmk3b? What other iems do you use? I would love to hear how it pairs with the se846 and also how it compares with the hm901 amp.

 

Am almost exclusively using my JH13pro these days.

 

The rxMK3B is the best portable amp i've come across so far other than the TubeAmp TA-1.

Brings a very HIFi quality to the player it is paired with, elevating the sonic significantly to my ears.

It's also among the most pricey of portable amps but very worth it imo.

 

Surprisingly the HM901 stacks well even against the DX100+MK3B (low gain) combo for me.

 

However with headphones such as ATH-W30000 anv, the MK3B just makes the W3000 sings.

 

Have yet to try with the SE846 though it could be a good pairing with the balanced filter.

post #933 of 3412

well guys, took one for the team and thought I'd try a 256gb card with the 901... While readable, the 901 goes into a (seemingly endless) cycle of reboots. The card I used was a 600x Lexar 256gb formatted in Fat32. I was able to play a few songs before a reboot occurred (after waiting to see if the card would ever finish getting indexed).

 

I guess my dream of having my entire collection on the go is a dream deferred :\

post #934 of 3412
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well guys, took one for the team and thought I'd try a 256gb card with the 901... While readable, the 901 goes into a (seemingly endless) cycle of reboots. The card I used was a 600x Lexar 256gb formatted in Fat32. I was able to play a few songs before a reboot occurred (after waiting to see if the card would ever finish getting indexed).

I guess my dream of having my entire collection on the go is a dream deferred :\

How in the world did you get a 256gb 600x card??? Arent those like $500? blink.gif
post #935 of 3412
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I'm waiting for the balanced adaptor for my se846s before I can tell you how the balanced sound compares with the single ended game sound, but based on what I've heard from the re600 so far, I'm expecting balanced to be significantly better.
I'll be waiting for your impressions. Thank you.
post #936 of 3412
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Originally Posted by garetjax1 View Post

well guys, took one for the team and thought I'd try a 256gb card with the 901... While readable, the 901 goes into a (seemingly endless) cycle of reboots. The card I used was a 600x Lexar 256gb formatted in Fat32. I was able to play a few songs before a reboot occurred (after waiting to see if the card would ever finish getting indexed).

I guess my dream of having my entire collection on the go is a dream deferred :\

Why did you format it to fat32? Exfat is supported and works well on my 128GB cards.
post #937 of 3412
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Am almost exclusively using my JH13pro these days.

The rxMK3B is the best portable amp i've come across so far other than the TubeAmp TA-1.
Brings a very HIFi quality to the player it is paired with, elevating the sonic significantly to my ears.
It's also among the most pricey of portable amps but very worth it imo.

Surprisingly the HM901 stacks well even against the DX100+MK3B (low gain) combo for me.

However with headphones such as ATH-W30000 anv, the MK3B just makes the W3000 sings.

Have yet to try with the SE846 though it could be a good pairing with the balanced filter.

Which combi works better for the jh13? Interesting times, curious how your trrs balanced will perform against the alo balanced.
post #938 of 3412
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Why did you format it to fat32? Exfat is supported and works well on my 128GB cards.

Is ExFat supported!? Doh, I didn't know that... I could have sworn I read somewhere that Fat32 was only supported. Oh well, I just returned it... I'll try again here shortly...

post #939 of 3412
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Why did you format it to fat32? Exfat is supported and works well on my 128GB cards.

Do you know if there is a benefit in keeping 128gb cards in the exfat format versus formatting it in fat32? Are there downsides to formatting it into fat32? just got my sandisk 128gb and not sure which is the best format to put it in.
post #940 of 3412
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Do you know if there is a benefit in keeping 128gb cards in the exfat format versus formatting it in fat32? Are there downsides to formatting it into fat32? just got my sandisk 128gb and not sure which is the best format to put it in.

 

I noticed faster read/write times on ExFAT than FAT32 on larger cards (e.g. 64/128gb).  Also ExFAT is the default format with all SDXC cards.  Disadvantage would be it may not be compatible with older card reader designed for SDHC (probably card reader circa 2008 or earlier).

 

My general advice is if ExFAT is supported, always go with it.

post #941 of 3412
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post


Which combi works better for the jh13? Interesting times, curious how your trrs balanced will perform against the alo balanced.

 

Yet to have a trrs adaptor/connector.

 

Though am confident the MK3B would have much more power than the HM901 in driving the bigger cans.

For customs and iems, the AK120 and HM901 works more than well enough on their own. Though the JH 13 seems to perform better with extra juice.

post #942 of 3412

I'll have to say... Despite my multiple-listening of my friends' HM-901 and not finding it too impressive and what not, I went with the HM-901 anyway as my portable source. It's just too hard to satisfy with everything when you know you are using a portable setup. I'm not asking it to beat my SR-009 setup which I have just sold, but I do have pretty high standards for sound when aspects other than sound is already unsatisfactory. My unmodded T5P and Ochakaru Flat4-Kaede went the best with HM-901 comparing to RWAK100 and DX100, though I have not heard the T5P pairing with Nagra SD (which is pretty popular in China). 

 

Sound wise, HM-901 gave me the most satisfaction. iBasso's DX100 is pretty good, but its bass seems a little bit too tight. HM-901 has a smoother sound and airier feeling yet maintaining solid imaging of vocals and instruments. However, I was not totally impressed by its ability to drive high-impedance headphones, despite all the talk about its output ability. Maybe I could try the HE-500 sometime later, I had a good experience with the HE-500 pairing with my old HM-801 with balance card.

 

Problem now is with HM-901's battery life, for me. I'm wondering if I can use a portable charger or something to charge my HM-901 on-the-go. Also, UI's speediness has some room for improvement. Bugs also need to be cleared out of the way for HM-901 to become a true stand-out among some up-coming flagships and current Hi-End Portable DAPs.


Edited by ChiAki - 8/9/13 at 1:37am
post #943 of 3412
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

I noticed faster read/write times on ExFAT than FAT32 on larger cards (e.g. 64/128gb).  Also ExFAT is the default format with all SDXC cards.  Disadvantage would be it may not be compatible with older card reader designed for SDHC (probably card reader circa 2008 or earlier).

My general advice is if ExFAT is supported, always go with it.
What I found best for me ExFAT for music, FAT32 for firmware upgrade.
post #944 of 3412
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Do you know if there is a benefit in keeping 128gb cards in the exfat format versus formatting it in fat32? Are there downsides to formatting it into fat32? just got my sandisk 128gb and not sure which is the best format to put it in.

FAT I thought was limited to 32GB.
post #945 of 3412
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FAT I thought was limited to 32GB.

 

Yes, commercially, but can be reformatted. 

 

FAT32 = SDHC up to 32GB

exFAT = SDXC up to 2T

 

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital

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